Man Utd vs Copenhagen, UEFA Europa League quarter-final schedule: Where to get live streaming in India
Manchester United and Inter Milan are some of the top teams in action in the quarter-finals of the Europa League. Watch the matches live.
The domestic leagues are over but football fans in India can now enjoy UEFA Europa League action and the quarter-finals begin next week.
In a unique format, teams that have made it to the last-eight stage will play in a mini-knockout tournament in Germany. Each team plays a one-legged tie instead of the usual two to progress to the next round.
The format has been designed to circumvent the enforced break due to COVID-19 and some of the biggest football clubs will usher in the new format in the Europa League.
The quarter-finals will be played on Tuesday, August 11 and Wednesday, August 12.
Manchester United, Inter Milan in the fray
Manchester United face Danish team FC Copenhagen in the quarter-final at the neutral venue of the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne, which serves as the home ground of German club FC Koln. Watch live streaming of this match.
The English giants had a comfortable passage to the last-eight, beating Austrian side LASK 7-1 over two legs. FC Copenhagen had to work harder though, as they beat Turkish team Istanbul Basaksehir 3-0 in the second leg, thus overcoming a 1-0 deficit from the first.
Also in action on Day One of the Europa League quarter-finals are Serie A runners-up Inter Milan, who are up against German club Bayer Leverkusen at the Merkur-Spiel Arena in Dusseldorf.
The Italian team beat Getafe 2-0 in the second leg of their pre-quarter tie after their first was cancelled due to the COVID break. Bayer Leverkusen meanwhile beat Scottish team Rangers 4-1 on aggregate to make the last-eight cut.
Wolves back among European elite
A surprise entrant into the top half of the Premier League in the past two seasons, Wolverhampton Wanderers gave further indication of their progress as they made it to their first European quarter-finals in 48 years.
Wolves beat Greek club Olympiacos 1-0 in the second leg after a 1-1 draw in the first leg to book their last-eight spot.
However, the Wolves are up against five-time Europa League champions Sevilla at the MSV Arena. The Spanish side got the better of Roma 2-0 in the last-16 and have been in good form, having finished fourth in the La Liga this season.
The quarter-final line-up is completed by Ukrainians Shakhtar Donetsk, who beat Wolfsburg 5-1 on aggregate in the round of 16, and they will face Swiss side Basel, who sidestepped Frankfurt in the earlier round.
UEFA Europa League quarter-final time in India and live schedule
Tuesday, August 11 – Early Morning
Inter Milan vs Bayer Leverkusen, 00:30 am IST (Indian Standard Time)
Manchester United vs FC Copenhagen, 00:30 am IST
Wednesday, August 12 – Early Morning
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Basel, 00:30 am IST
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Sevilla, 00:30 am IST
Where to watch the UEFA Europa League live in India
These UEL matches will be broadcast live on the Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 1 HD, Sony TEN 2 and Sony TEN 2 HD channels on TV. Live streaming of the Europa League will also be available on SonyLIV.