Match day two of the new UEFA Europa League season is upon us and there are plenty of matches on the cards Thursday night.
After Eintracht Frankfurt won the title earlier this year with a 5-4 penalty shootout win against Rangers, the charge is on for a new winner.
The Group A game pitting English Premier League outfit Arsenal and PSV has been postponed but the other fixtures will go on as scheduled.
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the Europa League after a 20-year hiatus in the competition with Manchester United.
United travel to Sheriff Tiraspol for their Group E encounter desperate for a win after losing 1-0 to Real Sociedad on match day one.
Sheriff on the other hand were 2-0 winners against Omonia Nicosia and are sitting top of the group.
With the pressure on Erik Ten Hag’s men, they are expected to grind out a narrow win on the night for all 3 points.
Real Sociedad are looking the most likely to take charge of the group standings with a second straight win on Thursday night.
In Group C, Real Betis are at the top and will host Ludogorets Razgrad in their second match of the campaign.
The Spanish outfit boast a fully fit squad and enough experience to make it 2 wins in 2.
Serie A giants AS Roma lost 2-1 to Ludogorets on opening day and are sitting in third place without a point to their name.
Roma host Finnish side HJK Helsinki at the Stadio Olimpico and this has the potential to be a high-scoring game.
Tammy Abraham seems to have found his goal-scoring form and will lead the attacking line, with the hosts expected to win convincingly.
Lazio are top of Group F after an enthralling 4-2 win against Feyenoord on match day one and will travel to Midtjylland on Thursday.
The Italian outfit are not shy from scoring goals and Midtjylland have not won a game in their last 3 outings.
Though this pressure could be enough to see them give Lazio a tough time but a draw could be the most likely outcome.
In the other Group F encounter, Sturm Graz will take on Feyenoord seeking to make it their second win in the competition.
This is also another match that is very likely to end in a stalemate.