Europa League Wrap: Nigerians join United in the next roundShare:
Manchester 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 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.
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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