UEFA.com will provide updates on social media and in our MatchCentres during all of this season’s UEFA Europa League games, with highlights to follow from 00:00CET on every matchnight.

Matchday one: 14 September

  • Arsenal return to competition for first time since their 2000 UEFA Cup final loss to Galatasaray
  • AC Milan kick off looking to win the sole major UEFA trophy that still eludes them
  • Vardar, conquerors of Fenerbahçe in qualifying, are the first Macedonian side in a major group stage
  • Atalanta return to Europe after 26-year absence to take on Everton – yet to avoid defeat in three games in Italy
  • 29 nations represented in group stage; longest matchday one journey – Astana to Villarreal: 5,500km


AC Milan kick off at Austria Wien©Getty Images

Early games (kick-off 19:00CET, click fixture for full background)
Group A: Villarreal v Astana, Slavia Praha v Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Group B: Dynamo Kyiv v Skënderbeu, Young Boys v Partizan
Group C: Hoffenheim v Braga, İstanbul Başakşehir v Ludogorets
Group D: Austria Wien v AC Milan, Rijeka v AEK Athens
Group E: Atalanta v Everton, Apollon Limassol v Lyon
Group F: København v Lokomotiv Moskva, Zlín v Sheriff

Later games (kick-off 21:05CET, click fixture for full background)
Group G: FCSB v Plzeň, Hapoel Beer-Sheva v Lugano
Group H: Arsenal v Köln, Crvena zvezda v BATE Borisov
Group I: Marseille v Konyaspor, Vitória Guimarães v Salzburg
Group J: Hertha Berlin v Athletic, Zorya Luhansk v Östersund
Group K: Vitesse v Lazio, Zulte Waregem v Nice
Group L: Vardar v Zenit, Real Sociedad v Rosenborg

Matchday two: 28 September
Matchday three: 19 October
Matchday four: 2 November
Matchday five: 23 November
Matchday six: 7 December

Round of 32 draw: 11 December

Final: Stade de Lyon, 16 May 2018


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