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UEFA Europa League Match Schedule and TV Guide


Suffering from a UEFA Champions League hangover?  There is the UEFA Europa League today to fill that soccer void your feeling today. For those unfamiliar with the UEFA Europa League, it’s set up is similar to Champions League. There is group play before the knock out phase.

The best way for an American to understand the two tournaments is to compare it to men’s college basketball. Think of the Europa League as the NIT tournament and the Champions League as the NCAA National Championship Tournament. At one point, loses from the Champions League shift over to the Europa League tournament.

There are still notable teams and games worth watching in the tournament. Wigan Athletic, Swansea City, and Tottenham Spurs are all clubs you’ll recognize from the English Premier Leage. Wigan Athletic was relegated from the league this summer, but they won the FA Cup.

Time Home Away Stage TV/Live Stream Venue
3:05 ET Swansea City v Kuban Krasnodar Group A Liberty Stadium
3:05 ET Valencia v St Gallen Group A Mestalla
3:05 ET Chornomorets v Ludogorets Razgrad Group B Tsentralnyi Stadium
3:05 ET Dinamo Zagreb v PSV Eindhoven Group B   Maksimir Stadium
3:05 ET Elfsborg v Esbjerg Group C Boras Arena
3:05 ET SV Salzburg v Standard Liege Group C   Red Bull Arena
3:05 ET Wigan Athletic v FK Rubin Kazan Group D The DW Stadium
3:05 ET Zulte-Waregem v NK Maribor Group D   Jan Breydel Stadium
3:05 ET Fiorentina v Pandurii Targu-Jiu Group E   Artemio Franchi
3:05 ET Paços de Ferreira v Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Group E Estadio da Mata Real
3:05 ET Bordeaux v Apoel Nicosia Group F   Chaban-Delmas
3:05 ET Eintracht Frankfurt v Maccabi Tel-Aviv Group F   Commerzbank Arena
1:00 ET Dynamo Kiev v FC Thun Group G   NSC Olimpiyskiy
1:00 ET Racing Genk v Rapid Vienna Group G   Cristal Arena
1:00 ET Liberec v Sevilla FC Group H U Nisy Stadium
1:00 ET SC Freiburg v Estoril Group H MAGE SOLAR Stadion
1:00 ET Lyon v Rijeka Group I Municipal De Gerland
1:00 ET Real Betis v Guimaraes Group I Benito Villamarin
1:00 ET Apollon Limassol v Lazio Group J   Tsirion Stadium
1:00 ET Trabzonspor v Legia Warsaw Group J H. Avni Aker Stadium
12:00 ET Anzhi Makhachkala v Tromso Group K   Saturn Stadium
1:00 ET Sheriff Tiraspol v Tottenham Hotspur Group K Sheriff Stadium
12:00 ET Shakhter Karagandy v AZ Alkmaar Group L   Astana Arena
1:00 ET PAOK Salonika v Maccabi Haifa Group L   Toumbas Stadium

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