Europa League Day 3, Thursday Oct 25
October 25, 2018 -- The new Europa League season continues with the third round of matches in the group stages. The tournament culminates with the final at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan, on May 29, 2019.
Arsenal, participating in the Europa League for the second successive season, travel to Portugal to face Sporting Clube. Following months of under achievement towards the end of previous coach Arsene Wenger’s tenure, the Gunners are currently enjoying a 10-match winning streak -- including four away victories -- under new manager Unai Emery.
Emery, from Spain, is settling into life in North London following his departure from Paris St-Germain. He has enjoyed success in the competition before, winning three Europa League titles with Spanish side Sevilla from 2014-16.
Elsewhere, Steven Gerrard’s Rangers host Spartak Moscow, and last season’s finalists Olympique Marseille aim to keep their European campaign alive against Lazio.