After the premiere of the maximum continental competition, where luck has been uneven between Spanish teams, it is the turn of the little sister. Real Madrid paid for their sleepy staging with a blushing 0-3 at halftime that he could only make up (2-3). Atlético, despite at times tweaking the Champion, suffered a harsh correction final against Bayern in Munich (4-0). Outside the capital cities, Barça recovered sensations against Ferencvaros (5-1), while Sevilla managed to quell Chelsea's unbridled attack at Stamford Bridge (0-0).
Today, as we said, it's time for the Europa League. Once the previous rounds are finished, the battle with real fire begins. Spanish teams (Granada, Real Sociedad and Villarreal) will have hard bones from the Premier (Arsenal, Leicester and Tottenham), Serie A (Naples, Rome and Milan) or the Bundesliga (Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen) to those to overcome, if they want to end up emulating Sevilla at the end of the course and lift the title.
How to watch the Europa League?
If you want to follow the Europa League in this 2020-21 season, you can do so through Movistar Champions League. The channel is available in the 'Champions Selection Fusion Pack' and Movistar's 'Selection Plus with Football' for € 89 / month and € 114 / month, which can be contracted at 50% until 2021. Orange also has its corresponding package for 89, 104 or 124 euros depending on the chosen pack and also has a 50% offer, in this case during the first three months. The other option is provided by Jazztel, with a price of € 15.95 per pack. In addition, GOL will offer one match per day in the open, which will be Rijeka-Real Sociedad (6:55 pm) on this first day.
PSV Eindhoven-Granada (6:55 PM, Movistar Champions League)
The Nasrid team will have a less than placid European debut in which, in addition, it will have the loss of its most experienced '9' in these struggles, Roberto Soldado (positive for COVID-19). PSV, to whom Mario Gotze gives a special luster, does not know defeat in this campaign. Granada, for its part, only stumbled in the already forgotten 6-1 against Atleti and no matter how rookie it may be, when it comes to competing it is a veteran.
Rijeka-Real Sociedad (6:55 p.m., Movistar Champions League)
Croatian cup champion has the benefit of the doubt, that which gives being practically unknown at these levels. The Real Sociedad, with the leader vitola in Spain, will want to show that Europe also has a place in the carefree football practiced by Imanol Alguacil's. 2,500 noisy fans, out of the 8,000 who fill the Rujevica Stadium capacity, will try to add that extra player to the home team.
Villarrael-Sivasspor (21:00, Movistar Champions League)
Unai Emery, three-time champion, returns to his favorite hunting ground and will do so, for the first time, with Take Kubo in the eleven groguet. The rotations will take Rulli to the goal and Bacca to the attack point against a Sivasspor that makes its debut in the competition with well-known faces such as Fajr (ex Getafe, Depor and Elche) and Koné (ex Seville and Levante).
Full Europa League schedules
Matches at 6:55 p.m.
Bayer Leverkusen-Nice (Movistar Champions League)
Naples-AZ Alkmaar (Movistar Champions League)
PSV Eindhoven-Granada (Movistar Champions League)
Standard de Liege-Glasgow Rangers (Movistar + devices)
Rapid Vienna-Arsenal (Movistar Champions League)
Rijeka-Real Sociedad (GOL)
PAOK-Omonoia (Movistar Champions League)
Hapoel Beer Sheva-Slavia Prague (Movistar Champions League)
Young Boys-Roma (Movistar Champions League)
Lech Poznan-Benfica (Movistar Champions League)
CSKA Sofía-Cluj (Movistar + devices)
Dundalk-Molde (Movistar + devices)
Games at 9:00 p.m.
Villarreal-Sivasspor (Movistar Champions League)
Tottenham-LASK Linz (Movistar Champions League)
Hoffenheim-Red Star (Movistar Champions League)
Sporting de Braga-AEK de Atenas (Movistar Champions League)
Celtic de Glasgow-Milan (Movistar Champions League)
Sparta Prague-Lille (Movistar Champions League)
Leicester-Zorya (Movistar Champions League)
Dinamo Zagreb-Feyenoord (Movistar + devices)
Ludogorets-Antwerp (Movistar + devices)
Maccabi Tel Aviv-Qarabag (Movistar Champions League)
Slovan Liberec-Gent (Movistar Champions League)
Wolfsberger-CSKA Moscow (Movistar Champions League)