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Seeding in the Europa League 2018/2019

UEFA European Cup Football
by Bert Kassies

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This page shows the preliminary seeding lists in the Europa League 2018/19. It is assumed that all qualified clubs will get a license for European football, unless they lose their final appeal with the national Appeals Body. If you have any information about data at this page being incorrect, incomplete, or out-of-date, please send a message to bert.kassies@xs4all.nl.

This page shows the list of seeded and unseeded teams for draws in the qualifying rounds and the group stage of the Europa League 2018/2019. The UEFA Team Ranking of 2018 determines the seeding of the teams in the tables below. See Qualification 2018/2019 for a list of qualified teams, and Access List 2018/2019 for an overview of berths per country. More detailed information may also be found in the EL Regulations 2018/19.

From 2016 on Fair Play teams no longer qualify for the Europa League.

This is the first season with the new format of the 2018-21 period. All clubs eliminated in the qualifying rounds of the Champions League are transferred to the Europa League. For details, see the new Access List 2018/2019. Both the Champions League and the Europa League have a new preliminary round.

Although the regulations no longer require the use of regional groups (as used before 2009), until now UEFA still uses some kind of regionalization in the first qualifying rounds. At first the clubs are divided into seeded and unseeded teams, and then the seeded and unseeded teams are split into regional groups. The general approach seems to use the North/Central/South scheme, but no specific rules are known.

The Europa League title holder (Atletico Madrid) qualified for the CL group stage by the domestic league, so there will be an open spot in the access list for EL-Q3, because there are now only two teams transferred from CL-NCQ2 to EL- Q3. This implies that the cup winner of the 18th country on the ranking list (Denmark) has direct access to the 3rd qualifying round, the cup winner of the 25th country on the ranking list (Norway, Lillestrøm SK) has direct access to the 2nd qualifying round, and the cup winners of the 50th and 51th countries on the ranking list (Wales, Connah's Quay and Faroe Islands, NSI Runavik) have direct access to the 1st qualifying round of the Europa League.

Preliminary round (14 teams)

Unknown                        coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------
Cefn Druids              Wal   0.775
EL1                      Gib   0.600 -  1.500

Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
Birkirkara               Mlt   2.750              .
FK Trakai                Lit   1.750              Sant Julià               And   0.750
B36 Torshavn             Far   1.500              KI Klaksvik              Far   0.750
Folgore                  Sma   1.250              EL2                      Gib   0.600
Bala Town                Wal   1.000              UE Engordany             And   0.266
Gzira United             Mlt   0.900              Tre Fiori                Sma   0.099
.                                                 CW                       Kos   0.000 -  0.250

For the draw of the preliminary round the 16 teams are probably divided into 2 groups of 8 teams.

The draw for the 1st qualifying round is made before the results of the preliminary round are known. Clubs of the preliminary round are seeded by the highest ranking of the clubs involved.

Below it is assumed that highest seeded teams of the preliminary round qualify for the 1st qualifying round.

1st Qualifying Round (94 teams)

(unseeded < 2.750, seeded > 3.000)

Unknown                        coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------
Zeljeznicar Sarajevo     Bos   3.000
EL1                      Slo   2.900 - 22.500
EL3                      Slo   2.900
FC Vaduz                 Lie   2.750
EL2                      Hun   2.500 -  4.250
EL3                      Hun   1.625 -  3.500
CW                       Mon   1.000 -  3.000

EL-PR *p                       0.775 -  1.500


Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
Maccabi Tel-Aviv         Isr  22.500              .
Partizan Belgrade        Srb  17.000              .
Molde FK                 Nor  12.500              .
Apollon Limassol         Cyp  10.000              .
Dinamo Minsk             Bls   8.000              Levadia Tallinn          Est   2.750
Lech Poznan              Pol   7.000              Milsami Orhei            Mol   2.750
FH Hafnarfjardar         Isl   5.500              Stjarnan FC              Isl   2.750
Dundalk                  Irl   5.500              Birkirkara *p            Mlt   2.750
Zalgiris Vilnius         Lit   5.500              Cliftonville             Nir   2.500
Gabala FK                Azb   5.250              DAC Dunajska Streda      Svk   2.425
NK Osijek                Cro   5.200              Siroki Brijeg            Bos   2.250
FC Nordsjælland          Den   5.190              Buducnost Podgorica      Mon   2.250
EL3                      Den   5.190 - 34.000     Partizani Tirana         Alb   2.000
Slovan Bratislava        Svk   5.000              Chikhura Sachkhere       Geo   2.000
Vardar Skopje            Mac   5.000              Zaria Balti              Mol   2.000
Beitar Jerusalem         Isr   4.350              Petrocub Hîncesti        Mol   2.000
Anorthosis Famagusta     Cyp   4.310              FK Trakai *p             Lit   1.750
Dinamo Tbilisi           Geo   4.250              Luftëtari Gjirokastër    Alb   1.700
Viitorul Constanta       Rom   4.090              KF Laçi                  Alb   1.700
Gornik Zabrze            Pol   4.025              IBV Vestmannaeyjar       Isl   1.650
Kalju Nomme              Est   4.000              Újpest TE                Hun   1.625
AIK Stockholm            Swe   4.000              FK Liepaja               Lat   1.500
BK Häcken                Swe   3.995              B36 Torshavn *p          Far   1.500
Slavia Sofia             Bul   3.825              FK Shkupi                Mac   1.500
CSKA Sofia               Bul   3.825              Ilves Tampere            Fin   1.380
EL3                      Bul   3.825              KuPS Kuopio              Fin   1.380
Neftchi Baku             Azb   3.825              FC Lahti                 Fin   1.380
EL13                     Azb   3.825              Derry City               Irl   1.340
Radnicki Nis             Srb   3.750              Shamrock Rovers          Irl   1.340
Spartak Subotica         Srb   3.750              Samtredia                Geo   1.250
FK Ventspils             Lat   3.750              Folgore *p               Sma   1.250
Shakhtior Saligorsk      Bls   3.725              Riga FC                  Lat   1.125
Glasgow Rangers          Sco   3.725              Trans Narva              Est   1.100
Hibernian                Sco   3.725              Stumbras Kaunas          Lit   1.075
Tobol Kustanai           Kaz   3.625              Bala Town *p             Wal   1.000
Irtysh Pavlodar          Kaz   3.625              EL3                      Mon   1.000 -  1.750
Kairat Almaty            Kaz   3.625              Gandzasar Kapan          Arm   0.975
CS Fola Esch             Lux   3.500              Banants Yerevan          Arm   0.975
EL3                      Svk   3.500 -  5.000     EL3                      Arm   0.975 -  2.250
Sarpsborg 08             Nor   3.485              Balzan FC                Mlt   0.900
Rabotnicki Skopje        Mac   3.250              Gzira United *p          Mlt   0.900
FK Sarajevo              Bos   3.250              Progrès Niederkorn       Lux   0.875
NK Domzale               Slo   3.000              CW                       Lux   0.875
.                                                 Glenavon                 Nir   0.850
.                                                 Coleraine                Nir   0.850
.                                                 Connah's Quay            Wal   0.775
.                                                 NSI Runavik              Far   0.750

In the qualifying rounds the teams are divided into groups with the same number of seeded and unseeded teams. A few hours before the draw a computer system is used to prepare the groups such that teams of the same association are not in the same group and and that all groups are about equal strength (in terms of ranking). Then all clubs in each group are ordered randomly and identified by a number. For these draws there are only two bowls with numbered balls, one with the seeded numbers and one with the unseeded numbers. The draw determines the pairs in the groups: e.g. (7 vs 4) which means that the 7th team of each group plays against the 4th club of each group.

For the draw of the 1st round the 94 teams are probably divided into 7 groups of 10 teams and 2 groups of 12 teams.

Below it is assumed that highest seeded teams of the 1st qualifying round qualify for the 2nd qualifying round. Because of the new format it is not sure how seeding will be applied in this round.

The draw for the 2nd qualifying round is made before the results of the preliminary round and the 1st qualifying round are known. Clubs of the preliminary round and the 1st qualifying round are seeded by the highest ranking of the clubs involved.

2nd Qualifying Round (74 teams)

(unseeded < 4.310, seeded > 4.350)

Unknown                        coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------
Hapoel Haifa             Isr   4.350
Beitar Jerusalem *       Isr   4.350
AEK Larnaca              Cyp   4.310
EL2                      Rom   4.090 - 27.500
EL3 *                    Svk   3.500 -  5.000

EL-Q1 *                        3.000 - 22.500
EL-Q1 *                        2.900 -  4.250
EL-Q1 *                        2.900 -  3.500
EL-Q1 *                        2.750 -  3.000


Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
Sevilla                  Esp 113.000              .
Besiktas                 Tur  57.000              .
AZ Alkmaar               Ned  25.000              .
Maccabi Tel-Aviv *       Isr  22.500              .
RB Leipzig               Ger  17.000              .
Partizan Belgrade *      Srb  17.000              .
Burnley FC               Eng >15.921              Anorthosis Famagusta *   Cyp   4.310
Atalanta                 Ita  15.249              Dinamo Tbilisi *         Geo   4.250
Molde FK *               Nor  12.500              Viitorul Constanta *     Rom   4.090
Girondins Bordeaux       Fra  11.283              Jagiellonia Bialystok    Pol   4.025
EL3                      Bel  11.000 - 27.000     Gornik Zabrze *          Pol   4.025
FC Ufa                   Rus  10.676              AIK Stockholm *          Swe   4.000
Apollon Limassol *       Cyp  10.000              Aberdeen                 Sco   4.000
Rio Ave                  Por   9.449              Kalju Nomme *            Est   4.000
Asteras Tripolis         Gre   9.000              BK Häcken *              Swe   3.995
FC Mariupol              Ukr   8.226              Djurgårdens IF           Swe   3.995
Dinamo Minsk *           Bls   8.000              Slavia Sofia *           Bul   3.825
Hajduk Split             Cro   7.000              CSKA Sofia *             Bul   3.825
Lech Poznan *            Pol   7.000              EL3 *                    Bul   3.825
LASK Linz                Aut   6.570              Neftchi Baku *           Azb   3.825
Admira Wacker            Aut   6.570              EL3 *                    Azb   3.825
FC Sankt Gallen          Sui   6.040              Radnicki Nis *           Srb   3.750
EL3                      Cze   6.035 - 34.500     Spartak Subotica *       Srb   3.750
Vitesse Arnhem           Ned   6.000              FK Ventspils *           Lat   3.750
Atromitos FC             Gre   5.720              Dynamo Brest             Bls   3.725
Zalgiris Vilnius *       Lit   5.500              Shakhtior Saligorsk *    Bls   3.725
FH Hafnarfjardar *       Isl   5.500              Glasgow Rangers *        Sco   3.725
Dundalk *                Irl   5.500              Hibernian *              Sco   3.725
Gabala FK *              Azb   5.250              Tobol Kustanai *         Kaz   3.625
NK Osijek *              Cro   5.200              Irtysh Pavlodar *        Kaz   3.625
FC Nordsjælland *        Den   5.190              Kairat Almaty *          Kaz   3.625
EL3 *                    Den   5.190 - 34.000     CS Fola Esch *           Lux   3.500
Vardar Skopje *          Mac   5.000              Lillestrøm SK            Nor   3.485
Slovan Bratislava *      Svk   5.000              Sarpsborg 08 *           Nor   3.485
.                                                 Rabotnicki Skopje *      Mac   3.250
.                                                 FK Sarajevo *            Bos   3.250
.                                                 NK Domzale *             Slo   3.000

For the draw of the 2nd round the 74 teams are probably divided into 5 groups of 10 teams and 2 groups of 12 teams.

Below it is assumed that lowest seeded teams of the preliminary round and the 1st qualifying round of the Champions League qualify for the 2nd qualifying round of the Europa League.

In this round the clubs eliminated in the 1st qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League are seeded. Seeded clubs are drawn against unseeded clubs until there are no seeded or no unseeded clubs left, at which point the draw becomes open and no seeding applies anymore.

The champions path in the Champions League is rebalanced, because the Champions League title holder already qualified for the CL group stage. This implies only 16 losersof CH-Q1 qualify for this round, and the champions path in the Europa League also needs to be rebalanced. Because of the new format it is unknown how this will be done. UEFA could give one team a bye to the next qualifying round. Other options are also possible. Until it is clear how UEFA will do the rebalancing, this round has an odd number of teams.

2nd Qualifying Round for champions from CL (19 teams, see above)

Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
F91 Dudelange @1         Lux   3.500              Lincoln Red Imps @p      Gib   2.750
Spartak Trnava @1        Svk   3.500              La Fiorita @p            Sma   1.750
Valletta FC @1           Mlt   3.250              FC Drita @p              Kos   0.000
Víkingur @1              Far   3.000
Crusaders Belfast @1     Nir   3.000
CH-Q1 @1                       2.900 -  3.750
FC Santa Coloma @p       And   2.750
Sutjeska Niksic @1       Mon   2.500
Alashkert FC @1          Arm   2.500
CH-Q1 @1                       2.500 -  3.500
Suduva Marijampole @1    Lit   2.000
Spartaks Jurmala @1      Lat   1.750
Cork City @1             Irl   1.750
Valur Reykjavik @1       Isl   1.650
Flora Tallinn @1         Est   1.250
Torpedo Kutaisi @1       Geo   1.000

For the draw of the 2nd round the 20 teams are probably divided into 2 groups of 10 teams.

Below it is assumed that highest seeded teams of the 2nd qualifying round qualify for the 3rd qualifying round.

The draw for the 3rd qualifying round is made before the results of the 2nd qualifying round are known. Clubs of the 2nd qualifying round are seeded by the highest ranking of the clubs involved.

3rd Qualifying Round (52 teams)

(unseeded < 9.000, seeded > 10.000)

Unknown                        coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------
Apollon Limassol *       Cyp  10.000
Rio Ave **               Por   9.449
Zorya Luhansk            Ukr   9.000
Asteras Tripolis **      Gre   9.000
EL2                      Sui   6.040 - 12.000
EL23 (**)                Cze   6.035 - 34.500
EL3 *                    Den   5.190 - 34.000

EL-Q2 **                       4.350 - 22.500
EL-Q2 **                       4.350 -  5.000
EL-Q2 **                       4.310 -  4.350


Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
Sevilla **               Esp 113.000              .
Zenit St. Petersburg     Rus  78.000              .
CL-NCQ2 @2                   (71.000)             .
Besiktas **              Tur  57.000              .
Olympiakos Piraeus       Gre  54.000              .
CL-NCQ2 @2                   (53.500)             .
Sporting Braga           Por  30.500              Istanbul Basaksehir      Tur   8.500
FCSB             (**)    Rom  27.500              FC Mariupol **           Ukr   8.226
AA Gent                  Bel  27.000              Dinamo Minsk *           Bls   8.000
AZ Alkmaar **            Ned  25.000              Hajduk Split **          Cro   7.000
Maccabi Tel-Aviv *       Isr  22.500              Lech Poznan *            Pol   7.000
Feyenoord                Ned  21.500              Admira Wacker **         Aut   6.570
Rapid Wien               Aut  21.500              LASK Linz **             Aut   6.570
RB Leipzig **            Ger  17.000              FC Sankt Gallen **       Sui   6.040
Partizan Belgrade *      Srb  17.000              EL23 (**)                Cze   6.035
Burnley FC **            Eng >15.921              Vitesse Arnhem **        Ned   6.000
NK Rijeka                Cro  15.500              Atromitos FC **          Gre   5.720
Atalanta **              Ita  15.249              FH Hafnarfjardar *       Isl   5.500
Molde FK *               Nor  12.500              Dundalk *                Irl   5.500
Girondins Bordeaux **    Fra  11.283              Zalgiris Vilnius *       Lit   5.500
EL3 **                   Bel  11.000 - 27.000     Gabala FK *              Azb   5.250
FC Ufa **                Rus  10.676              NK Osijek *              Cro   5.200
.                                                 Brøndby IF               Den   5.190
.                                                 FC Nordsjælland *        Den   5.190
.                                                 Vardar Skopje *          Mac   5.000
.                                                 Slovan Bratislava *      Svk   5.000

For the draw of the 3rd round the 52 teams are probably divided into 4 groups of 10 teams and 1 groups of 12 teams.

Below it is assumed that lowest seeded teams of the 2nd qualifying round of the Champions League qualify for the 3rd qualifying round of the Europa League, and that the highest seeded teams of the 2nd EL-qualifying round for champions qualify for this round.

In this round the clubs eliminated in the 2nd qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League are seeded. Seeded clubs are drawn against unseeded clubs until there are no seeded or no unseeded clubs left, at which point the draw becomes open and no seeding applies anymore.

3rd Qualifying Round for champions from CL (20 teams)

Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
FC Midtjylland @2        Den  11.500              F91 Dudelange @1         Lux   3.500
Red Star Belgrade @2     Srb  10.750              Spartak Trnava @1        Svk   3.500
Hapoel Beer-Sheva @2     Isr  10.000              Valletta FC @1           Mlt   3.250
Rosenborg BK @2          Nor   9.000              Víkingur @1              Far   3.000
HJK Helsinki @2          Fin   8.000              Crusaders Belfast @1     Nir   3.000
The New Saints @2        Wal   5.000              CH-Q1 @1                       2.900 -  3.750
FK Kukësi @2             Alb   4.250              FC Santa Coloma @p       And   2.750
CFR Cluj @2              Rom   4.090              Sutjeska Niksic @1       Mon   2.500
CH-QR2 @2                      3.750 - 14.000     Alashkert FC @1          Arm   2.500
CH-QR2 @2                      3.500 -  4.250     CH-Q1 @1                       2.500 -  3.500

For the draw of the 3rd round the 20 teams are probably divided into 2 groups of 10 teams.

Below it is assumed that highest seeded teams of the 3rd qualifying round qualify for the 4th qualifying round.

The draw for the 4th qualifying round is made before the results of the 3rd qualifying round are known. Clubs of the 3rd qualifying round are seeded by the highest ranking of the clubs involved.

4th Qualifying Round (26 teams)

(unseeded < 17.000, seeded > 22.500)

Unknown                        coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------
Maccabi Tel-Aviv *       Isr  22.500
Feyenoord *3             Ned  21.500
Rapid Wien *3            Aut  21.500
RB Leipzig **            Ger  17.000
EL3 **                   Bel  11.000 - 27.000

EL-Q3 *3                      10.000 - 34.500
EL-Q3 *3                       9.449 - 34.000
EL-Q3 *3                       9.000 - 22.500
EL-Q3 *3                       9.000 - 12.000


Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
Sevilla **               Esp 113.000              .
Zenit St. Petersburg *3  Rus  78.000              .
Besiktas **              Tur  57.000              .
Olympiakos Piraeus *3    Gre  54.000              .
Sporting Braga *3        Por  30.500              .
PAOK Thessaloniki @2     Gre  29.500              Partizan Belgrade *      Srb  17.000
FCSB             (**/*3) Rom  27.500              Burnley FC **            Eng >15.921
AA Gent *3               Bel  27.000              NK Rijeka *3             Cro  15.500
AZ Alkmaar **            Ned  25.000              Atalanta **              Ita  15.249
.                                                 Molde FK *               Nor  12.500
.                                                 Girondins Bordeaux **    Fra  11.283
.                                                 FC Ufa **                Rus  10.676
.                                                 Sturm Graz @2            Aut   6.570

For the draw of the 4th round the 26 teams are probably divided into 2 groups of 8 teams and 1 groups of 10 teams.

Below it is assumed that lowest seeded teams of the 3rd qualifying round of the Champions League qualify for the 4th qualifying round of the Europa League, and that the highest seeded teams of the 3rd EL-qualifying round for champions qualify for this round.

In this round the clubs eliminated in the 3rd qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League are seeded. Seeded clubs are drawn against unseeded clubs until there are no seeded or no unseeded clubs left, at which point the draw becomes open and no seeding applies anymore.

4th Qualifying Round for champions from CL (16 teams)

Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
Garabag Agdam @3         Azb  20.500              FC Midtjylland @2        Den  11.500
BATE Borisov @3          Bls  20.500              Red Star Belgrade @2     Srb  10.750
Dinamo Zagreb @3         Cro  17.500              Hapoel Beer-Sheva @2     Isr  10.000
Sheriff Tiraspol @3      Mol  14.750              Rosenborg BK @2          Nor   9.000
CH-QR3 @3                     14.000 - 21.750     HJK Helsinki @2          Fin   8.000
AEK Athens @3            Gre  10.000              The New Saints @2        Wal   5.000
                                                  FK Kukësi @2             Alb   4.250
                                                  CFR Cluj @2              Rom   4.090
                                                  CH-QR2 @2                      3.750 - 14.000
                                                  CH-QR2 @2                      3.500 -  4.250

For the draw of the 4th round for champions the 16 teams are probably divided into 2 groups of 8 teams.

Once the 4th qualifying round (or play-off round) has been completed, the 48 remaining clubs are drawn into twelve groups of four clubs each. Clubs from the same association will not be drawn into the same group.

Below it is assumed that lowest seeded teams of the 4th qualifying round of the Champions League qualify for the group stage of the Europa League, and that the highest seeded teams of the 3rd EL-qualifying round also qualify

Group Stage (48 teams)

Unknown                        coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------
Fenerbahçe @3            Tur  23.500           pot 2 or pot 3
FK Krasnodar             Rus  23.500           pot 2 or pot 3
EL-Q4 *4                      22.500 - 34.000  pot 2 or pot 3
EL-Q4 *4                      21.500 - 27.000  pot 2 or pot 3

Sheriff Tiraspol @3      Mol  14.750           pot 3 or pot 4
Eintracht Frankfurt      Ger  14.285           pot 3 or pot 4
CH-QR3 @3                     14.000 - 21.750  pot 3 or pot 4
CW                       Cze   6.035 - 34.500  pot 2 or pot 4


Pot 1                          coef.              Pot 2                          coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
Sevilla **               Esp 113.000              Sporting CP Lisbon       Por  40.000
Arsenal                  Eng  93.000              Olympique Marseille      Fra  32.000
Chelsea                  Eng  82.000              Sporting Braga *3        Por  30.500
Zenit St. Petersburg *3  Rus  78.000              PAOK Thessaloniki @2     Gre  29.500
Bayer Leverkusen         Ger  66.000              AC Milan                 Ita  28.000
Dinamo Kiev @4           Ukr  62.000              FCSB             (**/*3) Rom  27.500
Besiktas **              Tur  57.000              APOEL Nicosia @4         Cyp  27.000
Olympiakos Piraeus *3    Gre  54.000              AA Gent *3               Bel  27.000
Ajax @4                  Ned  53.500              AZ Alkmaar **            Ned  25.000
Villarreal               Esp  52.000              Legia Warsaw @4          Pol  24.500
Anderlecht               Bel  48.000              .
Lazio                    Ita  41.000              .


Pot 3                          coef.              Pot 4                          coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
.                                                 .
.                                                 .
CH-QR3 @4                     21.750 - 22.500     Spartak Moscow @3        Rus  13.500
EL-Q4 *4                      21.500 - 22.500     Standard Liège @3        Bel  12.500
EL-Q4 *4                      17.000 - 21.500     FC Midtjylland @2        Den  11.500
Real Betis               Esp >21.342              Stade Rennais            Fra  11.283
BATE Borisov @3          Bls  20.500              Red Star Belgrade @2     Srb  10.750
Young Boys @4            Sui  20.500              AEK Athens @3            Gre  10.000
Garabag Agdam @3         Azb  20.500              Vorskla Poltava          Ukr   8.226
Dinamo Zagreb @3         Cro  17.500              Akhisarspor              Tur   7.160
.                                                 EL1                      Sui   6.040 - 12.000
.                                                 CL2 @3                   Cze   6.035 -  7.500

The twelve group-winners and twelve runners-up of the group stage qualify for the second round. The clubs that finish this stage in third or fourth position in their group are eliminated. The 24 teams that qualify are join with 8 teams from the Champions League who finished at the 3rd position in the CL group.

The draw for the 2nd round takes the following rules into account:
a) Clubs from the same association must not be drawn against each other,
b) The 12 group-winners and the 4 best third-ranked teams in the Champions League group stage are drawn against the 12 group runners-up and the remaining third-ranked teams in the Champions League group stage,
c) The winners and runners-up of the same group cannot be drawn against each other,
d) Group-winners and the 4 best third-ranked in the Champions League group stage play the return leg at home.

Round 2 (32 teams)

12 EL group winners and                 12 EL group runners-up and
 4 best CL group third-ranked            4 worst CL group third-ranked
------------------------ ---            ------------------------ ---
.                                       .

For the draw of the round of 16, the quarter-finals and semi-finals no clubs will be seeded.

KEY:
*p=team started in preliminary round
*=team started in 1st qualifying round
**=team started in 2nd qualifying round
*3=team started in 3rd qualifying round
*4=team started in 4th qualifying round
@p=team started in CL preliminary round
@1=team started in CL 1st qualifying round
@2=team started in CL 2nd qualifying round
@3=team started in CL 3rd qualifying round
@4=team started in CL 4th qualifying round
#=qualified for round 2 from group stage of the Champions League


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