UEL: Europa League leading scorers, most assists as Arsenal, others advance directly to last-16

Following the conclusion of the UEFA Europa League (UEL) group stage match-day six fixtures on Thursday, below are the leading scorers and assists in Europe’s second-tier competition so far.

Recall that group winners: Arsenal (ENG), Fenerbahçe (TUR), Ferencváros (HUN), Feyenoord (NED), Freiburg (GER), Real Betis (ESP), Real Sociedad (ESP) and Union SG (BEL) have all advanced directly to the round of 16.

Group runners-up: Manchester United (ENG), Midtjylland (DEN), Monaco (FRA), Nantes (FRA), PSV Eindhoven (NED), Rennes (FRA), Roma (ITA), Union Berlin (GER) all progress to the knockout round play-offs, where they will face one of eight teams transferring from the UEFA Champions League having finished third in their groups

Braga’s Vitinha is currently the joint-top UEFA Europa League top scorer.

Vitinha has four goals alongside Feyenoord’s Santiago Gimenez.

Top scorers in the 2022/23 Europa League so far:

4 goals – Vitinha (Braga) and Santiago Giménez (Feyenoord)

3 goals – Michael Gregoritsch (Freiburg), Cody Gakpo (PSV), Victor Boniface (Union SG), Marcus Rashford (Man United), Martin Terrier (Rennes), Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), Gustav Isaksen (Midtjylland), Kristoffer Zachariassen (Ferencváros), and Michy Batshuayi (Fenerbahçe).

Most assists in 2022/2023 Europa League:

5 assists – Evander (Midtjylland)

4 assists – Anastasios Bakasetas (Trabzonspor)

3 assists – Diego Rossi (Fenerbahçe), Juan Miranda (Real Betis), Cody Gakpo (PSV) and Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma).

The first legs of the Europa League last-16 are scheduled for 9 March, with the second legs a week later on 16 March.