An all-Premier League encounter between bitter rivals takes center stage on Thursday as the second legs of the Europa League Round of 16 takes place.
Manchester United host Liverpool at Old Trafford hoping to overcome a 2-0 deficit from the first leg where they were soundly beaten by Jurgen Klopp’s side.
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The bitter rivals will battle it out under the lights in Manchester, here are the key battles which will decide who reaches the quarterfinals. The Premier League’s other representative still in the battle is Tottenham Hotspur, but they have a huge task on their hands as a weakened Spurs side suffered a 3-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund in the first leg. Can Mauricio Pochettino‘s men restore some pride at White Hart Lane?
Other intriguing matchups include reigning champs Sevilla hosting FC Basel with the scores locked at 0-0 from the first legs, while Lazio and Sparta Prague are also deadlocked. Valencia and Sporting Braga will fancy their chances of overturning 1-0 deficits from the first legs, while Anderlecht and Bayer Leverkusen have plenty of work to do on home soil if they want to make the last eight.
Click on the link above to follow all the games live, while the full schedule for the eight Round of 16 second legs taking place on Thursday can be seen below with the first leg scores in parenthesis.
Plus, we will have the latest on all the Europa League action right here on ProSoccerTalk.
Thursday’s Europa League schedule
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Borussia Dortmund (0-3) – 4:05 p.m. ET
Manchester United vs. Liverpool (0-2) – 4:05 p.m. ET
Sevilla vs. FC Basel (0-0) – 4:05 p.m. ET
Anderlecht vs. Shakhtar Donetsk (1-3) – 4:05 p.m. ET
Sporting Braga vs. Fenerbache (0-1) – 4:05 p.m. ET
Valencia vs. Athletic Bilbao (0-1) – 2 p.m. ET
Bayer Leverkusen vs. Villarreal (0-2) – 2 p.m. ET
Lazio vs. Sparta Prague (1-1) – 2 p.m. ET