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UEFA Europa League play-off round draw

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UEFA Europa League play-off round draw

The play-off draw was split into the champions path and main path.

UEFA Europa League play-off round draw
UEFA Europa League play-off round draw ©UEFA via Getty Images

Champions path

GROUP 1 
Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR) / Sūduva (LTU) v GNK Dinamo (CRO) / Ferencváros (HUN)*
Crvena zvezda (SRB) / Copenhagen (DEN)* v Riga FC (LVA) / HJK Helsinki (FIN)
CFR Cluj (ROU) / Celtic (SCO)* v Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA) / AIK (SWE)
Ararat-Armenia (ARM) / Saburtalo (GEO) v Dudelange (LUX) / Nõmme Kalju (EST)

GROUP 2
Ludogorets (BUL) / The New Saints (WAL) v Maribor (SVN) / Rosenborg (NOR)*
Sutjeska (MNE) / Linfield (NIR) v APOEL (CYP) / Qarabağ (AZE)*
Slovan Bratislava (SVK) / Dundalk (IRL) v PAOK (GRE) / Ajax (NED)*
Astana (KAZ) / Valletta (MLT) v Sarajevo (BIH) / BATE Borisov (BLR)

*Seeded teams; these are the losers of these UEFA Champions League third qualifying round ties.

Main path

Wolves are looking to make the play-offs
Wolves are looking to make the play-offs©Getty Images

GROUP 1
Torino (ITA) / Shakhtyor Soligorsk (BLR) v Pyunik (ARM) / Wolverhampton Wanderers (ENG)
Legia Warszawa (POL) / Atromitos (GRE) v Midtjylland (DEN) / Rangers (SCO)
FCSB (ROU) / Mladá Boleslav (CZE) v Ventspils (LVA) / Vitória SC (POR)
Haugesund (NOR) / PSV Eindhoven (NED) v Austria Wien (AUT) / Apollon Limassol (CYP)

GROUP 2
Universitatea Craiova (ROU) / AEK Athens (GRE) v Sparta Praha (CZE) / Trabzonspor (TUR)
Feyenoord (NED) / Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO) v Norrköping (SWE) / Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR)
AEK Larnaca (CYP) / Gent (BEL) v Rijeka (CRO) / Aberdeen (SCO)
Luzern (SUI) / Espanyol (ESP) v CSKA Sofia (BUL) / Zorya Luhansk (UKR)

GROUP 3
Partizan (SRB) / Malatyaspor (TUR) v Molde (NOR) / Aris Thessaloniki (GRE)
Brøndby (DEN) / Braga (POR) v Thun (SUI) / Spartak Moskva (RUS)
Malmö (SWE) / Zrinjski (BIH) v Neftçi (AZE) / Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv (ISR)
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1926 (BUL) / Strasbourg (FRA) v Vaduz (LIE) / Eintracht Frankfurt (GER)
Mariupol (UKR) / AZ Alkmaar (NED) v Royal Antwerp (BEL) / Viktoria Plzeň (CZE)

Champions path draw procedure

  • The six teams eliminated from the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round champions path are seeded and the teams progressing from the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round champions path are unseeded.
  • For the first group, the balls containing the seeded teams were placed in one bowl and the balls containing the unseeded teams were put into another bowl. One ball was taken from each bowl and placed in a large empty bowl in the middle, where they were shuffled. The first team drawn plays its first match at home against the second team drawn.

  • The same procedure was carried out until there were no seeded teams left, at which point the draw became open and seeding no longer applied.

The draw took place in Nyon
The draw took place in Nyon©UEFA via Getty Images

    The same procedure was then repeated to determine the pairings for the second group.

    Main path draw procedure

    • The clubs were ranked according to the coefficient of the highest-ranked teams in the third qualifying round ties and further split into seeding groups.
    • For Groups 1 and 2, two bowls were prepared, one containing balls with slips of paper numbered 1 to 4 for the seeded pairings and the other containing balls with slips of paper numbered 5 to 8 for the unseeded pairings.
    • A ball was taken from each bowl and placed in an empty bowl in the middle, where they were shuffled. One of the two balls was drawn at random, then opened to display the number it contains. The second ball was drawn to complete the pairing. The result of this draw applied to both groups.

    • The clubs whose numbers correspond to the first ball drawn play their first game at home, against the sides whose numbers match the next ball drawn.
    • For Group 3, two bowls were prepared, one containing the balls with slips of paper numbered 1 to 5 for the seeded pairings and the other containing the balls with slips of paper numbered 6 to 10 for the unseeded pairings.

    • A ball was taken from each bowl and placed in an empty bowl in the middle, where they were shuffled. One of the two balls was drawn at random, then opened to display the number it contains. The second ball was drawn to complete the pairing. In addition, the first ball drawn designates the home team for the first leg. This was repeated to produce the five ties.

    Match dates

    22 August: first leg
    29 August: second leg

    Group stage

    The 21 tie winners advance to the UEFA Europa League group stage to join the 17 teams given byes, the four teams defeated in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round league path and the six teams defeated in the UEFA Champions League play-offs.

    Notes

    Clubs' coefficients are determined either by the sum of all points won in the previous five years or by the association coefficient over the same period – whichever is the higher.

    The draw results are provisional and are subject to the outcome of ongoing investigations and/or legal proceedings and final confirmation by UEFA.