Arsenal leads group E after four rounds and will not be down from second place – only Sporting can pass, Vorskla Poltava and Qarabag no longer.
Dinamo Zagreb (Group D), Eintracht Frankfurt and Lazio (Group H) and Chelsea (Group L) will also qualify for the final round of 16 and Zurich and Bayer Leverkusen (Group A).
In the Emirates stadium, Sporting "has hidden" the home game against Gunners and assures against a relaxed opponent a tie that can be worth the clearance.
Qarabag defeated Vorskla (1-0) in Ukraine, marking the first three points and succeeding in joining the "race" but will have to win the games they have and wait for the disappointments of Sporting and Vorskla.
He leads Arsenal with 10 points, followed by Sporting with seven, Qarabag and Vorskla Poltava, with three.
The British also beat Chelsea, who for Group L beat with BATE 1-0. Vidi also won 1-0, but PAOK.
Chelsea leads with 12 points, six more than Vidi, who made a good step towards qualifying, where PAOK with three points is interested.
Eintracht from Group H and Leverkusen in Group A, while RB Leipzig from Bruma complicated his score in Group B losing to Celtic in Glasgow for 2-1.
Salzburg, 5-2 home at Rosenborg, reached 12 points and almost won the group. RB Leipzig and Celtic are six and only through an unexpected combination of results pass the two.
In group F, Olympiacos, trained by Pedro Mendes, reaches the seven points and is in the fight, after making a 5-1 draw from Dudelange.
Meanwhile, Betis and Milan were 1-1. The Spaniards run eight points, while the Italians are seven, leaving the group wide open.
However, it is expected that Group G will have four teams between four and six points, including Rangers of Candeias, who scored today a goal.
Rangers won in Moscow but allowed Spartak to return (4-3). In the other game, Rapid and Villareal did not finish goals.
The other Portuguese who scored tonight were Ricardo Quaresma, making the goal at Besiktas to Genk for Group I. There was also a tie in the same numbers in Malmoe-Sarspborg.
The group is indecisive, with three points separating Genk (7) from Besiktas (4).
The fourth round of the UEFA Europa League is marked by the elimination of two traditional clubs, Anderlecht and Marseille.
The Belgians "agonize" in the last place of group D, one point after they lost 2-0 in Istanbul with Fenerbahçe. They no longer have mathematical assumptions to get second.
The same situation exists for Marseille in Group H. There is a point when Eintracht reached 12 and Lazio at 9.