2017–18 UEFA Europa League group stage

international football competition

The 2017–18 UEFA Europa League group stage began on 14 September and ended on 7 December 2017. A total of 48 teams competed in the group stage to decide 24 of the 32 places in the knockout stage of the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League.

Below are the teams that were participating in the tournament (with their 2017 UEFA club coefficients),[1] grouped by their seeding pot. They included 16 teams which entered in this stage, the 22 winners of the play-off round, and the 10 losers of the Champions League play-off round (5 in Champions Route, 5 in League Route).

Key to colours
Group winners and runners-up advance to the round of 32
Pot 1
Team Coeff.[1]
  Arsenal 105.192
  Zenit Saint Petersburg[†] 87.106
  Lyon 68.833
  Dynamo Kyiv[†] 67.526
  Villarreal 64.999
  Athletic Bilbao[†] 60.999
  Lazio 56.666
  Milan[†] 47.666
  Viktoria Plzeň[†] 40.635
  Red Bull Salzburg[†] 40.570
  Copenhagen[CL-CR] 37.800
  Braga[†] 37.366
Pot 2
Team Coeff.[1]
  FCSB[CL-LR] 35.370
  Ludogorets Razgrad[†] 34.175
  BATE Borisov[†] 29.475
  Everton[†] 29.192
  Young Boys[CL-LR] 28.915
  Marseille[†] 28.333
  Real Sociedad 27.499
  Maccabi Tel Aviv[†] 23.375
  Lokomotiv Moscow 20.606
  Austria Wien[†] 17.070
  Hertha BSC 16.899
  Nice[CL-LR] 16.833
Pot 3
Team Coeff.[1]
  Astana[CL-CR] 16.800
  Partizan[†] 16.075
  1899 Hoffenheim[CL-LR] 15.899
  1. FC Köln 15.899
  Rijeka[CL-CR] 15.550
  Vitória de Guimarães 14.866
  Atalanta 14.666
  Zulte Waregem 14.480
  Zorya Luhansk 13.526
  Rosenborg[†] 12.665
  FC Sheriff Tiraspol[†] 11.150
  Hapoel Be'er Sheva[CL-CR] 10.875
Pot 4
Team Coeff.[1]
  Apollon Limassol[†] 10.710
  İstanbul Başakşehir[CL-LR] 10.340
  Konyaspor 9.840
  Vitesse 9.212
  Slavia Prague[CL-CR] 8.135
  Red Star Belgrade[†] 7.325
  Skënderbeu Korçë[†] 6.825
  Fastav Zlín 6.635
  AEK Athens[†] 6.580
  Lugano 6.415
  Vardar[†] 5.125
  Östersund[†] 3.945
Notes
  1. Winners of the play-off round.
  2. CL-CR Losers of the Champions League play-off round (Champions Route).
  3. CL-LR Losers of the Champions League play-off round (League Route).

Format

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In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The group winners and runners-up advanced to the round of 32, where they were joined by the eight third-placed teams of the Champions League group stage.

Tiebreakers

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Teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss), and if tied on points, the following tiebreaking criteria were applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Articles 16.01):[2]

  1. Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  2. Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  3. Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  4. Away goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  5. If more than two teams are tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams are still tied, all head-to-head criteria above are reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams;
  6. Goal difference in all group matches;
  7. Goals scored in all group matches;
  8. Away goals scored in all group matches;
  9. Wins in all group matches;
  10. Away wins in all group matches;
  11. Disciplinary points (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  12. UEFA club coefficient.

Groups

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Group A

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Villarreal 6 3 2 1 10 6 +4 11 Advance to knockout phase
2   Astana 6 3 1 2 10 7 +3 10
3   Slavia Prague 6 2 2 2 6 6 0 8
4   Maccabi Tel Aviv 6 1 1 4 1 8 −7 4
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Villarreal  3–1  Astana
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Slavia Prague  1–0  Maccabi Tel Aviv
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Attendance: 13,035[4]

Astana  1–1  Slavia Prague
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Attendance: 17,215[5]
Maccabi Tel Aviv  0–0  Villarreal
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Astana  4–0  Maccabi Tel Aviv
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Attendance: 10,350[7]
Villarreal  2–2  Slavia Prague
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Maccabi Tel Aviv  0–1  Astana
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Slavia Prague  0–2  Villarreal
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Attendance: 18,403[10]

Astana  2–3  Villarreal
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Maccabi Tel Aviv  0–2  Slavia Prague
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Villarreal  0–1  Maccabi Tel Aviv
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Slavia Prague  0–1  Astana
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Attendance: 14,198[14]
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)

Group B

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Dynamo Kyiv 6 4 1 1 15 9 +6 13 Advance to knockout phase
2   Partizan 6 2 2 2 8 9 −1 8
3   Young Boys 6 1 3 2 7 8 −1 6
4   Skënderbeu 6 1 2 3 6 10 −4 5
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Dynamo Kyiv  3–1  Skënderbeu
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Young Boys  1–1  Partizan
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Attendance: 13,004[16]

Partizan  2–3  Dynamo Kyiv
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Skënderbeu  1–1  Young Boys
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Skënderbeu  0–0  Partizan
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Dynamo Kyiv  2–2  Young Boys
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Partizan  2–0  Skënderbeu
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Young Boys  0–1  Dynamo Kyiv
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Attendance: 10,077[24]
Referee: Tony Chapron (France)

Skënderbeu  3–2  Dynamo Kyiv
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Partizan  2–1  Young Boys
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Dynamo Kyiv  4–1  Partizan
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Attendance: 14,678[28]
Referee: Paweł Gil (Poland)
Young Boys  2–1  Skënderbeu
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Attendance: 8,209[29]

Group C

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Braga 6 3 1 2 9 8 +1 10 Advance to knockout phase
2   Ludogorets Razgrad 6 2 3 1 7 5 +2 9
3   İstanbul Başakşehir 6 2 2 2 7 8 −1 8
4   1899 Hoffenheim 6 1 2 3 8 10 −2 5
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
1899 Hoffenheim  1–2  Braga
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İstanbul Başakşehir  0–0  Ludogorets Razgrad
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Ludogorets Razgrad  2–1  1899 Hoffenheim
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Braga  2–1  İstanbul Başakşehir
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Attendance: 10,376[33]
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)

Braga  0–2  Ludogorets Razgrad
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Attendance: 8,623[34]
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)
1899 Hoffenheim  3–1  İstanbul Başakşehir
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Ludogorets Razgrad  1–1  Braga
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İstanbul Başakşehir  1–1  1899 Hoffenheim
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Braga  3–1  1899 Hoffenheim
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Attendance: 10,054[38]
Ludogorets Razgrad  1–2  İstanbul Başakşehir
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1899 Hoffenheim  1–1  Ludogorets Razgrad
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İstanbul Başakşehir  2–1  Braga
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Group D

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Milan 6 3 2 1 13 6 +7 11 Advance to knockout phase
2   AEK Athens 6 1 5 0 6 5 +1 8
3   Rijeka 6 2 1 3 11 12 −1 7
4   Austria Wien 6 1 2 3 9 16 −7 5
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Austria Wien  1–5  Milan
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Rijeka  1–2  AEK Athens
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Attendance: 5,932[43]

AEK Athens  2–2  Austria Wien
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Attendance: 16,954[44]
Referee: Paweł Gil (Poland)
Milan  3–2  Rijeka
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Attendance: 23,917[45]

Milan  0–0  AEK Athens
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Attendance: 20,812[46]
Austria Wien  1–3  Rijeka
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AEK Athens  0–0  Milan
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Attendance: 40,538[48]
Rijeka  1–4  Austria Wien
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Attendance: 7,912[49]

Milan  5–1  Austria Wien
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Attendance: 17,932[50]
AEK Athens  2–2  Rijeka
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Austria Wien  0–0  AEK Athens
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Rijeka  2–0  Milan
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Attendance: 8,021[53]
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)

Group E

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Atalanta 6 4 2 0 14 4 +10 14 Advance to knockout phase
2   Lyon 6 3 2 1 11 4 +7 11
3   Everton 6 1 1 4 7 15 −8 4
4   Apollon Limassol 6 0 3 3 5 14 −9 3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Atalanta  3–0  Everton
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Apollon Limassol  1–1  Lyon
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Lyon  1–1  Atalanta
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Everton  2–2  Apollon Limassol
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Attendance: 27,034[58]

Everton  1–2  Lyon
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Attendance: 27,159[59]
Atalanta  3–1  Apollon Limassol
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Lyon  3–0  Everton
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Apollon Limassol  1–1  Atalanta
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Everton  1–5  Atalanta
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Attendance: 17,431[63]
Lyon  4–0  Apollon Limassol
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Atalanta  1–0  Lyon
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Apollon Limassol  0–3  Everton
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Group F

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Lokomotiv Moscow 6 3 2 1 9 4 +5 11 Advance to knockout phase
2   Copenhagen 6 2 3 1 7 3 +4 9[a]
3   Sheriff Tiraspol 6 2 3 1 4 4 0 9[a]
4   Fastav Zlín 6 0 2 4 1 10 −9 2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. 1.0 1.1 Head-to-head results: Sheriff Tiraspol 0–0 Copenhagen, Copenhagen 2–0 Sheriff Tiraspol.
Fastav Zlín  0–0  Sheriff Tiraspol
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Copenhagen  0–0  Lokomotiv Moscow
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Lokomotiv Moscow  3–0  Fastav Zlín
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Attendance: 10,065[69]
Sheriff Tiraspol  0–0  Copenhagen
Report
Attendance: 5,070[70]
Referee: Clayton Pisani (Malta)

Sheriff Tiraspol  1–1  Lokomotiv Moscow
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Attendance: 10,500[71]
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)
Fastav Zlín  1–1  Copenhagen
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Lokomotiv Moscow  1–2  Sheriff Tiraspol
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Attendance: 10,118[73]
Copenhagen  3–0  Fastav Zlín
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Lokomotiv Moscow  2–1  Copenhagen
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Sheriff Tiraspol  1–0  Fastav Zlín
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Fastav Zlín  0–2  Lokomotiv Moscow
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Copenhagen  2–0  Sheriff Tiraspol
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Group G

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Viktoria Plzeň 6 4 0 2 13 8 +5 12 Advance to knockout phase
2   FCSB 6 3 1 2 9 7 +2 10
3   Lugano 6 3 0 3 9 11 −2 9
4   Hapoel Be'er Sheva 6 1 1 4 5 10 −5 4
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Hapoel Be'er Sheva  2–1  Lugano
Report
Attendance: 14,752[79]
Referee: Tony Chapron (France)
FCSB  3–0  Viktoria Plzeň
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Viktoria Plzeň  3–1  Hapoel Be'er Sheva
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Attendance: 10,314[81]
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)
Lugano  1–2  FCSB
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Lugano  3–2  Viktoria Plzeň
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Hapoel Be'er Sheva  1–2  FCSB
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Attendance: 15,117[84]

Viktoria Plzeň  4–1  Lugano
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Attendance: 9,483[85]
FCSB  1–1  Hapoel Be'er Sheva
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Lugano  1–0  Hapoel Be'er Sheva
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Viktoria Plzeň  2–0  FCSB
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Attendance: 10,197[88]
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

Hapoel Be'er Sheva  0–2  Viktoria Plzeň
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FCSB  1–2  Lugano
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Group H

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Arsenal 6 4 1 1 14 4 +10 13 Advance to knockout phase
2   Red Star Belgrade 6 2 3 1 3 2 +1 9
3   1. FC Köln 6 2 0 4 7 8 −1 6
4   BATE Borisov 6 1 2 3 6 16 −10 5
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Red Star Belgrade  1–1  BATE Borisov
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Arsenal  3–1  1. FC Köln
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1. FC Köln  0–1  Red Star Belgrade
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BATE Borisov  2–4  Arsenal
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Attendance: 13,100[95]

BATE Borisov  1–0  1. FC Köln
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Attendance: 11,783[96]
Red Star Belgrade  0–1  Arsenal
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1. FC Köln  5–2  BATE Borisov
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Arsenal  0–0  Red Star Belgrade
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Attendance: 58,285[99]
Referee: Luca Banti (Italy)

BATE Borisov  0–0  Red Star Belgrade
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Attendance: 12,000[100]
1. FC Köln  1–0  Arsenal
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Red Star Belgrade  1–0  1. FC Köln
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Arsenal  6–0  BATE Borisov
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Group I

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Red Bull Salzburg 6 3 3 0 7 1 +6 12 Advance to knockout phase
2   Marseille 6 2 2 2 4 4 0 8
3   Konyaspor 6 1 3 2 4 6 −2 6
4   Vitória de Guimarães 6 1 2 3 5 9 −4 5
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Marseille  1–0  Konyaspor
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Vitória de Guimarães  1–1  Red Bull Salzburg
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Red Bull Salzburg  1–0  Marseille
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Konyaspor  2–1  Vitória de Guimarães
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Konyaspor  0–2  Red Bull Salzburg
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Marseille  2–1  Vitória de Guimarães
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Red Bull Salzburg  0–0  Konyaspor
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Vitória de Guimarães  1–0  Marseille
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Konyaspor  1–1  Marseille
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Red Bull Salzburg  3–0  Vitória de Guimarães
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Marseille  0–0  Red Bull Salzburg
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Vitória de Guimarães  1–1  Konyaspor
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Group J

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Athletic Bilbao 6 3 2 1 8 5 +3 11[a] Advance to knockout phase
2   Östersund 6 3 2 1 8 4 +4 11[a]
3   Zorya Luhansk 6 2 0 4 3 9 −6 6
4   Hertha BSC 6 1 2 3 6 7 −1 5
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. 1.0 1.1 Head-to-head results: Östersund 2–2 Athletic Bilbao, Athletic Bilbao 1–0 Östersund.
Zorya Luhansk  0–2  Östersund
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Hertha BSC  0–0  Athletic Bilbao
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Attendance: 28,832[117]

Athletic Bilbao  0–1  Zorya Luhansk
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Attendance: 32,462[118]
Östersund  1–0  Hertha BSC
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Attendance: 8,009[119]
Referee: Luca Banti (Italy)

Östersund  2–2  Athletic Bilbao
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Zorya Luhansk  2–1  Hertha BSC
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Attendance: 9,521[121]
Referee: Liran Liany (Israel)

Athletic Bilbao  1–0  Östersund
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Attendance: 32,354[122]
Referee: Paweł Gil (Poland)
Hertha BSC  2–0  Zorya Luhansk
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Attendance: 20,358[123]

Östersund  2–0  Zorya Luhansk
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Athletic Bilbao  3–2  Hertha BSC
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Attendance: 38,928[125]

Zorya Luhansk  0–2  Athletic Bilbao
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Attendance: 8,428[126]
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
Hertha BSC  1–1  Östersund
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Attendance: 15,686[127]

Group K

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Lazio 6 4 1 1 12 7 +5 13 Advance to knockout phase
2   Nice 6 3 0 3 12 7 +5 9
3   Zulte Waregem 6 2 1 3 8 13 −5 7
4   Vitesse 6 1 2 3 5 10 −5 5
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Zulte Waregem  1–5  Nice
Report
Vitesse  2–3  Lazio
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Attendance: 19,867[129]
Referee: Liran Liany (Israel)

Lazio  2–0  Zulte Waregem
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Nice  3–0  Vitesse
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Attendance: 15,006[132]

Nice  1–3  Lazio
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Attendance: 21,386[133]
Zulte Waregem  1–1  Vitesse
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Attendance: 9,488[134]
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

Lazio  1–0  Nice
Report
Attendance: 21,327[135]
Vitesse  0–2  Zulte Waregem
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Attendance: 17,906[136]

Nice  3–1  Zulte Waregem
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Attendance: 20,274[137]
Referee: Luca Banti (Italy)
Lazio  1–1  Vitesse
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Attendance: 8,226[138]

Zulte Waregem  3–2  Lazio
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Vitesse  1–0  Nice
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Attendance: 17,564[140]

Group L

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 5 1 0 17 5 +12 16 Advance to knockout phase
2   Real Sociedad 6 4 0 2 16 6 +10 12
3   Rosenborg 6 1 2 3 6 11 −5 5
4   Vardar 6 0 1 5 3 20 −17 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Vardar  0–5  Zenit Saint Petersburg
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Attendance: 11,118[141]
Real Sociedad