It may have started a year ago, but the 2019/20 Europa League is still going strong. Not because it’s an incredibly long competition, but the circumstances are a such that we’ve had to wait a little bit longer for European football this time around.
An eventful, goal-laden round of 16 is now behind us, with eight sides left to battle it out for a major trophy on the continental stage.
The Europa League quarter-finals will be played at four venues across Germany. They are: Schalke’s Arena AufSchalke, Koln’s Rhein Energie Stadion, the MSV-Arena in Duisburg and the Merkur Spiel-Arena in Dusseldorf.
Originally, Gdansk in Poland was due to host the 2020 final, but that will now be changed to Koln’s RheinEnergieStadion, with next season’s final to be played in Gdansk instead.
The draw has already been made for the quarter-finals, with conflicting results for both Premier League sides involved.
Wolves reached this stage with a 2-1 aggregate victory over Olympiakos, meanwhile Manchester United brushed aside LASK with a thumping 7-1 aggregate triumph.
Quarter-final fixtures are:
-Monday 10 August: Manchester United vs Copenhagen – RheinEnergieStadion
-Monday 10 August: Inter vs Bayer Leverkusen – Dusseldorf Arena
-Tuesday 11 August: Shakhtar Donetsk vs Basel – Arena AufSchalke
-Tuesday 11 August: Wolves vs Sevilla – MSV Arena
Semi-final dates and venues:
Sunday 16 August: Wolves / Sevilla vs Manchester United / Copenhagen – Stadion Koln
Monday 17 August: Inter / Leverkusen vs Shakhtar Donetsk / Basel – Dusseldorf Arena
Final date and venue:
Friday 21 August: Winner of first semi-final vs Winner of second semi-final – Stadion Koln