Europa League Wrap: Nigerians join United in the next round

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  000_I87EVManchester United are through to the next round of the Europa League.


All is now set for the draws for the knockout round of the Europa League, following the conclusion of group games on Thursday, with the top two teams from each group progressing (including John Ogu and Anthony Nwakaeme's Hapoel Be'er Sheva), while eight teams have transferred from the Champions League having finished third in their respective groups in the more illustrious competition.

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So at it stands, the 12 group winners and four best third-ranked teams transferring from the Champions League are seeded. The 12 group runners-up and remaining third-placed Champions League sides are unseeded

The Seeded Teams

Ajax, APOEL, Beşiktaş*, Fenerbahçe, Fiorentina, Copenhagen*, Lyon*, Osmanlıspor, Roma, Schalke, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sparta Praha, St-Étienne, Tottenham*, Zenit

The Unseeded Teams

Anderlecht, Astra Giurgiu, AZ, Celta Vigo, Gent, Hapoel Beer-Sheva, Krasnodar, Legia Warszawa*, Ludogorets*, Manchester United, Mönchengladbach*, Olympiacos, PAOK, Rostov*, Villarreal

Although, Genk will play Sassuolo in a rescheduled game today and the Belgian side need a point to seal top spot but they are through with Athletic Bilbao.

* Transferring from the Champions League

The Draw

The draw will take place on Monday 12 December and no team can play a club from their UEFA Europa League group or a side from the same association. Other restrictions will be confirmed before the draw.

When will the games take place?

Games will be played in principle on Thursdays 16 and 23 February at 19:00CET and 21:05CET, with the exact schedule confirmed after the draw. Seeded teams will be at home in the second leg.

The Results

VILLARREAL 2-1 STEAUA

OSMANLISPOR 2-0 ZÜRICH

PAOK 2-0 LIBEREC

QARABAĞ 1-2 FIORENTINA

BRAGA 2-4 SHAKHTAR DONETSK

KONYASPOR 0-1 GENT

RAPID WIEN 1-1 ATHLETIC

ASTRA 0-0 ROMA

PLZEŇ 3-2 AUSTRIA WIEN

M. TEL-AVIV 2-1 DUNDALK

AZ 3-2 ZENIT

ANDERLECHT 2-3 ST-ÉTIENNE

MAINZ 2-0 GABALA

APOEL 2-0 OLYMPIACOS

YOUNG BOYS 3-0 ASTANA

ZORYA 0-2 MAN. UNITED

FEYENOORD 0-1 FENERBAHÇE

SOUTHAMPTON 1-1 H. BEER-SHEVA

INTERNAZIONALE 2-1 SPARTA PRAHA

NICE 2-1 KRASNODAR

SALZBURG 2-0 SCHALKE

PANATHINAIKOS 0-2 CELTA

STANDARD LIÈGE 1-1 AJAX  

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