Nine more through to round of 32, Inter Milan out

Anderlecht, APOEL, Athletic, Genk, Krasnodar, Olympiacos, Roma, Sparta Praha and St-Étienne qualified for the round of 32 on a night when Inter Milan crashed out.

Edin Džeko scored a hat-trick for Roma
Edin Džeko scored a hat-trick for Roma ©Getty Images
  • Nine more teams, including Olympiacos and Roma, qualify for round of 32
  • Already-qualified Schalke, Shakhtar Donetsk and Zenit maintain perfect records
  • Hapoel Beer-Sheva beat Inter in thriller to eliminate Serie A side
  • Wayne Rooney becomes Manchester United's record scorer in Europe
  • Check out the group standings – matchday six fixtures on 8 December

Qualified as group winners (6): Ajax, Roma, Schalke, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sparta Praha, Zenit
Also qualified (7): Anderlecht, APOEL, Athletic, Genk, Krasnodar, Olympiacos, St-Étienne
Still in contention (22): Astra, Austria Wien, AZ, Braga, Celta, Dundalk, Fenerbahçe, Feyenoord, Fiorentina, Gent, Hapoel Beer-Sheva, Liberec, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Manchester United, Osmanlıspor, PAOK, Qarabağ, Southampton, Standard Liège, Steaua, Villarreal, Zürich
Eliminated (13): Astana, Gabala, Inter Milan, Konyaspor, Mainz, Nice, Panathinaikos, Rapid Wien, Salzburg, Sassuolo, Viktoria Plzeň, Young Boys, Zorya

Matchday five results
Ajax 2-0 Panathinaikos
Astana 2-1 APOEL
Athletic 3-2 Sassuolo

Austria Wien 1-2 Astra

Celta 1-1 Standard Liège

Dundalk 0-1 AZ

Fenerbahçe 2-0 Zorya

Fiorentina 2-3 PAOK
Gabala 1-3 Anderlecht
Genk 1-0 Rapid Wien

Gent 2-2 Braga

Hapoel Beer-Sheva 3-2 Inter Milan

Krasnodar 1-1 Salzburg
Liberec 3-0 Qarabağ
Manchester United 4-0 Feyenoord

Olympiacos 1-1 Young Boys

Roma 4-1 Plzeň

Schalke 2-0 Nice

Shakhtar Donetsk 4-0 Konyaspor
Sparta Praha 1-0 Southampton
St-Étienne 0-0 Mainz

Steaua 2-1 Osmanlıspor

Zenit 2-0 Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Zürich 1-1 Villarreal

PAOK celebrate their late triumph
PAOK celebrate their late triumph©AFP/Getty Images

While the nine teams who booked their progress enjoyed relatively low-key evenings, there was drama aplenty elsewhere. Hapoel Beer-Sheva, for example, overturned a two-goal deficit to condemn Inter to bottom spot in Group K. Fiorentina looked to have pulled off an impressive comeback of their own in Group J, but – on the brink of qualification – lost to PAOK in added time.

Manchester United kept themselves in contention with the help of Wayne Rooney's record 39th UEFA goal for the Red Devils, one more than Ruud van Nistelrooy. He also now has 248 goals in all competitions for United, just one off Sir Bobby Charlton's all-time record. Roma's Edin Džeko is another in-form UEFA Europa League striker, having plundered a hat-trick to make it 11 goals in his last ten club appearances.

All four sides who had qualified on matchday four, meanwhile – Ajax, Schalke, Shakhtar and Zenit – picked up victories, the Eredivisie club doing so with four teenagers making their competition debuts.

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