The Europa League's Round of 32 is set to begin on Thursday afternoon, and there are several appetizing match-ups on tap for soccer fans everywhere.
From Ajax-Manchester United to FC Porto-Manchester City to Lazio-Atletico Madrid, Thursday's list of games should have plenty of quality on display as teams look to jump ahead on aggregate in the first legs of these home-and-home series.
Hoping to catch some Americans in action? Look no further than the AZ Alkmaar-RSC Anderlecht game, where Jozy Altidore and Sacha Kljestan could square off.
If you plan on watching today's action, please feel free to use the comments section below to share your thoughts, opinions and play-by-play. TV schedule is after the jump.
THURSDAY'S EUROPA LEAGUE ON TV
12 p.m. - DirecTV - Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Athletic Bilbao
1 p.m. - DirecTV – Ajax vs. Manchester United
1 p.m. - DirecTV – Legia Warsaw vs. Sporting CP
1 p.m. - GolTV/DirecTV – Lazio vs. Atletico Madrid
1 p.m. - DirecTV - AZ Alkmaar vs. RSC Anderlecht
1 p.m. - DirecTV – Viktoria Pizen vs. Schalke 04
1 p.m. - DirecTV – SV Salzburg vs. FC Metalist Kharkiv
3:05 p.m. - GolTV/DirecTV - Stoke City vs. Valencia
3:05 p.m. - DirecTV – Hannover 96 vs. Club Brugge
3:05 p.m. - DirecTV - FC Porto vs. Manchester City
3:05 p.m. - DirecTV - Steaua Bucuresti vs. FC Twente
3:05 p.m. – DirecTV – Wisla Krakow vs. Standard Liege
3:05 p.m. – DirecTV – Udinese vs. PAOK Salonika
3:05 p.m. – DirecTV – Trabzonspor vs. PSV Eindhoven