Europa League Day 5, Thursday Nov 29
November 29, 2018 -- The new Europa League season continues with the penultimate round of matches in the group stages. The tournament culminates with the final at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan, on May 29, 2019.
Glasgow Rangers, Europa League finalists in 2008, host Spanish side Villarreal at Ibrox Stadium. After liquidation in 2012 and relegation to the fourth tier of Scottish football, Rangers are back, challenging for honours under Steven Gerrard in his first coaching role. The Scottish heavyweights are on the verge of qualifying for the Europa League knock-out stages, aiming to join seven other teams already through to the Last 32, with matches taking place in February.
Elsewhere, Kazakhstan champions Astana host Dynamo Kyiv with the pair battling to top their group, and Olympiacos travel to Real Betis for a crucial contest.
Final round of group stage matches: December 13
Europa League Last 32 draw: December 17