Cologne will stage August's UEFA Europa League final. Get the lowdown on the 2019/20 decider.
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When and where does the final take place?
Stadion Köln in Cologne, Germany, will stage the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League final on Friday 21 August 2020.
Located in the city's Müngersdorf area, the stadium stands on the site of the old Müngersdorfer Stadion. The home of 1. FC Köln was rebuilt between 2002 and 2004, in time to stage games at the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals.
What does the road to Cologne look like?
The 2019/20 Europa League calendar has all the draw and match dates that lead to this season's showpiece.
Is there a Champions League spot on offer?
The winners of the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League gain automatic entry into the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League group stage. If the UEFA Europa League winners qualify for the group stage via their domestic league, the third-placed team of the fifth-ranked association (France) enter the group stage.
What if it is level after 90 minutes?
Then we go to extra time: two periods of 15 minutes. If it's still all-square after 120 minutes then the final is decided on penalties, with teams taking five alternatively before sudden death.
Will there be supporters at the stadium?
All UEFA matches will take place behind closed doors until further notice.
Where has the UEFA Europa League final been held before?
This will be the first UEFA Europa League final in Germany since the Hamburg Arena staged the 2010 decider, Atlético Madrid beating Fulham 2-1 in the first final since the competition replaced the UEFA Cup.
The UEFA Europa League final has been played in ten different countries, stretching across the continent from Dublin, Ireland to Baku, Azerbaijan.
2009/10: Hamburg Arena (Germany)
2010/11: Dublin Arena (Ireland)
2011/12: National Arena Bucharest (Romania)
2012/13: Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2013/14: Juventus Stadium, Turin (Italy)
2014/15: National Stadium Warsaw (Poland)
2015/16: St. Jakob-Park, Basel (Switzerland)
2016/17: Friends Arena, Solna (Sweden)
2017/18: Stade de Lyon (France)
2018/19: Baku Olympic Stadium (Azerbaijan)
Are future hosts known?
Yes, the next three final venues have been confirmed.
2020/21: Gdańsk Stadium, Gdańsk (Poland)
2021/22: Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, Seville (Spain)
2022/23: Puskás Aréna, Budapest (Hungary)
Are there any past winners in this year's edition?
This season's round of 16 includes six previous UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League champions: Sevilla (5), Inter (3), Manchester United (1), Shakhtar Donetsk (1), Leverkusen (1) and Frankfurt (1).
Who has won the UEFA Europa League?
Sevilla have the record for the most UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League titles, hoisting the cup five times. Inter, Juventus, Liverpool and Atlético are not far behind with three each.
Which final has had the most goals?
Liverpool 5-4 Deportivo Alavés (2000/01, Dortmund)
Liverpool clinched the prize for a third time in a nine-goal thriller against Alavés. Jordi Cruyff levelled for the Spanish side on 88 minutes to force extra time, but they were reduced to nine men before Delfí Geli glanced into his own net three minutes from time, sealing Liverpool's golden-goal victory.