UEFA Europa League Qualified Teams: Who Advanced to the Round of 16 of 2023/24 Season?

UEFA Europa League Qualified Teams: Who Advanced to the Round of 16 of 2023/24 Season?

Joel Reyes
February 23, 2024 at 4:00 AM
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  • 16 teams have qualified for the 2023-24 UEFA Europa League round of 16
  • Eight knockout round play-off winners joined the eight group stage winners
  • Premier League sides Liverpool, Brighton, and West Ham reached the last 16

The cast is complete for the last 16 of the 2023-24 UEFA Europa League.

Former champions, Liverpool, Villarreal, and Bayer Leverkusen are among the teams who will compete in the next round.

Sports Brief looks at the teams that made it to the Round of 16 of the Europa League.

UEFA Europa League, Liverpool, Brighton, West Ham, Roma, AC Milan, Villarreal, Sporting CP
Darwin Nunez and Kaoru Mitoma in action in the Europa League. Images: GERRIT VAN COLOGNE/ Joris Verwijst.
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Europa League 2023/24 Qualified Teams

Liverpool (Seeded team)

The Reds directly qualified for the last 16 of the Europa League after finishing top of Group E. Liverpool recorded four wins and two losses in the group stage.

They have won this tournament thrice, lifting the trophy back in the 1972-73, 1975-76, and 2000-01 seasons.

Brighton (Seeded team)

The Seagulls directly qualified for the Round of 16 after finishing top of Group B. Brighton recorded four wins, one draw, and one loss in the group stage to finish two points ahead of Marseille.

It was a remarkable achievement for Brighton, who were making their first appearance on the European stage.

Bayer Leverkusen (Seeded team)

Bayer Leverkusen directly qualified for the last 16 after finishing top of Group H. They stamped their class in the group stage, winning all of their six matches.

They have won this tournament once before, lifting the trophy back in the 1987-88 season.

Atalanta (Seeded team)

Atalanta directly qualified for the Round of 16 after finishing top of Group D. The Italian side went unbeaten in the group stage, recording four wins and two draws.

Their best finish in this tournament came in the 1990-91 and 2021-22 seasons when they reached the quarter-finals.

West Ham (Seeded team)

The Hammers directly qualified for the last 16 after finishing top of Group A. West Ham recorded five wins and one loss in the group stage.

Their best finish in this tournament came in the 2021-22 season when they reached the semi-finals.

Rangers (Seeded team)

Rangers directly qualified for the Round of 16 after finishing top of Group C. The Scottish side recorded three wins, two draws, and one loss to finish one point ahead of Sparta Prague.

Their best finish in this tournament came in the 2007-08 and 2021-22 seasons when they lost in the final.

Slavia Praha (Seeded team)

Slavia Praha directly qualified for the last 16 after finishing top of Group G. The Czech side recorded five wins and one loss in the group stage.

Their best finish in this tournament came in the 1995-96 season when they reached the semi-finals.

Villarreal (Seeded team)

Villarreal reached the Round of 16 after finishing top of Group F. The Spanish side recorded four wins, one draw, and one loss to finish one point ahead of Rennes.

They have won this tournament once before, lifting the trophy back in the 2020-21 season.

AC Milan (Unseeded team)

AC Milan qualified for the last 16 after beating Rennes 5-3 on aggregate in the knockout round play-offs.

Their best finish in this tournament came in the 1971-72 and 2001-02 seasons when they reached the semi-finals.

Benfica (Unseeded team)

Benfica advanced to the Round of 16 after beating Toulouse 2-1 on aggregate in the knockout round play-offs.

Their best finish in this tournament came in the 1982-83, 2012-13, and 2013-14 seasons when they lost in the final.

SC Freiburg (Unseeded team)

SC Freiburg qualified for the last 16 after beating Lens 3-2 on aggregate in the knockout round play-offs.

Their best finish in this tournament came in the 1971-72 and 2001-02 seasons when they reached the semi-finals.

Marseille (Unseeded team)

Marseille advanced to the Round of 16 after beating Shakhtar Donetsk 5-3 on aggregate in the knockout round play-offs.

Their best finish in this tournament came in the 1998-99, 2003-04, and 2017-18 seasons when they lost in the final.

Qarabağ (Unseeded team)

Qarabag qualified for the last 16 after beating Braga 6-5 on aggregate in the knockout round play-offs.

This is the first time they have advanced to the knockout round of the Europa League.

Roma (Unseeded team)

Roma advanced to the Round of 16 after beating Feyenoord on penalties in the second leg of their knockout round play-off matchup.

Their best finish in this tournament came in the 1990-91, and 2022-23 seasons when they lost in the final.

Sparta Praha (Unseeded team)

Sparta Praha qualified for the last 16 after beating Galatasaray 6-4 on aggregate in the knockout round play-offs.

Their best finish in this tournament came in the 1983-84 and 2015-16 seasons when they reached the quarter-finals.

Sporting CP (Unseeded team)

Sporting CP advanced to the Round of 16 after beating Young Boys 4-2 on aggregate in the knockout round play-offs.

Their best finish in this tournament came in the 2004-05 season when they lost in the final.

Milan and Benfica reach last 16

Sports Brief recently reported on Milan and Benfica reaching the last 16 of the Europa League.

Milan advanced despite losing to Rennes in the second leg of their knockout round play-off.

Benfica qualified after holding Toulose to a goalless draw in the second leg.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at Sportsbrief.com with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.