UEFA Europa League qualifying for 2022/23 began on 4 August and concludes on 25 August – but how does it work?
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Ten teams will book a place in the 2022/23 UEFA Europa League group stage via qualifying – who's involved, how does it work and when are the games? Allow UEFA.com to explain.
When are Europa League qualifying games?
Play-off first legs: 18 August 2022
Play-off second legs: 25 August 2022
A total of 27 teams will compete in 2022/23 Europa League qualifying, including nine automatic entrants. As was the case in 2021/22, there are just two stages: the third qualifying round and play-offs. Ten teams will advance to the group stage.
Teams play home and away. If teams are level after 180 minutes, extra time and penalties will be played. There are 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)* vs AEK Larnaca (CYP) – (first leg) 1-2
Gent (BEL)* vs Omonoia (CYP)* – 0-2
Austria Wien (AUT)* vs Fenerbahçe (TUR) – 0-2
Zürich (SUI) vs Heart of Midlothian (SCO)* – 2-1
HJK (FIN) vs Silkeborg (DEN)* – 1-0
Malmö (SWE) vs Sivasspor (TUR)* – 3-1
Ferencváros (HUN) vs Shamrock Rovers (IRL) – 4-0
Apollon (CYP) vs Olympiacos (GRE) – 1-1
Pyunik (ARM) vs Sheriff (MDA) – 0-0
Ludogorets (BUL) vs Žalgiris (LTU) – 1-0
What happens next?
Beaten sides Transfer to the Europa Conference League group stage.
Third qualifying round (completed)
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