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2015–16 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round

The 2015–16 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round began on 30 June and ended on 26 August 2015. A total of 56 teams competed in the qualifying phase and play-off round to decide 10 of the 32 places in the group stage of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League.[1]

All times were CEST (UTC+2).

Contents

Round and draw datesEdit

All draws were held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[2]

Round Draw date and time First leg Second leg
First qualifying round 22 June 2015, 12:00[3] 30 June – 1 July 2015 7–8 July 2015
Second qualifying round 14–15 July 2015 21–22 July 2015
Third qualifying round 17 July 2015, 12:00[4] 28–29 July 2015 4–5 August 2015
Play-off round 7 August 2015, 12:00[5] 18–19 August 2015 25–26 August 2015

FormatEdit

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 thirty minutes of extra time was played, divided into two fifteen-minutes 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.[1]

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 by draw. 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 formed "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.[1]

TeamsEdit

There were two routes which the teams were separated into during qualifying:

  • Champions Route, which included all domestic champions which had not qualified for the group stage.
  • League Route (also called the Non-champions Path or the Best-placed Path), which included all domestic non-champions which had not qualified for the group stage.

A total of 56 teams (41 in Champions Route, 15 in League Route) were involved in the qualifying phase and play-off round. The 10 winners of the play-off round (5 in Champions Route, 5 in League Route) advanced to the group stage to join the 22 teams which entered in the group stage. The 15 losers of the third qualifying round entered the Europa League play-off round, and the 10 losers of the play-off round entered the Europa League group stage.[1]

Below are the participating teams (with their 2015 UEFA club coefficients),[6] grouped by their starting rounds.[7]

Key to colours
Winners of the play-off round advanced to the group stage
Losers of the play-off round entered the Europa League group stage
Losers of the third qualifying round entered the Europa League play-off round

Champions RouteEdit

Third qualifying round
Team Coeff
  Basel 84.875
  Red Bull Salzburg 43.135
  Viktoria Plzeň 41.825
Second qualifying round
Team Coeff
  Steaua București 40.259
  Celtic 39.080
  APOEL 35.460
  BATE Borisov 35.150
  Ludogorets Razgrad 25.350
  Dinamo Zagreb 24.700
  Maribor 22.225
  Maccabi Tel Aviv 18.200
  Lech Poznań 17.300
  Partizan 14.775
  Malmö FF 12.545
  Qarabağ 11.500
  HJK 11.140
  Molde 10.375
  Midtjylland 7.960
  Videoton 7.950
  Skënderbeu 5.575
  Sarajevo 5.500
  Ventspils 5.350
  Dila Gori 4.875
  Trenčín 4.250
  Žalgiris Vilnius 3.900
  Astana 3.825
  Milsami Orhei 3.750
  Rudar Pljevlja 3.375
  Vardar 3.175
  Stjarnan 3.100
  Fola Esch 2.525
  Dundalk 2.150
  Hibernians 1.591
First qualifying round
Team Coeff
  The New Saints 5.575
  Levadia Tallinn 4.200
  Pyunik 3.550
  FC Santa Coloma 2.666
  Crusaders 2.475
  B36 Tórshavn 1.450
  Lincoln Red Imps 0.550
  Folgore 0.349

League RouteEdit

Play-off round
Team Coeff
  Manchester United 103.078
  Valencia 99.999
  Bayer Leverkusen 87.883
  Sporting CP 56.276
  Lazio 49.102
Third qualifying round
Team Coeff
  Shakhtar Donetsk 86.033
  Ajax 66.195
  CSKA Moscow 55.599
  Club Brugge 41.440
  Monaco 31.483
  Young Boys 31.375
  Sparta Prague 30.825
  Fenerbahçe 30.020
  Panathinaikos 19.880
  Rapid Wien 15.635

First qualifying roundEdit

SeedingEdit

A total of eight teams played in the first qualifying round.[3] The draw was held on 22 June 2015.[8][9]

Seeded Unseeded

  The New Saints
  Levadia Tallinn
  Pyunik
  FC Santa Coloma

  Crusaders
  B36 Tórshavn
  Lincoln Red Imps
  Folgore

SummaryEdit

The first legs were played on 30 June and 1 July, and the second legs were played on 7 July 2015.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Lincoln Red Imps   2–1   FC Santa Coloma 0–0 2–1
Crusaders   1–1 (a)   Levadia Tallinn 0–0 1–1
Pyunik   4–2   Folgore 2–1 2–1
B36 Tórshavn   2–6   The New Saints 1–2 1–4

MatchesEdit

Lincoln Red Imps  0–0  FC Santa Coloma
Report
FC Santa Coloma  1–2  Lincoln Red Imps
Lima   44' Report Bardon   48'
L. Casciaro   64'

Lincoln Red Imps won 2–1 on aggregate.


Crusaders  0–0  Levadia Tallinn
Report
Attendance: 1,748[10]
Levadia Tallinn  1–1  Crusaders
Luts   22' Report Carvill   4'

1–1 on aggregate. Crusaders won on away goals.


Pyunik  2–1  Folgore
Satumyan   45+2'
Romero   48'
Report Hirsch   71'
Folgore  1–2  Pyunik
Traini   65' Report K. Hovhannisyan   6'
Satumyan   41'

Pyunik won 4–2 on aggregate.


B36 Tórshavn  1–2  The New Saints
Samuelsen   7' Report Quigley   9'
Wilde   90'
The New Saints  4–1  B36 Tórshavn
Wilde   15'27'47'
Williams   89'
Report Cieślewicz   90+1'
Attendance: 1,148[10]

The New Saints won 6–2 on aggregate.

Second qualifying roundEdit

SeedingEdit

A total of 34 teams played in the second qualifying round: 30 teams which entered in this round, and the four winners of the first qualifying round.[3] The draw was held on 22 June 2015.[8][9]

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded

  APOEL
  Maribor
  Maccabi Tel Aviv
  Lech Poznań
  Qarabağ

  Sarajevo
  Astana
  Rudar Pljevlja
  Vardar
  Hibernians

  Celtic
  BATE Borisov
  Malmö FF
  HJK
  Molde
  Midtjylland

  Ventspils
  Žalgiris Vilnius
  Pyunik[†]
  Stjarnan
  Lincoln Red Imps[†]
  Dundalk

  Steaua București
  Ludogorets Razgrad
  Dinamo Zagreb
  Partizan
  Videoton
  Skënderbeu

  The New Saints[†]
  Dila Gori
  Trenčín
  Crusaders[†]
  Milsami Orhei
  Fola Esch

Notes
  1. 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.

SummaryEdit

The first legs were played on 14 and 15 July, and the second legs were played on 21 and 22 July 2015.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Hibernians   3–6   Maccabi Tel Aviv 2–1 1–5
APOEL   1–1 (a)   Vardar 0–0 1–1
Qarabağ   1–0   Rudar Pljevlja 0–0 1–0
Sarajevo   0–3   Lech Poznań 0–2 0–1
Maribor   2–3   Astana 1–0 1–3
BATE Borisov   2–1   Dundalk 2–1 0–0
Ventspils   1–4[A]   HJK 1–3 0–1
Midtjylland   3–0   Lincoln Red Imps 1–0 2–0
Molde   5–1   Pyunik 5–0 0–1
Malmö FF   1–0   Žalgiris Vilnius 0–0 1–0
Celtic   6–1   Stjarnan 2–0 4–1
Trenčín   3–4   Steaua București 0–2 3–2
Partizan   3–0   Dila Gori 1–0 2–0
Ludogorets Razgrad   1–3   Milsami Orhei 0–1 1–2
Dinamo Zagreb   4–1[A]   Fola Esch 1–1 3–0
Skënderbeu   6–4   Crusaders 4–1 2–3
The New Saints   1–2   Videoton 0–1 1–1 (a.e.t.)
Notes
  1. ^ a b Order of legs reversed after original draw.

MatchesEdit

Hibernians  2–1  Maccabi Tel Aviv
Jorginho   74'
Lima   85'
Report Igiebor   22'
Maccabi Tel Aviv  5–1  Hibernians
Jorginho   32' (o.g.)
Zahavi   58' (pen.)90'
Ben Haim II   61'
Igiebor   82'
Report Soares   52'

Maccabi Tel Aviv won 6–3 on aggregate.


APOEL  0–0  Vardar
Report
Attendance: 14,531[11]
Vardar  1–1  APOEL
Ljamčevski   90+4' Report De Vincenti   60'
Attendance: 22,540[11]
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)

1–1 on aggregate. APOEL won on away goals.


Qarabağ  0–0  Rudar Pljevlja
Report
Rudar Pljevlja  0–1  Qarabağ
Report Reynaldo   57'

Qarabağ won 1–0 on aggregate.


Sarajevo  0–2  Lech Poznań
Report Hämäläinen   40'
Thomalla   62'
Lech Poznań  1–0  Sarajevo
Douglas   6' Report
Attendance: 22,205[11]

Lech Poznań won 3–0 on aggregate.


Maribor  1–0  Astana
Šuler   5' Report
Astana  3–1  Maribor
Dzholchiev   12'
Cañas   43'
Twumasi   58'
Report Rajčević   39'

Astana won 3–2 on aggregate.


BATE Borisov  2–1  Dundalk
Karnitsky   11'
Yablonskiy   38'
Report McMillan   32'
Attendance: 11,421[11]
Dundalk  0–0  BATE Borisov
Report
Attendance: 3,103[11]

BATE Borisov won 2–1 on aggregate.


Ventspils  1–3  HJK
Jemeļins   63' Report Zeneli   75' (pen.)
Jallow   86'
Tanaka   90+2'
HJK  1–0  Ventspils
Havenaar   83' Report
Attendance: 6,562[11]

HJK won 4–1 on aggregate.


Midtjylland  1–0  Lincoln Red Imps
Rasmussen   33' Report
Attendance: 5,291[11]
Lincoln Red Imps  0–2  Midtjylland
Report Pušić   44'
Duelund   89'

Midtjylland won 3–0 on aggregate.


Molde  5–0  Pyunik
Elyounoussi   35'44'
Kamara   84'90+2'
Moström   90+5'
Report
Pyunik  1–0  Molde
Badoyan   74' Report

Molde won 5–1 on aggregate.


Malmö FF  0–0  Žalgiris Vilnius
Report
Žalgiris Vilnius  0–1  Malmö FF
Report Tinnerholm   55'
Attendance: 4,933[11]

Malmö FF won 1–0 on aggregate.


Celtic  2–0  Stjarnan
Boyata   44'
Johansen   56'
Report
Attendance: 37,969[11]
Stjarnan  1–4  Celtic
Finsen   7' Report Bitton   33'
Mulgrew   49'
Griffiths   88'
Johansen   90+3'

Celtic won 6–1 on aggregate.


Trenčín  0–2  Steaua București
Report Stanciu   63'
Hamroun   70'
Steaua București  2–3  Trenčín
Muniru   57'
Tadé   60' (pen.)
Report Wesley   13'84'
Bero   21'

Steaua București won 4–3 on aggregate.


Partizan  1–0  Dila Gori
Babović   83' Report
Dila Gori  0–2  Partizan
Report Brašanac   37'
Oumarou   64'

Partizan won 3–0 on aggregate.


Ludogorets Razgrad  0–1  Milsami Orhei
Report Antoniuc   41'
Milsami Orhei  2–1  Ludogorets Razgrad
Andronic   26'
Racu   89'
Report Wanderson   25'
Attendance: 2,970[11]

Milsami Orhei won 3–1 on aggregate.


Dinamo Zagreb  1–1  Fola Esch
Henríquez   36' Report Hadji   25'
Fola Esch  0–3  Dinamo Zagreb
Report Pjaca   29'40'
Rog   75'

Dinamo Zagreb won 4–1 on aggregate.


Skënderbeu  4–1  Crusaders
Nimaga   15'
Salihi   34'83'
Berisha   76'
Report Owens   48'
Crusaders  3–2  Skënderbeu
O'Flynn   50'
Snoddy   90+2'
Mitchell   90+3'
Report Berisha   69'
Latifi   77'
Attendance: 1,548[11]

Skënderbeu won 6–4 on aggregate.


The New Saints  0–1  Videoton
Report Gyurcsó   77'
Attendance: 1,068[11]
Videoton  1–1 (a.e.t.)  The New Saints
Gyurcsó   107' Report Williams   78'

Videoton won 2–1 on aggregate.

Third qualifying roundEdit

SeedingEdit

The third qualifying round was split into two separate sections: Champions Route (for league champions) and League Route (for league non-champions). The losing teams in both sections entered the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League play-off round.

A total of 30 teams played in the third qualifying round:[4]

  • Champions Route: three teams which entered in this round, and the 17 winners of the second qualifying round.
  • League Route: ten teams which entered in this round.

The draw was held on 17 July 2015.[13][14]

Champions Route League Route
Group 1 Group 2
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded

  Basel
  Steaua București[†]
  Celtic[†]
  Milsami Orhei[†]
  Astana[†]

  Lech Poznań[†]
  Partizan[†]
  Qarabağ[†]
  HJK[†]
  Skënderbeu[†]

  Red Bull Salzburg
  Viktoria Plzeň
  APOEL[†]
  BATE Borisov[†]
  Dinamo Zagreb[†]

  Maccabi Tel Aviv[†]
  Malmö FF[†]
  Molde[†]
  Midtjylland[†]
  Videoton[†]

  Shakhtar Donetsk
  Ajax
  CSKA Moscow
  Club Brugge
  Monaco

  Young Boys
  Sparta Prague
  Fenerbahçe
  Panathinaikos
  Rapid Wien

Notes
  1. Winners of the second 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 second qualifying round, thus effectively taking the coefficient of their defeated opponent in the draw for the third qualifying round.

SummaryEdit

The first legs were played on 28 and 29 July, and the second legs were played on 4 and 5 August 2015.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Lech Poznań   1–4   Basel 1–3 0–1
Milsami Orhei   0–4   Skënderbeu 0–2 0–2
HJK   3–4   Astana 0–0 3–4
Celtic   1–0   Qarabağ 1–0 0–0
Steaua București   3–5   Partizan 1–1 2–4
Midtjylland   2–2 (a)   APOEL 1–2 1–0
Maccabi Tel Aviv   3–2   Viktoria Plzeň 1–2 2–0
Dinamo Zagreb   4–4 (a)   Molde 1–1 3–3
Videoton   1–2   BATE Borisov 1–1 0–1
Red Bull Salzburg   2–3   Malmö FF 2–0 0–3
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Route
Panathinaikos   2–4   Club Brugge 2–1 0–3
Young Boys   1–7   Monaco 1–3 0–4
CSKA Moscow   5–4   Sparta Prague 2–2 3–2
Rapid Wien   5–4   Ajax 2–2 3–2
Fenerbahçe   0–3   Shakhtar Donetsk 0–0 0–3

MatchesEdit

Lech Poznań  1–3  Basel
Thomalla   36' Report Lang   34'
Janko   77'
Callà   90+2'
Attendance: 25,478[15]
Basel  1–0  Lech Poznań
Bjarnason   90+1' Report
Attendance: 18,196[15]
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)

Basel won 4–1 on aggregate.


Milsami Orhei  0–2  Skënderbeu
Report Salihi   49'73' (pen.)
Skënderbeu  2–0  Milsami Orhei
Salihi   16'
Progni   55'
Report

Skënderbeu won 4–0 on aggregate.


HJK  0–0  Astana
Report
Astana  4–3  HJK
Twumasi   44'
Cañas   47' (pen.)
Shomko   56'
Postnikov   90+3'
Report Jallow   4'
Baah   42'
Zeneli   86' (pen.)
Attendance: 27,937[15]
Referee: Alon Yefet (Israel)

Astana won 4–3 on aggregate.


Celtic  1–0  Qarabağ
Boyata   82' Report
Qarabağ  0–0  Celtic
Report

Celtic won 1–0 on aggregate.


Steaua București  1–1  Partizan
Varela   81' Report Vulićević   62'
Partizan  4–2  Steaua București
Babović   8'
Jevtović   60'
A. Živković   70'
Trujić   90+1'
Report Muniru   11'
Hamroun   33'
Attendance: 26,775[15]
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)

Partizan won 5–3 on aggregate.


Midtjylland  1–2  APOEL
Poulsen   88' Report Hansen   30' (o.g.)
De Vincenti   33'
Attendance: 8,253[15]
APOEL  0–1  Midtjylland
Report Sviatchenko   3'
Attendance: 16,070[15]

2–2 on aggregate. APOEL won on away goals.


Maccabi Tel Aviv  1–2  Viktoria Plzeň
Yitzhaki   79' Report Mahmutović   17'
Petržela   21'
Viktoria Plzeň  0–2  Maccabi Tel Aviv
Report Zahavi   76' (pen.)83'
Attendance: 11,242[15]

Maccabi Tel Aviv won 3–2 on aggregate.


Dinamo Zagreb  1–1  Molde
Henríquez   18' Report Kamara   21'
Molde  3–3  Dinamo Zagreb
Hussain   43'
Elyounoussi   52' (pen.)
Kamara   75'
Report Pjaca   17'
Ademi   20'
Rog   22'
Attendance: 7,017[15]

4–4 on aggregate. Dinamo Zagreb won on away goals.


Videoton  1–1  BATE Borisov
Vinícius   89' Report Karnitsky   56'
BATE Borisov  1–0  Videoton
Nikolić   82' Report
Attendance: 12,498[15]
Referee: Kenn Hansen (Denmark)

BATE Borisov won 2–1 on aggregate.


Red Bull Salzburg  2–0  Malmö FF
Ulmer   51'
Hinteregger   89' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 15,027[15]
Referee: Luca Banti (Italy)
Malmö FF  3–0  Red Bull Salzburg
Đurđić   7'
Rosenberg   14'
Rodić   42'
Report

Malmö won 3–2 on aggregate.


Panathinaikos  2–1  Club Brugge
Berg   37'
Karelis   65' (pen.)
Report Bolingoli-Mbombo   10'
Club Brugge  3–0  Panathinaikos
Cools   53'
Vázquez   58'
Oularé   82'
Report

Club Brugge won 4–2 on aggregate.


Young Boys  1–3  Monaco
Nuzzolo   74' Report Kurzawa   64'
Carrillo   72'
Pašalić   75'
Attendance: 16,079[15]
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Monaco  4–0  Young Boys
Cavaleiro   54'
Kurzawa   64'
Martial   70'
El Shaarawy   77'
Report

Monaco won 7–1 on aggregate.


CSKA Moscow  2–2  Sparta Prague
Dzagoev   14'
Tošić   53'
Report Fatai   15'
Krejčí   57'
Sparta Prague  2–3  CSKA Moscow
Krejčí   6'
Fatai   16'
Report Musa   34'51'
Dzagoev   76'
Attendance: 16,580[15]

CSKA Moscow won 5–4 on aggregate.


Rapid Wien  2–2  Ajax
Kainz   48'
Berić   76'
Report Klaassen   25'43'
Ajax  2–3  Rapid Wien
Milik   52'
Gudelj   75'
Report Berić   12'
Schaub   39'77'

Rapid Wien won 5–4 on aggregate.


Fenerbahçe  0–0  Shakhtar Donetsk
Report
Shakhtar Donetsk  3–0  Fenerbahçe
Hladkyy   25'
Srna   65' (pen.)
Teixeira   68'
Report
Attendance: 33,179[15]

Shakhtar Donetsk won 3–0 on aggregate.

Play-off roundEdit

SeedingEdit

The play-off round was split into two separate sections: Champions Route (for league champions) and League Route (for league non-champions). The losing teams in both sections entered the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League group stage.

A total of 20 teams played in the play-off round:[5]

  • Champions Route: the ten Champions Route winners of the third qualifying round.
  • League Route: five teams which entered in this round, and the five League Route winners of the third qualifying round.

The draw was held on 7 August 2015.[17][18]

Champions Route League Route
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded

  Basel[†]
  Celtic[†]
  APOEL[†]
  BATE Borisov[†]
  Dinamo Zagreb[†]

  Maccabi Tel Aviv[†]
  Partizan[†]
  Malmö FF[†]
  Skënderbeu[†]
  Astana[†]

  Manchester United
  Valencia
  Bayer Leverkusen
  Shakhtar Donetsk[†][‡]
  Sporting CP

  CSKA Moscow[†][‡]
  Lazio
  Club Brugge[†]
  Monaco[†]
  Rapid Wien[†]

Notes
  1. Winners of the third qualifying round.
  2. Due to UEFA's decision in preventing Russian and Ukrainian teams playing each other, Shakhtar Donetsk could not be drawn against CSKA Moscow.

SummaryEdit

The first legs were played on 18 and 19 August, and the second legs were played on 25 and 26 August 2015.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Astana   2–1   APOEL 1–0 1–1
Skënderbeu   2–6   Dinamo Zagreb 1–2 1–4
Celtic   3–4   Malmö FF 3–2 0–2
Basel   3–3 (a)   Maccabi Tel Aviv 2–2 1–1
BATE Borisov   2–2 (a)   Partizan 1–0 1–2
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Route
Lazio   1–3   Bayer Leverkusen 1–0 0–3
Manchester United   7–1   Club Brugge 3–1 4–0
Sporting CP   3–4   CSKA Moscow 2–1 1–3
Rapid Wien   2–3   Shakhtar Donetsk 0–1 2–2
Valencia   4–3   Monaco 3–1 1–2

MatchesEdit

Astana  1–0  APOEL
Dzholchiev   14' Report
Attendance: 30,000[19]
APOEL  1–1  Astana
Štilić   60' Report Maksimović   84'
Attendance: 17,699[20]

Astana won 2–1 on aggregate.


Skënderbeu  1–2  Dinamo Zagreb
Shkëmbi   37' Report Soudani   66'
Pivarić   90+3'
Dinamo Zagreb  4–1  Skënderbeu
Soudani   9'80'
Hodžić   15'
Taravel   55'
Report Esquerdinha   10'
Attendance: 16,888[22]

Dinamo Zagreb won 6–2 on aggregate.


Celtic  3–2  Malmö FF
Griffiths   3'61'
Bitton   10'
Report Berget   52'90+5'
Attendance: 52,412[21]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Malmö FF  2–0  Celtic
Rosenberg   23'
Boyata   54' (o.g.)
Report
Attendance: 20,500[22]

Malmö FF won 4–3 on aggregate.


Basel  2–2  Maccabi Tel Aviv
Delgado   39' (pen.)
Embolo   88'
Report Zahavi   31'90+6'
Attendance: 15,620[21]
Maccabi Tel Aviv  1–1  Basel
Zahavi   24' Report Zuffi   11'

3–3 on aggregate. Maccabi Tel Aviv won on away goals.


BATE Borisov  1–0  Partizan
Gordeichuk   75' Report
Attendance: 11,628[23]
Partizan  2–1  BATE Borisov
Zhavnerchik   74' (o.g.)
Šaponjić   90+3'
Report Stasevich   25'

2–2 on aggregate. BATE Borisov won on away goals.


Lazio  1–0  Bayer Leverkusen
Keita   77' Report
Attendance: 38,917[23]
Bayer Leverkusen  3–0  Lazio
Çalhanoğlu   40'
Mehmedi   48'
Bellarabi   88'
Report

Bayer Leverkusen won 3–1 on aggregate.


Manchester United  3–1  Club Brugge
Depay   13'43'
Fellaini   90+4'
Report Carrick   8' (o.g.)
Attendance: 75,312[23]
Club Brugge  0–4  Manchester United
Report Rooney   20'49'57'
Herrera   63'

Manchester United won 7–1 on aggregate.


Sporting CP  2–1  CSKA Moscow
Gutiérrez   12'
Slimani   82'
Report Doumbia   40'
CSKA Moscow  3–1  Sporting CP
Doumbia   49'72'
Musa   85'
Report Gutiérrez   36'

CSKA Moscow won 4–3 on aggregate.


Rapid Wien  0–1  Shakhtar Donetsk
Report Marlos   44'
Shakhtar Donetsk  2–2  Rapid Wien
Marlos   10'
Hladkyy   27'
Report Schaub   13'
S. Hofmann   22'

Shakhtar Donetsk won 3–2 on aggregate.


Valencia  3–1  Monaco
Rodrigo   4'
Parejo   59'
Feghouli   86'
Report Pašalić   49'
Attendance: 45,633[21]
Monaco  2–1  Valencia
Raggi   17'
Elderson   75'
Report Negredo   4'
Attendance: 13,165[22]

Valencia won 4–3 on aggregate.

StatisticsEdit

There were 240 goals in 92 matches in the qualifying phase and play-off round, for an average of 2.61 goals per match.[24]

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Team Goals Minutes played
1   Eran Zahavi   Maccabi Tel Aviv 7 450
2   Hamdi Salihi   Skënderbeu 5 438
3   Ola Kamara   Molde 4 331
  Michael Wilde   The New Saints 368
5   Wayne Rooney   Manchester United 3 174
  Seydou Doumbia   CSKA Moscow 178
  Leigh Griffiths   Celtic 268
  Louis Schaub   Rapid Wien 284
  Mohamed Elyounoussi   Molde 360
  Ahmed Musa   CSKA Moscow 360
  El Arabi Hillel Soudani   Dinamo Zagreb 479
  Marko Pjaca   Dinamo Zagreb 527

Source: UEFA.com[25]

Top assistsEdit

Rank Player Team Assists Minutes played
1   Stefan Johansen   Celtic 4 540
2   Jairo da Silva   Trenčín 3 177
  Roman Eremenko   CSKA Moscow 360
  Jakob Poulsen   Midtjylland 360
  Andrija Živković   Partizan 479
6 23 players 2 N/A

Source: UEFA.com[26]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Levadia Tallinn played their home match at A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, instead of their regular stadium Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn.
  2. ^ a b Pyunik played their home matches at Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium, Yerevan, instead of their regular stadium Football Academy Stadium, Yerevan.
  3. ^ B36 Tórshavn played their home match at Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn, instead of their regular stadium Gundadalur, Tórshavn.
  4. ^ Rudar Pljevlja played their home match at Stadion pod Malim Brdom, Petrovac, instead of their regular stadium Gradski stadion, Pljevlja.
  5. ^ Trenčín played their home match at Štadión pod Dubňom, Žilina, instead of their regular stadium Štadión na Sihoti, Trenčín.
  6. ^ The Steaua București v Trenčín match was played behind closed doors due to punishment by UEFA.[12]
  7. ^ Fola Esch played their home match at Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg City, instead of their regular stadium Stade Émile Mayrisch, Esch-sur-Alzette.
  8. ^ Milsami Orhei played their third qualifying round home match at Zimbru Stadium, Chișinău, instead of their regular stadium CSR Orhei, Orhei.
  9. ^ a b Skënderbeu played their third qualifying round and play-off round home matches at Elbasan Arena, Elbasan, instead of their regular stadium Skënderbeu Stadium, Korçë.
  10. ^ The Steaua București v Partizan match was played behind closed doors due to punishment by UEFA.[12][16]
  11. ^ a b Shakhtar Donetsk played their home matches at Arena Lviv, Lviv, instead of their regular stadium Donbass Arena, Donetsk, due to the war conditions in Eastern Ukraine.

ReferencesEdit

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