Top 5 – Things learned from the Europa League

Eintracht Frankfurt v Chelsea - UEFA Europa League Semi Final : First Leg
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - MAY 02: The Europa League trophy on display prior to the UEFA Europa League Semi Final First Leg match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Chelsea at Commerzbank-Arena on May 02, 2019 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

After the events of the Champions League this week, the Europa League had a job on its hands to live up to the spectacle.

With two dramatic comebacks and stunning displays from Liverpool and Tottenham, the Europa League sides were always going to struggle to match the drama.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Andre Schurrle of Fulham reacts during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and West Ham United at Craven Cottage on December 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Schurrle wishes he could stay at Fulham

The Germany international will leave the team after they were relegated to the English Championship for the next season.

Arsenal and Chelsea did their best nonetheless. The Gunners put in a superb display to see off Valencia, and Chelsea left it down to the lottery of penalties to secure their progression.

Both fixtures were interesting, to say the least, so here’s what we learned from the Europa League this week.

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