Final

Semi-finals

Quarter-finals

Round of 16

Round of 32

Group stage

Play-offs

Third qualifying round

Second qualifying round

First qualifying round

The list above is provisional and is subject to pending legal proceedings and final confirmation from UEFA.

Calendar

Qualifying

  • First qualifying round
    2-4 July 2013
  • First qualifying round
    9-11 July 2013
  • Second qualifying round
    16-18 July 2013
  • Second qualifying round
    25 July 2013
  • Third qualifying round
    1 August 2013
  • Third qualifying round
    8 August 2013

Play-offs

  • Play-offs
    22 August 2013
  • Play-offs
    29-30 August 2013

Group stage

  • Matchday 1
    19 September 2013
  • Matchday 2
    3 October 2013
  • Matchday 3
    24 October 2013
  • Matchday 4
    7 November 2013
  • Matchday 5
    28 November 2013
  • Matchday 6
    12 December 2013

Knockout phase

  • Round of 32
    20 February 2014
  • Round of 32
    27 February 2014
  • Round of 16
    13 March 2014
  • Round of 16
    20 March 2014
  • Quarter-finals
    3 April 2014
  • Quarter-finals
    10 April 2014
  • Semi-finals
    24 April 2014
  • Semi-finals
    1 May 2014

Final

  • Final
    14 May 2014

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 play-off round winners join the ten losers from the UEFA Champions League play-offs and automatic entrants. 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 Stadium, Warsaw on Wednesday 27 May 2015.

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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