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UEFA Europa League: Who is still in it?

Ajax, Arsenal, Barcelona, Juventus and Manchester United are in it, but who else? Get an overview of the 24 teams remaining in the 2022/23 UEFA Europa League.

Belgian debutants Union Saint-Gilloise won their first three group matches en route to topping their group
Belgian debutants Union Saint-Gilloise won their first three group matches en route to topping their group BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images

Arsenal and Manchester United are still in the reckoning for UEFA Europa League glory, while the likes of Ajax, Barcelona and Juventus have joined the hunt.

The eight group runners-up are now joined in the knockout round play-offs by the eight teams who finished third in the UEFA Champions League groups. The eight group winners, meanwhile, go straight through to the round of 16.

UEFA.com profiles all the contenders.

Contenders at a glance

Knockout round play-offs
Barcelona vs Manchester United
Juventus vs Nantes
Sporting CP vs Midtjylland
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Rennes
Ajax vs Union Berlin
Leverkusen vs Monaco
Sevilla vs PSV Eindhoven
Salzburg vs Roma

Round of 16
Seeded: Arsenal, Betis, Fenerbahçe, Ferencváros, Feyenoord, Freiburg, Real Sociedad, Union Saint-Gilloise

Knockout round play-offs

Europa League play-off round: Meet the teams

Barcelona vs Manchester United

Barcelona (ESP)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 7
Third in Champions League Group C
Last season: Quarter-finals (L 4-3agg vs Frankfurt)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance
: Semi-finals (1975/76, 1977/78, 1995/96, 2000/01)

Manchester United (ENG)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 8
Group E: W5 D0 L1 F10 A3
Last season: Champions League round of 16 (L 2-1agg vs Atlético)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Winners (2016/17)

2017 final highlights: Ajax 0-2 Man. United

Juventus vs Nantes

Juventus (ITA)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 9
Third in Champions League Group H
Last season: Champions League round of 16 (L 1-4agg vs Villarreal)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance
: Winners (1976/77, 1989/90, 1992/93)

Nantes (FRA)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 117
Group G: W3 D0 L3 F6 A11
Last season: N/A (first European campaign since 2001/02)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Quarter-finals (1985/86, 1994/95)

Sevilla vs PSV Eindhoven

Sevilla (ESP)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 19
Third in Champions League Group G
Last season: Round of 16 (L 2-1agg vs West Ham)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance
: Winners (2005/06, 2006/07, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2019/20)

PSV Eindhoven (NED)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 38
Group A: W4 D1 L1 F15 A4
Last season: Europa Conference League quarter-finals (L 2-1agg vs Leicester)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Winners (1977/78)

Salzburg vs Roma

Salzburg (AUT)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 27
Third in Champions League Group E
Last season: Champions League round of 16 (L 2-8agg vs Bayern)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance
: Runners-up (1993/94)

Roma (ITA)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 13
Group C: W3 D1 L2 F11 A7
Last season: Europa Conference League winners (W 1-0 vs Feyenoord)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Runners-up (1990/91)

Highlights: Roma 3-1 Ludogorets

Ajax vs Union Berlin

Ajax (NED)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 10
Third in Champions League Group A
Last season: Champions League round of 16 (L 2-3agg vs Benfica)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance
: Winners (1991/92)

Union Berlin (GER)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 97
Group D: W4 D0 L2 F4 A2
Last season: Europa Conference League group stage (third place)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Knockout round play-offs (2022/23)

Sporting CP vs Midtjylland

Sporting CP (POR)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 33
Third in Champions League Group D
Last season: Champions League round of 16 (L 0-5agg vs Man City)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance
: Runners-up (2004/05)

Midtjylland (DEN)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 63
Group F: W2 D2 L2 F12 A8
Last season: Group stage (third)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Round of 32 (2015/16)

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Rennes

Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 24
Third in Champions League Group F
Last season: Champions League group stage (fourth)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance
: Winners (2008/09)

Rennes (FRA)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 36
Group B: W3 D3 L0 F11 A8
Last season: Europa Conference League round of 16 (L 3-2agg vs Leicester)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Round of 16 (2018/19)

Leverkusen vs Monaco

Leverkusen (GER)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 25
Third in Champions League Group B
Last season: Round of 16 (L 4-2agg vs Atalanta)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance
: Winners (1987/88)

Monaco (FRA)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 58
Group H: W3 D1 L2 F9 A8
Last season: Round of 16 (L 3-1agg Braga)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Semi-finalists (1996/97)

Round of 16

Arsenal (ENG)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 23

Group A: W5 D0 L1 F8 A3
Last season
: N/A (first European campaign since 2020/21)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Runners-up (1999/2000, 2018/19)

Highlights: Arsenal 1-0 PSV

Betis (ESP)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 46
Group C winners: W5 D1 L0 F12 A4
Last season: Round of 16 (L 3-2agg vs Eintracht Frankfurt)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Round of 16 (1998/99, 2005/06, 2013/14, 2021/22, 2022/23)

Fenerbahçe (TUR)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 59
Group B: W4 D2 L0 F13 A7
Last season
: Europa Conference League knockout round play-offs (L 6-4agg vs Slavia Praha)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance
: Semi-finals (2012/13)

Ferencváros (HUN)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 62
Group H winners: W3 D1 L2 F8 A9
Last season
: Group stage (fourth)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Semi-finals (1971/72)

Feyenoord (NED)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 34
Group F: W2 D2 L2 F13 A9
Last season: Europa Conference League runners-up (L 1-0 vs Roma)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Winners (1973/74, 2001/02)

Highlights: Feyenoord 1-0 Lazio

Freiburg (GER)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 96
Group G winners: W4 D2 L0 F13 A3
Last season
: N/A (first European campaign since 2017/18)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Round of 16 (2022/23)

Real Sociedad (ESP)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 53
Group E: W5 D0 L1 F10 A2
Last season: Knockout round play-offs (L 5-3agg vs Leipzig)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Quarter-finals (1988/89)

Union Saint-Gilloise (BEL)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 105
Group D winners: W4 D1 L1 F11 A7
Last season
: N/A (debut European campaign)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Round of 16 (2022/23)

Eliminated in group stage

AEK Larnaca (CYP) 

UEFA coefficient ranking: 142
Group C
: Third
Last season
: N/A (first European campaign since 2018/19)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance
: Group stage (2011/12, 2018/19, 2022/23)

Bodø/Glimt (NOR)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 80
Group A: Third
Last season: Europa Conference League quarter-finals (L 5-2agg vs Roma)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Group stage (2022/23)

Braga (POR)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 37
Group D: Third
Last season: Quarter-finals (L 3-2agg vs Rangers)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Runners-up (2010/11)

Crvena zvezda (SRB)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 41
Group H: Fourth
Last season: Round of 16 (L 4-2agg vs Rangers)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Runners-up (1978/79)

Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 48
Group B: Fourth
Last season: Champions League group stage (fourth)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Semi-finals (2008/09)

HJK (FIN)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 130
Group C: Fourth
Last season: Europa Conference League group stage (third)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Group stage (2014/15, 2022/23)

Lazio (ITA)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 40
Group F: Third
Last season: Knockout round play-offs (L 4-3agg vs Porto)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Runners-up (1997/98)

Ludogorets (BUL)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 75
Group C: Third
Last season: Group stage (fourth)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Round of 16 (2013/14)

Malmö (SWE)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 65
Group D: Fourth
Last season
: Champions League group stage (fourth)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Round of 32 (2018/19, 2019/20)

Olympiacos (GRE)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 44
Group G: Fourth
Last season: Knockout round play-offs (L 5-1agg vs Napoli)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Round of 16 (2004/05, 2011/12, 2016/17, 2019/20, 2020/21)

Omonoia (CYP)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 143
Group E
: Fourth
Last season
: Europa Conference League group stage (third)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance
: Group stage (2020/21, 2022/23)

Qarabağ (AZE)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 66
Group G: Third
Last season: Europa Conference League knockout round play-offs (L 6-1agg vs Marseille)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Group stage (2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2022/23)

Sheriff (MDA)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 81
Group E: Third
Last season: Knockout round play-offs (L 2-2agg 3-2pens vs Braga)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Knockout round play-offs (2021/22)

Sturm Graz (AUT)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 114
Group F: Fourth
Last season: Europa Conference League group stage (fourth place)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Quarter-finals (1983/84)

Trabzonspor (TUR)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 123
Group H: Third
Last season: Europa Conference League play-offs (L 5-1agg vs Roma)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Round of 32 (2011/12, 2013/14, 2014/15)

Zürich (SUI)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 144
Group A: Fourth
Last season: N/A (first European campaign since 2018/19)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League performance: Round of 16 (1998/99)

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