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The 2019–20 UEFA Europa League will be the 49th season of Europe's secondary club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 11th season since it was renamed from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League.

2019–20 UEFA Europa League
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The Stadion Energa Gdańsk in Gdańsk will host the final
Tournament details
DatesQualifying:
27 June – 29 August 2019
Competition proper:
19 September 2019 – 27 May 2020
TeamsCompetition proper: 48+8
Total (expected): 158+57 (from 55 associations)

The final will be played at the Stadion Energa Gdańsk in Gdańsk, Poland.[1] The winners of the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League will earn the right to play against the winners of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League in the 2020 UEFA Super Cup. They will also automatically qualify for the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League group stage, and if they have already qualified through their league performance, the berth reserved will be given to the third-placed team of the 5th-ranked association according to next season's access list.

Contents

Association team allocationEdit

A total of 213 teams from all 55 UEFA member associations are expected to participate in the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League. The association ranking based on the UEFA country coefficients is used to determine the number of participating teams for each association:

  • Associations 1–51 (except Liechtenstein) each have three teams qualify.
  • Associations 52–54 each have two teams qualify.
  • Liechtenstein and Kosovo (association 55) each have one team qualify (Liechtenstein organises only a domestic cup and no domestic league; Kosovo as per decision by the UEFA Executive Committee).[2]
  • Moreover, 55 or 56 teams eliminated from the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League are transferred to the Europa League (default number is 57, but 1 or 2 fewer teams compete in the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League).

Association rankingEdit

For the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League, the associations are allocated places according to their 2018 UEFA country coefficients, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 2013–14 to 2017–18.[3]

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

  • (UCL) – Additional teams transferred from the UEFA Champions League
Association ranking for 2019–20 UEFA Europa League
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
1   Spain 106.998 3
2   England 79.605
3   Italy 76.249
4   Germany 71.427
5   France 56.415
6   Russia 53.382
7   Portugal 47.248
8   Ukraine 41.133
9   Belgium 38.500
10   Turkey 35.800
11   Austria 32.850
12    Switzerland 30.200
13   Czech Republic 30.175
14   Netherlands 29.749
15   Greece 28.600
16   Croatia 26.000
17   Denmark 25.950
18   Israel 21.750
19   Cyprus 21.550
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
20   Romania 20.450 3
21   Poland 20.125
22   Sweden 19.975
23   Azerbaijan 19.125
24   Bulgaria 19.125
25   Serbia 18.750
26   Scotland 18.625
27   Belarus 18.625
28   Kazakhstan 18.125
29   Norway 17.425
30   Slovenia 14.500
31   Liechtenstein 13.000 1
32   Slovakia 12.125 3
33   Moldova 10.000
34   Albania 8.500
35   Iceland 8.250
36   Hungary 8.125
37   North Macedonia 7.500
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
38   Finland 6.900 3
39   Republic of Ireland 6.700
40   Bosnia and Herzegovina 6.625
41   Latvia 5.625
42   Estonia 5.500
43   Lithuania 5.375
44   Montenegro 5.000
45   Georgia 5.000
46   Armenia 4.875
47   Malta 4.500
48   Luxembourg 4.375
49   Northern Ireland 4.250
50   Wales 3.875
51   Faroe Islands 3.750
52   Gibraltar 3.000 2
53   Andorra 1.331
54   San Marino 0.499
55   Kosovo 0.000 1

DistributionEdit

The following is the default access list.[4]

Access list for 2019–20 UEFA Europa League
Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round Teams transferred from Champions League
Preliminary round
(16 teams)
  • 6 domestic cup winners from associations 50–55
  • 6 domestic league runners-up from associations 49–54
  • 4 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 48–51
First qualifying round
(94 teams)
  • 25 domestic cup winners from associations 25–49
  • 30 domestic league runners-up from associations 18–48 (except Liechtenstein)
  • 31 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 16–47 (except Liechtenstein)
  • 8 winners from preliminary round
Second qualifying round Champions Path
(20 teams)
  • 17 losers from Champions League first qualifying round
  • 3 losers from Champions League preliminary round
Main Path
(74 teams)
  • 7 domestic cup winners from associations 18–24
  • 2 domestic league runners-up from associations 16–17
  • 3 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 13–15
  • 9 domestic league fourth-placed teams from associations 7–15
  • 2 domestic league fifth-placed teams from associations 5–6 (League Cup winners for France)
  • 4 domestic league sixth-placed teams from associations 1–4 (League Cup winners for England)
  • 47 winners from first qualifying round
Third qualifying round Champions Path
(20 teams)
  • 10 winners from second qualifying round (Champions Path)
  • 10 losers from Champions League second qualifying round (Champions Path)
Main Path
(52 teams)
  • 5 domestic cup winners from associations 13–17
  • 6 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 7–12
  • 1 domestic league fourth-placed team from association 6
  • 37 winners from second qualifying round (Main Path)
  • 3 losers from Champions League second qualifying round (League Path)
Play-off round Champions Path
(16 teams)
  • 10 winners from third qualifying round (Champions Path)
  • 6 losers from Champions League third qualifying round (Champions Path)
Main Path
(26 teams)
  • 26 winners from third qualifying round (Main Path)
Group stage
(48 teams)
  • 12 domestic cup winners from associations 1–12
  • 1 domestic league fourth-placed team from association 5
  • 4 domestic league fifth-placed teams from associations 1–4
  • 8 winners from play-off round (Champions Path)
  • 13 winners from play-off round (Main Path)
  • 4 losers from Champions League play-off round (Champions Path)
  • 2 losers from Champions League play-off round (League Path)
  • 4 losers from Champions League third qualifying round (League Path)
Knockout phase
(32 teams)
  • 12 group winners from group stage
  • 12 group runners-up from group stage
  • 8 third-placed teams from Champions League group stage

Changes are made to the default access list, if any of the teams that qualify for the Europa League via their domestic competitions also qualify for the Champions League as the Champions League or Europa League title holders, or if there are fewer teams transferred from the Champions League due to changes in the Champions League access list. In any case where a spot in the Europa League is vacated, cup winners of the highest-ranked associations in earlier rounds are promoted accordingly.

  • Since the Champions League title holders (Tottenham Hotspur or Liverpool) have already qualified for the Champions League group stage via their domestic league, 16 instead of the default 17 losers from the Champions League first qualifying round are transferred to the Europa League second qualifying round (Champions Path). Therefore, only 19 teams enter the Champions Path second qualifying round (one of the losers from the Champions League first qualifying round would be drawn to receive a bye to the third qualifying round).
  • Regardless of the identity of the Europa League title holders (Chelsea or Arsenal), since both of them have qualified for European competitions via their domestic league (Chelsea for Champions League group stage, Arsenal for Europa League group stage), the following changes to the access list were made:
    • The cup winners of association 18 (Israel) enter the third qualifying round instead of the second qualifying round.
    • The cup winners of association 25 (Serbia) enter the second qualifying round instead of the first qualifying round.
    • The cup winners of associations 50 and 51 (Wales and Faroe Islands) enter the first qualifying round instead of the preliminary round.

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:

  • 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, 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 either the League Cup or end-of-season European competition play-offs winners, they always qualify for the Europa League as the "lowest-placed" qualifier. 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 team in the league 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:[4]

  • CW: Cup winners
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, etc.: League position
  • LC: League Cup winners
  • RW: Regular season winners
  • PW: End-of-season Europa League play-offs winners
  • 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
    • Q2: Losers from the second qualifying round
    • Q1: Losers from the first qualifying round
    • PR: Losers from the preliminary round

Note: Teams in italics may still qualify for the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League, either through domestic performance, or by winning the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League or the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.

Qualified teams for 2019–20 UEFA Europa League (by entry round) Round of 32
  (UCL GS)   (UCL GS)   (UCL GS)   (UCL GS)
  (UCL GS)   (UCL GS)   (UCL GS)   (UCL GS)
Group stage
  Getafe (5th)   VfL Wolfsburg (6th)   Beşiktaş (3rd/4th)[Note TUR]   (UCL PO)
  Sevilla (6th)   Rennes (CW)   (3rd)[Note AUT]   (UCL PO)
  Arsenal (5th)[Note ENG]   Saint-Étienne (4th)   (3rd)   (UCL Q3)
  Manchester United (6th)   (CW)   (UCL PO)   (UCL Q3)
  Lazio (CW)   Sporting CP (CW/3rd)   (UCL PO)   (UCL Q3)
  (5th)   (3rd)[Note UKR]   (UCL PO)   (UCL Q3)
  Borussia Mönchengladbach (5th)   KV Mechelen (CW)[Note BEL]   (UCL PO)
Play-off round
Champions Path Main Path
  (UCL Q3)   (UCL Q3)
  (UCL Q3)   (UCL Q3)
  (UCL Q3)   (UCL Q3)
Third qualifying round
Champions Path Main Path
  (UCL Q2)   (UCL Q2)   (4th)[Note RUS]   Feyenoord (3rd)
  (UCL Q2)   (UCL Q2)   Braga (4th)   AEK Athens (3rd)
  (UCL Q2)   (UCL Q2)   (4th)[Note UKR]   Rijeka (CW/2nd)
  (UCL Q2)   (UCL Q2)   Standard Liège (3rd)[Note BEL]   Midtjylland (CW)
  (UCL Q2)   (UCL Q2)   (5th)[Note TUR]   Bnei Yehuda (CW)
  (4th)[Note AUT]   (UCL Q2)
  (4th)   (UCL Q2)
  (CW)   (UCL Q2)
Second qualifying round
Champions Path Main Path
  (UCL Q1)[Note UCL Q1]   (UCL Q1)   Espanyol (7th)   AZ (4th)
  (UCL Q1)   (UCL Q1)   Wolverhampton Wanderers (7th)   (PW)
  (UCL Q1)   (UCL Q1)   (6th)   Atromitos (4th)
  (UCL Q1)   (UCL Q1)   Eintracht Frankfurt (7th)   Aris (5th)
  (UCL Q1)   (UCL Q1)   Strasbourg (LC)   (3rd)[Note CRO]
  (UCL Q1)   (UCL Q1)   (5th)[Note RUS]   (3rd)
  (UCL Q1)   (UCL PR)   Vitória de Guimarães (5th)   (CW)
  (UCL Q1)   (UCL PR)   (5th)   (CW)
  (UCL Q1)   (UCL PR)   (PW)   Lechia Gdańsk (CW)
  (UCL Q1)   (6th)[Note TUR]   (CW)
  (PW)   Gabala (CW)
  (5th)   Lokomotiv Plovdiv (CW)
  Sparta Prague (3rd)[Note CZE]   (CW)
  (PW)
First qualifying round
  (4th)[Note CRO]   Dinamo Minsk (3rd)   Breiðablik (2nd)   Narva Trans (CW/4th)
  (PW)   Vitebsk (CW/4th)   KR (4th)   Žalgiris (CW)
  (2nd)   Kairat (CW)   MOL Fehérvár (CW/2nd)   Riteriai (3rd)
  (3rd)   Tobol (3rd)   Debrecen (3rd)   Stumbras (4th)
  (2nd/4th)[Note CYP]   Ordabasy (4th)   Honvéd (CW/4th)   (CW)
  Apollon Limassol (3rd)   Molde (2nd)   (CW)   Budućnost Podgorica (CW/2nd)
  FCSB (2nd)   Brann (3rd)   Vardar (2nd)   (3rd)
  Viitorul Constanța (3rd)[Note ROU]   Haugesund (4th)   Akademija Pandev (CW/3rd)   Torpedo Kutaisi (CW)
  Legia Warsaw (2nd)   Olimpija Ljubljana (CW/2nd)   Inter Turku (CW)   Dinamo Tbilisi (2nd)
  Cracovia (4th)   Domžale (3rd/4th)   RoPS (2nd)   Chikhura Sachkhere (4th)
  IFK Norrköping (2nd)   (3rd/4th)   KuPS (3rd)   Alashkert (CW)
  Malmö FF (3rd)   Vaduz (CW)   Cork City (2nd)   (2nd)
  Neftçi Baku (2nd)   Spartak Trnava (CW)   Shamrock Rovers (3rd)   (3rd/4th)
  Sabail (3rd)   DAC Dunajská Streda (2nd)   St Patrick's Athletic (5th)[Note IRL]   Balzan (CW)
  (2nd)   Ružomberok (3rd)   Zrinjski Mostar (2nd)   Hibernians (2nd)
  (PW)   (CW)   Široki Brijeg (3rd)   Gżira United (3rd)
  (2nd/3rd)[Note SRB]   Milsami Orhei (2nd)   Željezničar (4th)   (CW)
  Čukarički (4th)   Petrocub Hîncești (3rd)   Ventspils (2nd)   Fola Esch (2nd)
  (CW)   (CW)   RFS (3rd)   Crusaders (CW)
  Rangers (2nd)   (2nd)   Liepāja (4th)   Connah's Quay Nomads (2nd)
  Kilmarnock (3rd)   (3rd)   FCI Levadia (2nd)   B36 Tórshavn (CW)
  Shakhtyor Soligorsk (CW/2nd)   Stjarnan (CW)   Flora (3rd)
Preliminary round
  Jeunesse Esch (3rd)[Note LUX]   Cardiff Metropolitan University (PW)   Europa (CW/2nd)   (2nd)
  Ballymena United (2nd)   NSÍ Runavík (2nd)   (CW)   (CW)
  Cliftonville (PW)   KÍ Klaksvík (4th)   Sant Julià (2nd)
  Barry Town United (3rd)   (CW)   Tre Fiori (CW)

Notably one team that is not playing a national top division will take part in the competition; Vaduz (representing Liechtenstein) played in 2018–19 Swiss Challenge League, which is Switzerland's 2nd tier.

Notes
  1. ^ Austria (AUT): Wolfsberger AC (CC: 6.250) have qualified for the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League as they will finish third or fourth in the 2018–19 Austrian Football Bundesliga. They will enter the group stage if they finish third, or the third qualifying round if they finish fourth.
  2. ^ Belgium (BEL): KV Mechelen are currently on trial for alleged match-fixing as part of the 2017–18 Belgian football fraud investigation. If the team is found guilty (ruling on 28 May 2019) and the charges are entirely upheld, the team will be prohibited by the Royal Belgian Football Association to take part in the 2019–20 European competitions.[5]
  3. ^ Croatia (CRO): Hajduk Split (CC: 8.000) have qualified for the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League as they will finish third or fourth in the 2018–19 Croatian First Football League. They will enter the second qualifying round if they finish third, or the first qualifying round if they finish fourth.
  4. ^ Cyprus (CYP): AEK Larnaca (CC: 8.000) and AEL Limassol (CC: 4.985) have qualified for the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League as they finished second and fourth respectively in the 2018–19 Cypriot First Division. AEK Larnaca will enter the second qualifying round instead of the first qualifying round if APOEL win the 2018–19 Cypriot Cup. AEL Limassol will enter the second qualifying round instead of the first qualifying round if they win the cup.
  5. ^ Czech Republic (CZE): Sparta Prague will enter the third qualifying round instead of the second qualifying round if Slavia Prague win the 2018–19 Czech Cup.
  6. ^ England (ENG): Arsenal can still qualify for the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League if they win the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League. If that happens, the cup winners of association 13 (Czech Republic) enter the group stage instead of the third qualifying round. Otherwise if Chelsea win the Europa League, one fewer loser from the Champions League second qualifying round (League Path) are transferred to the Europa League third qualifying round (Main Path), due to a Champions League group stage berth vacated by the Europa League title holders.
  7. ^ Luxembourg (LUX): Jeunesse Esch will enter the first qualifying round instead of the preliminary round if F91 Dudelange win the 2018–19 Luxembourg Cup.
  8. ^ Republic of Ireland (IRL): Waterford would have qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round as the fourth-placed team of the 2018 League of Ireland Premier Division, but were ruled by UEFA to have not passed the "three-year rule" as the club were reformed in 2016.[6] As a result, the berth was given to the fifth-placed team of the league, St Patrick's Athletic.
  9. ^ Romania (ROU): Viitorul Constanța will enter the second qualifying round instead of the first qualifying round if the win the 2018–19 Cupa României.
  10. ^ Russia (RUS): Spartak Moscow (CC: 16.000) and CSKA Moscow (CC: 48.000) have qualified for the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League as they will finish fourth or fifth in the 2018–19 Russian Premier League. They will enter the group stage if they finish fourth and Lokomotiv Moscow win the 2018–19 Russian Cup, or the third qualifying round if they finish fifth and Lokomotiv Moscow win the cup or if they finish fourth and Lokomotiv Moscow do not win the cup, or the second qualifying round if they finish fifth and Lokomotiv Moscow do not win the cup.
  11. ^ Serbia (SRB): Radnički Niš (CC: 4.450) and Partizan (CC: 18.000) have qualified for the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League as they finished second and third respectively in the 2018–19 Serbian SuperLiga. Radnički Niš will enter the second qualifying round instead of the first qualifying round if Red Star Belgrade win the 2018–19 Serbian Cup. Partizan will enter the second qualifying round instead of the first qualifying round if they win the cup.
  12. ^ Turkey (TUR): Trabzonspor (CC: 8.000) would have qualified for the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League as they will finish third or fourth in the 2018–19 Süper Lig but were originally banned by UEFA from European competition due to violations of Financial Fair Play regulations. Yeni Malatyaspor (CC: 6.920) They will enter the third qualifying round if they finish fifth, or the second qualifying round if they finish sixth.
  13. ^ Ukraine (UKR): Oleksandriya (CC: 7.780) have qualified for the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League as they will finish third or fourth in the 2018–19 Ukrainian Premier League. They will enter the group stage if they finish third, or the third qualifying round if they finish fourth.
  14. ^ Champions League (UCL Q1): One team will be drawn from the first qualifying round losers to receive a bye to the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round, as one fewer loser from the Champions League first qualifying round are transferred to the Europa League second qualifying round (Champions Path), due to a Champions League group stage berth vacated by the Champions League title holders.

Round and draw datesEdit

The schedule of the competition is as follows (all draws are held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, unless stated otherwise).[7]

Schedule for 2019–20 UEFA Europa League
Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying Preliminary round 11 June 2019 27 June 2019 4 July 2019
First qualifying round 18 June 2019 (Champions Path)
19 June 2019 (Main Path)
11 July 2019 18 July 2019
Second qualifying round 25 July 2019 1 August 2019
Third qualifying round 22 July 2019 8 August 2019 15 August 2019
Play-off Play-off round 5 August 2019 22 August 2019 29 August 2019
Group stage Matchday 1 30 August 2019
(Monaco)
19 September 2019
Matchday 2 3 October 2019
Matchday 3 24 October 2019
Matchday 4 7 November 2019
Matchday 5 28 November 2019
Matchday 6 12 December 2019
Knockout phase Round of 32 16 December 2019 20 February 2020 27 February 2020
Round of 16 28 February 2020 12 March 2020 19 March 2020
Quarter-finals 20 March 2020 9 April 2020 16 April 2020
Semi-finals 30 April 2020 7 May 2020
Final 27 May 2020 at Stadion Energa Gdańsk, Gdańsk

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

Preliminary roundEdit

Note: All qualified teams below are listed with their 2019 UEFA club coefficients (CC)[8][9] (after matches played on 9 May 2019; teams whose coefficients may still increase are marked by ≥).

In the preliminary round, teams are divided into seeded and unseeded teams based on their 2019 UEFA club coefficients,[8][9] and then drawn into two-legged home-and-away ties. Teams from the same association cannot be drawn against each other.

A total of 14 teams are expected to play in the preliminary round.

Seeded teams:

Seeding TBD:

Unseeded teams:

Qualifying roundsEdit

In the qualifying rounds and the play-off round, teams are divided into seeded and unseeded teams based on their 2019 UEFA club coefficients,[8][9] and then drawn into two-legged home-and-away ties. Teams from the same association cannot be drawn against each other.

First qualifying roundEdit

A total of 94 teams are expected to play in the first qualifying round: 87 teams which enter in this round, and the seven winners of the preliminary round.

Seeded teams:

Seeding TBD:

Unseeded teams:

Second qualifying roundEdit

The second qualifying round is split into two separate sections: Champions Path (for league champions) and League Path (for cup winners and league non-champions).

A total of 93 teams are expected to play in the second qualifying round:

Champions Path

Seeded teams: the 16 losers of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League first qualifying round (one of the losers of the Champions League first qualifying round will be drawn to receive a bye to the third qualifying round).

Unseeded teams: the three losers of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League preliminary round.

League Path

27 teams which enter in this round, and the 47 winners of the first qualifying round.

Third qualifying roundEdit

The third qualifying round is split into two separate sections: Champions Path (for league champions) and League Path (for cup winners and league non-champions).

A total of 72 teams are expected to play in the third qualifying round:

Champions Path

Seeded teams: the ten Champions Path winners of the second qualifying round.

Unseeded teams: the ten Champions Path losers of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League second qualifying round.

League Path

Twelve teams which enter in this round, the 37 League Path winners of the second qualifying round, and the three League Path losers of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League second qualifying round.

Play-off roundEdit

The play-off round is split into two separate sections: Champions Path (for league champions) and League Path (for cup winners and league non-champions).

A total of 42 teams are expected to play in the play-off round:

Champions Path

Seeded teams: the ten Champions Path winners of the third qualifying round.

Unseeded teams: the six Champions Path losers of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round.

League Path

The 26 League Path winners of the third qualifying round.

Group stageEdit

Location of teams of the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League group stage.

The 48 teams are drawn into twelve groups of four, with the restriction that teams from the same association cannot be drawn against each other. For the draw, the teams are seeded into four pots based on their 2019 UEFA club coefficients.[8][9]

In each group, teams play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The group winners and runners-up advance to the round of 32, where they are joined by the eight third-placed teams of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League group stage.

A total of 48 teams play in the group stage: 17 teams which enter in this stage, the 21 winners of the play-off round (eight from Champions Path, thirteen from League Path), the six losers of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League play-off round (four from Champions Path, two from League Path), and the four League Path losers of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round.

Knockout phaseEdit

In the knockout phase, teams play 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 is 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 are seeded, and the twelve group runners-up and the other four third-placed teams from the Champions League group stage are unseeded. The seeded teams are drawn against the unseeded teams, with the seeded teams hosting the second leg. Teams from the same group or the same association cannot be drawn against each other.
  • In the draws for the round of 16 onwards, there are no seedings, and teams from the same group or the same association can be drawn against each other.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ "Country coefficients 2017/18". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Champions League and Europa League changes next season". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 27 February 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
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  6. ^ "St Pats to benefit as Waterford are refused UEFA licence". extra.ie. 19 April 2019.
  7. ^ "2019/20 Europa League match and draw calendar". UEFA.com. 14 January 2019.
  8. ^ a b c d "Club coefficients". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  9. ^ a b c d "UEFA Team Ranking 2019". Bert Kassies.

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