By FRANCO PANIZO
The UEFA Europa League group stage closes out on Thursday, and that should make for plenty of drama and entertainment that is worth watching.
From Olympique Lyon to Lazio, several clubs will be attempting to keep their European dreams alive as they head into their final group games. Some of the more interesting matches include Sevilla and SC Freiburg’s critical Group G tilt, Group B’s winner-takes-all battle between PSV Eindhoven and Chornomorets, as well as Wigan Athletic’s Group D clash with Maribor.
From an Americans Abroad standpoint, Terrence Boyd and Rapid Vienna need a victory over Dynamo Kiev in Group G to advance to the knockout rounds of the competition. Aron Johannsson and Brad Friedel do not have that kind of worry, however, as AZ Alkmaar and Tottenham have already secured advancement out of their respective groups.
If you will be watching today’s matches please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions, and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
The full schedule is after the jump.
Enjoy the action.
1pm– Valencia vs. Kuban Krasnodar- ESPN Deportes/Fox Soccer 2Go
1pm– St. Gallen vs. Swansea City- Fox Soccer 2Go
1pm– Dinamo Zagreb vs. Ludogorets- Fox Soccer 2Go
1pm– PSV Eindhoven vs. Chornomorets- Fox Soccer Plus/Fox Soccer 2Go/ESPN3
1pm– Salzburg vs. Esbjerg- Fox Soccer 2Go
1pm– Standard Liege vs. Elfsborg- Fox Soccer 2Go
1pm– Zulte-Waregem vs. Rubin Kazan- FoxSoccer2Go
1pm– Maribor vs. Wigan Athletic- FoxSoccer2Go
1pm– Fiorentina vs. Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk- Fox Soccer 2Go/ESPN3
1pm– Eintracht Frankfurt vs. APOEL- Fox Soccer 2Go/ESPN3
1pm– Maccabi Tel Aviv vs. Bordeaux- Fox Soccer 2Go
3:05pm– Dynamo Kiev vs. Rapid Vienna- Fox Soccer Plus/Fox Soccer 2Go/ESPN3
3:05pm– Thun vs. Genk- Fox Soccer 2Go
3:05pm– Freiburg vs. Sevilla- ESPN Deportes/Fox Soccer 2Go
3:05pm– Estoril vs. Slovan Liberec- Fox Soccer 2Go
3:05pm– Real Betis vs. Rijeka- Fox Soccer 2Go/ESPN3
3:05pm– Vitoria Guimaraes vs. Olympique Lyon- Fox Soccer 2Go
3:05pm– Apollon vs. Legia Warsaw- Fox Soccer 2Go
3:05pm– Lazio vs. Trabzonspor- Fox Soccer 2Go
3:05pm– Tottenham vs. Anzhi Makhachkala- Fox Soccer 2Go/ESPN3
3:05pm– PAOK vs. AZ Alkmaar- Fox Soccer 2Go
3:05pm– Maccabi Haifa vs. Shakhter Karagandy- Fox Soccer 2Go
3:05pm– Sheriff Tiraspol vs. Tromso- Fox Soccer 2Go