In addition to Nice, the teams from the top 5 European national championships participating in the Europa League group stage all won the right to reach the round of 1/16.
After the fifth series of matches, the Europa League has identified 18 official clubs to qualify for the 1/16 round. Early this morning, the European tournament found the owners of the last six tickets, including Napoli, Real Sociedad (same group F), Molde (group B), Wolfsberg (group K), Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Group I) and Young Boys (Group A).
Notably, in addition to Nice (Ligue 1), the teams of the top 5 European national championships participating in the Europa League group stage all completed the knockout round goals. Premier League shows class when all three representatives including Arsenal (Group B), Leicester (Group G), and Tottenham (Group J) have the right to continue with the top of their group.
Similar to the Premier League is Serie A with AS Roma (first in Group A), Napoli (first in Group F), and AC Milan (first in Group H). La Liga maintains its number with Granada (second in Group E), Real Sociedad (second in Group F), and Villarreal (first in Group I). The Bundesliga also did not “fall” any team with Bayer Leverkusen (first in Group C) with Hoffenheim (first in Group L).
Besides, names such as Rangers (Scotland, first in Group D), Benfica (Portugal, second in Group D), PSV Eindhoven (the Netherlands, first in Group E), Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia, first in Group K) were present. in the knockout round.
Some famous teams made fans disappointed
Some famous teams made fans disappointed by being eliminated. They AZ Alkmaar (the Netherlands, third in Group F), Celtic (Scotland, the bottom of Group H), or Feyenoord (the Netherlands, third in Group K) and CSKA Moscow (Russia, go to Group K).
Eight teams fell from the Champions League including Man Utd, Ajax Amsterdam, Shakhtar Donetsk, Club Brugge, Krasnodar, Red Bull Salzburg, Dynamo Kiev, and Olympiacos. Of these, only the first 4 names were classified in the seed group in the draw of the 1/16 round with 12 top teams in the group stage of the Europa League.
European Football Federation (UEFA) will hold the draw for round 1/16 of the Europa League next Monday (December 14). The round of 1/16 takes place on February 18, 2021, and the second round will take place exactly 1 week, on February 25.