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Manchester United, Roma and six-time winners Sevilla are still in the hunt for UEFA Europa League splendor, and the last 8 now understand what stands in between them and the last on 31 May – however do you? profiles all the competitors.

Feyenoord (NED)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 34
Route to last 8: Group F winners, 8-2agg vs Shakhtar (R16)
Last season: Europa Conference League runners-up (L 0-1 vs Roma)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Winners (1973/74, 2001/02)

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Highlights: Feyenoord 7-1 Shakhtar Donetsk

Campaign in 10 words: Cliff-hanging group win, then a round of 16 crescendo.

How do Feyenoord play? Pressing high up the pitch in a 4-2-3-1 or 4-4-3 development. This inevitably results in lots of openings, though the ending up (the 7-1 versus Shahktar Donetsk left out) is typically stubborn – and the opposition normally get many possibilities too. Feyenoord’s spirit is exceptional, and resurgences are a specialty.

Key gamer: Captain Orkun Kökcü has actually ended up being an important cog in Arne Slot’s side. The hard-working midfielder is strong in the take on, good with his circulation and likewise weighs in with his reasonable share of objectives and helps.

Juventus (ITA)

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UEFA coefficient ranking: 9
Route to last 8: Third in UCL Group H, 4-1agg vs Nantes (KOPO), 3-0agg vs Freiburg (R16)
Last season: Champions League round of 16 (L 1-4agg vs Villarreal)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency
: Winners (1976/77, 1989/90, 1992/93)

Highlights: Freiburg 0-2 Juventus

Campaign in 10 words: Surely and gradually Juventus have actually slowly alleviated past their challengers.

How do Juventus play? Not yielding is the very first target for Massimiliano Allegri, who is constantly sure the similarity Ángel Di María, Dušan Vlahovic, Federico Chiesa and Filip Kostić will provide objectives. Juve typically field a three-man defence, however Allegri’s methods are difficult to anticipate as he likes to mould his side to their challengers.

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Key gamer: World Cup-winning Argentinian winger Di María is revealing week in, week out what a fantastic gamer he is, offering inspiring abilities, helps and question objectives, typically in difficult situations.

Leverkusen (GER)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 24
Route to last 8: Third in UCL Group B, 5-5agg 5-3pens vs Monaco (KOPO), 4-0agg vs Ferencváros (R16)
Last season: Round of 16 (L 2-4agg vs Atalanta)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency
: Winners (1987/88)

Highlights: Ferencváros 0-2 Leverkusen

Campaign in 10 words: Following a sluggish start, the Xabi Alonso transformation collects momentum.

How do Leverkusen play? In a vibrant 3-4-3 development. Jonathan Tah and Edmond Tapsoba fortify the back, while Piero Hincapié (or Mitchel Bakker) and Jeremie Frimpong power up the flanks. Robert Andrich and Exequiel Palacios use midfield strength, and Florian Wirtz guile. Moussa Diaby and Amine Adli lead the line.

Key gamer: Winger Moussa Diaby provides speed, directness, and terrific finishing. Top scorer for Leverkusen this season in the Bundesliga and in European competitors, he is a genuine handful for defences.

Manchester United (ENG)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 7
Route to last 8: Group E runners-up, 4-3agg vs Barcelona (KOPO), 5-1agg vs Betis (R16)
Last season: Champions League round of 16 (L 1-2agg vs Atlético)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Winners (2016/17)

Highlights: Betis 0-1 Man United

Campaign in 10 words: Marcus Rashford’s objectives assisted Red Devils cruise to the quarters.

How do Man United play? Erik 10 Hag seldom differs a 4-2-3-1 system. He likes his full-backs to press high to support large opponents however needs they track back when out of belongings. Up front, an assaulting 3 assistance a fluid main striker who can drop deep, and they provide imagination and objectives.

Key gamer: Rashford is born-again after last season’s battles. His round of 16 winner at Real Betis took him previous Cristiano Ronaldo and end up being United’s sixth-highest all-time European scorer.

Roma (ITA)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 10
Route to last 8: Group C runners-up, 2-1agg vs Salzburg (KOPO), 2-0agg vs Real Sociedad (R16)
Last season: Europa Conference League winners (W 1-0 vs Feyenoord)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Runners-up (1990/91)

Highlights: Roma 2-0 Real Sociedad

Campaign in 10 words: With amazing assistance at the Olimpico, Roma never ever fear anybody.

How do Roma play? Solidly, however they have ability too. The three-man defence is protected by 2 holding midfielders, in a comparable 3-4-2-1 system to the one that assisted José Mourinho’s side win the Europa Conference League last season. Pacy on the wings, Paulo Dybala and Lorenzo Pellegrini support an only striker.

Key gamer: Paulo Dybala is among the most technically-gifted gamers in the competitors. At times, his wonderful touches have actually solitarily brought Roma, and his long-range shots are an ever-looming risk.

Sevilla (ESP)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 17
Route to last 8: Third in UCL Group G, 3-2agg vs PSV (KOPO), 2-1agg vs Fenerbahçe (R16)
Last season: Round of 16 (L 1-2agg vs West Ham)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency
: Winners (2005/06, 2006/07, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2019/20)

Highlights: Sevilla 2-0 Fenerbahçe

Campaign in 10 words: Full of ups and downs, however this is Sevilla’s competitors.

How do Sevilla play? Jorge Sampaoli wants to have actually decided on a back 3, with midfielder Nemanja Gudelj re-born as a centre-back. Wing-backs supply width moving forward, with evergreen Jesús Navas going strong at 37. In attack, Bryan Gil, Suso, Lucas Ocampos and Youssef En-Nesyri have class, however objectives have actually not streamed easily.

Key gamer: The 35-year-old Ivan Rakitić is a skilled advocate, and the Croatian midfielder continues to brings design, compound and nous to the engine room, where he seldom puts a foot incorrect.

Sporting CP (POR)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 33
Route to last 8: Third in UCL Group D, 5-1agg vs Midtjylland (KOPO), 3-3agg 5-3pens vs Arsenal (R16)
Last season: Champions League round of 16 (L 0-5agg vs Man City)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency
: Runners-up (2004/05)

Campaign in 10 words: The Lions show that when you think, anything is possible.

Highlights: Arsenal 1-1 Sporting CP (3-5 pens)

How do Sporting play? Rúben Amorim releases a 3-4-3 in a side created in his image: gifted, brave, however quite knowing on the job. Antonio Adán, Sebastián Coates, Manuel Ugarte and Pedro Gonçalves are the spinal column, Jerry St. Juste, Ousmane Diomandé, Morita, Marcus Edwards or Francisco Trincão bring lots of ability.

Key gamer: That objective versus Arsenal in the round of 16 decider is one for the ages, however Pedro Gonçalves has actually struck 7 in Europe this season. Influential in advance, he drops much deeper when Amorim is brief in midfield.

Union Saint-Gilloise (BEL)

UEFA coefficient ranking: 88
Route to last 8: Group D winners, 6-3agg vs Union Berlin (R16)
Last season
: N/A (launching European campaign)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Quarter-finals (2022/23)

Highlights: Union SG 3-0 Union Berlin

Campaign in 10 words: A fairy-tale run up until now for the unheralded Belgian side.

How do Union SG play? Union SG have lots of self-confidence and an outstanding one-upmanship, Karel Geraerts remaining real to his favoured 5-3-2 with inverted wing-backs. He can depend on a strong defence and an outstanding captain in Teddy Teuma, while Victor Boniface is providing up front.

Key gamer: With 5 objectives and 2 helps, Nigerian forward Victor Boniface is Union’s primary risk man in Europe this season. Always an outlet, the 22-year-old ex-Bodø/Glimt man is turning heads and defences.

UEFA Europa League unless specified otherwise
UCL = UEFA Champions League
KOPO = Knockout round play-offs
R16 = Round of 16

*Club coefficients last upgraded: 17/03/2023

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