Gameweek 6, Europa League: Preview and qualification scenarios
The UEFA Europa League 2019-20 season's group stage games are set to end tonight with gameweek 6 on offer. All the 48 teams in groups A-L are in action tonight. Several teams are in fray to qualify for the round of 32 and one expects an entertaining end. Here is the complete preview and qualification scenarios.
Manchester United face AZ Alkmaar at home in a crucial Group L match. A point will be enough for United to finish as the toppers. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, who had already qualified, lost the previous encounter. Nemanja Matic is fit and could feature alongside Diago Dalot. Alkmaar have also qualified and it will be a battle of who finishes atop.
Arsenal will want to end on a strong note when they face Belgian side Standard Liege away from home. The injury-hit Gunners will also be vying for the top spot. Frankfurt are in the mix with nine points, whereas, Arsenal have 10. Interim manager Freddie Ljungberg knows he has a tough test awaiting. He needs to rally his players.
Wolves face struggling Besiktas at home. One expects to see a lot of changes with the side being up against Tottenham Hotspur in the weekend. Wolves have already qualified, however, they would want to end on a high and finish ahead of leaders Sporting Braga. "I'm not going to tell you the team, but we're ready to compete well," said Nuno Espirito Santo.
Sevilla have maintained a 100% record and will target another three points against second-placed Apoel Nicosia in Group A. In Group B, leaders FC Copenhagen take on Malmo. Both teams are in fray to finish as toppers. Meanwhile, Dynamo Kiev (6 points) can qualify as well. Group C also has three teams vying for qualification. FC Basel, Getafe and FK Krasnador can all progress.
In Group D, Sporting have already qualified. They face second-placed LASK and a win for the latter will see them finish as toppers. In Group E, Celtic take on CFR Cluj. The Scottish side has already qualified. However, second-placed Cluj require at least a point to make the cut. Group G is the tightest of all and all four teams can still qualify.
In Group H, Espanyol have already qualified as the toppers, however, Ludogorets and Ferencvárosi TC are in fray to join them. In Group I, Gent and Wolfsburg have already qualified, however the top position will be decided. Group J is perfectly balanced with three teams in the hunt. Roma face Wolfsberg and need a victory. Borussia Monchengladbach and Istanbul Basaksehir are also in contention.