Group stage

Group A

ClubsPWDLFA+/-Pts
1PAOK FC PAOK FC6330106412
2FC Rubin Kazan FC Rubin Kazan6321115611
3Tottenham Hotspur FC Tottenham Hotspur FC631294510
4Shamrock Rovers FC Shamrock Rovers FC6006419-150

Group B

ClubsPWDLFA+/-Pts
1R. Standard de Liège R. Standard de Liège642091814
2Hannover 96 Hannover 96632197211
3FC København FC København612359-45
4FC Vorskla Poltava FC Vorskla Poltava6024410-62

Group C

ClubsPWDLFA+/-Pts
1PSV Eindhoven PSV Eindhoven6510135816
2Legia Warszawa Legia Warszawa630379-29
3Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC621310917
4FC Rapid Bucureşti FC Rapid Bucureşti6105512-73

Group D

ClubsPWDLFA+/-Pts
1Sporting Clube de Portugal Sporting Clube de Portugal640284412
2S.S. Lazio S.S. Lazio62317529
3FC Vaslui FC Vaslui613258-36
4FC Zürich FC Zürich612358-35

Group E

ClubsPWDLFA+/-Pts
1Beşiktaş JK Beşiktaş JK6402137612
2Stoke City FC Stoke City FC6321107311
3FC Dynamo Kyiv FC Dynamo Kyiv61417707
4Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC6024817-92

Group F

ClubsPWDLFA+/-Pts
1Athletic Club Athletic Club6411118313
2FC Salzburg FC Salzburg6312118310
3Paris Saint-Germain FC Paris Saint-Germain FC631287110
4ŠK Slovan Bratislava ŠK Slovan Bratislava6015411-71

Group G

ClubsPWDLFA+/-Pts
1FC Metalist Kharkiv FC Metalist Kharkiv6420156914
2AZ Alkmaar AZ Alkmaar615010738
3FK Austria Wien FK Austria Wien62221011-18
4Malmö FF Malmö FF6015415-111

Group H

ClubsPWDLFA+/-Pts
1Club Brugge KV Club Brugge KV6321129311
2SC Braga SC Braga6321126611
3Birmingham City FC Birmingham City FC631288010
4NK Maribor NK Maribor6015615-91

Group I

ClubsPWDLFA+/-Pts
1Club Atlético de Madrid Club Atlético de Madrid6411114713
2Udinese Calcio Udinese Calcio623167-19
3Celtic FC Celtic FC613267-16
4Stade Rennais FC Stade Rennais FC6033510-53
* Ranking subject to CAS decision

Group J

ClubsPWDLFA+/-Pts
1FC Schalke 04 FC Schalke 0464201321114
2FC Steaua Bucureşti FC Steaua Bucureşti6222911-28
3Maccabi Haifa FC Maccabi Haifa FC62041012-26
4AEK Larnaca FC AEK Larnaca FC6123411-75

Group K

ClubsPWDLFA+/-Pts
1FC Twente FC Twente6411147713
2Wisła Kraków Wisła Kraków6303813-59
3Fulham FC Fulham FC62229638
4Odense BK Odense BK6114914-54

Group L

ClubsPWDLFA+/-Pts
1RSC Anderlecht RSC Anderlecht66001851318
2FC Lokomotiv Moskva FC Lokomotiv Moskva64021411312
3AEK Athens FC AEK Athens FC6105815-73
4SK Sturm Graz SK Sturm Graz6105514-93
Last updated: 02/05/2012 12:08 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Drawn   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
 

Calendar

Qualifying

Play-offs

Group stage

Knockout phase

Final

Road to the final

The UEFA Europa League comprises three qualifying rounds, a play-off round, a group stage and five knockout rounds.

Qualifying
In matches in the three qualifying rounds and the play-offs, clubs play two matches against each other on a home-and-away basis. The club which scores the greater aggregate of goals qualifies for the next round, with away goals and then penalties used to determine the winner in the event of a draw.

Group stage
The 38 play-off round winners join the ten losers from the UEFA Champions League play-offs. The clubs are split into 12 groups of four teams, playing home and away against each of their pool opponents between September and December. Two sides from each section advance, proceeding into the round of 32 alongside eight third-placed teams from the UEFA Champions League group stage.

Knockout phase
From the last 32 until the semi-finals, clubs play two games against each other on a home-and-away basis with the same rules as the qualifying and play-off rounds applied. In the last 32, group winners and the four third-placed sides from the UEFA Champions League with the best records are seeded, guaranteeing they will play the second leg at home. Teams from the same group or the same association cannot be drawn together. From the round of 16 onwards the draw is free.

Final
The final is decided by a single match, which this season will be played at the National Arena, Bucharest on Wednesday 9 May.

 

Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, can be found in the official competition regulations.

 
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