UEFA Europa League third qualifying round draw

The line-up for the third qualifying round is now complete.

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The draw took place on Tuesday 1 September at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.

Third qualifying round ties: 24 September

Champions Path

Sarajevo (BIH) vs Budućnost Podgorica (MNE)
Sheriff (MDA) vs Dundalk (IRL)
Ararat-Armenia (ARM) vs Celje (SVN)
Riga (LVA) vs Celtic (SCO)
KuPS (FIN) vs Sūduva (LTU)
Legia (POL) vs Drita (KOS)
KÍ (FRO) vs Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO)
Djurgården (SWE) vs CFR Cluj (ROU)
Floriana (MLT) vs Flora Tallinn (EST)

Main Path

Mura (SVN) vs PSV Eindhoven (NED)
Malmö (SWE) vs Lokomotiva Zagreb (CRO)
Sporting CP (POR) vs Aberdeen (SCO)
Charleroi (BEL) vs Partizan (SRB)
Rosenborg (NOR) vs Alanyaspor (TUR)
Wolfsburg (GER) vs Desna Chernihiv (UKR)
Fehérvár (HUN) vs Reims (FRA)
Granada (ESP) vs Locomotive Tbilisi (GEO)
Rijeka (CRO) vs Kolos Kovalivka (UKR)
St. Gallen (SUI) vs AEK Athens (GRE)
LASK (AUT) vs Dunajská Streda (SVK)
AC Milan (ITA) vs Bodø/Glimt (NOR)
Shkëndija (MKD) vs Tottenham (ENG)
Standard Liège (BEL) v Vojvodina (SRB)
Rostov (RUS) vs Maccabi Haifa (ISR)
Willem II (NED) vs Rangers (SCO)
Apollon Limassol (CYP) vs Lech (POL)
Beşiktaş (TUR) vs Rio Ave (POR)
FCSB (ROU) vs Slovan Liberec (CZE)
Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR) vs Motherwell (SCO)
Copenhagen (DEN) vs Piast Gliwice (POL)
Basel (SUI) vs Anorthosis (CYP)
Galatasaray (TUR) vs Hajduk Split (CRO)
Viktoria Plzeň (CZE) vs SønderjyskE (DEN)
APOEL (CYP) vs Zrinjski (BIH)
CSKA-Sofia (BUL) vs B36 (FRO)

• This season all qualifying ties are single-leg matches behind closed doors with extra time and a penalty shoot-out if required. Winners advance to the UEFA Europa League play-off round.

Seedings

Champions Path

Eight of the teams eliminated from the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round were seeded; the ten UEFA Europa League second qualifying round winners were unseeded.

Main Path

Ahead of the draw, the teams in each draw were divided equally between seeded and unseeded clubs in accordance with the club coefficient rankings. As the second qualifying round had not yet taken place, the coefficient for the highest-ranked team in each tie was used.

Champions Path

Group 1

Seeded
Celje (SVN)
Sheriff (MDA)
Sarajevo (BIH)

Unseeded
Inter Escaldes (AND) / Dundalk (IRL)
Astana (KAZ) / Budućnost Podgorica (MNE)
Ararat-Armenia (ARM) / Fola Esch (LUX)

Group 2

Seeded
Celtic (SCO)
Sūduva (LTU)
Legia (POL)

Unseeded
KuPS (FIN) / Slovan Bratislava (SVK)
Riga (LVA) / Tre Fiori (SMR)
Sileks (MKD) / Drita (KOS)

Group 3

Seeded
KÍ (FRO)
CFR Cluj (ROU)

Unseeded
Connah's Quay Nomads (WAL) / Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO)
Djurgården (SWE) / Europa (GIB)
Linfield (NIR) / Floriana (MLT)
Flora Tallinn (EST) / KR Reykjavík (ISL)

Main Path

Group 1

Seeded
1 Budapest Honvéd (HUN) / Malmö (SWE)
2 Sporting CP (POR)
3 PSV Eindhoven (NED)

Unseeded
4 Mura (SVN) or AGF Aarhus (DEN)
5 Viking (NOR) / Aberdeen (SCO)
6 Lokomotiva Zagreb (CRO)

Group 2

Seeded
1 Ventspils (LVA) / Rosenborg (NOR)
2 Kukës (ALB) / Wolfsburg (GER)
3 Sfintul Gheorghe Suruceni (MDA) / Partizan (SRB)

Unseeded
4 Charleroi (BEL)
5 Desna Chernihiv (UKR)
6 Alanyaspor (TUR)

Group 3

Seeded
1 Teuta (ALB) / Granada (ESP)
2 Rijeka (CRO)
3 Servette (SUI) / Reims (FRA)

Unseeded
4 Hibernians (MLT) / Fehérvár (HUN)
5 Aris (GRE) / Kolos Kovalivka (UKR)
6 Locomotive Tbilisi (GEO) / Dinamo Moskva (RUS)

Group 4

Seeded
1 LASK (AUT)
2 Shamrock Rovers (IRL) / AC Milan (ITA)
3 AEK Athens (GRE)

Unseeded
4 St. Gallen (SUI)
5 Bodø/Glimt (NOR) / Žalgiris Vilnius (LTU)
6 Dunajská Streda (SVK) / Jablonec (CZE)

Group 5

Seeded
1 Bala Town (WAL) / Standard Liège (BEL)
2 Rostov (RUS)
3 Lokomotiv Plovdiv (BUL) / Tottenham (ENG)

Unseeded
4 Botoşani (ROU) / Shkëndija (MKD)
5 Maccabi Haifa (ISR) / Željezničar (BIH) / Kairat Almaty (KAZ)
6 Vojvodina (SRB)

Group 6

Seeded
1 OFI Crete (GRE) / Apollon Limassol (CYP)
2 Beşiktaş (TUR)
3 Lincoln Red Imps (GIB) / Rangers (SCO)

Unseeded
4 Willem II (NED)
5 Borac Banja Luka (BIH) / Rio Ave (POR)
6 Lech (POL)

Group 7

Seeded
1 Bačka Topola (SRB) / FCSB (ROU)
2 Osijek (CRO) / Basel (SUI)
3 Laç (ALB) / Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR)
4 IFK Göteborg (SWE) / Copenhagen (DEN)

Unseeded
5 Coleraine (NIR) / Motherwell (SCO)
6 Anorthosis (CYP)
7 Riteriai (LTU) / Slovan Liberec (CZE)
8 Piast Gliwice (POL) / Hartberg (AUT)

Group 8

Seeded
1 Neftçi (AZE) / Galatasaray (TUR)
2 CSKA-Sofia (BUL) / BATE Borisov (BLR)
3 Viktoria Plzeň (CZE)
4 Kaysar Kyzylorda (KAZ) / APOEL (CYP)

Unseeded
5 SønderjyskE (DEN)
6 B36 (FRO)
7 Renova (MKD) / Hajduk Split (CRO)
8 Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN) / Zrinjski (BIH)

How the draw worked

The UEFA administration formed groups for the draw to avoid clubs without an approved stadium being drawn against each other, in accordance with the principles set by the Club Competitions Committee. Sides from the same association could not be drawn against each other.

Champions Path

The balls containing the names of the seeded teams were placed in one bowl and the balls containing the names of 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 will play the tie at home.

Exceptionally, as Group 3 contained two seeded teams and four unseeded clubs, the final two unseeded teams were paired.

Main Path

Groups 1 to 6
All clubs in the six groups were ordered randomly and given a number: 1 to 3 for the seeded teams and 4 to 6 for the unseeded teams. Two bowls were prepared, one containing balls with slips of paper numbered 1 to 3 and the other containing balls with slips of paper numbered 4 to 6. A ball was taken from each bowl and placed in an empty bowl, where they were shuffled. The first ball drawn will play the tie at home. The result of this draw applied to Groups 1 to 6.

Groups 7 and 8
All clubs in the two groups were ordered randomly and given a number: 1 to 4 for the seeded teams and 5 to 8 for the unseeded teams. Two bowls were prepared, one containing balls with slips of paper numbered 1 to 4 and the other containing balls with slips of paper numbered 5 to 8. A ball was taken from each bowl and placed in an empty bowl, where they were shuffled. The first ball drawn will play the tie at home. The result of this draw applied to Groups 7 and 8.