Tottenham Hotspur got close to finding the miracle they needed to advance to the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League, but came up just short. They needed a win, a PAOK win over Rubin Kazan, and results that helped them make up a five-goal deficit and tiebreakers. At halftime of the two games, PAOK was up 1-0 over ten-man Rubin, while Tottenham led Shamrock Rovers 3-0. Unfortunately for Spurs, things did not go their way in the next 45 minutes. Rubin Kazan found an equalizer, while they only scored one more goal in their match.
Elsewhere, the knockout stage places were set previously, but they played games anyway! Favorites Hannover 96 and PSV Eindhoven both notched wins.
PAOK Salonika 1-1 Rubin Kazan
Shamrock Rovers 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur
FC Copenhagen 0-1 Standard Liege
Hannover 96 3-1 Vorskla
Hapoel Tel-Aviv 2-0 Legia Warsaw
PSV Eindhoven 2-1 Rapid Bucharest
Progressing to the knockout stage
PAOK Salonika, Rubin Kazan
Standard Liege, Hannover 96
PSV Eindhoven, Legia Warsaw