Europa League 2016: Qualified Teams, Draw Date After Round-of-32 Results

James Dudko@@JamesDudkoFeatured ColumnistFebruary 25, 2016

PORTO, PORTUGAL - FEBRUARY 25:  Borussia Dortmund's forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with FC Porto's uruguayan defender Maxi Pereira in action during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 - Second Leg match between FC Porto and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio do Dragao on February 25, 2015 in Porto, Portugal.  (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)
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Borussia Dortmund completed the job against Porto on Thursday to advance to the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League after winning 1-0 away from home at Estadio do Dragao.

Already holding a 2-0 lead from the first leg, the second-placed side in Germany's Bundesliga went ahead early courtesy of a gaffe from Porto's veteran Spanish goalkeeper, Iker Casillas.

Dortmund went through on a night when Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Valencia, Lazio, Bayer Leverkusen, Fenerbahce, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sparta Prague and Athletic Bilbao also progressed into the next round.

Villarreal, Basel, reigning champions Sevilla, Braga and Anderlecht joined them.

Here are the full results from the last 32 second-leg games, along with confirmation of the qualified teams:

UEFA Europa League 2016 Results: Last 32
HomeScoreAwayAggregate ScoreQualified
Braga2-2FC Sion4-3Braga
Lokomotiv Moscow1-1Fenerbahce1-3Fenerbahce
Schalke 040-3Shakhtar Donetsk0-3Shakhtar
Athletic Bilbao1-1Marseille2-1Bilbao
Kuban Krasnodar0-3Sparta Prague0-4Sparta
Bayer 04 Leverkusen3-1Sporting Lisbon4-1Leverkusen
Rapid Vienna0-4Valencia0-10Valencia
Tottenham Hotspur3-0Fiorentina4-1Spurs
Porto0-1Borussia Dortmund0-3Dortmund
Basel2-1St-Etienne4-4Basel (away goals)
Manchester United5-1FC Midtjylland6-3United
Source: UEFA.com

The draw for the last 16 will take place in Nyon on Friday, with full details available at UEFA.com.


Dortmund made comfortable work of winning on away soil against a Porto side always strong at home. Quick combination passing released Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who forced the error from Casillas.

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It was enough to secure a first for Dortmund, according to OptaFranz:

OptaFranz @OptaFranz

1 - After 3 defeats @BVB claim their 1st win ever in Portugal to advance to the round of 16 in @EuropaLeague. Relief. #fcpbvb

With the array of firepower they boast up front, Dortmund are a force in this tournament. Their home form is imposing, but the pace and creativity in their ranks will prove priceless on their travels.

United found pace in abundance when they were forced to call on 18-year-old forward Marcus Rashford. He scored twice to send the Red Devils on their way to a 5-1 win.

Squawka summed up Rashford's dream night, a night where United emphatically recovered from losing the first leg 2-1:

Squawka Football @Squawka

Marcus Rashford's night: 19.00 - Named on the bench 19.45 - Replaces Martial in the XI 21.23 - Goal 21.35 - Goal https://t.co/zDU71kmdlz

Fellow Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur joined United after a 3-0 win over Fiorentina at White Hart Lane. Ryan Mason, Erik Lamela and an own goal made sure the north London side progressed.

Liverpool scraped through against Augsburg when James Milner stroked home from the spot at Anfield. It marked the industrious midfielder's fine form in this tournament, as noted by WhoScored.com:

The Reds then held on during the remainder of the game without ever looking too convincing. James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo wasn't impressed:

James Pearce @JamesPearceEcho

FT: #LFC 1 Augsburg 0: Relief all around Anfield as Reds progress into last 16 of the Europa League. They made painfully hard work of that

In sharp contrast, coach Gary Neville's Valencia ran riot against Rapid Vienna for the second time in a week. Los Che went four up in Austria thanks to Rodrigo, Sofiane Feghouli, Pablo Piatti and Ruben Vezo.

Yet, even with 10 goals in the bag, Neville, who endured a rough start to his time with Valencia, still didn't look too comfortable, per Squawka:

Squawka Football @Squawka

Valencia are now winning 10-0 on aggregate vs. Rapid Wien. Give us a smile, Gaz! https://t.co/kkqRkWZPP5

Regardless of Neville's expression, the double-digit deficit made history, according to OptaFranz:

OptaFranz @OptaFranz

10 - Rapid Vienna have to suffer a 0-10-loss in addition vs. Valencia, the highest in-addition-loss in the history of EL-K.o.-rounds. Ouch.

Marek Hamsik thought he'd helped Napoli turn things around against a stubborn Villarreal team. The gifted playmaker netted the Serie A side's only goal to continue his habit of punishing the Yellow Submarine, per the tournament's official site:

UEFA Europa League @EuropaLeague

Hamšík LOVES playing Villarreal. He now has 4 goals in 6 games against the Yellow Submarine... #UEL https://t.co/6dPZ1gCPeA

BT Sport relayed Hamsik's brilliant volley:

Football on BT Sport @btsportfootball

Marek Hamšík's stunning volley ensures @sscnapoli move level on aggregate with @VillarrealCF. #UEL #NapoliVillarreal https://t.co/aDydTmJ2DZ

But as good as Hamsik's goal was, Tomas Pina went one better to pull Villarreal level on the night and ahead in the tie. However, the Spaniard's finish may have been inadvertent: 

UEFA Europa League @EuropaLeague

Extraordinary! Tomás Pina bends a ball into the net from out on the left as a corner comes out to him. Was that meant to be a cross? #UEL

Intentional or not, Pina's goal knocked out a powerful Napoli squad many might have considered genuine contenders to lift the trophy.

Earlier, Fenerbahce saw off Lokomotiv Moscow's comeback bid thanks to a late goal from Mehmet Topal. The defensive midfielder's decisive contribution saw Fener through.

Meanwhile, Shakhtar Donetsk got a marvellous contribution from Marlos in Germany during their game against Schalke 04. The Brazilian schemer produced a brilliant moment of daring flair and skill in the box to open the scoring in the first half.

The competition's official site described the goal:

UEFA Europa League @EuropaLeague

Impudent, improvised finish by Marlos, flicking the low cross into the net with a clever backheel. #UEL

UEFA.com's Daniel Thacker was left suitably impressed:

Daniel Thacker @UEFAcomDanielT

What an incredible goal from @FCShakhtar_eng's Marlos, one of the best I've ever had the privilege of seeing live. #UEL

Shakhtar got extra goals from Facundo Ferreyra and Viktor Kovalenko as they tore Schalke apart on the break.

In one of the night's toughest-to-call ties, Michy Batshuayi put Marseille ahead against Athletic Bilbao. In the process, the bullish Belgian striker achieved a rarity in Europe this season, per Squawka:

Squawka Football @Squawka

Michy Batshuayi is the first player to score against a Spanish club in the European knockout rounds this season. https://t.co/GCQfICU1zh

But Sabin Merino hit back in the second half to send the Basque side through.

Lazio joined Bilbao in the last 16 after winning 3-1 against Galatasaray in Rome. Marco Prolo, Felipe Anderson and veteran Miroslav Klose got the goals for the Serie A outfit.

OptaCan detailed where Klose fits among the list of evergreen scorers in this season's tournament:

OptaCan @OptaCan

5- Oldest goalscorers in this Europa League season Hestad (40y 209d) Samuel (37y 338d) Klose (37y 260d) Alan (36y 156d) Gekas (35y 272d)

From one star nearing the end of his career to one player just starting to make his mark, Karim Bellarabi netted twice to put Leverkusen in firm control against Sporting Lisbon. Hakan Calhanoglu added a spectacular strike to seal a 3-1 win on the night and a 4-1 overall aggregate score.

Elsewhere, Basel made it through on away goals thanks to an injury time goal from free-scoring midfielder Luca Zuffi, while holders Sevilla could afford to lose in Molde and still progress. Finally, Anderlecht needed extra time to secure a 2-1 win and a 3-1 aggregate score over Olympiakos.

With Napoli gone, Dortmund look like favourites, although the three English clubs will take some stopping. But don't sleep on Spanish side Villarreal, a defensively resolute squad also blessed with underrated quality up front.

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