2021–22 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round

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The 2021–22 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round began on 22 June and ended on 25 August 2021.[1]

A total of 54 teams competed in the qualifying system of the 2021–22 UEFA Champions League, which includes the qualifying phase and the play-off round, with 43 teams in Champions Path and 11 teams in League Path. The six winners in the play-off round (four from Champions Path, two from League Path) advanced to the group stage, to join the 26 teams that enter in the group stage.[2]

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

Teams[change | change source]

Champions Path[change | change source]

The Champions Path includes all league champions which do not qualify directly for the group stage, and consists of the following rounds:

  • Preliminary round (4 teams playing one-legged semi-finals and final): 4 teams which enter in this round.
  • First qualifying round (32 teams): 31 teams which enter in this round, and 1 winner of the preliminary round.
  • Second qualifying round (20 teams): 4 teams which enter in this round, and 16 winners of the first qualifying round.
  • Third qualifying round (12 teams): 2 teams which enter in this round, and 10 winners of the second qualifying round.
  • Play-off round (8 teams): 2 teams which enter in this round, and 6 winners of the third qualifying round.

All teams eliminated from the Champions Path enter either the Europa League or the Europa Conference League:

Below are the participating teams of the Champions Path (with their 2021 UEFA club coefficients),[3] grouped by their starting rounds.

Key to colours
Winners of play-off round advance to group stage
Losers of play-off round enter Europa League group stage
Losers of third qualifying round enter Europa League play-off round
Losers of second qualifying round enter Europa League qualifying round
Drawn loser of the first qualifying round enters Europa Conference League third qualifying round
Losers of the preliminary round and first qualifying round enter Europa Conference League second qualifying round
Play-off round
Team Coeff.[3]
Austria Red Bull Salzburg 59.000
Denmark Brøndby 7.000
Third qualifying round
Team Coeff.[3]
Czech Republic Slavia Prague 43.500
Scotland Rangers 31.250
Second qualifying round
Team Coeff.[3]
Greece Olympiacos 43.000
Switzerland Young Boys 35.000
Serbia Red Star Belgrade 32.500
Cyprus Omonia 5.550
First qualifying round
Team Coeff.[3]
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 44.500
Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 28.000
Sweden Malmö FF 18.500
Romania CFR Cluj 16.500
Poland Legia Warsaw 16.500
Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 14.500
Hungary Ferencváros 13.500
Republic of Macedonia Shkëndija 9.000
Slovakia Slovan Bratislava 7.500
Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi 6.500
Lithuania Žalgiris 6.500
Armenia Alashkert 6.500
Estonia Flora 6.250
Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica 6.000
Kazakhstan Kairat 6.000
Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps 5.750
Latvia Riga 5.500
Finland HJK 5.500
Northern Ireland Linfield 5.250
Luxembourg Fola Esch 5.250
Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk 5.250
Azerbaijan Neftçi Baku 5.000
Israel Maccabi Haifa 4.875
Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 4.750
Wales Connah's Quay Nomads 4.750
Iceland Valur 4.250
Norway Bodø/Glimt 4.200
Malta Hibernians 3.750
Slovenia Mura 3.000
Albania Teuta 2.750
Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Banja Luka 1.600
Preliminary round
Team Coeff.[3]
Faroe Islands HB Tórshavn 2.250
Kosovo Prishtina 2.250
Andorra Inter Club d'Escaldes 1.500
San Marino Folgore 1.000

League Path[change | change source]

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

  • Second qualifying round (6 teams): 6 teams which enter in this round.
  • Third qualifying round (8 teams): 5 teams which enter in this round, and 3 winners of the second qualifying round.
  • Play-off round (4 teams): 4 winners of the third qualifying round.

All teams eliminated from the League Path enter the Europa League:

  • The 3 losers of the second qualifying round enter the Main Path qualifying round.
  • The 4 losers of the third qualifying round and the 2 losers of the play-off round enter the group stage.

Below are the participating teams of the League Path (with their 2021 UEFA club coefficients),[3] grouped by their starting rounds.

Key to colours
Winners of play-off round advance to group stage
Losers of play-off round and third qualifying round enter Europa League group stage
Losers of second qualifying round enter Europa League qualifying round
Third qualifying round
Team Coeff.[3]
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 79.000
Portugal Benfica 58.000
France Monaco 36.000
Belgium Genk 30.000
Russia Spartak Moscow 18.500
Second qualifying round
Team Coeff.[3]
Scotland Celtic 34.000
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 29.000
Czech Republic Sparta Prague 17.500
Austria Rapid Wien 17.000
Turkey Galatasaray 17.000
Denmark Midtjylland 13.500

Format[change | change source]

Each tie, apart from the preliminary round, is played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home. The team that scores more goals on aggregate over the two legs advance to the next round. If the aggregate score is level at the end of normal time of the second leg, the away goals rule is no longer applied starting from this season.[4] To decide the winner of the tie, extra time is played, and if the same amount of goals are scored by both teams during extra time, the tie is decided by a penalty shoot-out. In the preliminary round, where single-match semi-finals and final are hosted by one of the participating teams, if the score is level at the end of normal time, extra time is played, and if the same amount of goals are scored by both teams during extra time, the tie is decided by a penalty shoot-out.

In the draws for each round, teams are seeded based on their UEFA club coefficients at the beginning of the season, with the teams divided into seeded and unseeded pots containing the same number of teams. A seeded team is drawn against an unseeded team, with the order of legs (or the administrative "home" team in the preliminary round matches) in each tie decided by draw. As 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. Prior to the draws, UEFA may form "groups" in accordance with the principles set by the Club Competitions Committee, but they are purely for convenience of the draw and do not resemble any real groupings in the sense of the competition. Teams from associations with political conflicts as decided by UEFA may not be drawn into the same tie. After the draws, the order of legs of a tie may be reversed by UEFA due to scheduling or venue conflicts.

Schedule[change | change source]

The schedule of the competition is as follows (all draws are held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland).[1]

Schedule for the qualifying phase of the 2021–22 UEFA Champions League
Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Preliminary round 8 June 2021 22 June 2021 (semi-finals) 25 June 2021 (final)
First qualifying round 15 June 2021 6–7 July 2021 13–14 July 2021
Second qualifying round 16 June 2021 20–21 July 2021 27–28 July 2021
Third qualifying round 19 July 2021 3–4 August 2021 10 August 2021
Play-offs 2 August 2021 17–18 August 2021 24–25 August 2021

Preliminary round[change | change source]

The draw for the preliminary round was held on 8 June 2021, 12:00 CEST.[5]

Seeding[change | change source]

A total of four teams played in the preliminary round. Seeding of teams was based on their 2021 UEFA club coefficients,[3] with two seeded teams and two unseeded teams in the semi-finals. The first team drawn in each tie in the semi-finals, and also the final (between the two winners of the semi-finals, whose identity was not known at the time of draw), would be the "home" team for administrative purposes.

Seeded Unseeded

Bracket[change | change source]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
22 June – Elbasan
 
 
San Marino Folgore0
 
25 June – Elbasan
 
Kosovo Prishtina2
 
Kosovo Prishtina2
 
22 June – Durrës
 
Andorra Inter Club d'Escaldes0
 
Faroe Islands HB Tórshavn0
 
 
Andorra Inter Club d'Escaldes1
 

Summary[change | change source]

The preliminary round matches, which consisted of two semi-finals on 22 June 2021 and the final on 25 June 2021, were originally to be played at Gundadalur, Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands,[6] but were moved due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Faroe Islands.[7] The matches were instead played in Albania, with the semi-finals at Elbasan Arena, Elbasan and Niko Dovana Stadium, Durrës, and the final at Elbasan Arena.[8]

The winner of the preliminary round final advanced to the first qualifying round. The losers of the semi-finals and final were transferred to the Europa Conference League Champions Path second qualifying round.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Semi-finals
Folgore San Marino 0–2 Kosovo Prishtina
HB Tórshavn Faroe Islands 0–1 Andorra Inter Club d'Escaldes
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Final
Prishtina Kosovo 2–0 Andorra Inter Club d'Escaldes

Semi-finals[change | change source]

Folgore San Marino0–2Kosovo Prishtina
Report

HB Tórshavn Faroe Islands0–1Andorra Inter Club d'Escaldes
Report

Final[change | change source]

Prishtina Kosovo2–0Andorra Inter Club d'Escaldes
E. Krasniqi Goal 45'58' Report

First qualifying round[change | change source]

The draw for the first qualifying round was held on 15 June 2021, 12:00 CEST.[12]

Seeding[change | change source]

A total of 32 teams played in the first qualifying round: 31 teams which entered in this round, and 1 winner of the preliminary round. Seeding of teams was based on their 2021 UEFA club coefficients.[3] For the winner of the preliminary round, whose identity was not known at the time of draw, the club coefficient of the highest-ranked remaining team was used. Prior to the draw, UEFA formed four groups of four seeded teams and four unseeded teams in accordance with the principles set by the Club Competitions Committee. The first team drawn in each tie would be the home team of the first leg.

Group 1 Group 2
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded
Group 3 Group 4
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded
Notes
  1. Winner 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.

Summary[change | change source]

The first legs were played on 6 and 7 July, and the second legs were played on 13 and 14 July 2021.

The winners of the ties advanced to the Champions Path second qualifying round. The losers were transferred to the Europa Conference League Champions Path second qualifying round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Fola Esch Luxembourg 2–7 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps 2–2 0–5
Slovan Bratislava Slovakia 3–2[A] Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 2–0 1–2
Malmö FF Sweden 2–1 Latvia Riga 1–0 1–1
Bodø/Glimt Norway 2–5 Poland Legia Warsaw 2–3 0–2
Connah's Quay Nomads Wales 2–3 Armenia Alashkert 2–2 0–1 (aet)
HJK Finland 7–1 Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica 3–1 4–0
CFR Cluj Romania 4–3 Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Banja Luka 3–1 1–2 (aet)
Shkëndija Republic of Macedonia 0–6 Slovenia Mura 0–1 0–5
Teuta Albania 0–5 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 0–4 0–1
Dinamo Tbilisi Georgia (country) 2–4 Azerbaijan Neftçi Baku 1–2 1–2
Maccabi Haifa Israel 1–3 Kazakhstan Kairat 1–1 0–2
Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria 2–0 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk 1–0 1–0
Ferencváros Hungary 6–1 Kosovo Prishtina 3–0 3–1
Žalgiris Lithuania 5–2 Northern Ireland Linfield 3–1 2–1
Flora Estonia 5–0 Malta Hibernians 2–0 3–0
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 5–2 Iceland Valur 3–2 2–0

Notes

  1. Losers drawn to receive a bye to the Europa Conference League third qualifying round.

Matches[change | change source]

Fola Esch Luxembourg2–2Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
Report
Lincoln Red Imps Gibraltar5–0Luxembourg Fola Esch
Report

Lincoln Red Imps won 7–2 on aggregate.


Slovan Bratislava Slovakia2–0Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers
Report
Shamrock Rovers Republic of Ireland2–1Slovakia Slovan Bratislava
Report
Attendance: 1,500[16]
Referee: Mario Zebec (Croatia)

Slovan Bratislava won 3–2 on aggregate.


Malmö FF Sweden1–0Latvia Riga
Report
Riga Latvia1–1Sweden Malmö FF
Report
Attendance: 637[18]

Malmö FF won 2–1 on aggregate.


Bodø/Glimt Norway2–3Poland Legia Warsaw
Report
Attendance: 2,283[19]
Legia Warsaw Poland2–0Norway Bodø/Glimt
Report

Legia Warsaw won 5–2 on aggregate.


Connah's Quay Nomads Wales2–2Armenia Alashkert
Report
Alashkert Armenia1–0 (a.e.t.)Wales Connah's Quay Nomads
Report

Alashkert won 3–2 on aggregate.


HJK Finland3–1Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica
Report
Attendance: 2,365[23]
Budućnost Podgorica Montenegro0–4Finland HJK
Report

HJK won 7–1 on aggregate.


CFR Cluj Romania3–1Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Banja Luka
Report
Borac Banja Luka Bosnia and Herzegovina2–1 (a.e.t.)Romania CFR Cluj
Report

CFR Cluj won 4–3 on aggregate.


Shkëndija Republic of Macedonia0–1Slovenia Mura
Report
Mura Slovenia5–0Republic of Macedonia Shkëndija
Report

Mura won 6–0 on aggregate.


Teuta Albania0–4Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
Report
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova1–0Albania Teuta
Report

Sheriff Tiraspol won 5–0 on aggregate.


Dinamo Tbilisi Georgia (country)1–2Azerbaijan Neftçi Baku
Report
Neftçi Baku Azerbaijan2–1Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi
Report
Attendance: 3,218[32]

Neftçi Baku won 4–2 on aggregate.


Maccabi Haifa Israel1–1Kazakhstan Kairat
Report
Kairat Kazakhstan2–0Israel Maccabi Haifa
Report

Kairat won 3–1 on aggregate.


Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria1–0Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk
Report
Attendance: 4,762[35]
Referee: Rohit Saggi (Norway)
Shakhtyor Soligorsk Belarus0–1Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
Report

Ludogorets Razgrad won 2–0 on aggregate.


Ferencváros Hungary3–0Kosovo Prishtina
Report
Prishtina Kosovo1–3Hungary Ferencváros
Report

Ferencváros won 6–1 on aggregate.


Žalgiris Lithuania3–1Northern Ireland Linfield
Report
Linfield Northern Ireland1–2Lithuania Žalgiris
Report

Žalgiris won 5–2 on aggregate.


Flora Estonia2–0Malta Hibernians
Report
Hibernians Malta0–3Estonia Flora
Report

Flora won 5–0 on aggregate.


Dinamo Zagreb Croatia3–2Iceland Valur
Report
Attendance: 987[44]
Referee: Genc Nuza (Kosovo)
Valur Iceland0–2Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Report

Dinamo Zagreb won 5–2 on aggregate.

Second qualifying round[change | change source]

The draw for the second qualifying round was held on 16 June 2021, 12:00 CEST.[46]

Seeding[change | change source]

A total of 26 teams played in the second qualifying round. They were divided into two paths:

  • Champions Path (20 teams): 4 teams which entered in this round, and 16 winners of the first qualifying round.
  • League Path (6 teams): 6 teams which entered in this round.

Seeding of teams was based on their 2021 UEFA club coefficients.[3] For the winners of the first qualifying 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. Prior to the draw, UEFA formed three groups in the Champions Path, two of three seeded teams and three unseeded teams, and one of four seeded teams and four unseeded teams, in accordance with the principles set by the Club Competitions Committee, while in the League Path there were three seeded teams and three unseeded teams. The first team drawn in each tie would be the home team of the first leg.

Champions Path
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded
Notes
  1. Winner of the first qualifying 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.
League Path
Seeded Unseeded

Summary[change | change source]

The first legs were played on 20 and 21 July, and the second legs were played on 27 and 28 July 2021.

The winners of the ties advanced to the third qualifying round of their respective path. The Champions Path losers were transferred to the Europa League Champions Path third qualifying round, while the League Path losers were transferred to the Europa League Main Path third qualifying round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Path
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 3–0 Cyprus Omonia 2–0 1–0
Slovan Bratislava Slovakia 2–3 Switzerland Young Boys 0–0 2–3
Legia Warsaw Poland 3–1 Estonia Flora 2–1 1–0
Alashkert Armenia 1–4 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 0–1 1–3
Olympiacos Greece 2–0 Azerbaijan Neftçi Baku 1–0 1–0
Kairat Kazakhstan 2–6 Serbia Red Star Belgrade 2–1 0–5
Lincoln Red Imps Gibraltar 1–4 Romania CFR Cluj 1–2 0–2
Malmö FF Sweden 4–3 Finland HJK 2–1 2–2
Ferencváros Hungary 5–1 Lithuania Žalgiris 2–0 3–1
Mura Slovenia 1–3 Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 0–0 1–3
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Path
Rapid Wien Austria 2–3 Czech Republic Sparta Prague 2–1 0–2
Celtic Scotland 2–3 Denmark Midtjylland 1–1 1–2 (aet)
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 7–2 Turkey Galatasaray 5–1 2–1

Champions Path[change | change source]

Dinamo Zagreb Croatia2–0Cyprus Omonia
Report
Attendance: 2,234[47]
Referee: Paweł Gil (Poland)
Omonia Cyprus0–1Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Report
Attendance: 7,256[48]
Referee: Glenn Nyberg (Sweden)

Dinamo Zagreb won 3–0 on aggregate.


Slovan Bratislava Slovakia0–0Switzerland Young Boys
Report
Young Boys Switzerland3–2Slovakia Slovan Bratislava
Report

Young Boys won 3–2 on aggregate.


Legia Warsaw Poland2–1Estonia Flora
Report
Flora Estonia0–1Poland Legia Warsaw
Report

Legia Warsaw won 3–1 on aggregate.


Alashkert Armenia0–1Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
Report Luvannor Goal 84'
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova3–1Armenia Alashkert
Report

Sheriff Tiraspol won 4–1 on aggregate.


Olympiacos Greece1–0Azerbaijan Neftçi Baku
Report
Neftçi Baku Azerbaijan0–1Greece Olympiacos
Report

Olympiacos won 2–0 on aggregate.


Kairat Kazakhstan2–1Serbia Red Star Belgrade
Report
Red Star Belgrade Serbia5–0Kazakhstan Kairat
Report

Red Star Belgrade won 6–2 on aggregate.


Lincoln Red Imps Gibraltar1–2Romania CFR Cluj
  • Rosa Goal 45'
Report
CFR Cluj Romania2–0Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
Report

CFR Cluj won 4–1 on aggregate.


Malmö FF Sweden2–1Finland HJK
Report
Attendance: 5,324[61]
HJK Finland2–2Sweden Malmö FF
Report
Attendance: 6,465[62]

Malmö FF won 4–3 on aggregate.


Ferencváros Hungary2–0Lithuania Žalgiris
Report
Žalgiris Lithuania1–3Hungary Ferencváros
Report
Attendance: 2,032[64]

Ferencváros won 5–1 on aggregate.


Mura Slovenia0–0Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
Report
Attendance: 3,450[65]
Referee: Harm Osmers (Germany)
Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria3–1Slovenia Mura
Report
Attendance: 5,008[66]

Ludogorets Razgrad won 3–1 on aggregate.

League Path[change | change source]

Rapid Wien Austria2–1Czech Republic Sparta Prague
Report
Sparta Prague Czech Republic2–0Austria Rapid Wien
Report
Attendance: 9,105[68]

Sparta Prague won 3–2 on aggregate.


Celtic Scotland1–1Denmark Midtjylland
Report
Midtjylland Denmark2–1 (a.e.t.)Scotland Celtic
Report
Attendance: 4,890[70]

Midtjylland won 3–2 on aggregate.


PSV Eindhoven Netherlands5–1Turkey Galatasaray
Report
Galatasaray Turkey1–2Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Report

PSV Eindhoven won 7–2 on aggregate.

Third qualifying round[change | change source]

The draw for the third qualifying round was held on 19 July 2021, 12:00 CEST.[73]

Seeding[change | change source]

A total of 20 teams played in the third qualifying round. They were divided into two paths:

  • Champions Path (12 teams): 2 teams which entered in this round, and 10 winners of the second qualifying round (Champions Path).
  • League Path (8 teams): 5 teams which entered in this round, and 3 winners of the second qualifying round (League Path).

Seeding of teams was based on their 2021 UEFA club coefficients.[3] For the winners of the second qualifying 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. Prior to the draw, UEFA formed two groups in the Champions Path, of three seeded teams and three unseeded teams, in accordance with the principles set by the Club Competitions Committee, while in the League Path there were four seeded teams and four unseeded teams. Due to political reasons, teams from Ukraine and Russia in the League Path could not be drawn against each other, thus Shakhtar Donetsk and Spartak Moscow could not be drawn against each other. The first team drawn in each tie would be the home team of the first leg.

Champions Path
Group 1 Group 2
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded
League Path
Seeded Unseeded
Notes
  1. Winner of the second qualifying 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.

Summary[change | change source]

The first legs were played on 3 and 4 August, and the second legs were played on 10 August 2021.

The winners of the ties advanced to the play-off round of their respective path. The Champions Path losers were transferred to the Europa League play-off round, while the League Path losers were transferred to the Europa League group stage.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Path
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 2–1 Poland Legia Warsaw 1–1 1–0
CFR Cluj Romania 2–4 Switzerland Young Boys 1–1 1–3
Olympiacos Greece 3–3 (1–4 p) Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 1–1 2–2 (aet)
Red Star Belgrade Serbia 1–2 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 1–1 0–1
Malmö FF Sweden 4–2 Scotland Rangers 2–1 2–1
Ferencváros Hungary 2–1 Czech Republic Slavia Prague 2–0 0–1
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Path
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 4–0 Denmark Midtjylland 3–0 1–0
Spartak Moscow Russia 0–4 Portugal Benfica 0–2 0–2
Genk Belgium 2–4 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 1–2 1–2
Sparta Prague Czech Republic 1–5 France Monaco 0–2 1–3

Champions Path[change | change source]

Dinamo Zagreb Croatia1–1Poland Legia Warsaw
Report
Legia Warsaw Poland0–1Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Report

Dinamo Zagreb won 2–1 on aggregate.


CFR Cluj Romania1–1Switzerland Young Boys
Report
Young Boys Switzerland3–1Romania CFR Cluj
Report
Attendance: 21,145[77]

Young Boys won 4–2 on aggregate.


Olympiacos Greece1–1Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
Report
Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria2–2 (a.e.t.)Greece Olympiacos
Report
Penalties
Sotiriou Penalty scored
Santana Penalty scored
Verdon Penalty scored
Cicinho Penalty scored
4–1 Penalty missed Valbuena
Penalty missed Hassan
Penalty scored Lala
Attendance: 5,118[79]

3–3 on aggregate. Ludogorets Razgrad won 4–1 on penalties.


Red Star Belgrade Serbia1–1Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
Report
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova1–0Serbia Red Star Belgrade
Report
Attendance: 4,950[81]

Sheriff Tiraspol won 2–1 on aggregate.


Malmö FF Sweden2–1Scotland Rangers
Report
Attendance: 5,820[82]
Rangers Scotland1–2Sweden Malmö FF
Report
Attendance: 47,021[83]

Malmö FF won 4–2 on aggregate.


Ferencváros Hungary2–0Czech Republic Slavia Prague
Report
Slavia Prague Czech Republic1–0Hungary Ferencváros
Report
Attendance: 15,238[85]

Ferencváros won 2–1 on aggregate.

League Path[change | change source]

PSV Eindhoven Netherlands3–0Denmark Midtjylland
Report
Attendance: 22,700[86]
Midtjylland Denmark0–1Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Report
Attendance: 6,288[87]

PSV Eindhoven won 4–0 on aggregate.


Spartak Moscow Russia0–2Portugal Benfica
Report
Benfica Portugal2–0Russia Spartak Moscow
Report
Attendance: 16,312[89]

Benfica won 4–0 on aggregate.


Genk Belgium1–2Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
Report
Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine2–1Belgium Genk
Report

Shakhtar Donetsk won 4–2 on aggregate.


Sparta Prague Czech Republic0–2France Monaco
Report
Attendance: 10,533[92]
Monaco France3–1Czech Republic Sparta Prague
Report
Attendance: 5,476[93]

Monaco won 5–1 on aggregate.

Play-off round[change | change source]

The draw for the play-off round was held on 2 August 2021, 12:00 CEST.[94]

Seeding[change | change source]

A total of 12 teams played in the play-off round. They were divided into two paths:

  • Champions Path (8 teams): 2 teams which entered in this round, and 6 winners of the third qualifying round (Champions Path).
  • League Path (4 teams): 4 winners of the third qualifying round (League Path).

Seeding of teams was based on their 2021 UEFA club coefficients.[3] For the winners of the third qualifying 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. In the Champions Path there were four seeded teams and four unseeded teams, and in the League Path there were two seeded teams and two unseeded teams. The first team drawn in each tie would be the home team of the first leg.

Champions Path
Seeded Unseeded
League Path
Seeded Unseeded
Notes
  1. Winners of the third qualifying 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.

Summary[change | change source]

The first legs were played on 17 and 18 August, and the second legs were played on 24 and 25 August 2021.

The winners of the ties advanced to the group stage. The losers were transferred to the Europa League group stage.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Path
Red Bull Salzburg Austria 4–2 Denmark Brøndby 2–1 2–1
Young Boys Switzerland 6–4 Hungary Ferencváros 3–2 3–2
Malmö FF Sweden 3–2 Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 2–0 1–2
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova 3–0 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 3–0 0–0
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Path
Monaco France 2–3 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 0–1 2–2 (aet)
Benfica Portugal 2–1 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 2–1 0–0

Champions Path[change | change source]

Red Bull Salzburg Austria2–1Denmark Brøndby
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Brøndby Denmark1–2Austria Red Bull Salzburg
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Red Bull Salzburg won 4–2 on aggregate.


Young Boys Switzerland3–2Hungary Ferencváros
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Attendance: 15,652[97]
Ferencváros Hungary2–3Switzerland Young Boys
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Young Boys won 6–4 on aggregate.


Malmö FF Sweden2–0Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
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Attendance: 5,463[99]
Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria2–1Sweden Malmö FF
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Malmö FF won 3–2 on aggregate.


Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova3–0Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
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Dinamo Zagreb Croatia0–0Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
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Attendance: 8,015[102]

Sheriff Tiraspol won 3–0 on aggregate.

League Path[change | change source]

Monaco France0–1Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
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Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine2–2 (a.e.t.)France Monaco
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Shakhtar Donetsk won 3–2 on aggregate.


Benfica Portugal2–1Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
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Attendance: 18,199[105]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands0–0Portugal Benfica
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Benfica won 2–1 on aggregate.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, the match was played behind closed doors.
  2. Connah's Quay Nomads played their home match at Park Avenue, Aberystwyth, instead of their regular stadium Deeside Stadium, Connah's Quay, which did not meet UEFA requirements.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Alashkert played their home matches at Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium, Yerevan, instead of their regular stadium Alashkert Stadium, Yerevan, which did not meet UEFA requirements.
  4. Shkëndija played their home match at Toše Proeski Arena, Skopje, instead of their regular stadium Ecolog Arena, Tetovo, which did not meet UEFA requirements.
  5. Shakhtyor Soligorsk played their home match at Čukarički Stadium, Belgrade (Serbia), instead of their regular stadium Stroitel Stadium, Soligorsk, as in June 2021 UEFA suspended most matches to be played in Belarus, due to European Union sanctions in response to the Ryanair Flight 4978 incident which banned European Union airlines from flying over Belarusian airspace.[36]
  6. Galatasaray played their home match at Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium in Istanbul, instead of their regular stadium Türk Telekom Stadium, also in Istanbul.
  7. Shakhtar Donetsk played their third qualifying round home match at NSC Olimpiyskiy, Kyiv, instead of their regular stadium Donbass Arena, Donetsk, due to the war conditions in Eastern Ukraine.
  8. Shakhtar Donetsk played their play-off round home match at Metalist OSC, Kharkiv, instead of their regular stadium Donbass Arena, Donetsk, due to the war conditions in Eastern Ukraine.

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