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Seeding in the Europa League 2019/2020

UEFA European Cup Football
by Bert Kassies

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This page shows the list of seeded and unseeded teams for draws in the qualifying rounds and the group stage of the Europa League 2019/2020. The UEFA Club Ranking of 2019 determines the seeding of the teams in the tables below. See Qualification 2019/2020 for a list of qualified teams, and Access List 2019/2020 for an overview of berths per country. More detailed information may also be found in the EL Regulations 2019/20. See Last season's Europa League qualifying system explained for more info.

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

This seeding list is according to 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 2019/2020. Both the Champions League and the Europa League have a 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 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 (Chelsea) 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 (Israel) has direct access to the 3rd qualifying round, and the cup winner of the 25th country on the ranking list (Serbia) has direct access to the 2nd qualifying round, and the cup winners of the 50th and 51st countries on the ranking list (Wales and Faroe Islands) have direct access to the 1st qualifying round of the Europa League.

Preliminary round (14 teams)

Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
La Fiorita               Sma   3.000              Sant JuliÓ               And   1.250
ProgrŔs Niederkorn       Lux   2.750              UE Engordany             And   1.000
Cliftonville             Nir   2.500              Tre Fiori                Sma   1.000
Europa FC                Gib   2.000              Barry Town               Wal   0.825
NSI Runavik              Far   1.750              Cardiff MU               Wal   0.825
KI Klaksvik              Far   1.250              St Joseph's FC           Gib   0.800
FC Prishtina             Kos   1.250              Ballymena United         Nir   0.775

See UEFA Europa League preliminary round draw for more info.

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. The following unseeded teams qualified (and are seeded in the draw with the coefficient of their opponent in the preliminary round): UE Engordany beat La Fiorita (3.000), Ballymena United beat NSI Runavik (1.750), St Joseph's FC beat FC Prishtina (1.250).

1st Qualifying Round (94 teams)

Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
Legia Warsaw             Pol  24.500              Levadia Tallinn          Est   3.250
FCSB                     Rom  23.000              Universitatea Craiova    Rom   3.190
Malm÷ FF                 Swe  20.000              DAC Dunajska Streda      Svk   3.125
Molde FK                 Nor  13.500              MFK Ruzomberok           Svk   3.125
Apollon Limassol         Cyp  12.000              UE Engordany *p          And  (3.000)
Hapoel Beer-Sheva        Isr  12.000              B36 Torshavn             Far   3.000
FC FehÚrvßr              Hun   9.000              Chikhura Sachkhere       Geo   3.000
Dinamo Minsk             Bls   9.000              OFK Titograd             Mon   3.000
Spartak Trnava           Svk   8.500              DVSC Debrecen            Hun   3.000
AEK Larnaca              Cyp   8.000              Mura Murska Sobota       Slo   3.000
Hajduk Split             Cro   8.000              Torpedo Kutaisi          Geo   2.750
Br°ndby IF               Den   7.500              ProgrŔs Niederkorn *p    Lux   2.750
Zalgiris Vilnius         Lit   6.000              Milsami Orhei            Mol   2.750
Aberdeen                 Sco   5.500              HonvÚd Budapest          Hun   2.500
Glasgow Rangers          Sco   5.250              Flora Tallinn            Est   2.500
Zrinjski Mostar          Bos   5.250              FK Liepaja               Lat   2.500
Kairat Almaty            Kaz   5.000              Cliftonville *p          Nir   2.500
FK KukŰsi                Alb   4.750              Hibernians FC            Mlt   2.500
Alashkert FC             Arm   4.500              KR Reykjavik             Isl   2.500
Radnicki Nis             Srb   4.450              Balzan FC                Mlt   2.250
Cukaricki Belgrade       Srb   4.450              KF Laši                  Alb   2.250
Kilmarnock               Sco   4.425              Shamrock Rovers          Irl   2.250
Shakhtior Saligorsk      Bls   4.375              Siroki Brijeg            Bos   2.250
FC Vitebsk               Bls   4.375              Europa FC *p             Gib   2.000
NK Domzale               Slo   4.250              Connah's Quay            Wal   1.750
Crusaders Belfast        Nir   4.250              Ballymena United *p      Nir  (1.750)
FK Ventspils             Lat   4.250              Banants Yerevan          Arm   1.750
Stjarnan FC              Isl   4.250              St. Patrick's Athletic   Irl   1.750
IFK Norrk÷ping           Swe   4.180              FK Shkupi                Mac   1.600
FK Haugesund             Nor   4.040              Akademija Pandev         Mac   1.600
SK Brann Bergen          Nor   4.040              Makedonija GjP           Mac   1.600
CS Fola Esch             Lux   4.000              Petrocub Hţncesti        Mol   1.550
FC Vaduz                 Lie   4.000              Speranta Nisporeni       Mol   1.550
Tobol Kustanai           Kaz   3.850              Teuta DurrŰs             Alb   1.500
Ordabasy Shymkent        Kaz   3.850              KuPS Kuopio              Fin   1.455
Cracovia Krakˇw          Pol   3.850              RoPS Rovaniemi           Fin   1.455
Neftchi Baku             Azb   3.800              Inter Turku              Fin   1.455
Sabail FK                Azb   3.800              Breidablik               Isl   1.450
Olimpija Ljubljana       Slo   3.750              Radnik Bijeljina         Bos   1.425
Cork City                Irl   3.750              Kauno Zalgiris           Lit   1.350
Pyunik Yerevan           Arm   3.750              KI Klaksvik *p           Far   1.250
Dinamo Tbilisi           Geo   3.750              St Joseph's FC *p        Gib  (1.250)
Maccabi Haifa            Isr   3.725              RFS Riga                 Lat   1.125
CSKA Sofia               Bul   3.500              Jeunesse d'Esch          Lux   1.100
Levski Sofia             Bul   3.500              Gzira United             Mlt   1.025
FK Riteriai              Lit   3.250              Trans Narva              Est   1.000
Buducnost Podgorica      Mon   3.250              Zeta Golubovci           Mon   0.825

See UEFA Europa League 1st round draw for more info.

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 divided into 7 groups of 10 teams and 2 groups of 12 teams. For the groups with 10 teams the pairs (5 vs 7), (8 vs 2), (10 vs 1), (3 vs 6), and (4 vs 9) were drawn, and for the group with 12 teams the pairs (3 vs 8), (9 vs 1), (6 vs 12), (5 vs 7), (4 vs 10), and (2 vs 11) were drawn. The draw groups were as follows:
Group 1
seeded: FC Vaduz, Kilmarnock, SK Brann Bergen, FC Vitebsk, Malm÷ FF
unseeded: Shamrock Rovers, NSI Runavik*, Connah's Quay, KuPS Kuopio, Breidablik
Group 2
seeded: Hajduk Split, Legia Warsaw, Radnicki Nis, CSKA Sofia, Ordabasy Shymkent
unseeded: Flora Tallinn, Torpedo Kutaisi, Europa FC*, OFK Titograd, Gzira United
Group 3
seeded: Tobol Kustanai, FK KukŰsi, FCSB, Cukaricki Belgrade, Maccabi Haifa
unseeded: Milsami Orhei, Mura Murska Sobota, DVSC Debrecen, Banants Yerevan, Jeunesse d'Esch
Group 4
seeded: Glasgow Rangers, Br°ndby IF, Cork City, Molde FK, Crusaders Belfast
unseeded: ProgrŔs Niederkorn*, B36 Torshavn, Inter Turku, KR Reykjavik, FC Prishtina*
Group 5
seeded: FC FehÚrvßr, Zrinjski Mostar, Shakhtior Saligorsk, Neftchi Baku, Levski Sofia
unseeded: Hibernians FC, MFK Ruzomberok, Akademija Pandev, Speranta Nisporeni, Zeta Golubovci
Group 6
seeded: Spartak Trnava, Zalgiris Vilnius, CS Fola Esch, Alashkert FC, Olimpija Ljubljana
unseeded: Chikhura Sachkhere, RFS Riga, HonvÚd Budapest, Makedonija GjP, Radnik Bijeljina
Group 7
seeded: Apollon Limassol, Kairat Almaty, FK Ventspils, Cracovia Krakˇw, Dinamo Tbilisi
unseeded: Teuta DurrŰs, La Fiorita*, Siroki Brijeg, DAC Dunajska Streda, Kauno Zalgiris
Group 8
seeded: FK Haugesund, Aberdeen, Stjarnan FC, IFK Norrk÷ping, Dinamo Minsk, FK Riteriai
unseeded: FK Liepaja, Levadia Tallinn, Cliftonville*, St. Patrick's Athletic, RoPS Rovaniemi, KI Klaksvik*
Group 9
seeded: Hapoel Beer-Sheva, AEK Larnaca, NK Domzale, Pyunik Yerevan, Sabail FK, Buducnost Podgorica
unseeded: Universitatea Craiova, Balzan FC, KF Laši, FK Shkupi, Petrocub Hţncesti, Trans Narva

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. The following unseeded teams qualified (and are seeded in the draw with the coefficient of their opponent in the 1st qualifying round): FK Liepaja beat Dinamo Minsk (9.000), Gzira United beat Hajduk Split (8.000), HonvÚd Budapest beat Zalgiris Vilnius (6.000), DVSC Debrecen beat FK KukŰsi (4.750), Flora Tallinn beat Radnicki Nis (4.450), Connah's Quay beat Kilmarnock (4.425), KuPS Kuopio beat FC Vitebsk (4.375), Shamrock Rovers beat SK Brann Bergen (4.040), Chikhura Sachkhere beat CS Fola Esch (4.000), Jeunesse d'Esch beat Tobol Kustanai (3.850), DAC Dunajska Streda beat Cracovia Krakˇw (3.850), Universitatea Craiova beat Sabail FK (3.800), ProgrŔs Niederkorn beat Cork City (3.750), and KI Klaksvik beat FK Riteriai (3.250).

2nd Qualifying Round (74 teams)

Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
Legia Warsaw *           Pol  24.500              Zrinjski Mostar *        Bos   5.250
Eintracht Frankfurt      Ger  24.000              Kairat Almaty *          Kaz   5.000
FCSB *                   Rom  23.000              AEL Limassol             Cyp   4.985
Espanyol                 Esp  20.713              DVSC Debrecen *          Hun  (4.750)
Malm÷ FF *               Swe  20.000              Alashkert FC *           Arm   4.500
Partizan Belgrade        Srb  18.000              Flora Tallinn *          Est  (4.450)
Wolverhampton Wanderers  Eng  17.092              Cukaricki Belgrade *     Srb   4.450
Torino                   Ita  14.945              Connah's Quay *          Wal  (4.425)
Molde FK *               Nor  13.500              Shakhtior Saligorsk *    Bls   4.375
Apollon Limassol *       Cyp  12.000              KuPS Kuopio *            Fin  (4.375)
Hapoel Beer-Sheva *      Isr  12.000              NK Domzale *             Slo   4.250
RC Strasbourg            Fra  11.699              Crusaders Belfast *      Nir   4.250
Zorya Luhansk            Ukr  11.500              FK Ventspils *           Lat   4.250
AZ Alkmaar               Ned  10.500              Stjarnan FC *            Isl   4.250
Arsenal Tula             Rus  10.109              BK Hńcken                Swe   4.180
Vitˇria GuimarŃes        Por   9.646              IFK Norrk÷ping *         Swe   4.180
FC FehÚrvßr *            Hun   9.000              FK Haugesund *           Nor   4.040
FK Liepaja *             Lat  (9.000)             Shamrock Rovers *        Irl  (4.040)
Spartak Trnava *         Svk   8.500              Viitorul Constanta       Rom   4.000
AEK Larnaca *            Cyp   8.000              Chikhura Sachkhere *     Geo  (4.000)
Gzira United *           Mlt  (8.000)             FC Vaduz *               Lie   4.000
AA Gent                  Bel  (7.980)*            Jeunesse d'Esch *        Lux  (3.850)
Br°ndby IF *             Den   7.500              Ordabasy Shymkent *      Kaz   3.850
Yeni Malatyaspor         Tur   6.920              DAC Dunajska Streda *    Svk  (3.850)
FC Utrecht               Ned   6.486              Lechia Gdansk            Pol   3.850
Sturm Graz               Aut   6.250              Neftchi Baku *           Azb   3.800
Gabala FK                Azb   6.250              Universitatea Craiova *  Rom  (3.800)
HonvÚd Budapest *        Hun  (6.000)             Olimpija Ljubljana *     Slo   3.750
FK Jablonec              Cze   5.735              ProgrŔs Niederkorn *p    Lux  (3.750)
Mladß Boleslav           Cze   5.735              Pyunik Yerevan *         Arm   3.750
Atromitos FC             Gre   5.520              Dinamo Tbilisi *         Geo   3.750
Aris Thessaloniki        Gre   5.520              Maccabi Haifa *          Isr   3.725
Aberdeen *               Sco   5.500              CSKA Sofia *             Bul   3.500
NK Osijek                Cro   5.475              Levski Sofia *           Bul   3.500
Esbjerg fB               Den   5.405              Lokomotiv Plovdiv        Bul   3.500
FC Luzern                Sui   5.380              KI Klaksvik *p           Far  (3.250)
Glasgow Rangers *        Sco   5.250              Buducnost Podgorica *    Mon   3.250
* KV Mechelen was banned for match fixing after the draw, and UEFA replaced Royal Antwerp in Q2 by AA Gent.

See UEFA Europa League 2nd round draw for more info.

For the draw of the 2nd round the 74 teams are divided into 5 groups of 10 teams and 2 groups of 12 teams. For the groups with 10 teams the pairs (6 vs 1), (3 vs 9), (5 vs 7), (2 vs 8), and (10 vs 4) were drawn, and for the group with 12 teams the pairs (4 vs 11), (1 vs 7), (12 vs 3), (5 vs 8), (9 vs 2), and (10 vs 6) were drawn. The draw groups were as follows:
Group 1
seeded: Dinamo Minsk*, Espanyol, Hapoel Beer-Sheva*, Atromitos FC, Arsenal Tula
unseeded: IFK Norrk÷ping*, Neftchi Baku*, Stjarnan FC*, Kairat Almaty*, Cracovia Krakˇw*
Group 2
seeded: Sturm Graz, FC Utrecht, AEK Larnaca*, FK Jablonec, Legia Warsaw*
unseeded: FK Haugesund*, FC Vitebsk*, Zrinjski Mostar*, Levski Sofia*, Pyunik Yerevan*
Group 3
seeded: Br°ndby IF*, Yeni Malatyaspor, FC FehÚrvßr*, Eintracht Frankfurt, Gabala FK
unseeded: Lechia Gdansk, Dinamo Tbilisi*, Olimpija Ljubljana*, FC Vaduz*, Radnicki Nis*
Group 4
seeded: Malm÷ FF*, Royal Antwerp, Molde FK*, Zorya Luhansk, Aberdeen*
unseeded: NK Domzale*, CS Fola Esch*, Viitorul Constanta, Cukaricki Belgrade*, Buducnost Podgorica*
Group 5
seeded: NK Osijek, Glasgow Rangers*, AS Roma, Hajduk Split*, FC Luzern
unseeded: CSKA Sofia*, FK Riteriai*, Cork City*, FK KukŰsi*, FK Ventspils*
Group 6
seeded: Mladß Boleslav, FCSB*, Apollon Limassol*, RC Strasbourg, AZ Alkmaar, Spartak Trnava*
unseeded: Ordabasy Shymkent*, BK Hńcken, Alashkert FC*, Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Maccabi Haifa*, SK Brann Bergen*
Group 7
seeded: Aris Thessaloniki, Esbjerg fB, Vitˇria GuimarŃes, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Zalgiris Vilnius*, Partizan Belgrade
unseeded: AEL Limassol, Sabail FK*, Shakhtior Saligorsk*, Kilmarnock*, Crusaders Belfast*, Tobol Kustanai*

After the draw AS Roma was granted direct access to the group stage, and was replaced by Torino.

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 losers of CH-Q1 qualify for this round, and the champions path in the Europa League also needs to be rebalanced. Like last year a draw will used to determine one team (in fact the loser of a tie) that will get a bye to the next round.

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.

2nd Qualifying Round for champions from CL (18 teams)
Bye to next round (determined by draw):
FK Sarajevo              Bos   4.250

Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
FK Astana @1             Kaz  27.500              Lincoln Red Imps @p      Gib   4.250
Ludogorets Razgrad @1    Bul  27.000              FC Santa Coloma @p       And   4.000
Sheriff Tiraspol @1      Mol  12.250              Tre Penne @p             Sma   0.750
F91 Dudelange @1         Lux   6.250
Shkendija Tetovo @1      Mac   6.000
Slovan Bratislava @1     Svk   6.000
Suduva Marijampole @1    Lit   4.250
Piast Gliwice @1         Pol   3.850
Partizani Tirana @1      Alb   3.000
Valur Reykjavik @1       Isl   2.750
Linfield Belfast @1      Nir   2.250
HB Torshavn @1           Far   1.500
Riga FC @1               Lat   1.125
Ararat-Armenia @1        Arm   1.050
Feronikeli @p            Kos   0.500

For the draw of the 2nd round the 18 teams were divided into 3 groups of 6 teams: each group 5 seeded and 1 unseeded team. The draw groups are as follows:
Group 1
seeded: Piast Gliwice, Partizani Tirana, Suduva Marijampole, Saburtalo Tbilisi, Riga FC
unseeded: 1st semi-finalist CL-PR* (Tre Penne)
Group 2
seeded: Ferencvßros, Valur Reykjavik, winner CL-PR*, Sutjeska Niksic, Ararat-Armenia
unseeded: 2nd semi-finalist CL-PR* (Lincoln Red Imps)
Group 3
seeded: CFR Cluj, Linfield Belfast, HB Torshavn, Valletta FC, Kalju Nomme
unseeded: finalist CL-PR* (FC Santa Coloma)

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. The following unseeded teams qualified (and are seeded in the draw with the coefficient of their opponent in the 2nd qualifying round): Neftchi Baku beat Arsenal Tula (10.109), FC Vaduz beat FC FehÚrvßr (9.000), Lokomotiv Plovdiv beat Spartak Trnava (8.500), Zrinjski Mostar beat FC Utrecht (6.486), FK Haugesund beat Sturm Graz (6.250), Dinamo Tbilisi beat Gabala FK (6.250), Pyunik Yerevan beat FK Jablonec (5.735), CSKA Sofia beat NK Osijek (5.475), and Shakhtior Saligorsk beat Esbjerg fB (5.405).

3rd Qualifying Round (52 teams)

Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
PSV Eindhoven @2         Ned  37.000              FC Vaduz *               Lie  (9.000)
Sparta Praha             Cze  35.500              Lokomotiv Plovdiv        Bul  (8.500)
Viktoria Plzen @2        Cze  33.000              AEK Larnaca *            Cyp   8.000
Sporting Braga           Por  31.000              Austria Wien             Aut   8.000
AA Gent **               Bel  29.500              Trabzonspor              Tur   8.000
Legia Warsaw *           Pol  24.500              Royal Antwerp            Bel   7.980
Eintracht Frankfurt **   Ger  24.000              FC Mariupol              Ukr   7.780
FCSB *                   Rom  23.000              Br°ndby IF *             Den   7.500
Feyenoord                Ned  22.000              Yeni Malatyaspor **      Tur   6.920
Espanyol **              Esp  20.713              Zrinjski Mostar *        Bos  (6.486)
Malm÷ FF *               Swe  20.000              FK Haugesund *           Nor  (6.250)
Partizan Belgrade **     Srb  18.000              Dinamo Tbilisi *         Geo  (6.250)
Wolverhampton Wanderers**Eng  17.092              Pyunik Yerevan *         Arm  (5.735)
Spartak Moscow           Rus  16.000              Mladß Boleslav **        Cze   5.735
Torino **                Ita  14.945              Atromitos FC **          Gre   5.520
AEK Athens               Gre  14.000              Aris Thessaloniki **     Gre   5.520
FC Midtjylland           Den  14.000              Aberdeen *               Sco   5.500
Molde FK *               Nor  13.500              CSKA Sofia *             Bul  (5.475)
NK Rijeka                Cro  13.500              Shakhtior Saligorsk *    Bls  (5.405)
Apollon Limassol *       Cyp  12.000              FC Luzern **             Sui   5.380
Hapoel Beer-Sheva *      Isr  12.000              FC Thun                  Sui   5.380
RC Strasbourg **         Fra  11.699              Glasgow Rangers *        Sco   5.250
Zorya Luhansk **         Ukr  11.500              FK Ventspils *           Lat   4.250
AZ Alkmaar **            Ned  10.500              IFK Norrk÷ping *         Swe   4.180
Neftchi Baku *           Azb (10.109)             Bnei Yehuda              Isr   3.725
Vitˇria GuimarŃes **     Por   9.646              Universitatea Craiova *  Rom   3.190

See UEFA Europa League 3rd qualifying round draw (last year) for more info.

For the draw of the 3rd round the 52 teams are divided into 4 groups of 10 teams and 1 groups of 12 teams. For the groups with 10 teams the pairs (7 vs 1), (4 vs 9), (10 vs 5), (6 vs 3), and (2 vs 8) were drawn, and for the group with 12 teams the pairs (3 vs 8), (9 vs 5), (6 vs 11), (10 vs 2), (1 vs 7), and (12 vs 4) were drawn. The draw groups are as follows:
Group 1
seeded: Hapoel Beer-Sheva*, Feyenoord, Apollon Limassol*, Torino*, Viktoria Plzen/Olympiakos Piraeus@
unseeded: Austria Wien, IFK Norrk÷ping*, Gabala FK*, Esbjerg fB*, Royal Antwerp
Group 2
seeded: Sporting Braga, FCSB*, Spartak Moscow, Molde FK*, RC Strasbourg*
unseeded: FC Thun, Br°ndby IF*, Mladß Boleslav*, Aris Thessaloniki*, Spartak Trnava*
Group 3
seeded: Wolverhampton Wanderers*, Legia Warsaw*, AA Gent*, FC Midtjylland, AZ Alkmaar*
unseeded: AEK Larnaca*, FK Jablonec*, Atromitos FC*, Glasgow Rangers*, FC Mariupol
Group 4
seeded: PSV Eindhoven/FC Basel@, Partizan Belgrade*, Eintracht Frankfurt*, NK Rijeka, Vitˇria GuimarŃes*
unseeded: FC FehÚrvßr*, Sturm Graz*, Yeni Malatyaspor*, Aberdeen*, FK Ventspils*
Group 5
seeded: Sparta Praha, Espanyol*, Malm÷ FF*, AEK Athens, Zorya Luhansk*, Arsenal Tula*
unseeded: Trabzonspor, FC Utrecht*, NK Osijek*, FC Luzern*, Bnei Yehuda, Universitatea Craiova

In this round the clubs eliminated in the 2nd qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League are seeded.

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

Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
BATE Borisov @2          Bls  27.500              FK Astana @1             Kaz  27.500
Maccabi Tel-Aviv @2      Isr  16.000              Ludogorets Razgrad @1    Bul  27.000
HJK Helsinki @2          Fin   9.000              Sheriff Tiraspol @1      Mol  12.250
Dundalk @2               Irl   7.000              F91 Dudelange @1         Lux   6.250
The New Saints @2        Wal   6.000              Slovan Bratislava @1     Svk   6.000
AIK Stockholm @2         Swe   5.500              Suduva Marijampole @1    Lit   4.250
Valletta FC @2           Mlt   4.250              FK Sarajevo @1           Bos   4.250
Kalju Nomme @2           Est   3.500              Linfield Belfast @1      Nir   2.250
Sutjeska Niksic @2       Mon   3.000              Riga FC @1               Lat   1.125
Saburtalo Tbilisi @2     Geo   0.950              Ararat-Armenia @1        Arm   1.050

For the draw of the 3rd round the 20 teams are divided into 2 groups of 10 teams. The draw groups were as follows:
Group 1
seeded: FC K°benhavn*, Dinamo Zagreb*, APOEL Nicosia*, Red Star Belgrade*, Maccabi Tel-Aviv*
unseeded: Suduva Marijampole*, Piast Gliwice*, Lincoln Red Imps*, Ludogorets Razgrad*, Linfield Belfast*
Group 2
seeded: Celtic*, BATE Borisov*, Garabag Agdam*, NK Maribor*, Ferencvßros*
unseeded: FK Sarajevo*, Sheriff Tiraspol*, Slovan Bratislava*, FK Astana*, F91 Dudelange

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. The following unseeded teams qualified (and are seeded in the draw with the coefficient of their opponent in the 3rd qualifying round): Trabzonspor beat Sparta Praha (35.500), Royal Antwerp beat Viktoria Plzen (33.000), Glasgow Rangers beat FC Midtjylland (14.000), and Bnei Yehuda beat Neftchi Baku (3.800).

4th Qualifying Round (26 teams)

Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
PSV Eindhoven @2         Ned  37.000              Spartak Moscow *3        Rus  16.000
Trabzonspor              Tur (35.500)             Torino **                Ita  14.945
Royal Antwerp            Bel (33.000)             AEK Athens *3            Gre  14.000
Sporting Braga *3        Por  31.000              Glasgow Rangers *        Sco (14.000)
AA Gent **               Bel  29.500              Molde FK *               Nor  13.500
Legia Warsaw *           Pol  24.500              NK Rijeka *3             Cro  13.500
Eintracht Frankfurt **   Ger  24.000              Apollon Limassol *       Cyp  12.000
FCSB *                   Rom  23.000              Hapoel Beer-Sheva *      Isr  12.000
Feyenoord *3             Ned  22.000              RC Strasbourg **         Fra  11.699
Espanyol **              Esp  20.713              Zorya Luhansk **         Ukr  11.500
Malm÷ FF *               Swe  20.000              AZ Alkmaar **            Ned  10.500
Partizan Belgrade **     Srb  18.000              Vitˇria GuimarŃes **     Por   9.646
Wolverhampton Wanderers**Eng  17.092              Bnei Yehuda              Isr  (3.800)

For the draw of the 4th round the 26 teams are divided into 2 groups of 8 teams and 1 groups of 10 teams. For the groups with 8 teams the pairs (5 vs 1), (2 vs 8), (3 vs 6), and (4 vs 7) were drawn, and for the group with 10 teams the pairs (5 vs 7), (2 vs 6), (4 vs 10), (8 vs 3), and (9 vs 1) were drawn.
Group 1
seeded: Wolverhampton Wanderers*, Legia Warsaw*, FCSB*, PSV Eindhoven*
unseeded: Torino*, Vitˇria GuimarŃes*, Apollon Limassol*, FC Midtjylland*
Group 2
seeded: Sparta Praha*, Feyenoord*, AA Gent*, Espanyol*
unseeded: AEK Athens*, NK Rijeka*, Zorya Luhansk*, Hapoel Beer-Sheva*
Group 3
seeded: Viktoria Plzen*, Sporting Braga*, Eintracht Frankfurt*, Malm÷ FF*, Partizan Belgrade*
unseeded: Spartak Moscow*, Molde FK*, RC Strasbourg*, AZ Alkmaar*, Neftchi Baku*

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.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
Celtic @3                Sco  31.000              BATE Borisov @2          Bls  27.500
FC K°benhavn @3          Den  31.000              FK Astana @1             Kaz  27.500
PAOK Thessaloniki @3     Gre  23.500              Ludogorets Razgrad @1    Bul  27.000
Garabag Agdam @3         Azb  22.000              F91 Dudelange @1         Lux   6.250
NK Maribor @3            Slo  18.500              Slovan Bratislava @1     Svk   6.000
Ferencvßros @3           Hun   3.500              AIK Stockholm @2         Swe   5.500
                                                  Suduva Marijampole @1    Lit   4.250
                                                  Linfield Belfast @1      Nir   2.250
                                                  Riga FC @1               Lat   1.125
                                                  Ararat-Armenia @1        Arm   1.050

For the draw of the 4th round for champions the 16 teams are divided into 2 groups of 8 teams: each group 3 seeded and 5 unseeded teams. The draw groups were as follows:
Group 1
seeded: CFR Cluj*, Ferencvßros*, Red Star Belgrade*
unseeded: Maccabi Tel-Aviv*, Ararat-Armenia*, HJK Helsinki*, F91 Dudelange*, Sheriff Tiraspol*
Group 2
seeded: Garabag Agdam*, PAOK Thessaloniki*, Rosenborg BK*
unseeded: Sutjeska Niksic*, Ludogorets Razgrad*, BATE Borisov*, FK Astana*, Dundalk*

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.

Group Stage (48 teams)

Pot 1                          coef.              Pot 2                          coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
Sevilla                  Esp 104.000              PSV Eindhoven @2         Ned  37.000
Arsenal                  Eng 101.000              FK Krasnodar @4          Rus  34.500
FC Porto @3              Por  93.000              Celtic @3                Sco  31.000
AS Roma                  Ita  81.000              FC K°benhavn @3          Den  31.000
Manchester United        Eng  78.000              Sporting Braga *3        Por  31.000
Dinamo Kiev @3           Ukr  65.000              AA Gent **               Bel  29.500
Besiktas                 Tur  62.000              Borussia M÷nchengladbach Ger  29.000
FC Basel @3              Sui  54.500              Young Boys @4            Sui  27.500
Sporting CP Lisbon       Por  50.000              FK Astana @1             Kaz  27.500
CSKA Moscow              Rus  48.000              Ludogorets Razgrad @1    Bul  27.000
VfL Wolfsburg            Ger  40.000              APOEL Nicosia @4         Cyp  25.500
Lazio                    Ita  37.000              Eintracht Frankfurt **   Ger  24.000

Pot 3                          coef.              Pot 4                          coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
AS Saint-╔tienne         Fra  23.000              AZ Alkmaar **            Ned  10.500
Garabag Agdam @3         Azb  22.000              Vitˇria GuimarŃes **     Por   9.646
Feyenoord *3             Ned  22.000              Trabzonspor *3           Tur   8.000
Getafe                   Esp  20.713              FC Oleksandriya          Ukr   7.780
Espanyol **              Esp  20.713              F91 Dudelange @1         Lux   6.250
Malm÷ FF *               Swe  20.000              LASK @4                  Aut   6.250
Partizan Belgrade **     Srb  18.000              Wolfsberger AC           Aut   6.250
Standard LiŔge           Bel  17.500              Slovan Bratislava @1     Svk   6.000
Wolverhampton Wanderers**Eng  17.092              FC Lugano                Sui   6.000
Stade Rennais            Fra  11.699              Glasgow Rangers *        Sco   5.250
Rosenborg BK @4          Nor  11.500              CFR Cluj @4              Rom   3.500
Istanbul Basaksehir @3   Tur  10.500              Ferencvßros @3           Hun   3.500

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

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


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