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The 2020–21 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round began on 18 August and ended on 1 October 2020.

A total of 178 teams competed in the qualifying system of the 2020–21 UEFA Europa League, which includes the qualifying phase and the play-off round, with 35 teams in Champions Path and 143 teams in Main Path. The 21 winners in the play-off round (8 from Champions Path, 13 from Main Path) advanced to the group stage, to join the 18 teams that enter in the group stage, the 6 losers of the Champions League play-off round (4 from Champions Path, 2 from League Path), and the 3 League Path losers of the Champions League third qualifying round.

Times are CEST (UTC+2), as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses).

Teams

Champions Path

Main article: 2020–21 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round (Champions Path)

The Champions Path includes all league champions which are eliminated from the Champions Path qualifying phase of the Champions League, and consists of the following rounds:

Below are the participating teams of the Champions Path (with their 2020 UEFA club coefficients), grouped by their starting rounds.

Key to colours
Winners of play-off round advance to group stage
Teams eliminated
Play-off round
Team Coeff.
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb[Q3] 33.500
Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad[Q2 Bye] 26.000
Switzerland Young Boys[Q3] 25.500
Serbia Red Star Belgrade[Q3] 22.750
Azerbaijan Qarabağ[Q3] 21.000
Belarus Dynamo Brest[Q3] 3.775
Albania Tirana[Q2 Bye] 1.475
Third qualifying round
Team Coeff.
Scotland Celtic[Q2] 34.000
Poland Legia Warsaw[Q2] 17.000
Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol[Q2] 12.750
Romania CFR Cluj[Q2] 12.500
Lithuania Sūduva[Q2] 6.750
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo[Q2] 4.750
Faroe Islands [Q2] 2.750
Slovenia Celje[Q2] 2.600
Second qualifying round
Team Coeff.
Kazakhstan Astana[Q1] 29.000
Republic of Ireland Dundalk[Q1] 8.500
Slovakia Slovan Bratislava[Q1] 7.000
Georgia Dinamo Tbilisi[Q1] 4.750
Luxembourg Fola Esch[Q1] 4.750
Sweden Djurgårdens IF[Q1] 4.550
Northern Ireland Linfield[Q1] 4.250
Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica[Q1] 4.250
Estonia Flora[Q1] 4.000
Latvia Riga[Q1] 3.500
Wales Connah's Quay Nomads[Q1] 3.250
Gibraltar Europa[Q1] 2.750
Armenia Ararat-Armenia[Q1] 2.500
Finland KuPS[Q1] 2.500
Iceland KR[Q1] 2.500
San Marino Tre Fiori[PR SF] 1.500
Kosovo Drita[PR F] 1.500
North Macedonia Sileks[Q1] 1.475
Malta Floriana[Q1] 1.150
Andorra Inter Club d'Escaldes[PR SF] 0.566
Notes
  1. Q3 Losers of Champions League third qualifying round (Champions Path).
  2. Q2 Bye Losers of Champions League second qualifying round (Champions Path), determined by a draw held on 31 August 2020 after the Europa League second qualifying round draw, which received a bye to the Europa League play-off round.
  3. Q2 Losers of Champions League second qualifying round (Champions Path).
  4. Q1 Losers of Champions League first qualifying round.
  5. PR F Losers of Champions League preliminary round final.
  6. PR SF Losers of Champions League preliminary round semi-finals.

Main Path

Main article: 2020–21 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round (Main Path)

The Main Path includes all cup winners and league non-champions which do not qualify directly for the group stage, and consists of the following rounds:

  • Preliminary round (16 teams): 16 teams which enter in this round.
  • First qualifying round (94 teams): 86 teams which enter in this round, and 8 winners of the preliminary round.
  • Second qualifying round (72 teams): 25 teams which enter in this round, and 47 winners of the first qualifying round.
  • Third qualifying round (52 teams): 16 teams which enter in this round (including 3 League Path losers of the Champions League second qualifying round), and 36 winners of the second qualifying round.
  • Play-off round (26 teams): 26 winners of the third qualifying round.

Below are the participating teams of the Main Path (with their 2020 UEFA club coefficients), grouped by their starting rounds.

Key to colours
Winners of play-off round advance to group stage
Teams eliminated
Third qualifying round
Team Coeff.
Turkey Beşiktaş[CL] 54.000
Portugal Sporting CP 50.000
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 37.000
Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň[CL] 34.000
Greece AEK Athens 16.500
Austria LASK 14.000
Russia Rostov 12.000
Croatia Rijeka 11.000
Belgium Charleroi 7.580
Ukraine Desna Chernihiv 7.220
Turkey Alanyaspor 6.720
Denmark SønderjyskE 5.850
Cyprus Anorthosis 5.350
Switzerland St. Gallen 5.280
Serbia Vojvodina 5.100
Croatia Lokomotiva[CL] 4.975
Second qualifying round
Team Coeff.
England Tottenham Hotspur 85.000
Switzerland Basel 58.500
Denmark Copenhagen 42.000
Germany VfL Wolfsburg 36.000
Belarus BATE Borisov 24.000
Turkey Galatasaray 23.500
Belgium Standard Liège 20.500
Spain Granada 20.456
Italy Milan 19.000
Scotland Rangers 16.250
France Reims 11.849
Portugal Rio Ave 9.889
Russia Dynamo Moscow 9.109
Czech Republic Slovan Liberec 8.000
Croatia Hajduk Split 7.500
Ukraine Kolos Kovalivka 7.220
Netherlands Willem II 7.150
Czech Republic Jablonec 7.000
Austria Hartberg 6.585
Greece Aris 5.260
Greece OFI 5.260
Croatia Osijek 4.975
Sweden IFK Göteborg 4.550
Norway Viking 4.350
Kazakhstan Kaisar 3.850
First qualifying round
Team Coeff.
Cyprus APOEL 27.500
Sweden Malmö FF 22.000
Serbia Partizan 22.000
Romania FCSB 20.500
Slovenia Maribor 14.000
Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva 14.000
Norway Rosenborg 13.500
Cyprus Apollon Limassol 12.500
Hungary Fehérvár 10.500
North Macedonia Shkëndija 7.250
Wales The New Saints 7.000
Belarus Dinamo Minsk 7.000
Poland Lech Poznań 7.000
Scotland Aberdeen 6.500
Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar 6.250
Armenia Alashkert 6.000
Kazakhstan Kairat 6.000
Lithuania Žalgiris 6.000
Denmark AGF 5.850
Scotland Motherwell 5.575
Liechtenstein Vaduz 5.500
Albania Kukësi 5.500
Switzerland Servette 5.280
Malta Valletta 5.250
Latvia Ventspils 5.250
Slovenia Olimpija 5.250
Serbia TSC Bačka Topola 5.100
Romania Universitatea Craiova 5.000
Estonia Nõmme Kalju 5.000
Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk 4.750
Sweden Hammarby IF 4.550
Iceland FH 4.500
Norway Bodø/Glimt 4.350
Luxembourg Progrès Niederkorn 4.250
Lithuania Riteriai 4.250
Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 4.000
Montenegro Sutjeska Nikšić 4.000
Hungary Honvéd 4.000
Israel Maccabi Haifa 3.925
Israel Beitar Jerusalem 3.925
Kazakhstan Ordabasy 3.850
Azerbaijan Neftçi 3.750
Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 3.750
Azerbaijan Keşla 3.750
Azerbaijan Sumgayit 3.750
Bulgaria Lokomotiv Plovdiv 3.475
Bulgaria Slavia Sofia 3.475
Romania Botoșani 3.340
Poland Piast Gliwice 3.325
Poland Cracovia 3.325
Estonia FCI Levadia 3.250
Malta Hibernians 3.250
Slovakia DAC Dunajská Streda 3.175
Slovakia Ružomberok 3.175
Slovakia Žilina 3.175
Bosnia and Herzegovina Željezničar 3.000
Albania Laçi 2.750
Slovenia Mura 2.600
Hungary Puskás Akadémia 2.575
Georgia Saburtalo Tbilisi 2.000
North Macedonia Shkupi 2.000
Moldova Petrocub Hîncești 2.000
Luxembourg Differdange 03 1.600
Luxembourg Union Titus Pétange 1.600
Lithuania Kauno Žalgiris 1.575
Latvia RFS 1.525
Armenia Shirak 1.525
Latvia Valmiera 1.525
Armenia Noah 1.525
North Macedonia Renova 1.475
Albania Teuta 1.475
Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Banja Luka 1.375
Moldova Sfântul Gheorghe 1.350
Moldova Dinamo-Auto 1.350
Republic of Ireland Derry City 1.340
Republic of Ireland Bohemians 1.340
Finland Inter Turku 1.300
Finland Ilves 1.300
Finland Honka 1.300
Iceland Breiðablik 1.250
Wales Bala Town 1.250
Georgia Dinamo Batumi 1.150
Malta Sirens 1.150
Georgia Locomotive Tbilisi 1.150
Iceland Víkingur Reykjavík 1.075
Estonia Paide Linnameeskond 0.875
Preliminary round
Team Coeff.
Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps 5.250
Andorra FC Santa Coloma 4.500
Faroe Islands B36 Tórshavn 3.750
San Marino La Fiorita 3.000
San Marino Tre Penne 2.250
Faroe Islands NSÍ Runavík 2.250
Faroe Islands HB Tórshavn 2.000
Andorra Engordany 2.000
Gibraltar St Joseph's 1.750
Kosovo Prishtina 1.750
Montenegro Zeta 1.250
Northern Ireland Coleraine 1.250
Wales Barry Town United 1.000
Northern Ireland Glentoran 0.975
Montenegro Iskra Danilovgrad 0.875
Kosovo Gjilani 0.800
Notes
  1. CL Losers of Champions League second qualifying round (League Path).

Format

In a change to the format as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, each tie will be played as a single-match hosted by one of the teams decided by draw, and will be played behind closed doors. If scores are level at the end of normal time, extra time is played, followed by a penalty shoot-out if the scores remain tied.

In each draw of the Champions Path, teams (whose identity may not be known at the time of the draws) are divided into seeded and unseeded pots, which may contain different numbers of teams, based on the following principles:

  • In the second qualifying round draw, 17 losers of the Champions League first qualifying round are seeded, and the three losers of the Champions League preliminary round are unseeded.
  • In the third qualifying round draw, the eight losers of the Champions League second qualifying round are seeded and the ten winners of the second qualifying round are unseeded.
  • In the play-off round draw, the five losers of the Champions League third qualifying round are seeded; the remaining two losers of the Champions League second qualifying round and the nine winners of the third qualifying round are unseeded.

In the beginning of the draws, a seeded team is drawn against an unseeded team until one of the pots is empty. Afterwards, the remaining teams from the non-empty pot are drawn against each other. For each tie, a draw is made between the two teams, and the first team drawn is the home team.

In each draw of the Main Path, teams are seeded based on their 2020 UEFA club coefficients. For any team whose club coefficients are not final at the time of a draw, their club coefficients at that time, taking into account of all 2019–20 UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches played up to that point, are used (Regulations Article 13.03). Teams are divided into seeded and unseeded pots containing the same number of teams, and a seeded team is drawn against an unseeded team. For each tie, a draw is made between the two teams, and the first team drawn is the home team. If the identity of the winners of the previous round is not known at the time of the draws, the seeding is carried out under the assumption that the team with the higher coefficient of an undecided tie advances to this round, which means if the team with the lower coefficient is to advance, it simply takes the seeding of its opponent. Teams from the same association or associations with political conflicts as decided by UEFA may not be drawn into the same tie. Prior to the draws, UEFA may form "groups" in accordance with the principles set by the Club Competitions Committee and based on geographical, logistical and political reasons, and they are purely for convenience of the draw and do not resemble any real groupings in the sense of the competition.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, the following special rules are applicable to the qualifying phase and play-offs:

  • Prior to each draw, UEFA will publish the list of known travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. All teams must inform UEFA if there are other existing restrictions other than those published. If a team fails to do so which as a consequence the match cannot take place, the team is considered responsible and to have forfeited the match.
  • If travel restrictions imposed by the home team's country prevent the away team from entering, the home team must propose an alternative venue that allows the match to take place without any restrictions. Otherwise they are considered to have forfeited the match.
  • If travel restrictions imposed by the away team's country prevent the away team from leaving or returning, the home team must propose an alternative venue that allows the match to take place without any restrictions. Otherwise UEFA will decide on a venue.
  • If after the draw, new restrictions imposed by either the home team's or away team's country prevent the match from taking place, the team of that country are considered to have forfeited the match.
  • If either team refuses to play the match, they are considered to have forfeited the match. If both teams refuse to play or are responsible for a match not taking place, both teams are disqualified.
  • If a team has players and/or officials tested positive for SARS-2 coronavirus preventing them from playing the match before the deadline set by UEFA, they are considered to have forfeited the match.
  • In all cases, the two teams may agree to play the match at the away team's country or at a neutral country, subject to UEFA's approval. UEFA has the final authority to decide on a venue for any match, or to reschedule any match if necessary.
  • If, for any reason, the qualifying phase and play-offs cannot be completed before the deadline set by UEFA, UEFA will decide on the principles for determining the teams qualified for the group stage.

Four countries (Poland, Hungary, Greece and Cyprus) have provided neutral venue hubs which allow matches to be played at their stadiums without restrictions.

Schedule

The schedule of the competition is as follows (all draws are held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, unless stated otherwise). The tournament would originally have started in June 2020, but had been delayed to August due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. The new schedule was announced by the UEFA Executive Committee on 17 June 2020.

Round Draw date Match date
Preliminary round 9 August 2020 20 August 2020
First qualifying round 10 August 2020 27 August 2020
Second qualifying round 31 August 2020 17 September 2020
Third qualifying round 1 September 2020 24 September 2020
Play-off round 18 September 2020 1 October 2020

The original schedule of the competition, as planned before the pandemic, was as follows (all draws held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, unless stated otherwise).

Original schedule
Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Preliminary round 9 June 2020 25 June 2020 2 July 2020
First qualifying round 16 June 2020 9 July 2020 16 July 2020
Second qualifying round 17 June 2020 23 July 2020 30 July 2020
Third qualifying round 20 July 2020 6 August 2020 13 August 2020
Play-off round 3 August 2020 20 August 2020 27 August 2020

Preliminary round

The draw for the preliminary round was held on 9 August 2020, 13:00 CEST.

Seeding

A total of 16 teams played in the preliminary round. Seeding of teams was based on their 2020 UEFA club coefficients. The first team drawn in each tie were the home team. Teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other.

Group 1 Group 2
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded
  • Kosovo Prishtina
  • Montenegro Zeta
  • Montenegro Iskra Danilovgrad
  • Kosovo Gjilani

Summary

The matches were played on 18, 20 and 21 August 2020. The match between Lincoln Red Imps and Prishtina on 18 August was postponed due to the whole Prishtina team being put into quarantine after eight players had tested positive for SARS-2 coronavirus. The game was rescheduled to 22nd August, with Prishtina using UEFA regulations to sign on emergency loan players from rival Kosovo league clubs Feronikel, Llapi, Trepca 89, Flamurtar, Balkans, Drenica and Vushtrri in order to fulfil the fixture. However the rearranged fixture also had to be cancelled after 7 more players tested positive for coronavirus, and Lincoln Red Imps were awarded a technical 3–0 win by UEFA.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Tre Penne Flag of San Marino 1–3 Flag of Kosovo Gjilani
Lincoln Red Imps Flag of Gibraltar 3–0
(awd.)
Flag of Kosovo Prishtina
FC Santa Coloma Flag of Andorra 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(3–4 p)
Flag of Montenegro Iskra Danilovgrad
Engordany Flag of Andorra 1–3 Flag of Montenegro Zeta
Glentoran Flag of Northern Ireland 1–0 Flag of Faroe Islands HB Tórshavn
St Joseph's Flag of Gibraltar 1–2 Flag of Faroe Islands B36 Tórshavn
Coleraine Flag of Northern Ireland 1–0 Flag of San Marino La Fiorita
NSÍ Runavík Flag of Faroe Islands 5–1 Flag of Wales Barry Town United

Matches

Main article: 2020–21 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round (Main Path)#Matches

First qualifying round

The draw for the first qualifying round was held on 10 August 2020, 13:00 CEST.

Seeding

A total of 94 teams played in the first qualifying round: 86 teams which entered in this round, and 8 winners of the preliminary round. Seeding of teams was based on their 2020 UEFA club coefficients from matches played through 8 August 2020. For the winners of the preliminary round, whose identity was not known at the time of draw, the club coefficient of the highest-ranked remaining team in each tie was used. The first team drawn in each tie would be the home team. Teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other. Numbers were pre-assigned for each team by UEFA, with the draw held in two runs, one for Groups 1–13 with six teams and one for Groups 14–15 with eight teams.

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded
Group 6 Group 7 Group 8 Group 9 Group 10
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded
  • Albania Laçi (5)
  • North Macedonia Shkupi (4)
  • Georgia Dinamo Batumi (6)
Group 11 Group 12 Group 13 Group 14 Group 15
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded
  • Romania Botoșani (6)
  • Latvia RFS (4)
  • Latvia Valmiera (5)
Notes
  1. Winners of the preliminary round, whose identity was not known at the time of draw. Teams in italics defeated a team with a higher coefficient, thus effectively taking the coefficient of their opponent in the draw.
  2. Club coefficients from matches played through 8 August 2020 (AGF: 5.800, Servette: 5.240) were used for the first qualifying round draw, as their 2020 club coefficients were not final at the time of the first qualifying round draw (Regulations Article 13.03).

Summary

Most matches were played on 25, 26 and 27 August 2020, however two matches were postponed to 9 and 10 September 2020.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Maribor Flag of Slovenia 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–5 p)
Flag of Northern Ireland Coleraine
Olimpija Flag of Slovenia 2–1 (a.e.t.) Flag of Iceland Víkingur Reykjavík
B36 Tórshavn Flag of Faroe Islands 4–3 (a.e.t.) Flag of Estonia FCI Levadia
Riteriai Flag of Lithuania 3–2 (a.e.t.) Flag of Republic of Ireland Derry City
Žalgiris Flag of Lithuania 2–0 Flag of Estonia Paide Linnameeskond
Honvéd Flag of Hungary 2–1 (a.e.t.) Flag of Finland Inter Turku
Zrinjski Mostar Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina 3–0 Flag of Luxembourg Differdange 03
Valletta Flag of Malta 0–1 Flag of Wales Bala Town
Lincoln Red Imps Flag of Gibraltar 2–0 Flag of Luxembourg Union Titus Pétange
Rosenborg Flag of Norway 4–2 Flag of Iceland Breiðablik
Aberdeen Flag of Scotland 6–0 Flag of Faroe Islands NSÍ Runavík
Motherwell Flag of Scotland 5–1 Flag of Northern Ireland Glentoran
Hammarby IF Flag of Sweden 3–0 Flag of Hungary Puskás Akadémia
Malmö FF Flag of Sweden 2–0 Flag of Poland Cracovia
Kukësi Flag of Albania 2–1 Flag of Bulgaria Slavia Sofia
Ventspils Flag of Latvia 2–1 Flag of Moldova Dinamo-Auto
Shakhtyor Soligorsk Flag of Belarus 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(1–4 p)
Flag of Moldova Sfântul Gheorghe
Dinamo Minsk Flag of Belarus 0–2 Flag of Poland Piast Gliwice
AGF Flag of Denmark 5–2 Flag of Finland Honka
Shamrock Rovers Flag of Republic of Ireland 2–2 (a.e.t.)
(12–11 p)
Flag of Finland Ilves
FH Flag of Iceland 0–2 Flag of Slovakia DAC Dunajská Streda
The New Saints Flag of Wales 3–1 (a.e.t.) Flag of Slovakia Žilina
Vaduz Flag of Liechtenstein 0–2 Flag of Malta Hibernians
Servette Flag of Switzerland 3–0 Flag of Slovakia Ružomberok
Neftçi Flag of Azerbaijan 2–1 Flag of North Macedonia Shkupi
Keşla Flag of Azerbaijan 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(4–5 p)
Flag of Albania Laçi
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Flag of Israel 3–0 Flag of Georgia Dinamo Batumi
Nõmme Kalju Flag of Estonia 0–4 Flag of Slovenia Mura
Bodø/Glimt Flag of Norway 6–1 Flag of Lithuania Kauno Žalgiris
Fehérvár Flag of Hungary 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 p)
Flag of Republic of Ireland Bohemians
Apollon Limassol Flag of Cyprus 5–1 Flag of Georgia Saburtalo Tbilisi
Maccabi Haifa Flag of Israel 3–1 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Željezničar
Alashkert Flag of Armenia 0–1 Flag of North Macedonia Renova
Partizan Flag of Serbia 1–0 Flag of Latvia RFS
Lech Poznań Flag of Poland 3–0 Flag of Latvia Valmiera
Ordabasy Flag of Kazakhstan 1–2 Flag of Romania Botoșani
FCSB Flag of Romania 3–0 Flag of Armenia Shirak
Progrès Niederkorn Flag of Luxembourg 3–0 Flag of Montenegro Zeta
CSKA Sofia Flag of Bulgaria 2–1 Flag of Malta Sirens
Petrocub Hîncești Flag of Moldova 0–2 Flag of Serbia TSC Bačka Topola
Sumgayit Flag of Azerbaijan 0–2 Flag of North Macedonia Shkëndija
Kairat Flag of Kazakhstan 4–1 Flag of Armenia Noah
Locomotive Tbilisi Flag of Georgia 2–1 Flag of Romania Universitatea Craiova
Teuta Flag of Albania 2–0 Flag of Israel Beitar Jerusalem
Borac Banja Luka Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–0 Flag of Montenegro Sutjeska Nikšić
Iskra Danilovgrad Flag of Montenegro 0–1 Flag of Bulgaria Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Gjilani Flag of Kosovo 0–2 (a.e.t.) Flag of Cyprus APOEL

Matches

Main article: 2020–21 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round (Main Path)#Matches 2

Second qualifying round

The draw for the second qualifying round was held on 31 August 2020, 13:00 CEST.

Seeding

A total of 92 teams played in the second qualifying round. They were divided into two paths:

Seeding of teams in the Champions Path was based on the round they are eliminated from the Champions League. Seeding of teams in the Main Path was based on their 2020 UEFA club coefficients. For the winners of the two postponed first round matches, whose identity was not known at the time of draw, the club coefficient of the highest-ranked remaining team in each tie was used. The first team drawn in each tie would be the home team. Teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other. Numbers were pre-assigned for each team in the Main Path by UEFA, with the draw held in one run for all Groups 1–12 with six teams.

Champions Path
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded
  • Andorra Inter Club d'Escaldes[‡]
Notes
  1. Losers of the Champions League first qualifying round.
  2. Losers of the Champions League preliminary round.
Main Path
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded
  • Greece OFI (4)
  • Serbia TSC Bačka Topola[†] (6)
  • Albania Teuta[†] (5)
Group 5 Group 6 Group 7 Group 8
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded
Group 9 Group 10 Group 11 Group 12
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded
Notes
  1. Winners of the first qualifying round.
  2. Winners of postponed first qualifying round matches, whose identity was not known at the time of draw. Teams in italics defeated a team with a higher coefficient, thus effectively taking the coefficient of their opponent in the draw.

Summary

The matches were played on 16, 17 and 18 September 2020.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Main Path
Hammarby IF Flag of Sweden 0–3 Flag of Poland Lech Poznań
Kaisar Flag of Kazakhstan 1–4 Flag of Cyprus APOEL
Mura Flag of Slovenia 3–0 Flag of Denmark AGF
Maccabi Haifa Flag of Israel 2–1 Flag of Kazakhstan Kairat
Locomotive Tbilisi Flag of Georgia 2–1 Flag of Russia Dynamo Moscow
Neftçi Flag of Azerbaijan 1–3 Flag of Turkey Galatasaray
B36 Tórshavn Flag of Faroe Islands 2–2 (a.e.t.)
(5–4 p)
Flag of Wales The New Saints
Coleraine Flag of Northern Ireland 2–2 (a.e.t.)
(0–3 p)
Flag of Scotland Motherwell
IFK Göteborg Flag of Sweden 1–2 Flag of Denmark Copenhagen
TSC Bačka Topola Flag of Serbia 6–6 (a.e.t.)
(4–5 p)
Flag of Romania FCSB
Teuta Flag of Albania 0–4 Flag of Spain Granada
OFI Flag of Greece 0–1 Flag of Cyprus Apollon Limassol
Progrès Niederkorn Flag of Luxembourg 0–5 Flag of Netherlands Willem II
Viking Flag of Norway 0–2 Flag of Scotland Aberdeen
Standard Liège Flag of Belgium 2–0 Flag of Wales Bala Town
Sfântul Gheorghe Flag of Moldova 0–1 (a.e.t.) Flag of Serbia Partizan
CSKA Sofia Flag of Bulgaria 2–0 Flag of Belarus BATE Borisov
Botoșani Flag of Romania 0–1 Flag of North Macedonia Shkëndija
Lokomotiv Plovdiv Flag of Bulgaria 1–2 Flag of England Tottenham Hotspur
Laçi Flag of Albania 1–2 Flag of Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva
Aris Flag of Greece 1–2 Flag of Ukraine Kolos Kovalivka
Honvéd Flag of Hungary 0–2 Flag of Sweden Malmö FF
Ventspils Flag of Latvia 1–5 Flag of Norway Rosenborg
Riteriai Flag of Lithuania 1–5 Flag of Czech Republic Slovan Liberec
Lincoln Red Imps Flag of Gibraltar 0–5 Flag of Scotland Rangers
Servette Flag of Switzerland 0–1 Flag of France Reims
Borac Banja Luka Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina 0–2 Flag of Portugal Rio Ave
Renova Flag of North Macedonia 0–1 Flag of Croatia Hajduk Split
Olimpija Flag of Slovenia 2–3 (a.e.t.) Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar
Kukësi Flag of Albania 0–4 Flag of Germany VfL Wolfsburg
DAC Dunajská Streda Flag of Slovakia 5–3 (a.e.t.) Flag of Czech Republic Jablonec
Piast Gliwice Flag of Poland 3–2 Flag of Austria Hartberg
Osijek Flag of Croatia 1–2 Flag of Switzerland Basel
Shamrock Rovers Flag of Republic of Ireland 0–2 Flag of Italy Milan
Hibernians Flag of Malta 0–1 Flag of Hungary Fehérvár
Bodø/Glimt Flag of Norway 3–1 Flag of Lithuania Žalgiris

Champions Path

Main article: 2020–21 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round (Champions Path)#Matches

Main Path

Main article: 2020–21 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round (Main Path)#Matches 3

Third qualifying round

The draw for the third qualifying round was held on 1 September 2020, 13:00 CEST.

Seeding

A total of 70 teams will play in the third qualifying round. They were divided into two paths:

Seeding of teams in the Champions Path was based on the round they are eliminated from the Champions League. Seeding of teams in the Main Path was based on their 2020 UEFA club coefficients. For the winners of the second qualifying round (Main Path), whose identity was not known at the time of draw, the club coefficient of the highest-ranked remaining team in each tie was used. The first team drawn in each tie will be the home team. Teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other. Numbers were pre-assigned for each team by UEFA, with the draw held in two runs, one for Groups 1–6 with six teams and one for Groups 7–8 with eight teams.

Champions Path
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded
Notes
  1. Losers of the Champions League second qualifying round (Champions Path).
  2. Winners of the second qualifying round (Champions Path), whose identity was not known at the time of draw.
Main Path
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded
Group 5 Group 6 Group 7 Group 8
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded
Notes
  1. Winners of the second qualifying round (Main Path), whose identity was not known at the time of draw. Teams in italics defeated a team with a higher coefficient, thus effectively taking the coefficient of their opponent in the draw.
  2. Losers of the Champions League second qualifying round (League Path).

Summary

The matches will be played on 23 and 24 September 2020.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Main Path
Mura Flag of Slovenia 1–5 Flag of Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Malmö FF Flag of Sweden 5–0 Flag of Croatia Lokomotiva
Sporting CP Flag of Portugal 1–0 Flag of Scotland Aberdeen
Charleroi Flag of Belgium 2–1 (a.e.t.) Flag of Serbia Partizan
Rosenborg Flag of Norway 1–0 Flag of Turkey Alanyaspor
VfL Wolfsburg Flag of Germany 2–0 Flag of Ukraine Desna Chernihiv
Fehérvár Flag of Hungary 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(4–1 p)
Flag of France Reims
Granada Flag of Spain 2–0 Flag of Georgia Locomotive Tbilisi
Rijeka Flag of Croatia 2–0 (a.e.t.) Flag of Ukraine Kolos Kovalivka
St. Gallen Flag of Switzerland 0–1 Flag of Greece AEK Athens
LASK Flag of Austria 7–0 Flag of Slovakia DAC Dunajská Streda
Milan Flag of Italy 3–2 Flag of Norway Bodø/Glimt
Shkëndija Flag of North Macedonia 1–3 Flag of England Tottenham Hotspur
Standard Liège Flag of Belgium 2–1 (a.e.t.) Flag of Serbia Vojvodina
Rostov Flag of Russia 1–2 Flag of Israel Maccabi Haifa
Willem II Flag of Netherlands 0–4 Flag of Scotland Rangers
Apollon Limassol Flag of Cyprus 0–5 Flag of Poland Lech Poznań
Beşiktaş Flag of Turkey 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(2–4 p)
Flag of Portugal Rio Ave
FCSB Flag of Romania 0–2 Flag of Czech Republic Slovan Liberec
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Flag of Israel 3–0 Flag of Scotland Motherwell
Copenhagen Flag of Denmark 3–0 Flag of Poland Piast Gliwice
Basel Flag of Switzerland 3–2 Flag of Cyprus Anorthosis
Galatasaray Flag of Turkey 2–0 Flag of Croatia Hajduk Split
Viktoria Plzeň Flag of Czech Republic 3–0 Flag of Denmark SønderjyskE
APOEL Flag of Cyprus 2–2 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 p)
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar
CSKA Sofia Flag of Bulgaria 3–1 Flag of Faroe Islands B36 Tórshavn

Champions Path

Main article: 2020–21 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round (Champions Path)#Matches 2

Main Path

Main article: 2020–21 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round (Main Path)#Matches 4

Play-off round

The draw for the play-off round was held on 18 September 2020, 14:00 CEST.

Seeding

A total of 42 teams will play in the play-off round. They were divided into two paths:

Seeding of teams in the Champions Path was based on the round they are eliminated from the Champions League. Seeding of teams in the Main Path was based on their 2020 UEFA club coefficients. For the winners of the third qualifying round (Main Path), whose identity was not known at the time of draw, the club coefficient of the highest-ranked remaining team in each tie was used. The first team drawn in each tie will be the home team. Teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other. Numbers were pre-assigned for each team by UEFA, with the draw held in two runs, one for Groups 1–3 with six teams and one for Group 4 with eight teams.

Champions Path

Seeded teams:

Group 1



Group 2



Group 3



Unseeded teams:

Group 1
Group 2
Group 3

Main Path

Seeded teams:

Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Group 4

Unseeded teams:

Group 1
Group 2
  • Winners of match involving Austria LASK (4)
  • Winners of match involving Norway Rosenborg (6)
  • Winners of match involving Croatia Rijeka (5)
Group 3
Group 4
  • Winners of match involving Romania FCSB (8)
  • Winners of match involving Scotland Rangers (6)
  • Winners of match involving Russia Rostov (5)
  • Winners of match involving France Reims (7)

Summary

The matches will be played on 1 October 2020.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Main Path
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Flag of Israel 1–0 Flag of Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň
Basel Flag of Switzerland 1–3 Flag of Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
Rio Ave Flag of Portugal 2–2 (a.e.t.) (8–9 p) Flag of Italy Milan
Rosenborg Flag of Norway 0–2 Flag of Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Sporting CP Flag of Portugal 1–4 Flag of Austria LASK
Copenhagen Flag of Denmark 0–1 Flag of Croatia Rijeka
AEK Athens Flag of Greece 2–1 Flag of Germany VfL Wolfsburg
Charleroi Flag of Belgium 1–2 Flag of Poland Lech Poznań
Malmö FF Flag of Sweden 1–3 Flag of Spain Granada
Tottenham Hotspur Flag of England 7–2 Flag of Israel Maccabi Haifa
Slovan Liberec Flag of Czech Republic 1–0 Flag of Cyprus APOEL
Standard Liège Flag of Belgium 3–1 Flag of Hungary Fehérvár
Rangers Flag of Scotland 2–1 Flag of Turkey Galatasaray

Champions Path

Main article: 2020–21 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round (Champions Path)#Matches 3

Main Path

Main article: 2020–21 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round (Main Path)#Matches 5

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