2015–16 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round


The 2015–16 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round began on 30 June and ended on 26 August 2015. A total of 56 teams competed in the qualifying phase and play-off round to decide 10 of the 32 places in the group stage of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League.[1]

All times were CEST (UTC+2).

Round and draw dates


All draws were held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[2]

Round Draw date and time First leg Second leg
First qualifying round 22 June 2015, 12:00[3] 30 June – 1 July 2015 7–8 July 2015
Second qualifying round 14–15 July 2015 21–22 July 2015
Third qualifying round 17 July 2015, 12:00[4] 28–29 July 2015 4–5 August 2015
Play-off round 7 August 2015, 12:00[5] 18–19 August 2015 25–26 August 2015

Format


In the qualifying phase and play-off round, each tie was played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home. The team that scored more goals on aggregate over the two legs advanced to the next round. If the aggregate score was level, the away goals rule was applied, i.e., the team that scored more goals away from home over the two legs advanced. If away goals were also equal, then thirty minutes of extra time was played, divided into two fifteen-minutes halves. The away goals rule was again applied after extra time, i.e., if there were goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score was still level, the visiting team advanced by virtue of more away goals scored. If no goals were scored during extra time, the tie was decided by penalty shoot-out.[1]

In the draws for each round, teams were seeded based on their UEFA club coefficients at the beginning of the season, with the teams divided into seeded and unseeded pots. A seeded team was drawn against an unseeded team, with the order of legs in each tie decided by draw. Due to the limited time between matches, the draws for the second and third qualifying rounds took place before the results of the previous round were known. For these draws (or in any cases where the result of a tie in the previous round was not known at the time of the draw), the seeding was carried out under the assumption that the team with the higher coefficient of an undecided tie advanced to this round, which means if the team with the lower coefficient was to advance, it simply took the seeding of its defeated opponent. Prior to the draws, UEFA formed "groups" in accordance with the principles set by the Club Competitions Committee, but they were purely for convenience of the draw and for ensuring that teams from the same association were not drawn against each other, and did not resemble any real groupings in the sense of the competition.[1]

Teams


There were two routes which the teams were separated into during qualifying:

  • Champions Route, which included all domestic champions which had not qualified for the group stage.
  • League Route (also called the Non-champions Path or the Best-placed Path), which included all domestic non-champions which had not qualified for the group stage.

A total of 56 teams (41 in Champions Route, 15 in League Route) were involved in the qualifying phase and play-off round. The 10 winners of the play-off round (5 in Champions Route, 5 in League Route) advanced to the group stage to join the 22 teams which entered in the group stage. The 15 losers of the third qualifying round entered the Europa League play-off round, and the 10 losers of the play-off round entered the Europa League group stage.[1]

Below are the participating teams (with their 2015 UEFA club coefficients),[6] grouped by their starting rounds.[7]

Key to colours
Winners of the play-off round advanced to the group stage
Losers of the play-off round entered the Europa League group stage
Losers of the third qualifying round entered the Europa League play-off round

Champions Route

Third qualifying round
Team Coeff
Basel 84.875
Red Bull Salzburg 43.135
Viktoria Plzeň 41.825
Second qualifying round
Team Coeff
Steaua București 40.259
Celtic 39.080
APOEL 35.460
BATE Borisov 35.150
Ludogorets Razgrad 25.350
Dinamo Zagreb 24.700
Maribor 22.225
Maccabi Tel Aviv 18.200
Lech Poznań 17.300
Partizan 14.775
Malmö FF 12.545
Qarabağ 11.500
HJK 11.140
Molde 10.375
Midtjylland 7.960
Videoton 7.950
Skënderbeu 5.575
Sarajevo 5.500
Ventspils 5.350
Dila Gori 4.875
Trenčín 4.250
Žalgiris Vilnius 3.900
Astana 3.825
Milsami Orhei 3.750
Rudar Pljevlja 3.375
Vardar 3.175
Stjarnan 3.100
Fola Esch 2.525
Dundalk 2.150
Hibernians 1.591
First qualifying round
Team Coeff
The New Saints 5.575
Levadia Tallinn 4.200
Pyunik 3.550
FC Santa Coloma 2.666
Crusaders 2.475
B36 Tórshavn 1.450
Lincoln Red Imps 0.550
Folgore 0.349

League Route

Play-off round
Team Coeff
Manchester United 103.078
Valencia 99.999
Bayer Leverkusen 87.883
Sporting CP 56.276
Lazio 49.102
Third qualifying round
Team Coeff
Shakhtar Donetsk 86.033
Ajax 66.195
CSKA Moscow 55.599
Club Brugge 41.440
Monaco 31.483
Young Boys 31.375
Sparta Prague 30.825
Fenerbahçe 30.020
Panathinaikos 19.880
Rapid Wien 15.635

First qualifying round


Seeding

A total of eight teams played in the first qualifying round.[3] The draw was held on 22 June 2015.[8][9]

Seeded Unseeded

The New Saints
Levadia Tallinn
Pyunik
FC Santa Coloma

Crusaders
B36 Tórshavn
Lincoln Red Imps
Folgore

Summary

The first legs were played on 30 June and 1 July, and the second legs were played on 7 July 2015.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Lincoln Red Imps 2–1 FC Santa Coloma 0–0 2–1
Crusaders 1–1 (a) Levadia Tallinn 0–0 1–1
Pyunik 4–2 Folgore 2–1 2–1
B36 Tórshavn 2–6 The New Saints 1–2 1–4

Matches

Lincoln Red Imps 0–0 FC Santa Coloma
Report
Attendance: 1,520[10]
Referee: Johnny Casanova (San Marino)
FC Santa Coloma 1–2 Lincoln Red Imps
Lima  44' Report Bardon  48'
L. Casciaro  64'
Attendance: 700[10]
Referee: Roomer Tarajev (Estonia)

Lincoln Red Imps won 2–1 on aggregate.


Crusaders 0–0 Levadia Tallinn
Report
Attendance: 1,748[10]
Referee: Þorvaldur Árnason (Iceland)
Levadia Tallinn 1–1 Crusaders
Luts  22' Report Carvill  4'
Attendance: 1,230[10]
Referee: Giorgi Kruashvili (Georgia)

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


Pyunik 2–1 Folgore
Satumyan  45+2'
Romero  48'
Report Hirsch  71'
Attendance: 4,000[10]
Referee: Dimitrios Massias (Cyprus)
Folgore 1–2 Pyunik
Traini  65' Report K. Hovhannisyan  6'
Satumyan  41'
Attendance: 821[10]
Referee: Ignasi Villamayor Rozados (Andorra)

Pyunik won 4–2 on aggregate.


B36 Tórshavn 1–2 The New Saints
Samuelsen  7' Report Quigley  9'
Wilde  90'
Attendance: 1,050[10]
Referee: Sven Bindels (Luxembourg)
The New Saints 4–1 B36 Tórshavn
Wilde  15', 27', 47'
Williams  89'
Report Cieślewicz  90+1'
Attendance: 1,148[10]
Referee: Ville Nevalainen (Finland)

The New Saints won 6–2 on aggregate.

Second qualifying round


Seeding

A total of 34 teams played in the second qualifying round: 30 teams which entered in this round, and the four winners of the first qualifying round.[3] The draw was held on 22 June 2015.[8][9]

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded

APOEL
Maribor
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Lech Poznań
Qarabağ

Sarajevo
Astana
Rudar Pljevlja
Vardar
Hibernians

Celtic
BATE Borisov
Malmö FF
HJK
Molde
Midtjylland

Ventspils
Žalgiris Vilnius
Pyunik[†]
Stjarnan
Lincoln Red Imps[†]
Dundalk

Steaua București
Ludogorets Razgrad
Dinamo Zagreb
Partizan
Videoton
Skënderbeu

The New Saints[†]
Dila Gori
Trenčín
Crusaders[†]
Milsami Orhei
Fola Esch

Notes
  1. Winners of the first qualifying round whose identity was not known at the time of the draw. Teams in italics defeated a team with a higher coefficient in the first qualifying round, thus effectively taking the coefficient of their defeated opponent in the draw for the second qualifying round.

Summary

The first legs were played on 14 and 15 July, and the second legs were played on 21 and 22 July 2015.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Hibernians 3–6 Maccabi Tel Aviv 2–1 1–5
APOEL 1–1 (a) Vardar 0–0 1–1
Qarabağ 1–0 Rudar Pljevlja 0–0 1–0
Sarajevo 0–3 Lech Poznań 0–2 0–1
Maribor 2–3 Astana 1–0 1–3
BATE Borisov 2–1 Dundalk 2–1 0–0
Ventspils 1–4[A] HJK 1–3 0–1
Midtjylland 3–0 Lincoln Red Imps 1–0 2–0
Molde 5–1 Pyunik 5–0 0–1
Malmö FF 1–0 Žalgiris Vilnius 0–0 1–0
Celtic 6–1 Stjarnan 2–0 4–1
Trenčín 3–4 Steaua București 0–2 3–2
Partizan 3–0 Dila Gori 1–0 2–0
Ludogorets Razgrad 1–3 Milsami Orhei 0–1 1–2
Dinamo Zagreb 4–1[A] Fola Esch 1–1 3–0
Skënderbeu 6–4 Crusaders 4–1 2–3
The New Saints 1–2 Videoton 0–1 1–1 (a.e.t.)
Notes
  1. ^ a b
    Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Matches

Hibernians 2–1 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Jorginho  74'
Lima  85'
Report Igiebor  22'
Maccabi Tel Aviv 5–1 Hibernians
Jorginho  32' (o.g.)
Zahavi  58' (pen.), 90'
Ben Haim II  61'
Igiebor  82'
Report Soares  52'

Maccabi Tel Aviv won 6–3 on aggregate.


APOEL 0–0 Vardar
Report
Attendance: 14,531[11]
Vardar 1–1 APOEL
Ljamčevski  90+4' Report De Vincenti  60'
Attendance: 22,540[11]
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)

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


Qarabağ 0–0 Rudar Pljevlja
Report
Rudar Pljevlja 0–1 Qarabağ
Report Reynaldo  57'

Qarabağ won 1–0 on aggregate.


Sarajevo 0–2 Lech Poznań
Report Hämäläinen  40'
Thomalla  62'
Lech Poznań 1–0 Sarajevo
Douglas  6' Report
Attendance: 22,205[11]

Lech Poznań won 3–0 on aggregate.


Maribor 1–0 Astana
Šuler  5' Report
Astana 3–1 Maribor
Dzholchiyev  12'
Cañas  43'
Twumasi  58'
Report Rajčević  39'

Astana won 3–2 on aggregate.


BATE Borisov 2–1 Dundalk
Karnitsky  11'
Yablonskiy  38'
Report McMillan  32'
Attendance: 11,421[11]
Dundalk 0–0 BATE Borisov
Report
Attendance: 3,103[11]
Referee: Stavros Tritsonis (Greece)

BATE Borisov won 2–1 on aggregate.


Ventspils 1–3 HJK
Jemeļins  63' Report Zeneli  75' (pen.)
Jallow  86'
Tanaka  90+2'
HJK 1–0 Ventspils
Havenaar  83' Report
Attendance: 6,562[11]

HJK won 4–1 on aggregate.


Midtjylland 1–0 Lincoln Red Imps
Rasmussen  33' Report
Attendance: 5,291[11]
Referee: Alan Mario Sant (Malta)
Lincoln Red Imps 0–2 Midtjylland
Report Pušić  44'
Duelund  89'
Attendance: 1,950[11]
Referee: Hugo Miguel (Portugal)

Midtjylland won 3–0 on aggregate.


Molde 5–0 Pyunik
Elyounoussi  35', 44'
Kamara  84', 90+2'
Moström  90+5'
Report
Pyunik 1–0 Molde
Badoyan  74' Report

Molde won 5–1 on aggregate.


Malmö FF 0–0 Žalgiris Vilnius
Report
Attendance: 12,436[11]
Referee: Eitan Shemeulevitch (Israel)
Žalgiris Vilnius 0–1 Malmö FF
Report Tinnerholm  55'
Attendance: 4,933[11]

Malmö FF won 1–0 on aggregate.


Celtic 2–0 Stjarnan
Boyata  44'
Johansen  56'
Report
Attendance: 37,969[11]
Stjarnan 1–4 Celtic
Finsen  7' Report Bitton  33'
Mulgrew  49'
Griffiths  88'
Johansen  90+3'

Celtic won 6–1 on aggregate.


Trenčín 0–2 Steaua București
Report Stanciu  63'
Hamroun  70'
Steaua București 2–3 Trenčín
Muniru  57'
Tadé  60' (pen.)
Report Wesley  13', 84'
Bero  21'

Steaua București won 4–3 on aggregate.


Partizan 1–0 Dila Gori
Babović  83' Report
Dila Gori 0–2 Partizan
Report Brašanac  37'
Oumarou  64'

Partizan won 3–0 on aggregate.


Ludogorets Razgrad 0–1 Milsami Orhei
Report Antoniuc  41'
Milsami Orhei 2–1 Ludogorets Razgrad
Andronic  26'
Racu  89'
Report Wanderson  25'
Attendance: 2,970[11]

Milsami Orhei won 3–1 on aggregate.


Dinamo Zagreb 1–1 Fola Esch
Henríquez  36' Report Hadji  25'
Fola Esch 0–3 Dinamo Zagreb
Report Pjaca  29', 40'
Rog  75'

Dinamo Zagreb won 4–1 on aggregate.


Skënderbeu 4–1 Crusaders
Nimaga  15'
Salihi  34', 83'
Berisha  76'
Report Owens  48'
Attendance: 5,500[11]
Referee: Alexander Harkam (Austria)
Crusaders 3–2 Skënderbeu
O'Flynn  50'
Snoddy  90+2'
Mitchell  90+3'
Report Berisha  69'
Latifi  77'
Attendance: 1,548[11]
Referee: Christos Nicolaides (Cyprus)

Skënderbeu won 6–4 on aggregate.


The New Saints 0–1 Videoton
Report Gyurcsó  77'
Attendance: 1,068[11]
Referee: Ján Valášek (Slovakia)
Videoton 1–1 (a.e.t.) The New Saints
Gyurcsó  107' Report Williams  78'
Attendance: 3,268[11]
Referee: Nerijus Dunauskas (Lithuania)

Videoton won 2–1 on aggregate.

Third qualifying round


Seeding

The third qualifying round was split into two separate sections: Champions Route (for league champions) and League Route (for league non-champions). The losing teams in both sections entered the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League play-off round.

A total of 30 teams played in the third qualifying round:[4]

  • Champions Route: three teams which entered in this round, and the 17 winners of the second qualifying round.
  • League Route: ten teams which entered in this round.

The draw was held on 17 July 2015.[14][15]

Champions Route League Route
Group 1 Group 2
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded

Basel
Steaua București[†]
Celtic[†]
Milsami Orhei[†]
Astana[†]

Lech Poznań[†]
Partizan[†]
Qarabağ[†]
HJK[†]
Skënderbeu[†]

Red Bull Salzburg
Viktoria Plzeň
APOEL[†]
BATE Borisov[†]
Dinamo Zagreb[†]

Maccabi Tel Aviv[†]
Malmö FF[†]
Molde[†]
Midtjylland[†]
Videoton[†]

Shakhtar Donetsk
Ajax
CSKA Moscow
Club Brugge
Monaco

Young Boys
Sparta Prague
Fenerbahçe
Panathinaikos
Rapid Wien

Notes
  1. Winners of the second qualifying round, whose identity was not known at the time of the draw. Teams in italics defeated a team with a higher coefficient in the second qualifying round, thus effectively taking the coefficient of their defeated opponent in the draw for the third qualifying round.

Summary

The first legs were played on 28 and 29 July, and the second legs were played on 4 and 5 August 2015.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Lech Poznań 1–4 Basel 1–3 0–1
Milsami Orhei 0–4 Skënderbeu 0–2 0–2
HJK 3–4 Astana 0–0 3–4
Celtic 1–0 Qarabağ 1–0 0–0
Steaua București 3–5 Partizan 1–1 2–4
Midtjylland 2–2 (a) APOEL 1–2 1–0
Maccabi Tel Aviv 3–2 Viktoria Plzeň 1–2 2–0
Dinamo Zagreb 4–4 (a) Molde 1–1 3–3
Videoton 1–2 BATE Borisov 1–1 0–1
Red Bull Salzburg 2–3 Malmö FF 2–0 0–3
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Route
Panathinaikos 2–4 Club Brugge 2–1 0–3
Young Boys 1–7 Monaco 1–3 0–4
CSKA Moscow 5–4 Sparta Prague 2–2 3–2
Rapid Wien 5–4 Ajax 2–2 3–2
Fenerbahçe 0–3 Shakhtar Donetsk 0–0 0–3

Matches

Lech Poznań 1–3 Basel
Thomalla  36' Report Lang  34'
Janko  77'
Callà  90+2'
Attendance: 25,478[16]
Basel 1–0 Lech Poznań
Bjarnason  90+1' Report
Attendance: 18,196[16]
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)

Basel won 4–1 on aggregate.


Milsami Orhei 0–2 Skënderbeu
Report Salihi  49', 73' (pen.)
Skënderbeu 2–0 Milsami Orhei
Salihi  16'
Progni  55'
Report

Skënderbeu won 4–0 on aggregate.


HJK 0–0 Astana
Report
Astana 4–3 HJK
Twumasi  44'
Cañas  47' (pen.)
Shomko  56'
Postnikov  90+3'
Report Jallow  4'
Baah  42'
Zeneli  86' (pen.)
Attendance: 27,937[16]
Referee: Alon Yefet (Israel)

Astana won 4–3 on aggregate.


Celtic 1–0 Qarabağ
Boyata  82' Report
Qarabağ 0–0 Celtic
Report

Celtic won 1–0 on aggregate.


Steaua București 1–1 Partizan
Varela  81' Report Vulićević  62'
Partizan 4–2 Steaua București
Babović  8'
Jevtović  60'
A. Živković  70'
Trujić  90+1'
Report Muniru  11'
Hamroun  33'
Attendance: 26,775[16]
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)

Partizan won 5–3 on aggregate.


Midtjylland 1–2 APOEL
Poulsen  88' Report Hansen  30' (o.g.)
De Vincenti  33'
Attendance: 8,253[16]
APOEL 0–1 Midtjylland
Report Sviatchenko  3'
Attendance: 16,070[16]

2–2 on aggregate. APOEL won on away goals.


Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–2 Viktoria Plzeň
Yitzhaki  79' Report Mahmutović  17'
Petržela  21'
Viktoria Plzeň 0–2 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Report Zahavi  76' (pen.), 83'
Attendance: 11,242[16]

Maccabi Tel Aviv won 3–2 on aggregate.


Dinamo Zagreb 1–1 Molde
Henríquez  18' Report Kamara  21'
Molde 3–3 Dinamo Zagreb
Hussain  43'
Elyounoussi  52' (pen.)
Kamara  75'
Report Pjaca  17'
Ademi  20'
Rog  22'
Attendance: 7,017[16]

4–4 on aggregate. Dinamo Zagreb won on away goals.


Videoton 1–1 BATE Borisov
Vinícius  89' Report Karnitsky  56'
BATE Borisov 1–0 Videoton
Nikolić  82' Report
Attendance: 12,498[16]
Referee: Kenn Hansen (Denmark)

BATE Borisov won 2–1 on aggregate.


Red Bull Salzburg 2–0 Malmö FF
Ulmer  51'
Hinteregger  89' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 15,027[16]
Referee: Luca Banti (Italy)
Malmö FF 3–0 Red Bull Salzburg
Đurđić  7'
Rosenberg  14'
Rodić  42'
Report

Malmö won 3–2 on aggregate.


Panathinaikos 2–1 Club Brugge
Berg  37'
Karelis  65' (pen.)
Report Bolingoli-Mbombo  10'
Club Brugge 3–0 Panathinaikos
Cools  53'
Vázquez  58'
Oularé  82'
Report

Club Brugge won 4–2 on aggregate.


Young Boys 1–3 Monaco
Nuzzolo  74' Report Kurzawa  64'
Carrillo  72'
Pašalić  75'
Attendance: 16,079[16]
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Monaco 4–0 Young Boys
Cavaleiro  54'
Kurzawa  64'
Martial  70'
El Shaarawy  77'
Report

Monaco won 7–1 on aggregate.


CSKA Moscow 2–2 Sparta Prague
Dzagoev  14'
Tošić  53'
Report Fatai  15'
Krejčí  57'
Sparta Prague 2–3 CSKA Moscow
Krejčí  6'
Fatai  16'
Report Musa  34', 51'
Dzagoev  76'
Attendance: 16,580[16]

CSKA Moscow won 5–4 on aggregate.


Rapid Wien 2–2 Ajax
Kainz  48'
Berić  76'
Report Klaassen  25', 43'
Ajax 2–3 Rapid Wien
Milik  52'
Gudelj  75'
Report Berić  12'
Schaub  39', 77'

Rapid Wien won 5–4 on aggregate.


Fenerbahçe 0–0 Shakhtar Donetsk
Report
Shakhtar Donetsk 3–0 Fenerbahçe
Hladkyy  25'
Srna  65' (pen.)
Teixeira  68'
Report
Attendance: 33,179[16]

Shakhtar Donetsk won 3–0 on aggregate.

Play-off round


Seeding

The play-off round was split into two separate sections: Champions Route (for league champions) and League Route (for league non-champions). The losing teams in both sections entered the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League group stage.

A total of 20 teams played in the play-off round:[5]

  • Champions Route: the ten Champions Route winners of the third qualifying round.
  • League Route: five teams which entered in this round, and the five League Route winners of the third qualifying round.

The draw was held on 7 August 2015.[17][18]

Champions Route League Route
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded

Basel
Celtic
APOEL
BATE Borisov
Dinamo Zagreb

Maccabi Tel Aviv
Partizan
Malmö FF
Skënderbeu
Astana

Manchester United
Valencia
Bayer Leverkusen
Shakhtar Donetsk[‡]
Sporting CP

CSKA Moscow[‡]
Lazio
Club Brugge
Monaco
Rapid Wien

Notes
  1. Due to UEFA's decision in preventing Russian and Ukrainian teams playing each other, Shakhtar Donetsk could not be drawn against CSKA Moscow.

Summary

The first legs were played on 18 and 19 August, and the second legs were played on 25 and 26 August 2015.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Astana 2–1 APOEL 1–0 1–1
Skënderbeu 2–6 Dinamo Zagreb 1–2 1–4
Celtic 3–4 Malmö FF 3–2 0–2
Basel 3–3 (a) Maccabi Tel Aviv 2–2 1–1
BATE Borisov 2–2 (a) Partizan 1–0 1–2
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Route
Lazio 1–3 Bayer Leverkusen 1–0 0–3
Manchester United 7–1 Club Brugge 3–1 4–0
Sporting CP 3–4 CSKA Moscow 2–1 1–3
Rapid Wien 2–3 Shakhtar Donetsk 0–1 2–2
Valencia 4–3 Monaco 3–1 1–2

Matches

Astana 1–0 APOEL
Dzholchiyev  14' Report
Attendance: 30,000[19]
APOEL 1–1 Astana
Štilić  60' Report Maksimović  84'
Attendance: 17,699[20]

Astana won 2–1 on aggregate.


Skënderbeu 1–2 Dinamo Zagreb
Shkëmbi  37' Report Soudani  66'
Pivarić  90+3'
Dinamo Zagreb 4–1 Skënderbeu
Soudani  9', 80'
Hodžić  15'
Taravel  55'
Report Esquerdinha  10'
Attendance: 16,888[22]

Dinamo Zagreb won 6–2 on aggregate.


Celtic 3–2 Malmö FF
Griffiths  3', 61'
Bitton  10'
Report Berget  52', 90+5'
Attendance: 52,412[21]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Malmö FF 2–0 Celtic
Rosenberg  23'
Boyata  54' (o.g.)
Report
Attendance: 20,500[22]

Malmö FF won 4–3 on aggregate.


Basel 2–2 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Delgado  39' (pen.)
Embolo  88'
Report Zahavi  31', 90+6'
Attendance: 15,620[21]
Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–1 Basel
Zahavi  24' Report Zuffi  11'

3–3 on aggregate. Maccabi Tel Aviv won on away goals.


BATE Borisov 1–0 Partizan
Gordeichuk  75' Report
Attendance: 11,628[23]
Partizan 2–1 BATE Borisov
Zhavnerchik  74' (o.g.)
Šaponjić  90+3'
Report Stasevich  25'

2–2 on aggregate. BATE Borisov won on away goals.


Lazio 1–0 Bayer Leverkusen
Keita  77' Report
Attendance: 38,917[23]
Bayer Leverkusen 3–0 Lazio
Çalhanoğlu  40'
Mehmedi  48'
Bellarabi  88'
Report

Bayer Leverkusen won 3–1 on aggregate.


Manchester United 3–1 Club Brugge
Depay  13', 43'
Fellaini  90+4'
Report Carrick  8' (o.g.)
Attendance: 75,312[23]
Club Brugge 0–4 Manchester United
Report Rooney  20', 49', 57'
Herrera  63'

Manchester United won 7–1 on aggregate.


Sporting CP 2–1 CSKA Moscow
Gutiérrez  12'
Slimani  82'
Report Doumbia  40'
CSKA Moscow 3–1 Sporting CP
Doumbia  49', 72'
Musa  85'
Report Gutiérrez  36'

CSKA Moscow won 4–3 on aggregate.


Rapid Wien 0–1 Shakhtar Donetsk
Report Marlos  44'
Shakhtar Donetsk 2–2 Rapid Wien
Marlos  10'
Hladkyy  27'
Report Schaub  13'
S. Hofmann  22'

Shakhtar Donetsk won 3–2 on aggregate.


Valencia 3–1 Monaco
Rodrigo  4'
Parejo  59'
Feghouli  86'
Report Pašalić  49'
Attendance: 45,633[21]
Monaco 2–1 Valencia
Raggi  17'
Elderson  75'
Report Negredo  4'
Attendance: 13,165[22]

Valencia won 4–3 on aggregate.

Statistics


There were 240 goals in 92 matches in the qualifying phase and play-off round, for an average of 2.61 goals per match.[24]

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Team Goals Minutes played
1 Eran Zahavi Maccabi Tel Aviv 7 450
2 Hamdi Salihi Skënderbeu 5 438
3 Ola Kamara Molde 4 331
Michael Wilde The New Saints 368
5 Wayne Rooney Manchester United 3 174
Seydou Doumbia CSKA Moscow 178
Leigh Griffiths Celtic 268
Louis Schaub Rapid Wien 284
Mohamed Elyounoussi Molde 360
Ahmed Musa CSKA Moscow 360
Hillal Soudani Dinamo Zagreb 479
Marko Pjaca Dinamo Zagreb 527

Source: UEFA.com[25]

Top assists

Rank Player Team Assists Minutes played
1 Stefan Johansen Celtic 4 540
2 Jairo da Silva Trenčín 3 177
Roman Eremenko CSKA Moscow 360
Jakob Poulsen Midtjylland 360
Andrija Živković Partizan 479
6 23 players 2 N/A

Source: UEFA.com[26]

Notes


  1. Levadia Tallinn played their home match at A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, instead of their regular stadium Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn.
  2. Pyunik played their home matches at Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium, Yerevan, instead of their regular stadium Football Academy Stadium, Yerevan.
  3. B36 Tórshavn played their home match at Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn, instead of their regular stadium Gundadalur, Tórshavn.
  4. Rudar Pljevlja played their home match at Stadion pod Malim brdom, Petrovac, instead of their regular stadium Gradski stadion, Pljevlja.
  5. Trenčín played their home match at Štadión pod Dubňom, Žilina, instead of their regular stadium Štadión na Sihoti, Trenčín.
  6. Steaua București played their home matches behind closed doors due to UEFA punishment.[12][13]
  7. Fola Esch played their home match at Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg City, instead of their regular stadium Stade Émile Mayrisch, Esch-sur-Alzette.
  8. Milsami Orhei played their third qualifying round home match at Zimbru Stadium, Chișinău, instead of their regular stadium CSR Orhei, Orhei.
  9. Skënderbeu played their third qualifying and play-off rounds home matches at Elbasan Arena, Elbasan, instead of their regular stadium Skënderbeu Stadium, Korçë.
  10. Shakhtar Donetsk played their home matches at Arena Lviv, Lviv, instead of their regular stadium Donbass Arena, Donetsk, due to the war conditions in Eastern Ukraine.

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