The UEFA Europa League has reached the stage of epic action, with the field narrowing in the European football competition.

We will have the luxury of experiencing a great mid week of football after the UEFA Champions League games come around on Tuesday and Wednesday, we have one extended day (Thursday) to witness the second best teams clash.

Getting into its peak we will be witnessing the following match this week:

Thursday 10th March 2016

Shakhtar vs Anderlecht (@ Arena Lviv - Lviv)

Shakhtar Manager -- Mircea Lucescu -- is redefining the team after the club sold arguably three of their best players (Douglas Costa, Alex Texiera, and Luiz Adriano.) Shaktar Donetsk is in the first position in their league.

Anderlecht on the other hand have a very good record playing teams from the Ukrainian Premier League, we wait to see how this pans out.

Prediction: Shakhtar wins (2-1)

FC Basel vs Sevilla (@ St. Jakob-Park)

FC Basel goes head to head with the holders of the UEFA Europa League -- Sevilla who won the cup back to back and want to make it three consecutive times while making history in the process.

Basel has lost just once in six European home games this season (W3 D2 L1). While Sevilla have lost all four of their UEFA away fixtures this season in the competition; they did not lose a single match in last year's knockout phase (W7 D1) as they won and lifted the trophy.

Prediction: Draw (1-1)

B. Dortmund vs Tottenham (@BVB Stadion Dortmund)

This is a star match to watch, English Premier League second best team this season against the second best team in the Bundesliga.

Dortmund have gone 11 matches unbeaten in 2016, winning nine and the coach Tuchel says he expects a fast-paced game against Tottenham.

Spurs, on the other hand, have a good record playing against German opposition, they have not lost in four friendly meetings with Dortmund and have conceded just once in seven competitive home fixtures against German sides.

Prediction: Dortmund win (1-0)

While there are certainly a number of matches to keep an eye on, this is a summary of the most important ones.

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