2018–19 UEFA Europa League group stage

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The 2018–19 UEFA Europa League group stage began on 20 September and ended on 13 December 2018.[1] A total of 48 teams compete in the group stage to decide 24 of the 32 places in the knockout stage of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.[2]

Format[change | change source]

In each group, teams play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The group winners and runners-up advance to the round of 32, and the third-placed teams enter the Europa League round of 32, where they are joined by the eight third-placed teams of the Champions League group stage.

Tiebreakers[change | change source]

Teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss), and if tied on points, the following tiebreaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Rules Articles 16.01):[2]

  1. Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  2. Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  3. Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  4. Away goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  5. If more than two teams are tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams are still tied, all head-to-head criteria above are reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams;
  6. Goal difference in all group matches;
  7. Goals scored in all group matches;
  8. Away goals scored in all group matches;
  9. Wins in all group matches;
  10. Away wins in all group matches;
  11. Disciplinary points (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  12. UEFA club coefficient.

Groups[change | change source]

The match days are 20 September, 4 October, 25 October, 8 November, 29 November, and 13 December 2018. The scheduled kickoff times are 18:55 and 21:00 CEST/CET, with possible exceptions.

Times up to 27 October 2018 (matchdays 1–3) are CEST (UTC+2), thereafter (matchdays 4–6) times are CET (UTC+1).

Group A[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification LEV ZUR AKL LUD
1 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 6 4 1 1 16 9 +7 13 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 4–2 1–1
2 Switzerland Zürich 6 3 1 2 7 6 +1 10 3–2 1–2 1–0
3 Cyprus AEK Larnaca 6 1 2 3 6 12 −6 5 1–5 0–1 1–1
4 Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 6 0 4 2 5 7 −2 4 2–3 1–1 0–0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
AEK Larnaca Cyprus0–1Switzerland Zürich
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Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria2–3Germany Bayer Leverkusen
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Attendance: 8,240[4]

Bayer Leverkusen Germany4–2Cyprus AEK Larnaca
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Zürich Switzerland1–0Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
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Zürich SwitzerlandvGermany Bayer Leverkusen
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AEK Larnaca CyprusvBulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
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Bayer Leverkusen GermanyvSwitzerland Zürich
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Ludogorets Razgrad BulgariavCyprus AEK Larnaca
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Zürich SwitzerlandvCyprus AEK Larnaca
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Bayer Leverkusen GermanyvBulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
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AEK Larnaca CyprusvGermany Bayer Leverkusen
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Ludogorets Razgrad BulgariavSwitzerland Zürich
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Group B[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification SAL CEL RBL ROS
1 Austria Red Bull Salzburg 6 6 0 0 17 6 +11 18 Advance to knockout phase 3–1 1–0 3–0
2 Scotland Celtic 6 3 0 3 6 8 −2 9 1–2 2–1 1–0
3 Germany RB Leipzig 6 2 1 3 9 8 +1 7 2–3 2–0 1–1
4 Norway Rosenborg 6 0 1 5 4 14 −10 1 2–5 0–1 1–3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
RB Leipzig Germany2–3Austria Red Bull Salzburg
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Attendance: 24,057[5]
Celtic Scotland1–0Norway Rosenborg
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Attendance: 47,287[6]
Referee: Paweł Gil (Poland)

Rosenborg Norway1–3Germany RB Leipzig
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Red Bull Salzburg Austria3–1Scotland Celtic
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Red Bull Salzburg AustriavNorway Rosenborg
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RB Leipzig GermanyvScotland Celtic
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Rosenborg NorwayvAustria Red Bull Salzburg
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Celtic ScotlandvGermany RB Leipzig
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Red Bull Salzburg AustriavGermany RB Leipzig
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Rosenborg NorwayvScotland Celtic
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RB Leipzig GermanyvNorway Rosenborg
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Celtic ScotlandvAustria Red Bull Salzburg
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Group C[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ZEN SLP BOR KOB
1 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 3 2 1 6 5 +1 11 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 2–1 1–0
2 Czech Republic Slavia Prague 6 3 1 2 4 3 +1 10 2–0 1–0 0–0
3 France Bordeaux 6 2 1 3 6 6 0 7 1–1 2–0 1–2
4 Denmark Copenhagen 6 1 2 3 3 5 −2 5 1–1 0–1 0–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Copenhagen Denmark1–1Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
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Slavia Prague Czech Republic1–0France Bordeaux
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Attendance: 16,548[8]

Bordeaux France1–2Denmark Copenhagen
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Zenit Saint Petersburg Russia1–0Czech Republic Slavia Prague
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Zenit Saint Petersburg RussiavFrance Bordeaux
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Copenhagen DenmarkvCzech Republic Slavia Prague
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Slavia Prague Czech RepublicvDenmark Copenhagen
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Zenit Saint Petersburg RussiavDenmark Copenhagen
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Bordeaux FrancevCzech Republic Slavia Prague
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Copenhagen DenmarkvFrance Bordeaux
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Slavia Prague Czech RepublicvRussia Zenit Saint Petersburg
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Group D[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification DZG FEN SPT AND
1 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 6 4 2 0 11 3 +8 14 Advance to knockout phase 4–1 3–1 0–0
2 Turkey Fenerbahçe 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8 0–0 2–0 2–0
3 Slovakia Spartak Trnava 6 2 1 3 4 7 −3 7 1–2 1–0 1–0
4 Belgium Anderlecht 6 0 3 3 2 7 −5 3 0–2 2–2 0–0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Spartak Trnava Slovakia1–0Belgium Anderlecht
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Dinamo Zagreb Croatia4–1Turkey Fenerbahçe
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Attendance: 17,303[10]

Fenerbahçe Turkey2–0Slovakia Spartak Trnava
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Anderlecht Belgium0–2Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
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Anderlecht BelgiumvTurkey Fenerbahçe
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Fenerbahçe TurkeyvBelgium Anderlecht
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Dinamo Zagreb CroatiavSlovakia Spartak Trnava
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Anderlecht BelgiumvSlovakia Spartak Trnava
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Fenerbahçe TurkeyvCroatia Dinamo Zagreb
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Spartak Trnava SlovakiavTurkey Fenerbahçe
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Dinamo Zagreb CroatiavBelgium Anderlecht
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Group E[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ARS SPO VOR QRB
1 England Arsenal 6 5 1 0 12 2 +10 16 Advance to knockout phase 0–0 4–2 1–0
2 Portugal Sporting CP 6 4 1 1 13 3 +10 13 0–1 3–0 2–0
3 Ukraine Vorskla Poltava 6 1 0 5 4 13 −9 3[a] 0–3 1–2 0–1
4 Azerbaijan Qarabağ 6 1 0 5 2 13 −11 3[a] 0–3 1–6 0–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. 1.0 1.1 Goal difference in all group matches: Vorskla Poltava –9, Qarabağ –11.
Sporting CP Portugal2–0Azerbaijan Qarabağ
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Arsenal England4–2Ukraine Vorskla Poltava
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Attendance: 59,039[12]

Vorskla Poltava Ukraine1–2Portugal Sporting CP
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Qarabağ Azerbaijan0–3England Arsenal
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Qarabağ AzerbaijanvUkraine Vorskla Poltava
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Sporting CP PortugalvEngland Arsenal
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Vorskla Poltava UkrainevAzerbaijan Qarabağ
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Arsenal EnglandvPortugal Sporting CP
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Qarabağ AzerbaijanvPortugal Sporting CP
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Vorskla Poltava UkrainevEngland Arsenal
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Sporting CP PortugalvUkraine Vorskla Poltava
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Arsenal EnglandvAzerbaijan Qarabağ
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Group F[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BET OLY MIL DUD
1 Spain Real Betis 6 3 3 0 7 2 +5 12 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 1–1 3–0
2 Greece Olympiacos 6 3 1 2 11 6 +5 10[a] 0–0 3–1 5–1
3 Italy Milan 6 3 1 2 12 9 +3 10[a] 1–2 3–1 5–2
4 Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 6 0 1 5 3 16 −13 1 0–0 0–2 0–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. 1.0 1.1 Goal difference in all group matches: Olympiacos +5, Milan +3.
F91 Dudelange Luxembourg0–1Italy Milan
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Olympiacos Greece0–0Spain Real Betis
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Real Betis Spain3–0Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
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Milan Italy3–1Greece Olympiacos
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Milan ItalyvSpain Real Betis
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Real Betis SpainvItaly Milan
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Olympiacos GreecevLuxembourg F91 Dudelange
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Milan ItalyvLuxembourg F91 Dudelange
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Real Betis SpainvGreece Olympiacos
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Olympiacos GreecevItaly Milan
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Group G[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification VIL RW RAN SPM
1 Spain Villarreal 6 2 4 0 12 5 +7 10[a] Advance to knockout phase 5–0 2–2 2–0
2 Austria Rapid Wien 6 3 1 2 6 9 −3 10[a] 0–0 1–0 2–0
3 Scotland Rangers 6 1 3 2 8 8 0 6 0–0 3–1 0–0
4 Russia Spartak Moscow 6 1 2 3 8 12 −4 5 3–3 1–2 4–3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. 1.0 1.1 Head-to-head points: Villarreal 4, Rapid Wien 1.
Villarreal Spain2–2Scotland Rangers
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Rapid Wien Austria2–0Russia Spartak Moscow
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Spartak Moscow Russia3–3Spain Villarreal
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Rangers Scotland3–1Austria Rapid Wien
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Rangers ScotlandvRussia Spartak Moscow
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Villarreal SpainvAustria Rapid Wien
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Spartak Moscow RussiavScotland Rangers
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Rapid Wien AustriavSpain Villarreal
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Spartak Moscow RussiavAustria Rapid Wien
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Rangers ScotlandvSpain Villarreal
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Villarreal SpainvRussia Spartak Moscow
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Rapid Wien AustriavScotland Rangers
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Group H[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification FRA LAZ APL MAR
1 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 6 6 0 0 17 5 +12 18 Advance to knockout phase 4–1 2–0 4–0
2 Italy Lazio 6 3 0 3 9 11 −2 9 1–2 2–1 2–1
3 Cyprus Apollon Limassol 6 2 1 3 10 10 0 7 2–3 2–0 2–2
4 France Marseille 6 0 1 5 6 16 −10 1 1–2 1–3 1–3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Marseille France1–2Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
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Lazio Italy2–1Cyprus Apollon Limassol
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Attendance: 11,898[19]

Apollon Limassol Cyprus2–2France Marseille
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Eintracht Frankfurt Germany4–1Italy Lazio
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Eintracht Frankfurt GermanyvCyprus Apollon Limassol
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Marseille FrancevItaly Lazio
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Apollon Limassol CyprusvGermany Eintracht Frankfurt
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Lazio ItalyvFrance Marseille
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Eintracht Frankfurt GermanyvFrance Marseille
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Apollon Limassol CyprusvItaly Lazio
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Marseille FrancevCyprus Apollon Limassol
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Lazio ItalyvGermany Eintracht Frankfurt
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Group I[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification GNK MAL BES SRP
1 Belgium Genk 6 3 2 1 14 8 +6 11 Advance to knockout phase 2–0 1–1 4–0
2 Sweden Malmö FF 6 2 3 1 7 6 +1 9 2–2 2–0 1–1
3 Turkey Beşiktaş 6 2 1 3 9 11 −2 7 2–4 0–1 3–1
4 Norway Sarpsborg 08 6 1 2 3 8 13 −5 5 3–1 1–1 2–3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Beşiktaş Turkey3–1Norway Sarpsborg 08
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Attendance: 24,955[20]
Genk Belgium2–0Sweden Malmö FF
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Attendance: 11,590[21]

Malmö FF Sweden2–0Turkey Beşiktaş
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Sarpsborg 08 Norway3–1Belgium Genk
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Sarpsborg 08 NorwayvSweden Malmö FF
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Beşiktaş TurkeyvBelgium Genk
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Malmö FF SwedenvNorway Sarpsborg 08
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Genk BelgiumvTurkey Beşiktaş
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Sarpsborg 08 NorwayvTurkey Beşiktaş
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Malmö FF SwedenvBelgium Genk
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Beşiktaş TurkeyvSweden Malmö FF
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Genk BelgiumvNorway Sarpsborg 08
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Group J[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification SEV KRA STL AKH
1 Spain Sevilla 6 4 0 2 18 6 +12 12[a] Advance to knockout phase 3–0 5–1 6–0
2 Russia Krasnodar 6 4 0 2 8 8 0 12[a] 2–1 2–1 2–1
3 Belgium Standard Liège 6 3 1 2 7 9 −2 10 1–0 2–1 2–1
4 Turkey Akhisarspor 6 0 1 5 4 14 −10 1 2–3 0–1 0–0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. 1.0 1.1 Head-to-head goal difference: Sevilla +2, Krasnodar –2.
Sevilla Spain5–1Belgium Standard Liège
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Akhisarspor Turkey0–1Russia Krasnodar
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Krasnodar Russia2–1Spain Sevilla
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Standard Liège Belgium2–1Turkey Akhisarspor
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Standard Liège BelgiumvRussia Krasnodar
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Sevilla SpainvTurkey Akhisarspor
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Krasnodar RussiavBelgium Standard Liège
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Akhisarspor TurkeyvSpain Sevilla
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Krasnodar RussiavTurkey Akhisarspor
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Standard Liège BelgiumvSpain Sevilla
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Sevilla SpainvRussia Krasnodar
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Akhisarspor TurkeyvBelgium Standard Liège
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Group K[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification DKV REN AST JAB
1 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 6 3 2 1 10 7 +3 11 Advance to knockout phase 3–1 2–2 0–1
2 France Rennes 6 3 0 3 7 8 −1 9 1–2 2–0 2–1
3 Kazakhstan Astana 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8 0–1 2–0 2–1
4 Czech Republic Jablonec 6 1 2 3 6 8 −2 5 2–2 0–1 1–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Rennes France2–1Czech Republic Jablonec
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Attendance: 20,628[24]
Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine2–2Kazakhstan Astana
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Astana Kazakhstan2–0France Rennes
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Jablonec Czech Republic2–2Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
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Jablonec Czech RepublicvKazakhstan Astana
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Rennes FrancevUkraine Dynamo Kyiv
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Astana KazakhstanvCzech Republic Jablonec
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Dynamo Kyiv UkrainevFrance Rennes
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Astana KazakhstanvUkraine Dynamo Kyiv
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Jablonec Czech RepublicvFrance Rennes
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Rennes FrancevKazakhstan Astana
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Dynamo Kyiv UkrainevCzech Republic Jablonec
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Group L[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification CHL BATE VID PAOK
1 England Chelsea 6 5 1 0 12 3 +9 16 Advance to knockout phase 3–1 1–0 4–0
2 Belarus BATE Borisov 6 3 0 3 9 9 0 9 0–1 2–0 1–4
3 Hungary Vidi 6 2 1 3 5 7 −2 7 2–2 0–2 1–0
4 Greece PAOK 6 1 0 5 5 12 −7 3 0–1 1–3 0–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
PAOK Greece0–1England Chelsea
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MOL Vidi Hungary0–2Belarus BATE Borisov
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BATE Borisov Belarus1–4Greece PAOK
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Chelsea England1–0Hungary MOL Vidi
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Chelsea EnglandvBelarus BATE Borisov
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PAOK GreecevHungary MOL Vidi
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BATE Borisov BelarusvEngland Chelsea
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MOL Vidi HungaryvGreece PAOK
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BATE Borisov BelarusvHungary MOL Vidi
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Chelsea EnglandvGreece PAOK
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PAOK GreecevBelarus BATE Borisov
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MOL Vidi HungaryvEngland Chelsea
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Notes[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 AEK Larnaca play their home matches at GSP Stadium, Nicosia, instead of their regular stadium AEK Arena – Georgios Karapatakis, Larnaca.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Qarabağ play their home matches at Olympic Stadium, Baku, instead of their regular stadium Azersun Arena, Baku.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 F91 Dudelange play their home matches at Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg City, instead of their regular stadium Stade Jos Nosbaum, Dudelange.
  4. The Marseille v Eintracht Frankfurt match was played behind closed doors due to punishment by UEFA.[18]
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Apollon Limassol play their home matches at GSP Stadium, Nicosia, instead of their regular stadium Tsirio Stadium, Limassol.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 MOL Vidi play their home matches at Groupama Arena, Budapest, instead of their regular stadium Sóstói Stadion, Székesfehérvár, due to delays with the construction of their new stadium.[27]

References[change | change source]

  1. "2018/19 Europa League match and draw calendar". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 January 2018. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Regulations of the UEFA Europa League 2018/19" (PDF). UEFA.com. 25 February 2018.
  3. "AEK Larnaca vs. Zürich". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  4. "Ludogorets vs. Bayer Leverkusen". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  5. "RB Leipzig vs. Salzburg". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  6. "Celtic vs. Rosenborg". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  7. "København vs. Zenit". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  8. "Slavia Praha vs. Bordeaux". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  9. "Spartak Trnava vs. Anderlecht". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  10. "Dinamo Zagreb vs. Fenerbahçe". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  11. "Sporting CP vs. Qarabağ". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  12. "Arsenal vs. Vorskla". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  13. "F91 Dudelange vs. Milan". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  14. "Olympiakos Piraeus vs. Real Betis". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  15. "Villarreal vs. Rangers". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  16. "Rapid Wien vs. Spartak Moskva". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  17. "Olympique Marseille vs. Eintracht Frankfurt". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  18. "Marseille:French side fined and face European ban for fan's behaviour". BBC. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  19. "Lazio vs. Apollon". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  20. "Beşiktaş vs. Sarpsborg 08". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  21. "Genk vs. Malmö FF". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  22. "Sevilla vs. Standard Liège". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  23. "Akhisarspor vs. Krasnodar". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  24. "Rennes vs. Jablonec". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  25. "Dynamo Kyiv vs. Astana". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  26. "PAOK vs. Chelsea". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  27. "Ez a Vidi-stadion már sose lesz kész?" (in Hungarian). Index.hu. 14 August 2018.
  28. "Vidi vs. BATE". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2018.