The time has come for the teams to play outside their countries after five months: Inter-Getafe and Manchester United-LASK, the duels highlighted by the knockout stages.
Soccer from the Old Continent faces a new challenge this week after what it cost to plan the return of soccer after the recess due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Until now, the teams only limited themselves to playing leagues in their own countries, but it was time to cross borders to finish what started in mid-2019.
After five months, the UEFA Europa League will kick off the international action in times of COVID-19 and there will be four crossings on Wednesday that will define the first classified to the quarterfinal instance.
Manchester United He will be one of the prominent names, who will go out to fulfill his process at Old Trafford against LASK, after the overwhelming 5-0 achieved during his visit to Austria.
At the same time, Inter de Milan and Getafe will have to move to the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen to play their key on neutral ground, since they did not play a first leg match. The ticket to the round of the best eight will be decided in a single match, as will happen this Thursday with Seville-Rome in Duisburg.
The other clashes that liven up Wednesday’s activity will be between Copenhagen-Basaksehir (1-0 the advantage for the Turks) and Shakhtar Donetsk-Wolfsburg, with the established difference of 2-1 for the Ukrainians.
Bayer Leverkusen-Rangers (3-1), Wolverhampton-Olympiacos (1-1) and Eintracht Frankfurt-Basel (0-3) will be the remaining games to be played on Thursday, which will determine the quarterfinals to a single match on German soil. .
The lethargy of continental football is over and the flashes point to UEFA competitions again, with the Champions League as the main attraction and imminent appointment, which will return to the scene from next Friday.
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