The Europa League has returned. The second-tier European competition is back for its 11th season since rebranding, with 48 teams vying for the trophy.
English teams Manchester United and Wolves have made it into the last 16, alongside Scottish side Rangers. Among the other high-profile teams left in the competition are Sevilla, Roma and Inter Milan.
Chelsea, the holders, are currently in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
However, it's unclear what the future holds for this season's Europa League after the competition was suspended due to the coronavirus. Depending on how long the outbreak lasts, it might not be possible to play the rest of the fixtures.
Where can you watch the games in the UK?
BT Sport has the exclusive rights to all 207 Europa League matches, so it’s the only place to watch the competition.
You can gain access to BT Sport whether you’re planning on getting broadband too or not.
The cheapest combined package is currently £34.99 a month for 24 months, increasing to £42.99 thereafter.
This includes line rental and access to all four BT Sport channels on BT TV, as well as a year’s free Amazon Prime subscription. Do note that this includes a one-off setup fee of £59.99.
If you want access to BT Sport via your existing Sky box, you can easily do so by updating your viewing card.
BT Sport is also now offering Monthly Passes, considered to be a direct competitor to Now TV.
For £25 a month, you can now get unlimited access to BT Sport contract-free, including the 4K-enabled BT Sport Ultimate. The flexibility across devices remains, as it can be used on all the Smart TVs, consoles, tablets and phones that are available to paid subscribers. See all the details here.
Europa League fixture list
The Champions League has been postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak. That meant half of the last-16 second legs couldn't be played, while it's unclear what will happen to the rest of the tournament. Here are the ties yet to be completed.
- Man Utd vs LASK (Agg 5-0)
- Wolves vs Olympiakos (Agg 1-1)
- Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers (Agg 3-1)
- Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg (Agg 2-1)
- Basel vs Frankfurt (Agg 3-0)
- FC Copenhagen vs İstanbul Başakşehir (Agg 0-1)
The first legs of the following ties are yet to be played:
- Getafe vs Inter Milan
- Roma vs Sevilla
How to watch the Europa League abroad
If you’re a British viewer going abroad and want to watch using your existing package, you can use a VPN. This will mean you can still appear as if you're in the UK and retain access to all the location-restricted content.
What about if I don’t want to pay?
Unfortunately, there are not many options available if you want to watch the Champions League for free.
Since ITV lost its broadcasting rights, there is no coverage on free-to-air television. However, BT Sport now offers the chance to watch on a pay-as-you-go basis, like Sky Sports does with Now TV. For £25 a month you can get the BT Sport Monthly Pass.
BT has also reiterated its commitment to make as much of its coverage available to as many people as possible. Clips are regularly shared across the BT Sport social media accounts, with highlights available on YouTube minutes after the final whistle.
The final will also be live streamed to the same channel.