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Alongside the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League knockout stages also begin in February with 24 teams still in the hunt for Europe’s second most important prize.

But unlike the Champions League, which is already underway with its Round of 16, the Europa League has a format tweak in 2021-22. Before we get to the Europa League Round of 16, there is a new knockout playoff round that will determine the final eight teams to qualify for the Round of 16. 

These ‘knockout playoffs’ will feature the eight teams that finished as runners-up during the group stage and they will face the eight teams that dropped in from the Champions League after finishing in third place in that tournament’s group stage.

Meanwhile, the eight teams that won their respective Europa League groups will be closely watching the knockout playoffs in anticipation of meeting the survivors in the Round of 16. Their first-place finish earned them a direct bye to the Round of 16 and the luxury of watching the playoffs from home.

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With that in mind, here’s a look across what to expect in the Europa League playoff round.

How to watch Europa League knockout playoff round

The 2021-22 UEFA Europa League is carried in the United States by CBS (English) and Univision (Spanish) across a number of TV and streaming platforms. DAZN is the exclusive broadcaster in Canada.

  • Dates: Thursday, Feb. 17 & Thursday, Feb. 25
  • USA TV Channels: TUDN, UniMas, Galavision, TUDNxtra
  • USA Streaming: fuboTV, Paramount+, PrendeTV, TUDN.tv, TUDN app
  • Canada Streaming: DAZN

CBS Sports has live pregame, halftime and postgame studio shows, which air on CBS Sports Network and stream on Paramount+. There will also be a RedZone-like whip-around show called “The Golazo Show,” with all the goals and best chances from the concurrent matches.

Nearly every Europa League match is available to be streamed on fuboTV, which offers a free trial to new subscribers. The streaming platform carries all the Univision family of channels: Univision, TUDN, UniMas, Galavision and TUDNxtra.

The Europa League is carried exclusively by DAZN in Canada with matches available live and on demand.

Europa League knockout playoff round schedule & results

The most notable matchup of the Europa League knockout playoff round features Spanish giants Barcelona against Serie A standouts Napoli.

FC Barcelona is on the rise again, sitting in fourth place in Spain’s La Liga, but its revival came too late to save it from Champions League elimination in December. Its third-place finish in the group stage of that competition at least landed it a berth in the Europa League knockout playoffs, where it will meet one of the challengers for the Serie A title in Italy.

Borussia Dortmund is another Champions League dropout and it will meet Rangers in a matchup of two teams with attacking flair. Both sit in second place in their respective domestic league tables and have been set back by poor defending, so goals are expected.

The team that scores the most goals across each home-and-home, two-leg series will advance to the Round of 16. In case of teams even on aggregate goals after the end of the second leg, 30 minutes of extra time and, if necessary, a penalty-kick shootout will be used to determine a winner.

Europa League knockout playoffs – 1st Leg

All first-leg matches are scheduled to take place on Thursday, Feb. 17.

Time (ET) Home team   Away team USA TV & Streaming Canada
Streaming
12:45 p.m. Barcelona vs. Napoli UniMas, TUDN, fuboTV, Paramount+ DAZN
12:45 p.m. FC Zenit vs. Real Betis TUDNXtra, fuboTV, Paramount+ DAZN
12:45 p.m. Borussia Dortmund vs. Rangers Galavision, fuboTV, Paramount+ DAZN
12:45 p.m. FC Sheriff Tiraspol vs. Sporting Braga TUDNXtra, fuboTV, Paramount+ DAZN
3:00 p.m. RB Leipzig vs. Real Sociedad Galavision, fuboTV, Paramount+ DAZN
3:00 p.m. Porto vs. Lazio TUDN, fuboTV, Paramount+ DAZN
3:00 p.m. Sevilla FC vs. Dinamo Zagreb TUDNXtra, fuboTV, Paramount+ DAZN
3:00 p.m. Atalanta vs. Olympiakos TUDNXtra, fuboTV, Paramount+ DAZN

Europa League knockout playoffs – 2nd Leg

All second-leg matches are scheduled to take place on Thursday, Feb. 25.

Time (ET) Home team   Away team USA TV &
Streaming
Canada
Streaming
12:45 p.m. Real Sociedad vs. RB Leipzig fuboTV, Paramount+ DAZN
12:45 p.m. Lazio vs. Porto fuboTV, Paramount+ DAZN
12:45 p.m. Dinamo Zagreb vs. Sevilla FC fuboTV, Paramount+ DAZN
12:45 p.m. Olympiakos vs. Atalanta fuboTV, Paramount+ DAZN
3:00 p.m. Napoli vs. Barcelona fuboTV, Paramount+ DAZN
3:00 p.m. Real Betis vs. FC Zenit fuboTV, Paramount+ DAZN
3:00 p.m. Rangers vs. Borussia Dortmund fuboTV, Paramount+ DAZN
3:00 p.m. Sporting Braga vs. FC Sheriff Tiraspol fuboTV, Paramount+ DAZN

Europa League Round of 16 draw & match schedule

We will learn the Round of 16 matchups at the draw held by UEFA on Friday, Feb. 25, taking place the day after the conclusion of the knockout playoff round.

And after a three-month wait, the eight Europa League group winners will finally return to action, taking on the eight knockout playoff survivors.

Round of 16 – 1st Leg

Date Match Time (ET) TV channels Streaming
Thurs, March 10 Round of 16 #1  3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Thurs, March 10 Round of 16 #2 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Thurs, March 10 Round of 16 #3 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Thurs, March 10 Round of 16 #4 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Thurs, March 10 Round of 16 #5 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Thurs, March 10 Round of 16 #6 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Thurs, March 10 Round of 16 #7 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Thurs, March 10 Round of 16 #8 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+

Round of 16 – 2nd Leg

Date Match Time (ET) TV channels Streaming
Thurs, March 17 Round of 16 #1 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Thurs, March 17 Round of 16 #2 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Thurs, March 17 Round of 16 #3 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Thurs, March 17 Round of 16 #4 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Thurs, March 17 Round of 16 #5 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Thurs, March 17 Round of 16 #6 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Thurs, March 17 Round of 16 #7 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Thurs, March 17 Round of 16 #8 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+

Who will win the UEFA Europa League 2022?

As the tournament progresses, the oddsmakers will be constantly adjusting the future prices for each team when it comes to winning the Europa League.

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Here are the latest odds courtesy of DraftKings (USA) and Sports Interaction (Canada). Interestingly, the top four favorites at the moment are all teams that dropped into the knockout playoff round from the Champions League. The first Europa League group winner on the board is West Ham, sitting as fifth-favorite.

Europa League outright winner odds

Asterisk denotes teams that have already qualified for the Round of 16 as Europa League group winners. Odds as of February 16.

Team DraftKings Sports Interaction
Borussia Dortmund +600 +573
Sevilla +600 +706
Barcelona +800 +829
Atalanta +800 +845
West Ham* +1100 +1243
Lyon* +1400 +1458
Napoli +1600 +1663
RB Leipzig +1600 +1458
Bayer Leverkusen* +2000 +2079
AS Monaco* +2000 +2083
Lazio +2500 +2599
Real Betis +2500 +2599
Eintracht Frankfurt* +2500 +3419
Porto +2500 +2599
Real Sociedad +3500 +2603
FC Zenit +3500 +3437
Galatasaray* +6500 +6850
Red Star Belgrade* +6500 +8120
Spartak Moscow* +6500 +6870
Olympiakos +6500 +8320
Braga +8000 +8320
Rangers +10000 +8720
Sheriff Tiraspol +10000 +8720
Dinamo Zagreb +20000 +15600





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