LIVE, Europa League: Arsenal host Sporting; Chelsea in Belarus

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Arsenal can secure passage into the knockout stage (and all but lock up the top spot in Group E) of the Europa League on Thursday, but they’ll need a victory over Portuguese giants to do it (and a bit of help from elsewhere in the group.

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A victory at the Emirates Stadium, coupled with a Qarabag victory over Vorskla would see the Gunners go nine points clear of third place with just two games remaining, but more importantly they would move six points clear of second.

Likewise, Chelsea can book their place in the knockout rounds with a draw away to BATE Borisov. A victory, coupled with a draw between PAOK Thessaloniki and Vidi would see the Blues clinch first in Group L.

Click on the link above to follow the action live, while below is the look at the full schedule with all games kicking off at 3 p.m. ET (unless noted).

Notable Europa League fixtures

BATE Borisov vs. Chelsea (underway)
Arsenal vs. Sporting CP
Celtic vs. RB Leipzig
Spartak Moscow vs. Rangers (underway)
Real Betis vs. AC Milan
Lazio vs. Marseille (underway)
Akhisarspor vs. Sevilla