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Europa League.
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The UEFA Europa League started with 48 teams in 12 groups of four teams each.

There will be six Matchdays as the teams play each other home and away in the Group Stage.

Matchday 1 has already played. Remaining group dates are:

Matchday 2 - 2nd October 2014. 

Matchday 3 - 23rd October 2014. 

Matchday 4 - 6th November 2014.

Matchday 5 - 27th November 2014. 

Matchday 6 - 11th December 2014.

Two sides qualify from each Group, total 24. The competition then becomes a knock-out format on a two-leg, home and away basis up to the single match Final. They are joined by 8 teams who finished third in their groups in the Champions League.

In the last 32, Group winners and the four third-placed sides from the Champions League with the best records are seeded, guaranteeing they will play the second leg at home. Teams from the same Group or the same association cannot be drawn together. From the Round of 16 onwards, the draw is free.

The draw for the Round of 32 and Round of 16 will take place on 15th December 2014. The draw for the Quarter Finals will take place on 20th March 2015. The draw for the Semi Finals will take place on 24th April 2015.

The Quarter Finals will take place on 16th and 23rd April 2015.

The Semi Finals will take place on 7th and 14th May 2015.

The Final takes place in the National Stadium, Warsaw, on 27th May 2015.

Matchday 2 Group Stage games on Thursday are as follows. All kick off times are local time:

 

GROUP H.

FK Krasnodar  V  Everton. Kick off 18.00.

VfL Wolfsburg  V  Lille OSC. 19.00.

Standings: 1st. Everton.  2nd. Lille OSC.  3rd. FK Krasnodar.  4th. VfL Wolfsburg.

 

GROUP A.

Villarreal CF  V  Apollon Limassol FC. 21.05.  

FC Zurich  V  VfL Borussia Monchengladbach. 21.05. 

Standings: 1st. Apollon Limassol FC.  2nd. VfL Borussia Monchengladbach.  3rd. Villarreal CF.  4th. FC Zurich.

 

GROUP B.

HJK Helsinki   V  Club Brugge KV. 21.05.

Torino FC  V  FC København. 21.05. 

Standings: 1st. FC København.  2nd. Club Brugge KV.  3rd.Torino FC.   4th. HJK Helsinki.

 

GROUP C.

Asteras Tripolis  V  FK Partizan. 21.05.  

Tottenham Hotspur  V  Beşiktaş JK. 21.05.  

Standings:  1st. Asteras Tripolis.  2nd. Beşiktaş JK.  3rd. FK Partizan.  4th. Tottenham Hotspur.

 

GROUP D.

FC Astra Giurgiu  V  FC Salzburg. 21.05.

Celtic  V  GNK Dinamo Zagreb. 21.05.  

Standings: 1st. GNK Dinamo Zagreb.  2nd. Celtic.  3rd. FC Salzburg.  4th. FC Astra Giurgiu.  

 

GROUP E.

FC Dinamo Moskva  V  PSV Eindhoven. 17.00.

Estoril Praia  V  Panathinaikos FC. 21.05.

Standings: 1st. FC Dinamo Moskva.  2nd.PSV Eindhoven.  3rd.Estoril Praia.  4th.Panathinaikos FC.  

 

GROUP F.

AS Saint-Étienne  V  FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. 21.05.  

FC Internazionale Milano  V  Qarabağ FK. 21.05.  

Standings: 1st.FC Internazionale Milano.  2nd. AS Saint-Étienne.  3rd. Qarabağ FK.  4th. FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.

 

GROUP G.

Feyernoord  V  Royal Standard de Liège. 19.00.

HNK Rijeka  V  Sevilla FC. 19.00.  

Standings: 1st. Royal Standard de Liège.  2nd.Sevilla FC.  3rd.Feyenoord.  4th.HNK Rijeka.

 

GROUP I.

AC Sparta Praha  V  BSC Young Boys. 19.00.

ŠK Slovan Bratislava   V  SSC Napoli. 19.00.  

Standings: 1st.BSC Young Boys.  2nd.SSC Napoli.  3rd.AC Praha.  4th. ŠK Slovan Bratislava. 

 

GROUP J.

Aalborg BK  V  Rio Ave FC. 19.00. 

FC Dynamo Kyiv  V  FC Steaua Bucureşti. 19.00. 

Standings:  1st.FC Dynamo Kyiv.  2nd. FC Steaua Bucureşti. 3rd.Aalborg BK.  4th.Rio Ave FC.

 

GROUP K.

EA Guingamp  V  PAOK FC. 19.00.

FC Dinamo Minsk  V  ACF Fiorentina. 19.00.  

Standings: 1st,ACF Fiorentina.  2nd.PAOK FC.  3rd.EA Guingamp.  4th.FC Dinamo Minsk.

 

GROUP L.

KSC Lokeren OV  V  FC Metalist Kharkiv. 19.00.  

Trabsonspor AŞ  V  Legia Warszawa. 19.00.  

Standings: 1st.Legia Warszawa.  2nd. Trabsonspor AŞ.  3rd.FC Metalist Kharkiv.  4th.KSC Lokeren OV.

 

 

What do you think? What are our chances to get through that lot? Comment below.

 

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Comments about Europa League.
 
3
Get the right draw and stay clear of injuries and we'll piss it.
Macca, Huyton, 3:23 PM 1/10/2014
 
2
I know it's a boring stance,but,let's just take it one game at a time.Once we are out of the group stage we'll only be able to play one half of the remaining draw,which will be almost literally a lottery. When I see those fixtures I'll think about again.
Win, Stafford, 1:06 PM 1/10/2014
 
1
Some big names in there. I put our chances at about 20 to 1 against.
Paul, Warrington, 11:54 AM 1/10/2014
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