UEFA Europa League preview: Spurs, Liverpool look to climb groups

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Forty-eight Europa League sides are in play Thursday afternoon, with two Premier League sides looking to boost their chances at a knockout round berth.

Liverpool heads to Rubin Kazan for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff with just a one-point advantage on Group G’s Nos. 3 and 4 teams. The Reds have drawn all three of their group matches so far, including the 1-1 match against No. 3 Rubin Kazan at Anfield.

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Spurs will mix it up with Anderlecht again, a 3:05 p.m. ET kickoff. The Belgian side is one of only two clubs to beat Tottenham since September hit, and this time the proceedings will be held at White Hart Lane.

Celtic, Monaco, Borussia Dortmund and Athletic Bilbao are among the other notable clubs in play on Thursday.

11 a.m. ET
Besiktas vs. Lokomotiv Moscow
Qarabag vs. Monaco

1 p.m. ET
Club Brugge vs. Legia Warsaw
Napoli vs. Midtjylland
Ajax vs. Fenerbahce
Marseille vs. Braga
Rubin Kazan vs. Liverpool
Dinamo Minsk vs. Villarreal
Sion vs. Bordeaux
Viktoria Plzen vs. Rapid Wien
Celtic vs. Molde
Borussia Dortmund vs. Qabala
Groningen vs. Liberec
Krasnodar vs. PAOK

3:05 p.m. ET
Asteras Tripolis vs. Apoel Nicosia
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Anderlecht
Lech Poznan vs. Fiorentina
Athletic Bilbao vs. Partizan Belgrade
Rosenborg vs. Lazio
Belenenses vs. Basel
Augsburg vs. AZ Alkmaar
ASSE vs. FK Dnipro
Sparta Prague vs. Schalke
Skenderbeu vs. Sporting Lisbon