It may be Europe’s secondary club competition but the Europa League delivered a host of exciting matches last season and the excitement grows for the 2022/23 campaign.
Eintracht Frankfurt are the defending champions but they won’t be able to compete for their crown for the time being, gaining qualification to the Champions League as their reward for winning Europa League. But there are a few big names already confirmed. The group stage will have the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Real Sociedad, Real Betis, Lazio, Feyenoord and Europa Conference League winners Roma involved, though who will join them remains to be seen.
While the Champions League and Europa Conference League have already started their qualifying rounds, we await for the first Europa League draw, with the third qualifying round set to be decided on 18 July 2022 – after the drop downs from the Champions League have been confirmed.
But how will the Europa League play out in the 2022/23 campaign?
Europa League 22/23 schedule
Third qualifying round: 4 & 11 August 2022
Play-offs: 18 & 25 August 2022
Group stage matchday 1: 8 September 2022
Group stage matchday 2: 15 September 2022
Group stage matchday 3: 6 October 2022
Group stage matchday 4: 13 October 2022
Group stage matchday 5: 27 October 2022
Group stage matchday 6: 3 November 2022
Knockout round play-offs: 16 & 23 February
Round of 16: 9 & 16 March 2023
Quarter-finals: 13 & 20 April 2023
Semi-finals: 11 & 18 May 2023
Final: 31 May 2023
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Who are the favourites to win the Europa League 22/23?
Come back later in the summer to find odds on who will win the 2022/23 Europa Conference League.