UEFA Europa League qualifying for 2022/23 concluded on 25 August – but how did it work?
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Ten teams booked a place in the 2022/23 UEFA Europa League group stage via qualifying – but how did it work? Allow UEFA.com to explain.
When were the Europa League qualifying games?
Play-off second legs: 25 August 2022
A total of 27 teams competed in 2022/23 Europa League qualifying, including nine automatic entrants. As was the case in 2021/22, there were just two stages: the third qualifying round and play-offs. Ten teams advanced to the group stage.
Teams played home and away. If teams were level after 180 minutes, extra time and penalties were played. There were no away goals.
Teams involved (20)
7 automatic entrants (Priority 1)
6 teams eliminated from Champions League third qualifying round champions path (Priority 2)
5 winners from Europa League third qualifying round champions path (Priority 3)
2 winners from Europa League third qualifying round main path (Priority 4)
Ties (18 & 25 August)
Dnipro (UKR)* 1-5agg AEK Larnaca (CYP)
Gent (BEL)* 0-4agg Omonoia (CYP)*
Austria Wien (AUT)* 1-6agg Fenerbahçe (TUR)
Zürich (SUI) 3-1agg Heart of Midlothian (SCO)*
HJK (FIN) 2-1agg Silkeborg (DEN)*
Malmö (SWE) 5-1agg Sivasspor (TUR)*
Ferencváros (HUN) 4-1agg Shamrock Rovers (IRL)
Apollon (CYP) 2-2agg Olympiacos (GRE) (aet, Olympiacos win 3-1 on pens)
Pyunik (ARM) 0-0agg Sheriff (MDA) (aet, Sheriff win 3-2 on pens)
Ludogorets (BUL) 4-3agg Žalgiris (LTU) (aet)
What happens next?
Beaten sides Transfer to the Europa Conference League group stage.
Third qualifying round
Teams involved (14)
10 teams eliminated from the Champions League second qualifying round (Champions path)
2 automatic entrants
2 teams eliminated from the Champions League second qualifying round (League path)
Ties (4 & 9/11 August)
Malmö FF (SWE) 5-2agg Diddeleng (LUX) – 3-0, 2-2
Shamrock Rovers (IRL) 5-2agg Shkupi (MKD) – 3-1, 1-2
Linfield (NIR) 0-5agg Zürich (SUI) – 0-2, 3-0
Olympiacos (GRE) 3-3agg Slovan Bratislava (SVK) – 1-1, 2-2 (aet, Olympiacos win 4-3 on pens)
Maribor (SVN) 0-3agg HJK Helsinki (FIN) – 0-2, 1-0
AEK Larnaca (CYP) 4-3agg Partizan (SRB)* – 2-1, 2-2
Fenerbahçe (TUR) 4-1agg Slovácko (CZE)* – 3-0, 1-1