Europa League

Antoine Griezmann Move from Barcelona to Atletico Madrid in Last Minute of Transfer Window

It was made for big headlines, but in the end it was still a relatively quiet evening when the European transfer window in football was closed the night before Wednesday. Antoine Griezmann's loan move from Barcelona back to Atletico Madrid was the last night's biggest news.

Slovenian top football referee Damir Skomina retires

Brdo pri Kranju – The most successful Slovenian football referee Damir Skomina officially announced the end of his career at Monday’s press conference at Brdo pri Kranju. He stated that he wanted to stay in football, revealing that he would run for the presidency of the third division team Izola.

Mura relegated to Conference League

Graz – Slovenian football champions Mura have been relegated to the Conference League after a 2:0 loss against Sturm Graz in the final round of qualifying for the Europa League on Thursday. The result was 5:1 on aggregate.

Sturm yet again proved to be the better team and gave Mura hardly and chance throughout the entire game.

Mura lose first leg in Europa League last qualifying round

Murska Sobota – Slovenian football champions Mura lost 1:3 (1:1) at home to Austrian Sturm Graz in the first leg of the play-off round of Europa League qualification. The only goal for Mura was scored by Žiga Škoflek in the third minute. The return leg will be played in Graz next Thursday.

Galatasaray draw 1-1 with St Johnstone at Europa League 3rd qualifying round

Galatasaray were held to a 1-1 draw against St Johnstone of Scotland at Europa League third qualifying round on Aug. 5. 


The first half ended goalless at Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium in Istanbul.

Jason Kerr's penalty gave the visitors a 1-0 lead while Sacha Boey scored the equalizer for Galatasaray in the first leg clash.

Istanbul to host 2023 Champions League final

The 2023 UEFA Champions League final will be held in Istanbul, the governing body of European football announced on July 16. 

The Istanbul Ataturk Olympic Stadium will host the 2023 Champions League final match, according to UEFA's official Twitter account.

The German city of Munich was originally to host the final that year. It will now be the site of the event in 2025.