FC Rubin Kazan, Club Brugge KV, AZ Alkmaar and Udinese Calcio filled the four remaining places in Friday's UEFA Europa League round of 32 and round of 16 draws, streamed live on UEFA.com from Nyon at 13.00CET, after the group stage concluded on Thursday night.
There will be two pots for the round of 32 draw: the 12 group winners and the four best third-ranked teams in the UEFA Champions League group stage will be drawn against the 12 group runners-up and the remaining third-placed UEFA Champions League sides. In the games on 16 and 23 February, no team can play a club from their group or a side from the same association.
PAOK FC, R. Standard de Liège, PSV Eindhoven, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Beşiktaş JK, Athletic Club, FC Metalist Kharkiv, Club Brugge KV, Club Atlético de Madrid, FC Schalke 04, FC Twente, RSC Anderlecht, Manchester City FC*, Manchester United FC*, Valencia CF*, Olympiacos CF*
FC Rubin Kazan, Hannover 96, Legia Warszawa, S.S. Lazio, Stoke City FC, FC Salzburg, AZ Alkmaar, SC Braga, Udinese Calcio, FC Steaua Bucureşti, Wisła Kraków, FC Lokomotiv Moskva, Trabzonspor AŞ*, AFC Ajax*, FC Porto*, FC Viktoria Plzeň*
*Transferred from the UEFA Champions League
The draw for the round of 16 on 8 and 15 March follows and there are no seeded teams. The 16 balls containing slips of paper for 'Winners of match 1' to 'Winners of match 16' are placed in one bowl and shuffled. The first team drawn are to play their first match at home against the second team drawn and the same procedure is then repeated for the other matches. There are no restrictions on the round of 16 draw.
Rubin needed just a point at PAOK to hold off the challenge of Tottenham Hotspur FC in Group A, but looked in trouble when they had a man sent off and went a goal behind early on in Greece. With Spurs winning well at Shamrock Rovers FC, the London club's hopes were suddenly raised, but Nelson Valdez equalised to give the Russian side the draw they required.
With the top two decided in Groups B and C, the other three qualifiers all came from the evening's second set of games. Udinese hosted Celtic FC in Group I knowing they would be through at the Scottish side's expense if they avoided defeat. Although they went behind, Antonio Di Natale's equaliser on the cusp of half-time helped them through as section runners-up behind Atlético.
Club Brugge made sure of both qualification and top spot in Group H by holding Braga, who were already through. That 1-1 result rendered Birmingham City FC's 1-0 win against NK Maribor irrelevant, with the English side needing a Braga victory to have any hope. In Group G, FK Austria Wien completed their part of the bargain by beating Malmö FF, but AZ's 1-1 home draw with Metalist meant the Dutch league leaders went into the round of 32 alongside the Ukrainian pool winners.
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