Article 14 Match system – qualifying phase and play-offs - Europa League

Regulations of the UEFA Europa League

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Competition Regulations
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Clubs
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UEL
FullSeasonYears
2021/22
EnforcementDate
1 May 2021
14.01

Qualifying-phase and play-off matches are played in accordance with the cup (knockout) system, with each club playing each opponent twice, in home and away matches. The team that scores the greater aggregate of goals in the two matches qualifies for the next stage (play-offs or group stage, as applicable). Otherwise, Article 21 applies.

14.02

The clubs defeated in the qualifying phase or play-offs are entitled to enter the UEFA Europa Conference League in progress as follows:

UEFA Europa League
(UEL)

elimination stage

UEFA Europa Conference
League (UECL)

entry stage

3rd qualifying round

of UEL champions path

Play-offs

of UECL champions path

3rd qualifying round

of UEL main path

Play-offs

of UECL main path

Play-offs of UEL

UECL group stage