Thursday Sep 19, 2019. 12:00
he 2019/20 UEFA Europa League group stage matches are set to take centre stage on Thursday.
AfricanFootball.com takes a look at the players to watch out for in Europe’s secondary club football tournament.
Manchester United v FC Astana
Kazakhstan champions Astana will look to DR Congolese striker Firmin Ndombe Mubele when they take on English giants United at the Old Trafford stadium.
Mubele, who is on loan from French side Toulouse, will be keen to find the back of the net and help his side cause an upset against the Red Devils.
Eintracht Frankfurt v Arsenal
Arsenal will once again pin their hopes on their star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when they face off with German side Frankfurt at the Commerzbank-Arena.
The Gabon captain has netted five goals in the English Premier League this season and he will be keen to continue his scoring form.
PSV Eindhoven v Sporting Lisbon
DR Congolese winger Yannick Bolasie will be hoping to impress for Portuguese giants Sporting when they lock horns with Dutch side PSV at the Estádio José Alvalade.
The experienced winger has been given a chance to revive his career at Sporting while on loan from English outfit Everton FC.
FC Porto v Young Boys
Portuguese giants Porto are set to unleash their in-form striker Moussa Marega when they square off with Swiss champions Young Boys at the Estádio Do Dragão.
The Mali international has hit the back of the net three times in five Primeira Liga matches this season and he will be looking to inspire his side to victory over Boys.
Rennes v Celtic
Senegalese striker M’Baye Niang will be looking to play an important role in helping French side Rennes overcome Scottish champions Celtic at the Roazhon Park.
The towering marksman has scored two goals in four Ligue 1 matches this season and he has the ability to inspire his side to victory over Celtic.