The 2018–19 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round began on 26 June and ended on 29 August 2018.[1]

A total of 53 teams competed in the qualifying system of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League, which includes the qualifying phase and the play-off round,[2] with 43 teams in Champions Path and 10 teams in League Path. The six winners in the play-off round (four from Champions Path, two from League Path) advanced to the group stage, to join the 26 teams that entered in the group stage.[3]

Times are CEST (UTC+2), as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses).

Teams

Champions Path

The Champions Path includes all league champions which do not qualify directly for the group stage, and consists of the following rounds:

  • Preliminary round (4 teams playing one-legged semi-finals and final): 4 teams which enter in this round.
  • First qualifying round (32 teams): 31 teams which enter in this round, and 1 winner of the preliminary round.
  • Second qualifying round (20 teams): 4 teams which enter in this round, and 16 winners of the first qualifying round.
  • Third qualifying round (12 teams): 2 teams which enter in this round, and 10 winners of the second qualifying round.
  • Play-off round (8 teams): 2 teams which enter in this round, and 6 winners of the third qualifying round.

All teams eliminated from the Champions Path enter the Europa League:

  • The 3 losers of the preliminary round and 15 of the 16 losers of the first qualifying round (excluding 1 team which receives a bye to the third qualifying round as decided by an additional draw held after the Champions League first qualifying round draw) enter the Champions Path second qualifying round.
  • The loser of the first qualifying round which receives a bye and the 10 losers of the second qualifying round enter the Champions Path third qualifying round.
  • The 6 losers of the third qualifying round enter the Champions Path play-off round.
  • The 4 losers of the play-off round enter the group stage.

Below are the participating teams of the Champions Path (with their 2018 UEFA club coefficients),[4] grouped by their starting rounds.

Key to colours
Winners of play-off round advance to group stage
Losers of play-off round enter Europa League group stage
Losers of third qualifying round enter Europa League play-off round
Losers of second qualifying round (and 1 loser of first qualifying round) enter Europa League third qualifying round
Losers of the preliminary round and first qualifying round enter Europa League second qualifying round
Play-off round
Team Coeff.[4]
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 36.000
Switzerland Young Boys 20.500
Third qualifying round
Team Coeff.[4]
Austria Red Bull Salzburg 55.500
Greece AEK Athens 10.000
Second qualifying round
Team Coeff.[4]
Belarus BATE Borisov 20.500
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 17.500
Denmark Midtjylland 11.500
Romania CFR Cluj 4.090
First qualifying round
Team Coeff.[4]
Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 37.000
Scotland Celtic 31.000
Cyprus APOEL 27.000
Poland Legia Warsaw 24.500
Kazakhstan Astana 21.750
Azerbaijan Qarabağ 20.500
Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 14.750
Sweden Malmö FF 14.000
Serbia Red Star Belgrade 10.750
Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva 10.000
Norway Rosenborg 9.000
Finland HJK 8.000
Wales The New Saints 5.000
Hungary Vidi 4.250
Albania Kukësi 4.250
Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar 3.750
North Macedonia Shkëndija 3.500
Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 3.500
Slovakia Spartak Trnava 3.500
Malta Valletta 3.250
Faroe Islands Víkingur Gøta 3.000
Northern Ireland Crusaders 3.000
Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana 2.900
Armenia Alashkert 2.500
Montenegro Sutjeska Nikšić 2.500
Lithuania Sūduva Marijampolė 2.000
Latvia Spartaks Jūrmala 1.750
Republic of Ireland Cork City 1.750
Iceland Valur 1.650
Estonia Flora Tallinn 1.250
Georgia (country) Torpedo Kutaisi 1.000
Preliminary round
Team Coeff.[4]
Andorra FC Santa Coloma 2.750
Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps 2.750
San Marino La Fiorita 1.750
Kosovo Drita 0.000

League Path

The League Path includes all league non-champions which do not qualify directly for the group stage, and consists of the following rounds:

  • Second qualifying round (4 teams): 4 teams which enter in this round.
  • Third qualifying round (8 teams): 6 teams which enter in this round, and 2 winners of the second qualifying round.
  • Play-off round (4 teams): 4 winners of the third qualifying round.

All teams eliminated from the League Path enter the Europa League:

Below are the participating teams of the League Path (with their 2018 UEFA club coefficients),[4] grouped by their starting rounds.

Key to colours
Winners of play-off round advance to group stage
Losers of play-off round and third qualifying round enter Europa League group stage
Losers of second qualifying round enter Europa League third qualifying round
Third qualifying round
Team Coeff.[4]
Portugal Benfica 80.000
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 62.000
Turkey Fenerbahçe 23.500
Russia Spartak Moscow 13.500
Belgium Standard Liège 12.500
Czech Republic Slavia Prague 7.500
Second qualifying round
Team Coeff.[4]
Switzerland Basel 71.000
Netherlands Ajax 53.500
Greece PAOK 29.500
Austria Sturm Graz 6.570

Format

Each tie, apart from the preliminary round, is played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home. The team that scores more goals on aggregate over the two legs advance to the next round. If the aggregate score is level, the away goals rule is applied, i.e. the team that scores more goals away from home over the two legs advances. If away goals are also equal, then extra time is played. The away goals rule is again applied after extra time, i.e. if there are goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score is still level, the visiting team advances by virtue of more away goals scored. If no goals are scored during extra time, the tie is decided by penalty shoot-out. In the preliminary round, where single-match semi-finals and final are hosted by one of the participating teams, if scores are level at the end of normal time, extra time is played, followed by penalty shoot-out if scores remain tied.[3]

In the draws for each round, teams are seeded based on their UEFA club coefficients at the beginning of the season, with the teams divided into seeded and unseeded pots containing the same number of teams. A seeded team is drawn against an unseeded team, with the order of legs (or the administrative "home" team in the preliminary round matches) in each tie decided by draw. As the identity of the winners of the previous round is not known at the time of the draws, the seeding is carried out under the assumption that the team with the higher coefficient of an undecided tie advances to this round, which means if the team with the lower coefficient is to advance, it simply take the seeding of its opponent. Prior to the draws, UEFA may form "groups" in accordance with the principles set by the Club Competitions Committee, but they are purely for convenience of the draw and do not resemble any real groupings in the sense of the competition. Teams from associations with political conflicts as decided by UEFA may not be drawn into the same tie. After the draws, the order of legs of a tie may be reversed by UEFA due to scheduling or venue conflicts.[3]

Schedule

The schedule is as follows (all draws are held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland).[1]

Qualifying phase and play-off round schedule
Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Preliminary round 12 June 2018 26 June 2018 (semi-final round) 29 June 2018 (final round)
First qualifying round 19 June 2018 10–11 July 2018 17–18 July 2018
Second qualifying round 24–25 July 2018 31 July – 1 August 2018
Third qualifying round 23 July 2018 7–8 August 2018 14 August 2018
Play-off round 6 August 2018 21–22 August 2018 28–29 August 2018

Preliminary round

The draw for the preliminary round was held on 12 June 2018, 12:00 CEST, to determine the matchups of the semi-finals and the administrative "home" team of each semi-final and final.[5]

Seeding

A total of four teams were involved in the preliminary round draw. Two teams were seeded and two teams were unseeded for the semi-final round draw.

Seeded Unseeded

Bracket

 
Semi-final roundFinal round
 
      
 
26 June – Gibraltar
 
 
San Marino La Fiorita0
 
29 June – Gibraltar
 
Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps2
 
Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps1
 
26 June – Gibraltar
 
Kosovo Drita (a.e.t.)4
 
Andorra FC Santa Coloma0
 
 
Kosovo Drita (a.e.t.)2
 

Summary

The semi-final round was played on 26 June, and the final round on 29 June 2018, both at the Victoria Stadium in Gibraltar.[6]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Semi-final round
FC Santa Coloma Andorra 0–2 (a.e.t.) Kosovo Drita
La Fiorita San Marino 0–2 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Final round
Lincoln Red Imps Gibraltar 1–4 (a.e.t.) Kosovo Drita

Semi-final round

FC Santa Coloma Andorra0–2 (a.e.t.)Kosovo Drita
Report

La Fiorita San Marino0–2Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
Report

Final round

Lincoln Red Imps Gibraltar1–4 (a.e.t.)Kosovo Drita
Report

First qualifying round

The draw for the first qualifying round was held on 19 June 2018, 12:00 CEST.[8]

Seeding

A total of 32 teams were involved in the first qualifying round draw: 31 teams entering in this round, and the winners of the preliminary round. They were divided into three groups: two of ten teams, where five teams were seeded and five teams were unseeded, and one of twelve teams, where six teams were seeded and six teams were unseeded.

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded
Notes
  1. Winners of the preliminary round. Teams in italics defeated a team with a higher coefficient, thus effectively taking the coefficient of their opponent in the draw.

Summary

Alashkert vs Celtic, 1st leg match in Yerevan of the First qualifying round

The first legs were played on 10 and 11 July, and the second legs on 17 and 18 July 2018.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Torpedo Kutaisi Georgia (country) 2–4 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 2–1 0–3
Shkëndija North Macedonia 5–4 Wales The New Saints 5–0 0–4
Sūduva Marijampolė Lithuania 3–2 Cyprus APOEL 3–1 0–1
Olimpija Ljubljana Slovenia 0–1 Azerbaijan Qarabağ 0–1 0–0
F91 Dudelange Luxembourg 2–3 Hungary Vidi 1–1 1–2
Drita Kosovo 0–5 Sweden Malmö FF 0–3 0–2
Víkingur Gøta Faroe Islands 2–5[A] Finland HJK 1–2 1–3
Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria 9–0 Northern Ireland Crusaders 7–0 2–0
Cork City Republic of Ireland 0–4[B] Poland Legia Warsaw 0–1 0–3
Valur Iceland 2–3 Norway Rosenborg 1–0 1–3
Kukësi Albania 1–1 (a) Malta Valletta 0–0 1–1
Flora Tallinn Estonia 2–7 Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva 1–4 1–3
Spartaks Jūrmala Latvia 0–2 Serbia Red Star Belgrade 0–0 0–2
Alashkert Armenia 0–6 Scotland Celtic 0–3 0–3
Spartak Trnava Slovakia 2–1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar 1–0 1–1
Astana Kazakhstan 3–0 Montenegro Sutjeska Nikšić 1–0 2–0

Notes

  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.
  2. ^ Losers drawn to receive a bye to the Europa League third qualifying round.

Matches

Torpedo Kutaisi Georgia (country)2–1Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
Report
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova3–0Georgia (country) Torpedo Kutaisi
Report

Sheriff Tiraspol won 4–2 on aggregate.


Shkëndija North Macedonia5–0Wales The New Saints
Report
The New Saints Wales4–0North Macedonia Shkëndija
Report

Shkëndija won 5–4 on aggregate.


Sūduva Marijampolė Lithuania3–1Cyprus APOEL
Report
APOEL Cyprus1–0Lithuania Sūduva Marijampolė
Report
Attendance: 12,149[9]
Referee: Glenn Nyberg (Sweden)

Sūduva Marijampolė won 3–2 on aggregate.


Olimpija Ljubljana Slovenia0–1Azerbaijan Qarabağ
Report
Qarabağ Azerbaijan0–0Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana
Report

Qarabağ won 1–0 on aggregate.


F91 Dudelange Luxembourg1–1Hungary Vidi
Report
Vidi Hungary2–1Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
Report

Vidi won 3–2 on aggregate.


Drita Kosovo0–3Sweden Malmö FF
Report
Malmö FF Sweden2–0Kosovo Drita
Report
Attendance: 10,623[9]

Malmö FF won 5–0 on aggregate.


Víkingur Gøta Faroe Islands1–2Finland HJK
Report
HJK Finland3–1Faroe Islands Víkingur Gøta
Report
Attendance: 5,125[9]

HJK won 5–2 on aggregate.


Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria7–0Northern Ireland Crusaders
Report
Crusaders Northern Ireland0–2Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
Report
Attendance: 1,116[9]

Ludogorets Razgrad won 9–0 on aggregate.


Cork City Republic of Ireland0–1Poland Legia Warsaw
Report
Attendance: 5,795[9]
Legia Warsaw Poland3–0Republic of Ireland Cork City
Report
Attendance: 14,576[9]

Legia Warsaw won 4–0 on aggregate.


Valur Iceland1–0Norway Rosenborg
Report
Rosenborg Norway3–1Iceland Valur
Report

Rosenborg won 3–2 on aggregate.


Kukësi Albania0–0Malta Valletta
Report
Valletta Malta1–1Albania Kukësi
Report
Attendance: 1,307[9]
Referee: Igor Pajač (Croatia)

1–1 on aggregate. Kukësi won on away goals.


Flora Tallinn Estonia1–4Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva
Report
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Israel3–1Estonia Flora Tallinn
Report
Attendance: 11,850[9]

Hapoel Be'er Sheva won 7–2 on aggregate.


Spartaks Jūrmala Latvia0–0Serbia Red Star Belgrade
Report
Red Star Belgrade Serbia2–0Latvia Spartaks Jūrmala
Report
Attendance: 23,868[9]
Referee: Alper Ulusoy (Turkey)

Red Star Belgrade won 2–0 on aggregate.


Alashkert Armenia0–3Scotland Celtic
Report
Celtic Scotland3–0Armenia Alashkert
Report
Attendance: 59,047[9]

Celtic won 6–0 on aggregate.


Spartak Trnava Slovakia1–0Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar
Report
Attendance: 0[9] (No-crowd match)
Zrinjski Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovina1–1Slovakia Spartak Trnava
Report

Spartak Trnava won 2–1 on aggregate.


Astana Kazakhstan1–0Montenegro Sutjeska Nikšić
Report
Attendance: 20,500[9]
Sutjeska Nikšić Montenegro0–2Kazakhstan Astana
Report

Astana won 3–0 on aggregate.

Second qualifying round

The draw for the second qualifying round was held on 19 June 2018, 14:00 CEST.[8]

Seeding

A total of 24 teams were involved in the second qualifying round draw.

  • Champions Path: four teams entering in this round, and the 16 winners of the first qualifying round. They were divided into two groups of ten teams, where five teams were seeded and five teams were unseeded.
  • League Path: four teams entering in this round. Two teams were seeded and two teams were unseeded.
Champions Path League Path
Group 1 Group 2
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded
Notes
  1. Winners of the first qualifying round. Teams in italics defeated a team with a higher coefficient, thus effectively taking the coefficient of their opponent in the draw.

Summary

The first legs were played on 24 and 25 July, and the second legs on 31 July and 1 August 2018.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Path
Astana Kazakhstan 2–1 Denmark Midtjylland 2–1 0–0
Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria 0–1 Hungary Vidi 0–0 0–1
Kukësi Albania 0–3 Azerbaijan Qarabağ 0–0 0–3
CFR Cluj Romania 1–2 Sweden Malmö FF 0–1 1–1
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 7–2 Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva 5–0 2–2
Red Star Belgrade Serbia 5–0 Lithuania Sūduva Marijampolė 3–0 2–0
BATE Borisov Belarus 2–1 Finland HJK 0–0 2–1
Shkëndija North Macedonia 1–0 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 1–0 0–0
Legia Warsaw Poland 1–2 Slovakia Spartak Trnava 0–2 1–0
Celtic Scotland 3–1 Norway Rosenborg 3–1 0–0
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Path
PAOK Greece 5–1 Switzerland Basel 2–1 3–0
Ajax Netherlands 5–1 Austria Sturm Graz 2–0 3–1

Champions Path

Astana Kazakhstan2–1Denmark Midtjylland
Report
Attendance: 23,010[11]
Midtjylland Denmark0–0Kazakhstan Astana
Report

Astana won 2–1 on aggregate.


Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria0–0Hungary Vidi
Report
Vidi Hungary1–0Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
Report

Vidi won 1–0 on aggregate.


Kukësi Albania0–0Azerbaijan Qarabağ
Report
Qarabağ Azerbaijan3–0Albania Kukësi
Report

Qarabağ won 3–0 on aggregate.


CFR Cluj Romania0–1Sweden Malmö FF
Report
Malmö FF Sweden1–1Romania CFR Cluj
Report
Attendance: 18,153[11]

Malmö FF won 2–1 on aggregate.


Dinamo Zagreb Croatia5–0Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva
Report
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Israel2–2Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Report

Dinamo Zagreb won 7–2 on aggregate.


Red Star Belgrade Serbia3–0Lithuania Sūduva Marijampolė
Report
Sūduva Marijampolė Lithuania0–2Serbia Red Star Belgrade
Report

Red Star Belgrade won 5–0 on aggregate.


BATE Borisov Belarus0–0Finland HJK
Report
Attendance: 11,567[11]
HJK Finland1–2Belarus BATE Borisov
Report

BATE Borisov won 2–1 on aggregate.


Shkëndija North Macedonia1–0Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
Report
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova0–0North Macedonia Shkëndija
Report

Shkëndija won 1–0 on aggregate.


Legia Warsaw Poland0–2Slovakia Spartak Trnava
Report
Spartak Trnava Slovakia0–1Poland Legia Warsaw
Report

Spartak Trnava won 2–1 on aggregate.


Celtic Scotland3–1Norway Rosenborg
Report
Attendance: 51,184[11]
Rosenborg Norway0–0Scotland Celtic
Report

Celtic won 3–1 on aggregate.

League Path

PAOK Greece2–1Switzerland Basel
Report
Basel Switzerland0–3Greece PAOK
Report
Attendance: 14,328[11]
Referee: Paolo Valeri (Italy)

PAOK won 5–1 on aggregate.


Ajax Netherlands2–0Austria Sturm Graz
Report
Sturm Graz Austria1–3Netherlands Ajax
Report

Ajax won 5–1 on aggregate.

Third qualifying round

The draw for the third qualifying round was held on 23 July 2018, 12:00 CEST.[12]

Seeding

A total of 20 teams were involved in the third qualifying round draw.

  • Champions Path: two teams entering in this round, and the 10 winners of the second qualifying round Champions Path. Six teams were seeded and six teams were unseeded.
  • League Path: six teams entering in this round, and the two winners of the second qualifying round League Path. Four teams were seeded and four teams were unseeded. Teams from Ukraine and Russia could not be drawn into the same tie, and if such a pairing was drawn or was set to be drawn in the final tie, the second team drawn in the current tie would be moved to the next tie.
Champions Path League Path
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded
Notes
  1. Winners of the second qualifying round. Teams in italics defeated a team with a higher coefficient, thus effectively taking the coefficient of their opponent in the draw.

Summary

The first legs were played on 7 and 8 August, and the second legs on 14 August 2018.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Path
Celtic Scotland 2–3 Greece AEK Athens 1–1 1–2
Red Bull Salzburg Austria 4–0 North Macedonia Shkëndija 3–0 1–0
Red Star Belgrade Serbia 3–2 Slovakia Spartak Trnava 1–1 2–1 (a.e.t.)
Qarabağ Azerbaijan 1–2 Belarus BATE Borisov 0–1 1–1
Astana Kazakhstan 0–3 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 0–2 0–1
Malmö FF Sweden 1–1 (a) Hungary Vidi 1–1 0–0
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Path
Standard Liège Belgium 2–5 Netherlands Ajax 2–2 0–3
Benfica Portugal 2–1 Turkey Fenerbahçe 1–0 1–1
Slavia Prague Czech Republic 1–3 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 1–1 0–2
PAOK Greece 3–2 Russia Spartak Moscow 3–2 0–0

Champions Path

Celtic Scotland1–1Greece AEK Athens
Report
Attendance: 54,370[13]
Referee: Luca Banti (Italy)
AEK Athens Greece2–1Scotland Celtic
Report

AEK Athens won 3–2 on aggregate.


Red Bull Salzburg Austria3–0North Macedonia Shkëndija
Report
Shkëndija North Macedonia0–1Austria Red Bull Salzburg
Report

Red Bull Salzburg won 4–0 on aggregate.


Red Star Belgrade Serbia1–1Slovakia Spartak Trnava
Report
Spartak Trnava Slovakia1–2 (a.e.t.)Serbia Red Star Belgrade
Report

Red Star Belgrade won 3–2 on aggregate.


Qarabağ Azerbaijan0–1Belarus BATE Borisov
Report
BATE Borisov Belarus1–1Azerbaijan Qarabağ
Report
Attendance: 12,489[13]

BATE Borisov won 2–1 on aggregate.


Astana Kazakhstan0–2Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Report
Attendance: 26,500[13]
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia1–0Kazakhstan Astana
Report

Dinamo Zagreb won 3–0 on aggregate.


Malmö FF Sweden1–1Hungary Vidi
Report
Attendance: 17,209[13]
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Vidi Hungary0–0Sweden Malmö FF
Report

1–1 on aggregate. Vidi won on away goals.

League Path

Standard Liège Belgium2–2Netherlands Ajax
Report
Ajax Netherlands3–0Belgium Standard Liège
Report

Ajax won 5–2 on aggregate.


Benfica Portugal1–0Turkey Fenerbahçe
Report
Attendance: 57,878[13]
Fenerbahçe Turkey1–1Portugal Benfica
Report

Benfica won 2–1 on aggregate.


Slavia Prague Czech Republic1–1Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
Report
Attendance: 19,370[13]
Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine2–0Czech Republic Slavia Prague
Report

Dynamo Kyiv won 3–1 on aggregate.


PAOK Greece3–2Russia Spartak Moscow
Report
Spartak Moscow Russia0–0Greece PAOK
Report
Attendance: 40,385[13]
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)

PAOK won 3–2 on aggregate.

Play-off round

The draw for the play-off round was held on 6 August 2018, 12:00 CEST.[14]

Seeding

A total of 12 teams were involved in the play-off round draw.

  • Champions Path: two teams entering in this round, and the six winners of the third qualifying round Champions Path. Four teams were seeded and four teams were unseeded.
  • League Path: the four winners of the third qualifying round League Path. Two teams were seeded and two teams were unseeded. Teams from Ukraine and Russia could not be drawn into the same tie, and to prevent such a potential pairing, the four teams were divided into two pairings prior to the draw.
Champions Path League Path
Pairing 1 Pairing 2
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded
Portugal Benfica[†] Greece PAOK[†] Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv[†] Netherlands Ajax[†]
Notes
  1. Winners of the third qualifying round. Teams in italics defeated a team with a higher coefficient, thus effectively taking the coefficient of their opponent in the draw.

Summary

The first legs were played on 21 and 22 August, and the second legs on 28 and 29 August 2018.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Path
Red Star Belgrade Serbia 2–2 (a) Austria Red Bull Salzburg 0–0 2–2
BATE Borisov Belarus 2–6 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 2–3 0–3
Young Boys Switzerland 3–2 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 1–1 2–1
Vidi Hungary 2–3 Greece AEK Athens 1–2 1–1
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Path
Benfica Portugal 5–2 Greece PAOK 1–1 4–1
Ajax Netherlands 3–1 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 3–1 0–0

Champions Path

Red Star Belgrade Serbia0–0Austria Red Bull Salzburg
Report
Red Bull Salzburg Austria2–2Serbia Red Star Belgrade
Report

2–2 on aggregate. Red Star Belgrade won on away goals.


BATE Borisov Belarus2–3Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Report
Attendance: 9,284[18]
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands3–0Belarus BATE Borisov
Report

PSV Eindhoven won 6–2 on aggregate.


Young Boys Switzerland1–1Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Report
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia1–2Switzerland Young Boys
Report

Young Boys won 3–2 on aggregate.


Vidi Hungary1–2Greece AEK Athens
Report
AEK Athens Greece1–1Hungary Vidi
Report
Attendance: 29,774[23]

AEK Athens won 3–2 on aggregate.

League Path

Benfica Portugal1–1Greece PAOK
Report
Attendance: 44,084[24]
PAOK Greece1–4Portugal Benfica
Report
Attendance: 26,725[25]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

Benfica won 5–2 on aggregate.


Ajax Netherlands3–1Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
Report
Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine0–0Netherlands Ajax
Report

Ajax won 3–1 on aggregate.

Top goalscorers

There were 211 goals scored in 91 matches in the qualifying phase and play-off round, for an average of 2.32 goals per match.[28]

Rank Player Team Goals
1 Comoros El Fardou Ben Nabouhane Serbia Red Star Belgrade 6
2 North Macedonia Besart Ibraimi North Macedonia Shkëndija 5
3 Israel Moanes Dabour Austria Red Bull Salzburg 4
Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Netherlands Ajax
Serbia Aleksandar Prijović Greece PAOK
Serbia Nemanja Radonjić Serbia Red Star Belgrade
Poland Jakub Świerczok Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
8 Curaçao Rigino Cicilia Lithuania Sūduva Marijampolė 3
France Odsonne Édouard Scotland Celtic
Bosnia and Herzegovina Izet Hajrović Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Sweden Carlos Strandberg Sweden Malmö FF
Serbia Dušan Tadić Netherlands Ajax
13 29 players 2

Source:[29]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Shkëndija played their home matches at Philip II Arena, Skopje, instead of their regular stadium Ecolog Arena, Tetovo, due to renovation.
  2. ^ a b c Qarabağ played their home matches at Tofiq Bahramov Republican Stadium, Baku, instead of their regular stadium Azersun Arena, Baku.
  3. ^ a b c d Vidi played their qualifying rounds home matches at Pancho Aréna, Felcsút and play-off round home match at Groupama Arena, Budapest,[10] instead of their regular stadium Sóstói Stadion, Székesfehérvár, due to reconstruction.
  4. ^ Drita played their home match at Olympic Stadium Adem Jashari, Mitrovica, instead of their regular stadium Gjilan City Stadium, Gjilan.
  5. ^ Víkingur Gøta played their home match at Svangaskarð, Toftir, instead of their regular stadium Sarpugerði, Norðragøta.
  6. ^ a b Kukësi played their home matches at Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkodër, instead of their regular stadium Zeqir Ymeri Stadium, Kukës.
  7. ^ Spartaks Jūrmala played their home match at Skonto Stadium, Riga, instead of their regular stadium Slokas Stadium, Jūrmala.
  8. ^ Alashkert played their home match at Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium, Yerevan, instead of their regular stadium Alashkert Stadium, Yerevan.
  9. ^ The Red Star Belgrade v Red Bull Salzburg match was played behind closed doors due to punishment by UEFA.[16]

References

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