Europa League

Europa League: 2019-20 Second Qualifying Round (Part 1)

The Europa League second qualifying round draw was held last month, despite only knowing 27 of the 91 participants. The second qualifying round is the first round that will feature losing clubs from the preliminary and first qualifying round of Champions League – the “Champions Path” – with 47 winners from Europa League’s first qualifying …

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Europa League: 2019-20 First Qualifying Round Draw (Part 3)

In our third and final look at the first qualifying round draw for Europa League (Part 1 and Part 2 are at those links), we take a look at the final 15 matches to round out the 94-club first qualifying round. Leg one will be played on 9 or 11 July at the club listed …

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Europa League: 2019-20 First Qualifying Round Draw (Part 2)

With so many clubs playing in the first qualifying round of Europa League – 94 clubs in all, so 47 different matchups, we’ve split our brief preview into three parts. Click here for Part 1. The link to Part 3 will be at the bottom. The draw is presented in the match order, and with …

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Europa League: 2019-20 First Qualifying Round Draw (Part 1)

Like the Champions League, the first qualifying round of Europa League held its draw on Tuesday morning. Unlike Champions League, however, Europa League has more than twice as many clubs participating in the round (94 vs 32 in UCL), which precludes me from writing as much as I did on the much smaller Champions League …

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Europa League: 2019-2020 Preliminary Round Draw

It seems like it was only a few weeks ago that we crowned Chelsea as the winner of the 2018-19 Europa League. And just like that, as most leagues across Europe have completed their competitions and have turned their focus to improving their clubs for next season, the smallest clubs of Europe will be kicking …

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“English Affair” Part One: The Europa League Final 2019

For the first time in UEFA history, the same country has provided all four finalist to European competition. While it took some miraculous victories over in the Champions League for that to happen, it was a little easier in Europa League, with Chelsea playing the role of favorite for nearly the entirety of the tournament and Arsenal not far …

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