Europa League preview: Final day holds little drama for Premier League teams

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Thursday’s final day of UEFA Europa League group play won’t be extremely attractive for those who only follow the competition for Premier League teams.

Everton and Tottenham Hotspur are both through to the knockout round, with the Toffees having clinched their group and Spurs needing just a point against Besiktas to grab a seeded spot.

As for USMNT connections, Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach are through with a draw or better against Zurich, but can also go through with a loss if Apollon Limassol holds or beat Villarreal in Cyprus.

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However Thursday shakes out, we know eight teams set for the tournament’s next stage: Olympiakos, Liverpool, Zenit St. Petersburg, Anderlecht, Roma, Ajax, Sporting Lisbon and Athletic Bilbao finished third in their respective UEFA Champions League groups and dropped into Europa.

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Kyle Walker

Schedule
Dnipro vs. St-Etienne
Qarabag vs. Inter Milan
Borussia Monchenglabach vs. Zurich
Apollon Limassol vs. Villarreal
Club Brugge vs. HJK Helsinki
Copenhagen vs. Torino
Partizan Belgrade vs. Asteras
Besiktas vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Salzburg vs. Astra
Dinamo Zagreb vs. Celtic
PSV Eindhoven vs. Dinamo Moskva
Panathinaikos vs. Estoril
Standard Liege vs. Feyenoord
Sevilla vs. Rijeka
Lille vs. Wolfsburg
Everton vs. Krasnodar
Young Boys vs. Sparta Prague
Napoli vs. Slovan Bratislava
Steaua Bucharest vs. Dynamo Kiev
Rio Ave vs. AaB Aalborg
PAOK vs. Guingamp
Fiorentina vs. Dinamo Minsk
Metalist Kharkiv vs. Lokeren
Legia Warsaw vs. Trabzonspor