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2013–14 UEFA Europa League

The 2013–14 UEFA Europa League was the 43rd season of Europe's secondary club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the fifth season under its current title.

2013–14 UEFA Europa League
Inside Juventus Stadium.jpg
The Juventus Stadium hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates 2 July – 29 August 2013 (qualifying)
19 September 2013 – 14 May 2014 (competition proper)
Teams 48+8 (competition proper)
161+33 (total) (from 53 associations)
Final positions
Champions Spain Sevilla (3rd title)
Runners-up Portugal Benfica
Tournament statistics
Matches played 205
Goals scored 475 (2.32 per match)
Attendance 3,411,208 (16,640 per match)
Top scorer(s) Spain Jonathan Soriano
(8 goals)

The 2014 UEFA Europa League Final was played between Sevilla and Benfica at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy,[1] which was won by Sevilla on penalties, giving them a record-equalling third UEFA Cup/Europa League title.[2] Chelsea were the title holders, but did not defend their title because they qualified for the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League and reached the knockout stage.

Contents

Association team allocationEdit

A total of 194 teams from 53 of the 54 UEFA member associations participated in the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League (the exception being Gibraltar, which should start participating in the 2014–15 season after being admitted as a UEFA member in May 2013).[3][4] The association ranking based on the UEFA country coefficients is used to determine the number of participating teams for each association:[5]

  • Associations 1–6 each have three teams qualify.
  • Associations 7–9 each have four teams qualify.
  • Associations 10–51 (except Liechtenstein) each have three teams qualify.
  • Associations 52–53 each have two teams qualify.
  • Liechtenstein has one team qualify (as it organises only a domestic cup and no domestic league).
  • The top three associations of the 2012–13 UEFA Respect Fair Play ranking each gain an additional berth.
  • Moreover, 33 teams eliminated from the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League are transferred to the Europa League.

The winners of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League are given an additional entry as title holders if they do not qualify for the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League or Europa League through their domestic performance. However this additional entry is not necessary for this season, because the title holders qualified for European competitions through their domestic performance.

Association rankingEdit

For the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League, the associations were allocated places according to their 2012 UEFA country coefficients, which took into account their performance in European competitions from 2007–08 to 2011–12.[6][7]

Apart from the allocation based on the country coefficients, associations may have additional teams participating in the Europa League, as noted below:

  • (FP) – Additional berth via Fair Play ranking (Sweden, Norway, Finland)[8]
  • (UCL) – Additional teams transferred from the Champions League
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
1   England 84.410 3
2   Spain 84.186
3   Germany 75.186
4   Italy 59.981 +2(UCL)
5   Portugal 55.346 +3(UCL)
6   France 54.178 +1(UCL)
7   Russia 47.832 4
8   Netherlands 45.515 +2(UCL)
9   Ukraine 45.133 +1(UCL)
10   Greece 37.100 3 +1(UCL)
11   Turkey 34.050
12   Belgium 32.400 +1(UCL)
13   Denmark 27.525 +1(UCL)
14   Switzerland 26.800 +2(UCL)
15   Austria 26.325 +1(UCL)
16   Cyprus 25.499 +1(UCL)
17   Israel 22.000 +1(UCL)
18   Scotland 21.141
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
19   Czech Republic 20.350 3 +1(UCL)
20   Poland 19.916 +1(UCL)
21   Croatia 18.874 +1(UCL)
22   Romania 18.824
23   Belarus 18.208
24   Sweden 15.900 +1(FP)
+1(UCL)
25   Slovakia 14.874
26   Norway 14.675 +1(FP)
+1(UCL)
27   Serbia 14.250 +1(UCL)
28   Bulgaria 14.250 +1(UCL)
29   Hungary 9.750
30   Finland 9.133 +1(FP)
31   Georgia 8.666 +1(UCL)
32   Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.416
33   Republic of Ireland 7.375
34   Slovenia 7.124 +1(UCL)
35   Lithuania 6.875
36   Moldova 6.749 +1(UCL)
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
37   Azerbaijan 6.207 3
38   Latvia 5.874
39   Macedonia 5.666
40   Kazakhstan 5.333 +1(UCL)
41   Iceland 5.332 +1(UCL)
42   Montenegro 4.375
43   Liechtenstein 4.000 1
44   Albania 3.916 3 +1(UCL)
45   Malta 3.083
46   Wales 2.749
47   Estonia 2.666 +1(UCL)
48   Northern Ireland 2.583
49   Luxembourg 2.333
50   Armenia 2.208
51   Faroe Islands 1.416
52   Andorra 1.000 2
53   San Marino 0.916
54   Gibraltar 0.000 0

DistributionEdit

Since the title holders (Chelsea) qualified for the Champions League through their domestic performance, the group stage spot reserved for the title holders is vacated, and the following changes to the default allocation system are made:[9][10]

  • The domestic cup winners of association 7 (Russia) are promoted from the play-off round to the group stage.
  • The domestic cup winners of association 16 (Cyprus) are promoted from the third qualifying round to the play-off round.
  • The domestic cup winners of association 19 (Czech Republic) are promoted from the second qualifying round to the third qualifying round.
  • The domestic cup winners of associations 33 and 34 (Republic of Ireland and Slovenia) are promoted from the first qualifying round to the second qualifying round.
Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round Teams transferred from Champions League
First qualifying round
(76 teams)
  • 19 domestic cup winners from associations 35–53
  • 25 domestic league runners-up from associations 28–53 (except Liechtenstein)
  • 29 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 22–51 (except Liechtenstein)
  • 3 teams which qualified via Fair Play ranking
Second qualifying round
(80 teams)
  • 15 domestic cup winners from associations 20–34
  • 12 domestic league runners-up from associations 16–27
  • 6 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 16–21
  • 6 domestic league fourth-placed teams from associations 10–15
  • 3 domestic league fifth-placed teams from associations 7–9
  • 38 winners from the first qualifying round
Third qualifying round
(58 teams)
  • 3 domestic cup winners from associations 17–19
  • 6 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 10–15
  • 3 domestic league fourth-placed teams from associations 7–9
  • 3 domestic league fifth-placed teams from associations 4–6 (League Cup winners for France)
  • 3 domestic league sixth-placed teams from associations 1–3 (League Cup winners for England)
  • 40 winners from the second qualifying round
Play-off round
(62 teams)
  • 9 domestic cup winners from associations 8–16
  • 3 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 7–9
  • 3 domestic league fourth-placed teams from associations 4–6
  • 3 domestic league fifth-placed teams from associations 1–3
  • 29 winners from the third qualifying round
  • 15 losers from the Champions League third qualifying round
Group stage
(48 teams)
  • 7 domestic cup winners from associations 1–7
  • 31 winners from the play-off round
  • 10 losers from the Champions League play-off round
Knockout phase
(32 teams)
  • 12 group winners from the group stage
  • 12 group runners-up from the group stage
  • 8 third-placed teams from the Champions League group stage

Redistribution rulesEdit

A Europa League place is vacated when a team qualifies for both the Champions League and the Europa League, or qualifies for the Europa League by more than one method. When a place is vacated, it is redistributed within the national association by the following rules:[5]

  • When the domestic cup winners (considered as the "highest-placed" qualifier within the national association with the latest starting round) also qualify for the Champions League, their Europa League place is vacated. As a result, either of the following teams qualify for the Europa League:
    • The domestic cup runners-up, provided they have not yet qualified for European competitions, qualify for the Europa League as the "lowest-placed" qualifier (with the earliest starting round), with the other Europa League qualifiers moved up one "place".
    • Otherwise, the highest-placed team in the league which have not yet qualified for European competitions qualify for the Europa League, with the Europa League qualifiers which finish above them in the league moved up one "place".
  • When the domestic cup winners also qualify for the Europa League through league position, their place through the league position is vacated. As a result, the highest-placed team in the league which have not yet qualified for European competitions qualify for the Europa League, with the Europa League qualifiers which finish above them in the league moved up one "place" if possible.
  • For associations where a Europa League place is reserved for the League Cup winners, they always qualify for the Europa League as the "lowest-placed" qualifier (or as the second "lowest-placed" qualifier in cases where the cup runners-up qualify as stated above). If the League Cup winners have already qualified for European competitions through other methods, this reserved Europa League place is taken by the highest-placed league team in the league which have not yet qualified for European competitions.
  • A Fair Play place is taken by the highest-ranked team in the domestic Fair Play table which have not yet qualified for European competitions.

TeamsEdit

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round:[11][12]

  • TH: Title holders
  • CW: Cup winners
  • CR: Cup runners-up
  • LC: League Cup winners
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, etc.: League position
  • P-W: End-of-season European competition play-offs winners
  • FP: Fair Play
  • UCL: Transferred from the Champions League
    • GS: Third-placed teams from the group stage
    • PO: Losers from the play-off round
    • Q3: Losers from the third qualifying round
Round of 32
  Shakhtar Donetsk (UCL GS)   Benfica (UCL GS)   Basel (UCL GS)   Porto (UCL GS)
  Juventus (UCL GS)   Viktoria Plzeň (UCL GS)   Napoli (UCL GS)   Ajax (UCL GS)
Group stage
  Wigan Athletic (CW)   Bordeaux (CW)   Shakhter Karagandy (UCL PO)   PSV Eindhoven (UCL PO)
  Valencia (5th)   Anzhi Makhachkala (3rd)   Legia Warsaw (UCL PO)   Fenerbahçe (UCL PO)[Note TUR]
  Freiburg (5th)   Dinamo Zagreb (UCL PO)   Lyon (UCL PO)
  Lazio (CW)   Ludogorets Razgrad (UCL PO)   PAOK (UCL PO)
  Vitória de Guimarães (CW)   Maribor (UCL PO)   Paços de Ferreira (UCL PO)
Play-off round
  Tottenham Hotspur (5th)   Dynamo Kyiv (3rd)   Maccabi Tel Aviv (UCL Q3)   Sheriff Tiraspol (UCL Q3)
  Real Betis (7th)[Note ESP]   Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (4th)   Molde (UCL Q3)   Nordsjælland (UCL Q3)
  Eintracht Frankfurt (6th)   Atromitos (3rd)   Partizan (UCL Q3)   Red Bull Salzburg (UCL Q3)
  Fiorentina (4th)   Beşiktaş (3rd)[Note TUR]   Dinamo Tbilisi (UCL Q3)   PAOK (UCL Q3)[Note GRE]
  Braga (4th)   Genk (CW)   APOEL (UCL Q3)   Zulte Waregem (UCL Q3)
  Nice (4th)   Esbjerg (CW)   Elfsborg (UCL Q3)   Grasshopper (UCL Q3)
  Spartak Moscow (4th)   St. Gallen (3rd)   Skënderbeu Korçë (UCL Q3)
  AZ (CW)   Pasching (CW)   FH (UCL Q3)
  Feyenoord (3rd)   Apollon Limassol (CW)   Nõmme Kalju (UCL Q3)
Third qualifying round
  Swansea City (LC)[Note ENG]   Saint-Étienne (LC)   Bursaspor (4th)   Hapoel Ramat Gan (CW)
  Sevilla (9th)[Note ESP]   Kuban Krasnodar (5th)   Club Brugge (3rd)   Motherwell (2nd)
  Stuttgart (CR)   Vitesse Arnhem (4th)   Randers (3rd)   Jablonec (CW)
  Udinese (5th)   Metalurh Donetsk (5th)   Zürich (4th)
  Estoril (5th)   Asteras Tripolis (4th)   Rapid Wien (3rd)
Second qualifying round
  Rubin Kazan (6th)   Maccabi Haifa (2nd)   Rijeka (3rd)   Jagodina (CW)
  Utrecht (P-W)   Hapoel Tel Aviv (3rd)   Petrolul Ploiești (CW)   Red Star Belgrade (2nd)
  Chornomorets Odesa (CR)   St Johnstone (3rd)   Pandurii Târgu Jiu (2nd)   Beroe Stara Zagora (CW)
  Xanthi (7th)[Note GRE]   Hibernian (CR)   Minsk (CW)   Debrecen (CW)
  Trabzonspor (CR)   Sparta Prague (2nd)   Shakhtyor Soligorsk (2nd)   Honka (CW)
  Standard Liège (P-W)   Slovan Liberec (3rd)   IFK Göteborg (CW)   Dila Gori (2nd)
  AaB (5th)   Lech Poznań (2nd)   Häcken (2nd)   Široki Brijeg (CW)
  Thun (5th)   Śląsk Wrocław (3rd)   Senica (2nd)   Derry City (CW)[Note IRL]
  Sturm Graz (4th)   Piast Gliwice (4th)   Trenčín (3rd)   Olimpija Ljubljana (2nd)
  Anorthosis (2nd)   Hajduk Split (CW)   Hødd (CW)
  Omonia (3rd)   Lokomotiva (2nd)   Strømsgodset (2nd)
First qualifying round
  Astra Giurgiu (4th)   Celje (CR)   KR (CW)   Glentoran (CW)
  Dinamo Minsk (3rd)   Žalgiris Vilnius (CW)   Breiðablik (2nd)   Crusaders (2nd)
  Malmö FF (3rd)   Sūduva Marijampolė (3rd)   ÍBV (3rd)   Linfield (3rd)
  Žilina (CR)   Kruoja Pakruojis (4th)   Čelik Nikšić (3rd)   Jeunesse Esch (CW)
  Rosenborg (3rd)   Tiraspol (CW)   Rudar Pljevlja (5th)[Note MNE]   F91 Dudelange (2nd)
  Vojvodina (3rd)   Dacia Chișinău (2nd)   Mladost Podgorica (6th)[Note MNE]   Differdange 03 (4th)
  Levski Sofia (2nd)   Milsami Orhei (4th)   Vaduz (CW)   Pyunik (CW)
  Botev Plovdiv (4th)[Note BUL]   Qarabağ (2nd)   Laçi (CW)   Mika (2nd)
  Videoton (2nd)   Inter Baku (3rd)   Kukësi (2nd)   Gandzasar (3rd)
  Honvéd (3rd)   Khazar Lankaran (CR)   Teuta Durrës (3rd)   Víkingur Gøta (CW)
  Inter Turku (2nd)   Ventspils (CW)   Hibernians (CW)   ÍF (2nd)
  TPS (3rd)   Skonto (2nd)   Valletta (3rd)   HB (3rd)
  Torpedo Kutaisi (3rd)   Liepājas Metalurgs (4th)   Sliema Wanderers (4th)   UE Santa Coloma (CW)
  Chikhura Sachkhere (CR)   Teteks (CW)   Prestatyn Town (CW)   FC Santa Coloma (2nd)
  Sarajevo (2nd)   Metalurg Skopje (2nd)   Airbus UK Broughton (2nd)   La Fiorita (CW)
  Zrinjski Mostar (9th)[Note BIH]   Turnovo (3rd)   Bala Town (P-W)   Libertas (2nd)
  Drogheda United (2nd)   Astana (CW)   Flora Tallinn (CW)   Gefle (FP)[13]
  St Patrick's Athletic (3rd)   Irtysh Pavlodar (2nd)   Levadia Tallinn (2nd)   Tromsø (FP)[14]
  Domžale (3rd)   Aktobe (3rd)   Narva Trans (4th)   Mariehamn (FP)[15]

Notably six teams that did not play in their national top-division took part in the competition. They are: Hapoel Ramat Gan (2nd tier), Hødd (2nd), Pasching (3rd), Teteks (2nd), Vaduz (2nd) and Wigan Athletic (2nd).

Notes
  1. ^ Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH): Borac Banja Luka, the third-placed team of the 2012–13 Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, would have qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round, but failed to obtain a UEFA license.[16] As a result, the berth was given to Zrinjski Mostar, the ninth-placed team of the league, which were the highest-placed team with a UEFA license not yet qualified.
  2. ^ Bulgaria (BUL): CSKA Sofia, the third-placed team of the 2012–13 A PFG, would have qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round, but failed to obtain a UEFA license, due to high financial debts and the following announcement of the club going in bankruptcy.[17] As a result, the berth was given to Botev Plovdiv, the fourth-placed team of the league.
  3. ^ England (ENG): Swansea City are a club based in Wales, but participate in the Europa League through one of the berths for England as they won the 2012–13 Football League Cup (any coefficient points they earn count toward England and not Wales).
  4. ^ a b Greece (GRE):
    • PAS Giannina, the fifth-placed team of the 2012–13 Superleague Greece, would have qualified for the Europa League second qualifying round, but failed to obtain a UEFA license.[18] As a result, the berth was given to Xanthi, the seventh-placed team of the league, since Panathinaikos, the sixth-placed team of the league, also failed to obtain a UEFA license.[19]
    • On 14 August 2013, Metalist Kharkiv were disqualified from the 2013–14 UEFA club competitions because of previous match-fixing.[20] UEFA decided to replace Metalist Kharkiv in the Champions League play-off round with PAOK, who were eliminated by Metalist Kharkiv in the third qualifying round.[21]
  5. ^ a b Montenegro (MNE): Budućnost Podgorica and Grbalj, the winners of the 2012–13 Montenegrin Cup and the fourth-placed team of the 2012–13 Montenegrin First League respectively, would have qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round, but failed to obtain a UEFA license.[22] As a result, the berths were given to Rudar Pljevlja and Mladost Podgorica, the fifth- and sixth-placed teams of the league.
  6. ^ Republic of Ireland (IRL): Derry City are a club based in Northern Ireland, but participate in the Europa League through one of the berths for Republic of Ireland as they won the 2012 FAI Cup (any coefficient points they earn count toward Republic of Ireland and not Northern Ireland).
  7. ^ a b Spain (ESP): Málaga, the sixth-placed team of the 2012–13 La Liga, would have qualified for the Europa League play-off round, but were banned by UEFA from participating due to violations of UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations.[23] As a result, Real Betis, the seventh-placed team of the league, entered the play-off round instead of the third qualifying round, and the third qualifying round berth was given to Sevilla, the ninth-placed team of the league, since Rayo Vallecano, the eighth-placed team of the league, failed to obtain a UEFA license.[24] Málaga appealed against their ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but it was denied.[25]
  8. ^ a b Turkey (TUR): On 25 June 2013, Beşiktaş and Fenerbahçe were banned by UEFA from the 2013–14 UEFA club competitions because of the 2011 Turkish sports corruption scandal.[26][27] They appealed the ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and on 18 July 2013 it was ruled that the ban should be temporarily lifted and they should be included in the qualifying round draws of the Champions League and Europa League, until the final decision to be made before the end of August 2013.[28][29][30] Fenerbahçe competed in the Champions League qualifying rounds and lost in the play-off round, while Beşiktaş competed in the Europa League play-off round and won. On 28 and 30 August 2013, the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld UEFA's ban on Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş respectively, meaning the two clubs were banned from the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League.[31][32][33] UEFA decided to replace Beşiktaş in the Europa League group stage with Tromsø, who were eliminated by Beşiktaş in the play-off round,[34] while a draw was held to select a team to replace Fenerbahçe among the teams eliminated in the play-off round,[35] and was won by APOEL.[36]

Round and draw datesEdit

The schedule of the competition was as follows (all draws held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, unless stated otherwise).[9]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying First qualifying round 24 June 2013 4 July 2013 11 July 2013
Second qualifying round 18 July 2013 25 July 2013
Third qualifying round 19 July 2013 1 August 2013 8 August 2013
Play-off Play-off round 9 August 2013 22 August 2013 29 August 2013
Group stage Matchday 1 30 August 2013
(Monaco)
19 September 2013
Matchday 2 3 October 2013
Matchday 3 24 October 2013
Matchday 4 7 November 2013
Matchday 5 28 November 2013
Matchday 6 12 December 2013
Knockout phase Round of 32 16 December 2013 20 February 2014 27 February 2014
Round of 16 13 March 2014 20 March 2014
Quarter-finals 21 March 2014 3 April 2014 10 April 2014
Semi-finals 11 April 2014 24 April 2014 1 May 2014
Final 14 May 2014 at Juventus Stadium, Turin

Matches in the qualifying, play-off, and knockout rounds may also be played on Tuesdays or Wednesdays instead of the regular Thursdays due to scheduling conflicts.

Qualifying roundsEdit

In the qualifying rounds and the play-off round, teams were divided into seeded and unseeded teams based on their 2013 UEFA club coefficients,[37][38][39] and then drawn into two-legged home-and-away ties. Teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other.

First qualifying roundEdit

The draws for the first and second qualifying rounds were held on 24 June 2013.[40] The first legs were played on 2, 3 and 4 July, and the second legs were played on 9, 10 and 11 July 2013.

Inter Turku lodged a protest after losing the second leg to Víkingur Gøta,[41][42] and two match officials were later banned for life by UEFA for attempted match-fixing.[43]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Víkingur Gøta   2–1   Inter Turku 1–1 1–0
Žalgiris Vilnius   4–3   St Patrick's Athletic 2–2 2–1
Airbus UK Broughton   1–1 (a)   Ventspils 1–1 0–0
Narva Trans   1–8   Gefle 0–3 1–5
KR   3–0   Glentoran 0–0 3–0
Chikhura Sachkhere   1–1 (a)   Vaduz 0–0 1–1
Milsami Orhei   1–0   F91 Dudelange 1–0 0–0
Metalurg Skopje   0–2   Qarabağ 0–1 0–1
Videoton   2–2 (a)[A]   Mladost Podgorica 2–1 0–1
Flora Tallinn   1–1 (a)   Kukësi 1–1 0–0
Teteks   1–2   Pyunik 1–1 0–1
Teuta Durrës   3–3 (a)   Dacia Chișinău 3–1 0–2
Sarajevo   3–1[A]   Libertas 1–0 2–1
Sliema Wanderers   1–2   Khazar Lankaran 1–1 0–1
Levski Sofia   0–2   Irtysh Pavlodar 0–0 0–2
Hibernians   3–7   Vojvodina 1–4 2–3
Astana   0–6   Botev Plovdiv 0–1 0–5
UE Santa Coloma   1–4   Zrinjski Mostar 1–3 0–1
Domžale   0–3   Astra Giurgiu 0–1 0–2
Rudar Pljevlja   2–1   Mika 1–0 1–1
Breiðablik   4–0[A]   FC Santa Coloma 4–0 0–0
Drogheda United   0–2   Malmö FF 0–0 0–2
Inter Baku   3–1[A]   Mariehamn 1–1 2–0
ÍF   0–5   Linfield 0–2 0–3
Prestatyn Town   3–3 (4–3 p)   Liepājas Metalurgs 1–2 2–1 (a.e.t.)
Tromsø   3–2[A]   Celje 1–2 2–0
Tiraspol   1–1 (2–4 p)   Skonto 0–1 1–0 (a.e.t.)
Crusaders   3–9   Rosenborg 1–2 2–7
ÍBV   2–1   HB 1–1 1–0
Jeunesse Esch   3–2   TPS 2–0 1–2
Bala Town   2–3   Levadia Tallinn 1–0 1–3
Kruoja Pakruojis   0–8   Dinamo Minsk 0–3 0–5
La Fiorita   0–4   Valletta 0–3 0–1
Laçi   1–3   Differdange 03 0–1 1–2
Gandzasar   2–4   Aktobe 1–2 1–2
Čelik Nikšić   1–13   Honvéd 1–4 0–9
Torpedo Kutaisi   3–6   Žilina 0–3 3–3
Sūduva Marijampolė   4–4 (4–5 p)[A]   Turnovo 2–2 2–2 (a.e.t.)
Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Second qualifying roundEdit

The first legs were played on 16 and 18 July, and the second legs were played on 25 July 2013.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sparta Prague   2–3[B]   Häcken 2–2 0–1
Kukësi   3–2[B]   Sarajevo 3–2 0–0
Thun   5–1   Chikhura Sachkhere 2–0 3–1
Xanthi   2–2 (a)   Linfield 0–1 2–1 (a.e.t.)
Hødd   1–2   Aktobe 1–0 0–2
Dila Gori   3–0   AaB 3–0 0–0
Maccabi Haifa   10–0   Khazar Lankaran 2–0 8–0
Hajduk Split   3–2   Turnovo 2–1 1–1
Ventspils   5–1   Jeunesse Esch 1–0 4–1
Astra Giurgiu   3–2   Omonia 1–1 2–1
Skonto   2–2 (a)   Slovan Liberec 2–1 0–1
Levadia Tallinn   0–4[B]   Pandurii Târgu Jiu 0–0 0–4
Śląsk Wrocław   6–2   Rudar Pljevlja 4–0 2–2
Malmö FF   9–0   Hibernian 2–0 7–0
Jagodina   2–4   Rubin Kazan 2–3 0–1
Strømsgodset   5–2   Debrecen 2–2 3–0
Petrolul Ploiești   7–0   Víkingur Gøta 3–0 4–0
Rijeka   8–0   Prestatyn Town 5–0 3–0
Žalgiris Vilnius   3–1   Pyunik 2–0 1–1
Beroe Stara Zagora   3–6   Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–4 2–2
Honka   2–5   Lech Poznań 1–3 1–2
Red Star Belgrade   2–0   ÍBV 2–0 0–0
Shakhtyor Soligorsk   2–2 (2–4 p)   Milsami Orhei 1–1 1–1 (a.e.t.)
Vojvodina   5–1   Honvéd 2–0 3–1
Olimpija Ljubljana   3–3 (a)   Žilina 3–1 0–2
Tromsø   2–1[B]   Inter Baku 2–0 0–1
Chornomorets Odesa   3–2   Dacia Chișinău 2–0 1–2
IFK Göteborg   1–2   Trenčín 0–0 1–2
Dinamo Minsk   4–4 (a)   Lokomotiva 1–2 3–2
KR   2–6   Standard Liège 1–3 1–3
Zrinjski Mostar   1–3   Botev Plovdiv 1–1 0–2
Qarabağ   4–3   Piast Gliwice 2–1 2–2 (a.e.t.)
Rosenborg   1–2   St Johnstone 0–1 1–1
Trabzonspor   7–2   Derry City 4–2 3–0
Valletta   1–3   Minsk 1–1 0–2
Mladost Podgorica   3–2[B]   Senica 2–2 1–0
Anorthosis   3–4   Gefle 3–0 0–4
Breiðablik   1–0[B]   Sturm Graz 0–0 1–0
Irtysh Pavlodar   3–4   Široki Brijeg 3–2 0–2
Differdange 03   5–4   Utrecht 2–1 3–3
Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Third qualifying roundEdit

The draw for the third qualifying round was held on 19 July 2013.[44] The first legs were played on 1 August, and the second legs were played on 8 August 2013.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Chornomorets Odesa   3–1   Red Star Belgrade 3–1 0–0
Široki Brijeg   1–7   Udinese 1–3 0–4
Ventspils   0–3   Maccabi Haifa 0–0 0–3
Dinamo Minsk   0–1   Trabzonspor 0–1 0–0
Śląsk Wrocław   4–3   Club Brugge 1–0 3–3
Trenčín   3–5   Astra Giurgiu 1–3 2–2
Swansea City   4–0   Malmö FF 4–0 0–0
Petrolul Ploiești   3–2   Vitesse Arnhem 1–1 2–1
Slovan Liberec   4–2   Zürich 2–1 2–1
Aktobe   1–1 (2–1 p)   Breiðablik 1–0 0–1 (a.e.t.)
Randers   1–4   Rubin Kazan 1–2 0–2
Žalgiris Vilnius   2–2 (a)   Lech Poznań 1–0 1–2
Sevilla   9–1   Mladost Podgorica 3–0 6–1
Hajduk Split   0–2   Dila Gori 0–1 0–1
Kukësi   2–1   Metalurh Donetsk 2–0 0–1
Pandurii Târgu Jiu   3–2   Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–1 2–1
Tromsø   1–1 (4–3 p)   Differdange 03 1–0 0–1 (a.e.t.)
Motherwell   0–3   Kuban Krasnodar 0–2 0–1
Saint-Étienne   6–0   Milsami Orhei 3–0 3–0
Jablonec   5–2   Strømsgodset 2–1 3–1
Qarabağ   3–0   Gefle 1–0 2–0
Rijeka   3–2   Žilina 2–1 1–1
Asteras Tripolis   2–4   Rapid Wien 1–1 1–3
Botev Plovdiv   1–1 (a)   Stuttgart 1–1 0–0
Estoril   1–0   Hapoel Ramat Gan 0–0 1–0
Vojvodina   5–2   Bursaspor 2–2 3–0
Xanthi   2–4   Standard Liège 1–2 1–2
Häcken   1–3   Thun 1–2 0–1
Minsk   1–1 (3–2 p)   St Johnstone 0–1 1–0 (a.e.t.)

Play-off roundEdit

The draw for the play-off round was held on 9 August 2013.[45] The first legs were played on 22 August, and the second legs were played on 29 August 2013.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Kuban Krasnodar   3–1   Feyenoord 1–0 2–1
Zulte Waregem   3–2   APOEL 1–1 2–1
Rapid Wien   4–0   Dila Gori 1–0 3–0
Tromsø   2–3   Beşiktaş 2–1 0–2
Pandurii Târgu Jiu   2–1   Braga 0–1 2–0 (a.e.t.)
Apollon Limassol   2–1   Nice 2–0 0–1
Aktobe   3–8   Dynamo Kyiv 2–3 1–5
Swansea City   6–3   Petrolul Ploiești 5–1 1–2
Atromitos   3–3 (a)   AZ 1–3 2–0
FH   2–7   Genk 0–2 2–5
Elfsborg   2–1   Nordsjælland 1–1 1–0
Sevilla   9–1[C]   Śląsk Wrocław 4–1 5–0
Red Bull Salzburg   7–0   Žalgiris Vilnius 5–0 2–0
Qarabağ   1–4   Eintracht Frankfurt 0–2 1–2
Minsk   1–5   Standard Liège 0–2 1–3
Jablonec   1–8   Real Betis 1–2 0–6
Rijeka   4–3   Stuttgart 2–1 2–2
Chornomorets Odesa   1–1 (7–6 p)   Skënderbeu Korçë 1–0 0–1 (a.e.t.)
Maccabi Tel Aviv   w/o[D]   PAOK Cancelled Cancelled
St. Gallen   5–3   Spartak Moscow 1–1 4–2
Molde   0–5   Rubin Kazan 0–2 0–3
Vojvodina   2–3   Sheriff Tiraspol 1–1 1–2
Kukësi   1–5[C]   Trabzonspor 0–2 1–3
Esbjerg   5–3   Saint-Étienne 4–3 1–0
Grasshopper   2–2 (a)   Fiorentina 1–2 1–0
Maccabi Haifa   3–1   Astra Giurgiu 2–0 1–1
Udinese   2–4   Slovan Liberec 1–3 1–1
Dinamo Tbilisi   0–8   Tottenham Hotspur 0–5 0–3
Estoril   4–1   Pasching 2–0 2–1
Nõmme Kalju   1–5   Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1–3 0–2
Partizan   1–3   Thun 1–0 0–3
Notes
  1. ^ a b Order of legs reversed after original draw.
  2. ^ On 14 August 2013, Metalist Kharkiv were disqualified from the 2013–14 UEFA club competitions because of previous match-fixing.[20] UEFA decided to replace Metalist Kharkiv in the Champions League play-off round with PAOK, who were eliminated by Metalist Kharkiv in the third qualifying round.[21] Thus, Maccabi Tel Aviv, the opponent of PAOK in the Europa League play-off round, qualified directly for the Europa League group stage.

Group stageEdit

Location of teams of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League group stage.
  Red: Group A;   Yellow: Group B;   Green: Group C;   Dark green: Group D;
  Purple: Group E;   Pink: Group F;   Blue: Group G;   Orange: Group H;
  Brown: Group I;   Deep pink: Group J;   Cyan: Group K;   Spring green: Group L.

The draw for the group stage was held in Monaco on 30 August 2013.[46] Prior to the draw, the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld UEFA's ban on Fenerbahce (which lost in the Champions League play-off round) and Beşiktaş, meaning the two clubs were banned from the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League.[31][32][33] UEFA decided to replace Beşiktaş in the Europa League group stage with Tromsø, who were eliminated by Beşiktaş in the play-off round,[34] while a draw was held to select a team to replace Fenerbahçe among the teams eliminated in the play-off round,[35] and was won by APOEL.[36]

The 48 teams were allocated into four pots based on their 2013 UEFA club coefficients.[37][38][39][47] They were drawn into twelve groups of four, with the restriction that teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other.

In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The matchdays were 19 September, 3 October, 24 October, 7 November, 28 November, and 12 December 2013. The group winners and runners-up advanced to the round of 32, where they were joined by the 8 third-placed teams from the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League group stage.

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advanced to the round of 32

See the detailed group stage page for tiebreakers if two or more teams are equal on points.

Group AEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Valencia 6 4 1 1 12 7 +5 13
  Swansea City 6 2 2 2 6 4 +2 8
  Kuban Krasnodar 6 1 3 2 7 7 0 6
  St. Gallen 6 2 0 4 6 13 −7 6
  KUB STG SWA VAL
Kuban Krasnodar 4–0 1–1 0–2
St. Gallen 2–0 1–0 2–3
Swansea City 1–1 1–0 0–1
Valencia 1–1 5–1 0–3

Group BEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Ludogorets Razgrad 6 5 1 0 11 2 +9 16
  Chornomorets Odesa 6 3 1 2 6 6 0 10
  PSV Eindhoven 6 2 1 3 4 5 −1 7
  Dinamo Zagreb 6 0 1 5 3 11 −8 1
  CHO DIN LUD PSV
Chornomorets Odesa 2–1 0–1 0–2
Dinamo Zagreb 1–2 1–2 0–0
Ludogorets Razgrad 1–1 3–0 2–0
PSV Eindhoven 0–1 2–0 0–2

Group CEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Red Bull Salzburg 6 6 0 0 15 3 +12 18
  Esbjerg 6 4 0 2 8 8 0 12
  Elfsborg 6 1 1 4 5 10 −5 4
  Standard Liège 6 0 1 5 6 13 −7 1
  ELF ESB SAL STA
Elfsborg 1–2 0–1 1–1
Esbjerg 1–0 1–2 2–1
Red Bull Salzburg 4–0 3–0 2–1
Standard Liège 1–3 1–2 1–3

Group DEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Rubin Kazan 6 4 2 0 14 4 +10 14
  Maribor 6 2 1 3 9 12 −3 7
  Zulte Waregem 6 2 1 3 4 10 −6 7
  Wigan Athletic 6 1 2 3 6 7 −1 5
  MAR RUB WIG ZUL
Maribor 2–5 2–1 0–1
Rubin Kazan 1–1 1–0 4–0
Wigan Athletic 3–1 1–1 1–2
Zulte Waregem 1–3 0–2 0–0

Group EEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Fiorentina 6 5 1 0 12 3 +9 16
  Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 6 4 0 2 11 5 +6 12
  Paços de Ferreira 6 0 3 3 1 8 −7 3
  Pandurii Târgu Jiu 6 0 2 4 3 11 −8 2
  DNI FIO PAC PAN
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1–2 2–0 4–1
Fiorentina 2–1 3–0 3–0
Paços de Ferreira 0–2 0–0 1–1
Pandurii Târgu Jiu 0–1 1–2 0–0

Group FEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Eintracht Frankfurt 6 5 0 1 13 4 +9 15
  Maccabi Tel Aviv 6 3 2 1 7 5 +2 11
  APOEL 6 1 2 3 3 8 −5 5
  Bordeaux 6 1 0 5 4 10 −6 3
  APO BOR EIN MAC
APOEL 2–1 0–3 0–0
Bordeaux 2–1 0–1 1–2
Eintracht Frankfurt 2–0 3–0 2–0
Maccabi Tel Aviv 0–0 1–0 4–2

Group GEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Genk 6 4 2 0 10 5 +5 14
  Dynamo Kyiv 6 3 1 2 11 7 +4 10
  Rapid Wien 6 1 3 2 8 10 −2 6
  Thun 6 1 0 5 3 10 −7 3
  DYN GEN RAP THU
Dynamo Kyiv 0–1 3–1 3–0
Genk 3–1 1–1 2–1
Rapid Wien 2–2 2–2 2–1
Thun 0–2 0–1 1–0

Group HEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Sevilla 6 3 3 0 9 4 +5 12
  Slovan Liberec 6 2 3 1 9 8 +1 9
  Freiburg 6 1 3 2 5 8 −3 6
  Estoril 6 0 3 3 5 8 −3 3
  EST FRE SEV SLO
Estoril 0–0 1–2 1–2
Freiburg 1–1 0–2 2–2
Sevilla 1–1 2–0 1–1
Slovan Liberec 2–1 1–2 1–1

Group IEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Lyon 6 3 3 0 6 3 +3 12
  Real Betis 6 2 3 1 3 2 +1 9
  Vitória de Guimarães 6 1 2 3 6 5 +1 5
  Rijeka 6 0 4 2 2 7 −5 4
  LYO BET RIJ VIT
Lyon 1–0 1–0 1–1
Real Betis 0–0 0–0 1–0
Rijeka 1–1 1–1 0–0
Vitória de Guimarães 1–2 0–1 4–0

Group JEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Trabzonspor 6 4 2 0 13 6 +7 14
  Lazio 6 3 3 0 8 4 +4 12
  Apollon Limassol 6 1 1 4 5 10 −5 4
  Legia Warsaw 6 1 0 5 2 8 −6 3
  APO LAZ LEG TRA
Apollon Limassol 0–0 0–2 1–2
Lazio 2–1 1–0 0–0
Legia Warsaw 0–1 0–2 0–2
Trabzonspor 4–2 3–3 2–0

Group KEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Tottenham Hotspur 6 6 0 0 15 2 +13 18
  Anzhi Makhachkala 6 2 2 2 4 7 −3 8
  Sheriff Tiraspol 6 1 3 2 5 6 −1 6
  Tromsø 6 0 1 5 1 10 −9 1
  ANZ SHE TOT TRO
Anzhi Makhachkala 1–1 0–2 1–0
Sheriff Tiraspol 0–0 0–2 2–0
Tottenham Hotspur 4–1 2–1 3–0
Tromsø 0–1 1–1 0–2

Group LEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  AZ 6 3 3 0 8 4 +4 12
  PAOK 6 3 3 0 10 6 +4 12
  Maccabi Haifa 6 1 2 3 6 9 −3 5
  Shakhter Karagandy 6 0 2 4 5 10 −5 2
  AZ MAC PAO SHA
AZ 2–0 1–1 1–0
Maccabi Haifa 0–1 0–0 2–1
PAOK 2–2 3–2 2–1
Shakhter Karagandy 1–1 2–2 0–2

Knockout phaseEdit

In the knockout phase, teams played against each other over two legs on a home-and-away basis, except for the one-match final. The mechanism of the draws for each round was as follows:

  • In the draw for the round of 32, the twelve group winners and the four third-placed teams from the Champions League group stage with the better group records were seeded, and the twelve group runners-up and the other four third-placed teams from the Champions League group stage were unseeded. The seeded teams were drawn against the unseeded teams, with the seeded teams hosting the second leg. Teams from the same group or the same association could not be drawn against each other.
  • In the draws for the round of 16 onwards, there were no seedings, and teams from the same group or the same association could be drawn against each other.

BracketEdit

Round of 32   Round of 16   Quarter-finals   Semi-finals   Final
   Porto (a) 2 3 5  
   Eintracht Frankfurt 2 3 5        Porto 1 2 3  
   Swansea City 0 1 1      Napoli 0 2 2  
   Napoli 0 3 3          Porto 1 1 2  
   Maribor 2 1 3          Sevilla 0 4 4  
   Sevilla 2 2 4        Sevilla (p) 0 2 2(4)
   Real Betis 1 2 3      Real Betis 2 0 2(3)  
   Rubin Kazan 1 0 1          Sevilla (a) 2 1 3  
   Maccabi Tel Aviv 0 0 0          Valencia 0 3 3  
   Basel 0 3 3        Basel 0 2 2  
   Ajax 0 1 1      Red Bull Salzburg 0 1 1  
   Red Bull Salzburg 3 3 6          Basel 3 0 3
   Lazio 0 3 3          Valencia (a.e.t.) 0 5 5  
   Ludogorets Razgrad 1 3 4        Ludogorets Razgrad 0 0 0
   Dynamo Kyiv 0 0 0      Valencia 3 1 4  
   Valencia 2 0 2          Sevilla (p) 0(4)
   Slovan Liberec 0 1 1          Benfica 0(2)
   AZ 1 1 2        AZ 1 0 1  
   Anzhi Makhachkala 0 2 2      Anzhi Makhachkala 0 0 0  
   Genk 0 0 0          AZ 0 0 0  
   Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1 1 2          Benfica 1 2 3  
   Tottenham Hotspur 0 3 3        Tottenham Hotspur 1 2 3
   PAOK 0 0 0      Benfica 3 2 5  
   Benfica 1 3 4          Benfica 2 0 2
   Chornomorets Odesa 0 0 0          Juventus 1 0 1  
   Lyon 0 1 1        Lyon 4 1 5  
   Viktoria Plzeň 1 2 3      Viktoria Plzeň 1 2 3  
   Shakhtar Donetsk 1 1 2          Lyon 0 1 1
   Juventus 2 2 4          Juventus 1 2 3  
   Trabzonspor 0 0 0        Juventus 1 1 2
   Esbjerg 1 1 2      Fiorentina 1 0 1  
   Fiorentina 3 1 4  

Round of 32Edit

The draw for the round of 32 and round of 16 was held on 16 December 2013.[48] The first legs were played on 20 February, and the second legs were played on 27 February 2014.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk   2–3   Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 1–3
Real Betis   3–1   Rubin Kazan 1–1 2–0
Swansea City   1–3   Napoli 0–0 1–3
Juventus   4–0   Trabzonspor 2–0 2–0
Maribor   3–4   Sevilla 2–2 1–2
Viktoria Plzeň   3–2   Shakhtar Donetsk 1–1 2–1
Chornomorets Odesa   0–1   Lyon 0–0 0–1
Lazio   3–4   Ludogorets Razgrad 0–1 3–3
Esbjerg   2–4   Fiorentina 1–3 1–1
Ajax   1–6   Red Bull Salzburg 0–3 1–3
Maccabi Tel Aviv   0–3   Basel 0–0 0–3
Porto   5–5 (a)   Eintracht Frankfurt 2–2 3–3
Anzhi Makhachkala   2–0   Genk 0–0 2–0
Dynamo Kyiv   0–2   Valencia 0–2 0–0
PAOK   0–4   Benfica 0–1 0–3
Slovan Liberec   1–2   AZ 0–1 1–1

Round of 16Edit

The first legs were played on 13 March, and the second legs were played on 20 March 2014.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
AZ   1–0   Anzhi Makhachkala 1–0 0–0
Ludogorets Razgrad   0–4   Valencia 0–3 0–1
Porto   3–2   Napoli 1–0 2–2
Lyon   5–3   Viktoria Plzeň 4–1 1–2
Sevilla   2–2 (4–3 p)   Real Betis 0–2 2–0 (a.e.t.)
Tottenham Hotspur   3–5   Benfica 1–3 2–2
Basel   2–1   Red Bull Salzburg 0–0 2–1
Juventus   2–1   Fiorentina 1–1 1–0

Quarter-finalsEdit

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 21 March 2014.[49] The first legs were played on 3 April, and the second legs were played on 10 April 2014.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
AZ   0–3   Benfica 0–1 0–2
Lyon   1–3   Juventus 0–1 1–2
Basel   3–5   Valencia 3–0 0–5 (a.e.t.)
Porto   2–4   Sevilla 1–0 1–4

Semi-finalsEdit

The draw for the semi-finals and final (to determine the "home" team for administrative purposes) was held on 11 April 2014.[50] The first legs were played on 24 April, and the second legs were played on 1 May 2014.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sevilla   3–3 (a)   Valencia 2–0 1–3
Benfica   2–1   Juventus 2–1 0–0

FinalEdit

Sevilla   0–0 (a.e.t.)   Benfica
Report
Penalties
Bacca  
Mbia  
Coke  
Gameiro  
4–2   Lima
  Cardozo
  Rodrigo
  Luisão
Attendance: 33,120[51]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

StatisticsEdit

Statistics exclude qualifying rounds and play-off round.

Squad of the SeasonEdit

The UEFA technical study group selected the following 18 players as the squad of the tournament:[54]

Pos. Player Team
GK   Beto   Sevilla
  Gianluigi Buffon   Juventus
DF   Eliaquim Mangala   Porto
  Ezequiel Garay   Benfica
  Leonardo Bonucci   Juventus
  Nicolás Pareja   Sevilla
  Gonzalo Rodríguez   Fiorentina
MF   Andrea Pirlo