2018–19 UEFA Europa League knockout phase

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The 2018–19 UEFA Europa League knockout phase began on 12 February and ended on 29 May 2019 with the final at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan, to decide the champions of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.[1] A total of 32 teams competed in the knockout phase.[2]

For the first time, the video assistant referee (VAR) system was used in the competition, where it was implemented in the final.[3]

Times are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses).

Qualified teams[change | change source]

The knockout phase involved 32 teams: the 24 teams which qualify as winners and runners-up of each of the twelve groups in the group stage, and the eight third-placed teams from the Champions League group stage.

Europa League group stage winners and runners-up[change | change source]

Group Winners
(seeded in round of 32 draw)
Runners-up
(unseeded in round of 32 draw)
A Germany Bayer Leverkusen Switzerland Zürich
B Austria Red Bull Salzburg Scotland Celtic
C Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg Czech Republic Slavia Prague
D Croatia Dinamo Zagreb Turkey Fenerbahçe
E England Arsenal Portugal Sporting CP
F Spain Real Betis Greece Olympiacos
G Spain Villarreal Austria Rapid Wien
H Germany Eintracht Frankfurt Italy Lazio
I Belgium Genk Sweden Malmö FF
J Spain Sevilla Russia Krasnodar
K Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv France Rennes
L England Chelsea Belarus BATE Borisov

Champions League group stage third-placed teams[change | change source]

Seed Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Seeding
1 C Italy Napoli 6 2 3 1 7 5 +2 9 Seeded in round of 32 draw
2 H Spain Valencia 6 2 2 2 6 6 0 8
3 B Italy Inter Milan 6 2 2 2 6 7 −1 8
4 E Portugal Benfica 6 2 1 3 6 11 −5 7
5 G Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 6 2 1 3 7 16 −9 7 Unseeded in round of 32 draw
6 A Belgium Club Brugge 6 1 3 2 6 5 +1 6
7 F Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 6 1 3 2 8 16 −8 6
8 D Turkey Galatasaray 6 1 1 4 5 8 −3 4
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Away goals scored; 5) Wins; 6) Away wins; 7) Disciplinary points; 8) Club coefficient (UCL Regulations Article 16.04).[4]

Bracket[change | change source]

Round of 32   Round of 16   Quarter-finals   Semi-finals   Final (29 May – Baku)
 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 2 0 2  
 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 1 3 4      Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 1 0 1  
 Turkey Galatasaray 1 0 1    Portugal Benfica (aet) 0 3 3  
 Portugal Benfica 2 0 2        Portugal Benfica 4 0 4  
 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 2 1 3        Germany Eintracht Frankfurt (a) 2 2 4  
 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 2 4 6      Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 0 1 1
 Austria Rapid Wien 0 0 0    Italy Inter Milan 0 0 0  
 Italy Inter Milan 1 4 5        Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 1 1 2 (3)  
 Italy Lazio 0 0 0        England Chelsea (p) 1 1 2 (4)  
 Spain Sevilla 1 2 3      Spain Sevilla 2 3 5  
 Czech Republic Slavia Prague 0 4 4    Czech Republic Slavia Prague (aet) 2 4 6  
 Belgium Genk 0 1 1        Czech Republic Slavia Prague 0 3 3
 Sweden Malmö FF 1 0 1        England Chelsea 1 4 5  
 England Chelsea 2 3 5      England Chelsea 3 5 8
 Greece Olympiacos 2 0 2    Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 0 0 0  
 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 2 1 3        England Chelsea 4
 France Rennes 3 3 6        England Arsenal 1
 Spain Real Betis 3 1 4      France Rennes 3 0 3  
 Belarus BATE Borisov 1 0 1    England Arsenal 1 3 4  
 England Arsenal 0 3 3        England Arsenal 2 1 3  
 Switzerland Zürich 1 0 1        Italy Napoli 0 0 0  
 Italy Napoli 3 2 5      Italy Napoli 3 1 4
 Belgium Club Brugge 2 0 2    Austria Red Bull Salzburg 0 3 3  
 Austria Red Bull Salzburg 1 4 5        England Arsenal 3 4 7
 Turkey Fenerbahçe 1 1 2        Spain Valencia 1 2 3  
 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 0 3 3      Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 1 1 2  
 Portugal Sporting CP 0 1 1    Spain Villarreal 3 2 5  
 Spain Villarreal 1 1 2        Spain Villarreal 1 0 1
 Scotland Celtic 0 0 0        Spain Valencia 3 2 5  
 Spain Valencia 2 1 3      Spain Valencia 2 1 3
 Russia Krasnodar (a) 0 1 1    Russia Krasnodar 1 1 2  
 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 0 1 1  

Round of 32[change | change source]

The draw for the round of 32 was held on 17 December 2018, 13:00 CET.[5]

Summary[change | change source]

The first legs were played on 12 and 14 February, and the second legs were played on 20 and 21 February 2019.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Viktoria Plzeň Czech Republic 2–4 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 2–1 0–3
Club Brugge Belgium 2–5 Austria Red Bull Salzburg 2–1 0–4
Rapid Wien Austria 0–5 Italy Inter Milan 0–1 0–4
Slavia Prague Czech Republic 4–1 Belgium Genk 0–0 4–1
Krasnodar Russia 1–1 (a) Germany Bayer Leverkusen 0–0 1–1
Zürich Switzerland 1–5 Italy Napoli 1–3 0–2
Malmö FF Sweden 1–5 England Chelsea 1–2 0–3
Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine 3–6 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 2–2 1–4
Celtic Scotland 0–3 Spain Valencia 0–2 0–1
Rennes France 6–4 Spain Real Betis 3–3 3–1
Olympiacos Greece 2–3 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 2–2 0–1
Lazio Italy 0–3 Spain Sevilla 0–1 0–2
Fenerbahçe Turkey 2–3 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 1–0 1–3
Sporting CP Portugal 1–2 Spain Villarreal 0–1 1–1
BATE Borisov Belarus 1–3 England Arsenal 1–0 0–3
Galatasaray Turkey 1–2 Portugal Benfica 1–2 0–0


Matches[change | change source]

Viktoria Plzeň Czech Republic2–1Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Report
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia3–0Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň
Report
Attendance: 25,860[7]

Dinamo Zagreb won 4–2 on aggregate.


Club Brugge Belgium2–1Austria Red Bull Salzburg
Report
Red Bull Salzburg Austria4–0Belgium Club Brugge
Report

Red Bull Salzburg won 5–2 on aggregate.


Rapid Wien Austria0–1Italy Inter Milan
Report
Attendance: 23,850[10]
Inter Milan Italy4–0Austria Rapid Wien
Report
Attendance: 32,158[11]

Inter Milan won 5–0 on aggregate.


Slavia Prague Czech Republic0–0Belgium Genk
Report
Attendance: 18,125[12]
Genk Belgium1–4Czech Republic Slavia Prague
Report
Attendance: 13,688[13]

Slavia Prague won 4–1 on aggregate.


Krasnodar Russia0–0Germany Bayer Leverkusen
Report
Attendance: 34,827[14]
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)
Bayer Leverkusen Germany1–1Russia Krasnodar
Report

1–1 on aggregate. Krasnodar won on away goals.


Zürich Switzerland1–3Italy Napoli
Report
Attendance: 24,000[16]
Napoli Italy2–0Switzerland Zürich
Report

Napoli won 5–1 on aggregate.


Malmö FF Sweden1–2England Chelsea
Report
Attendance: 20,312[18]
Chelsea England3–0Sweden Malmö FF
Report
Attendance: 39,813[19]

Chelsea won 5–1 on aggregate.


Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine2–2Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
Report
Eintracht Frankfurt Germany4–1Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
Report
Attendance: 47,000[21]

Eintracht Frankfurt won 6–3 on aggregate.


Celtic Scotland0–2Spain Valencia
Report
Attendance: 57,430[22]
Valencia Spain1–0Scotland Celtic
Report
Attendance: 36,619[23]

Valencia won 3–0 on aggregate.


Rennes France3–3Spain Real Betis
Report
Real Betis Spain1–3France Rennes
Report

Rennes won 6–4 on aggregate.


Olympiacos Greece2–2Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
Report
Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine1–0Greece Olympiacos
Report

Dynamo Kyiv won 3–2 on aggregate.


Lazio Italy0–1Spain Sevilla
Report
Attendance: 19,766[28]
Sevilla Spain2–0Italy Lazio
Report

Sevilla won 3–0 on aggregate.


Fenerbahçe Turkey1–0Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
Report
Zenit Saint Petersburg Russia3–1Turkey Fenerbahçe
Report

Zenit Saint Petersburg won 3–2 on aggregate.


Sporting CP Portugal0–1Spain Villarreal
Report
Villarreal Spain1–1Portugal Sporting CP
Report

Villarreal won 2–1 on aggregate.


BATE Borisov Belarus1–0England Arsenal
Report
Attendance: 12,527[34]
Arsenal England3–0Belarus BATE Borisov
Report

Arsenal won 3–1 on aggregate.


Galatasaray Turkey1–2Portugal Benfica
Report
Benfica Portugal0–0Turkey Galatasaray
Report
Attendance: 49,545[37]

Benfica won 2–1 on aggregate.

Round of 16[change | change source]

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 22 February 2019, 13:00 CET.[38]

Summary[change | change source]

The first legs were played on 7 March, and the second legs were played on 14 March 2019.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Chelsea England 8–0 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 3–0 5–0
Eintracht Frankfurt Germany 1–0 Italy Inter Milan 0–0 1–0
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 1–3 Portugal Benfica 1–0 0–3 (aet)
Napoli Italy 4–3 Austria Red Bull Salzburg 3–0 1–3
Valencia Spain 3–2 Russia Krasnodar 2–1 1–1
Sevilla Spain 5–6 Czech Republic Slavia Prague 2–2 3–4 (aet)
Rennes France 3–4[A] England Arsenal 3–1 0–3
Zenit Saint Petersburg Russia 2–5 Spain Villarreal 1–3 1–2

Notes

  1. Order of legs reversed after original draw, in order to avoid a scheduling conflict with the Chelsea v Dynamo Kyiv match in the same city.

Matches[change | change source]

Chelsea England3–0Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
Report
Attendance: 37,280[39]
Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine0–5England Chelsea
Report

Chelsea won 8–0 on aggregate.


Eintracht Frankfurt Germany0–0Italy Inter Milan
Report
Attendance: 48,000[41]
Inter Milan Italy0–1Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
Report
Attendance: 49,866[42]

Eintracht Frankfurt won 1–0 on aggregate.


Dinamo Zagreb Croatia1–0Portugal Benfica
Report
Attendance: 29,704[43]
Benfica Portugal3–0 (a.e.t.)Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Report
Attendance: 47,808[44]

Benfica won 3–1 on aggregate.


Napoli Italy3–0Austria Red Bull Salzburg
Report
Red Bull Salzburg Austria3–1Italy Napoli
Report

Napoli won 4–3 on aggregate.


Valencia Spain2–1Russia Krasnodar
Report
Attendance: 36,274[47]
Krasnodar Russia1–1Spain Valencia
Report

Valencia won 3–2 on aggregate.


Sevilla Spain2–2Czech Republic Slavia Prague
Report
Slavia Prague Czech Republic4–3 (a.e.t.)Spain Sevilla
Report
Attendance: 19,020[50]

Slavia Prague won 6–5 on aggregate.


Rennes France3–1England Arsenal
Report
Attendance: 29,100[51]
Arsenal England3–0France Rennes
Report
Attendance: 59,453[52]

Arsenal won 4–3 on aggregate.


Zenit Saint Petersburg Russia1–3Spain Villarreal
Report
Villarreal Spain2–1Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
Report

Villarreal won 5–2 on aggregate.

Quarter-finals[change | change source]

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 15 March 2019, 13:00 CET.[55]

Summary[change | change source]

The first legs were played on 11 April, and the second legs were played on 18 April 2019.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Arsenal England 3–0[A] Italy Napoli 2–0 1–0
Villarreal Spain 1–5 Spain Valencia 1–3 0–2
Benfica Portugal 4–4 (a) Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 4–2 0–2
Slavia Prague Czech Republic 3–5 England Chelsea 0–1 3–4

Notes

  1. Order of legs reversed after original draw, in order to avoid a scheduling conflict with the Chelsea v Slavia Prague match in the same city.

Matches[change | change source]

Arsenal England2–0Italy Napoli
Report
Napoli Italy0–1England Arsenal
Report
Attendance: 39,438[57]

Arsenal won 3–0 on aggregate.


Villarreal Spain1–3Spain Valencia
Report
Valencia Spain2–0Spain Villarreal
Report
Attendance: 26,403[59]

Valencia won 5–1 on aggregate.


Benfica Portugal4–2Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
Report
Attendance: 54,175[60]
Eintracht Frankfurt Germany2–0Portugal Benfica
Report
Attendance: 48,000[61]

4–4 on aggregate. Eintracht Frankfurt won on away goals.


Slavia Prague Czech Republic0–1England Chelsea
Report
Attendance: 17,484[62]
Chelsea England4–3Czech Republic Slavia Prague
Report
Attendance: 38,326[63]

Chelsea won 5–3 on aggregate.

Semi-finals[change | change source]

The draw for the semi-finals was held on 15 March 2019, 13:00 CET (after the quarter-final draw).[55]

Summary[change | change source]

The first legs were played on 2 May, and the second legs were played on 9 May 2019.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Arsenal England 7–3 Spain Valencia 3–1 4–2
Eintracht Frankfurt Germany 2–2 (3–4 p) England Chelsea 1–1 1–1 (aet)


Matches[change | change source]

Arsenal England3–1Spain Valencia
Report
Attendance: 58,969[64]
Valencia Spain2–4England Arsenal
Report
Attendance: 44,481[65]

Arsenal won 7–3 on aggregate.


Eintracht Frankfurt Germany1–1England Chelsea
Report

2–2 on aggregate. Chelsea won 4–3 on penalties.

Final[change | change source]

The final was played on 29 May 2019 at the Olympic Stadium in Baku. The "home" team (for administrative purposes) was determined by an additional draw held after the quarter-final and semi-final draws.[55]

Chelsea England4–1England Arsenal
report
Attendance: 51,370[68]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. CET (UTC+1) for dates up to 30 March 2019 (round of 32 and round of 16), and CEST (UTC+2) for dates thereafter (quarter-finals, semi-finals and final).
  2. Shakhtar Donetsk played their home matches at Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv, instead of their regular stadium Donbass Arena, Donetsk, due to the war conditions in Eastern Ukraine.
  3. The Sevilla v Lazio match was scheduled on 20 February in order to avoid a scheduling conflict with the Real Betis v Rennes match, in the same city.
  4. The Fenerbahçe v Zenit Saint Petersburg match was scheduled on 12 February in order to avoid a scheduling conflict with the Galatasaray v Benfica match, in the same city.

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