Why is there a Europa League match on Tuesday and how can I watch it?

EUROPA LEAGUE matches are often played on Thursday nights, while the Champions League takes precedence on Tuesday and Wednesday.

But this week, Fenerbahce will take on Zenit St Petersburg two days early – and here is why?

Fenerbahce narrowly escaped the group stages, despite losing on the last matchday
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Why is there a Europa League game on Tuesday?

Fenerbahce will play Zenit on Tuesday, February 12 – kicking off at 5.55pm.

The match will be played on this unusual date due to Fenerbahce’s fierce rivals Galatasaray hosting Benfica on Thursday.

The trend continues the following week, as Sevilla and Lazio face off in their second leg clash on a Wednesday ahead of Betis’ Thursday game against Rennes.

Is it on TV and can I live stream it?

This match will be shown live on BT Sport ESPN with coverage underway from 5.45pm.

For BT Sport customers, you can live stream the game online or via your mobile and tablet on the BT Sport app.

EE phone subscribers will also be able to watch the action by signing up to a free three-month trial – you can do this by texting SPORT to 150 and following the instructions.


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