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Wolfsberger vs. Tottenham Hotspur: Europa League game time, TV channels, how to watch

Spurs enter the knockout phase of the Europa League.

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Tottenham Hotspur v Royal Antwerp: Group J - UEFA Europa League Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images

The current feelings around Tottenham Hotspur are not positive, with Saturday’s loss being the fifth in the last six matches across all competitions. A top four spot in the Premier League table is quickly slipping away, and the FA Cup campaign is already over. As a result, it will all come down to the League Cup and the Europa League, with the latter resuming on Thursday.

A quick recap of how we got here: Spurs were required to navigate through three one-legged qualifiers before starting the group stage. While there were a few bumps along the way, everything ended up as expected, with the team finishing on top of Group J with a 4-1-1 record and a seeded position in the Round of 32 draw.

The ping pong balls were favorable, as Tottenham drew a matchup against Wolfsberger AC, who currently sits in the middle of the Austrian Bundesliga, as opposed to VfL Wolfsburg, a top-four German club. Wolfsberger is one of the eight worst teams remaining in the competition per FiveThirtyEight, making Spurs an overwhelming favorite to advance.

Covid travel restrictions mean the first leg will be played in Budapest instead of Austria, but regardless of venue, there is no excuse for not taking care of business over an inferior opponent. It is extremely important for Tottenham to get back on track quickly, and perhaps elevating the priority of the Europa League will bring some new life to a squad that desperately needs to improve.


How to Watch

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2020
Time: 12:55 p.m. ET, 3:55 p.m. BT
Location: Puskas Arena, Budapest, Hungary
TV: TUDN (USA - Spanish), BT Sport 2 (UK)
Streaming: CBS All Access (USA), BT Sport Extra (UK)

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