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Europa League, the play-offs | UEFA Europa League

The format of the UEFA Europa League changed after the end of the group stage. The eight group winners qualify directly for the round of 16, while the runners-up must now play a play-off against the eight teams transferred from the UEFA Champions League after finishing third in their group.

UEFA.com brings you all the play-offs.

First legs: February 17

6:45 p.m.
Barcelona (ESP) – Napoli (ITA)
Zenit (RUS) – Real Betis (ESP)
Dortmund (GER) – Rangers (SCO)
Sheriff (MDA) – Braga (POR)

21 hours
Sevilla (ESP) – Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
Atalanta (ITA) – Olympiacos (GRE)
Leipzig (GER) – Real Sociedad (ESP)
Porto (POR) – Lazio (ITA)

Return matches: February 24

6:45 p.m.
Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) – Sevilla (ESP)
Olympiacos (GRE) – Atalanta (ITA)
Real Sociedad (ESP) – Leipzig (GER)
Lazio (ITA) – Porto (POR)

21 hours
Napoli (ITA) – Barcelona (ESP)
Real Betis (ESP) – Zenit (RUS)
Rangers (SCO) – Dortmund (GER)
Braga (POR) – Sheriff (MDA)

Atalanta

UEFA ranking : 25e
Qualified as : third in Champions League, Group F
last season : Champions League, round of 16 (4-1 aggregate loss against Real Madrid)
Best UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League runs : quarter-finals (1990/91)

Barcelona

UEFA ranking : 6e
Qualified as : third in Champions League, Group E
last season : Champions League, round of 16 (5-2 aggregate loss against Paris)
Best UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League runs : semi-finals (1975/76, 1977/78, 1995/96, 2000/01)

Betis

UEFA ranking : 82e
Qualified as : second in Group G
last season : did not play in UEFA competition
Best UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League runs : Round of 16 (1998/99, 2005/06, 2013/14)

Braga

UEFA ranking : 40e
Qualified as : second in Group F
last season : Round of 16 (loss 5-1 on aggregate against Roma)
Best UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League runs : finalist (2010/11)

Dinamo Zagreb

UEFA ranking : 30e
Qualified as : second in Group H
last season : quarter-finals (loss 3-1 on aggregate against Villarreal)
Best UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League runs : quarter-finals (2020/21)

Dortmund

UEFA ranking : 15e
Qualified as : third in Champions League, Group C
last season : Champions League, quarter-finals (4-2 aggregate loss against Man City)
Best UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League runs : finalist (1992/93, 2001/02)

Lazio

UEFA ranking : 27e
Qualified as : second in Group E
last season : UEFA Champions League Round of 16 (6-2 aggregate loss v Bayern München)
Best UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League runs : finalist (1997/98)

leipzig

UEFA ranking : 18e
Qualified as : third in Champions League, Group A
last season : Champions League, Round of 16
Best UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League runs : quarter-finals (2017/18)

They are eight waiting

The play-offs are played on February 17 and 24, with the winners qualifying in the 8th round.

They will join: Crvena zvezda (SRB), Eintracht Frankfurt (GER), Galatasaray (TUR), Leverkusen (GER), Lyon (FRA), Monaco (FRA), Spartak Moskva (RUS), West Ham (ENG)

Naples

UEFA ranking : 23e
Qualified as : second in Group C
last season : Round of 16 (loss 3-2 on aggregate against Granada)
Best UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League runs : winner (1998/99)

Olympiacos

UEFA ranking : 36e
Qualified as : second in Group D
last season : Round of 16 (loss 3-2 on aggregate against Arsenal)
Best UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League runs : Round of 16 (1989/90, 2004/05, 2011/12, 2016/17, 2019/20, 2020/21)

Port

UEFA ranking : 16e
Qualified as : third in Champions League, Group B
last season : Champions League, quarter-finals (lost 1-2 on aggregate against Chelsea)
Best UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League runs : winner (2002/03, 2010/11)

Rangers

UEFA ranking : 39e
Qualified as : second in Group A
last season : round of 16 (loss 3-1 on aggregate against Slavia Prague)
Best UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League runs : finalist (2007/08)

Real Sociedad

UEFA ranking : 58e
Qualified as : second in Group B
last season Round of 16 (loss 4-0 on aggregate against Man. United)
Best UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League runs : quarter-finals (1988/89)

Seville

UEFA ranking : 11e
Qualified as : third in Champions League, Group G
last season : Champions League, round of 16 (5-4 aggregate loss against Dortmund)
Best UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League runs : winner (2005/06, 2006/07, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2019/20)

Sheriff

UEFA ranking : 69e
Qualified as : third in Champions League, Group D
last season : third qualifying round (loss 1-1 on aggregate, 5-3 pens against Dundalk)
Best UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League runs : knockout stage play-offs (2021/22)

Zenith

UEFA ranking : 32e
Qualified as : third in Champions League, Group H
last season : UEFA Champions League, group stage
Best UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League runs : winner (2007/08)

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