The Europe League returns this Thursday with a new edition in which the The level and competitiveness are very high. Teams like Liverpool, Olympique de Marseille or West Ham (recent Conference League champions) will star in unforgettable games. Betis j Villarreal It is the Spanish teams that will represent us in European competition. Pellegrinis, in Group C, travel to Glasgow to face Rangers this Thursday at 9pm. For its part, the Group F team coached by Pacheta travels to Athens to face Panathinaikos at 6:45 p.m. This first day will bring us other interesting games at 9:00 p.m., such as Ajax-Olympique de Marseille or West Ham against the Serbian TSC.
More complicated groups and teams with more options
Group E is led by a giant from Europe: the Liverpool. A team that To reach the round of 16, they have to play against Austria’s Lask, Belgium’s Union Saint-Gilloise and Toulouse. Seemingly easy games for whoever is the big favorite to win the title. It’s a competition that He hadn’t competed in eight years, in the 2015/16 edition after finishing sixth in the Premier League. In this case, Klopp’s team finished fifth last year behind Newcastle, who entered the Champions League.
As for the groups with Spanish representation, Betis in Group C shouldn’t have much trouble moving into the stage as they have to compete against the classics Glasgow Rangers, Sparta Prague and Aris Limmassol. He Villarreal in turn, will have Rennes as its main rival forms Group F together with Maccabi Haifa and Panathinaikos.
West Ham stands out in Group A which will be its main competitor Olympiacos, while the Group Bled by two European champions: Olympique de Marseille and Ajax. Both will contest the star duel of the first day this evening.
As for the other groups, Atalanta leads Group D and will have as Main enemy of Sporting de Portugal. The Austrian Sturm Graz and the Polish Rakow Czestochowa complete the table. Group G is led by Mourinho’s AS Roma, who will compete against Slavia Prague, the Sheriff from Moldova and the Swiss Servette. Just as popular as him Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen in the H against Qarabag, Molde and the Swedish hack.
Important data and operation
The The group stage will take place from this Thursday, September 21st to December 14th. The teams in each group play against each other at home and away. The group winners advance to the round of 16, which will be played on March 7th and 14th.
The second place in the group has to go through the play-off qualification There they will face the third-placed team in the Champions League for a place in the round of 16. The third-placed teams move into the play-offs of the Conference League, where they meet the runners-up in the group in the said competition. The The play-off round will take place on February 15 and 22, 2024.
Come on The quarter-finals of the Europa League will take place on April 11th and 18th read Semi-finals on May 2nd and 9th and to know the winner of this edition we will have to wait May 22nd at the Dublin Arena in Ireland.