Liverpool host Villarreal in the semi-finals. In the first leg, Villarreal scored just before full-time to take a slender lead into the match at Anfield. Liverpool are hoping home advantage will give them what they need to take them to the final.
While Hertha Berlin and Hoffenheim are out of the Europa League, Cologne are looking abroad for some relief after a shocking Bundesliga start. Their clash with Red Star is the first match since Peter Stöger's departure.
In an exclusive interview with DW, RB Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi discusses the club’s debut season in Europe, the increased competition to secure Champions League football next season, and life after Naby Keita.
Cologne have drawn Arsenal in their first Europa League group stage, while Hertha Berlin are to meet 2012 finalists Athletic Bilbao. Hoffenheim are also making their debut in the tournament.
Liverpool are all that stand in the way of utter Spanish dominance in club football. On Thursday, the Reds beat Villarreal 3-0 in the semis to advance to the Europa League final. Their opponents will be Sevilla.
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