2020 Europa League final: when and where

Cologne will stage Friday's UEFA Europa League final. Get the lowdown on the 2019/20 decider.

Stadion Köln is staging the UEFA Europa League final
Stadion Köln is staging the UEFA Europa League final Manchester United via Getty Imag

Who will line up in the 2020 final?

Sevilla will face the Inter in Friday's final in Cologne, with the match kicking off at 21:00 CET.

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 is home of 1. FC Köln and was rebuilt between 2002 and 2004 in time to stage games at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Where to watch the game on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Europa League broadcast partner(s) here.

What did the road to Cologne look like?

Six of the best finals in Germany
Six of the best finals in Germany

The 2019/20 Europa League calendar has all the draw and match dates that led 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 de 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.

Flashback: Europa League final memories
Flashback: Europa League final memories

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 final?

Both of this season's finalists are previous UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League champions: Sevilla have won five times and Inter three.

Who has won the UEFA Europa League?

Watch highlights of the 2019 final
Watch highlights of the 2019 final

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.

2009/10: Atlético de Madrid
2010/11: Porto
2011/12: Atlético de Madrid
2012/13: Chelsea
2013/14: Sevilla
2014/15: Sevilla
2015/16: Sevilla
2016/17: Manchester United
2017/18: Atlético de Madrid
2018/19: Chelsea

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.