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.
There can be a fine line between glory and despair in football. On Thursday night in West London, Germany's last team standing in Europe this season, Eintracht Frankfurt, discovered just how fine that line can be.
They never ran out of gas, but Eintracht Frankfurt finally reached the end of the road in London on Thursday night. The German side came so close to the Europa League final, but finally fell to Chelsea on penalties.
On another historic European night at the Waldstadion, Eintracht Frankfurt battled their way to a well-earned draw against top quality opposition. Once again, the Eagles' fanatic supporters more than played their part.
Luka Jovic scored the crucial goal for Eintracht Frankfurt as they held Chelsea to a 1-1 draw in their Europa League semifinal at the Commerzbank Arena. But who was their star man? DW delivers their player ratings.