The knockout stage includes 24 clubs qualifying from the group stages and an additional 8 clubs from the Champions League after reaching the 3rd place in their group.
The tournament’s most successful clubs are Juventus, Inter Milan, Liverpool, and Sevilla. The last won the tournament a record of 5 times, the others have all won it 3 times. Italian Clubs have won the tournament collectively on 9 occasions, while Spanish teams have won it 10 times collectively and English clubs have won the tournament 7 times. From the 2015-16 season, the Europa League winners will automatically qualify for the following season’s Champions League.