2019–20 UEFA Europa League


The 2019–20 UEFA Europa League was the 49th season of Europe's secondary club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 11th season since it was renamed from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League.

2019–20 UEFA Europa League
The RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne hosted the final
Tournament details
DatesQualifying:
27 June – 29 August 2019
Competition proper:
19 September 2019 – 21 August 2020
TeamsCompetition proper: 48+8
Total: 158+55 (from 55 associations)
Final positions
Champions Sevilla (6th title)
Runners-up Inter Milan
Tournament statistics
Matches played197
Goals scored548 (2.78 per match)
Attendance4,069,102 (20,655 per match)
Top scorer(s) Bruno Fernandes
(8 goals)
Best player(s) Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan)[1]

Sevilla defeated Inter Milan in the final, played at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne, Germany, 3–2 for a record sixth title in the competition.[2] As winners, Sevilla earned the right to play against Bayern Munich, the winners of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League, in the 2020 UEFA Super Cup. Since they had already qualified for the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League group stage through their league performance, the berth originally reserved for the Europa League title holders was given to the third-placed team of the 2019–20 Ligue 1 (Rennes), the 5th-ranked association according to next season's access list.

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament was suspended in mid-March 2020 and resumed in August. The quarter-finals onwards were played as a single match knockout ties at neutral venues in Germany (RheinEnergieStadion, MSV-Arena, Merkur Spiel-Arena, Arena AufSchalke) behind closed doors from 10 to 21 August.[3] The video assistant referee (VAR) system was used in the competition from the knockout stage onwards.[4]

As the title holders of the Europa League, Chelsea qualified for the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League, although they had already qualified before the final through their league performance. They were unable to defend their title as they advanced to the Champions League knockout stage.

Association team allocation


A total of 213 teams from all 55 UEFA member associations participated in the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League. The association ranking based on the UEFA country coefficients was used to determine the number of participating teams for each association:[5]

  • Associations 1–51 (except Liechtenstein) each had three teams qualify.
  • Associations 52–54 each had two teams qualify.
  • Liechtenstein and Kosovo (association 55) each had one team qualify (Liechtenstein organised only a domestic cup and no domestic league; Kosovo as per decision by the UEFA Executive Committee).[6]
  • Moreover, 55 teams eliminated from the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League were transferred to the Europa League (default number was 57, but 2 fewer teams competed in the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League).

Association ranking

For the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League, the associations were allocated places according to their 2018 UEFA country coefficients, which took into account their performance in European competitions from 2013–14 to 2017–18.[7]

Apart from the allocation based on the country coefficients, associations could have additional teams participating in the Champions League, as noted below:

  • (UCL) – Additional teams transferred from the UEFA Champions League
Association ranking for 2019–20 UEFA Europa League
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
1  Spain 106.998 3
2  England 79.605
3  Italy 76.249 +1 (UCL)
4  Germany 71.427 +1 (UCL)
5  France 56.415
6  Russia 53.382 +1 (UCL)
7  Portugal 47.248 +2 (UCL)
8  Ukraine 41.133 +2 (UCL)
9  Belgium 38.500 +1 (UCL)
10  Turkey 35.800 +1 (UCL)
11  Austria 32.850 +2 (UCL)
12   Switzerland 30.200 +2 (UCL)
13  Czech Republic 30.175 +1 (UCL)
14  Netherlands 29.749 +2 (UCL)
15  Greece 28.600 +2 (UCL)
16  Croatia 26.000
17  Denmark 25.950 +1 (UCL)
18  Israel 21.750 +1 (UCL)
19  Cyprus 21.550 +1 (UCL)
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
20  Romania 20.450 3 +1 (UCL)
21  Poland 20.125 +1 (UCL)
22  Sweden 19.975 +1 (UCL)
23  Azerbaijan 19.125 +1 (UCL)
24  Bulgaria 19.125 +1 (UCL)
25  Serbia 18.750
26  Scotland 18.625 +1 (UCL)
27  Belarus 18.625 +1 (UCL)
28  Kazakhstan 18.125 +1 (UCL)
29  Norway 17.425 +1 (UCL)
30  Slovenia 14.500 +1 (UCL)
31  Liechtenstein 13.000 1
32  Slovakia 12.125 3 +1 (UCL)
33  Moldova 10.000 +1 (UCL)
34  Albania 8.500 +1 (UCL)
35  Iceland 8.250 +1 (UCL)
36  Hungary 8.125 +1 (UCL)
37  North Macedonia 7.500 +1 (UCL)
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
38  Finland 6.900 3 +1 (UCL)
39  Republic of Ireland 6.700 +1 (UCL)
40  Bosnia and Herzegovina 6.625 +1 (UCL)
41  Latvia 5.625 +1 (UCL)
42  Estonia 5.500 +1 (UCL)
43  Lithuania 5.375 +1 (UCL)
44  Montenegro 5.000 +1 (UCL)
45  Georgia 5.000 +1 (UCL)
46  Armenia 4.875 +1 (UCL)
47  Malta 4.500 +1 (UCL)
48  Luxembourg 4.375 +1 (UCL)
49  Northern Ireland 4.250 +1 (UCL)
50  Wales 3.875 +1 (UCL)
51  Faroe Islands 3.750 +1 (UCL)
52  Gibraltar 3.000 2 +1 (UCL)
53  Andorra 1.331 +1 (UCL)
54  San Marino 0.499 +1 (UCL)
55  Kosovo 0.000 1 +1 (UCL)

Distribution

The following is the access list for this season.[8]

Access list for 2019–20 UEFA Europa League
Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round Teams transferred from Champions League
Preliminary round
(14 teams)
  • 4 domestic cup winners from associations 52–55
  • 6 domestic league runners-up from associations 49–54
  • 4 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 48–51
First qualifying round
(94 teams)
  • 26 domestic cup winners from associations 26–51
  • 30 domestic league runners-up from associations 18–48 (except Liechtenstein)
  • 31 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 16–47 (except Liechtenstein)
  • 7 winners from preliminary round
Second qualifying round Champions Path
(19 teams)
  • 16 losers from Champions League first qualifying round
  • 3 losers from Champions League preliminary round
Main Path
(74 teams)
  • 7 domestic cup winners from associations 19–25
  • 2 domestic league runners-up from associations 16–17
  • 3 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 13–15
  • 9 domestic league fourth-placed teams from associations 7–15
  • 2 domestic league fifth-placed teams from associations 5–6 (League Cup winners for France)
  • 4 domestic league sixth-placed teams from associations 1–4 (League Cup winners for England)
  • 47 winners from first qualifying round
Third qualifying round Champions Path
(20 teams)
  • 10 winners from second qualifying round (Champions Path)
  • 10 losers from Champions League second qualifying round (Champions Path)
Main Path
(52 teams)
  • 6 domestic cup winners from associations 13–18
  • 6 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 7–12
  • 1 domestic league fourth-placed team from association 6
  • 37 winners from second qualifying round (Main Path)
  • 2 losers from Champions League second qualifying round (League Path)
Play-off round Champions Path
(16 teams)
  • 10 winners from third qualifying round (Champions Path)
  • 6 losers from Champions League third qualifying round (Champions Path)
Main Path
(26 teams)
  • 26 winners from third qualifying round (Main Path)
Group stage
(48 teams)
  • 12 domestic cup winners from associations 1–12
  • 1 domestic league fourth-placed team from association 5
  • 4 domestic league fifth-placed teams from associations 1–4
  • 8 winners from play-off round (Champions Path)
  • 13 winners from play-off round (Main Path)
  • 4 losers from Champions League play-off round (Champions Path)
  • 2 losers from Champions League play-off round (League Path)
  • 4 losers from Champions League third qualifying round (League Path)
Knockout phase
(32 teams)
  • 12 group winners from group stage
  • 12 group runners-up from group stage
  • 8 third-placed teams from Champions League group stage

Changes were made to the default access list, if any of the teams that qualified for the Europa League via their domestic competitions also qualified for the Champions League as the Champions League or Europa League title holders, or if there were fewer teams transferred from the Champions League due to changes in the Champions League access list. In any case where a spot in the Europa League was vacated, cup winners of the highest-ranked associations in earlier rounds were promoted accordingly.

  • In the default access list, originally 17 losers from the Champions League first qualifying round were transferred to the Europa League second qualifying round (Champions Path). However, since the Champions League title holders (Liverpool) qualified for the Champions League group stage via their domestic league, only 16 losers from the Champions League first qualifying round were transferred to the Europa League second qualifying round (Champions Path). As a result, only 19 teams entered the Champions Path second qualifying round (one of the losers from the Champions League first qualifying round would be drawn to receive a bye to the third qualifying round).
  • In the default access list, originally three losers from the Champions League second qualifying round (League Path) were transferred to the Europa League third qualifying round (Main Path). However, since the Europa League title holders (Chelsea) qualified for the Champions League group stage via their domestic league, only two losers from the Champions League second qualifying round (League Path) were transferred to the Europa League third qualifying round (Main Path). As a result, the following changes to the access list were made:
    • The cup winners of association 18 (Israel) entered the third qualifying round instead of the second qualifying round.
    • The cup winners of association 25 (Serbia) entered the second qualifying round instead of the first qualifying round.
    • The cup winners of associations 50 and 51 (Wales and Faroe Islands) entered the first qualifying round instead of the preliminary round.
Redistribution rules

A Europa League place was vacated when a team qualified for both the Champions League and the Europa League, or qualified for the Europa League by more than one method. When a place was vacated, it was redistributed within the national association by the following rules:

  • When the domestic cup winners (considered as the "highest-placed" qualifier within the national association with the latest starting round) also qualified for the Champions League, their Europa League place was vacated. As a result, the highest-placed team in the league which had not yet qualified for European competitions qualified for the Europa League, with the Europa League qualifiers which finished above them in the league moving up one "place".
  • When the domestic cup winners also qualified for the Europa League through league position, their place through the league position was vacated. As a result, the highest-placed team in the league which had not yet qualified for European competitions qualified for the Europa League, with the Europa League qualifiers which finished above them in the league moving up one "place" if possible.
  • For associations where a Europa League place was reserved for either the League Cup or end-of-season European competition play-offs winners, they always qualified for the Europa League as the "lowest-placed" qualifier. If the League Cup winners had already qualified for European competitions through other methods, this reserved Europa League place was taken by the highest-placed team in the league which had not yet qualified for European competitions.

Teams

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round:[8]

  • CW: Cup winners
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, etc.: League position
  • LC: League Cup winners
  • RW: Regular season winners
  • PW: End-of-season Europa League play-offs winners
  • UCL: Transferred from the Champions League
    • GS: Third-placed teams from the group stage
    • PO: Losers from the play-off round
    • Q3: Losers from the third qualifying round
    • Q2: Losers from the second qualifying round
    • Q1: Losers from the first qualifying round
    • PR: Losers from the preliminary round (F: final; SF: semi-finals)
Qualified teams for 2019–20 UEFA Europa League (by entry round)
Round of 32
Club Brugge (UCL GS) Shakhtar Donetsk (UCL GS) Red Bull Salzburg (UCL GS) Benfica (UCL GS)
Olympiacos (UCL GS) Bayer Leverkusen (UCL GS) Inter Milan (UCL GS) Ajax (UCL GS)
Group stage
Getafe (5th) VfL Wolfsburg (6th) Beşiktaş (3rd) Krasnodar (UCL PO)
Sevilla (6th) Rennes (CW) Wolfsberger AC (3rd) LASK (UCL PO)
Arsenal (5th) Saint-Étienne (4th) Lugano (3rd) Porto (UCL Q3)
Manchester United (6th) CSKA Moscow (4th) Young Boys (UCL PO) Dynamo Kyiv (UCL Q3)
Lazio (CW) Sporting CP (CW) APOEL (UCL PO) İstanbul Başakşehir (UCL Q3)
Roma (6th)[Note ITA] Oleksandriya (3rd) CFR Cluj (UCL PO) Basel (UCL Q3)
Borussia Mönchengladbach (5th) Standard Liège (3rd)[Note BEL] Rosenborg (UCL PO)
Play-off round
Champions Path Main Path
PAOK (UCL Q3) Celtic (UCL Q3)
Copenhagen (UCL Q3) Maribor (UCL Q3)
Qarabağ (UCL Q3) Ferencváros (UCL Q3)
Third qualifying round
Champions Path Main Path
Maccabi Tel Aviv (UCL Q2) Nõmme Kalju (UCL Q2) Spartak Moscow (5th) Feyenoord (3rd)
AIK (UCL Q2) Sutjeska Nikšić (UCL Q2) Braga (4th) AEK Athens (3rd)
BATE Borisov (UCL Q2) Saburtalo Tbilisi (UCL Q2) Mariupol (4th) Rijeka (CW)
HJK (UCL Q2) Valletta (UCL Q2) Antwerp (PW)[Note BEL] Midtjylland (CW)
Dundalk (UCL Q2) The New Saints (UCL Q2) Trabzonspor (4th) Bnei Yehuda (CW)
Sarajevo (UCL Q1)[Note UCL Q1] Austria Wien (4th) Viktoria Plzeň (UCL Q2)
Thun (4th) PSV Eindhoven (UCL Q2)
Sparta Prague (3rd)
Second qualifying round
Champions Path Main Path
Piast Gliwice (UCL Q1) Sūduva (UCL Q1) Espanyol (7th) AZ (4th)
Ludogorets Razgrad (UCL Q1) Ararat-Armenia (UCL Q1) Wolverhampton Wanderers (7th) FC Utrecht (PW)
Astana (UCL Q1) F91 Dudelange (UCL Q1) Torino (7th)[Note ITA] Atromitos (4th)
Slovan Bratislava (UCL Q1) Linfield (UCL Q1) Eintracht Frankfurt (7th) Aris (5th)
Sheriff Tiraspol (UCL Q1) HB Tórshavn (UCL Q1) Strasbourg (LC) Osijek (3rd)
Partizani (UCL Q1) Feronikeli (UCL Q1) Arsenal Tula (6th) Esbjerg (3rd)
Valur (UCL Q1) FC Santa Coloma (UCL PR F) Vitória de Guimarães (5th) AEL Limassol (CW)
Shkëndija (UCL Q1) Lincoln Red Imps (UCL PR SF) Zorya Luhansk (5th) Viitorul Constanța (CW)
Riga (UCL Q1) Tre Penne (UCL PR SF) Gent (5th)[Note BEL] Lechia Gdańsk (CW)
Yeni Malatyaspor (5th) BK Häcken (CW)
Sturm Graz (PW) Gabala (CW)
Luzern (5th) Lokomotiv Plovdiv (CW)
Jablonec (4th) Partizan (CW)
Mladá Boleslav (PW)
First qualifying round
Hajduk Split (4th) Dinamo Minsk (3rd) Breiðablik (2nd) Flora (3rd)
Brøndby (PW) Vitebsk (4th) KR (4th) Žalgiris (CW)
Maccabi Haifa (2nd) Kairat (CW) Fehérvár (CW) Riteriai (3rd)
Hapoel Be'er Sheva (3rd) Tobol (3rd) Debrecen (3rd) Kauno Žalgiris (5th)[Note LTU]
AEK Larnaca (2nd) Ordabasy (4th) Honvéd (4th) Budućnost Podgorica (CW)
Apollon Limassol (3rd) Molde (2nd) Akademija Pandev (CW) Zeta (3rd)
FCSB (2nd) Brann (3rd) Shkupi (4th) Titograd (4th)
Universitatea Craiova (4th) Haugesund (4th) Makedonija GP (5th)[Note MKD] Torpedo Kutaisi (CW)
Legia Warsaw (2nd) Olimpija Ljubljana (CW) Inter Turku (CW) Dinamo Tbilisi (2nd)
Cracovia (4th) Domžale (3rd) RoPS (2nd) Chikhura Sachkhere (4th)
IFK Norrköping (2nd) Mura (4th) KuPS (3rd) Alashkert (CW)
Malmö FF (3rd) Vaduz (CW) Cork City (2nd) Pyunik (2nd)
Neftçi Baku (2nd) Spartak Trnava (CW) Shamrock Rovers (3rd) Banants (3rd)
Sabail (3rd) DAC Dunajská Streda (2nd) St Patrick's Athletic (5th)[Note IRL] Balzan (CW)
CSKA Sofia (2nd) Ružomberok (3rd) Zrinjski Mostar (2nd) Hibernians (2nd)
Levski Sofia (PW) Milsami Orhei (2nd) Široki Brijeg (3rd) Gżira United (3rd)
Radnički Niš (2nd) Petrocub Hîncești (3rd) Radnik Bijeljina (5th)[Note BIH] Fola Esch (2nd)
Čukarički (4th) Speranța Nisporeni (4th) Ventspils (2nd) Jeunesse Esch (3rd)
Rangers (2nd) Kukësi (CW) RFS (3rd) Crusaders (CW)
Kilmarnock (3rd) Teuta (3rd) Liepāja (4th) Connah's Quay Nomads (2nd)
Aberdeen (4th) Laçi (6th)[Note ALB] Narva Trans (CW) B36 Tórshavn (CW)
Shakhtyor Soligorsk (CW) Stjarnan (CW) FCI Levadia (2nd)
Preliminary round
Progrès Niederkorn (4th) Cardiff Metropolitan University (PW) St Joseph's (3rd) La Fiorita (2nd)
Ballymena United (2nd) NSÍ Runavík (2nd) Engordany (CW) Prishtina (2nd)
Cliftonville (PW) KÍ Klaksvík (4th) Sant Julià (2nd)
Barry Town United (3rd) Europa (CW) Tre Fiori (CW)

One team not playing a national top division took part in the competition; Vaduz (representing Liechtenstein) played in 2019–20 Swiss Challenge League, which is Switzerland's 2nd tier.

Notes
  1. ^
    Albania (ALB): Skënderbeu would have qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round as the fourth-placed team of the 2018–19 Albanian Superliga, but were banned from entering UEFA competitions.[9] As a result, the berth was given to the sixth-placed team of the league, Laçi, since the fifth-placed team of the league, Flamurtari, failed to obtain a UEFA licence.[10]
  2. ^
    Belgium (BEL): Mechelen would have qualified for the Europa League group stage as the winners of the 2018–19 Belgian Cup, but were found guilty on match-fixing as part of the 2017–19 Belgian football fraud scandal, and thus prohibited by the Royal Belgian Football Association to take part in the 2019–20 European competitions. Mechelen appealed the decision,[11] but the final ruling was announced on 17 July 2019 by the Belgian Arbitration Court for Sports, and Mechelen remained banned,[12] and were subsequently replaced by UEFA.[13] As a result, the third-placed team of the 2018–19 Belgian First Division A, Standard Liège, entered the group stage instead of the third qualifying round, the Europa League play-off winners of the league, Antwerp, entered the third qualifying round instead of the second qualifying round, and the second qualifying round berth was given to the fifth-placed team of the league, Gent.[14]
  3. ^
    Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH): Željezničar would have qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round as the fourth placed team of the 2018–19 Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but failed to obtain a UEFA licence.[15] As a result, the berth was given to the fifth-placed team of the league, Radnik Bijeljina.
  4. ^
    Italy (ITA): Milan qualified for the Europa League group stage as the fifth-placed of the 2018–19 Serie A, but were found guilty of breaching Financial Fair Play rules and were excluded from competing in European competitions in 2019–20.[16] As a result, the sixth-placed team of the 2018–19 Serie A, Roma, entered the group stage instead of the second qualifying round, and the second qualifying round berth was given to the seventh-placed team of the league, Torino.
  5. ^
    Lithuania (LTU): Stumbras would have qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round as the fourth placed team of the 2018 A Lyga, but had their UEFA licence stripped.[17] As a result, the berth was given to the fifth-placed team of the league, Kauno Žalgiris.[18]
  6. ^
    North Macedonia (MKD): Vardar would have qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round as the runners-up of the 2018–19 Macedonian First Football League, but failed to obtain a UEFA licence.[19] As a result, the berth was given to the fifth-placed team of the league, Makedonija GP.
  7. ^
    Republic of Ireland (IRL): Waterford would have qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round as the fourth-placed team of the 2018 League of Ireland Premier Division, but were ruled by UEFA to have not passed the "three-year rule" as the club were reformed in 2016.[20] As a result, the berth was given to the fifth-placed team of the league, St Patrick's Athletic.
  8. ^
    Champions League (UCL Q1): Sarajevo were drawn to receive a bye to the third qualifying round, as one fewer loser from the Champions League first qualifying round were transferred to the Europa League second qualifying round (Champions Path), due to a Champions League group stage berth vacated by the Champions League title holders.

Round and draw dates


The schedule of the competition was as follows (all draws were held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, unless stated otherwise).[21] Matches could also be played on Tuesdays or Wednesdays instead of the regular Thursdays due to scheduling conflicts.

The competition was suspended on 17 March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[22] A working group was set up by UEFA to decide the calendar of the remainder of the season.[23] On 17 June 2020, UEFA announced the revised schedule for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final of the competition, to be played in single-leg matches.[3]

Schedule for 2019–20 UEFA Europa League
Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying Preliminary round 11 June 2019 27 June 2019 4 July 2019
First qualifying round 18 June 2019 11 July 2019 18 July 2019
Second qualifying round 19 June 2019 25 July 2019 1 August 2019
Third qualifying round 22 July 2019 8 August 2019 15 August 2019
Play-off Play-off round 5 August 2019 22 August 2019 29 August 2019
Group stage Matchday 1 30 August 2019
(Monaco)
19 September 2019
Matchday 2 3 October 2019
Matchday 3 24 October 2019
Matchday 4 7 November 2019
Matchday 5 28 November 2019
Matchday 6 12 December 2019
Knockout phase Round of 32 16 December 2019 20 February 2020 27 February 2020
Round of 16[lower-alpha 1] 28 February 2020 12 March 2020 5–6 August 2020[lower-alpha 2]
Quarter-finals 10 July 2020[lower-alpha 3] 10–11 August 2020[lower-alpha 4]
Semi-finals 16–17 August 2020[lower-alpha 5]
Final 21 August 2020 at RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne[lower-alpha 6]
  1. The two round of 16 ties which did not play their first leg were played on 5–6 August 2020
  2. Round of 16 second legs originally scheduled for 19 March 2020
  3. Quarter-final, semi-final and final draws originally scheduled for 20 March 2020
  4. Quarter-final first legs originally scheduled for 9 April, and second legs 16 April 2020
  5. Semi-final first legs originally scheduled for 30 April, and second legs 7 May 2020
  6. Final originally scheduled for 27 May 2020

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic


Due to the varying rates of transmission of COVID-19 across European countries during the time of the Round of 16 first leg ties, different matches were affected in different ways. Because of this severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy at the time, the games involving Inter Milan and A.S. Roma were postponed,[24] whereas games hosted in Greece, Germany, and Austria went ahead but behind closed doors.[25] Games hosted in Turkey and Scotland went ahead as normal. On 15 March, UEFA announced that none of the Round of 16 second leg ties would go ahead in the following week, postponing them indefinitely,[26] with a taskforce convened to reschedule the rest of the season.[23] On 23 March, it was announced that the Stadion Energa Gdańsk in Gdańsk, Poland would no longer host the competition Final, originally scheduled for 27 May, but would host the 2021 Final instead.[27]

On 17 June it was announced that the Europa League would return on 5 August and conclude on 21 August,[3] with a last-eight tournament to be held across four venues in Germany.[28] The remainder of the competition would be played in a mini-tournament style with remaining fixture to be played as single legged ties except for the Round of 16 fixtures where the first leg had already been played.[29] All remaining ties of the competition were played behind closed doors due to the remaining presence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[25]

Final tournament venues

Cologne Duisburg
RheinEnergieStadion
(final venue)
MSV-Arena
Capacity: 49,698 Capacity: 31,514
Düsseldorf Gelsenkirchen
Merkur Spiel-Arena Arena AufSchalke
Capacity: 54,600 Capacity: 62,271

Preliminary round


In the preliminary round, teams were divided into seeded and unseeded teams based on their 2019 UEFA club coefficients,[30] and then drawn into two-legged home-and-away ties. Teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other. The draw for the preliminary round was held on 11 June 2019.[31] The first legs were played on 27 June, and the second legs on 2 and 4 July 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Progrès Niederkorn 2–2 (a) Cardiff Metropolitan University 1–0 1–2
La Fiorita 1–3 Engordany 0–1 1–2
Sant Julià 3–6 Europa 3–2 0–4
Ballymena United 2–0 NSÍ Runavík 2–0 0–0
Prishtina 1–3 St Joseph's 1–1 0–2
KÍ Klaksvík 9–1[upper-alpha 1] Tre Fiori 5–1 4–0
Barry Town United 0–4 Cliftonville 0–0 0–4

Notes

  1. Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Qualifying rounds


In the qualifying rounds and the play-off round, teams were divided into seeded and unseeded teams based on their 2019 UEFA club coefficients,[30] and then drawn into two-legged home-and-away ties. Teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other.

First qualifying round

The draw for the first qualifying round was held on 18 June 2019.[32] The first legs were played on 9, 10 and 11 July, and the second legs on 16, 17 and 18 July 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Malmö FF 11–0 Ballymena United 7–0 4–0
Connah's Quay Nomads 3–2 Kilmarnock 1–2 2–0
KuPS 3–1[upper-alpha 1] Vitebsk 2–0 1–1
Breiðablik 1–2 Vaduz 0–0 1–2
Brann 3–4 Shamrock Rovers 2–2 1–2
Ordabasy 3–0 Torpedo Kutaisi 1–0 2–0
Europa 0–3 Legia Warsaw 0–0 0–3
CSKA Sofia 4–0 Titograd 4–0 0–0
Gżira United 3–3 (a) Hajduk Split 0–2 3–1
Flora 4–2[upper-alpha 1] Radnički Niš 2–0 2–2
Maccabi Haifa 5–2 Mura 2–0 3–2
Debrecen 4–1 Kukësi 3–0 1–1
Čukarički 8–0 Banants 3–0 5–0
Jeunesse Esch 1–1 (a) Tobol 0–0 1–1
FCSB 4–1 Milsami Orhei 2–0 2–1
Crusaders 5–2 B36 Tórshavn 2–0 3–2
Brøndby 4–3[upper-alpha 1] Inter Turku 4–1 0–2
Molde 7–1 KR 7–1 0–0
St Joseph's 0–10 Rangers 0–4 0–6
Cork City 2–3 Progrès Niederkorn 0–2 2–1
Ružomberok 0–4[upper-alpha 1] Levski Sofia 0–2 0–2
Akademija Pandev 0–6 Zrinjski Mostar 0–3 0–3
Speranța Nisporeni 0–9[upper-alpha 1] Neftçi Baku 0–3 0–6
Zeta 1–5 Fehérvár 1–5 0–0
Shakhtyor Soligorsk 2–0 Hibernians 1–0 1–0
Olimpija Ljubljana 4–3 RFS 2–3 2–0
Honvéd 4–2 Žalgiris 3–1 1–1
Alashkert 6–1 Makedonija GP 3–1 3–0
Radnik Bijeljina 2–2 (2–3 p) Spartak Trnava 2–0 0–2 (a.e.t.)
Fola Esch 2–4 Chikhura Sachkhere 1–2 1–2
Dinamo Tbilisi 7–0 Engordany 6–0 1–0
Široki Brijeg 2–4 Kairat 1–2 1–2
DAC Dunajská Streda 3–3 (a)[upper-alpha 1] Cracovia 1–1 2–2 (a.e.t.)
Kauno Žalgiris 0–6 Apollon Limassol 0–2 0–4
Ventspils 3–1 Teuta 3–0 0–1
Stjarnan 4–4 (a) FCI Levadia 2–1 2–3 (a.e.t.)
Cliftonville 1–6 Haugesund 0–1 1–5
Riteriai 1–1 (a) KÍ Klaksvík 1–1 0–0
Liepāja 3–2[upper-alpha 1] Dinamo Minsk 1–1 2–1
St Patrick's Athletic 1–4[upper-alpha 1] IFK Norrköping 0–2 1–2
Aberdeen 4–2 RoPS 2–1 2–1
Balzan 3–5[upper-alpha 1] Domžale 3–4 0–1
Laçi 1–2 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 1–1 0–1
Narva Trans 1–6[upper-alpha 1] Budućnost Podgorica 0–2 1–4
Sabail 4–6 Universitatea Craiova 2–3 2–3
Pyunik 5–4 Shkupi 3–3 2–1
AEK Larnaca 2–0 Petrocub Hîncești 1–0 1–0

Notes

  1. Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Second qualifying round

The second qualifying round was split into two separate sections: Champions Path (for league champions) and League Path (for cup winners and league non-champions). The draw for the second qualifying round was held on 19 June 2019.[33] The first legs were played on 23, 24 and 25 July, and the second legs on 30, 31 July and 1 August 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Path
Sarajevo Bye N/A N/A N/A
Tre Penne 0–10 Sūduva 0–5 0–5
Piast Gliwice 4–4 (a) Riga 3–2 1–2
Partizani 1–2 Sheriff Tiraspol 0–1 1–1
Ararat-Armenia 4–1 Lincoln Red Imps 2–0 2–1
Valur 1–5 Ludogorets Razgrad 1–1 0–4
Slovan Bratislava 4–1 Feronikeli 2–1 2–0
FC Santa Coloma 1–4 Astana 0–0 1–4
HB Tórshavn 2–3 Linfield 2–2 0–1
Shkëndija 2–3 F91 Dudelange 1–2 1–1
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Main Path
IFK Norrköping 3–0 Liepāja 2–0 1–0
Hapoel Be'er Sheva 3–1 Kairat 2–0 1–1
Arsenal Tula 0–4 Neftçi Baku 0–1 0–3
Espanyol 7–1 Stjarnan 4–0 3–1
DAC Dunajská Streda 3–5 Atromitos 1–2 2–3
Haugesund 3–2 Sturm Graz 2–0 1–2
AEK Larnaca 7–0 Levski Sofia 3–0 4–0
Legia Warsaw 1–0 KuPS 1–0 0–0
FC Utrecht 2–3 Zrinjski Mostar 1–1 1–2 (a.e.t.)
Pyunik 2–1 Jablonec 2–1 0–0
Lechia Gdańsk 3–5 Brøndby 2–1 1–4 (a.e.t.)
Fehérvár 1–2 Vaduz 1–0 0–2 (a.e.t.)
Gabala 0–5 Dinamo Tbilisi 0–2 0–3
Yeni Malatyaspor 3–2 Olimpija Ljubljana 2–2 1–0
Flora 2–4 Eintracht Frankfurt 1–2 1–2
Domžale 4–5 Malmö FF 2–2 2–3
Molde 3–1 Čukarički 0–0 3–1
Chikhura Sachkhere 1–6[upper-alpha 1] Aberdeen 1–1 0–5
Gent 7–5 Viitorul Constanța 6–3 1–2
Budućnost Podgorica 1–4 Zorya Luhansk 1–3 0–1
CSKA Sofia 1–1 (4–3 p) Osijek 1–0 0–1 (a.e.t.)
Torino 7–1 Debrecen 3–0 4–1
Luzern 2–0 KÍ Klaksvík 1–0 1–0
Rangers 2–0 Progrès Niederkorn 2–0 0–0
Ventspils 6–2 Gżira United 4–0 2–2
Strasbourg 4–3 Maccabi Haifa 3–1 1–2
Mladá Boleslav 4–3 Ordabasy 1–1 3–2
Shamrock Rovers 3–4 Apollon Limassol 2–1 1–3 (a.e.t.)
AZ 3–0 BK Häcken 0–0 3–0
Alashkert 3–5 FCSB 0–3 3–2
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 3–3 (a) Spartak Trnava 2–0 1–3
Wolverhampton Wanderers 6–1 Crusaders 2–0 4–1
Aris 1–0 AEL Limassol 0–0 1–0
Jeunesse Esch 0–5 Vitória de Guimarães 0–1 0–4
Honvéd 0–0 (1–3 p) Universitatea Craiova 0–0 0–0 (a.e.t.)
Shakhtyor Soligorsk 2–0 Esbjerg 2–0 0–0
Connah's Quay Nomads 0–4 Partizan 0–1 0–3

Notes

  1. Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Third qualifying round

The third qualifying round was split into two separate sections: Champions Path (for league champions) and League Path (for cup winners and league non-champions). The draw for the third qualifying round was held on 22 July 2019.[34] The first legs were played on 6, 7 and 8 August, and the second legs on 13, 14 and 15 August 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Path
Sutjeska Nikšić 3–5 Linfield 1–2 2–3
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2–4 Sūduva 1–2 1–2
Ararat-Armenia 3–2 Saburtalo Tbilisi 1–2 2–0
Riga 3–3 (a) HJK 1–1 2–2
Ludogorets Razgrad 9–0 The New Saints 5–0 4–0
Sarajevo 1–2 BATE Borisov 1–2 0–0
F91 Dudelange 4–1 Nõmme Kalju 3–1 1–0
Astana 9–1 Valletta 5–1 4–0
Sheriff Tiraspol 2–3 AIK 1–2 1–1
Slovan Bratislava 4–1 Dundalk 1–0 3–1
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Main Path
IFK Norrköping 2–4 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 1–1 1–3
Torino 6–1 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 5–0 1–1
Antwerp 2–2 (a) Viktoria Plzeň 1–0 1–2 (a.e.t.)
Austria Wien 2–5 Apollon Limassol 1–2 1–3
Feyenoord 5–1 Dinamo Tbilisi 4–0 1–1
Brøndby 3–7 Braga 2–4 1–3
Molde 4–3 Aris 3–0 1–3 (a.e.t.)
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 0–2 Strasbourg 0–1 0–1
Thun 3–5 Spartak Moscow 2–3 1–2
FCSB 1–0 Mladá Boleslav 0–0 1–0
Pyunik 0–8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–4 0–4
Midtjylland 3–7 Rangers 2–4 1–3
Mariupol 0–4 AZ 0–0 0–4
AEK Larnaca 1–4 Gent 1–1 0–3
Legia Warsaw 2–0 Atromitos 0–0 2–0
Haugesund 0–1 PSV Eindhoven 0–1 0–0
Rijeka 4–0 Aberdeen 2–0 2–0
Ventspils 0–9 Vitória de Guimarães 0–3 0–6
Vaduz 0–6 Eintracht Frankfurt 0–5 0–1
Partizan 3–2 Yeni Malatyaspor 3–1 0–1
Malmö FF 3–1 Zrinjski Mostar 3–0 0–1
CSKA Sofia 1–2 Zorya Luhansk 1–1 0–1
Neftçi Baku 3–4 Bnei Yehuda 2–2 1–2
Luzern 0–6 Espanyol 0–3 0–3
Sparta Prague 3–4 Trabzonspor 2–2 1–2
Universitatea Craiova 1–3 AEK Athens 0–2 1–1

Play-off round


The play-off round was split into two separate sections: Champions Path (for league champions) and League Path (for cup winners and league non-champions). The draw for the play-off round was held on 5 August 2019.[35] The first legs were played on 22 August, and the second legs will be played on 29 August 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Path
Sūduva 2–4 Ferencváros 0–0 2–4
Copenhagen 3–2 Riga 3–1 0–1
Celtic 6–1 AIK 2–0 4–1
Ararat-Armenia 3–3 (4–5 p) F91 Dudelange 2–1 1–2 (a.e.t.)
Ludogorets Razgrad 2–2 (a) Maribor 0–0 2–2
Linfield 4–4 (a) Qarabağ 3–2 1–2
Slovan Bratislava 3–3 (a) PAOK 1–0 2–3
Astana 3–2 BATE Borisov 3–0 0–2
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Main Path
Torino 3–5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–3 1–2
Legia Warsaw 0–1 Rangers 0–0 0–1
FCSB 0–1 Vitória de Guimarães 0–0 0–1
PSV Eindhoven 7–0 Apollon Limassol 3–0 4–0
AEK Athens 3–3 (a) Trabzonspor 1–3 2–0
Feyenoord 6–0 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 3–0 3–0
Gent 3–2 Rijeka 2–1 1–1
Espanyol 5–3 Zorya Luhansk 3–1 2–2
Partizan 3–2 Molde 2–1 1–1
Braga 3–1 Spartak Moscow 1–0 2–1
Malmö FF 4–0 Bnei Yehuda 3–0 1–0
Strasbourg 1–3 Eintracht Frankfurt 1–0 0–3
AZ 5–2 Antwerp 1–1 4–1 (a.e.t.)

Group stage


Location of teams of the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League group stage.
Brown: Group A; Green: Group B; Deep Pink: Group C; Yellow: Group D;
Red: Group E; Cyan: Group F; Blue: Group G; Purple: Group H;
Pink: Group I; Turquoise: Group J; Spring Green: Group K; Orange: Group L.

The draw for the group stage was held on 30 August 2019, 13:00 CEST, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.[36] The 48 teams were drawn into twelve groups of four, with the restriction that teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other. For the draw, the teams were seeded into four pots based on their 2019 UEFA club coefficients.[30]

In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The group winners and runners-up advanced to the round of 32, where they were joined by the eight third-placed teams of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League group stage. The matchdays were 19 September, 3 October, 24 October, 7 November, 28 November, and 12 December 2019.

A total of 26 national associations were represented in the group stage. Espanyol, Ferencváros, LASK, Oleksandriya, Wolfsberger AC and Wolverhampton Wanderers made their debut appearances in the group stage (although Espanyol and Ferencváros had appeared in the UEFA Cup group stage).

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification SEV APO QRB DUD
1 Sevilla 6 5 0 1 14 3 +11 15 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 2–0 3–0
2 APOEL 6 3 1 2 10 8 +2 10 1–0 2–1 3–4
3 Qarabağ 6 1 2 3 8 11 3 5 0–3 2–2 1–1
4 F91 Dudelange 6 1 1 4 8 18 10 4 2–5 0–2 1–4
Source: UEFA

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MAL KOB DKV LUG
1 Malmö FF 6 3 2 1 8 6 +2 11 Advance to knockout phase 1–1 4–3 2–1
2 Copenhagen 6 2 3 1 5 4 +1 9 0–1 1–1 1–0
3 Dynamo Kyiv 6 1 4 1 7 7 0 7 1–0 1–1 1–1
4 Lugano 6 0 3 3 2 5 3 3 0–0 0–1 0–0
Source: UEFA

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BSL GET KRA TRA
1 Basel 6 4 1 1 12 4 +8 13 Advance to knockout phase 2–1 5–0 2–0
2 Getafe 6 4 0 2 8 4 +4 12 0–1 3–0 1–0
3 Krasnodar 6 3 0 3 7 11 4 9 1–0 1–2 3–1
4 Trabzonspor 6 0 1 5 3 11 8 1 2–2 0–1 0–2
Source: UEFA

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification LASK SPO PSV ROS
1 LASK 6 4 1 1 11 4 +7 13 Advance to knockout phase 3–0 4–1 1–0
2 Sporting CP 6 4 0 2 11 7 +4 12 2–1 4–0 1–0
3 PSV Eindhoven 6 2 2 2 9 12 3 8 0–0 3–2 1–1
4 Rosenborg 6 0 1 5 3 11 8 1 1–2 0–2 1–4
Source: UEFA

Group E

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification CEL CLJ LAZ REN
1 Celtic 6 4 1 1 10 6 +4 13 Advance to knockout phase 2–0 2–1 3–1
2 CFR Cluj 6 4 0 2 6 4 +2 12 2–0 2–1 1–0
3 Lazio 6 2 0 4 6 9 3 6 1–2 1–0 2–1
4 Rennes 6 1 1 4 5 8 3 4 1–1 0–1 2–0
Source: UEFA

Group F

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ARS FRA STL VSC
1 Arsenal 6 3 2 1 14 7 +7 11 Advance to knockout phase 1–2 4–0 3–2
2 Eintracht Frankfurt 6 3 0 3 8 10 2 9 0–3 2–1 2–3
3 Standard Liège 6 2 2 2 8 10 2 8 2–2 2–1 2–0
4 Vitória de Guimarães 6 1 2 3 7 10 3 5 1–1 0–1 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group G

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification POR RAN YB FEY
1 Porto 6 3 1 2 8 9 1 10 Advance to knockout phase 1–1 2–1 3–2
2 Rangers 6 2 3 1 8 6 +2 9 2–0 1–1 1–0
3 Young Boys 6 2 2 2 8 7 +1 8 1–2 2–1 2–0
4 Feyenoord 6 1 2 3 7 9 2 5 2–0 2–2 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group H

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ESP LUD FER CSKA
1 Espanyol 6 3 2 1 12 4 +8 11 Advance to knockout phase 6–0 1–1 0–1
2 Ludogorets Razgrad 6 2 2 2 10 10 0 8 0–1 1–1 5–1
3 Ferencváros 6 1 4 1 5 7 2 7 2–2 0–3 0–0
4 CSKA Moscow 6 1 2 3 3 9 6 5 0–2 1–1 0–1
Source: UEFA

Group I

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification GNT WLF STE OLE
1 Gent 6 3 3 0 11 7 +4 12 Advance to knockout phase 2–2 3–2 2–1
2 VfL Wolfsburg 6 3 2 1 9 7 +2 11 1–3 1–0 3–1
3 Saint-Étienne 6 0 4 2 6 8 2 4 0–0 1–1 1–1
4 Oleksandriya 6 0 3 3 6 10 4 3 1–1 0–1 2–2
Source: UEFA

Group J

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification IBS ROM MGB WLB
1 İstanbul Başakşehir 6 3 1 2 7 9 2 10 Advance to knockout phase 0–3 1–1 1–0
2 Roma 6 2 3 1 12 6 +6 9 4–0 1–1 2–2
3 Borussia Mönchengladbach 6 2 2 2 6 9 3 8 1–2 2–1 0–4
4 Wolfsberger AC 6 1 2 3 7 8 1 5 0–3 1–1 0–1
Source: UEFA

Group K

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BRA WOL SLO BES
1 Braga 6 4 2 0 15 9 +6 14 Advance to knockout phase 3–3 2–2 3–1
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 6 4 1 1 11 5 +6 13 0–1 1–0 4–0
3 Slovan Bratislava 6 1 1 4 10 13 3 4 2–4 1–2 4–2
4 Beşiktaş 6 1 0 5 6 15 9 3 1–2 0–1 2–1
Source: UEFA

Group L

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MUN AZ PAR AST
1 Manchester United 6 4 1 1 10 2 +8 13 Advance to knockout phase 4–0 3–0 1–0
2 AZ 6 2 3 1 15 8 +7 9 0–0 2–2 6–0
3 Partizan 6 2 2 2 10 10 0 8 0–1 2–2 4–1
4 Astana 6 1 0 5 4 19 15 3 2–1 0–5 1–2
Source: UEFA

Knockout phase


In the knockout phase, teams played against each other over two legs on a home-and-away basis, except for the one-match final. The mechanism of the draws for each round was as follows:

  • In the draw for the round of 32, the twelve group winners and the four third-placed teams from the Champions League group stage with the better group records were seeded, and the twelve group runners-up and the other four third-placed teams from the Champions League group stage were unseeded. The seeded teams were drawn against the unseeded teams, with the seeded teams hosting the second leg. Teams from the same group or the same association could not be drawn against each other.
  • In the draws for the round of 16, quarter-finals and semi-finals, there were no seedings, and teams from the same group or the same association could be drawn against each other. As the draws for the quarter-finals and semi-finals were held together before the quarter-finals were played, the identity of the quarter-final winners was not known at the time of the semi-final draw. A draw was also held to determine which semi-final winner was designated as the "home" team for the final (for administrative purposes as it was played at a neutral venue).

On 17 June 2020, UEFA announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, the final stages of the competition would feature a format change. The quarter-finals, semi-finals and final would be played in a single-leg format from 10 to 21 August 2020 in the German cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, Duisburg and Gelsenkirchen. The matches were tentatively played behind closed doors, though spectators could be allowed subject to a review of the situation and the decisions of the national and local government.

Following the competition restart in August 2020, a maximum of five substitutions were allowed, with a sixth allowed in extra time. However, each team was only given three opportunities to make substitutions, with a fourth opportunity in extra time, excluding substitutions made at half-time, before the start of extra time and at half-time in extra time. This followed a proposal from FIFA and approval by IFAB to lessen the impact of fixture congestion.[37]

Bracket

Round of 32Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
                            
Olympiacos (a.e.t.; a)022
Arsenal112
Olympiacos101
Wolverhampton Wanderers112
Wolverhampton Wanderers426
Espanyol033
Wolverhampton Wanderers0
Sevilla1
CFR Cluj101
Sevilla (a)101
Sevilla2
Roma0
Roma112
Gent011
Sevilla2
Manchester United1
AZ101
LASK123
LASK011
Manchester United527
Club Brugge101
Manchester United156
Manchester United (a.e.t.)1
Copenhagen0
Sporting CP314
İstanbul Başakşehir (a.e.t.)145
İstanbul Başakşehir101
Copenhagen033
Copenhagen134
21 August – Cologne
Celtic112
Sevilla3
Inter Milan2
Ludogorets Razgrad011
Inter Milan224
Inter Milan2
Getafe0
Getafe213
Ajax022
Inter Milan2
Bayer Leverkusen1
Rangers314
Braga202
Rangers101
Bayer Leverkusen314
Bayer Leverkusen235
Porto112
Inter Milan5
Shakhtar Donetsk0
VfL Wolfsburg235
Malmö FF101
VfL Wolfsburg101
Shakhtar Donetsk235
Shakhtar Donetsk235
Benfica134
Shakhtar Donetsk4
Basel1
Eintracht Frankfurt426
Red Bull Salzburg123
Eintracht Frankfurt000
Basel314
APOEL000
Basel314

Round of 32

The draw for the round of 32 was held on 16 December 2019, 13:00 CET.[38] The first legs were played on 20 February, and the second legs were played on 26, 27 and 28 February 2020.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Wolverhampton Wanderers 6–3 Espanyol 4–0 2–3
Sporting CP 4–5 İstanbul Başakşehir 3–1 1–4 (a.e.t.)
Getafe 3–2 Ajax 2–0 1–2
Bayer Leverkusen 5–2 Porto 2–1 3–1
Copenhagen 4–2 Celtic 1–1 3–1
APOEL 0–4 Basel 0–3 0–1
CFR Cluj 1–1 (a) Sevilla 1–1 0–0
Olympiacos 2–2 (a) Arsenal 0–1 2–1 (a.e.t.)
AZ 1–3 LASK 1–1 0–2
Club Brugge 1–6 Manchester United 1–1 0–5
Ludogorets Razgrad 1–4 Inter Milan 0–2 1–2
Eintracht Frankfurt 6–3 Red Bull Salzburg 4–1 2–2
Shakhtar Donetsk 5–4 Benfica 2–1 3–3
VfL Wolfsburg 5–1 Malmö FF 2–1 3–0
Roma 2–1 Gent 1–0 1–1
Rangers 4–2 Braga 3–2 1–0

Round of 16

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 28 February 2020, 13:00 CET.[39] Six of the eight first leg matches were played on 12 March, while the remaining first legs and all second leg fixtures were postponed by UEFA due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[40] On 17 June 2020, UEFA announced that the second legs would be played on 5–6 August 2020. In July 2020, they confirmed that the second legs would be played at the home team's stadium as normal. For the two ties that had not played their first legs, the matches were instead played in a single-leg format, at neutral venues in Germany.[41][42]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
İstanbul Başakşehir 1–3 Copenhagen 1–0 0–3
Olympiacos 1–2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 0–1
Rangers 1–4 Bayer Leverkusen 1–3 0–1
VfL Wolfsburg 1–5 Shakhtar Donetsk 1–2 0–3
Inter Milan 2–0 Getafe
Sevilla 2–0 Roma
Eintracht Frankfurt 0–4 Basel 0–3 0–1
LASK 1–7 Manchester United 0–5 1–2

Quarter-finals

The draw for the quarter-finals took place on 10 July 2020.[40][43] The matches were played on 10 and 11 August 2020.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Shakhtar Donetsk 4–1 Basel
Manchester United 1–0 (a.e.t.) Copenhagen
Inter Milan 2–1 Bayer Leverkusen
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–1 Sevilla

Semi-finals

The draw for the semi-finals took place on 10 July 2020 (after the quarter-final draw). The matches were played on 16 and 17 August 2020.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Sevilla 2–1 Manchester United
Inter Milan 5–0 Shakhtar Donetsk

Final

The final was played at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne. The "home" team (for administrative purposes) was determined by an additional draw held after the quarter-final and semi-final draws.[43]

Sevilla 3–2 Inter Milan
Report

Statistics


Statistics exclude qualifying rounds and play-off round.

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Team(s) Goals Minutes played
1 Bruno Fernandes[upper-alpha 1] Sporting CP
Manchester United
8 811
2 Romelu Lukaku Inter Milan 7 443
3 Diogo Jota Wolverhampton Wanderers 6 373
Andraž Šporar[upper-alpha 2] Slovan Bratislava
Sporting CP
718
Daichi Kamada Eintracht Frankfurt 738
Alfredo Morelos Rangers 792
Edin Višća İstanbul Başakşehir 930
8 Munir Sevilla 5 445
Marko Raguž LASK 486
Mason Greenwood Manchester United 640
Fabian Frei Basel 964

Notes

  1. Bruno Fernandes played for Sporting CP in the group stage and for Manchester United in the knockout stage, after his transfer during the January transfer window.
  2. Andraž Šporar played for Slovan Bratislava in the group stage and for Sporting CP in the knockout stage, after his transfer during the January transfer window.

Source:[46]

Top assists

Rank Player Team(s) Assists Minutes played
1 Galeno Braga 6 567
2 Juan Mata Manchester United 5 767
3 Uroš Matić APOEL 4 720
Bruno Fernandes[upper-alpha 1] Sporting CP
Manchester United
811
5 23 players 3 N/A
  1. Bruno Fernandes played for Sporting CP in the group stage and for Manchester United in the knockout stage, after his transfer during the January transfer window.

Source:[47]

Squad of the Season

The UEFA technical study group selected the following 23 players as the squad of the tournament.[48]

Pos. Player Team(s)
GK Samir Handanović Inter Milan
Yassine Bounou Sevilla
Karl-Johan Johnsson Copenhagen
DF Sergio Reguilón Sevilla
Jesús Navas Sevilla
Stefan de Vrij Inter Milan
Conor Coady Wolverhampton Wanderers
Jules Koundé Sevilla
Jonathan Tah Bayer Leverkusen
MF Bruno Fernandes[upper-alpha 1] Sporting CP
Manchester United
Éver Banega Sevilla
Kai Havertz Bayer Leverkusen
Fred Manchester United
Taison Shakhtar Donetsk
Nicolò Barella Inter Milan
Marcelo Brozović Inter Milan
Fabian Frei Basel
FW Romelu Lukaku Inter Milan
Lautaro Martínez Inter Milan
Marcus Rashford Manchester United
Lucas Ocampos Sevilla
Munir Sevilla
Luuk de Jong Sevilla

Notes

  1. Bruno Fernandes played for Sporting CP in the group stage and for Manchester United in the knockout stage, after his transfer during the January transfer window.

Player of the Season

Votes were cast by coaches of the 48 teams in the group stage, together with 55 journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group, representing each of UEFA's member associations. The coaches were not allowed to vote for players from their own teams. Jury members selected their top three players, with the first receiving five points, the second three and the third one. The shortlist of the top three players was announced on 17 September 2020.[49] The award winner was announced during the 2020–21 UEFA Europa League group stage draw in Switzerland on 2 October 2020.

Rank Player Team(s) Points
Shortlist of top three
1 Romelu Lukaku[1] Inter Milan 270
2 Bruno Fernandes[upper-alpha 1] Sporting CP
Manchester United
128
3 Éver Banega Sevilla 118
Players ranked 4–10
4 Luuk de Jong Sevilla 64
5 Jesús Navas Sevilla 59
6 Lucas Ocampos Sevilla 39
7 Kai Havertz Bayer Leverkusen 17
8 Diego Carlos Sevilla 9
9 Adama Traoré Wolverhampton Wanderers 8
10 Jules Koundé Sevilla 7

Notes

  1. Bruno Fernandes played for Sporting CP in the group stage and for Manchester United in the knockout stage, after his transfer during the January transfer window.

See also


Notes


  1. The remainder of the competition, held in August 2020, was played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[45]

References


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