For more from Jamie Spencer, follow him on Twitter and Facebook! The 2020–21 UEFA Europa League group stage began on 22 October 2020 and will end on 10 December 2020. Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has experience of winning this competition with Porto and Manchester United in 2003 and 2017 respectively. A total of 48 teams compete in the group stage to decide 24 of the 32 places in the knockout phase of the 2020–21 UEFA Europa League.[1][2]. Source: https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/0261-106341da6bb8-749195e9c76b-1000--europa-league-group-stage-draw-all-you-need-to-know/?iv=true, "Regulations of the UEFA Europa League, 2020/21", "Temporary suspension of UEFA matches in Armenia and Azerbaijan", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2020–21_UEFA_Europa_League_group_stage&oldid=984756329, Pages using sports table with possibly ignored parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss), and if tied on points, the following tiebreaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Articles 16.01):[5]. Times are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses). © 2020 Minute Media - All rights reserved. There were scheduling restrictions: for example, teams from the same city (e.g. 22 October 2020 – 26 May 2021: Teams: Competition proper: 48+8 Total: 158+55 (from 55 associations) ← 2019–20. 2020-21 UEFA Champions League: Full list of qualified teams for group stage ahead of Thursday's draw The 32 teams will learn their path in the group stage on Thursday Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams; Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams; If more than two teams are tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams are still tied, all head-to-head criteria above are reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams; Disciplinary points (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points); This page was last edited on 21 October 2020, at 22:26. Antwerp, Granada, Leicester City, Omonia and Sivasspor made their debut appearances in the group stage. Founded in 1992, the UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious continental club tournament in Europe, replacing the old European Cup.

The group stage fixtures were confirmed on 2 October 2020. The 48 competing clubs have been divided into the usual 12 groups of four, with seedings determined by their UEFA ranking and country protection in use as per the norm for this stage of the competition.

The 2020-21 Europa League final will take place on Wednesday May 26, 2021 . Group A: Roma, Young Boys, Cluj, CSKA Sofia, Group B: Arsenal, Rapid Vienna, Molde, Dundalk, Group C: Bayer Leverkusen, Slavia Prague, Hapoel Beer-Sheva, Nice, Group D: Benfica, Standard Liege, Rangers, Lech Poznan, Group E: PSV Eindhoven, PAOK, Granada, Omonia, Group F: Napoli, Real Sociedad, AZ Alkmaar, HNK Rijeka, Group G: Braga, Leicester, AEK Athens, Zorya Luhansk, Group H: Celtic, Sparta Prague, AC Milan, Lille, Group I: Villarreal, Qarabag, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Sivasspor, Group J: Tottenham, Ludogorets, LASK, Antwerp, Group K: CSKA Moscow, Dinamo Zagreb, Feyenoord, Wolfsberger, Group L: Gent, Red Star Belgrade, Hoffenheim, Slovan Liberec.

This time, his Spurs team faces Ludogorets, LASK and Antwerp. The draw for the group stage was held on 2 October 2020, 13:00 CEST, at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland. [3], In the case of associations with two or more representatives, clubs may be paired so that they play with different kick-off times (18.55 CET and 21:00 CET) for the benefit of TV audiences. The draw for the 2020/21 Europa League group stage draw has been made at UEFA HQ in Nyon, Switzerland. The draw for the 2020/21 Europa League group stage draw has been made at UEFA HQ in Nyon, Switzerland. When & where will the Europa League 2020-21 final be played? The group stage will begin on Thursday 22 October and conclude on Thursday 10 December, with the schedule as follows: The 2021 final will be held on Wednesday 26 May at the Stadion Energa Gdansk in Gdansk on Poland’s Baltic north coast, which was supposed to host the 2020 final until arrangements were changed amid the coronavirus pandemic. First match(es) will be played on 22 October 2020. 2021–22 → The 2020–21 UEFA Europa League is the 50th season of Europe's secondary club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 12th season since it was renamed from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League. The group winners and runners-up advance to the round of 32, where they are joined by the eight third-placed teams of the Champions League group stage. If a paired club is drawn, for example, in groups A, B, C, D, E or F the other paired club – once drawn – will automatically be assigned to the first available group of G, H, I, J, K or L.The following pairings were announced by UEFA after the group stage teams were confirmed:[4], On each matchday, one set of six groups play their matches at 18:55 CET/CEST, while the other set of six groups play their matches at 21:00 CET/CEST, with the two sets of groups alternating between each matchday. Celtic & Rangers, Arsenal & Tottenham Hotspur, Sparta Prague & Slavia Prague) in general were not scheduled to play at home on the same matchday (to avoid them playing at home on the same day, due to logistics and crowd control), and teams from "winter countries" (e.g. Europa League 2020/2021: Latest news, Fixtures & Results, Tables, Teams, Top Scorer. [7] The matchdays are 22 October, 29 October, 5 November, 26 November, 3 December, and 10 December 2020. They include: In each group, teams play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The competition runs from September to May, and in the group stage teams feature in a group of four and play each other home and away, with the top two progressing to the knockout stage. Steven Gerrard’s Rangers, meanwhile, have been matched with Benfica, Standard Liege and Lech Poznan. AC Milan and Celtic is a high profile draw in a group alongside Sparta Prague and Lille. Below are the participating teams (with their 2020 UEFA club coefficients),[6] grouped by their seeding pot. Note: Positions for scheduling do not use the seeding pots, e.g.

The match is expected to kick off at 8pm BST (3pm ET). On their first return to European competition since reaching the Champions League quarter finals in 2016/17, Leicester will face 2011 finalists Braga, AEK Athens and Zorya Luhansk. Russia) were not scheduled to play at home on the last matchday (due to cold weather). The fixtures were decided after the draw, using a computer draw not shown to public, with the following match sequence (Regulations Article 15.02):[5]. The scheduled kickoff times are 18:55 and 21:00 CET/CEST. A place in the 2021/22 Champions League is on offer for the overall winners. Team 1 is not necessarily the team from Pot 1 in the draw. They have been placed in a favourable group with Rapid Vienna, Molde and Dundalk.