With everything already decided heading into the final matchday, Group A winners Sevilla closed out the opening phase of the competition in embarrassing fashion with a loss to APOEL Nicosia. Second-placed Qarabag ended the day with a 1-1 against Dudelange.
Malmo finished atop Group B after beating an FC Copenhagen side that also qualified for the knockout stage courtesy of Dynamo Kyiv's disappointing 1-1 draw with Lugano.
FC Basel clinched top spot in the group with a victory over Trabzonspor, while Getafe made it into the next round after a decisive 3-0 win to knock FC Krasnodar out, and continue a woeful run for Russian clubs in European competitions this season.
It was a night to forget for Sporting CP. Even though the Portuguese side had already booked its ticket to the knockout round, LASK secured a 3-0 victory to leapfrog Sporting and clinch top spot in the group. PSV and Rosenborg, meanwhile, were simply playing for pride on the day, and ended up drawing their match, 1-1.
Lazio followed up their embarrassing loss to Celtic on Matchday 5 with an equally shameful effort on Thursday, as the Italian side's Europa League journey ended with a 2-0 loss to already-eliminated Rennes. Meanwhile, CFR Cluj beat group winners Celtic to reach the knockout stage for the second time in club history.
Arsenal's uninspiring form in the Europa League continued Thursday with a come-from-behind 2-2 draw against Standard Liege. But the result wasn't enough to end their Europa League campaign, as the Gunners still managed to finish atop Group F after second-placed Eintracht Frankfurt conceded two late goals en route to a 3-2 loss against Vitoria.
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