The Europa League continues today, and there are some big games to look forward to.
Man Utd beat Barcelona to make it to the last 16, where they’re joined by Group A winners Arsenal. But both English sides are far from certain to progress, with tricky two-legged ties against Real Betis and Sporting Lisbon respectively.
Elsewhere, established teams such as Juventus, Sevilla and Roma all remain in the competition.
All 16 teams will believe they have a chance of going all the way, and you can watch every single match live between now and the final in Budapest on 31 May 2023.
Europa League fixtures
The first legs of all the 16 ties take place today, before the return matches next week. Here are the UK kick-off times and channels you need:
Thu 9 Mar
- Sporting Lisbon vs Arsenal – KO 5.45pm – BT Sport 2
- Man Utd vs Real Betis – KO 8pm – BT Sport 1/Ultimate
- Bayer Leverkusen vs Ferencvaros – KO 5.45pm – BT Sport 5
- Roma vs Real Sociedad – KO 5.45pm – BT Sport 4
- Union Berlin vs Union Saint-Gilloise – KO 5.45pm – BT Sport 6
- Juventus vs SC Freiburg – KO 8pm – BT Sport 4
- Sevilla vs Fenerbahce – KO 8pm – BT Sport 2/6
- Shakhtar Donetsk vs Feyenoord – KO 8pm – BT Sport 5
Thu 16 Mar
- Real Betis vs Man Utd – KO 5.45pm – BT Sport 1
- Arsenal vs Sporting Lisbon – KO 8pm – BT Sport 2/Ultimate
- Fenerbahce vs Sevilla – KO 5.45pm – BT Sport 8
- Feyenoord vs Shakhtar Donetsk – KO 5.45pm – BT Sport 10
- SC Freiburg vs Juventus – KO 5.45pm – BT Sport 7
- Ferencvaros vs Bayer Leverkusen – KO 8pm – BT Sport 10
- Real Sociedad vs Roma – KO 8pm – BT Sport 1/6
- Union Saint-Gilloise vs Union Berlin – KO 8pm – BT Sport 8
For more information, head to the UEFA website to see a full guide to the Europa League fixtures and results.
How to watch the Europa League in the UK
BT Sport has exclusive rights to the Europa League in the UK, so you’ll need an active subscription in order to start watching live. If you don’t want to pay, your only option is to wait for highlights to become available on the BT Sport YouTube channel. However, you will be able to watch the final free of charge.
There are a few options when it comes to signing up to BT Sport, firstly by combining it with BT Broadband. Put your postcode into the website to see what deals are available.
On the TV side, prices start at £10 per month for the duration of a 24-month contract. In exchange, you’ll get all the BT Sport channels, plus Eurosport, Discovery+, AMC and a recordable TV box with 300 hours of storage space.
You can also combine broadband with just the BT Sport app (from £43.99pm) – it works on mobile, tablet, smart TV and console – or buy the Monthly Pass for £25pm. If your device supports it, you’ll still be able to watch in up to 4K HDR quality.
Sky customers can get BT Sport added to their existing contract from £29.99 with £20 upfront. BT’s combined package with Sky Sports via Now costs £42 per month. , but it’s now only available in Ireland.
How to watch the Europa League outside the UK
BT Sport is geo-restricted, meaning you can only officially watch its coverage if you’re based in the UK.
A workaround is available if you’re outside this region, but we’d encourage you to find the the local broadcaster first – especially if you’re based there permanently. That’s CBS Sports (via Paramount+) in the US, Stan Sport in Australia or Sony Pictures Networks in the Indian subcontinent.
However, if you already have an active UK subscription, we’d recommend accessing the BT Sport stream using a VPN. This will allow you to still appear as if you’re in the UK and retain access to channels, and it’s completely legal.
NordVPN is one of our top recommendations, but you can check out our best VPN chart, which shows you some of the best services for accessing UK content from abroad.
On Nord, simply open the app on the device you want to use and connect to any server in the UK. Then, just use the BT Sport website or app like you normally would.
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If you’re only planning on using the VPN for the football, you might also want to consider a free VPN. Nearly all will have a UK server, but there may be strict data limits.
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