2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League

The 2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League was the second season of the UEFA Europa Conference League, Europe's tertiary club football tournament organised by UEFA.

2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League
Fortuna Arena in Prague hosted the final
Tournament details
DatesQualifying:
5 July – 25 August 2022
Competition proper:
8 September 2022 – 7 June 2023
TeamsCompetition proper: 32+8
Total: 134+43 (from 54 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsEngland West Ham United (1st title)
Runners-upItaly Fiorentina
Tournament statistics
Matches played141
Goals scored379 (2.69 per match)
Attendance2,077,952 (14,737 per match)
Top scorer(s)Zeki Amdouni (Basel)
Arthur Cabral (Fiorentina)
7 goals each
Best player(s)Declan Rice (West Ham United)[1]

The final was played at Fortuna Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.[2] It was won by West Ham United, who defeated Fiorentina 2–1, and qualified for the 2023–24 UEFA Europa League group stage as a result.[3]

As the title holders, Roma qualified for the 2022–23 UEFA Europa League. They were unable to defend their title after advancing to the Europa League knockout phase.

Association team allocation edit

A total of 177 teams from 54 of the 55 UEFA member associations (excluding Russia) participated in the 2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League. The association ranking based on the UEFA country coefficients was used to determine the number of participating teams for each association:[4]

  • Associations 1–5 each had one team qualify.
  • Associations 6–17 (except Russia)[Note RUS] and 51–55 each had two teams qualify.
  • Associations 18–50 (except Liechtenstein)[Note LIE] each had three teams qualify.
  • Liechtenstein had one team qualify as they organized only a domestic cup and no domestic league.[Note LIE]
  • Moreover, 18 teams eliminated from the 2022–23 UEFA Champions League and 25 teams eliminated from the 2022–23 UEFA Europa League were transferred to the Europa Conference League.

Association ranking edit

For the 2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League, the associations were allocated places according to their 2021 UEFA country coefficients, which took into account their performance in European competitions from 2016–17 to 2020–21.[5]

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

  • (UCL) – Additional teams transferred from the UEFA Champions League
  • (UEL) – Additional teams transferred from the UEFA Europa League
Association ranking for 2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
1   England 100.569 1
2   Spain 97.855
3   Italy 75.438 +1 (UEL)
4   Germany 73.570
5   France 56.081
6   Portugal 48.549 2 +1 (UEL)
7   Netherlands 39.200
8   Russia 38.382 0 [Note RUS]
9   Belgium 36.500 2 +1 (UEL)
10   Austria 35.825 +1 (UEL)
11   Scotland 33.375 +1 (UEL)
12   Ukraine 33.100 +1 (UEL)
13   Turkey 30.100 +2 (UEL)
14   Denmark 27.875 +1 (UEL)
15   Cyprus 27.750 +2 (UEL)
16   Serbia 26.750 +1 (UEL)
17   Czech Republic 26.600 +1 (UEL)
18   Croatia 26.275 3
19   Switzerland 26.225
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
20   Greece 26.000 3
21   Israel 24.375
22   Norway 21.000 +1 (UEL)
23   Sweden 20.500
24   Bulgaria 20.375 +1 (UEL)
25   Romania 18.200 +1 (UCL)
26   Azerbaijan 16.875 +1 (UEL)
27   Kazakhstan 15.625 +1 (UCL)
28   Hungary 15.500
29   Belarus 15.250 +1 (UCL)
30   Poland 15.125 +1 (UCL)
31   Slovenia 14.250 +1 (UEL)
32   Slovakia 13.625 +1 (UEL)
33   Liechtenstein 9.000 1 [Note LIE]
34   Lithuania 8.750 3 +1 (UEL)
35   Luxembourg 8.250 +1 (UEL)
36   Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.000 +1 (UCL)
37   Republic of Ireland 7.875 +1 (UEL)
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
38   North Macedonia 7.625 3 +1 (UEL)
39   Armenia 7.375 +1 (UEL)
40   Latvia 7.375 +1 (UCL)
41   Albania 7.250 +1 (UCL)
42   Northern Ireland 6.958 +1 (UEL)
43   Georgia 6.875 +1 (UCL)
44   Finland 6.875
45   Moldova 6.875 +1 (UEL)
46   Malta 6.375 +1 (UCL)
47   Faroe Islands 6.125 +1 (UCL)
48   Kosovo 5.833 +1 (UCL)
49   Gibraltar 5.666 +1 (UCL)
50   Montenegro 5.000 +1 (UCL)
51   Wales 5.000 2 +1 (UCL)
52   Iceland 4.875 +1 (UCL)
53   Estonia 4.750 +1 (UCL)
54   Andorra 3.331 +1 (UCL)
55   San Marino 1.166 +1 (UCL)

Distribution edit

The following was the access list for this season.[6] In the default access list, the title holders of the Europa Conference League qualified for the Europa League group stage.

Due to the suspension of Russia for the 2022–23 European season, the following changes to the access list were made:

  • The cup winners of association 16 (Serbia) enter the Europa League third qualifying round instead of the second qualifying round.
  • The cup winners of associations 18 (Croatia) and 19 (Switzerland) enter the third qualifying round instead of the second qualifying round.
  • The cup winners of associations 30 to 39 (Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Ireland, North Macedonia and Armenia) enter the second qualifying round instead of the first qualifying round.

Since several changes were made in the Europa League access list following the qualification of the Europa Conference League title holders to the Europa League group stage, the following changes to the access list were made:

  • The cup winners of association 17 (Czech Republic) enter the Europa League third qualifying round instead of the second qualifying round.
  • The cup winners of association 20 (Greece) enter the third qualifying round instead of the second qualifying round.
  • The cup winners of associations 40 (Latvia) and 41 (Albania) enter the second qualifying round instead of the first qualifying round.

Moreover, in the default access list, originally 16 losers from the Champions League first qualifying round were transferred to the Europa Conference League second qualifying round (Champions Path). However, since the Champions League title holders, Real Madrid, which were guaranteed a berth in the Champions League group stage, already qualified via their domestic league, only 15 losers from the Champions League first qualifying round were transferred to the Europa Conference League second qualifying round (Champions Path) after the Champions League access list was rebalanced. As a result, only 16 teams entered the Champions Path second qualifying round (two of the losers from the Champions League first qualifying round were drawn to receive byes to the third qualifying round).

Access list for 2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League
Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round Teams transferred from Champions League or Europa League
First qualifying round
(60 teams)
  • 14 domestic cup winners from associations 42–55
  • 25 domestic league runners-up from associations 30–55 (except Liechtenstein)[Note LIE]
  • 21 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 29–50 (except Liechtenstein)[Note LIE]
Second qualifying round
(106 teams)
Champions Path
(16 teams)
  • 3 teams eliminated from Champions League preliminary round
  • 13 teams eliminated from Champions League first qualifying round
Main Path
(90 teams)
  • 21 domestic cup winners from associations 21–41
  • 14 domestic league runners-up from associations 16–29
  • 16 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 13–28
  • 8 domestic league fourth-placed teams from associations 7–15 (except Russia)[Note RUS]
  • 1 domestic league fifth-placed team from association 6
  • 30 winners from the first qualifying round
Third qualifying round
(64 teams)
Champions Path
(10 teams)
  • 8 winners from the second qualifying round (Champions Path)
  • 2 teams eliminated from Champions League first qualifying round
Main Path
(54 teams)
  • 3 domestic cup winners from associations 18–20
  • 5 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 7–12 (except Russia)[Note RUS]
  • 1 domestic league fourth-placed team from association 6
  • 45 winners from the second qualifying round (Main Path)
Play-off round
(44 teams)
Champions Path
(10 teams)
  • 5 winners from the third qualifying round (Champions Path)
  • 5 teams eliminated from Europa League third qualifying round (Champions Path)
Main Path
(34 teams)
  • 1 domestic league fifth-placed team from association 5
  • 4 domestic league sixth-placed teams from associations 1–4 (EFL Cup winners for England)
  • 27 winners from the third qualifying round (Main Path)
  • 2 teams eliminated from Europa League third qualifying round (Main Path)
Group stage
(32 teams)
  • 5 winners from the play-off round (Champions Path)
  • 17 winners from the play-off round (Main Path)
  • 10 teams eliminated from Europa League play-off round
Preliminary knockout round
(16 teams)
  • 8 group runners-up from the group stage
  • 8 group third-placed teams from Europa League group stage
Knockout phase
(16 teams)
  • 8 group winners from the group stage
  • 8 winners from the preliminary knockout round

Teams edit

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

  • CW: Domestic cup winners
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, etc.: League position of the previous season
  • Abd-: League positions of abandoned season as determined by the national association; all teams were subject to approval by UEFA
  • LC: League cup winners
  • RW: Regular season winners
  • PW: End-of-season Europa Conference League play-offs winners
  • UCL: Transferred from the Champions League
    • Q1: Losers from the first qualifying round
    • PR: Losers from the preliminary round (F: final; SF: semi-finals)
  • UEL: Transferred from the Europa League
    • GS: Third-placed teams from the group stage
    • PO: Losers from the play-off round
    • CH/MP Q3: Losers from the third qualifying round (Champions/Main Path)

The second qualifying round, third qualifying round and play-off round were divided into Champions Path (CH) and Main Path (MP).

CC: 2022 UEFA club coefficients.[7]

Qualified teams for 2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League
Entry round Teams
Knockout round play-offs   Bodø/Glimt (UEL GS)   AEK Larnaca (UEL GS)   Ludogorets Razgrad (UEL GS)   Braga (UEL GS)
  Sheriff Tiraspol (UEL GS)   Lazio (UEL GS)   Qarabağ (UEL GS)   Trabzonspor (UEL GS)
Group stage   Gent (UEL PO)   Austria Wien (UEL PO)   Heart of Midlothian (UEL PO)   Dnipro-1 (UEL PO)
  Sivasspor (UEL PO)   Silkeborg (UEL PO)   Apollon Limassol (UEL PO)   Žalgiris (UEL PO)
  Shamrock Rovers (UEL PO)   Pyunik (UEL PO)
Play-off round CH   Maribor (UEL CH Q3)   Slovan Bratislava (UEL CH Q3)   F91 Dudelange (UEL CH Q3)   Shkupi (UEL CH Q3)
  Linfield (UEL CH Q3)
MP   West Ham United (7th)   Villarreal (7th)   Fiorentina (7th)   1. FC Köln (7th)
  Nice (5th)   Partizan (UEL MP Q3)   Slovácko (UEL MP Q3)
Third qualifying round CH   Shakhtyor Soligorsk (UCL Q1)[Note UCL Q1]   RFS (UCL Q1)[Note UCL Q1]
MP   Gil Vicente (5th)   Twente (4th)   Anderlecht (3rd)   Wolfsberger AC (4th)
  Dundee United (4th)   Zorya Luhansk (Abd-4th)[Note UKR]   Hajduk Split (CW)   Lugano (CW)
  Panathinaikos (CW)
Second qualifying round CH   CFR Cluj (UCL Q1)   Tobol (UCL Q1)   Lech Poznań (UCL Q1)   Zrinjski Mostar (UCL Q1)
  Tirana (UCL Q1)   Dinamo Batumi (UCL Q1)   Hibernians (UCL Q1)   KÍ Klaksvík (UCL Q1)
  Ballkani (UCL Q1)   Lincoln Red Imps (UCL Q1)   Sutjeska Nikšić (UCL Q1)   The New Saints (UCL Q1)
  Víkingur Reykjavík (UCL Q1)   Inter Club d'Escaldes (UCL PR F)   FCI Levadia (UCL PR SF)   La Fiorita (UCL PR SF)
MP   Vitória de Guimarães (6th)   AZ (PW)   Antwerp (4th)   Rapid Wien (PW)
  Motherwell (5th)   Vorskla Poltava (Abd-5th)[Note UKR]   Konyaspor (3rd)   İstanbul Başakşehir (4th)
  Brøndby (4th)   Viborg (PW)   APOEL (3rd)   Aris Limassol (4th)
  Čukarički (3rd)   Radnički Niš (4th)   Slavia Prague (2nd)   Sparta Prague (3rd)
  Osijek (3rd)   Rijeka (4th)   Basel (2nd)   Young Boys (3rd)
  PAOK (2nd)   Aris (3rd)   Hapoel Be'er Sheva (CW)   Maccabi Tel Aviv (3rd)
  Maccabi Netanya (4th)   Molde (CW)   Viking (3rd)   Lillestrøm (4th)
  AIK (2nd)   Djurgårdens IF (3rd)   IF Elfsborg (4th)   Levski Sofia (CW)
  CSKA Sofia (2nd)   Botev Plovdiv (PW)   Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe (CW)   FCSB (2nd)
  Universitatea Craiova (PW)   Neftçi Baku (2nd)   Zira (3rd)   Gabala (4th)
  Kairat (CW)   Astana (2nd)   Kyzylzhar (4th)   Kisvárda (2nd)
  Puskás Akadémia (3rd)   Fehérvár (4th)   Gomel (CW)   BATE Borisov (2nd)
  Raków Częstochowa (CW)   Koper (CW)   Spartak Trnava (CW)   Vaduz (CW)[Note LIE]
  Sūduva (2nd)   Racing Union (CW)   Velež Mostar (CW)   St Patrick's Athletic (CW)
  Makedonija (CW)   Ararat-Armenia (2nd)[Note ARM]   Valmiera (2nd)   Vllaznia (CW)
First qualifying round   Dinamo Minsk (3rd)   Pogoń Szczecin (3rd)   Lechia Gdańsk (4th)   Olimpija Ljubljana (3rd)
  Mura (4th)   Ružomberok (2nd)   DAC Dunajská Streda (PW)   Kauno Žalgiris (3rd)
  Panevėžys (4th)   Differdange 03 (2nd)   Fola Esch (3rd)   Tuzla City (2nd)
  Borac Banja Luka (3rd)   Sligo Rovers (3rd)   Derry City (4th)   Akademija Pandev (2nd)
  Shkëndija (3rd)   Alashkert (3rd)   Ararat Yerevan (4th)[Note ARM]   Liepāja (3rd)
  Riga (4th)   Laçi (2nd)   Partizani (3rd)   Crusaders (CW)
  Cliftonville (2nd)   Larne (PW)   Saburtalo Tbilisi (CW)   Dinamo Tbilisi (2nd)
  Dila Gori (3rd)   KuPS (CW)   SJK (3rd)   Inter Turku (4th)
  Petrocub Hîncești (2nd)   Milsami Orhei (3rd)   Sfîntul Gheorghe (4th)   Floriana (CW)
  Ħamrun Spartans (3rd)   Gżira United (4th)   B36 Tórshavn (CW)   HB Tórshavn (2nd)
  Víkingur (3rd)   Llapi (CW)   Drita (2nd)   Gjilani (3rd)
  Europa (2nd)   St Joseph's (3rd)   Bruno's Magpies (4th)   Budućnost Podgorica (CW)
  Dečić (3rd)   Iskra (4th)   Bala Town (2nd)   Newtown (3rd)
  Breiðablik (2nd)   KR (3rd)   Paide Linnameeskond (CW)   Flora (2nd)
  Atlètic d'Escaldes (CW)   UE Santa Coloma (2nd)   Tre Fiori (CW)   Tre Penne (2nd)

One team not playing in a national top division will take part in the competition: Vaduz (2nd tier).

Notes

  1. ^
    Champions League (UCL Q1): Two of the Champions League first qualifying round losers were drawn to receive byes to the third qualifying round (Champions Path), as two fewer losers were transferred to the second qualifying round (Champions Path), due to Champions League group stage berths vacated following the UCL title holders qualifying via league position and the suspension of Russia from the 2022–23 European season.
  2. ^
    Armenia (ARM): Noravank would have qualified for the Europa Conference League second qualifying round as the winners of the 2021–22 Armenian Cup, but failed to obtain a UEFA license. As a result, the berth reserved for the second qualifying round was given to the second-placed team of the 2021–22 Armenian Premier League, Ararat-Armenia, who originally entered the first qualifying round, and the berth reserved for the first qualifying round was given to the fourth-placed team, Ararat Yerevan.[8]
  3. ^
    Liechtenstein (LIE): The seven teams affiliated with the Liechtenstein Football Association (LFV) all played in the Swiss football league system. The only competition organised by the LFV was the Liechtenstein Football Cup – the winners of which qualified for the UEFA Europa Conference League.
  4. ^
    Russia (RUS): On 28 February 2022, Russian football clubs and national teams were suspended from FIFA and UEFA competitions due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.[9] On 2 May 2022, UEFA confirmed that Russian clubs would be excluded from the 2022–23 UEFA competitions.[10]
  5. ^
    Ukraine (UKR): The 2021–22 Ukrainian Premier League was abandoned due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The fourth and fifth-placed teams of the league at the time of the abandonment (Zorya Luhansk and Vorskla Poltava) were selected to play in the 2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League by the Ukrainian Association of Football.

Schedule edit

The schedule of the competition was as follows. Matches were scheduled for Thursdays apart from the final, which took place on a Wednesday, though exceptionally could take place on Tuesdays or Wednesdays due to scheduling conflicts (especially featuring teams from associations where there were few approved stadiums, such as Gibraltar and Wales). Scheduled kick-off times starting from the group stage were 18:45 and 21:00 CEST/CET, though exceptionally could take place at 16:30 due to geographical reasons.[11]

As the 2022 FIFA World Cup took place in Qatar between 20 November and 18 December 2022, the group stage commenced in the first week of September 2022 and concluded in the first week of November 2022 to make way for the World Cup.

The draws for the qualifying round were held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[12] The group stage draw took place in Istanbul, Turkey.[13]

Schedule for 2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League[14]
Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying First qualifying round 14 June 2022 7 July 2022 14 July 2022
Second qualifying round 15 June 2022 21 July 2022 28 July 2022
Third qualifying round 18 July 2022 4 August 2022 11 August 2022
Play-offs Play-off round 2 August 2022 18 August 2022 25 August 2022
Group stage Matchday 1 26 August 2022 8 September 2022
Matchday 2 15 September 2022
Matchday 3 6 October 2022
Matchday 4 13 October 2022
Matchday 5 27 October 2022
Matchday 6 3 November 2022
Knockout phase Knockout round play-offs 7 November 2022 16 February 2023 23 February 2023
Round of 16 24 February 2023 9 March 2023 16 March 2023
Quarter-finals 17 March 2023 13 April 2023 20 April 2023
Semi-finals 11 May 2023 18 May 2023
Final 7 June 2023 at Fortuna Arena, Prague

Qualifying rounds edit

First qualifying round edit

The draw for the first qualifying round was held on 14 June 2022. The first legs were played on 5, 6 and 7 July, and the second legs were played on 12 and 14 July 2022.

The winners of the ties advanced to the Main Path second qualifying round. The losers were eliminated from European competitions for the season.

Team 1 Agg.Tooltip Aggregate score Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Alashkert   2–4   Ħamrun Spartans 1–0 1–4
Lechia Gdańsk   6–2   Akademija Pandev 4–1 2–1
Inter Turku   1–3   Drita 1–0 0–3
Dinamo Tbilisi   4–4 (5–6 p)   Paide Linnameeskond 2–3 2–1 (a.e.t.)
Panevėžys   0–2   Milsami Orhei 0–0 0–2
Laçi   1–0   Iskra 0–0 1–0
Gjilani   2–3[A]   Liepāja 1–0 1–3
Sfîntul Gheorghe   2–4   Mura 1–2 1–2
KuPS   2–0   Dila Gori 2–0 0–0
Ružomberok   2–0   Kauno Žalgiris 2–0 0–0
Budućnost Podgorica   4–2   Llapi 2–0 2–2
Gżira United   2–1   Atlètic Club d'Escaldes 1–1 1–0 (a.e.t.)
Borac Banja Luka   3–3 (3–4 p)   B36 Tórshavn 2–0 1–3 (a.e.t.)
Olimpija Ljubljana   3–2   Differdange 03 1–1 2–1 (a.e.t.)
St Joseph's   1–0[A]   Larne 0–0 1–0
UE Santa Coloma   1–5[A]   Breiðablik 0–1 1–4
DAC Dunajská Streda   5–1   Cliftonville 2–1 3–0
Víkingur   3–1   Europa 1–0 2–1
Bala Town   2–2 (3–4 p)   Sligo Rovers 1–2 1–0 (a.e.t.)
Fola Esch   1–4[A]   Tre Fiori 0–1 1–3
Dinamo Minsk   3–2   Dečić 1–1 2–1
Tre Penne   0–8   Tuzla City 0–2 0–6
Saburtalo Tbilisi   1–1 (5–4 p)   Partizani 0–1 1–0 (a.e.t.)
Shkëndija   4–2   Ararat Yerevan 2–0 2–2
Floriana   0–1   Petrocub Hîncești 0–0 0–1
Pogoń Szczecin   4–2   KR 4–1 0–1
HB   2–2 (2–4 p)   Newtown 1–0 1–2 (a.e.t.)
Bruno's Magpies   3–4   Crusaders 2–1 1–3
Flora   3–4   SJK 1–0 2–4 (a.e.t.)
Derry City   0–4   Riga 0–2 0–2
  1. ^ a b c d Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Second qualifying round edit

The draw for the second qualifying round was held on 15 June 2022. The first legs were played on 19, 20 and 21 July, and the second legs were played on 26, 27 and 28 July 2022.

The winners of the ties advanced to the third qualifying round of their respective path. The losers were eliminated from European competitions for the season.

Team 1 Agg.Tooltip Aggregate score Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Path
Shakhtyor Soligorsk   Bye N/A
RFS   Bye N/A
La Fiorita   0–10   Ballkani 0–4 0–6
Víkingur Reykjavík   2–0   The New Saints 2–0 0–0
Sutjeska Nikšić   0–1   KÍ Klaksvík 0–0 0–1
Hibernians   4–3   FCI Levadia 3–2 1–1
Tirana   2–4   Zrinjski Mostar 0–1 2–3
Lech Poznań   6–1   Dinamo Batumi 5–0 1–1
CFR Cluj   4–1   Inter Club d'Escaldes 3–0 1–1
Tobol   3–0   Lincoln Red Imps 2–0 1–0
Team 1 Agg.Tooltip Aggregate score Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Main Path
Gżira United   5–5 (3–1 p)   Radnički Niš 2–2 3–3 (a.e.t.)
Aris   7–2[A]   Gomel 5–1 2–1
Botev Plovdiv   0–2   APOEL 0–0 0–2
Fehérvár   5–3   Gabala 4–1 1–2
İstanbul Başakşehir   2–1   Maccabi Netanya 1–1 1–0
Aris Limassol   2–3   Neftçi Baku 2–0 0–3
Velež Mostar   0–2   Ħamrun Spartans 0–1 0–1
Saburtalo Tbilisi   3–4   FCSB 1–0 2–4
Makedonija GP   0–4[A]   CSKA Sofia 0–0 0–4
Hapoel Be'er Sheva   3–1   Dinamo Minsk 2–1 1–0
Zira   0–3   Maccabi Tel Aviv 0–3 0–0
Vllaznia   1–4   Universitatea Craiova 1–1 0–3
Ararat-Armenia   0–0 (3–5 p)   Paide Linnameeskond 0–0 0–0 (a.e.t.)
Kairat   0–2   Kisvárda 0–1 0–1
BATE Borisov   0–5   Konyaspor 0–3 0–2
Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe   3–3 (4–2 p)   Olimpija Ljubljana 3–1 0–2 (a.e.t.)
Kyzylzhar   3–2   Osijek 1–2 2–0
Liepāja   0–4   Young Boys 0–1 0–3
Rapid Wien   2–1   Lechia Gdańsk 0–0 2–1
SJK   2–6   Lillestrøm 0–1 2–5
Breiðablik   3–2   Budućnost Podgorica 2–0 1–2
St Patrick's Athletic   1–1 (6–5 p)   Mura 1–1 0–0 (a.e.t.)
St Joseph's   0–11   Slavia Prague 0–4 0–7
Spartak Trnava   6–2   Newtown 4–1 2–1
Sūduva   0–2   Viborg 0–1 0–1
Víkingur   0–4   DAC Dunajská Streda 0–2 0–2
Pogoń Szczecin   1–5   Brøndby 1–1 0–4
AZ   5–0[A]   Tuzla City 1–0 4–0
Motherwell   0–3   Sligo Rovers 0–1 0–2
Molde   6–2   Elfsborg 4–1 2–1
Koper   1–2   Vaduz 0–1 1–1 (a.e.t.)
B36 Tórshavn   1–0   Tre Fiori 1–0 0–0
Ružomberok   1–5   Riga 0–3 1–2
Basel   3–1   Crusaders 2–0 1–1
Antwerp   2–0   Drita 0–0 2–0
Petrocub Hîncești   4–1   Laçi 0–0 4–1
Racing Union   1–8   Čukarički 1–4 0–4
Levski Sofia   3–1   PAOK 2–0 1–1
Vitória de Guimarães   3–0   Puskás Akadémia 3–0 0–0
Rijeka   1–4   Djurgårdens IF 1–2 0–2
Vorskla Poltava   3–4[A]   AIK 3–2 0–2 (a.e.t.)
Valmiera   2–5   Shkëndija 1–2 1–3
Raków Częstochowa   6–0   Astana 5–0 1–0
KuPS   6–3   Milsami Orhei 2–2 4–1
Sparta Prague   1–2   Viking 0–0 1–2
  1. ^ a b c d Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Third qualifying round edit

The draw for the third qualifying round was held on 18 July 2022. The first legs were played on 3 and 4 August, and the second legs were played on 9, 10 and 11 August 2022.

The winners of the ties advanced to the play-off round of their respective path. The losers were eliminated from European competitions for the season.

Team 1 Agg.Tooltip Aggregate score Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Path
Víkingur Reykjavík   2–4   Lech Poznań 1–0 1–4 (a.e.t.)
RFS   4–2   Hibernians 1–1 3–1
Ballkani   4–4 (4–3 p)   KÍ Klaksvík 3–2 1–2 (a.e.t.)
Zrinjski Mostar   2–1   Tobol 1–0 1–1
Shakhtyor Soligorsk   0–1   CFR Cluj 0–0 0–1
Team 1 Agg.Tooltip Aggregate score Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Main Path
Spartak Trnava   0–3   Raków Częstochowa 0–2 0–1
AIK   2–2 (3–2 p)   Shkëndija 1–1 1–1 (a.e.t.)
Viking   5–2   Sligo Rovers 5–1 0–1
Breiðablik   1–6   İstanbul Başakşehir 1–3 0–3
KuPS   0–5   Young Boys 0–2 0–3
Paide Linnameeskond   0–5   Anderlecht 0–2 0–3
Viborg   5–1   B36 Tórshavn 3–0 2–1
Hajduk Split   3–2   Vitória de Guimarães 3–1 0–1
Brøndby   2–2 (1–3 p)   Basel 1–0 1–2 (a.e.t.)
Lillestrøm   1–5   Antwerp 1–3 0–2
CSKA Sofia   2–1   St Patrick's Athletic 0–1 2–0
Dundee United   1–7   AZ 1–0 0–7
APOEL   1–0   Kyzylzhar 1–0 0–0
DAC Dunajská Streda   0–2   FCSB 0–1 0–1
Riga   1–5   Gil Vicente 1–1 0–4
Wolfsberger AC   4–0   Gżira United 0–0 4–0
Maccabi Tel Aviv   3–2   Aris 2–0 1–2
Molde   4–2   Kisvárda 3–0 1–2
Neftçi Baku   2–3   Rapid Wien 2–1 0–2 (a.e.t.)
Lugano   1–5   Hapoel Be'er Sheva 0–2 1–3
Ħamrun Spartans   2–2 (4–1 p)[A]   Levski Sofia 0–1 2–1 (a.e.t.)
Čukarički   2–7[A]   Twente 1–3 1–4
Zorya Luhansk   1–3   Universitatea Craiova 1–0 0–3
Vaduz   5–3   Konyaspor 1–1 4–2
Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe   2–6   Djurgårdens IF 1–3 1–3
Fehérvár   7–1   Petrocub Hîncești 5–0 2–1
Slavia Prague   3–1   Panathinaikos 2–0 1–1
  1. ^ a b Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Play-off round edit

The draw for the play-off round was held on 2 August 2022. The first legs were played on 17 and 18 August, and the second legs were played on 23 and 25 August 2022.

The winners of the ties advanced to the group stage. The losers were eliminated from European competitions for the season.

Team 1 Agg.Tooltip Aggregate score Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Path
Maribor   0–1   CFR Cluj 0–0 0–1
RFS   3–3 (4–2 p)   Linfield 2–2 1–1 (a.e.t.)
Lech Poznań   3–1   F91 Dudelange 2–0 1–1
Shkupi   1–3   Ballkani 1–2 0–1
Zrinjski Mostar   2–2 (5–6 p)   Slovan Bratislava 1–0 1–2 (a.e.t.)
Team 1 Agg.Tooltip Aggregate score Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Main Path
CSKA Sofia   1–2   Basel 1–0 0–2
Vaduz   2–1   Rapid Wien 1–1 1–0
Raków Częstochowa   2–3   Slavia Prague 2–1 0–2 (a.e.t.)
Djurgårdens IF   5–3[A]   APOEL 3–0 2–3
Maccabi Tel Aviv   1–2   Nice 1–0 0–2 (a.e.t.)
Universitatea Craiova   2–2 (3–4 p)   Hapoel Be'er Sheva 1–1 1–1 (a.e.t.)
İstanbul Başakşehir   4–2   Antwerp 1–1 3–1
FCSB   4–3   Viking 1–2 3–1
Partizan   7–4   Ħamrun Spartans 4–1 3–3
Fiorentina   2–1   Twente 2–1 0–0
Villarreal   6–2   Hajduk Split 4–2 2–0
1. FC Köln   4–2   Fehérvár 1–2 3–0
West Ham United   6–1   Viborg 3–1 3–0
Young Boys   1–1 (1–3 p)   Anderlecht 0–1 1–0 (a.e.t.)
Slovácko   4–0   AIK 3–0 1–0
Molde   4–1   Wolfsberger AC 0–1 4–0
AZ   6–1   Gil Vicente 4–0 2–1
  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Group stage edit

Location of teams of the 2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League group stage.
  Brown: Group A;   Red: Group B;   Orange: Group C;   Yellow: Group D;
  Green: Group E;   Blue: Group F;   Purple: Group G;   Pink: Group H.

The draw for the group stage was held on 26 August 2022. The 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four. For the draw, the teams were seeded into four pots, each of eight teams, based on their 2022 UEFA club coefficients (CC).[15] Teams from the same association and, for political reasons, teams from Serbia and Kosovo could not be drawn into the same group.

All teams besides AZ, Basel, CFR Cluj, Gent, Partizan, Slavia Prague and Slovan Bratislava, who competed in last season's group stage, made their debut appearances in the group stage. Ballkani, Djurgårdens IF, Dnipro-1, Pyunik, RFS, Silkeborg, Slovácko, Vaduz and Žalgiris made their debut appearances in a UEFA competition group stage. Ballkani, Vaduz and Žalgiris were the first teams from Kosovo, Liechtenstein and Lithuania, respectively, to play in a UEFA competition group stage.

A total of 28 national associations were represented in the group stage.

Group A edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification IBFK FIO HEA RFS
1   İstanbul Başakşehir 6 4 1 1 14 3 +11 13[a] Advance to round of 16 3–0 3–1 3–0
2   Fiorentina 6 4 1 1 14 6 +8 13[a] Advance to knockout round play-offs 2–1 5–1 1–1
3   Heart of Midlothian 6 2 0 4 6 16 −10 6 0–4 0–3 2–1
4   RFS 6 0 2 4 2 11 −9 2 0–0 0–3 0–2
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tied on head-to-head points. Head-to-head goal difference: İstanbul Başakşehir +2, Fiorentina −2.

Group B edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification WHU AND SIL FCSB
1   West Ham United 6 6 0 0 13 4 +9 18 Advance to round of 16 2–1 1–0 3–1
2   Anderlecht 6 2 2 2 6 5 +1 8 Advance to knockout round play-offs 0–1 1–0 2–2
3   Silkeborg 6 2 0 4 12 7 +5 6 2–3 0–2 5–0
4   FCSB 6 0 2 4 3 18 −15 2 0–3 0–0 0–5
Source: UEFA

Group C edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification VIL LCH HBS AW
1   Villarreal 6 4 1 1 14 9 +5 13 Advance to round of 16 4–3 2–2 5–0
2   Lech Poznań 6 2 3 1 12 7 +5 9 Advance to knockout round play-offs 3–0 0–0 4–1
3   Hapoel Be'er Sheva 6 1 4 1 8 5 +3 7 1–2 1–1 4–0
4   Austria Wien 6 0 2 4 2 15 −13 2 0–1 1–1 0–0
Source: UEFA

Group D edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification NCE PRT KLN SVK
1   Nice 6 2 3 1 8 7 +1 9[a] Advance to round of 16 2–1 1–1 1–2
2   Partizan 6 2 3 1 9 7 +2 9[a] Advance to knockout round play-offs 1–1 2–0 1–1
3   1. FC Köln 6 2 2 2 8 8 0 8 2–2 0–1 4–2
4   Slovácko 6 1 2 3 8 11 −3 5 0–1 3–3 0–1
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Nice 4, Partizan 1.

Group E edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification AZ DNI APL VAD
1   AZ 6 5 0 1 12 6 +6 15 Advance to round of 16 2–1 3–2 4–1
2   Dnipro-1 6 3 1 2 9 7 +2 10 Advance to knockout round play-offs 0–1 1–0 2–2
3   Apollon Limassol 6 2 1 3 5 7 −2 7 1–0 1–3 1–0
4   Vaduz 6 0 2 4 5 11 −6 2 1–2 1–2 0–0
Source: UEFA

Group F edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification DJU GNT MOL SHR
1   Djurgårdens IF 6 5 1 0 12 6 +6 16 Advance to round of 16 4–2 3–2 1–0
2   Gent 6 2 2 2 10 6 +4 8 Advance to knockout round play-offs 0–1 4–0 3–0
3   Molde 6 2 1 3 9 10 −1 7 2–3 0–0 3–0
4   Shamrock Rovers 6 0 2 4 1 10 −9 2 0–0 1–1 0–2
Source: UEFA

Group G edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification SIV CLJ SLP BLK
1   Sivasspor 6 3 2 1 11 7 +4 11 Advance to round of 16 3–0 1–1 3–4
2   CFR Cluj 6 3 1 2 5 5 0 10 Advance to knockout round play-offs 0–1 2–0 1–0
3   Slavia Prague 6 2 2 2 6 7 −1 8 1–1 0–1 3–2
4   Ballkani 6 1 1 4 8 11 −3 4 1–2 1–1 0–1
Source: UEFA

Group H edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification SLO BSL PYU ZAL
1   Slovan Bratislava 6 3 2 1 9 7 +2 11[a] Advance to round of 16 3–3 2–1 0–0
2   Basel 6 3 2 1 11 9 +2 11[a] Advance to knockout round play-offs 0–2 3–1 2–2
3   Pyunik 6 2 0 4 8 9 −1 6 2–0 1–2 2–0
4   Žalgiris 6 1 2 3 5 8 −3 5 1–2 0–1 2–1
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Slovan Bratislava 4, Basel 1.

Knockout phase edit

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 knockout round play-offs, the eight group runners-up were seeded, and the eight Europa League group third-placed teams were unseeded. The seeded teams were drawn against the unseeded teams, with the seeded teams hosting the second leg. Teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other.
  • In the draw for the round of 16, the eight group winners were seeded, and the eight winners of the knockout round play-offs were unseeded. Again, the seeded teams were drawn against the unseeded teams, with the seeded teams hosting the second leg. Teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other.
  • In the draws for the quarter-finals and semi-finals, there were no seedings, and teams from the same association could be drawn against each other. As the draws for the quarter-finals and semi-finals were held together before the quarter-finals were played, the identity of the quarter-final winners was not known at the time of the semi-final draw. A draw was also held to determine which semi-final winner would be designated as the "home" team for the final (for administrative purposes as it was played at a neutral venue).

Bracket edit

Knockout round play-offsRound of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
  Lech Poznań235
  Bodø/Glimt000  Djurgårdens IF000
  Lech Poznań134
  Lech Poznań011
  Fiorentina426
  Fiorentina145
  Braga022  Sivasspor011
  Fiorentina (a.e.t.)134
  Fiorentina437
  Basel213
  Basel (p)224 (4)
  Trabzonspor101  Slovan Bratislava224 (1)
  Basel (a.e.t.)224
  Basel022
  Nice213
  Sheriff Tiraspol011
7 June – Prague
  Sheriff Tiraspol033  Nice134
  Fiorentina1
  Partizan112
  West Ham United2
  Gent145
  Qarabağ101 (3)  İstanbul Başakşehir112
  Gent112
  Gent (p)011 (5)
  West Ham United145
  AEK Larnaca000
  AEK Larnaca101  West Ham United246
  West Ham United213
  Dnipro-1000
  AZ 101
  Anderlecht112
  Ludogorets Razgrad112 (0)  Villarreal101
  Anderlecht202 (1)
  Anderlecht (p)022 (3)
  AZ (p)022 (4)
  Lazio112
  Lazio101  AZ224
  CFR Cluj000

Knockout round play-offs edit

The draw for the knockout round play-offs was held on 7 November 2022, 14:00 CET.[16] The first legs were played on 16 February, and the second legs were played on 23 February 2023.

Team 1 Agg.Tooltip Aggregate score Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Qarabağ   1–1 (3–5 p)   Gent 1–0 0–1 (a.e.t.)
Trabzonspor   1–2   Basel 1–0 0–2
Lazio   1–0   CFR Cluj 1–0 0–0
Bodø/Glimt   0–1   Lech Poznań 0–0 0–1
Braga   2–7   Fiorentina 0–4 2–3
AEK Larnaca   1–0   Dnipro-1 1–0 0–0
Sheriff Tiraspol   3–2   Partizan 0–1 3–1
Ludogorets Razgrad   2–2 (0–3 p)   Anderlecht 1–0 1–2 (a.e.t.)

Round of 16 edit

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 24 February 2023, 13:00 CET.[17] The first legs were played on 7 and 9 March, and the second legs were played on 15 and 16 March 2023.

Team 1 Agg.Tooltip Aggregate score Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
AEK Larnaca   0–6   West Ham United 0–2 0–4
Fiorentina   5–1   Sivasspor 1–0 4–1
Lazio   2–4   AZ 1–2 1–2
Lech Poznań   5–0   Djurgårdens IF 2–0 3–0
Basel   4–4 (4–1 p)   Slovan Bratislava 2–2 2–2 (a.e.t.)
Sheriff Tiraspol   1–4   Nice 0–1 1–3
Anderlecht   2–1   Villarreal 1–1 1–0
Gent   5–2   İstanbul Başakşehir 1–1 4–1

Quarter-finals edit

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 17 March 2023, 14:00 CET.[18] The first legs were played on 13 April, and the second legs were played on 20 April 2023.

Team 1 Agg.Tooltip Aggregate score Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Lech Poznań   4–6   Fiorentina 1–4 3–2
Gent   2–5   West Ham United 1–1 1–4
Anderlecht   2–2 (1–4 p)[A]   AZ 2–0 0–2 (a.e.t.)
Basel   4–3   Nice 2–2 2–1 (a.e.t.)

Notes

  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Semi-finals edit

The draw for the semi-finals was held on 17 March 2023, 14:00 CET, after the quarter-final draw.[18] The first legs were played on 11 May, and the second legs were played on 18 May 2023.

Team 1 Agg.Tooltip Aggregate score Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Fiorentina   4–3   Basel 1–2 3–1 (a.e.t.)
West Ham United   3–1   AZ 2–1 1–0

Final edit

The final was played on 7 June 2023 at the Fortuna Arena in Prague. A draw was held on 17 March 2023, after the quarter-final and semi-final draws, to determine the "home" team for administrative purposes.[18]

Fiorentina  1–2  West Ham United
Report

Statistics edit

Statistics exclude qualifying rounds and play-off round.

Top goalscorers edit

Rank[20] Player Team Goals Minutes played
1   Arthur Cabral   Fiorentina 7 704
  Zeki Amdouni   Basel 876
3   Michail Antonio   West Ham United 6 610
  Luka Jović   Fiorentina 649
  Hugo Cuypers   Gent 878
6   Kristoffer Velde   Lech Poznań 5 396
  Gift Orban   Gent 441
  Antonín Barák   Fiorentina 486
  Vangelis Pavlidis   AZ 532
  Artem Dovbyk   Dnipro-1 628
  Jarrod Bowen   West Ham United 744
  Andi Zeqiri   Basel 779
  Nicolás González   Fiorentina 830
  Mikael Ishak   Lech Poznań 943
  Michał Skóraś   Lech Poznań 1040

Team of the season edit

The UEFA technical study group selected the following players as the team of the tournament.[21]

Pos. Player Team
GK   Alphonse Areola   West Ham United
DF   Dan Ndoye   Basel