Europa League fixtures, TV in UAE: Manchester United kick off cup quest v Feyenoord

Thursday night's Europa League fixtures, which opens group play of the European tournament.
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney. Carl Recine / Reuters
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney. Carl Recine / Reuters

Forty eight European clubs begin the group stage of the Europa League on Thursday night. The group stage is made up of 12 groups, each comprising four teams. The teams in each group will play home-and-away fixtures with the top two from each group advancing to the next stage. This season, the winner of the Europa League earns qualification to next season’s Uefa Champions League.

Here are the Week 1 fixtures in UAE time. Select matches will be on BeIN Sports.

Europa League fixtures

Thursday

GROUP J

• Qarabag v Liberec, 7pm

GROUP A

• Zorya Luhansk v Fenerbahce, 9pm

• Feyenoord v Manchester United, 9pm

GROUP B

• Apoel Nicosia v Astana, 9pm

• Young Boys v Olympiakos, 9pm

GROUP C

• Anderlecht v Qabala, 9pm

• Mainz v Saint-Etienne, 9pm

GROUP D

• AZ Alkmaar v Dundalk, 9pm

• Maccabi Tel-Aviv v Zenit St Petersburg, 9pm

GROUP E

• Astra Giurgiu v Austria Vienna, 9pm

• Viktoria Plzen v AS Roma, 9pm

GROUP F

• Rapid Vienna v Racing Genk, 9pm

Sassuolo v Athletic Bilbao, 9pm

GROUP G

• Panathinaikos v Ajax, 11pm

• Standard Liege v Celta Vigo, 11pm

GROUP H

• Braga v Gent, 11pm

• Konyaspor v Shakhtar Donetsk, 11pm

GROUP I

• Salzburg v Krasnodar, 11pm

• Nice v Schalke, 11pm

GROUP J

• PAOK Salonika v Fiorentina, 11pm

GROUP K

• Inter Milan v Hapoel Be’er, 11pm

• Southampton v Sparta Prague, 11pm

GROUP L

• Osmanlispor v Steaua Bucuresti, 11:05pm

• Villarreal v Zurich

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Published: September 14, 2016 04:00 AM

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