theScore pores through the permutations to work out who’s advanced and who’s been eliminated during Thursday’s Europa League fixtures.
Outcomes from the early kickoffs
Anderlecht were eliminated after losing 2-0 at Fenerbahce. The fates of the latter, Dinamo Zagreb, and Spartak Trnava are yet to be determined.
Nothing is decided in a quartet of Rangers, Rapid Vienna, Spartak Moscow, and Villarreal.
Last season’s finalists Marseille fell out of the Europa League after just four matches with a 2-1 loss at Lazio’s Stadio Olimpico. The win sent the Roman outfit into the next stage along with Eintracht Frankfurt, who overcame Group H cellar-dwellers Apollon Limassol.
Progression to the last 32 is still up for grabs for Besiktas, Genk, Malmo, and Sarpsborg.
Akhisar Belediyespor were booted from the Europa League following a 3-2 home defeat to Sevilla. The Andalusians, meanwhile, are still vying with Krasnodar and Standard Liege to decide which two teams progress.
Astana, Dynamo Kyiv, Jablonec, and Rennes are still squabbling over a pair of spots to vault into the knockout rounds.
Chelsea are through as the top-placed team in Group L, while BATE Borisov, PAOK Thessaloniki, and MOL Vidi are fighting to capture second position.
Yet to be determined (kickoffs at 3:00 p.m. ET)
Bayer Leverkusen and FC Zurich meet in western Germany with the prospect of advancing from the quartet, while Ludogorets and AEK Larnaca are looking to cling onto their Europa League status at the former’s Razgrad home.
A raft of permutations in this group sees Celtic and Rosenborg on the brink of elimination, while RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg are looking to punch their tickets into the knockout rounds.
Bordeaux – arguably the most storied name in a group rounded out by Slavia Prague, FC Copenhagen, and Zenit St. Petersburg – are on the verge of being dumped from the competition.
Victory over Sporting CP will send Arsenal through, and even a draw will be enough for the Gunners if Vorskla Poltava lose to Qarabag. Qarabag need at least a point to keep their slim hopes of progression alive.
Olympiacos can ditch Dudelange from the tournament with a win, but if the Greek side doesn’t capture all points on offer Real Betis will advance by beating AC Milan again.