2018–19 UEFA Europa League knockout phase

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The 2018–19 UEFA Europa League knockout phase began on 12 February and is scheduled to end on 29 May 2019 with the final at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan, to decide the champions of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.[1] A total of 32 teams compete in the knockout phase.[2]

For the first time, the video assistant referee (VAR) system will be used in the competition, where it will be implemented in the final.[3]

Times are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses).

Round and draw dates[edit]

The schedule is as follows (all draws are held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland).[1]

Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Round of 32 17 December 2018, 13:00 14 February 2019 21 February 2019
Round of 16 22 February 2019, 13:00 7 March 2019 14 March 2019
Quarter-finals 15 March 2019, 13:00 11 April 2019 18 April 2019
Semi-finals 2 May 2019 9 May 2019
Final 29 May 2019 at Olympic Stadium, Baku

Matches may also be played on Tuesdays or Wednesdays instead of the regular Thursdays due to scheduling conflicts.

Format[edit]

Each tie in the knockout phase, apart from the final, is played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home. The team that scores more goals on aggregate over the two legs advance to the next round. If the aggregate score is level, the away goals rule is applied, i.e. the team that scores more goals away from home over the two legs advances. If away goals are also equal, then extra time is played. The away goals rule is again applied after extra time, i.e. if there are goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score is still level, the visiting team advances by virtue of more away goals scored. If no goals are scored during extra time, the tie is decided by penalty shoot-out. In the final, which is played as a single match, if the score is level at the end of normal time, extra time is played, followed by penalty shoot-out if the score remains tied.[2]

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

For the round of 16, quarter-finals and semi-finals, teams from the same city (e.g., Chelsea and Arsenal) are not scheduled to play at home on the same day, due to logistics and crowd control. To avoid such scheduling conflict, if the two teams are drawn to play at home for the same leg, the order of legs of the tie involving the team which are not domestic cup champions in the qualifying season (e.g., Arsenal for this season), or the team with the lower domestic ranking (if neither team are the domestic cup champions), is reversed from the original draw.

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.[4]

Qualified teams[edit]

The knockout phase involves 32 teams: the 24 teams which qualify as winners and runners-up of each of the twelve groups in the group stage, and the eight third-placed teams from the Champions League group stage.

Europa League group stage winners and runners-up[edit]

Group Winners
(seeded in round of 32 draw)
Runners-up
(unseeded in round of 32 draw)
A Germany Bayer Leverkusen Switzerland Zürich
B Austria Red Bull Salzburg Scotland Celtic
C Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg Czech Republic Slavia Prague
D Croatia Dinamo Zagreb Turkey Fenerbahçe
E England Arsenal Portugal Sporting CP
F Spain Real Betis Greece Olympiacos
G Spain Villarreal Austria Rapid Wien
H Germany Eintracht Frankfurt Italy Lazio
I Belgium Genk Sweden Malmö FF
J Spain Sevilla Russia Krasnodar
K Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv France Rennes
L England Chelsea Belarus BATE Borisov

Champions League group stage third-placed teams[edit]

Seed Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Seeding
1 C Italy Napoli 6 2 3 1 7 5 +2 9 Seeded in round of 32 draw
2 H Spain Valencia 6 2 2 2 6 6 0 8
3 B Italy Inter Milan 6 2 2 2 6 7 −1 8
4 E Portugal Benfica 6 2 1 3 6 11 −5 7
5 G Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 6 2 1 3 7 16 −9 7 Unseeded in round of 32 draw
6 A Belgium Club Brugge 6 1 3 2 6 5 +1 6
7 F Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 6 1 3 2 8 16 −8 6
8 D Turkey Galatasaray 6 1 1 4 5 8 −3 4
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Away goals scored; 5) Wins; 6) Away wins; 7) Disciplinary points; 8) Club coefficient (UCL Regulations Article 16.04).[5]

Bracket[edit]

Round of 32   Round of 16   Quarter-finals   Semi-finals
 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 2 0 2  
 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 1 3 4      Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 1 0 1  
 Turkey Galatasaray 1 0 1    Portugal Benfica (a.e.t.) 0 3 3  
 Portugal Benfica 2 0 2        Portugal Benfica  
 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 2 1 3        Germany Eintracht Frankfurt  
 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 2 4 6      Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 0 1 1
 Austria Rapid Wien 0 0 0    Italy Inter Milan 0 0 0  
 Italy Inter Milan 1 4 5         Winners of quarter-final 3  
 Italy Lazio 0 0 0         Winners of quarter-final 4  
 Spain Sevilla 1 2 3      Spain Sevilla 2 3 5  
 Czech Republic Slavia Prague 0 4 4    Czech Republic Slavia Prague (a.e.t.) 2 4 6  
 Belgium Genk 0 1 1        Czech Republic Slavia Prague
 Sweden Malmö FF 1 0 1        England Chelsea     Final
(29 May – Baku)
 England Chelsea 2 3 5      England Chelsea 3 5 8
 Greece Olympiacos 2 0 2    Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 0 0 0  
 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 2 1 3       Winners of semi-final 2
 France Rennes 3 3 6       Winners of semi-final 1  
 Spain Real Betis 3 1 4      France Rennes 3 0 3  
 Belarus BATE Borisov 1 0 1    England Arsenal 1 3 4  
 England Arsenal 0 3 3        England Arsenal  
 Switzerland Zürich 1 0 1        Italy Napoli  
 Italy Napoli 3 2 5      Italy Napoli 3 1 4
 Belgium Club Brugge 2 0 2    Austria Red Bull Salzburg 0 3 3  
 Austria Red Bull Salzburg 1 4 5         Winners of quarter-final 1
 Turkey Fenerbahçe 1 1 2        Spain Winners of quarter-final 2  
 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 0 3 3      Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 1 1 2  
 Portugal Sporting CP 0 1 1    Spain Villarreal 3 2 5  
 Spain Villarreal 1 1 2        Spain Villarreal
 Scotland Celtic 0 0 0        Spain Valencia  
 Spain Valencia 2 1 3      Spain Valencia 2 1 3
 Russia Krasnodar (a) 0 1 1    Russia Krasnodar 1 1 2  
 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 0 1 1  

Round of 32[edit]

The draw for the round of 32 was held on 17 December 2018, 13:00 CET.[6]

Summary[edit]

The first legs were played on 12 and 14 February, and the second legs were played on 20 and 21 February 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Viktoria Plzeň Czech Republic 2–4 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 2–1 0–3
Club Brugge Belgium 2–5 Austria Red Bull Salzburg 2–1 0–4
Rapid Wien Austria 0–5 Italy Inter Milan 0–1 0–4
Slavia Prague Czech Republic 4–1 Belgium Genk 0–0 4–1
Krasnodar Russia 1–1 (a) Germany Bayer Leverkusen 0–0 1–1
Zürich Switzerland 1–5 Italy Napoli 1–3 0–2
Malmö FF Sweden 1–5 England Chelsea 1–2 0–3
Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine 3–6 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 2–2 1–4
Celtic Scotland 0–3 Spain Valencia 0–2 0–1
Rennes France 6–4 Spain Real Betis 3–3 3–1
Olympiacos Greece 2–3 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 2–2 0–1
Lazio Italy 0–3 Spain Sevilla 0–1 0–2
Fenerbahçe Turkey 2–3 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 1–0 1–3
Sporting CP Portugal 1–2 Spain Villarreal 0–1 1–1
BATE Borisov Belarus 1–3 England Arsenal 1–0 0–3
Galatasaray Turkey 1–2 Portugal Benfica 1–2 0–0

Matches[edit]

Viktoria Plzeň Czech Republic2–1Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
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Dinamo Zagreb Croatia3–0Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň
Report
Attendance: 25,860[8]

Dinamo Zagreb won 4–2 on aggregate.


Club Brugge Belgium2–1Austria Red Bull Salzburg
Report
Red Bull Salzburg Austria4–0Belgium Club Brugge
Report

Red Bull Salzburg won 5–2 on aggregate.


Rapid Wien Austria0–1Italy Inter Milan
Report
Attendance: 23,850[11]
Inter Milan Italy4–0Austria Rapid Wien
Report
Attendance: 32,158[12]

Inter Milan won 5–0 on aggregate.


Slavia Prague Czech Republic0–0Belgium Genk
Report
Attendance: 18,125[13]
Genk Belgium1–4Czech Republic Slavia Prague
Report
Attendance: 13,688[14]

Slavia Prague won 4–1 on aggregate.


Krasnodar Russia0–0Germany Bayer Leverkusen
Report
Attendance: 34,827[15]
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)
Bayer Leverkusen Germany1–1Russia Krasnodar
Report

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


Zürich Switzerland1–3Italy Napoli
Report
Attendance: 24,000[17]
Napoli Italy2–0Switzerland Zürich
Report

Napoli won 5–1 on aggregate.


Malmö FF Sweden1–2England Chelsea
Report
Attendance: 20,312[19]
Chelsea England3–0Sweden Malmö FF
Report
Attendance: 39,813[20]

Chelsea won 5–1 on aggregate.


Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine2–2Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
Report
Eintracht Frankfurt Germany4–1Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
Report
Attendance: 47,000[22]

Eintracht Frankfurt won 6–3 on aggregate.


Celtic Scotland0–2Spain Valencia
Report
Attendance: 57,430[23]
Valencia Spain1–0Scotland Celtic
Report
Attendance: 36,619[24]

Valencia won 3–0 on aggregate.


Rennes France3–3Spain Real Betis
Report
Real Betis Spain1–3France Rennes
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Rennes won 6–4 on aggregate.


Olympiacos Greece2–2Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
Report
Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine1–0Greece Olympiacos
Report

Dynamo Kyiv won 3–2 on aggregate.


Lazio Italy0–1Spain Sevilla
Report
Attendance: 19,766[29]
Sevilla Spain2–0Italy Lazio
Report

Sevilla won 3–0 on aggregate.


Fenerbahçe Turkey1–0Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
Report
Zenit Saint Petersburg Russia3–1Turkey Fenerbahçe
Report

Zenit Saint Petersburg won 3–2 on aggregate.


Sporting CP Portugal0–1Spain Villarreal
Report
Villarreal Spain1–1Portugal Sporting CP
Report

Villarreal won 2–1 on aggregate.


BATE Borisov Belarus1–0England Arsenal
Report
Attendance: 12,527[35]
Arsenal England3–0Belarus BATE Borisov
Report

Arsenal won 3–1 on aggregate.


Galatasaray Turkey1–2Portugal Benfica
Report
Benfica Portugal0–0Turkey Galatasaray
Report
Attendance: 49,545[38]

Benfica won 2–1 on aggregate.

Round of 16[edit]

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 22 February 2019, 13:00 CET.[39]

Summary[edit]

The first legs were played on 7 March, and the second legs were played on 14 March 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Chelsea England 8–0 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 3–0 5–0
Eintracht Frankfurt Germany 1–0 Italy Inter Milan 0–0 1–0
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 1–3 Portugal Benfica 1–0 0–3 (a.e.t.)
Napoli Italy 4–3 Austria Red Bull Salzburg 3–0 1–3
Valencia Spain 3–2 Russia Krasnodar 2–1 1–1
Sevilla Spain 5–6 Czech Republic Slavia Prague 2–2 3–4 (a.e.t.)
Rennes France 3–4[A] England Arsenal 3–1 0–3
Zenit Saint Petersburg Russia 2–5 Spain Villarreal 1–3 1–2

Notes

  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw, in order to avoid a scheduling conflict with the Chelsea v Dynamo Kyiv match in the same city.

Matches[edit]

Chelsea England3–0Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
Report
Attendance: 37,280[40]
Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine0–5England Chelsea
Report

Chelsea won 8–0 on aggregate.


Eintracht Frankfurt Germany0–0Italy Inter Milan
Report
Attendance: 48,000[42]
Inter Milan Italy0–1Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
Report
Attendance: 49,866[43]

Eintracht Frankfurt won 1–0 on aggregate.


Dinamo Zagreb Croatia1–0Portugal Benfica
Report
Attendance: 29,704[44]
Benfica Portugal3–0 (a.e.t.)Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Report
Attendance: 47,808[45]

Benfica won 3–1 on aggregate.


Napoli Italy3–0Austria Red Bull Salzburg
Report
Red Bull Salzburg Austria3–1Italy Napoli
Report

Napoli won 4–3 on aggregate.


Valencia Spain2–1Russia Krasnodar
Report
Attendance: 36,274[48]
Krasnodar Russia1–1Spain Valencia
Report

Valencia won 3–2 on aggregate.


Sevilla Spain2–2Czech Republic Slavia Prague
Report
Slavia Prague Czech Republic4–3 (a.e.t.)Spain Sevilla
Report
Attendance: 19,020[51]

Slavia Prague won 6–5 on aggregate.


Rennes France3–1England Arsenal
Report
Attendance: 29,100[52]
Arsenal England3–0France Rennes
Report
Attendance: 59,453[53]

Arsenal won 4–3 on aggregate.


Zenit Saint Petersburg Russia1–3Spain Villarreal
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Villarreal Spain2–1Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
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Villarreal won 5–2 on aggregate.

Quarter-finals[edit]

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 15 March 2019, 13:00 CET.[56]

Summary[edit]

The first legs will be played on 11 April, and the second legs will be played on 18 April 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Arsenal England QF1[A] Italy Napoli 11 Apr 18 Apr
Villarreal Spain QF2 Spain Valencia 11 Apr 18 Apr
Benfica Portugal QF3 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 11 Apr 18 Apr
Slavia Prague Czech Republic QF4 England Chelsea 11 Apr 18 Apr

Notes

  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw, in order to avoid a scheduling conflict with the Chelsea v Slavia Prague match in the same city.

Matches[edit]

Arsenal EnglandvItaly Napoli
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Napoli ItalyvEngland Arsenal
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Villarreal SpainvSpain Valencia
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Valencia SpainvSpain Villarreal
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Benfica PortugalvGermany Eintracht Frankfurt
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Eintracht Frankfurt GermanyvPortugal Benfica
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Slavia Prague Czech RepublicvEngland Chelsea
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Chelsea EnglandvCzech Republic Slavia Prague
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Semi-finals[edit]

The draw for the semi-finals was held on 15 March 2019, 13:00 CET (after the quarter-final draw).[56]

Summary[edit]

The first legs will be played on 2 May, and the second legs will be played on 9 May 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Winners of quarter-final 1 SF1 Spain Winners of quarter-final 2 2 May 9 May
Winners of quarter-final 3 SF2 Winners of quarter-final 4 2 May 9 May

Matches[edit]

Winners of quarter-final 1 vSpain Winners of quarter-final 2
Winners of quarter-final 2 Spainv Winners of quarter-final 1

Winners of quarter-final 3 v Winners of quarter-final 4
Winners of quarter-final 4 v Winners of quarter-final 3

Final[edit]

The final will be played on 29 May 2019 at the Olympic Stadium in Baku. The "home" team (for administrative purposes) was determined by an additional draw held after the quarter-final and semi-final draws.[56]

Winners of semi-final 2 v Winners of semi-final 1
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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ CET (UTC+1) for dates up to 30 March 2019 (round of 32 and round of 16), and CEST (UTC+2) for dates thereafter (quarter-finals, semi-finals and final).
  2. ^ Shakhtar Donetsk played their home matches at Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv, instead of their regular stadium Donbass Arena, Donetsk, due to the war conditions in Eastern Ukraine.
  3. ^ The Sevilla v Lazio match was scheduled on 20 February in order to avoid a scheduling conflict with the Real Betis v Rennes match, in the same city.
  4. ^ The Fenerbahçe v Zenit Saint Petersburg match was scheduled on 12 February in order to avoid a scheduling conflict with the Galatasaray v Benfica match, in the same city.

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