Europa League permutations: Who could go through?

Eight places remain up for grabs in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 when the groups end on 7 December and 17 teams are in contention: we explain what they need.

Slavia face Astana in a direct encounter for qualification
Slavia face Astana in a direct encounter for qualification ©AFP/Getty Images
  • Qualified: Villarreal, Dynamo Kyiv, Partizan, Braga, AC Milan, Atalanta, Lyon, FCSB, Viktoria Plzeň, Arsenal, Salzburg, Östersund, Lazio, Nice, Zenit, Real Sociedad
  • Could qualify on 7 December: Slavia Praha, Astana, Ludogorets, İstanbul Başakşehir, AEK Athens, Austria Wien, Sheriff, Lokomotiv Moskva, København, Crvena zvezda, Köln, BATE, Marseille, Konyaspor, Vitória SC, Athletic Club, Zorya Luhansk
  • Out: Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Skënderbeu, Young Boys, Hoffenheim, Rijeka, Apollon Limassol, Everton, Zlín, Lugano, Hapoel Beer-Sheva, Hertha Berlin, Zulte Waregem, Vitesse, Rosenborg, Vardar
  • Full standings

All information in this article is subject to final confirmation from UEFA. These examples may not cover all potential situations.

THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER

19:00CET kick-offs

Group A: Slavia Praha (8 points) v Astana (7), Villarreal (11) v Maccabi Tel-Aviv (1)

  • Villarreal are through as group winners.

  • Slavia will qualify with a draw.

  • Astana will qualify with a win.

  • Maccabi are out.

Group B: Dynamo Kyiv (10) v Partizan (8), Young Boys (3) v Skënderbeu (5)

  • Dynamo are through, and will clinch first place with a draw.

  • Partizan are through, and will clinch first place with a win.

  • Skënderbeu and Young Boys are out.

Group C: Hoffenhaim (4) v Ludogorets (8), İstanbul Başakşehir (5) v Braga (10)

  • Braga are through, and will clinch first place with a win or if Ludogorets (who have a superior head-to-head) fail to win.
  • Ludogorets will be through with a draw or if Istanbul Başakşehir (who have a superior head-to-head) fail to win. Ludogorets finish top if they win and Braga do not.

  • Istanbul Başakşehir will be through if they win and Ludogorets lose.

  • Hoffenheim are out.

Group D: Rijeka (4) v AC Milan (11), Austria Wien (4) v AEK Athens (7)

  • Milan are through as group winners

  • AEK will qualify with a draw.

  • Austria will be through if they win (they would be top in a two-way head-to-head with AEK and a three-way head-to-head also including Rijeka if they win).

  • Rijeka are out.

Group E: Apollon (3) v Everton (1), Atalanta (11) v Lyon (11)

  • Atalanta and Lyon are through. They drew 1-1 in France so a 0-0 draw would give Atalanta first place, as would a 1-1 draw as Atalanta have a better overall goal difference. Any other score draw would give Lyon first place on head-to-head away goals.

  • Apollon and Everton are out.

Group F: Zlín (2) v Lokomotiv Moskva (8), København (6) v Sheriff (9)

  • Sheriff will be through if they draw or if Lokomotiv lose. If Sheriff lose and Lokomotiv win, Sheriff finish below København on head-to-head. If Sheriff lose by two goals or more and the other game is drawn, Sheriff are out on three-way head-to-head. If Sheriff lose by one goal and the other game is drawn, they are through on three-way head-to-head goals scored.

  • København will be through if they win unless they win 1-0, 2-1 or 3-2 and the other game is drawn, due to three-way head-to-head goals scored (or two-way head-to-head with Lokomotiv if it is 3-2).

  • Lokomotiv will be through with a win, if they draw and the other game finishes anything other than a one-goal victory for København in which they score at least four, or if København do not win.

  • Zlín are out.

21:05CET kick-offs

Group G: FCSB (10) v Lugano (6), Hapoel Beer-Sheva (4) v Viktoria Plzeň (9)

  • FCSB are through and will clinch first place with a win, or if Plzeň fail to win due to their superior head-to-head.

  • Plzeň are through due to their superior head-to-head with Lugano and will clinch first place if they win and FCSB do not.
  • Lugano and Hapoel are out.

Group H: Arsenal (10) v BATE Borisov (5), Crvena zvezda (6) v Köln (6)

  • Arsenal are through are group winners.

  • Crvena zvezda will be through if they win, or on head-to-head with a draw if BATE fail to win.

  • Köln will be through if they win.

  • BATE will be through if they win and the other game is drawn.

Group I: Vitória SC (4) v Konyaspor (5), Marseille (7) v Salzburg (11)

  • Salzburg are through as group winners.

  • Marseille will be through with a draw, or if the other game is drawn. They have a superior head-to-head with Konyaspor and an inferior one to Vitória SC.

  • Konyaspor will be through if they win and Marseille lose.

  • Vitória SC will be through on head-to-head if they win and Marseille lose.

Group J: Zorya Luhansk (6) v Athletic Club (8), Hertha Berlin (4) v Östersund (10)

  • Östersund are through and will clinch first place if they win or if Athletic fail to win.
  • Athletic will be through with a draw and will clinch first place (at least on head-to-head) if they win and Östersund do not.

  • Zorya will be through if they win.
  • Hertha are out.

Group K: Zulte Waregem (4) v Lazio (13), Vitesse (2) v Nice (9)

  • Lazio are through as group winners.
  • Nice are through as runners-up.

  • Zulte Waregem and Vitesse are out.

Group L: Real Sociedad (12) v Zenit (13), Vardar (0) v Rosenborg (4)

  • Zenit are through and will clinch first place with a draw.

  • Real Sociedad are through and will clinch first place with a win.

  • Rosenborg and Vardar are out.

Standings are provisional until all matches have been played.