Europe’s third tier competition returns on Thursday as teams compete in the Europa Conference League.

The ECL is a hipster’s dream this season, with the likes of Gent, Fiorentina and Villarreal featuring in the tournament’s second edition.

Here’s what you need to know ahead of matchday three.

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BT Sport currently hold exclusive broadcasting rights for the Europa Conference League in the United Kingdom and show all games from each gameweek live on their various channels and streams.

Anderlecht vs West Ham

First up is a replay of the 1976 European Cup Winners’ Cup final as Belgian giants Anderlecht take on David Moyes’ West Ham.

Anderlecht won on that day in the 1970s thanks to doubles from Rob Rensenbrink and Francois van der Elst. The two sides top Group B, with West Ham in first place after two wins from two games.

Hearts vs Fiorentina

In Group A, Hearts continue their return to Europe by hosting Serie A side Fiorentina.

It’s the Scottish side who are in better shape thanks to their victory over Latvian outfit RFS last time out, with La Viola down in bottom place after two winless games.

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Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Group E

Group F

Group G

Group H


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