The Europa League is an annual men's association football club competition, one level below the Champions League. Both are organized by UEFA, football's governing body in Europe.
A total of 48 clubs drawn into 12 groups of four take part in the group stage of the Europa Cup, as it's been known since its rebranding in 2009. It replaced the UEFA Cup, which had already merged with the Cup Winners' Cup a decade earlier - in 2009 the former Intertoto Cup was added. 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.
Eintracht Frankfurt pulled off a famous win over Arsenal in a half-empty stadium and completely empty away end. Thousands of Frankfurt fans still made the trip to London as the Eagles breathed new life into their season.
Surprise Bundesliga leaders, but bottom of their group without a Europa League win. Borussia Mönchengladbach fixed that strange state of affairs by beating AS Roma 2-1 at home. Marcus Thuram was the hero, very late on.
The deadline day departure of Ante Rebic to AC Milan means Eintracht Frankfurt have now lost every member of last year's brilliant front three. The Eagles have had to rebuild before, but can they do it again this season?