Sparta Prague: Nita, Plechaty, Pavelka, Hancko, Vindheim,Travnik, Dockal, Krejci II, Hanousek, Julis, Moberg Karlsson

Subs: Wiesner, Gabriel, Patrak, Vitik, Soucek, Krejci, Minchev, Lischka, Plavsic, Heca, Holec, Gelashvili

Braga: Matheus, Ricardo Esgaio, Bruno Viana, Tormena, Sequeira, Horta, Casro, Al Musrati, Medeiros, Galeno, Paulinho.

Subs: Sa, Santos, Ze Carlos, Rolando, Novais, Ruiz, Andre Horta, Fransergio, Raul Silva, Infande, Couto, Guilherme.

Molde: Linde, Wingo, Gregersen, Sinyan, Risa, Aursnes, Ellingsen, Hussain, Hestad, Wolff Eikrem, James.

Arsenal: Runarsson; Cedric, David Luiz, Mustafi, Maitland-Niles; Willock, Xhaka; Nelson, Pepe, Nketiah, Lacazette

Group B: Molde v Arsenal

Diego Maradona lifted the Europa League trophy once in his career and the club he captained to victory in what was then known as the Uefa Cup play tonight on what is bound to be a poignant but unattended game at the San Apolo Stadium (soon to be renamed the Stadio Diego Maradona.

Today’s Guardian Football Weekly podcast was entirely devoted to the life and times of Maradona, with Jonathan Wilson,Philippe Auclair and special guests Marcela Maura y Araurjo, who translated his autobiography into English, and Asif Capadia, who directed the box office hit Diego Maradona, joining myself and Max Rushden.

Related: A tribute to Diego Maradona – Football Weekly

Greetings and welcome to our coverage of today’s Europa League group games. There’s no shortage of them to keep tabs on but we’ll be keeping a particularly beady eye on games involving teams from the UK and Ireland with Arsenal, Dundalk, Rangers, Leicester City, Celtic, and Tottenham Hotspur all on duty tonight.

Games kick-off at 5.55pm (GMT) and 8pm (GMT) and we’ll be here with build-up, talking points, updates, news of the goals as they go in and post-match reaction until the last of the floodlights have been switched off and the grounds they illuminate plunged into darkness.

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