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Europa League matchday three: what to get excited about!

Arsenal, AC Milan and Chelsea are flying, but the UEFA Europa League is bringing the best out of plenty of less well-known sides.

Europa League matchday three: what to get excited about!
Europa League matchday three: what to get excited about! ©Getty Images

Continental heavyweights Arsenal, Chelsea and AC Milan are among ten teams who have maximum points going into matchday two, but Zürich, Dinamo Zagreb and Krasnodar are matching them so far in the UEFA Europa League. Join us as the 48 teams continue their quest for the heaviest of the UEFA club competition trophies on matchday three.

UEFA.com is providing updates on social media and in our MatchCentres during all of this season's UEFA Europa League games, with highlights to follow from 12:00CET the day after every matchnight. If you haven't already seen Tornike Okrashvili's overhead kick for Krasnodar on matchday two, look now.

Great goals from Europa League matchday two
Great goals from Europa League matchday two

Matchday three: 25 October

  • Arsenal face Sporting in battle of Group E giants; six points each so far
  • Real Betis offer biggest test yet for seven-time European champions AC Milan
  • Steven Gerrard's buoyant Rangers host Spartak Moskva, Celtic visit Leipzig
  • Marseille meet Lazio in Group H; are last season's finalists in trouble?
  • Kai Havertz at Zürich with Leverkusen: this season's big #UEL discovery?
Highlights: Spartak Moskva 3-3 Villarreal
Highlights: Spartak Moskva 3-3 Villarreal

Early kick-offs (18:55CET)
Group A: Zürich v Leverkusen, AEK Larnaca v Ludogorets
Group B: Salzburg v Rosenborg, Leipzig v Celtic
Group C: Zenit v Bordeaux, København v Slavia Praha
Group D: Anderlecht v Fenerbahçe, Spartak Trnava v Dinamo Zagreb
Group E: Qarabağ v Vorskla, Sporting CP v Arsenal
Group F: Milan v Real Betis, Dudelange v Olympiacos

Late kick-offs (21:00CET)
Group G: Rangers v Spartak Moskva, Villarreal v Rapid Wien 
Group H: Eintracht Frankfurt v Apollon, Marseille v Lazio
Group I: Sarpsborg v Malmö, Beşiktaş v Genk
Group J: Standard Liège v Krasnodar, Sevilla v Akhisar
Group K: Jablonec v Astana, Rennes v Dynamo Kyiv
Group L: Chelsea v BATE, PAOK v Vidi

Matchday four: 8 November
Matchday five: 29 November
Matchday six: 13 December

Round of 32 draw: 17 December

Final: Baku Olympic Stadium, 29 May 2018