2014–15 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round
The 2014–15 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round were played from 1 July to 28 August 2014. A total of 170 teams competed in the qualifying phase and play-off round to decide 31 of the 48 places in the group stage of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League.
Round and draw datesEdit
|Round||Draw date and time||First leg||Second leg|
|First qualifying round||23 June 2014, 13:00 & 14:30||3 July 2014||10 July 2014|
|Second qualifying round||17 July 2014||24 July 2014|
|Third qualifying round||18 July 2014, 13:00||31 July 2014||7 August 2014|
|Play-off round||8 August 2014, 13:00||21 August 2014||28 August 2014|
Matches may also be played on Tuesdays or Wednesdays instead of the regular Thursdays due to scheduling conflicts.
In the qualifying phase and play-off 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 30 minutes of extra time was played. 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.
In the draws for each round, teams were seeded based on their UEFA club coefficients at the beginning of the season, with the teams divided into seeded and unseeded pots. A seeded team was drawn against an unseeded team, with the order of legs in each tie decided randomly. Due to the limited time between matches, the draws for the second and third qualifying rounds took place before the results of the previous round were known. For these draws (or in any cases where the result of a tie in the previous round was not known at the time of the draw), the seeding was carried out under the assumption that the team with the higher coefficient of an undecided tie advanced to this round, which means if the team with the lower coefficient was to advance, it simply took the seeding of its defeated opponent. Prior to the draws, UEFA may form "groups" in accordance with the principles set by the Club Competitions Committee, but they were purely for convenience of the draw and for ensuring that teams from the same association were not drawn against each other, and did not resemble any real groupings in the sense of the competition.
A total of 170 teams were involved in the qualifying phase and play-off round (including 15 losers of the Champions League third qualifying round which entered the play-off round). The 31 winners of the play-off round advanced to the group stage to join the 7 automatic qualifiers and 10 losers of the Champions League play-off round.
|Key to colours|
|Winners of the play-off round advanced to the group stage|
First qualifying roundEdit
A total of 78 teams played in the first qualifying round. The draw was held on 23 June 2014. (Note: The numbers for each team were pre-assigned by UEFA so that the draw could be held in one run for all groups with ten teams and another run for all groups with twelve teams.)
|Group 1||Group 2||Group 3||Group 4|
|Group 5||Group 6||Group 7|
The first legs were played on 1 and 3 July, and the second legs were played on 8, 10 and 11 July 2014.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Sioni Bolnisi||4–4 (a)||Flamurtari Vlorë||2–3||2–1|
|Veris Chișinău||0–3||Litex Lovech||0–0||0–3|
|UE Santa Coloma||0–5||Metalurg Skopje||0–3||0–2|
|Rudar Velenje||2–2 (2–3 p)||Laçi||1–1||1–1 (a.e.t.)|
|Fram Reykjavík||2–3||Nõmme Kalju||0–1||2–2|
|Derry City||9–0||Aberystwyth Town||4–0||5–0|
|Sillamäe Kalev||4–4 (a)||Honka||2–1||2–3 (a.e.t.)|
|Banga Gargždai||0–4||Sligo Rovers||0–0||0–4|
|Víkingur Gøta||3–2||Daugava Daugavpils||2–1||1–1|
|IFK Göteborg||2–0||Fola Esch||0–0||2–0|
|Airbus UK Broughton||2–3[A]||Haugesund||1–1||1–2|
- Order of legs reversed after original draw.
|Ohawuchi 39'||Report||Nalepa 77'|
|Ugrai 14' (pen.)
Ferencváros won 3–2 on aggregate.
|Report||Towell 59' (pen.), 71'|
Dundalk won 5–1 on aggregate.
|Report||Grosu 50' (pen.)|
Zimbru Chișinău won 3–2 on aggregate.
|Déblé 85' (pen.)||Report||Topčagić 71'
|Kpodo 12' (o.g.)
Shakhter Karagandy won 6–1 on aggregate.
Kairat won 1–0 on aggregate.
|Papikyan 68'||Report||Nusserbayev 40'
Astana won 6–1 on aggregate.
|Veris Chișinău||0–0||Litex Lovech|
|Litex Lovech||3–0||Veris Chișinău|
Jordán 63', 74'
Litex Lovech won 3–0 on aggregate.
|Report||Wagner 74', 89'|
M. Marić 29', 56'
Široki Brijeg won 5–0 on aggregate.
|Report||Andersen 14', 44'
J. Johansen 22'
L. Johnsen 79'
Andersen 28', 57'
Wangberg 54', 79'
Tromsø won 13–1 on aggregate.
|Banga Gargždai||0–0||Sligo Rovers|
|Sligo Rovers||4–0||Banga Gargždai|
Sligo Rovers won 4–0 on aggregate.
Čovilo 49', 85'
Galešić 16' (pen.), 90+4'
Koper won 9–0 on aggregate.
MYPA won 1–0 on aggregate.
|Honka||3–2 (a.e.t.)||Sillamäe Kalev|
4–4 on aggregate. Sillamäe Kalev won on away goals.
|Gabedava 6', 67'
Chikhura Sachkhere won 4–1 on aggregate.
|UE Santa Coloma||0–3||Metalurg Skopje|
|Metalurg Skopje||2–0||UE Santa Coloma|
Metalurg Skopje won 5–0 on aggregate.
Brommapojkarna won 3–2 on aggregate.
|Ognyanov 25', 51'
Botev Plovdiv won 6–0 on aggregate.
|Sioni Bolnisi||2–3||Flamurtari Vlorë|
|Isiani 27', 30'||Report||Veliu 20'
|Flamurtari Vlorë||1–2||Sioni Bolnisi|
|Shehaj 85'||Report||Ugulava 56'
Kuqi 83' (o.g.)
4–4 on aggregate. Flamurtari Vlorë won on away goals.
|Report||Tskhadadze 8' (pen.)
E. Mammadov 10'
Novicov 71' (o.g.)
Tskhadadze 83' (pen.)
Inter Baku won 6–3 on aggregate.
Schürpf 8', 72'
Vaduz won 4–0 on aggregate.
Søderlund 44', 54' (pen.)
Rosenborg won 6–0 on aggregate.
|IFK Göteborg||0–0||Fola Esch|
|Fola Esch||0–2||IFK Göteborg|
IFK Göteborg won 2–0 on aggregate.
|Er Rafik 87'||Report|
Papšys 62' (pen.)
Atlantas won 3–2 on aggregate.
|Airbus UK Broughton||1–1||Haugesund|
|Johnson 29'||Report||Bamberg 43'|
|Haugesund||2–1||Airbus UK Broughton|
Haugesund won 3–2 on aggregate.
Spartak Trnava won 9–2 on aggregate.
S. Srnić 89'
Stojiljković 90+1' (pen.)
Čukarički won 4–0 on aggregate.
|S. Karapetyan 45+1'||Report||Bilić 88'|
RNK Split won 3–1 on aggregate.
|Klinar 17'||Report||Adeniyi 89'|
|Laçi||1–1 (a.e.t.)||Rudar Velenje|
|Adeniyi 58'||Report||Eterović 90+3'|
2–2 on aggregate. Laçi won 3–2 on penalties.
|Lawal 72'||Report||Mulgrew 38'
|Carvill 17'||Report||Lawal 48' (pen.)|
Linfield won 3–2 on aggregate.
|Víkingur Gøta||2–1||Daugava Daugavpils|
|F. Justinussen 23'
A. Olsen 59'
|Daugava Daugavpils||1–1||Víkingur Gøta|
|Žatkins 60'||Report||A. Olsen 88'|
Víkingur Gøta won 3–2 on aggregate.
|Camenzuli 44'||Report||Elek 30'
Diósgyőr won 6–2 on aggregate.
|Perrotta 55'||Report||Raspopović 30'
Budućnost Podgorica won 5–1 on aggregate.
|Derry City||4–0||Aberystwyth Town|
|P. McEleney 15'
Patterson 25' (pen.)
B. McNamee 86'
|Aberystwyth Town||0–5||Derry City|
B. McNamee 14'
Patterson 60', 84', 86' (pen.)
Derry City won 9–0 on aggregate.
Rooney 52' (pen.), 90+2'
|Report||Rooney 22', 40', 45'|
Aberdeen won 8–0 on aggregate.
|Kochanauskas 60'||Report||Heatley 56', 71'|
Crusaders won 5–2 on aggregate.
|Report||D. Sadiković 57'|
Željezničar won 1–0 on aggregate.
|Fram Reykjavík||0–1||Nõmme Kalju|
|Report||Fábio Prates 61'|
|Nõmme Kalju||2–2||Fram Reykjavík|
|Felipe Nunes 10'
T. Bjarnason 64'
Nõmme Kalju won 3–2 on aggregate.
|Finsen 13' (pen.), 54'
Björgvinsson 68', 81'
A. Jóhannsson 85'
Stjarnan won 8–0 on aggregate.
FH won 6–2 on aggregate.
Second qualifying roundEdit
A total of 80 teams played in the second qualifying round: 41 teams which entered in this round, and the 39 winners of the first qualifying round. The draw was held on 23 June 2014. (Note: The numbers for each team were pre-assigned by UEFA so that the draw could be held in one run for all groups.)
|Group 1||Group 2||Group 3||Group 4|
|Group 5||Group 6||Group 7||Group 8|
- † Winners of the first qualifying round, whose identity was not known at the time of the draw. Teams in italics defeated a team with a higher coefficient in the first qualifying round, thus effectively taking the coefficient of their defeated opponent in the draw for the second qualifying round.
The first legs were played on 17 July, and the second legs were played on 22 and 24 July 2014.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Metalurg Skopje||2–2 (a)[C]||Željezničar||0–0||2–2|
|Nõmme Kalju||1–3||Lech Poznań||1–0||0–3|
|RNK Split||2–1[D]||Hapoel Be'er Sheva||2–1||0–0|
|Petrolul Ploiești||5–1||Flamurtari Vlorë||2–0||3–1|
|Bursaspor||0–0 (1–4 p)||Chikhura Sachkhere||0–0||0–0 (a.e.t.)|
|Mladá Boleslav||6–1||Široki Brijeg||2–1||4–0|
|Luzern||2–2 (4–5 p)||St Johnstone||1–1||1–1 (a.e.t.)|
|Zulte Waregem||5–2||Zawisza Bydgoszcz||2–1||3–1|
|CSKA Sofia||1–1 (a)||Zimbru Chișinău||1–1||0–0|
|Derry City||1–6||Shakhtyor Soligorsk||0–1||1–5|
|Astana||3–1[D]||Hapoel Tel Aviv||3–0||0–1|
|Botev Plovdiv||2–3||St. Pölten||2–1||0–2|
|Elfsborg||1–1 (4–3 p)||Inter Baku||0–1||1–0 (a.e.t.)|
|Astana||3–0||Hapoel Tel Aviv|
|Cañas 16' (pen.)
|Hapoel Tel Aviv||1–0||Astana|
|Sasha 57' (pen.)||Report|
Astana won 3–1 on aggregate.
|Knežević 50' (pen.)||Report||Fellah 90+2'|
Esbjerg won 2–1 on aggregate.
|Report||Jarolím 83' (pen.)|
Slovan Liberec won 4–0 on aggregate.
|Abdullayev 45+1'||Report||Galešić 24'
Neftchi Baku won 3–2 on aggregate.
|Report||Sheta 23' (o.g.)
Zorya Luhansk won 5–1 on aggregate.
Stasevich 61' (pen.)