I mean, instead of the usual 19.45 GMT for the UEFA Champions League games? Is this due to sponsorship reasons or are there no reason at all?
Game playing time determined at Europa League regulations.
It is under the following section:
VII Fixtures, Match Dates, Venues and Kick-off Times
Kick-off time of the qualifying matches and play-offs.
12.02 The home club fixes the kick-off time for all matches of the qualifying phase and the play-offs.
Kick-off time until the round of 16.
12.03 As a rule, matches in the UEFA Europa League kick off either at 19.00 hours CET or 21.05 hours CET. On the basis of the draw, the UEFA administration will fix the kick-off times. Exceptions to this rule may be made by the UEFA administration.
12.04 In principle, the fixtures within a group on the last matchday must be played simultaneously.
Kick-off time from the quarter-finals.
12.05 In principle, quarter-finals and semi-finals kick off at 21.05 CET. Exceptions to this rule may be set by the UEFA administration.
12.06 Inprinciple, the final kicks off at 20.45CET.