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.
Peter Stöger was always a risky choice for Borussia Dortmund. But the manner of their Europa League defeat to Red Bull Salzburg should convince the club’s hierarchy that he's not the answer, writes DW’s Michael Da Silva.
Borussia Dortmund’s dismal season in Europe finally came to an end when they were put out of their misery by Austrian side RB Salzburg. Dortmund had Roman Bürki to thank for avoiding an even more humiliating exit.
RB Leipzig have reached the last eight of the Europa League after a 1-1 draw with Zenit in St.Petersburg. Leipzig’s slender victory in Germany last week ultimately proved the difference against a stubborn Zenit side.
Borussia Dortmund are looking to make the most of a turbulent season with success in the Europa League. But to reach the last eight, BVB will need to get past an Austrian side who are not popular with German fans.