Europa League at a glance: Who's through? Who's out?

AC Milan, Real Sociedad and Östersund are among the sides who earned a round of 32 place on matchday five, but who else still has something to play for in the UEFA Europa League?

Patrick Cutrone's AC Milan are certain of a round of 32 place
Patrick Cutrone's AC Milan are certain of a round of 32 place ©Getty Images

There is still one round of group stage matches remaining, and the UEFA Europa League round of 32 is already taking shape. Who's through, who can still make it and who's out of contention? explains all.


Who's through to the round of 32?

Arsenal, Atalanta, Braga, Dynamo Kyiv, FCSB, Lazio, Lyon, Milan, Nice, Östersund, Partizan, Plzeň, Real Sociedad, Salzburg, Villarreal, Zenit

Who can still qualify?

Köln are still in the hunt after beating Arsenal
Köln are still in the hunt after beating Arsenal©Getty Images

AEK Athens, Astana, Athletic Club, Austria Wien, BATE, Crvena zvezda, İstanbul Başakşehir, København, Köln, Konyaspor, Lokomotiv Moskva, Ludogorets, Marseille, Sheriff, Slavia Praha, Vitória SC, Zorya Luhansk

Who's out of contention?

Apollon Limassol, Everton, Hapoel Beer-Sheva, Hertha Berlin, Hoffenheim, Lugano, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Rijeka, Rosenborg, Skënderbeu, Vardar, Vitesse, Young Boys, Zlín, Zulte Waregem

  • The top two teams in each group progress to the round of 32, where they are joined by the UEFA Champions League's third-placed teams.

When and where is the draw?

The draw begins at 12:00CET on Monday 11 December. It will take place at the House of European Football in Nyon and will be streamed live on

How will the draw work?

There will be two pots of clubs for the round of 32 draw: the 12 group winners and the four best third-ranked teams in the UEFA Champions League group stage are seeded. They will be drawn against the 12 group runners-up and the remaining third-placed UEFA Champions League sides.

No team can play a club from their UEFA Europa League group or a side from the same national association, with other restrictions to be confirmed ahead of the draw.

When are the ties?

Games will be played in principle on Thursdays 15 and 22 February at 19:00CET and 21:05CET, with the exact schedule released after the draw. The seeded teams will be at home in the second leg.