2012–13 UEFA Europa League

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2012–13 UEFA Europa League
Tournament details
Dates 3 July – 30 August 2012 (qualifying)
20 September 2012 – 15 May 2013 (competition proper)
Teams 48+8 (competition proper)
161+32 (total) (from 53 associations)
Final positions
Champions England Chelsea (1st title)
Runners-up Portugal Benfica
Tournament statistics
Matches played 205
Goals scored 521 (2.54 per match)
Attendance 4,174,756 (20,365 per match)
Top scorer(s) Czech Republic Libor Kozák
(8 goals)

The 2012–13 UEFA Europa League was the 42nd season of Europe's secondary club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 4th season since it was renamed from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League.

The final was played at the Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands.[1] It was contested on 15 May 2013 between Portuguese club Benfica and English club Chelsea. Chelsea won the final 2–1, and with their first Europa League victory, Chelsea became the fourth club, after Juventus, Ajax and Bayern Munich, to have won all three major UEFA club titles.[2]

For the 2012–13 edition, the following changes were made from the 2011–12 edition:

  • The cup winners of the six top-ranked associations had direct access to the UEFA Europa League group stage.[3] This allocation of slots has a direct impact on the qualification path, and adaptations were made to the access list in order to accommodate these changes.[4]
  • Matchdays 5 and 6 were no longer held on exclusive weeks, but instead were played on the same weeks as Matchdays 5 and 6 of the UEFA Champions League.[5]

Atlético Madrid were the defending champions, but were eliminated by Rubin Kazan in the Round of 32.

Association team allocation[edit]

A total of 193 teams from 53 UEFA member associations participate in the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League. The association ranking based on the UEFA country coefficients is used to determine the number of participating teams for each association:[6]

  • Associations 1–6 each have three teams qualify
  • Associations 7–9 each have four teams qualify
  • Associations 10–51 (except Liechtenstein) each have three teams qualify
  • Associations 52–53 each have two teams qualify
  • Liechtenstein has one team qualify (as it organises only a domestic cup and no domestic league)
  • The top three associations of the 2011–12 UEFA Respect Fair Play ranking each gain an additional berth
  • Moreover, 32 teams eliminated from the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League are transferred to the Europa League (this is one fewer than usual as Tottenham Hotspur did not participate in the UEFA Champions League non-champions qualifying path due to Chelsea winning the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League)

The winners of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League are given an additional entry as title holders if they do not qualify for the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League or Europa League through their domestic performance. However, this additional entry is not necessary for this season since the title holders qualified for European competitions through their domestic performance.

Association ranking[edit]

For the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League, the associations are allocated places according to their 2011 UEFA country coefficients, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 2006–07 to 2010–11.[7][8]

Rank Association Coeff Teams Notes
1 England England 85.785 3 +1(UCL)
2 Spain Spain 82.329
3 Germany Germany 69.436 +1(UCL)
4 Italy Italy 60.552 +1(UCL)
5 France France 53.678
6 Portugal Portugal 51.596 +1(UCL)
7 Russia Russia 44.707 4 +1(UCL)
8 Ukraine Ukraine 43.883 +1(UCL)
9 Netherlands Netherlands 40.129 +1(FP)
+2(UCL)
10 Turkey Turkey 35.050 3 +1(UCL)
11 Greece Greece 34.166 +2(UCL)
12 Denmark Denmark 30.550 +1(UCL)
13 Belgium Belgium 27.000 +1(UCL)
14 Romania Romania 25.824 +2(UCL)
15 Scotland Scotland 25.141 +1(UCL)
16 Switzerland Switzerland 24.900 +1(UCL)
17 Israel Israel 22.000 +1(UCL)
18 Czech Republic Czech Republic 20.850 +1(UCL)
Rank Association Coeff Teams Notes
19 Austria Austria 20.700 3
20 Cyprus Cyprus 18.124 +1(UCL)
21 Bulgaria Bulgaria 17.875
22 Croatia Croatia 16.124
23 Belarus Belarus 16.083 +1(UCL)
24 Poland Poland 15.916 +1(UCL)
25 Slovakia Slovakia 14.499
26 Norway Norway 14.375 +1(FP)
+1(UCL)
27 Serbia Serbia 14.250 +1(UCL)
28 Sweden Sweden 14.125 +1(UCL)
29 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 9.124
30 Finland Finland 8.966 +1(FP)
+1(UCL)
31 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 8.708
32 Hungary Hungary 8.500 +1(UCL)
33 Moldova Moldova 7.749 +1(UCL)
34 Lithuania Lithuania 7.708 +1(UCL)
35 Latvia Latvia 7.415
36 Georgia (country) Georgia 6.957
Rank Association Coeff Teams Notes
37 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 6.165 3 +1(UCL)
38 Slovenia Slovenia 6.124 +1(UCL)
39 Republic of Macedonia Macedonia 5.207
40 Iceland Iceland 4.957
41 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 4.374
42 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 4.000 1
43 Montenegro Montenegro 3.875 3
44 Albania Albania 3.874
45 Estonia Estonia 3.791
46 Wales Wales 2.790
47 Armenia Armenia 2.583
48 Malta Malta 2.416
49 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 2.249
50 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 1.416
51 Luxembourg Luxembourg 1.374 +1(UCL)
52 Andorra Andorra 1.000 2
53 San Marino San Marino 0.916
Notes
  • FP: Additional berth via Fair Play ranking (Norway, Finland, Netherlands)[9]
  • UCL: Additional teams transferred from the Champions League

Distribution[edit]

Due to the following reasons, changes to the default allocation system had to be made:

The following changes to the default allocation system were made to compensate for these vacated spots:[10][11]

  • The domestic cup winners of association 7 (Russia) were promoted from the play-off round to the group stage.
  • The domestic cup winners of associations 16 and 17 (Switzerland and Israel) were promoted from the third qualifying round to the play-off round.
  • The domestic cup winners of associations 19 and 20 (Austria and Cyprus) were promoted from the second qualifying round to the third qualifying round.
  • The domestic cup winners of associations 33, 34, 35 and 36 (Moldova, Lithuania, Latvia and Georgia) were promoted from the first qualifying round to the second qualifying round.
Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round Teams transferred from Champions League
First qualifying round
(74 teams)
  • 17 domestic cup winners from associations 37–53
  • 25 domestic league runners-up from associations 28–53 (except Liechtenstein)
  • 29 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 22–51 (except Liechtenstein)
  • 3 teams which qualified via Fair Play ranking
Second qualifying round
(80 teams)
  • 16 domestic cup winners from associations 21–36
  • 12 domestic league runners-up from associations 16–27
  • 6 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 16–21
  • 6 domestic league fourth-placed teams from associations 10–15
  • 3 domestic league fifth-placed teams from associations 7–9
  • 37 winners from the first qualifying round
Third qualifying round
(58 teams)
  • 3 domestic cup winners from associations 18–20
  • 6 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 10–15
  • 3 domestic league fourth-placed teams from associations 7–9
  • 3 domestic league fifth-placed teams from associations 4–6 (League Cup winners for France)
  • 3 domestic league sixth-placed teams from associations 1–3 (League Cup winners for England)
  • 40 winners from the second qualifying round
Play-off round
(62 teams)
  • 10 domestic cup winners from associations 8–17
  • 3 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 7–9
  • 3 domestic league fourth-placed teams from associations 4–6
  • 3 domestic league fifth-placed teams from associations 1–3
  • 29 winners from the third qualifying round
  • 14 losers from the Champions League third qualifying round
Group stage
(48 teams)
  • Title holders
  • 6 domestic cup winners from associations 1–7
    (minus the spot vacated by Atlético Madrid)
  • 31 winners from the play-off round
  • 10 losers from the Champions League play-off round
Knockout phase
(32 teams)
  • 12 group winners from the group stage
  • 12 group runners-up from the group stage
  • 8 third-placed teams from the Champions League group stage

Redistribution rules[edit]

A Europa League place is vacated when a team qualifies for both the Champions League and the Europa League, or qualifies for the Europa League by more than one method. When a place is vacated, it is redistributed within the national association by the following rules:[6]

  • When the domestic cup winners (considered as the "highest-placed" qualifier within the national association with the latest starting round) also qualify for the Champions League, their Europa League place is vacated. As a result, either of the following teams qualify for the Europa League:
    • The domestic cup runners-up, provided they have not yet qualified for European competitions, qualify for the Europa League as the "lowest-placed" qualifier (with the earliest starting round), with the other Europa League qualifiers moved up one "place".
    • Otherwise, the highest-placed team in the league which have not yet qualified for European competitions qualify for the Europa League, with the Europa League qualifiers which finish above them in the league moved up one "place".
  • When the domestic cup winners also qualify for the Europa League through league position, their place through the league position is vacated. As a result, the highest-placed team in the league which have not yet qualified for European competitions qualify for the Europa League, with the Europa League qualifiers which finish above them in the league moved up one "place" if possible.
  • For associations where a Europa League place is reserved for the League Cup winners, they always qualify for the Europa League as the "lowest-placed" qualifier (or as the second "lowest-placed" qualifier in cases where the cup runners-up qualify as stated above). If the League Cup winners have already qualified for European competitions through other methods, this reserved Europa League place is taken by the highest-placed league team in the league which have not yet qualified for European competitions.
  • A Fair Play place is taken by the highest-ranked team in the domestic Fair Play table which have not yet qualified for European competitions.

Teams[edit]

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round:[12][13]

  • TH: Title holders
  • CW: Cup winners
  • CR: Cup runners-up
  • LC: League Cup winners
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, etc.: League position
  • P-W: End-of-season European competition play-offs winners
  • FP: Fair Play
  • 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
Round of 32
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv (UCL GS) Greece Olympiacos (UCL GS) Russia Zenit Saint Peterburg (UCL GS) Netherlands Ajax (UCL GS)
England Chelsea (UCL GS) Belarus BATE Borisov (UCL GS) Portugal Benfica (UCL GS) Romania CFR Cluj (UCL GS)
Group stage
Spain Atlético Madrid (TH) Portugal Académica (CW) Cyprus AEL Limassol (UCL PO) Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach (UCL PO)
England Tottenham Hotspur (4th)Note ENG Russia Rubin Kazan (CW) Slovenia Maribor (UCL PO) Denmark Copenhagen (UCL PO)
Germany Bayer Leverkusen (5th) Switzerland Basel (UCL PO) Italy Udinese (UCL PO)
Italy Napoli (CW) Sweden Helsingborg (UCL PO) Turkey Fenerbahçe (UCL PO)
France Lyon (CW) Israel Ironi Kiryat Shmona (UCL PO) Greece Panathinaikos (UCL PO)
Play-off round
England Newcastle United (5th) Netherlands PSV Eindhoven (CW) Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv (CW) Azerbaijan Neftchi Baku (UCL Q3)
Spain Levante (6th) Netherlands AZ (4th) Luxembourg F91 Dudelange (UCL Q3) Serbia Partizan (UCL Q3)
Germany Stuttgart (6th) Turkey Trabzonspor (3rd) Hungary Debrecen (UCL Q3) Romania Vaslui (UCL Q3)
Italy Lazio (4th) Greece Atromitos (4th)Note GRE Czech Republic Slovan Liberec (UCL Q3) Scotland Motherwell (UCL Q3)
France Bordeaux (5th) Denmark Midtjylland (3rd) Lithuania Ekranas (UCL Q3) Belgium Club Brugge (UCL Q3)
Portugal Sporting CP (4th) Belgium Lokeren (CW) Poland Śląsk Wrocław (UCL Q3) Netherlands Feyenoord (UCL Q3)
Russia CSKA Moscow (3rd) Romania Dinamo București (CW) Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol (UCL Q3)
Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv (3rd) Scotland Heart of Midlothian (CW) Finland HJK (UCL Q3)
Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (4th) Switzerland Luzern (2nd) Norway Molde (UCL Q3)
Third qualifying round
England Liverpool (LC) Portugal Marítimo (5th) Greece PAOK (5th)Note GRE Czech Republic Sparta Prague (2nd)Note CZE
Spain Athletic Bilbao (CR) Russia Dynamo Moscow (4th) Denmark Horsens (4th) Austria Rapid Wien (2nd)
Germany Hannover 96 (7th) Ukraine Arsenal Kyiv (5th) Belgium Genk (3rd) Cyprus Omonia (CW)
Italy Internazionale (6th) Netherlands Heerenveen (5th) Romania Steaua București (3rd)
France Marseille (LC) Turkey Bursaspor (5th)Note TUR Scotland Dundee United (4th)Note SCO
Second qualifying round
Russia Anzhi Makhachkala (5th) Israel Bnei Yehuda (3rd) Croatia Hajduk Split (2nd) Serbia Vojvodina (3rd)
Ukraine Metalurh Donetsk (CR) Israel Maccabi Netanya (4th) Croatia Slaven Belupo (3rd) Sweden AIK (2nd)
Netherlands Vitesse (P-W) Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň (3rd) Belarus Naftan Novopolotsk (CW) Bosnia and Herzegovina Široki Brijeg (2nd)
Turkey Eskişehirspor (6th)Note TUR Czech Republic Mladá Boleslav (4th)Note CZE Belarus Shakhtyor Salihorsk (2nd) Finland Inter Turku (2nd)
Greece Asteras Tripolis (6th)Note GRE Austria Admira Wacker Mödling (3rd) Poland Legia Warsaw (CW) Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers (CW)
Denmark AGF (5th) Austria Ried (CR) Poland Ruch Chorzów (2nd) Hungary Videoton (2nd)
Belgium Gent (P-W) Cyprus APOEL (2nd) Slovakia Spartak Trnava (2nd) Moldova Milsami Orhei (CW)
Romania Rapid București (4th) Cyprus Anorthosis (4th) Slovakia Slovan Bratislava (3rd) Lithuania Žalgiris Vilnius (CW)
Scotland St. Johnstone (6th)Note SCO Bulgaria CSKA Sofia (2nd) Norway Aalesund (CW) Latvia Skonto (CW)
Switzerland Young Boys (3rd) Bulgaria Levski Sofia (3rd) Norway Tromsø (2nd) Georgia (country) Dila Gori (CW)
Switzerland Servette (4th) Bulgaria Lokomotiv Plovdiv (CR) Serbia Red Star Belgrade (CW)
First qualifying round
Croatia Osijek (CR) Lithuania Šiauliai (4th) Kazakhstan Aktobe (3rd) Malta Floriana (4th)
Belarus Gomel (3rd) Latvia Liepājas Metalurgs (2nd) Liechtenstein Eschen/Mauren (CW) Northern Ireland Portadown (2nd)
Poland Lech Poznań (4th) Latvia Daugava Daugavpils (3rd) Montenegro Čelik Nikšić (CW) Northern Ireland Cliftonville (3rd)
Slovakia Senica (CR) Georgia (country) Metalurgi Rustavi (2nd) Montenegro Rudar Pljevlja (2nd) Northern Ireland Crusaders (CR)
Norway Rosenborg (3rd) Georgia (country) Torpedo Kutaisi (3rd) Montenegro Zeta (3rd) Faroe Islands EB/Streymur (CW)
Serbia Jagodina (4th) Azerbaijan Baku (CW) Albania Tirana (CW) Faroe Islands Víkingur (3rd)
Sweden Elfsborg (3rd) Azerbaijan Khazar Lankaran (2nd) Albania Teuta Durrës (2nd) Faroe Islands NSÍ Runavík (4th)
Sweden Kalmar FF (CR) Azerbaijan Inter Baku (3rd) Albania Flamurtari Vlorë (4th) Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch (2nd)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Banja Luka (3rd) Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana (2nd) Estonia Levadia Tallinn (CW) Luxembourg Grevenmacher (3rd)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo (4th) Slovenia Mura 05 (3rd) Estonia Nõmme Kalju (2nd) Luxembourg Differdange 03 (4th)
Finland JJK (3rd) Slovenia Celje (CR) Estonia Narva Trans (3rd) Andorra FC Santa Coloma (CW)
Finland KuPS (CR) Republic of Macedonia Renova (CW) Wales Bangor City (2nd) Andorra UE Santa Coloma (3rd)
Republic of Ireland St. Patrick's Athletic (4th) Republic of Macedonia Metalurg Skopje (2nd) Wales Llanelli (P-W) San Marino La Fiorita (CW)
Republic of Ireland Bohemians (5th)Note IRL Republic of Macedonia Shkëndija (3rd) Wales Cefn Druids (CR) San Marino Libertas (2nd)
Hungary Honvéd (4th)Note HUN Iceland FH (2nd) Armenia Shirak (CW) Norway Stabæk (FP)[14]
Hungary MTK Budapest (CR) Iceland ÍBV (3rd) Armenia Gandzasar (2nd) Finland MYPA (FP)[15]
Moldova Dacia Chişinău (2nd) Iceland Þór Akureyri (CR) Armenia Pyunik (3rd) Netherlands Twente (FP)[16]
Moldova Zimbru Chişinău (3rd) Kazakhstan Ordabasy (CW) Malta Hibernians (CW)
Lithuania Sūduva Marijampolė (3rd) Kazakhstan Zhetysu (2nd) Malta Birkirkara (3rd)
Notes
  • Czech Republic (CZE): Sigma Olomouc, the 2011–12 Czech Cup winner, were initially to enter the third qualifying round of the Europa League. However, UEFA banned them from participating in Europa League over the club’s involvement in a corruption scandal.[17] As a result, Sparta Prague, the second-placed team of the 2011–12 Gambrinus liga, entered the Europa League third qualifying round instead of the second qualifying round, and Mladá Boleslav, the fourth-placed team of the league, took one of Czech Republic's Europa League places in the second qualifying round.
  • England (ENG): Tottenham Hotspur, the fourth-placed team of the 2011–12 Premier League, were initially to enter the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League. However, as Chelsea, the sixth-placed team of the league (who would have entered the Europa League at the group stage as winners of the 2011–12 FA Cup), won the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League, they automatically qualified for the following year's competition as title holders, and because of the restriction that no association can have more than four teams playing in the Champions League, Tottenham Hotspur instead entered the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League group stage.
  • Greece (GRE): AEK Athens, the third-placed team of the 2011–12 Superleague Greece, could not get a UEFA license to compete in the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League due to financial problems.[18] As a result, Atromitos and PAOK, the fourth and fifth-placed teams of the league, entered the Europa League play-off round and third qualifying round instead of the third and second qualifying rounds respectively, and Asteras Tripolis, the sixth-placed team of the league, took Greece's Europa League place in the second qualifying round.
  • Hungary (HUN): Győr finished third in the 2011–12 Hungarian National Championship I, but they were not eligible to enter the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League, due to having been suspended from participating in UEFA competitions (for the first season they qualify between the 2011–12 and 2013–14 seasons), in relation to club licensing violations.[19] As a result, Honvéd, the fourth-placed team of the league, took one of Hungary's Europa League places in the first qualifying round.
  • Republic of Ireland (IRL): Because Derry City, the third-placed team of the 2012 League of Ireland Premier Division, went into liquidation two years ago, which led to a European ban for three years (and were thus refused entry to the 2012–13 European competitions by UEFA), Bohemians, the fifth-placed team of the league, claimed the Europa League spot in the first qualifying round.[20]
  • Scotland (SCO): As a result of second-placed Rangers' administration and eventual liquidation,[21] Motherwell, the third-placed team of the 2011–12 Scottish Premier League, took Scotland's Champions League place in the non-champions path, instead of entering the Europa League third qualifying round, and consequently, Dundee United, the fourth-placed team of the league, entered the Europa League third qualifying round, instead of the second qualifying round, and St. Johnstone, the sixth-placed team of the league, took Scotland's Europa League place in the second qualifying round (as the fifth-placed team, Heart of Midlothian, already qualified for the Europa League as winners of the 2011–12 Scottish Cup).
  • Turkey (TUR): Beşiktaş, the fourth-placed team of the 2011–12 Süper Lig, have been banned by UEFA from competing in the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League, due to financial problems.[22] As a result, Bursaspor, the fifth-placed team of the league (as well as the runners-up of the 2011–12 Turkish Cup), entered the Europa League third qualifying round, instead of the second qualifying round, and Eskişehirspor, the sixth-placed team of the league, took Turkey's Europa League place in the second qualifying round. Bursaspor were also initially banned from entering the Europa League, but this was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.[23]
  • Wales (WAL): Neath, the third-placed team of the 2011–12 Welsh Premier League, has been refused the UEFA license by the License Appeal body and was ineligible to participate in the end-of-season UEFA Europa League play-offs that were won by Llanelli.[24]

Round and draw dates[edit]

All draws are held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland unless stated otherwise.[25]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying First qualifying round 25 June 2012 5 July 2012 12 July 2012
Second qualifying round 19 July 2012 26 July 2012
Third qualifying round 20 July 2012 2 August 2012 9 August 2012
Play-off Play-off round 10 August 2012 23 August 2012 30 August 2012
Group stage Matchday 1 31 August 2012
(Monaco)
20 September 2012
Matchday 2 4 October 2012
Matchday 3 25 October 2012
Matchday 4 8 November 2012
Matchday 5 22 November 2012
Matchday 6 6 December 2012
Knockout phase Round of 32 20 December 2012 14 February 2013 21 February 2013
Round of 16 7 March 2013 14 March 2013
Quarter-finals 15 March 2013 4 April 2013 11 April 2013
Semi-finals 12 April 2013 25 April 2013 2 May 2013
Final 15 May 2013 at Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam

Matches in the qualifying, play-off, and knockout rounds may also be played on Tuesdays or Wednesdays instead of the regular Thursdays due to scheduling conflicts.

Qualifying rounds[edit]

In the qualifying rounds and the play-off round, teams were divided into seeded and unseeded teams based on their 2012 UEFA club coefficients,[26][27][28] 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[edit]

The draws for the first and second qualifying rounds were held on 25 June 2012.[29] The first legs were played on 3 and 5 July, and the second legs were played on 10 and 12 July 2012.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Narva Trans Estonia 0–71 Azerbaijan Inter Baku 0–5 0–2
MTK Budapest Hungary 2–31 Slovakia Senica 1–1 1–2
Tirana Albania 2–0 Luxembourg Grevenmacher 2–0 0–0
Torpedo Kutaisi Georgia (country) 1–2 Kazakhstan Aktobe 1–1 0–1
Borac Banja Luka Bosnia and Herzegovina 3–3 (a) Montenegro Čelik Nikšić 2–2 1–1
Baku Azerbaijan 0–2 Slovenia Mura 05 0–0 0–2
Elfsborg Sweden 12–0 Malta Floriana 8–0 4–0
Renova Republic of Macedonia 8–0 San Marino Libertas 4–0 4–0
FC Santa Coloma Andorra 1–4 Croatia Osijek 0–1 1–3
Jagodina Serbia 0–1 Kazakhstan Ordabasy 0–1 0–0
Differdange 03 Luxembourg 6–0 Faroe Islands NSÍ Runavík 3–0 3–0
Crusaders Northern Ireland 0–41 Norway Rosenborg 0–3 0–1
Cefn Druids Wales 0–51 Finland MYPA 0–0 0–5
Levadia Tallinn Estonia 2–2 (a)1 Lithuania Šiauliai 1–0 1–2
Bohemians Republic of Ireland 1–5 Iceland Þór Akureyri 0–0 1–5
Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina 9–6 Malta Hibernians 5–2 4–4
Twente Netherlands 9–0 Andorra UE Santa Coloma 6–0 3–0
Rudar Pljevlja Montenegro 1–2 Armenia Shirak 0–1 1–1
Flamurtari Vlorë Albania 0–3 Hungary Honvéd 0–1 0–2
Dacia Chişinău Moldova 2–0 Slovenia Celje 1–0 1–0
Sūduva Marijampolė Lithuania 3–3 (a) Latvia Daugava Daugavpils 0–1 3–2
KuPS Finland 3–2 Wales Llanelli 2–1 1–1
Cliftonville Northern Ireland 1–41 Sweden Kalmar FF 1–0 0–4
Víkingur Faroe Islands 0–10 Belarus Gomel 0–6 0–4
FH Iceland 3–1 Liechtenstein Eschen/Mauren 2–1 1–0
Lech Poznań Poland 3–1 Kazakhstan Zhetysu 2–0 1–1
Khazar Lankaran Azerbaijan 4–2 Estonia Nõmme Kalju 2–2 2–0
Birkirkara Malta 2–2 (a) Republic of Macedonia Metalurg Skopje 2–2 0–0
Pyunik Armenia 2–41 Montenegro Zeta 0–3 2–1
Teuta Durrës Albania 1–9 Georgia (country) Metalurgi Rustavi 0–3 1–6
Olimpija Ljubljana Slovenia 6–0 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch 3–0 3–0
EB/Streymur Faroe Islands 3–3 (a) Armenia Gandzasar 3–1 0–2
St. Patrick's Athletic Republic of Ireland 2–2 (a) Iceland ÍBV 1–0 1–2 (aet)
La Fiorita San Marino 0–61 Latvia Liepājas Metalurgs 0–2 0–4
JJK Finland 4–3 Norway Stabæk 2–0 2–3
Bangor City Wales 1–21 Moldova Zimbru Chişinău 0–0 1–2
Shkëndija Republic of Macedonia 1–2 Northern Ireland Portadown 0–0 1–2
Notes
  • Note 1: Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Second qualifying round[edit]

The first legs were played on 19 July, and the second legs were played on 26 July 2012.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Khazar Lankaran Azerbaijan 1–2 Poland Lech Poznań 1–1 0–1
Eskişehirspor Turkey 3–1 Scotland St. Johnstone 2–0 1–1
Hajduk Split Croatia 2–1 Latvia Skonto 2–0 0–1
AIK Sweden 2–1 Iceland FH 1–1 1–0
Renova Republic of Macedonia 1–2 Belarus Gomel 0–2 1–0
Naftan Novopolotsk Belarus 6–7 Serbia Red Star Belgrade 3–4 3–3
Vojvodina Serbia 5–1 Lithuania Sūduva Marijampolė 1–1 4–0
JJK Finland 3–3 (a) Montenegro Zeta 3–2 0–1
Young Boys Switzerland 1–1 (4–1p) Moldova Zimbru Chişinău 1–0 0–1 (aet)
Lokomotiv Plovdiv Bulgaria 5–7 Netherlands Vitesse 4–4 1–3
Tirana Albania 1–6 Norway Aalesund 1–1 0–5
Metalurh Donetsk Ukraine 11–2 Montenegro Čelik Nikšić 7–0 4–2
Maccabi Netanya Israel 2–2 (a) Finland KuPS 1–2 1–0
Mladá Boleslav Czech Republic 4–0 Iceland Þór Akureyri 3–0 1–0
Levadia Tallinn Estonia 1–6 Cyprus Anorthosis 1–3 0–3
Milsami Orhei Moldova 4–5 Kazakhstan Aktobe 4–2 0–3
Slaven Belupo Croatia 10–2 Northern Ireland Portadown 6–0 4–2
Servette Switzerland 5–1 Armenia Gandzasar 2–0 3–1
Twente Netherlands 6–1 Finland Inter Turku 1–1 5–0
Žalgiris Vilnius Lithuania 2–6 Austria Admira Wacker Mödling 1–1 1–5
Osijek Croatia 1–6 Sweden Kalmar FF 1–3 0–3
Slovan Bratislava Slovakia 1–1 (a) Hungary Videoton 1–1 0–0
Rapid București Romania 5–1 Finland MYPA 3–1 2–0
Metalurgi Rustavi Georgia (country) 1–52 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 1–3 0–2
Mura 05 Slovenia 1–1 (a) Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 0–0 1–1
Inter Baku Azerbaijan 2–2 (2–4p) Greece Asteras Tripolis 1–1 1–1 (aet)
Differdange 03 Luxembourg 2–42 Belgium Gent 0–1 2–3
Anzhi Makhachkala Russia 5–0 Hungary Honvéd 1–0 4–0
Levski Sofia Bulgaria 2–3 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo 1–0 1–3
Liepājas Metalurgs Latvia 3–7 Poland Legia Warsaw 2–2 1–5
Shakhtyor Salihorsk Belarus 1–1 (a) Austria Ried 1–1 0–0
Bnei Yehuda Israel 3–0 Armenia Shirak 2–0 1–0
Rosenborg Norway 4–3 Kazakhstan Ordabasy 2–2 2–1
Spartak Trnava Slovakia 4–2 Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers 3–1 1–1
Dacia Chişinău Moldova 1–2 Sweden Elfsborg 1–0 0–2
Široki Brijeg Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–3 Republic of Ireland St. Patrick's Athletic 1–1 1–2 (aet)
APOEL Cyprus 3–0 Slovakia Senica 2–0 1–0
Ruch Chorzów Poland 6–1 Republic of Macedonia Metalurg Skopje 3–1 3–0
AGF Denmark 2–5 Georgia (country) Dila Gori 1–2 1–3
Olimpija Ljubljana Slovenia 0–1 Norway Tromsø 0–0 0–1 (aet)
Notes
  • Note 2: Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Third qualifying round[edit]

The draw for the third qualifying rounds was held on 20 July 2012.[30] The first legs were played on 2 August, and the second legs were played on 9 August 2012.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Videoton Hungary 4–0 Belgium Gent 1–0 3–0
AIK Sweden 3–1 Poland Lech Poznań 3–0 0–1
Eskişehirspor Turkey 1–4 France Marseille 1–1 0–3
Red Star Belgrade Serbia 0–0 (6–5p) Cyprus Omonia 0–0 0–0 (aet)
Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–2 (a) Montenegro Zeta 2–1 0–1
Admira Wacker Mödling Austria 2–4 Czech Republic Sparta Prague 0–2 2–2
Kalmar FF Sweden 1–3 Switzerland Young Boys 1–0 0–3
Dundee United Scotland 2–7 Russia Dynamo Moscow 2–2 0–5
Arsenal Kyiv Ukraine 2–3 Slovenia Mura 05 0–33 2–0
KuPS Finland 1–64 Turkey Bursaspor 1–0 0–6
Steaua București Romania 3–1 Slovakia Spartak Trnava 0–1 3–0
Gomel Belarus 0–4 England Liverpool 0–1 0–3
Ried Austria 3–4 Poland Legia Warsaw 2–1 1–3
St. Patrick's Athletic Republic of Ireland 0–5 Germany Hannover 96 0–3 0–2
Servette Switzerland 1–1 (a) Norway Rosenborg 1–1 0–0
Athletic Bilbao Spain 4–3 Croatia Slaven Belupo 3–1 1–2
Anzhi Makhachkala Russia 4–0 Netherlands Vitesse 2–0 2–0
Asteras Tripolis Greece 1–1 (a) Portugal Marítimo 1–1 0–0
Heerenveen Netherlands 4–14 Romania Rapid București 4–0 0–1
Ruch Chorzów Poland 0–7 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 0–2 0–5
Horsens Denmark 4–3 Sweden Elfsborg 1–1 3–2
APOEL Cyprus 3–1 Norway Aalesund 2–1 1–0
Hajduk Split Croatia 2–34 Italy Internazionale 0–3 2–0
Vojvodina Serbia 2–3 Austria Rapid Wien 2–1 0–2
Genk Belgium 4–2 Kazakhstan Aktobe 2–1 2–1
Tromsø Norway 2–1 Ukraine Metalurh Donetsk 1–1 1–0
Twente Netherlands 4–0 Czech Republic Mladá Boleslav 2–0 2–0
Bnei Yehuda Israel 1–6 Greece PAOK 0–2 1–4
Dila Gori Georgia (country) 3–1 Cyprus Anorthosis 0–1 3–05
Notes
  • Note 3: UEFA awarded Mura 05 a 3–0 win due to Arsenal Kyiv fielding suspended player Éric Matoukou in the first leg. The original match had ended in a 3–0 win for Arsenal Kyiv.[31]
  • Note 4: Order of legs reversed after original draw.
  • Note 5: The match was abandoned in the 82nd minute due to crowd disturbance. Dila Gori was leading 3–0. That result was confirmed standing by UEFA.[32]

Play-off round[edit]

The draw for the play-off round was held on 10 August 2012.[33] The first legs were played on 22 and 23 August, and the second legs were played on 28 and 30 August 2012.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Anzhi Makhachkala Russia 6–0 Netherlands AZ 1–0 5–0
Neftchi Baku Azerbaijan 4–26 Cyprus APOEL 1–1 3–1
Atromitos Greece 1–2 England Newcastle United 1–1 0–1
Tromsø Norway 3–3 (a) Serbia Partizan 3–2 0–1
Vaslui Romania 2–4 Italy Internazionale 0–2 2–2
Heart of Midlothian Scotland 1–2 England Liverpool 0–1 1–1
Athletic Bilbao Spain 9–3 Finland HJK 6–0 3–3
Marítimo Portugal 3–0 Georgia (country) Dila Gori 1–0 2–0
Molde Norway 4–1 Netherlands Heerenveen 2–0 2–1
Debrecen Hungary 1–7 Belgium Club Brugge 0–3 1–4
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova 1–2 France Marseille 1–2 0–0
Trabzonspor Turkey 0–0 (2–4p) Hungary Videoton 0–0 0–0 (aet)
Midtjylland Denmark 2–3 Switzerland Young Boys 0–3 2–0
Śląsk Wrocław Poland 4–10 Germany Hannover 96 3–5 1–5
Dinamo București Romania 1–4 Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 0–2 1–2
Horsens Denmark 1–6 Portugal Sporting CP 1–1 0–5
F91 Dudelange Luxembourg 1–76 Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–3 0–4
Feyenoord Netherlands 2–4 Czech Republic Sparta Prague 2–2 0–2
Motherwell Scotland 0–3 Spain Levante 0–2 0–1
Red Star Belgrade Serbia 2–3 France Bordeaux 0–0 2–3
Lokeren Belgium 2–2 (a) Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 2–1 0–1
Mura 05 Slovenia 1–56 Italy Lazio 0–2 1–3
AIK Sweden 2–1 Russia CSKA Moscow 0–1 2–0
Legia Warsaw Poland 2–3 Norway Rosenborg 1–1 1–2
Bursaspor Turkey 4–5 Netherlands Twente 3–1 1–4 (aet)
Ekranas Lithuania 0–56 Romania Steaua București 0–2 0–3
Slovan Liberec Czech Republic 4–6 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2–2 2–4
Stuttgart Germany 3–1 Russia Dynamo Moscow 2–0 1–1
PAOK Greece 2–4 Austria Rapid Wien 2–1 0–3
Luzern Switzerland 2–3 Belgium Genk 2–1 0–2
Zeta Montenegro 0–14 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 0–5 0–9
Notes
  • Note 6: Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Group stage[edit]

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Location of teams of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League group stage.
Red pog.svg Red: Group A; Yellow pog.svg Yellow: Group B; Green pog.svg Green: Group C; Black pog.svg Black: Group D; Purple pog.svg Purple: Group E; Pink pog.svg Pink: Group F; Blue pog.svg Blue: Group G; Orange pog.svg Orange: Group H; Brown pog.svg Brown: Group I; DeepPink pog.svg Deep pink: Group J; Cyan pog.svg Cyan: Group K; SpringGreen pog.svg Spring green: Group L.

Not shown on the map:
Black pog.svg Marítimo (Portugal, based in Madeira)

Orange pog.svg Neftchi Baku (Azerbaijan)

The draw for the group stage was held in Monaco on 31 August 2012.[34] The 48 teams were allocated into four pots based on their 2012 UEFA club coefficients,[26][27][28] with the title holders, Atlético Madrid, being placed in Pot 1 automatically. They were drawn into twelve groups of four, with the restriction that teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other.

In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The matchdays were 20 September, 4 October, 25 October, 8 November, 22 November, and 6 December 2012. The group winners and runners-up advanced to the round of 32, where they were joined by the eight third-placed teams from the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League group stage.

A total of 25 national associations were represented in the group stage.[35]


Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the round of 32

See here for tiebreakers if two or more teams are equal on points.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
England Liverpool 6 3 1 2 11 9 +2 10
Russia Anzhi Makhachkala 6 3 1 2 7 5 +2 10
Switzerland Young Boys 6 3 1 2 14 13 +1 10
Italy Udinese 6 1 1 4 7 12 −5 4
  ANZ LIV UDI YB
Anzhi Makhachkala 1–0 2–0 2–0
Liverpool 1–0 2–3 2–2
Udinese 1–1 0–1 2–3
Young Boys 3–1 3–5 3–1

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 6 4 1 1 11 4 +7 13
Spain Atlético Madrid 6 4 0 2 7 4 +3 12
Portugal Académica 6 1 2 3 6 9 −3 5
Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv 6 1 1 4 4 11 −7 4
  ACA ATL HTA PLZ
Académica 2–0 1–1 1–1
Atlético Madrid 2–1 1–0 1–0
Hapoel Tel Aviv 2–0 0–3 1–2
Viktoria Plzeň 3–1 1–0 4–0

Group C[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Turkey Fenerbahçe 6 4 1 1 10 7 +3 13
Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 6 3 2 1 11 6 +5 11
France Marseille 6 1 2 3 9 11 −2 5
Cyprus AEL Limassol 6 1 1 4 4 10 −6 4
  AEL MGB FEN OM
AEL Limassol 0–0 0–1 3–0
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2–0 2–4 2–0
Fenerbahçe 2–0 0–3 2–2
Marseille 5–1 2–2 0–1

Group D[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
France Bordeaux 6 4 1 1 10 5 +5 13
England Newcastle United 6 2 3 1 7 5 +2 9
Portugal Marítimo 6 1 3 2 4 6 −2 6
Belgium Club Brugge 6 1 1 4 6 11 −5 4
  BOR BRU MTM NEW
Bordeaux 4–0 1–0 2–0
Club Brugge 1–2 2–0 2–2
Marítimo 1–1 2–1 0–0
Newcastle United 3–0 1–0 1–1

Group E[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Romania Steaua București 6 3 2 1 9 9 0 11
Germany Stuttgart 6 2 2 2 9 6 +3 8
Denmark Copenhagen 6 2 2 2 5 6 −1 8
Norway Molde 6 2 0 4 6 8 −2 6
  COP MOL STE STU
Copenhagen 2–1 1–1 0–2
Molde 1–2 1–2 2–0
Steaua București 1–0 2–0 1–5
Stuttgart 0–0 0–1 2–2

Group F[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 6 5 0 1 16 8 +8 15
Italy Napoli 6 3 0 3 12 12 0 9
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 6 2 1 3 8 7 +1 7
Sweden AIK 6 1 1 4 5 14 −9 4
  AIK DNI NAP PSV
AIK 2–3 1–2 1–0
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 4–0 3–1 2–0
Napoli 4–0 4–2 1–3
PSV Eindhoven 1–1 1–2 3–0

Group G[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Belgium Genk 6 3 3 0 9 4 +5 12
Switzerland Basel 6 2 3 1 7 4 +3 9
Hungary Videoton 6 2 0 4 6 8 −2 6
Portugal Sporting CP 6 1 2 3 4 10 −6 5
  BSL GNK SPO VID
Basel 2–2 3–0 1–0
Genk 0–0 2–1 3–0
Sporting CP 0–0 1–1 2–1
Videoton 2–1 0–1 3–0

Group H[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Russia Rubin Kazan 6 4 2 0 10 3 +7 14
Italy Internazionale 6 3 2 1 11 9 +2 11
Serbia Partizan 6 0 3 3 3 8 −5 3
Azerbaijan Neftchi Baku 6 0 3 3 4 8 −4 3
  INT NEF PAR RUB
Internazionale 2–2 1–0 2–2
Neftchi Baku 1–3 1–1 0–1
Partizan 1–3 0–0 1–1
Rubin Kazan 3–0 1–0 2–0

Group I[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
France Lyon 6 5 1 0 14 8 +6 16
Czech Republic Sparta Prague 6 2 3 1 9 6 +3 9
Spain Athletic Bilbao 6 1 2 3 7 9 −2 5
Israel Ironi Kiryat Shmona 6 0 2 4 6 13 −7 2
  ATH IKS OL SPR
Athletic Bilbao 1–1 2–3 0–0
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 0–2 3–4 1–1
Lyon 2–1 2–0 2–1
Sparta Prague 3–1 3–1 1–1

Group J[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Italy Lazio 6 3 3 0 9 2 +7 12
England Tottenham Hotspur 6 2 4 0 8 4 +4 10
Greece Panathinaikos 6 1 2 3 4 11 −7 5
Slovenia Maribor 6 1 1 4 6 10 −4 4
  LAZ MRB PAN TOT
Lazio 1–0 3–0 0–0
Maribor 1–4 3–0 1–1
Panathinaikos 1–1 1–0 1–1
Tottenham Hotspur 0–0 3–1 3–1

Group K[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 6 4 1 1 9 3 +6 13
Germany Bayer Leverkusen 6 4 1 1 9 2 +7 13
Norway Rosenborg 6 2 0 4 7 10 −3 6
Austria Rapid Wien 6 1 0 5 4 14 −10 3
  BAY MET RAP ROS
Bayer Leverkusen 0–0 3–0 1–0
Metalist Kharkiv 2–0 2–0 3–1
Rapid Wien 0–4 1–0 1–2
Rosenborg 0–1 1–2 3–2

Group L[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Germany Hannover 96 6 3 3 0 11 8 +3 12
Spain Levante 6 3 2 1 10 5 +5 11
Sweden Helsingborg 6 1 1 4 9 12 −3 4
Netherlands Twente 6 0 4 2 5 10 −5 4
  HAN HEL LEV TWE
Hannover 96 3–2 2–1 0–0
Helsingborg 1–2 1–3 2–2
Levante 2–2 1–0 3–0
Twente 2–2 1–3 0–0

Knockout phase[edit]

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 is 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 onwards, there were no seedings, and teams from the same group or the same association could be drawn against each other.

Bracket[edit]

Round of 32   Round of 16   Quarter-finals   Semi-finals   Final
 Italy Napoli 0 0 0  
 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 3 2 5      Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 0 1 1  
 Belarus BATE Borisov 0 0 0    Turkey Fenerbahçe 1 1 2  
 Turkey Fenerbahçe 0 1 1        Turkey Fenerbahçe 2 1 3  
 Germany Stuttgart 1 2 3        Italy Lazio 0 1 1  
 Belgium Genk 1 0 1      Germany Stuttgart 0 1 1
 Germany B. Mönchengladbach 3 0 3    Italy Lazio 2 3 5  
 Italy Lazio 3 2 5        Turkey Fenerbahçe 1 1 2  
 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 0 1 1        Portugal Benfica 0 3 3  
 Portugal Benfica 1 2 3      Portugal Benfica 1 3 4  
 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 1 0 1    France Bordeaux 0 2 2  
 France Bordeaux 1 1 2        Portugal Benfica 3 1 4
 Russia Anzhi Makhachkala 3 1 4        England Newcastle United 1 1 2  
 Germany Hannover 96 1 1 2      Russia Anzhi Makhachkala 0 0 0
 England Newcastle United 0 1 1    England Newcastle United 0 1 1  
 Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 0 0 0        Portugal Benfica 1
 England Tottenham Hotspur 2 1 3        England Chelsea 2
 France Lyon 1 1 2      England Tottenham H. (aet; a) 3 1 4  
 Italy Internazionale 2 3 5    Italy Internazionale 0 4 4  
 Romania CFR Cluj 0 0 0        England Tottenham Hotspur 2 2 4(1)  
 Switzerland Basel 2 1 3        Switzerland Basel (p) 2 2 4(4)  
 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 0 1 1      Switzerland Basel 2 0 2
 Russia Zenit St. P'burg (a) 2 1 3    Russia Zenit St. Petersburg 0 1 1  
 England Liverpool 0 3 3        Switzerland Basel 1 1 2
 Netherlands Ajax 2 0 2(2)        England Chelsea 2 3 5  
 Romania Steaua București (p) 0 2 2(4)      Romania Steaua București 1 1 2  
 Czech Republic Sparta Prague 0 1 1    England Chelsea 0 3 3  
 England Chelsea 1 1 2        England Chelsea 3 2 5
 Spain Levante 3 1 4        Russia Rubin Kazan 1 3 4  
 Greece Olympiacos 0 0 0      Spain Levante 0 0 0
 Spain Atlético Madrid 0 1 1    Russia Rubin Kazan (aet) 0 2 2  
 Russia Rubin Kazan 2 0 2  

Round of 32[edit]

The draws for the round of 32 and round of 16 were held on 20 December 2012.[36] The first legs were played on 14 February, and the second legs were played on 21 February 2013.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
BATE Borisov Belarus 0–1 Turkey Fenerbahçe 0–0 0–1
Internazionale Italy 5–0 Romania CFR Cluj 2–0 3–0
Levante Spain 4–0 Greece Olympiacos 3–0 1–0
Zenit Saint Petersburg Russia 3–3 (a) England Liverpool 2–0 1–3
Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine 1–2 France Bordeaux 1–1 0–1
Bayer Leverkusen Germany 1–3 Portugal Benfica 0–1 1–2
Newcastle United England 1–0 Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 0–0 1–0
Stuttgart Germany 3–1 Belgium Genk 1–1 2–0
Atlético Madrid Spain 1–2 Russia Rubin Kazan 0–2 1–0
Ajax Netherlands 2–2 (2–4p) Romania Steaua București 2–0 0–2 (aet)
Basel Switzerland 3–1 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2–0 1–1
Anzhi Makhachkala Russia 4–2 Germany Hannover 96 3–1 1–1
Sparta Prague Czech Republic 1–2 England Chelsea 0–1 1–1
Borussia Mönchengladbach Germany 3–5 Italy Lazio 3–3 0–2
Tottenham Hotspur England 3–2 France Lyon 2–1 1–1
Napoli Italy 0–5 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 0–3 0–2

Round of 16[edit]

The first legs were played on 7 March, and the second legs were played on 14 March 2013.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Viktoria Plzeň Czech Republic 1–2 Turkey Fenerbahçe 0–1 1–1
Benfica Portugal 4–2 France Bordeaux 1–0 3–2
Anzhi Makhachkala Russia 0–1 England Newcastle United 0–0 0–1
Stuttgart Germany 1–5 Italy Lazio 0–2 1–3
Tottenham Hotspur England 4–4 (a) Italy Internazionale 3–0 1–4 (aet)
Levante Spain 0–2 Russia Rubin Kazan 0–0 0–2 (aet)
Basel Switzerland 2–1 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 2–0 0–1
Steaua București Romania 2–3 England Chelsea 1–0 1–3

Quarter-finals[edit]

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 15 March 2013.[37] The first legs were played on 4 April, and the second legs were played on 11 April 2013.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Chelsea England 5–4 Russia Rubin Kazan 3–1 2–3
Tottenham Hotspur England 4–4 (1–4p) Switzerland Basel 2–2 2–2 (aet)
Fenerbahçe Turkey 3–1 Italy Lazio 2–0 1–1
Benfica Portugal 4–2 England Newcastle United 3–1 1–1

Semi-finals[edit]

The draw for the semi-finals and final (to determine the "home" team for administrative purposes) was held on 12 April 2013.[38] The first legs were played on 25 April, and the second legs were played on 2 May 2013.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Fenerbahçe Turkey 2–3 Portugal Benfica 1–0 1–3
Basel Switzerland 2–5 England Chelsea 1–2 1–3

Final[edit]

The final was played on 15 May 2013 at the Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

15 May 2013
20:45 CEST
Benfica Portugal 1–2 England Chelsea
Cardozo Goal 68' (pen.) Report Torres Goal 60'
Ivanović Goal 90+3'
Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam
Attendance: 46,163
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)

Statistics[edit]

Statistics exclude qualifying rounds and play-off round.

See also[edit]

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