With the Europa League group stage drawing to a close, who has passed, who gets into the Europa Conference League and when is the draw for the next stage?
What is a play-off round and what has changed in the Europa League?
From 2021/22, the group stage of the Europa League has been truncated to eight groups. Instead of the round of 32, the eight runners-up will meet one of eight teams that finished third in their respective Champions League groups in a home and away play-offs in February.
These eight teams will join the eight Europa League group winners on the last 16 of March.
Teams that finish third in their Europa League groups will also see their European season extended for the first time, with those eight teams facing one of eight teams that finished runners-up in the Europa Conference League group stage for a place in the round of 16. of final that competition.
Who qualified for the round of 16?
Red Star Belgrade
Who will be the protagonist of the group stage?
Borussia Dortmund *
RB Leipzig *
FC Porto *
* Third-placed teams in the Champions League group stage
When is the draw for the playoffs?
The Europa League play-off draw and Europa Conference League play-off draw will be held in Nyon, Switzerland on Monday 13 December from 12:00 GMT.
How does the play-off draw work?
The eight teams that finished second in their Europa League group will be seeded and drawn against the eight teams that finished third in their Champions League groups.
No team can play against a team from their own group or a team from their own country.
The teams that finished second in the Europa League groups will play the first leg of the round of 16 away.
When are the play-offs?
The first leg of the play-offs will be played on February 17, with the return one week later on February 24.
Europa Conference League
Who will join the Europa Conference League?
These are the seeded play-offs of the ECL knockout stage
Who could Celtic or Leicester face in the Conference League round of 16 play-offs?
Bodo / Glimt
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Speed / Tottenham *
Celtic could face Tottenham or Vitesse from unseeded sides, but Leicester could only face Vitesse from this pair.
Teams qualified for the Round of 16 of the Conference League