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Matchday five is very much the business end of the Europa League group stage and that's certainly the case for the under-fire Unai Emery. He'll be looking to end Arsenal's six-game winless run when they take on Eintracht Frankfurt at the Emirates.
Although a draw would be enough to take the Gunners through to the knock-outs, the Spaniard will need a win for some hope of hanging onto his job. After a tricky start, Wolves have torn their way through the groups with three victories on the bounce.
They face first-placed Braga, who best the West Midlanders by a point, but A Pedreira is a tough hunting ground. Manchester United are already home and hosed after their tonking of Partizan Belgrade at Old Trafford. They'll win Group L outright on matchday 5 if they can beat AZ Alkmaar's result when United make the epic, air mile-gathering adventure to the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan - the recently rebranded name for Astana.
Watch out for the Whatever their moniker, the side from the steppes still have no points so far. Partizan's game in Denmark might be the one to watch instead. Life's good for Celtic in Group E with their papers already stamped for the knock-out stage.
A nice, tidy home tie against bottom side Rennes puts the pressure on Cluj to get something good away at Lazio, if the Romanians harbour hopes of topping the group. As predicted, it's all still very much up for grabs in the fascinating group of death that is Group G.
Although Rangers are looking good on 7 points, even fourth-placed Porto can still qualify. If there are any easy games in continental football, then you won't find them in this group.
Gerrard's men roll the dice once more as they take on feisty Feyenoord away. Let's hope the news on that game stays on the back pages. There are no new rules for the group stage apart from the fact that VAR is in use throughout the competition.
Should two teams be tied on points by the end of the group games, then they are separated according to the following criteria: Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams Away goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams Goal difference in all group matches Goals scored in all group matches Wins in all group matches Away wins in all group matches Disciplinary points Image credit: Wikicommons Watch Europa League football anywhere in the world using a VPN We'll look at the TV and live stream options for UK and USA-based Europa League fans below, but even after spending all that money on a TV sports subscription you're still not going to be able to watch the football from another country.
There are certain territories where the Europa League football is free to watch you can find a full list of the free Europa League broadcasters here, along with the pay channels too.
But what makes a Californian an Arsenal fan? Or a New Yorker a passionate supporter of Cardiff City?
So, if you're away in one of these places, you may just need to tune in on your hotel TV or find a local bar. Anywhere else and you'll want to get yourself a VPN instead. VPNs are also as useful for banking as they are at trying to watch video content or accessing websites people in your location are not supposed to do.
They encrypt the data passing between you and the server, so that the information remains private. There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. Express also offers a day money-back guarantee. You can find a full list of the world's broadcasters with rights to show live the Europa League football here.