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

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The 2014–15 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round were played from 1 July to 27 August 2014. A total of 55 teams competed in the qualifying phase and play-off round to decide 10 of the 32 places in the group stage of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League.[1]

All times were 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 30 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

Champions Route[edit]

Third qualifying round
Team Coeff
Austria Red Bull Salzburg 46.185
Cyprus APOEL 37.650
Denmark AaB 5.260
Second qualifying round
Team Coeff
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 4.600
North 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
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

League Route[edit]

Play-off round
Team Coeff
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
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

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

Summary[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


Matches[edit]

FC Santa Coloma Andorra1–0Armenia Banants
Pujol Goal 5' Report
Banants Armenia3–2Andorra 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.


Lincoln Red Imps Gibraltar1–1Faroe Islands HB
J. Chipolina Goal 18' (pen.) Report Hanssen Goal 71'
HB Faroe Islands5–2Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
Hanssen Goal 11'81'
Jensen Goal 25'
Edmundsson Goal 34'
Benjaminsen Goal 88'
Report Cabrera Goal 50'
J. Duarte Goal 77'
Attendance: 1,068

HB won 6–3 on aggregate.


La Fiorita San Marino0–1Estonia Levadia Tallinn
Report Tamm Goal 90+3'
Levadia Tallinn Estonia7–0San Marino La Fiorita
Kulinitš Goal 7'
Subbotin Goal 30'72'
Elhussieny Goal 48'
Artjunin Goal 75'90+2'
Tipurić Goal 85'
Report
Attendance: 1,455

Levadia Tallinn won 8–0 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
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
North 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.

Summary[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 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 North 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.


Matches[edit]

BATE Borisov Belarus0–0Albania Skënderbeu
Report
Attendance: 12,671
Skënderbeu Albania1–1Belarus BATE Borisov
Radaš Goal 67' Report Khagush Goal 29'

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


FC Santa Coloma Andorra0–1Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
Report Prica Goal 64'

Maccabi Tel Aviv won 3–0 on aggregate.


Dinamo Tbilisi Georgia (country)0–1Kazakhstan Aktobe
Report Danilo Neco Goal 51'
Aktobe Kazakhstan3–0Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi
Antonov Goal 75'
Zyankovich Goal 82'
Aimbetov Goal 90+4'
Report

Aktobe won 4–0 on aggregate.


Maribor Slovenia2–0Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar
Vršič Goal 45'
Ibraimi Goal 57' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 7,500

Maribor won 2–0 on aggregate.


Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova2–0Montenegro Sutjeska Nikšić
Mureșan Goal 71'
Isa Goal 87'
Report
Attendance: 6,351
Sutjeska Nikšić Montenegro0–3Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
Report Benson Goal 5'
Luvannor Goal 35'
Isa Goal 54'

Sheriff Tiraspol won 5–0 on aggregate.


Sparta Prague Czech Republic7–0Estonia Levadia Tallinn
Lafata Goal 22'44'45+4' (pen.)57'60'
Tipurić Goal 55' (o.g.)
Přikyl Goal 84'
Report
Levadia Tallinn Estonia1–1Czech Republic Sparta Prague
Teever Goal 68' Report Mareček Goal 38'
Attendance: 1,150

Sparta Prague won 8–1 on aggregate.


Malmö FF Sweden0–0Latvia Ventspils
Report
Attendance: 8,831
Ventspils Latvia0–1Sweden Malmö FF
Report Thelin Goal 19'

Malmö FF won 1–0 on aggregate.


The New Saints Wales0–2Slovakia Slovan Bratislava
Report Milinković Goal 74'89'
Attendance: 1,140

Slovan Bratislava won 3–0 on aggregate.


KR Iceland0–1Scotland Celtic
Report McGregor Goal 84'
Attendance: 1,520
Celtic Scotland4–0Iceland KR
Van Dijk Goal 13'20'
Pukki Goal 27'71'
Report

Celtic won 5–0 on aggregate.


Cliftonville Northern Ireland0–0Hungary Debrecen
Report
Attendance: 1,750
Debrecen Hungary2–0Northern Ireland Cliftonville
Mihelič Goal 55'
Sidibe Goal 79'
Report

Debrecen won 2–0 on aggregate.


Partizan Serbia3–0Faroe Islands HB
Lazović Goal 14'64'
Škuletić Goal 71'
Report
Attendance: 11,758
HB Faroe Islands1–3Serbia Partizan
Wardum Goal 35' Report Ninković Goal 49'
Lazović Goal 75'
Grbić Goal 90+1'

Partizan won 6–1 on aggregate.


Legia Warsaw Poland1–1Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic
Radović Goal 90+1' Report Fagan Goal 38'
Attendance: 11,075
St Patrick's Athletic Republic of Ireland0–5Poland Legia Warsaw
Report Radović Goal 25'82'
Żyro Goal 69'
Saganowski Goal 87'
Byrne Goal 90+2' (o.g.)
Attendance: 5,500

Legia Warsaw won 6–1 on aggregate.


Rabotnički North Macedonia0–0Finland HJK
Report
Attendance: 1,500
HJK Finland2–1North Macedonia Rabotnički
Lod Goal 22'
Moren Goal 26'
Report Vujčić Goal 47'

HJK won 2–1 on aggregate.


Dinamo Zagreb Croatia2–0Lithuania Žalgiris Vilnius
Soudani Goal 58'
Antolić Goal 70'
Report
Attendance: 4,211
Žalgiris Vilnius Lithuania0–2Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Report Soudani Goal 46'
Šimunić Goal 49'
Attendance: 4,000

Dinamo Zagreb won 4–0 on aggregate.


Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria4–0Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
Dani Abalo Goal 35'
Bezjak Goal 43'
Anicet Goal 65'
Espinho Goal 68'
Report
Attendance: 4,104
F91 Dudelange Luxembourg1–1Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
Turpel Goal 81' Report Bezjak Goal 51'

Ludogorets Razgrad won 5–1 on aggregate.


Valletta Malta0–1Azerbaijan Qarabağ
Report Chumbinho Goal 18'
Qarabağ Azerbaijan4–0Malta Valletta
Reynaldo Goal 15'
Chumbinho Goal 48'
Dias Goal 57'
George Goal 80'
Report

Qarabağ won 5–0 on aggregate.


Strømsgodset Norway0–1Romania Steaua București
Report Iancu Goal 49'
Steaua București Romania2–0Norway Strømsgodset
Râpă Goal 72'
Stanciu Goal 84'
Report

Steaua București won 3–0 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.

Summary[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
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
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]

Matches[edit]

Qarabağ Azerbaijan2–1Austria Red Bull Salzburg
Dias Goal 2'
Reynaldo Goal 86'
Report Soriano Goal 77'
Red Bull Salzburg Austria2–0Azerbaijan Qarabağ
Hinteregger Goal 18'34' Report

Red Bull Salzburg won 3–2 on aggregate.


Debrecen Hungary1–0Belarus BATE Borisov
Sidibe Goal 56' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 10,191
BATE Borisov Belarus3–1Hungary Debrecen
A. Valadzko Goal 39'
Rodionov Goal 66'
Krivets Goal 90+4'
Report Sidibe Goal 20' (pen.)
Attendance: 12,788

BATE Borisov won 3–2 on aggregate.


Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova0–0Slovakia Slovan Bratislava
Report
Attendance: 8,753
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)

Slovan Bratislava won 2–1 on aggregate.


AaB Denmark0–1Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Report Brozović Goal 49'
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia0–2Denmark AaB
Report Jacobsen Goal 36'85'
Attendance: 8,235

AaB won 2–1 on aggregate.


Legia Warsaw Poland4–1Scotland Celtic
Radović Goal 10'36'
Żyro Goal 84'
Kosecki Goal 90+1'
Report McGregor Goal 8'
Celtic Scotland3–0
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 2–0 to Legia Warsaw but they were later ruled to have forfeited the match after fielding suspended player Bartosz Bereszyński as a substitute; Celtic were therefore awarded the second leg 3–0.


Aktobe Kazakhstan2–2Romania Steaua București
Korobkin Goal 58'
Arzumanyan Goal 87'
Report Keserü Goal 44'
Prepeliță Goal 78'
Steaua București Romania2–1Kazakhstan Aktobe
Chipciu Goal 3'
Stanciu Goal 39'
Report Kapadze Goal 85'

Steaua București won 4–3 on aggregate.


Maribor Slovenia1–0Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
Bohar Goal 90+4' Report
Attendance: 8,120
Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel2–2Slovenia Maribor
Ben Haim Goal 42'
Ben Basat Goal 54'
Report Ibraimi Goal 36'55'

Maribor won 3–2 on aggregate.


HJK Finland2–2Cyprus APOEL
Savage Goal 11'45+1' (pen.) Report De Vincenti Goal 71'
Sheridan Goal 74'
Attendance: 10,189
Referee: Paweł Gil (Poland)
APOEL Cyprus2–0Finland HJK
Sheridan Goal 17'
De Vincenti Goal 43' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 14,271
Referee: Liran Liany (Israel)

APOEL won 4–2 on aggregate.


Sparta Prague Czech Republic4–2Sweden Malmö FF
Lafata Goal 22'51'70'
Kováč Goal 52'
Report Forsberg Goal 17'
Kiese Thelin Goal 27'
Attendance: 12,833
Malmö FF Sweden2–0Czech Republic Sparta Prague
Rosenberg Goal 35'55' Report
Attendance: 19,322
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)

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


Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria0–0Serbia Partizan
Report
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Kenn Hansen (Denmark)
Partizan Serbia2–2Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
Škuletić Goal 30'35' Report Marcelinho Goal 19'21'
Attendance: 18,504

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


Zenit Saint Petersburg Russia3–0Cyprus AEL Limassol
Rondón Goal 55'
Danny Goal 88'
Kerzhakov Goal 90' (pen.)
Report

Zenit Saint Petersburg won 3–1 on aggregate.


Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Ukraine0–0[F]Denmark Copenhagen
Report
Attendance: 23,410
Copenhagen Denmark2–0Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Cornelius Goal 36'
Kadrii Goal 52'
Report
Attendance: 18,875

Copenhagen won 2–0 on aggregate.


Feyenoord Netherlands1–2Turkey Beşiktaş
Te Vrede Goal 90+5' (pen.) Report Pektemek Goal 13'
Koyunlu Goal 71'
Attendance: 44,000
Referee: Luca Banti (Italy)
Beşiktaş Turkey3–1Netherlands Feyenoord
Ba Goal 28'80'86' Report Manu Goal 74'

Beşiktaş won 5–2 on aggregate.


Grasshoppers Switzerland0–2France Lille
Report Corchia Goal 29'
Mendes Goal 49'
Attendance: 7,700
Lille France1–1Switzerland Grasshoppers
Balmont Goal 19' Report Abrashi Goal 33'

Lille won 3–1 on aggregate.


Standard Liège Belgium0–0Greece Panathinaikos
Report
Panathinaikos Greece1–2Belgium Standard Liège
Arslanagic Goal 17' (o.g.) Report Mbombo Goal 36'
M'Poku Goal 42'

Standard Liège won 2–1 on aggregate.

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 Olympic Stadium, Kiev instead of Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk's home stadium, Dnipro-Arena, Dnipropetrovsk, due to the pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine.[16]
  3. ^ 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]
  4. ^ 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.

Summary[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
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
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

Matches[edit]

Maribor Slovenia1–1Scotland Celtic
Bohar Goal 14' Report McGregor Goal 6'
Celtic Scotland0–1Slovenia Maribor
Report Tavares Goal 75'
Attendance: 55,415[20]

Maribor won 2–1 on aggregate.


Red Bull Salzburg Austria2–1Sweden Malmö FF
Schiemer Goal 16'
Soriano Goal 54'
Report Forsberg Goal 90'
Malmö FF Sweden3–0Austria Red Bull Salzburg
Rosenberg Goal 11' (pen.)84'
Eriksson Goal 19'
Report
Attendance: 20,361[22]

Malmö FF won 4–2 on aggregate.


AaB Denmark1–1Cyprus APOEL
Thomsen Goal 16' Report Vinícius Goal 54'
APOEL Cyprus4–0Denmark AaB
Vinícius Goal 29'
De Vincenti Goal 44'
Aloneftis Goal 64'
Sheridan Goal 75'
Report
Attendance: 18,746[20]

APOEL won 5–1 on aggregate.


Steaua București Romania1–0Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
Chipciu Goal 88' Report
Attendance: 35,342[21]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

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


Slovan Bratislava Slovakia1–1Belarus BATE Borisov
Vittek Goal 80' Report Jablonský Goal 44' (o.g.)
BATE Borisov Belarus3–0Slovakia Slovan Bratislava
Gordeichuk Goal 41'
Krivets Goal 84'
Rodionov Goal 85'
Report
Attendance: 12,970[20]

BATE Borisov won 4–1 on aggregate.


Beşiktaş Turkey0–0England Arsenal
Report
Arsenal England1–0Turkey Beşiktaş
Sánchez Goal 45+1' Report
Attendance: 59,946[22]

Arsenal won 1–0 on aggregate.


Standard Liège Belgium0–1Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
Report Shatov Goal 16'
Zenit Saint Petersburg Russia3–0Belgium Standard Liège
Rondón Goal 30'
Hulk Goal 54' (pen.)58'
Report

Zenit Saint Petersburg won 4–0 on aggregate.


Bayer Leverkusen Germany4–0Denmark Copenhagen
Son Heung-min Goal 2'
Çalhanoğlu Goal 7'
Kießling Goal 31' (pen.)65'
Report
Attendance: 23,321[22]

Bayer Leverkusen won 7–2 on aggregate.


Lille France0–1Portugal Porto
Report Herrera Goal 61'
Porto Portugal2–0France Lille
Brahimi Goal 49'
Martínez Goal 69'
Report

Porto won 3–0 on aggregate.


Napoli Italy1–1Spain Athletic Bilbao
Higuaín Goal 68' Report Muniain Goal 41'
Attendance: 49,872[21]
Athletic Bilbao Spain3–1Italy Napoli
Aduriz Goal 61'69'
Ibai Goal 74'
Report Hamšík Goal 47'
Attendance: 49,017[22]

Athletic Bilbao won 4–2 on aggregate.

Statistics[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]

Top goalscorers[edit]

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
North Macedonia Agim Ibraimi Slovenia Maribor 3 519
Scotland Callum McGregor Scotland Celtic 3 540

Source: UEFA.com[24]

Top assists[edit]

Rank Player Team Assists Minutes played
1 Poland Michał Kucharczyk Poland Legia Warsaw 3 234
Czech Republic Josef Hušbauer Czech Republic Sparta Prague 3 249
Kazakhstan Marat Khairullin Kazakhstan Aktobe 3 296
Croatia Domagoj Antolić Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 3 311
Argentina Tomas De Vincenti Cyprus APOEL 3 330
Serbia Darko Brašanac Serbia Partizan 3 353
Poland Michał Żyro Poland Legia Warsaw 3 354
Brazil Anderson Mineiro Kazakhstan Aktobe 3 360
Romania Alexandru Chipciu Romania Steaua București 3 445
Romania Adrian Popa Romania Steaua București 3 448

Source: UEFA.com[25]

References[edit]

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