Europa League

News, commentary, tickets, pre and post match reaction alongside opinion about the Europa League.

Europa League

UEFA Cup Preview – Group B

Benfica: Sitting in 5th in the Portuguese Liga

Burning Question: Does Quique Flores believe in David Suazo?  The Honduran forward on loan from Inter Milan could be a difference maker for Benfica if Flores finds room for him on the pitch.  The 28-year old is now in the prime of his career and will likely see action in the UEFA Cup after his disappointing and ineffective year with the Nerazzurri.

Olympiakos: One of Greece’s big three, the club is in first place with 13 points in the Greek Super League.

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UEFA Cup Preview – Group A

Schalke: The outfit currently sits in fifth place in Germany’s Bundesliga.

Burning Question: Will 23-year old Peruvian forward Jefferson Farfán showcase his skills or will the summer signing continue to see limited playing time?  €10 million is a lot to pay a benchwarmer.  He competed against Twente last season so expect at least one goal from the match.

Paris Saint Germain:  This legendary club sits midtable at 11th place in France’s Ligue 1.

Burning Question: Does 35-year old defensive midfielder Claude Makélélé have enough left in the tank to lead his side into the final 32?  The former Chelsea player returned to France after four successful seasons with the London club.  PSG will rely on his vast amount of “big match” experience.