How to watch 2021/22 Europa League live online: Australian TV guide

Once again there are some European heavyweights contesting this season's Europa League. Here's how to catch all of the action.

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The UEFA Europa League (UEL) is a European football competition contested by teams from all different associations across the continent. It is the second-tier tournament of European football behind the UEFA Champions League. Previously known as the UEFA Cup, it was renamed the UEFA Europa League in 2009.

While there's prize money and silverware on the line, the biggest reward is that the winner automatically qualifies for the next edition of the UEFA Champions League. Spanish side Villarreal took out the competition for the first time last year, beating Manchester United on penalties in the final.

How to watch every 2021/22 Europa League match in Australia

Previously held by Optus Sport, the rights to the UEFA Europa League and Champions League have been picked up by Stan Sport for the next 3 years. Optus still has the rights to the English Premier League and the 2023 Women's World Cup. You can also access a number of top European leagues via Kayo Sports and beIN SPORTS CONNECT.

How to watch Europa League on Stan Sport

Firstly if you want access to Stan Sport, you need to have a valid Stan subscription. Subscriptions to Stan Sport start from $10 per month, with regular Stan memberships setting you back between $10 and $19. That means the true cost of Stan Sport is $20–29 per month. It is a minimum of $24 per month if you want to watch sport in HD.

Stan has a 30-day free trial and there is a 7-day free trial for Stan Sport. We have a full guide to Stan Sport for you here.

When is the Europa League?

Qualifying matches commenced in August 2021 for the new competition. The group stage is held from September through to December. The knockout rounds are then scheduled for February 2022 with home and away ties through to the final in May.

When is the Europa League final?

The final will take place on 19 May 2022 AEST at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville, Spain. It is the home of Sevilla FC, a club that has claimed the Europa League no less than 6 times since 2006.

What is the Europa League match day schedule (Australian Eastern Time)?

  • Group stage: 16 September to 9 December
  • Round of 32: 17–24 February
  • Round of 16: 10–17 March
  • Quarter-finals: 7–14 April
  • Semi-finals: 28 April to 5 May
  • Final: 19 May

Next Europa League match day games

Date Match Time (AEST)
16 September Spartak Moscow vs Legia Warsaw 12:30 AM
17 September Leverkusen vs Ferencváros 2:45 AM
17 September Galatasaray vs Lazio 2:45 AM
17 September Midtjylland vs Ludogorets 2:45 AM
17 September Lokomotiv Moscow vs Marseille 2:45 AM
17 September Rapid Wien vs Genk 2:45 AM
17 September Dinamo Zagreb vs West Ham 2:45 AM
17 September Real Betis vs Celtic 2:45 AM
17 September Crvena zvezda vs Braga 2:45 AM
17 September Monaco vs SK Sturm Graz 5:00 AM
17 September Olympiacos vs Antwerp 5:00 AM
17 September Rangers vs Lyon 5:00 AM
17 September PSV vs Real Sociedad 5:00 AM
17 September Brøndby vs Sparta Prague 5:00 AM
17 September Leicester City vs Napoli 5:00 AM
17 September Eintracht Frankfurt vs Fenerbahçe 5:00 AM

How to watch Europa League teams in other competitions

To watch matches of the non-English teams from the Europa League in their domestic leagues, including Sevilla, AS Roma, Lazio and Wolfsburg, you will need a subscription to either Kayo Sports or beIN SPORTS CONNECT. Of the 2 Kayo has more content with over 50 sports. You can also catch delayed Premier League matches for Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal on either Kayo or beIN SPORTS.

Kayo has some cool special features too, like SplitView where you can watch 4 games simultaneously or Kayo Minis, which are special condensed versions of games to help you catch up. Kayo has a 14-day free trial for new users.

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Europa League tournament format

The Europa League is an almost identical format to the Champions League, especially as we get to the group stages. Overall there are 128 teams that take part in the tournament.

Action and interest starts to pick up at the group stage which is comprised of 48 clubs. Teams are split into 12 groups of 4 and restrictions ensure clubs from the same country are separated. Again, like the Champions League a home-and-away round robin format is used.

The winners and runners-up of each group advance to the knockout stage where things get spicy. At this point the 8 teams who finished third in their group from the Champions League are introduced. Atlético Madrid are the last club to win the title after being eliminated from the Champions League.

It's also here where the format gets messy. To explain simply, the 12 group winners and 12 runners-up from the Europa League group stage are paired with the 8 third-placed teams from the Champions League groups to make the round of 32. A random draw is then held and teams play over 2 legs on a home-and-away basis, until the final which is 1 match at a neutral venue.

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