Leicester and Jose Mourinho’s Roma are among the teams in action as Europa Conference League continues Thursday evening with the round of 16 first leg.
With European giants like Feyenoord, Basel, Roma and PSV still in contention, there’s no shortage of tantalizing encounters as the remaining 16 sides battle it out for a place in the quarter-finals.
Read on or skip to your game of choice, as the premier Europa Conference League continues on BT Sport.
Leicester City are back in Europa Conference League action on Thursday as they take on French club Rennes in the first leg of their last 16.
The Foxes reached the round of 16 as 7-2 aggregate winners against Danish side Randers in the play-off round just a few weeks ago to draw the tie with a side who finished top of the group in Tottenham earlier in the competition.
City will look to capitalize on next week’s trip to France by hosting their opponents at the King Power Stadium.
FA Cup holders Leicester remain one of the favorites for the Europa Conference League final in Albania but will face a tough test in Rennes over the next two weeks.
Rennes are one of the most in-form teams in Ligue 1 at the moment, winning their last three on the rebound while scoring 10 in the process.
The Breton outfit have earned a stellar reputation for producing exciting young French talent and their current crop is making waves in France as they prepare to test their mettle against the Foxes.
A rocky start to 2022 saw Brendan Rodgers’ men go five league games without a win, a miserable run that included a shock FA Cup exit at the hands of local rivals Nottingham Forest.
But back-to-back clear wins in their last two outings against Burnely and Leeds keep them going as they prepare to resume their European adventure.
James Maddison and Ricardo Pereira could be back from injury for the fixture after missing out on the weekend’s win over Leeds United.
Veteran striker Jamie Vardy could make his first appearance in the competition, with his last European outing coming in a 3-2 loss to Napoli that ended Leicester’s Europa League campaign.