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Celta face Ajax with Athletic in Genk and Villarreal in Ankara

With the Galician derby taking place on Sunday, Berizzo is set to rest key players as Ajax visit Balaidos tonight.

Celta face Ajax with Athletic in Genk and Villarreal in Ankara
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Celta v Ajax (kick-off 19:00 CET) 

It's first versus second this evening in Vigo with Ajax the visitors to the Galician city. Argentine coach Eduardo Berizzo has clearly marked his priorities for the team and is set to rest four key players (Mallo, Cabral, Bongonda and Aspas) with Sunday's Galician derby against Deportivo very much in focus.

Ajax arrive in north-west Spain in a tremendous vein of form having won their past nine games (seven domestic league games and two Europa League victories).

Osmanlispor v Villarreal (kick-off 19.00 CET) 

A win in the Turkish capital this evening would see Escriba's side take a giant step to automatic qualification from Group L. Pato is expected to make a return to the starting line-up for the "Yellow Submarine" who will spend the night in Ankara and just 48 hours later face Las Palmas in LaLiga.  

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Genk v Athletic (kick-off 21:05 CET)

With all four teams in Group F tied on 3 points, Ernesto Valverde is pushing his side tonight in Belgium despite a tricky trip to the Santiago Bernabeu looming this weekend in LaLiga.

Sin tituloAthletic's head coach Spanish Ernesto Valverde smiles as he takes part in a press conference on October 19, 2016, in Genk on the eve of the e Europa League football match agains RC Genk. / AFP PHOTO / Belga / YORICK JANSENS / Belgium OUT

Genk lie ninth in the Belgian top flight and the Basque coach will hope that Aduriz, Williams, Raul Garcia and co. will be capable of securing maximum points for "Los Leones".