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The Essentials: Your Guide To Thursday's European Knockout Tie

Leicester City welcome Slavia Prague to the East Midlands on Thursday in the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 (8pm kick-off).
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The Foxes are locked in stalemate with Slavia after the first leg in Prague last week as both sides look to reach the last 16 of the competition on Filbert Way.

Ahead of the Club's first two-legged European tie in four years, LCFC.com has everything you need to know, all in one place...

How can I watch the game?

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Matt Smith, BT Sport
Matt Smith, BT Sport

BT Sport ESPN is the channel to look for on Thursday evening.

Supporters based in the United Kingdom can tune into live coverage of the clash on BT Sport ESPN from 7:30pm on Thursday evening.

Who's starring on LCFC TV?

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Youri Tielemans
Youri Tielemans

Live coverage is provided, for free, by LCFC TV and LCFC Radio throughout Thursday's European action.

From 6:30pm on matchday, presenter Dan Bates will be joined by ex-Leicester stars Tony Cottee and Gerry Taggart, who will be on hand to provide build-up to the match, as well as half-time and full-time analysis.

Shortly before the 8pm kick-off on Filbert Way, we’ll then hand over to LCFC Radio’s commentary team, consisting of 2000 League Cup Final hero Matt Elliott and commentator John Dunn.

They will guide you through all of the action in Leicester, before post-match reaction will follow the exciting fixture.

All pre and post-match programming can be found on @LCFC social media channels, while commentary is completely free if you sign in on LCFC.com.

What's the officiating team?

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Serdar Gözübüyük
Serdar Gözübüyük

The man in the middle on Filbert Way will be Serdar Gözübüyük.

Dutch referee Serdar Gözübüyük will oversee matters at Leicester City Stadium, assisted by Joost van Zuilen and Johan Balder. Jeroen Manschot is fourth official, while Dennis Higler is the VAR (Video Assistant Referee), assisted by Bas Nijhuis.

When does everything happen?

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Leicester City Stadium
Leicester City Stadium

The home of the Foxes ahead of its latest European night.

Use this handy matchday timetable to make sure you don't miss out on any of the action...

Event Time
Matchday Live begins on LCFC TV 6:30pm
Team news confirmed on @LCFC social media 6:45pm
BT Sport ESPN coverage commences* 7:30pm
Commentary starts on LCFC Radio 7:50pm
Kick-off 8pm
Full-time 9:45pm approx
Short highlights on LCFC TV 12am (Friday)
Full highlights on LCFC TV 12am (Saturday)
Clips on @LCFC social media From 12am (Monday)


* UK only.

What's the injury news?

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James Maddison
James Maddison

James Maddison was substituted after netting his 11th goal in all competitions during last Sunday's Premier League win at Aston Villa.

On James Maddison, Brendan Rodgers said on Wednesday: "He won’t be available for the game. He’s in consultation with our doctor and some specialists and they’re just trying to see where we’re at, but certainly for tomorrow night, he misses out.

"When you have quality players [out], of course, it’s a shame, but I have always said, if they’re not available, I can’t over think it. We rely on our squad.

"We have very good players that can come in. I’m confident in the squad and the players’ ability to get the job done. We’ll do what we’ve always done, look to be flexible. We’ve got players with other attributes."

What happened last time?

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Kasper Schmeichel
Kasper Schmeichel

Last Thursday's first leg tie was Leicester's maiden competitive clash with a Czech outfit.

Leicester City and Slavia Prague played out a lively 0-0 stalemate in the first leg at Sinobo Stadium last Thursday evening.

While James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Kelechi Iheanacho all had chances for the Foxes in Prague, so too did Peter Olayinka, Lukáš Provod and Abdallah Sima for Červenobílí.

Iheanacho, on the other hand, reached the maximum number of bookings permitted and will be suspended this week.

When can I catch match highlights?

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Leicester City
Leicester City

Leicester City are pictured ahead of kick-off in Thursday's UEFA Europa League knockout tie against Slavia Prague at Sinobo Stadium.

A two-minute highlights package video will be available on LCFC TV from midnight on Friday (approximately two hours after full-time) - available for free to Digital Members on the Club's official website (free sign-up).

From midnight on Saturday, meanwhile, extended highlights will also be available on LCFC TV, with goal clips posted on @LCFC social channels from midnight on Sunday. 

All times GMT. 

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