2002–03 UEFA Cup qualifying round
In the qualifying round, each tie was played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home. The team that scored more goals on aggregate over the two legs advanced to the next round. If the aggregate score was level, the away goals rule was applied, i.e., the team that scored more goals away from home over the two legs advanced. If away goals were also equal, then thirty minutes of extra time were played, divided into two fifteen-minute halves. The away goals rule was again applied after extra time, i.e., if there were goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score was still level, the visiting team advanced by virtue of more away goals scored. If no goals were scored during extra time, the tie was decided by penalty shoot-out.
Below are the participating teams, sorted by their 2002 UEFA club coefficient (in parentheses).
The draw was held on 21 June 2002 in Geneva. Before the draw, teams were divided into seeded and unseeded teams, based on their UEFA club coefficients at the beginning of the season. For convenience of the draw and to avoid pairing of teams from the same association, the teams were further divided into 10 groups (nine groups of eight teams and one group of ten teams), each containing an equal number of seeded and unseeded teams. In the draw, a seeded team from each group was paired with an unseeded team from the same group. The first team to be drawn played the first leg at home.
|Group 1||Group 2||Group 3||Group 4|
|Group 5||Group 6||Group 7||Group 8|
|Group 9||Group 10|
The first leg matches were played on 13 and 15 August, and the second leg matches were played on 29 August 2002.
|13 August 2002||Vaduz||1–1||Livingston||Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz|
|18:00||Burgmeier 61'||Report||Rubio 51'||Referee: Siniša Zrnić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)|
|15 August 2002||Litex Lovech||5–0||Atlantas||Lovech Stadium, Lovech|
Yovov 70', 75'
|Report||Referee: Srečko Kandare (Slovenia)|
|15 August 2002||Glentoran||0–2||Wisła Kraków||The Oval, Belfast|
|20:00||Report||Żurawski 74' (pen.)
|Referee: Ladislav Gádoši (Slovakia)|
|15 August 2002||Zimbru Chișinău||3–1||IFK Göteborg||Stadionul Republican, Chișinău|
|19:30||Frunză 22', 37'
|Report||Henriksson 36'||Referee: Johan Verbist (Belgium)|
|15 August 2002||Pobeda||2–0||Midtjylland||Stadion Goce Delčev, Prilep|
|17:00||Nielsen 35' (o.g.)
|Report||Referee: Stefan Messner (Austria)|
|15 August 2002||Dinamo Minsk||1–4||CSKA Sofia||Dinamo Stadium, Minsk|
|18:00||Tsyhalka 66'||Report||Mukasi 18'
Dimitrov 28', 47'
Referee: René Rogalla (Switzerland)
|15 August 2002||Hajduk Split||3–0||GÍ Gøta||Stadion Poljud, Split|
Pletikosa 60' (pen.)
|Report||Referee: Vladimir Antonov (Moldova)|
|15 August 2002||Stabæk||4–0||Linfield||Nadderud Stadion, Bærum|
Gudmundsson 17', 87'
|Report||Referee: Julian Rodriguez Santiago (Spain)|
|15 August 2002||Shamrock Rovers||1–3||Djurgården||Tolka Park, Dublin|
|20:45||McGuinnes 50'||Report||Wowoah 23'
|Referee: Luis Medina Cantalejo (Spain)|
|15 August 2002||Encamp||0–5||Zenit Saint Petersburg||Estadi Comunal, Andorra la Vella|
|17:00||Report||Arshavin 3', 52'
Spivak 60' (pen)
|Referee: Ceri Richards (Wales)|
|15 August 2002||Aberdeen||1–0||Nistru Otaci||Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen|
|20:45||Mackie 59'||Report||Referee: Tonny Kolbech Poulsen (Denmark)|
|15 August 2002||Kairat Almaty||0–2||Red Star Belgrade||Central Stadium, Almaty|
|Referee: Dougie McDonald (Scotland)|
|15 August 2002||Metalurh Zaporizhya||3–0||Birkirkara||Meteor Stadium, Dnipropetrovsk[note 1]|
Referee: Merab Malaguradze (Georgia)
|29 August 2002||Livingston||0–0||Vaduz||Almondvale Stadium, Livingston|
|20:30||Report||Referee: Ivan Novak (Croatia)|
1–1 on aggregate. Livingston won on away goals.
|29 August 2002||Atlantas||1–3||Litex Lovech||Klaipėdos centrinis stadionas, Klaipėda|
|16:00||Tamošauskas 12'||Report||Rusev 50'
Hdiouad 62' (pen.)
|Referee: Miroslaw Ryszka (Poland)|
Litex Lovech won 8–1 on aggregate.
|29 August 2002||Wisła Kraków||4–0||Glentoran||Stadion Miejski, Kraków|
|18:00||Kuźba 19', 59'
Uche 74', 80'
|Report||Referee: Igor Ishchenko (Ukraine)|
Wisła Kraków won 6–0 on aggregate.
|29 August 2002||IFK Göteborg||2–2||Zimbru Chișinău||Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg|
|19:00||Rosenkvist 29', 39'||Report||Gvazava 34'
|Referee: Florian Meyer (Germany)|
Zimbru Chișinău won 5–3 on aggregate.
|29 August 2002||Midtjylland||3–0 (a.e.t.)||Pobeda||Silkeborg Stadion, Silkeborg|
|Report||Referee: José Mendes Pratas (Portugal)|
Midtjylland won 3–2 on aggregate.
|29 August 2002||CSKA Sofia||1–0||Dinamo Minsk||Balgarska Armiya Stadium, Sofia|
|19:30||Šakiri 64' (pen.)||Report||Attendance: 10,000|
Referee: Bertrand Layec (France)
CSKA Sofia won 5–1 on aggregate.
|29 August 2002||GÍ Gøta||0–8||Hajduk Split||Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn|
|19:00||Report||Erceg 12', 16', 78'
Andrić 23', 35'
Pletikosa 45+1' (pen.)
Carević 46', 85'
Referee: Igor Yarmenchuk (Ukraine)
Hajduk Split won 11–0 on aggregate.
|29 August 2002||Linfield||1–1||Stabæk||Windsor Park, Belfast|
|20:45||Ferguson 44'||Report||Gudmundsson 81'||Referee: Antonio Manuel Almeida Costa (Portugal)|
Stabæk won 5–1 on aggregate.
|29 August 2002||Djurgården||2–0||Shamrock Rovers||Råsunda Stadium, Solna|
|Report||Referee: Sten Kaldma (Estonia)|
Djurgårdens won 5–1 on aggregate.
|29 August 2002||Zenit Saint Petersburg||8–0||Encamp||Petrovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg|
|17:00||Osipov 14', 69'
Ranđelović 21', 71', 73'
|Report||Referee: Costas Theodotou (Cyprus)|
Zenit Saint Petersburg won 13–0 on aggregate.
|29 August 2002||Nistru Otaci||0–0||Aberdeen||Stadionul Republican, Chișinău|
|18:00||Report||Referee: Mustafa Çulcu (Turkey)|
Aberdeen won 1–0 on aggregate.
|29 August 2002||Red Star Belgrade||3–0||Kairat Almaty||Red Star Stadium, Belgrade|
|Report||Referee: Johnny Ver Eecke (Belgium)|
Red Star Belgrade won 5–0 on aggregate.
|29 August 2002||Birkirkara||0–0||Metalurh Zaporizhya||National Stadium, Ta' Qali|
Referee: Robert Johnsdorf (Luxembourg)
Metalurh Zaporizhya won 5–0 on aggregate.
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