Europa League scores: Napoli, Real Sociedad, Young Boys advance on Matchday 6; Tottenham win group
Group play wrapped up Thursday in the Europa League
UEFA Europa League Matchday 6 came to a close Thursday with 23 matches. There were 62 goals scored throughout the matches, including some thrilling final moments out of Group F with Napoli and Real Sociedad playing to a draw and both advancing out of the group. Young Boys played to a wild finish against CFR Cluj, winning the game in stoppage time and advancing to the knockout stage.
The final six knockout stage spots were cinched Thursday. Here's a look at all 32 teams moving on to the 2021 knockout stage in the Europa League.
Now let's take a look at the action and top performances from the day.
Europa League schedule, scores
- FINAL: CSKA Sofia 3, Roma 1
- FINAL: Young Boys 2, CFR Cluj 1
- FINAL: Dundalk 2, Arsenal 4
- FINAL: Rapid Vienna 2, Molde 2
- FINAL: Leverkusen 4, Slavia Prague 0
- FINAL: Hapoel Beer-Sheva 1, Nice 0
- FINAL: Standard Liege 2, Benfica 2
- FINAL: Lech Poznan 0, Rangers 2
- FINAL: PSV Eindhoven 4, Omonoia 0
- FINAL: PAOK 0, Granada 0
- FINAL: Napoli 1, Real Sociedad 1
- FINAL: Rijeka 2, AZ Alkmaar 1
- FINAL: Braga 0, Zorya Luhansk 0
- FINAL: Leicester City 2, AEK Athens 0
- FINAL: Sparta Prague 0, AC Milan 1
- FINAL: Celtic 3, LOSC Lille 2
- FINAL: Maccabi Tel-Aviv 1, Sivasspor 0
- FINAL: Tottenham 2, Royal Antwerp 0
- FINAL: Ludogorets 1, LASK 3
- FINAL: Wolfsberg 1, Feyenoord 0
- FINAL: Dinamo Zagreb 3, CSKA Moskva 1
- FINAL: Slovan Liberec 0, Red Star Belgrade 0
- FINAL: Hoffenheim 4, Gent 1
- Villarreal vs Qarabag -- POSTPONED
Eddie Nketiah's opening goal for Arsenal: Nketiah opened the goal scoring for Arsenal in the 12th minute with this nifty flick over the keeper.
Tommaso Milanese scores first goal in first start for Roma: The 18-year-old would be the lone goal scorer in Roma's match as he found the equalizer for his club against CSFK Sofia.
Willian Jose's qualifying equalizer: The Brazilian striker was Real Sociedad's hero as the team was facing a loss and a shake up in the group. His stoppage-time equalizer ensured Sociedad's advancement.
Jens Petter Hauge continues scoring for AC Milan: The Norwegian winger has had himself a run of scoring since joining the Serie A side on loan. He scored the opening goal in today's match, his fourth over 10 games.
Carlos Vinicius' opening goal for Tottenham: Team work makes the dream work for Tottenham's opening goal as Gareth Bale's free kick cleared the wall and forced a rebound from the keeper with Vinicius there to clean up the goal.
Let's rate some of the notable performances on the day, with one being the worst and 10 being perfection:
Leon Bailey, Leverkusen: The Jamaican winger put on a clinic against Slavia Prague, scoring two goals and forcing the backline to keep a man on him throughout the game. Transfer rumors around him to Premier League will only get stronger with these performances. RATING: 9
Eddie Nketiah, Arsenal: The 21-year-old had another big match for Arsenal as he scored the opening goal in their final matchday, locking up the group. He's now the top scorer for the Gunners this season. RATING: 8.5
Giovani Lo Celso, Tottenham: The Argentinian midfielder has strung together some consistent games for Spurs but had an outstanding performance in Europa League both disrupting and creating attacks on the pitch and scored Tottenham's second goal as they won their group. RATING: 8.5
Enric Saborit, Maccabi Tel Aviv: Saborit scored the game-winning goal for Maccabi today. The Spanish left back did well to get involved in the attack when needed and covered ground to keep the opposition away as Maccabi Tel Aviv earned a second-place finish in the group and advanced. RATING: 7.5
Young Boys vs. CFR Cluj: The two teams played out a wild final 10 minutes of the match with Young Boys making a come back to win. Cluj was staring at a spot in the next round before chaos ensued and their Europa League was campaign cut short. Red cards were issued, players sent off, and two late game goals gave Young Boys a dramatic Europa League victory.
A look ahead
Europa League will hold the Round of 32 Draw on Monday Dec. 14. Round of 32 matches will begin in February with first and second leg fixtures. All matches are available on CBS All Access.
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