The teams are decided, the draw has been made, and the Europa League is ready to kick off. You can get Europa League tickets here at StubHub. The 2017-18 of Europe's second-most important tournament involves some of Europe's best and most famous clubs, including Arsenal, Lyon, AC Milan and Lazio. Last year's winners are Manchester United who are playing in the the Champions League this year, will there be another English Champion, or will we see one of Europe's minnows like Swedish team Ostersund surprise everyone. Find out yourself with Europa League tickets.
The Europa League draw took place on 25 August and there are some interesting matchups, including a 'group of death' involving Atalanta, Lyon and Everton. Here are the groups for the 2017-18 Europa League.
The Europa League Final will take place at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais on Wednesday, 16 May 2018. Home to Lyon, the stadium opened on 9 January 2016 and has a capacity of 59,186. Last year saw Man Utd defeat Ajax 2-0 in a competitive match at the Friends Arena in Solna, will the 2018 final spring any surprises? Find out with Europa League tickets, or if you want even more European football get your hands on Champions League tickets as well!
For much of the Europa League's history, the tournament remained in the shadow of the Champions League, which in many ways is understandible, considering the Champions League featured giants such as Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, while the Europa League featured teams such as Sevilla and Inter Milan. Of course, if you've been keeping up with European football, you may already know that the tournament took it's own level of importance, especially in regards to Champions League qualification! As Liverpool's Europa League campaign last year can prove, there's a lot of prestige now placed on the Champions League's little brother! Even current Manchester United manager Mourinho said of the tournament that its much more grueling and difficult a campaign, especially in comparison to the Champions League. Of course, the biggest change is that the winner of the Europa League now has an automatic qualification for the Champions League, and while the prize money doesn't quite match that of the Champions League, the desire to win is certainly higher for every competing team.