UEFA Europa League - the competition so far:
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his teams third goal with team mates during the UEFA Europa League Group B stage match between Arsenal FC and Rapid Wien at Emirates Stadium on December 3, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Vincent Mignott/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

North London giants Arsenal remain the only participants to have a 100% win record in this year’s competition as they sit top of their group with qualification and 1st place in the group secured. 

Mikel Arteta’s young team have lead by example. The Gunners have scored 3 or more goals in all 3 of their home games in the UEL this season. An impressive 0-3 away win vs Molde FK and disposing of Rapid Wien away with The Gunners reigning 1-2 winners.

Arsenal’s fierce North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Premier League rivals Leicester sit second and first in their groups with one more win for both of those teams needed to ensure Qualification to the round of 32.

LOSC Lille sit top of group H on 11 points and have this season’s top scorer in the UEL Yusaf Yazici who has netted 6 times so far this season.

The 23-year-old Turkish attacking midfielder scored two separate hat tricks for his side in games against AC Milan and Sparta Praha.

Benfica strike duo Pizzi and Darwin Nuñez are just behind Yazici on 5 goals each. They have helped their side to 11 points in this seasons UEL and have secured qualification for their side. 

Scottish side Rangers Fc have also impressed in this seasons UEL. They sit joint top of their group with in form Benfica and have also ensured qualification to the round of 32. 

AS Roma also remain one of the inform teams in the competition having topped their group and secured qualification to the next round with a record of 4 wins and one draw.  

Round of 32 

The round of 32 possesses fresh competition as UEFA Champions League teams drop into the mix.

All third place finishers of the UCL group stage will drop down into the UEL. Some of the big teams that could potentially join the competition consist of Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, RB Leipzig, AFC Ajax, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.

This seasons UEL knockout stages promises to provide many more exciting moments as Europe’s elite prepare to lock horns once again. 

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