Former European champions Olympique Marseille survived an anxious night to draw 0-0 at home to Salzburg and reach the Europa League last 32 on Thursday where they were joined by Athletic Bilbao and Red Star Belgrade.
Bilbao avoided an ignominious group stage exit as they won 2-0 at Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk, while Red Star beat Cologne 1-0 to extend their European hopes beyond Christmas for the first time in 26 years. AEK Athens, Astana, FC Copenhagen, Lokomotiv Moskow and Ludogorets took the other five qualifying places of the eight up for grabs on the final night of group action.
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Source: Daily News & Analysis