We're heading into the latter half of the Europa League group stages, and -- if we don't already -- we should have a clear idea of who's heading into the knockout phase by the time Thursday's out. With only a couple of games left to play after this, teams will be looking to kickstart a final push up their respective groups. If you squint really hard, it even looks a bit like the Champions League.
Swansea and Valencia should consolidate their first and second places in Group A, while Wigan Athletic -- currently hanging onto second place in Group D by a couple of points -- have a tough test against unbeaten table-toppers Rubin Kazan. Elsewhere, Fiorentina, Eintracht Frankfurt, Tottenham Hotspur and Ludogorets Razgrad will be looking to defend their 100% win records, and Lazio can move up into first place in Group J if results go their way. Fun!
All times listed are ET.
Kuban Krasnodar vs. Swansea City - 12 p.m.
St. Gallen vs. Valencia - 1 p.m.
Ludogorets Razgrad vs. Chornomorets - 1 p.m.
PSV Eindhoven vs. Dinamo Zagreb - 1 p.m.
Esbjerg vs. Elfsborg - 1 p.m.
Standard Liège vs. SV Salzburg - 1 p.m.
FK Rubin Kazan vs. Wigan Athletic - 12 p.m.
NK Maribor vs. Zulte Waregem - 1 p.m.
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk vs. Paços Ferreira - 1 p.m.
Pandurii Targu-Jiu vs. Fiorentina - 1 p.m.
Apoel Nicosia vs. Bordeaux - 1 p.m.
Maccabi Tel-Aviv vs. Eintracht Frankfurt - 1 p.m.
Rapid Vienna vs. Racing Genk - 3:05 p.m.
FC Thun vs. Dynamo Kiev - 3:05 p.m.
Sevilla FC vs. Liberec - 3:05 p.m.
Estoril vs. SC Freiburg - 3:05 p.m.
Rijeka vs. Lyon - 3:05 p.m.
Guimarães vs. Real Betis - 3:05 p.m.
Legia Warsaw vs. Trabzonspor - 3:05 p.m.
Lazio vs. Apollon Limassol - 3:05 p.m.
Tromsø vs. Anzhi Makhachkala - 3:05 p.m.
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Sheriff Tiraspol - 3:05 p.m.
AZ Alkmaar vs. Shakhter Karagandy - 3:05 p.m.
Maccabi Haifa vs. PAOK Salonika - 3:05 p.m.