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Football UEFA Europa League 2018-19 (1 Viewer)

Geezer
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Well just under two weeks until the draw and here is the changes to qualification.

Group stage
17 teams are already in the group stage including Chelsea and Arsenal

Qualifying
Qualifying is now changed there is a Champions Route and League Route, instead of one open draw.

Champions Route will be teams who have been eliminated from the Champions League Qualifying Champions Path, so Cork City could be in this section. This starts at a 2nd Qualifying round

League Route will be the normal qualification plus any team eliminated from the Champions League league route. Dundalk, Derry City and Shamrock Rovers will be in this stage starting in the 1st Qualifying Round

Match and Draw dates for qualification

Preliminary Round - Draw 12th June 1st leg 28th June 2nd leg 5th July
1st Qualifying Round - Draw 19th June 1st leg 12th July 2nd leg 19th July
2nd Qualifying Round - Draw 19th June 1st leg 26th July 2nd leg 2nd Aug
3rd Qualifying Round - Draw 23rd July 9th Aug 2nd leg 16th Aug
Play-off - Draw 6th Aug 1st leg 23rd Aug 2nd leg 30th Aug

Preliminary Round
Welsh teams - Bala Town & Cefn Druids

1st Qualifying Round
Irish Teams - Derry City, Dundalk & Shamrock Rovers
NI Teams - Cliftonville, Coleraine & Glenavon
Scottish Teams - Hibs & Rangers

2nd Qualifying Round
English team - Burnley

Group Stage
English Teams - Arsenal & Chelsea
 
Some Random Guy
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Preliminary round draw

Europa (GIB) v Prishtina (KOS)
Sant Julià (AND) v Gżira (MLT)
Engordany (AND) v Folgore (SMR)
B36 Tórshavn (FRO) v St Joseph's (GIB)
Birkirkara (MLT) v KÍ Klaksvík (FRO)
Tre Fiori (SMR) v Bala Town (WAL)
Cefn Druids (WAL) v Trakai (LTU)
 
Bandit
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First qualifying round (12 & 19 July)
Draw groupings

Group 1
Seeded

1 Žalgiris Vilnius (LTU)
2 Molde (NOR)
3 Nõmme Kalju (EST)
4 Fola Esch (LUX)
5 Slavia Sofia (BUL)

Unseeded
6 Glenavon (NIR)
7 Birkirkara (MLT) / KÍ Klaksvík (FRO)
8 Europa (GIB) / Prishtina (KOS)
9 Ilves Tampere (FIN)
10 Stjarnan (ISL)

Group 2
Seeded

1 Domžale (SVN)
2 Gabala (AZE)
3 Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO)
4 Rangers (SCO)
5 Apollon Limassol (CYP)

Unseeded
6 Progrès Niederkorn (LUX)
7 Široki Brijeg (BIH)
8 Shkupi (MKD)
9 Stumbras (LTU)
10 Dunajská Streda (SVK)

Group 3
Seeded

1 Maribor (SVN)
2 Trenčín (SVK)
3 Viitorul (ROU)
4 Neftçi (AZE)
5 Tobol Kostanay (KAZ)

Unseeded
6 Budućnost Podgorica (MNE)
7 Partizani (ALB)
8 Újpest (HUN)
9 Samtredia (GEO)
10 Racing Union (LUX)

Group 4
Seeded

1 Górnik Zabrze (POL)
2 Vardar (MKD)
3 Dinamo Minsk (BLR)
4 Spartak Subotica (SRB)
5 OFK Titograd (MNE)

Unseeded
6 Pyunik (ARM)
7 Zaria Balti (MDA)
8 Coleraine (NIR)
9 B36 Tórshavn (FRO) / St Joseph's (GIB)
10 Derry City (IRL)

Group 5
Seeded

1 Hafnarfjördur (ISL)
2 Nordsjælland (DEN)
3 AIK (SWE)
4 Ventspils (LVA)
5 Shakhtyor Soligorsk (BLR)

Unseeded
6 Cliftonville (NIR)
7 Lahti (FIN)
8 Luftëtari (ALB)
9 Connah's Quay (WAL)
10 Shamrock Rovers (IRL)

Group 6
Seeded

1 Osijek (CRO)
2 Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR)
3 Sarajevo (BIH)
4 Anorthosis Famagusta (CYP)
5 Kairat Almaty (KAZ)

Unseeded
6 Ferencváros (HUN)
7 Petrocub (MDA)
8 Laçi (ALB)
9 Engordany (AND) / Folgore (SMR)
10 Banants (ARM)

Group 7
Seeded

1 Partizan (SRB)
2 Slovan Bratislava (SVK)
3 Keşla (AZE)
4 CSKA Sofia (BUL)
5 Rabotnicki (MKD)

Unseeded
6 Milsami Orhei (MDA)
7 Rudar Pljevlja (MNE)
8 Riga (LVA)
9 Budapest Honvéd (HUN)
10 Balzan (MLT)

Group 8
Seeded

1 Lech Poznań (POL)
2 Beitar Jerusalem (ISR)
3 Radnički Niš (SRB)
4 Levski Sofia (BUL)
5 Irtysh (KAZ)
6 Željezničar (BIH)

Unseeded
7 Chikhura Sachkhere (GEO)
8 Vaduz (LIE)
9 Narva Trans (EST)
10 Cefn Druids (WAL) / Trakai (LTU)
11 Gandzasar-Kapan (ARM)
12 UE Sant Julià (AND) / Gzira United (MLT)

Group 9
Seeded

1 Rudar Velenje (SVN)
2 Dundalk (IRL)
3 Hibernian (SCO)
4 Sarpsborg (NOR)
5 Häcken (SWE)
6 København (DEN)

Unseeded
7 Levadia Tallinn (EST)
8 ÍBV (ISL)
9 KuPS Kuopio (FIN)
10 Liepāja (LVA)
11 Tre Fiori (SMR) / Bala Town (WAL)
12 NSÍ Runavík (FRO)

Draw procedure
The teams, including 87 new entries, are divided into nine groups. Within the nine groups, teams are divided equally into seeded teams and unseeded teams (the seven winners of the preliminary round ties take the coefficient of the seeded team from their tie). Each side in each group is allocated a number.

There are two draws: the first for groups 1 to 7 (which all feature ten teams), then one for groups 8 and 9 (12 teams).

Balls containing the seeded teams' numbers are placed in one bowl, with balls for the unseeded teams' numbers in another. A ball is taken from each bowl and put into a large empty bowl in the middle, where they are shuffled.

The clubs whose numbers correspond to the first ball drawn play their first game at home. Teams from the same association must not be drawn against each other.

Second qualifying round main path (26 July & 2 August)

Seedings will be made available after the first qualifying round draw. The 27 teams entering at this stage are joined by the 47 first qualifying round winners.

Sevilla (ESP)
Beşiktaş (TUR)
Sparta Praha (CZE)
FCSB (ROU)
Genk (BEL)
AZ Alkmaar (NED)
RB Leipzig (GER)
Burnley (ENG)
Atalanta (ITA)
Bordeaux (FRA)
Ufa (RUS)
Rio Ave (POR)
Asteras Tripolis (GRE)
Mariupol (UKR)
Hajduk Split (CRO)
Admira Wacker Mödling (AUT)
LASK Linz (AUT)
St Gallen (SUI)
Vitesse (NED)
Atromitos (GRE)
Hapoel Haifa (ISR)
AEK Larnaca (CYP)
Jagiellonia Białystok (POL)
Aberdeen (SCO)
Djurgården (SWE)
Dinamo Brest (BLR)
Lillestrøm (NOR)

Draw procedure
The teams are divided into seven groups. Within the seven groups, teams are divided equally into seeded teams and unseeded teams (the seven winners of the preliminary round ties take the coefficient of the seeded team from their tie). Each side in each group is allocated a number.

There are two draws: the first for groups 1 to 5 (which all feature ten teams), then one for groups 8 and 9 (12 teams).

Balls containing the seeded teams' numbers are placed in one bowl, with balls for the unseeded teams' numbers in another. A ball is taken from each bowl and put into a large empty bowl in the middle, where they are shuffled.

The clubs whose numbers correspond to the first ball drawn play their first game at home. Teams from the same association must not be drawn against each other.

Clubs' coefficients are now determined EITHER by the sum of all points won in the previous five years OR by the association coefficient over the same period – WHICHEVER IS THE HIGHER (under a new system introduced for 2018/19 onwards).
 
Major Tom
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1st Qualifying Round 1st Legs

Tuesday 10th July 17:00 Kick off
Samtredia (GEO) V Tobol Kostanay (KAZ)
KÍ Klaksvík (FRO) V Žalgiris Vilnius (LTU)

Wednesday 11th July
Banants (ARM) V Sarajevo (BIH) 14:30 Kick Off
Rabotnicki (MKD) V Budapest Honvéd (HUN) 16:30 Kick off
Vaduz (LIE) V Levski Sofia (BUL) 16:45 Kick off
Fola Esch (LUX) V Prishtina (KOS) 17:00 Kick off
Glenavon (NIR) V Molde (NOR) 19:45 kick off

Thursday 12th July
Pyunik (ARM) V Viitorul (ROU) 15:00 kick off
Ventspils (LVA) V Luftëtari (ALB) 15:45 Kick off
Chikhura Sachkhere (GEO) V Beitar Jerusalem (ISR) 16:00 Kick off

16:30 Kick off
Partizani (ALB) V Maribor (SVN)
Rudar Velenje (SVN) V Tre Fiori (SMR)

17:00 Kick off
KuPS Kuopio (FIN) V København (DEN)
Levadia Tallinn (EST) V Dundalk (IRL)
Trakai (LTU) V Irtysh (KAZ)
Narva Trans (EST) V Željezničar (BIH)
Balzan (MLT) V Keşla (AZE)
Lahti (FIN) V Hafnarfjördur (ISL)
Gabala (AZE) V Progrès Niederkorn (LUX)
Ilves Tampere (FIN) V Slavia Sofia (BUL)

Liepāja (LVA) V Häcken (SWE) 17:05 Kick off

18:00 Kick off
Milsami Orhei (MDA) V Slovan Bratislava (SVK)
Ferencváros (HUN) V Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR)
Anorthosis Famagusta (CYP) V Laçi (ALB)
Petrocub (MDA) V Osijek (CRO)
Connah's Quay (WAL) V Shakhtyor Soligorsk (BLR)
Derry City (IRL) V Dinamo Minsk (BLR)
Neftçi (AZE) V Újpest (HUN)
Stumbras (LTU) V Apollon Limassol (CYP)

CSKA Sofia (BUL) V Riga (LVA) 18:45 Kick off

19:00 Kick off
ÍBV (ISL) V Sarpsborg (NOR)
Engordany (AND) V Kairat Almaty (KAZ)
Górnik Zabrze (POL) V Zaria Balti (MDA)
B36 Tórshavn (FRO) V OFK Titograd (MNE)
Racing Union (LUX) V Viitorul (ROU)
Široki Brijeg (BIH) V Domžale (SVN)

Shamrock Rovers (IRL) V AIK (SWE) 19:05 kick off
Rudar Pljevlja (MNE) V Partizan (SRB) 19:15 kick off
Budućnost Podgorica (MNE) V Trenčín (SVK) 19:30 kick off

19:45 kick off
Hibernian (SCO) V NSÍ Runavík (FRO)
Lech Poznań (POL) V Gandzasar-Kapan (ARM)
Cliftonville (NIR) V Nordsjælland (DEN)
Spartak Subotica (SRB) V Coleraine (NIR)
Rangers (SCO) V Shkupi (MKD) - Live on BT Sport 1

20:00 Kick Off
Radnički Niš (SRB) V Gzira United (MLT)
Dunajská Streda (SVK) V Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO)

Stjarnan (ISL) V Nõmme Kalju (EST) 21:00 Kick off
 
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1st Qualifying Round 2nd Leg Results
Levski Sofia (BUL) 3 V 2 Vaduz (LIE) (Agg 3-3) Vaduz (LIE) win on Away Goals
Shkupi (MKD) 0 V 0 Rangers (SCO) (Agg 0-2)
Budapest Honvéd (HUN) 4 V 0 Rabotnicki (MKD) (Agg 5-2)
Željezničar (BIH) 3 V 1 Narva Trans (EST) (Agg 5-1)
Kairat Almaty (KAZ) 7 V 1 Engordany (AND) (Agg 10-1)
Tobol Kostanay (KAZ) 2 V 0 Samtredia (GEO) (Agg 3-0)
Irtysh (KAZ) 0 V 1 Trakai (LTU) (Agg 0-1)
Gandzasar-Kapan (ARM) 2 V 1 Lech Poznań (POL) (Agg 2-3)
Laçi (ALB) 1 V 0 Anorthosis Famagusta (CYP) (Agg 2-2) Laçi (ALB) win on Away goals
Dinamo Minsk (BLR) 1 V 2 Derry City (IRL) (Agg 3-2)
Viitorul (ROU) 0 V 0 Racing Union (LUX) (Agg 2-0)
Gzira United (MLT) 0 V 1 Radnički Niš (SRB) (Agg 0-5)
Molde (NOR) 5 V 1 Glenavon (NIR) (Agg 6-3)
Slavia Sofia (BUL) 2 V 1 Ilves Tampere (FIN) (Agg 3-1)
Nõmme Kalju (EST) 1 V 0 Stjarnan (ISL) (Agg 1-3)
Slovan Bratislava (SVK) 5 V 0 Milsami Orhei (MDA) (Agg 9-2)
Riga (LVA) 1 V 0 CSKA Sofia (BUL) (Agg 1-1) CSKA Sofia (BUL) win on Pens 5-3
Häcken (SWE) 1 V 2 Liepāja (LVA) (Agg 4-2)
Sarpsborg (NOR) 2 V 0 ÍBV (ISL) (Agg 6-0)
Keşla (AZE) 2 V 1 Balzan (MLT) (Agg 3-5)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR) 1 V 0 Ferencváros (HUN) (Agg 2-1)
Shakhtyor Soligorsk (BLR) 2 V 0 Connah's Quay (WAL) (Agg 5-1)
AIK (SWE) 1 V 1 Shamrock Rovers (IRL) (Agg 2-1)
Vardar (MKD) 0 V 2 Pyunik (ARM) (Agg 0-3)
Zaria Balti (MDA) 1 V 1 Górnik Zabrze (POL) (Agg 1-2)
Apollon Limassol (CYP) 2 V 0 Stumbras (LTU) (Agg 2-1)
Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO) 1 V 2 Dunajská Streda (SVK) (Agg 2-3)
Prishtina (KOS) 0 V 0 Fola Esch (LUX) (Agg 0-0) Fola Esch (LUX) win on Pens 5-4
Žalgiris Vilnius (LTU) 1 V 1 KÍ Klaksvík (FRO) (Agg 3-2)
Nordsjælland (DEN) 2 V 1 Cliftonville (NIR) (Agg 3-1)
Progrès Niederkorn (LUX) 0 V 1 Gabala (AZE) (Agg 2-1)
Beitar Jerusalem (ISR) 1 V 2 Chikhura Sachkhere (GEO) (Agg 1-2)
København (DEN) 1 V 1 KuPS Kuopio (FIN) (Agg 2-1)
Luftëtari (ALB) 3 V 3 Ventspils (LVA) (Agg 3-8)
Sarajevo (BIH) 3 V 0 Banants (ARM) (Agg 5-1)
Maribor (SVN) 2 V 0 Partizani (ALB) (Agg 3-0)
Partizan (SRB) 3 V 0 Rudar Pljevlja (MNE) (Agg 6-0)
OFK Titograd (MNE) 1 V 2 B36 Tórshavn (FRO) (Agg 1-2)
Trenčín (SVK) 1 V 1 Budućnost Podgorica (MNE) (Agg 3-1)
Dundalk (IRL) 2 V 1 Levadia Tallinn (EST) (Agg 3-1)
Tre Fiori (SMR) V Rudar Velenje (SVN) (Agg 0-7)
NSÍ Runavík (FRO) 4 V 6 Hibernian (SCO) (Agg 5-12)
Osijek (CRO) 2 V 1 Petrocub (MDA) (Agg 3-2)
Coleraine (NIR) 0 V 2 Spartak Subotica (SRB) (Agg 1-3)
Újpest (HUN) 4 V 0 Neftçi (AZE) (Agg 5-3)
Domžale (SVN) 1 V 1 Široki Brijeg (BIH) (Agg 3-3) Domžale (SVN) win on Away Goals
Hafnarfjördur (ISL) 0 V 0 Lahti (FIN) (Agg 3-0)


2nd Qualifying Round
Main Route

Molde (NOR) V Laçi (ALB)
Atalanta (ITA) V Sarajevo (BIH)
Žalgiris Vilnius (LTU) V Vaduz (LIE)
Kairat Almaty (KAZ) V AZ Alkmaar (NED)
Aberdeen (SCO) V Burnley (ENG)
Partizan (SRB) V Trakai (LTU)
Balzan (MLT) V Slovan Bratislava (SVK)
Nordsjælland (DEN) V AIK (SWE)
Rudar Velenje (SVN) V FCSB (ROU)
Hapoel Haifa (ISR) V Hafnarfjördur (ISL)
Dundalk (IRL) V AEK Larnaca (CYP)
Górnik Zabrze (POL) V Trenčín (SVK)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR) V Radnički Niš (SRB)
CSKA Sofia (BUL) V Admira Wacker Mödling (AUT)
Spartak Subotica (SRB) V Sparta Praha (CZE)
RB Leipzig (GER) V Häcken (SWE)
Stjarnan (ISL) V København (DEN)
Ufa (RUS) V Domžale (SVN)
Tobol Kostanay (KAZ) V Pyunik (ARM)
Rio Ave (POR) V Jagiellonia Białystok (POL)
LASK Linz (AUT) V Lillestrøm (NOR)
Budapest Honvéd (HUN) V Progrès Niederkorn (LUX)
Osijek (CRO) V Rangers (SCO)
B36 Tórshavn (FRO) V Beşiktaş (TUR)
Dunajská Streda (SVK) V Dinamo Minsk (BLR)
Ventspils (LVA) V Bordeaux (FRA)
Željezničar (BIH) V Apollon Limassol (CYP)
Viitorul (ROU) V Vitesse (NED)
St Gallen (SUI) V Sarpsborg (NOR)
Dinamo Brest (BLR) V Atromitos (GRE)
Sevilla (ESP) V Újpest (HUN)
Shakhtyor Soligorsk (BLR) V Lech Poznań (POL)
Hibernian (SCO) V Asteras Tripolis (GRE)
Chikhura Sachkhere (GEO) V Maribor (SVN)
Genk (BEL) V Fola Esch (LUX)
Djurgården (SWE) V Mariupol (UKR)
Hajduk Split (CRO) V Slavia Sofia (BUL)

Losers Route
Bye - Cork City (IRL)
The New Saints (WAL) V Lincoln Red Imps (GIB)
Torpedo Kutaisi (GEO) V Víkingur (FRO)
Zrinjski (BIH) V Valletta (MLT)
FC Santa Coloma (AND) V Valur Reykjavík (ISL)
Sutjeska (MNE) V Alashkert (ARM)
F91 Dudelange (LUX) V Drita (KOS)
Spartaks Jūrmala (LVA) V La Fiorita (SMR)
APOEL (CYP) V Flora Tallinn (EST)
Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN) V Crusaders (NIR)
 
Bandit
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Burnley have been fantastic tonight. They've done everything except score a goal! Tremendous effort from Vokes at the start of the second half that crashed off the post.

Rangers have reached the group stages with a 2-1 aggregate win - they had two players sent off so it was a good result drawing 1-1.

Celtic are winning 1-0 at half time and 2-1 on aggregate so should progress to the group stages too.
 
Major Tom
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Burnley were unlucky but also very wasteful. They could easily have sccored3 or 4 goals in the first half.

Could be a blessing in disguise though because now they can concentrate on the league without the European distraction - "smaller" clubs that played in the Europa League have usually struggled with their Premier League form.
 
Birdman
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Group Stage Draw
Group A

Bayer Leverkusen (GER)
Ludogorets (BUL)
Zürich (SUI)
AEK Larnaca (CYP)

Group B
Salzburg (AUT)
Celtic (SCO)
RB Leipzig (GER)
Rosenborg (NOR)

Group C
Zenit (RUS)
København (DEN)
Bordeaux (FRA)
Slavia Praha (CZE)

Group D
Anderlecht (BEL)
Fenerbahçe (TUR)
Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
Spartak Trnava (SVK)

Group E
Arsenal (ENG)
Sporting CP (POR)
Qarabağ (AZE)
Vorskla Poltava (UKR)

Group F
Olympiacos (GRE)
AC Milan (ITA)
Real Betis (ESP)
Dudelange (LUX)

Group G
Villarreal (ESP)
Rapid Wien (AUT)
Spartak Moskva (RUS)
Rangers (SCO)

Group H
Lazio (ITA)
Marseille (FRA)
Eintracht Frankfurt (GER)
Apollon (CYP)

Group I
Beşiktaş (TUR)
Genk (BEL)
Malmö (SWE)
Sarpsborg (NOR)

Group J
Sevilla (ESP)
Krasnodar (RUS)
Standard Liège (BEL)
Akhisar Belediyespor (TUR)

Group K
Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
Astana (KAZ)
Rennes (FRA)
Jablonec (CZE)

Group L
Chelsea (ENG)
PAOK (GRE)
BATE Borisov (BLR)
Vidi (HUN)
 
Zidane
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Spartak Moscow went from top seeds in the Champions League to 3rd seeds in the Europa League in 12 months.

Few decent games in this, you have Betis vs Milan, and Lazio vs Marseille. I can genuinely say I've not heard of a lot of the 4th seeds. Which is a bad sign for a potential UEFA's 3rd club competition.
 
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I was just thinking, if there's a situation where one Red Bull team needs to beat the other to qualify, there's going to accusations of match-fixing. Let's say if Leipzig have already qualified and their last or second-last game is against Salzburg, who need a win to pip Celtic to second place, Leipzig can deliberately lose to allow their brother team through
 

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