2014–15 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round

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The qualifying phase and play-off round of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League were played from 1 July to 27 August 2014, to decide 10 of the 32 places in the group stage.[1]

All times are CEST (UTC+2).

Round and draw dates[edit]

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

Round Draw date and time First leg Second leg
First qualifying round 23 June 2014, 12:00[3] 1–2 July 2014 8–9 July 2014
Second qualifying round 15–16 July 2014 22–23 July 2014
Third qualifying round 18 July 2014, 12:00[4] 29–30 July 2014 5–6 August 2014
Play-off round 8 August 2014, 12:00[5] 19–20 August 2014 26–27 August 2014

Format[edit]

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. 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 randomly. 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 may form "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[edit]

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

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

A total of 55 teams (40 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 automatic qualifiers. 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 were the participating teams (with their 2014 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
Play-off round
Team Coeff
League Route
England Arsenal 112.949
Portugal Porto 105.459
Germany Bayer Leverkusen 70.328
Italy Napoli 61.387
Spain Athletic Bilbao 54.542
Third qualifying round
Team Coeff
Champions Route
Austria Red Bull Salzburg 46.185
Cyprus APOEL 37.650
Denmark AaB 5.260
League Route
Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 73.899
France Lille 45.300
Denmark Copenhagen 45.260
Belgium Standard Liège 38.260
Turkey Beşiktaş 32.840
Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 32.193
Greece Panathinaikos 30.220
Netherlands Feyenoord 13.362
Switzerland Grasshoppers 9.645
Cyprus AEL Limassol 7.650
Second qualifying round
Team Coeff
Champions Route
Romania Steaua București 39.451
Scotland Celtic 36.813
Belarus BATE Borisov 33.725
Czech Republic Sparta Prague 28.870
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 23.925
Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 18.125
Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 17.875
Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 17.075
Slovenia Maribor 16.200
Poland Legia Warsaw 15.275
Serbia Partizan 14.825
Hungary Debrecen 10.325
Slovakia Slovan Bratislava 8.700
Kazakhstan Aktobe 8.150
Latvia Ventspils 7.750
Azerbaijan Qarabağ 7.575
Finland HJK 7.435
Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi 6.975
Sweden Malmö FF 6.265
Iceland KR 5.350
Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 4.975
Norway Strømsgodset 4.855
Wales The New Saints 4.850
Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic 4.775
Albania Skënderbeu Korçë 4.600
Republic of Macedonia Rabotnički 4.550
Malta Valletta 4.466
Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar 4.000
Northern Ireland Cliftonville 3.225
Lithuania Žalgiris Vilnius 3.050
Montenegro Sutjeska Nikšić 2.450
First qualifying round
Team Coeff
Champions Route
Estonia Levadia Tallinn 4.575
Faroe Islands HB 3.175
Andorra FC Santa Coloma 2.166
Armenia Banants 1.325
San Marino La Fiorita 0.699
Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps 0.000

First qualifying round[edit]

Seeding[edit]

A total of six teams played in the first qualifying round.[8] The draw was held on 23 June 2014.[9]

Seeded Unseeded

Estonia Levadia Tallinn
Faroe Islands HB
Andorra FC Santa Coloma

Armenia Banants
San Marino La Fiorita
Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps

Matches[edit]

The first legs were played on 1 and 2 July, and the second legs were played on 8 July 2014.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
FC Santa Coloma Andorra 3–3 (a) Armenia Banants 1–0 2–3
Lincoln Red Imps Gibraltar 3–6 Faroe Islands HB 1–1 2–5
La Fiorita San Marino 0–8 Estonia Levadia Tallinn 0–1 0–7

First leg[edit]

1 July 2014
20:00
FC Santa Coloma Andorra 1–0 Armenia Banants
Pujol Goal 5' Report
Estadi Comunal, Andorra la Vella
Attendance: 323
Referee: Jens Maae (Denmark)

1 July 2014
20:30
La Fiorita San Marino 0–1 Estonia Levadia Tallinn
Report Tamm Goal 90+3'

2 July 2014
20:00
Lincoln Red Imps Gibraltar 1–1 Faroe Islands HB
J. Chipolina Goal 18' (pen.) Report Hanssen Goal 71'
Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar
Attendance: 1,821
Referee: Alexandre Boucaut (Belgium)

Second leg[edit]

8 July 2014
16:00
Banants Armenia 3–2 Andorra FC Santa Coloma
R. Hovsepyan Goal 29'56' (pen.)
Mashumyan Goal 47'
Report Ildefons Lima Goal 20'
Casals Goal 90+4'

3–3 on aggregate. FC Santa Coloma won on away goals.


8 July 2014
18:00
Levadia Tallinn Estonia 7–0 San Marino La Fiorita
Kulinitš Goal 7'
Subbotin Goal 30'72'
El-Hussieny Goal 48'
Artjunin Goal 75'90+2'
Tipurić Goal 85'
Report
Kadrioru staadion, Tallinn
Attendance: 1,455
Referee: Chris Reisch (Luxembourg)

Levadia Tallinn won 8–0 on aggregate.


8 July 2014
20:00
HB Faroe Islands 5–2 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
Hanssen Goal 11'81'
Jensen Goal 25'
Edmundsson Goal 34'
Benjaminsen Goal 88'
Report Cabrera Goal 50'
J. Duarte Goal 77'
Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
Attendance: 1,068
Referee: Vadims Direktorenko (Latvia)

HB won 6–3 on aggregate.

Second qualifying round[edit]

Seeding[edit]

A total of 34 teams played in the second qualifying round:[8] 31 teams which entered in this round, and the three winners of the first qualifying round. The draw was held on 23 June 2014.[9]

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

Belarus BATE Borisov
Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
Slovenia Maribor
Kazakhstan Aktobe

Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi
Albania Skënderbeu Korçë
Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar
Montenegro Sutjeska Nikšić
Andorra FC Santa Coloma[†]

Scotland Celtic
Czech Republic Sparta Prague
Serbia Partizan
Hungary Debrecen
Slovakia Slovan Bratislava
Latvia Ventspils

Sweden Malmö FF
Iceland KR
Wales The New Saints
Estonia Levadia Tallinn[†]
Northern Ireland Cliftonville
Faroe Islands HB[†]

Romania Steaua București
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
Poland Legia Warsaw
Azerbaijan Qarabağ
Finland HJK

Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
Norway Strømsgodset
Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic
Republic of Macedonia Rabotnički
Malta Valletta
Lithuania Žalgiris Vilnius

Notes
  1. Winners of the first qualifying round, whose identity was not known at the time of the draw.

Matches[edit]

The first legs were played on 15 and 16 July, and the second legs were played on 22 and 23 July 2014.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
BATE Borisov Belarus 1–1 (a) Albania Skënderbeu Korçë 0–0 1–1
FC Santa Coloma Andorra 0–3[A] Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 0–1 0–2
Dinamo Tbilisi Georgia (country) 0–4 Kazakhstan Aktobe 0–1 0–3
Zrinjski Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovina 0–2 Slovenia Maribor 0–0 0–2
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova 5–0 Montenegro Sutjeska Nikšić 2–0 3–0
Sparta Prague Czech Republic 8–1 Estonia Levadia Tallinn 7–0 1–1
Malmö FF Sweden 1–0 Latvia Ventspils 0–0 1–0
Slovan Bratislava Slovakia 3–0 Wales The New Saints 1–0 2–0
KR Iceland 0–5[B] Scotland Celtic 0–1 0–4
Cliftonville Northern Ireland 0–2 Hungary Debrecen 0–0 0–2
Partizan Serbia 6–1 Faroe Islands HB 3–0 3–1
Legia Warsaw Poland 6–1 Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic 1–1 5–0
Rabotnički Republic of Macedonia 1–2 Finland HJK 0–0 1–2
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 4–0 Lithuania Žalgiris Vilnius 2–0 2–0
Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria 5–1 Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 4–0 1–1
Valletta Malta 0–5 Azerbaijan Qarabağ 0–1 0–4
Strømsgodset Norway 0–3 Romania Steaua București 0–1 0–2
Notes
  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw, due to the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict.[10]
  2. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.

First leg[edit]

15 July 2014
18:30
Valletta Malta 0–1 Azerbaijan Qarabağ
Report Chumbinho Goal 18'

15 July 2014
18:45
Slovan Bratislava Slovakia 1–0 Wales The New Saints
Čikoš Goal 52' Report

15 July 2014
19:00
BATE Borisov Belarus 0–0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë
Report
Borisov Arena, Barysaw
Attendance: 12,671
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (Bulgaria)

15 July 2014
19:00
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova 2–0 Montenegro Sutjeska Nikšić
Mureșan Goal 71'
Isa Goal 87'
Report
Sheriff Stadium, Tiraspol
Attendance: 6,351
Referee: Clayton Pisani (Malta)

15 July 2014
19:30
Zrinjski Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovina 0–0 Slovenia Maribor
Report

15 July 2014
20:00
FC Santa Coloma Andorra 0–1 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
Report Prica Goal 64'

15 July 2014
20:00
Rabotnički Republic of Macedonia 0–0 Finland HJK
Report
Philip II Arena, Skopje
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Tamás Bognár (Hungary)

15 July 2014
20:45
Sparta Prague Czech Republic 7–0 Estonia Levadia Tallinn
Lafata Goal 22'44'45+4' (pen.)57'60'
Tipurić Goal 55' (o.g.)
Přikyl Goal 84'
Report
Generali Arena, Prague
Attendance: 10,152
Referee: Arnold Hunter (Northern Ireland)

15 July 2014
20:45
Cliftonville Northern Ireland 0–0 Hungary Debrecen
Report
Solitude, Belfast
Attendance: 1,750
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)

15 July 2014
20:45
Partizan Serbia 3–0 Faroe Islands HB
Lazović Goal 14'64'
Škuletić Goal 71'
Report
Stadion Partizana, Belgrade
Attendance: 11,758
Referee: Sven Bindels (Luxembourg)

15 July 2014
20:45
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 2–0 Lithuania Žalgiris Vilnius
Soudani Goal 58'
Antolić Goal 70'
Report
Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb
Attendance: 4,211
Referee: Anthony Taylor (England)

15 July 2014
21:00
KR Iceland 0–1 Scotland Celtic
Report McGregor Goal 84'
KR-völlur, Reykjavík
Attendance: 1,520
Referee: Andreas Pappas (Greece)

16 July 2014
19:00
Dinamo Tbilisi Georgia (country) 0–1 Kazakhstan Aktobe
Report Danilo Neco Goal 51'
Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi
Attendance: 10,100
Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (Poland)

16 July 2014
19:00
Malmö FF Sweden 0–0 Latvia Ventspils
Report
Swedbank Stadion, Malmö
Attendance: 8,831
Referee: Antti Munukka (Finland)

16 July 2014
19:00
Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria 4–0 Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
Dani Abalo Goal 35'
Bezjak Goal 43'
Anicet Goal 65'
Espinho Goal 68'
Report
Ludogorets Arena, Razgrad
Attendance: 4,104
Referee: Richard Trutz (Slovakia)

16 July 2014
19:30
Strømsgodset Norway 0–1 Romania Steaua București
Report Iancu Goal 49'

16 July 2014
20:45
Legia Warsaw Poland 1–1 Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic
Radović Goal 90+1' Report Fagan Goal 38'
Pepsi Arena, Warsaw
Attendance: 11,075
Referee: Marius Avram (Romania)

Second leg[edit]

22 July 2014
17:30
Sutjeska Nikšić Montenegro 0–3 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
Report Benson Goal 5'
Luvannor Goal 35'
Isa Goal 54'

Sheriff Tiraspol won 5–0 on aggregate.


22 July 2014
18:00
Levadia Tallinn Estonia 1–1 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
Teever Goal 68' Report Mareček Goal 38'
Kadrioru staadion, Tallinn
Attendance: 1,150
Referee: Antonio Damato (Italy)

Sparta Prague won 8–1 on aggregate.


22 July 2014
18:00
F91 Dudelange Luxembourg 1–1 Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
Turpel Goal 81' Report Bezjak Goal 51'
Stade Jos Nosbaum, Dudelange
Attendance: 842
Referee: Tobias Welz (Germany)

Ludogorets Razgrad won 5–1 on aggregate.


22 July 2014
18:30
Qarabağ Azerbaijan 4–0 Malta Valletta
Reynaldo Goal 15'
Chumbinho Goal 48'
Dias Goal 57'
George Goal 80'
Report

Qarabağ won 5–0 on aggregate.


22 July 2014
19:30
Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel 2–0 Andorra FC Santa Coloma
Zahavi Goal 62' (pen.)
Ben Haim Goal 90'
Report

Maccabi Tel Aviv won 3–0 on aggregate.


22 July 2014
19:45
The New Saints Wales 0–2 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava
Report Milinković Goal 74'89'
Corbett Sports Stadium, Rhyl
Attendance: 1,140
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (Denmark)

Slovan Bratislava won 3–0 on aggregate.


1–1 on aggregate. BATE Borisov won on away goals


22 July 2014
20:00
HB Faroe Islands 1–3 Serbia Partizan
Wardum Goal 35' Report Ninković Goal 49'
Lazović Goal 75'
Grbić Goal 90+1'
Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
Attendance: 1,150
Referee: Dimitar Meckarovski (Macedonia)

Partizan won 6–1 on aggregate.


22 July 2014
20:15
Žalgiris Vilnius Lithuania 0–2 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Report Soudani Goal 46'
Šimunić Goal 49'
LFF stadionas, Vilnius
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Artyom Kuchin (Kazakhstan)

Dinamo Zagreb won 4–0 on aggregate.


22 July 2014
20:30
Debrecen Hungary 2–0 Northern Ireland Cliftonville
Mihelič Goal 55'
Sidibe Goal 79'
Report
Nagyerdei Stadion, Debrecen
Attendance: 9,457
Referee: Vlado Glodjović (Serbia)

Debrecen won 2–0 on aggregate.


22 July 2014
20:45
Celtic Scotland 4–0 Iceland KR
Van Dijk Goal 13'20'
Pukki Goal 27'71'
Report

Celtic won 5–0 on aggregate.


23 July 2014
17:00
Aktobe Kazakhstan 3–0 Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi
Antonov Goal 75'
Zyankovich Goal 82'
Aimbetov Goal 90+4'
Report

Aktobe won 4–0 on aggregate.


23 July 2014
18:00
Ventspils Latvia 0–1 Sweden Malmö FF
Report Thelin Goal 19'

Malmö FF won 1–0 on aggregate.


23 July 2014
18:00
HJK Finland 2–1 Republic of Macedonia Rabotnički
Lod Goal 22'
Moren Goal 26'
Report Vujčić Goal 47'
Sonera-stadion, Helsinki
Attendance: 10,153
Referee: Neil Doyle (Republic of Ireland)

HJK won 2–1 on aggregate.


23 July 2014
19:30
Steaua București Romania 2–0 Norway Strømsgodset
Râpă Goal 72'
Stanciu Goal 84'
Report
Arena Națională, Bucharest
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Eitan Shemeulevitch (Israel)

Steaua București won 3–0 on aggregate.


23 July 2014
20:00
Maribor Slovenia 2–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar
Vršič Goal 45'
Ibraimi Goal 57' (pen.)
Report
Ljudski vrt, Maribor
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Sergei Lapochkin (Russia)

Maribor won 2–0 on aggregate.


23 July 2014
20:45
St Patrick's Athletic Republic of Ireland 0–5 Poland Legia Warsaw
Report Radović Goal 25'82'
Żyro Goal 69'
Saganowski Goal 87'
Byrne Goal 90+2' (o.g.)
Tallaght Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)

Legia Warsaw won 6–1 on aggregate.

Notes
  1. ^ On 17 July 2014, the UEFA Emergency Panel decided that Israeli clubs must play their home legs outside of the country "until further notice" due to the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict.[11]
  2. ^ The match was played at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh as Celtic's home stadium, Celtic Park, Glasgow, was used for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Third qualifying round[edit]

Seeding[edit]

A total of 30 teams played in the third qualifying round:[12]

  • 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 18 July 2014.[13]

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

Austria Red Bull Salzburg
Scotland Celtic[†]
Belarus BATE Borisov[†]
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb[†]
Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol[†]

Poland Legia Warsaw[†]
Hungary Debrecen[†]
Slovakia Slovan Bratislava[†]
Azerbaijan Qarabağ[†]
Denmark AaB

Romania Steaua București[†]
Cyprus APOEL
Czech Republic Sparta Prague[†]
Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad[†]
Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv[†]

Slovenia Maribor[†]
Serbia Partizan[†]
Kazakhstan Aktobe[†]
Sweden Malmö FF[†]
Finland HJK[†]

Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg[‡]
France Lille
Denmark Copenhagen
Belgium Standard Liège
Turkey Beşiktaş

Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk[‡]
Greece Panathinaikos
Netherlands Feyenoord
Switzerland Grasshoppers
Cyprus AEL Limassol

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.
  2. On 17 July 2014, the UEFA emergency panel ruled that Ukrainian and Russian clubs would not be drawn against each other "until further notice" due to the political unrest between the countries.[11] Therefore, Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg and Ukrainian club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk could not be drawn into the same tie.

Matches[edit]

The first legs were played on 29 and 30 July, and the second legs were played on 5 and 6 August 2014.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Qarabağ Azerbaijan 2–3 Austria Red Bull Salzburg 2–1 0–2
Debrecen Hungary 2–3 Belarus BATE Borisov 1–0 1–3
Slovan Bratislava Slovakia 2–1 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 2–1 0–0
AaB Denmark 2–1 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 0–1 2–0
Legia Warsaw Poland 4–4 (a) Scotland Celtic 4–1 0–3[E]
Aktobe Kazakhstan 3–4 Romania Steaua București 2–2 1–2
Maribor Slovenia 3–2 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–0 2–2
HJK Finland 2–4 Cyprus APOEL 2–2 0–2
Sparta Prague Czech Republic 4–4 (a) Sweden Malmö FF 4–2 0–2
Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria 2–2 (a) Serbia Partizan 0–0 2–2
League Route
AEL Limassol Cyprus 1–3 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 1–0 0–3
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Ukraine 0–2 Denmark Copenhagen 0–0 0–2
Feyenoord Netherlands 2–5 Turkey Beşiktaş 1–2 1–3
Grasshoppers Switzerland 1–3 France Lille 0–2 1–1
Standard Liège Belgium 2–1 Greece Panathinaikos 0–0 2–1
Notes
  1. ^ UEFA awarded Celtic a 3–0 win due to Legia Warsaw fielding suspended player Bartosz Bereszyński in the second leg. The original match had ended in a 2–0 win for Legia Warsaw.[14]

First leg[edit]

29 July 2014
19:30
Sparta Prague Czech Republic 4–2 Sweden Malmö FF
Lafata Goal 22'51'70'
Kováč Goal 52'
Report Forsberg Goal 17'
Kiese Thelin Goal 27'
Generali Arena, Prague
Attendance: 12,833
Referee: Halis Özkahya (Turkey)

29 July 2014
20:15
Slovan Bratislava Slovakia 2–1 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
Žofčák Goal 42' (pen.)
Mészáros Goal 85'
Report Ricardinho Goal 74'

29 July 2014
20:30
Debrecen Hungary 1–0 Belarus BATE Borisov
Sidibe Goal 56' (pen.) Report
Nagyerdei Stadion, Debrecen
Attendance: 10,191
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)

30 July 2014
17:00
Aktobe Kazakhstan 2–2 Romania Steaua București
Korobkin Goal 58'
Arzumanyan Goal 87'
Report Keserü Goal 44'
Prepeliță Goal 78'
Aktobe Central Stadium, Aktobe
Attendance: 12,200
Referee: Hüseyin Göçek (Turkey)

30 July 2014
17:30
Qarabağ Azerbaijan 2–1 Austria Red Bull Salzburg
Dias Goal 2'
Reynaldo Goal 86'
Report Soriano Goal 77'

30 July 2014
18:00
HJK Finland 2–2 Cyprus APOEL
Savage Goal 11'45+1' (pen.) Report De Vincenti Goal 71'
Sheridan Goal 74'
Sonera-stadion, Helsinki
Attendance: 10,189
Referee: Paweł Gil (Poland)


30 July 2014
18:00
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Ukraine 0–0[F] Denmark Copenhagen
Report
NSC Olimpiyskiy, Kiev[G]
Attendance: 23,410
Referee: Andre Marriner (England)

30 July 2014
19:00
Grasshoppers Switzerland 0–2 France Lille
Report Corchia Goal 29'
Mendes Goal 49'
Letzigrund, Zürich
Attendance: 7,700
Referee: Aleksei Eskov (Russia)

30 July 2014
20:00
Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria 0–0 Serbia Partizan
Report
Ludogorets Arena, Razgrad
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Kenn Hansen (Denmark)

30 July 2014
20:00
Feyenoord Netherlands 1–2 Turkey Beşiktaş
Te Vrede Goal 90+5' (pen.) Report Pektemek Goal 13'
Koyunlu Goal 71'
De Kuip, Rotterdam
Attendance: 44,000
Referee: Luca Banti (Italy)

30 July 2014
20:00
Standard Liège Belgium 0–0 Greece Panathinaikos
Report
Stade Maurice Dufrasne, Liège
Attendance: 18,483
Referee: Carlos Clos Gómez (Spain)

30 July 2014
20:15
AaB Denmark 0–1 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Report Brozović Goal 49'
Nordjyske Arena, Aalborg
Attendance: 9,438
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)

30 July 2014
20:30
Maribor Slovenia 1–0 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
Bohar Goal 90+4' Report
Ljudski vrt, Maribor
Attendance: 8,120
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (Slovakia)

30 July 2014
20:45
Legia Warsaw Poland 4–1 Scotland Celtic
Radović Goal 10'36'
Żyro Goal 84'
Kosecki Goal 90+1'
Report McGregor Goal 8'
Pepsi Arena, Warsaw
Attendance: 22,265
Referee: Pol van Boekel (Netherlands)
Notes
  1. ^ The match was delayed for 15 minutes before the start of the second half due to fan violence.[15]
  2. ^ The match was played at NSC Olimpiyskiy, Kiev instead of Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk's home stadium, Dnipro-Arena, Dnipropetrovsk, due to the pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine.[16]

Second leg[edit]

5 August 2014
19:30
BATE Borisov Belarus 3–1 Hungary Debrecen
A. Valadzko Goal 39'
Rodionov Goal 66'
Krivets Goal 90+4'
Report Sidibe Goal 20' (pen.)
Borisov Arena, Barysaw
Attendance: 12,788
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (Sweden)

BATE Borisov won 3–2 on aggregate.


5 August 2014
20:00
Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel 2–2 Slovenia Maribor
Ben Haim Goal 42'
Ben Basat Goal 54'
Report Ibraimi Goal 36'55'

Maribor won 3–2 on aggregate.


5 August 2014
20:00
Panathinaikos Greece 1–2 Belgium Standard Liège
Arslanagic Goal 17' (o.g.) Report Mbombo Goal 36'
M'Poku Goal 42'

Standard Liège won 2–1 on aggregate.


5 August 2014
20:30
Lille France 1–1 Switzerland Grasshoppers
Balmont Goal 19' Report Abrashi Goal 33'

Lille won 3–1 on aggregate.


6 August 2014
18:00
Zenit Saint Petersburg Russia 3–0 Cyprus AEL Limassol
Rondón Goal 55'
Danny Goal 88'
Kerzhakov Goal 90' (pen.)
Report

Zenit Saint Petersburg won 3–1 on aggregate.


6 August 2014
18:30
APOEL Cyprus 2–0 Finland HJK
Sheridan Goal 17'
De Vincenti Goal 43' (pen.)
Report
GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 14,271
Referee: Liran Liany (Israel)

APOEL won 4–2 on aggregate.


6 August 2014
19:00
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova 0–0 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava
Report
Sheriff Stadium, Tiraspol
Attendance: 8,753
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)

Slovan Bratislava won 2–1 on aggregate.


6 August 2014
19:00
Malmö FF Sweden 2–0 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
Rosenberg Goal 35'55' Report
Swedbank Stadion, Malmö
Attendance: 19,322
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)

4–4 on aggregate. Malmö won on away goals.


6 August 2014
19:30
Steaua București Romania 2–1 Kazakhstan Aktobe
Chipciu Goal 3'
Stanciu Goal 39'
Report Kapadze Goal 85'

Steaua București won 4–3 on aggregate.


6 August 2014
19:30
Beşiktaş Turkey 3–1 Netherlands Feyenoord
Ba Goal 28'80'86' Report Manu Goal 74'

Beşiktaş won 5–2 on aggregate.


6 August 2014
20:00
Copenhagen Denmark 2–0 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Cornelius Goal 36'
Kadrii Goal 52'
Report
Telia Parken, Copenhagen
Attendance: 18,875
Referee: Duarte Gomes (Portugal)

Copenhagen won 2–0 on aggregate.


6 August 2014
20:30
Red Bull Salzburg Austria 2–0 Azerbaijan Qarabağ
Hinteregger Goal 18'34' Report
Red Bull Arena, Wals-Siezenheim
Attendance: 20,716
Referee: Bobby Madden (Scotland)

Red Bull Salzburg won 3–2 on aggregate.


6 August 2014
20:45
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 0–2 Denmark AaB
Report Jacobsen Goal 36'85'
Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb
Attendance: 8,235
Referee: Yevhen Aranovskiy (Ukraine)

AaB won 2–1 on aggregate.


6 August 2014
20:45
Celtic Scotland 3–0
Awarded
Poland Legia Warsaw
Report Żyro Goal 36'
Kucharczyk Goal 61'

4–4 on aggregate. Celtic won on away goals. The second leg originally ended 0–2 but Legia Warsaw were later ruled to have forfeited the match after fielding suspended player Bartosz Bereszyński as a substitute, and Celtic were therefore awarded the second leg 3–0.


6 August 2014
20:45
Partizan Serbia 2–2 Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
Škuletić Goal 30'35' Report Marcelinho Goal 19'21'
Stadion Partizana, Belgrade
Attendance: 18,504
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (Belarus)

2–2 on aggregate. Ludogorets Razgrad won on away goals.

Notes
  1. ^ On 17 July 2014, the UEFA Emergency Panel decided that Israeli clubs must play their home legs outside of the country "until further notice" due to the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict.[11]
  2. ^ The match was played at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh as Celtic's home stadium, Celtic Park, Glasgow, was used for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Play-off round[edit]

Seeding[edit]

A total of 20 teams played in the play-off round:[17]

  • 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 8 August 2014.[18]

Champions Route League Route
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded

Austria Red Bull Salzburg[†]
Romania Steaua București[†]
Cyprus APOEL[†]
Scotland Celtic[†]
Belarus BATE Borisov[†]

Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad[†]
Slovenia Maribor[†]
Slovakia Slovan Bratislava[†]
Sweden Malmö FF[†]
Denmark AaB[†]

England Arsenal
Portugal Porto
Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg[†]
Germany Bayer Leverkusen
Italy Napoli

Spain Athletic Bilbao
France Lille[†]
Denmark Copenhagen[†]
Belgium Standard Liège[†]
Turkey Beşiktaş[†]

Notes
  1. Winners of the third qualifying round.

Matches[edit]

The first legs were played on 19 and 20 August, and the second legs were played on 26 and 27 August 2014.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Maribor Slovenia 2–1 Scotland Celtic 1–1 1–0
Red Bull Salzburg Austria 2–4 Sweden Malmö FF 2–1 0–3
AaB Denmark 1–5 Cyprus APOEL 1–1 0–4
Steaua București Romania 1–1 (5–6 p) Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 1–0 0–1 (a.e.t.)
Slovan Bratislava Slovakia 1–4 Belarus BATE Borisov 1–1 0–3
League Route
Beşiktaş Turkey 0–1 England Arsenal 0–0 0–1
Standard Liège Belgium 0–4 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 0–1 0–3
Copenhagen Denmark 2–7 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 2–3 0–4
Lille France 0–3 Portugal Porto 0–1 0–2
Napoli Italy 2–4 Spain Athletic Bilbao 1–1 1–3

First leg[edit]

19 August 2014
20:45
Red Bull Salzburg Austria 2–1 Sweden Malmö FF
Schiemer Goal 16'
Soriano Goal 54'
Report Forsberg Goal 90'

19 August 2014
20:45
Steaua București Romania 1–0 Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
Chipciu Goal 88' Report
Arena Națională, Bucharest
Attendance: 35,342[19]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

19 August 2014
20:45
Beşiktaş Turkey 0–0 England Arsenal
Report

19 August 2014
20:45
Copenhagen Denmark 2–3 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
M. Jørgensen Goal 9'
Amartey Goal 13'
Report Kießling Goal 5'
Bellarabi Goal 31'
Son Heung-min Goal 42'

19 August 2014
20:45
Napoli Italy 1–1 Spain Athletic Bilbao
Higuaín Goal 68' Report Muniain Goal 41'
San Paolo, Naples
Attendance: 49,872[19]
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)

20 August 2014
20:45
Maribor Slovenia 1–1 Scotland Celtic
Bohar Goal 14' Report McGregor Goal 6'
Ljudski vrt, Maribor
Attendance: 11,025[20]
Referee: Pavel Královec (Czech Republic)

20 August 2014
20:45
AaB Denmark 1–1 Cyprus APOEL
Thomsen Goal 16' Report Vinícius Goal 54'
Nordjyske Arena, Aalborg
Attendance: 9,663[20]
Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)

20 August 2014
20:45
Slovan Bratislava Slovakia 1–1 Belarus BATE Borisov
Vittek Goal 80' Report Jablonský Goal 44' (o.g.)

20 August 2014
20:45
Standard Liège Belgium 0–1 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
Report Shatov Goal 16'

20 August 2014
20:45
Lille France 0–1 Portugal Porto
Report Herrera Goal 61'

Second leg[edit]

26 August 2014
18:00
Zenit Saint Petersburg Russia 3–0 Belgium Standard Liège
Rondón Goal 30'
Hulk Goal 54' (pen.)58'
Report

Zenit Saint Petersburg won 4–0 on aggregate.


26 August 2014
20:45
Celtic Scotland 0–1 Slovenia Maribor
Report Tavares Goal 75'
Celtic Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 55,415[21]
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)

Maribor won 2–1 on aggregate.


26 August 2014
20:45
APOEL Cyprus 4–0 Denmark AaB
Vinícius Goal 29'
De Vincenti Goal 44'
Aloneftis Goal 64'
Sheridan Goal 75'
Report
GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 18,746[21]
Referee: William Collum (Scotland)

APOEL won 5–1 on aggregate.


26 August 2014
20:45
BATE Borisov Belarus 3–0 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava
Gordeichuk Goal 41'
Krivets Goal 84'
Rodionov Goal 85'
Report
Borisov Arena, Barysaw
Attendance: 12,970[21]
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

BATE Borisov won 4–1 on aggregate.


26 August 2014
20:45
Porto Portugal 2–0 France Lille
Brahimi Goal 49'
Martínez Goal 69'
Report
Estádio do Dragão, Porto
Attendance: 45,208[21]
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway)

Porto won 3–0 on aggregate.


27 August 2014
20:45
Malmö FF Sweden 3–0 Austria Red Bull Salzburg
Rosenberg Goal 11' (pen.)84'
Eriksson Goal 19'
Report
Swedbank Stadion, Malmö
Attendance: 20,361[22]
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)

Malmö FF won 4–2 on aggregate.


1–1 on aggregate. Ludogorets Razgrad won 6–5 on penalties.


27 August 2014
20:45
Arsenal England 1–0 Turkey Beşiktaş
Sánchez Goal 45+1' Report
Emirates Stadium, London
Attendance: 59,946[22]
Referee: Pedro Proença (Portugal)

Arsenal won 1–0 on aggregate.


27 August 2014
20:45
Bayer Leverkusen Germany 4–0 Denmark Copenhagen
Son Heung-min Goal 2'
Çalhanoğlu Goal 7'
Kießling Goal 31' (pen.)65'
Report
BayArena, Leverkusen
Attendance: 23,321[22]
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (England)

Bayer Leverkusen won 7–2 on aggregate.


27 August 2014
20:45
Athletic Bilbao Spain 3–1 Italy Napoli
Aduriz Goal 61'69'
Ibai Goal 74'
Report Hamšík Goal 47'
San Mamés, Bilbao
Attendance: 49,017[22]
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)

Athletic Bilbao won 4–2 on aggregate.

Top goalscorers[edit]

There were 212 goals in 90 matches in the qualifying phase and play-off round, for an average of 2.36 goals per match.[23]

Rank Player Team Goals Minutes played
1 Czech Republic David Lafata Czech Republic Sparta Prague 8 262'
2 Serbia Miroslav Radović Poland Legia Warsaw 5 358'
3 Sweden Markus Rosenberg Sweden Malmö FF 4 540'
4 Germany Stefan Kießling Germany Bayer Leverkusen 3 163'
Faroe Islands Levi Hanssen Faroe Islands HB 3 270'
Senegal Demba Ba Turkey Beşiktaş 3 298'
Serbia Danko Lazović Serbia Partizan 3 305'
Republic of Ireland Cillian Sheridan Cyprus APOEL 3 329'
Argentina Tomas De Vincenti Cyprus APOEL 3 330'
Serbia Petar Škuletić Serbia Partizan 3 343'
Senegal Ibrahima Sidibe Hungary Debrecen 3 353'
Poland Michał Żyro Poland Legia Warsaw 3 354'
Republic of Macedonia Agim Ibraimi Slovenia Maribor 3 519'
Scotland Callum McGregor Scotland Celtic 3 540'

Source:[24]

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