The UEFA Europa League is an annual men's association football club competition, one level below the top UEFA Champions League level.
In the competition, previously called the UEFA Cup, 48 clubs qualify - based on their performance in their domestic leagues and cup competitions. DW Sports follows all the German teams in action in the competition, and the latter tournament stages in full: our latest content is collated on this page.
Borussia Mönchengladbach seemed destined for the last eight of the Europa League when Mahmoud Dahoud gave them a 2-0 lead on the night. But Schalke produced a fine comeback, albeit with a chunk of luck, to progress.
Borussia Mönchengladbach brought their fine Europa League form to the Bundesliga, but their victory over Ingolstadt was not without controversy. In the late game, Hoffenheim scored late to deny Schalke.
Dieter Hecking’s side produce a sensational comeback in Italy to beat Fiorentina 4-3 on aggregate after being 3-0 down. Lars Stindl was the hero with a superb hat trick that sends the Bundesliga side through.
Schalke’s display in Thessaloniki last week did the damage as they eased through with a 1-1 draw, 4-1 on aggregate. Schalke were not tested by a PAOK side that lacked the quality to make an impact over the two legs.
There were mixed fortunes for the two German sides remaining in the Europa League. A Federico Bernardeschi free-kick condemned Gladbach to a home defeat against Fiorentina while Schalke cruised to a 3-0 win over PAOK.