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Seeding in the Europa Conference League 2023/2024

UEFA European Cup Football
by Bert Kassies

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This page shows the list of seeded and unseeded clubs for draws in the qualifying rounds and the group stage of the Europa Conference League 2023/2024. The UEFA Club Ranking of 2023 determines the seeding of the clubs in the tables below. See Qualification 2023/2024 for a list of qualified clubs, and Access List 2023/2024 for an overview of berths per country. More detailed information may also be found in the ECL regulations (pdf or online).

This seeding list is according to the format of the 2021-24 period. Clubs eliminated in the preliminary round and 1st qualifying round of the Champions League, and clubs eliminated in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League are transferred to the Europa Conference League. For details, see the new Access List 2023/2024 and 2021-24 qualifying scheme. The 2nd and 3rd qualifying rounds, and the play-off round of the Europa Conference League are split into two sections: one for champions and one for non-champions.

Although the regulations no longer require the use of regional groups (as used before 2009), until now UEFA still uses some kind of regionalization in the first qualifying rounds. At first the clubs are divided into seeded and unseeded clubs, and then the seeded and unseeded clubs are split into regional groups. The general approach seems to use the North/Central/South scheme, but no specific rules are known.

Russian clubs are suspended from participation in UEFA competitions. The access list will be re-balanced as follows:

  1. The champion of Serbia (Red Star Belgrade) moves from CL-PO to CL-GS,
  2. The champion of Belgium (Royal Antwerp) moves from CL-Q3 to CL-PO,
  3. The champion of Greece (AEK Athens) moves from CL-Q2 to CL-Q3,
  4. The champions of Denmark (FC København) and Croatia (Dinamo Zagreb) move from CL-Q1 to CL-Q2,
  5. The runner-up of Serbia (TSC Backa Topola) moves from CL-Q2nc to CL-Q3nc,
  6. The cup winners (or league 3rd) of Belgium (Union Saint-Gilloise) and Switzerland (FC Lugano) move from EL-Q3 to EL-PO,
  7. The cup winner of Czechia (Slavia Praha) moves from ECL-Q2 to EL-Q3,
  8. The cup winners (or runners-up) of Norway (SK Brann Bergen), Denmark (FC Nordsjælland), and Croatia (Hajduk Split) move from ECL-Q2 to ECL-Q3,
  9. The cup winners (or runners-up) of Slovakia (Spartak Trnava), Slovenia (NK Celje), Belarus (Torpedo Zhodino), Moldova (Petrocub Hîncesti), Lithuania (Kauno Zalgiris), Bosnia-Herzegovina (FK Borac Banja Luka), Finland (KuPS Kuopio), Luxembourg (Differdange 03), Latvia (FK Auda), and Kosovo (FC Drita) move from ECL-Q1 to ECL-Q2,
  10. As a result there will be only 16 CL-Q1 losers in ECL-Q2ch, one of them gets a bye to ECL-Q3ch (to be determined by a draw).

The Champions League title holder (Manchester City) qualified already for the CL group stage by the domestic league. The access list will be re-balanced as follows:

  1. The champion of Ukraine (Shakhtar Donetsk) moves from CL-PO to CL-GS,
  2. The champion of Switzerland (Young Boys) moves from CL-Q3 to CL-PO,
  3. The champion of Czechia (Sparta Praha) moves from CL-Q2 to CL-Q3,
  4. The champions of Turkey (Galatasaray) and Cyprus (Aris Limassol) move from CL-Q1 to CL-Q2,
  5. As a result there will be only 15 CL-Q1 losers in ECL-Q2ch, two of them get a bye to ECL-Q3ch (to be determined by a draw).

ECL-Q1: 1st Qualifying Round (62 clubs)
Seeded clubs                   coef.             Unseeded clubs                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
F91 Dudelange            Lux  10.000             Paide Linnameeskond      Est   4.000
Riga FC                  Lat  10.000             KF Tirana                Alb   4.000
NK Maribor               Slo   9.500             MSK Zilina               Svk   3.950
Shkendija Tetovo         Mac   9.500             Torpedo Kutaisi          Geo   3.500
Linfield Belfast         Nir   8.500             Vikingur Reykjavik       Isl   3.000
FC Vaduz                 Lie   8.500             St. Patrick's Athletic   Irl   3.000
DAC Dunajska Streda      Svk   8.500             Vllaznia Shkodër         Alb   3.000
Dundalk                  Irl   8.500             Víkingur                 Far   3.000
Pyunik Yerevan           Arm   8.000             Derry City               Irl   3.000
Alashkert FC             Arm   8.000             Makedonija GjP           Mac   2.500
Sutjeska Niksic          Mon   7.500             FK Panevezys             Lit   2.500
FK Shkupi                Mac   7.000             Honka Espoo              Fin   2.500
FK Sarajevo              Bos   7.000             Zeljeznicar Sarajevo     Bos   2.500
RFS Riga                 Lat   6.500             Balzan FC                Mlt   2.500
Tobol Kustanai           Kaz   6.500             Zimbru Chisinau          Mol   2.450
B36 Torshavn             Far   6.500             SC Gjilani               Kos   2.208
Ararat-Armenia           Arm   6.500             KF Dukagjini             Kos   2.208
Gzira United             Mlt   6.000             Haka Valkeakoski         Fin   2.050
Levadia Tallinn          Est   6.000             Dila Gori                Geo   2.000
Dinamo Minsk             Bls   5.500             Birkirkara               Mlt   2.000
Connah's Quay            Wal   5.500             Glentoran                Nir   2.000
Milsami Orhei            Mol   5.000             Trans Narva              Est   2.000
La Fiorita               Sma   5.000             FC Hegelmann             Lit   2.000
HB Torshavn              Far   5.000             Neman Grodno             Bls   1.975
Europa FC                Gib   5.000             KA Akureyri              Isl   1.450
NK Domzale               Slo   5.000             Egnatia Rrogozhinë       Alb   1.250
FC Santa Coloma          And   5.000             Penybont                 Wal   1.233
Progrès Niederkorn       Lux   5.000             Haverfordwest County     Wal   1.233
Dinamo Batumi            Geo   4.500             FCB Magpies              Gib   1.158
Inter Club d'Escaldes    And   4.500             Arsenal Tivat            Mon   0.950
Crusaders Belfast        Nir   4.500             Cosmos                   Sma   0.399

Before the draw the 62 clubs of the 1st round are divided into 5 groups of 10 clubs and 1 group of 12 clubs. For the groups with 10 teams the pairs (2 vs 10), (7 vs 5), (4 vs 8), (1 vs 9), and (6 vs 3) were drawn, and for the group with 12 teams the pairs (9 vs 5), (12 vs 6), (11 vs 2), (1 vs 8), (3 vs 7), and (4 vs 10) were drawn. See UEFA Europa Conference League 1st qualifying round draw for more info. The draw groups were as follows:
Group 1
seeded: Ararat-Armenia, Sutjeska Niksic, FK Sarajevo, FC Vaduz, NK Domzale
unseeded: Torpedo Kutaisi, Balzan FC, Neman Grodno, Egnatia Rrogozhinë, Cosmos
Group 2
seeded: NK Maribor, Alashkert FC, Dinamo Batumi, La Fiorita, Dinamo Minsk
unseeded: KF Tirana, Zeljeznicar Sarajevo, Zimbru Chisinau, Birkirkara, Arsenal Tivat
Group 3
seeded: Linfield Belfast, Dundalk, Connah's Quay, Progrès Niederkorn, Inter Club d'Escaldes
unseeded: KA Akureyri, Víkingur, SC Gjilani, Vllaznia Shkodër, FCB Magpies
Group 4
seeded: Riga FC, Shkendija Tetovo, Levadia Tallinn, HB Torshavn, Crusaders Belfast
unseeded: MSK Zilina, Haka Valkeakoski, Derry City, Vikingur Reykjavik, Haverfordwest County
Group 5
seeded: DAC Dunajska Streda, Pyunik Yerevan, RFS Riga, Tobol Kustanai, Milsami Orhei
unseeded: Makedonija GjP, FK Panevezys, Honka Espoo, Dila Gori, Trans Narva
Group 6
seeded: F91 Dudelange, FK Shkupi, B36 Torshavn, Gzira United, Europa FC, FC Santa Coloma
unseeded: Paide Linnameeskond, St. Patrick's Athletic, KF Dukagjini, Glentoran, FC Hegelmann, Penybont

The draw for the 2nd qualifying round is made before the results of the 1st qualifying round are known. Clubs of the 1st qualifying round are seeded by the highest ranking of the clubs involved. The following lower ranked teams qualified (and are seeded in the draw with the coefficient of their opponent in the 1st qualifying round): Haverfordwest County beat Shkendija Tetovo (9.500), Neman Grodno beat FC Vaduz (8.500), Dila Gori beat DAC Dunajska Streda (8.500), Torpedo Kutaisi beat FK Sarajevo (7.000), MSK Zilina beat Levadia Tallinn (6.000), Zeljeznicar Sarajevo beat Dinamo Minsk (5.500), KA Akureyri beat Connah's Quay (5.500), FK Panevezys beat Milsami Orhei (5.000), Zimbru Chisinau beat La Fiorita (5.000), Derry City beat HB Torshavn (5.000), KF Dukagjini beat Europa FC (5.000), Balzan FC beat NK Domzale (5.000), and KF Tirana beat Dinamo Batumi (4.500).

ECL-Q2: 2nd Qualifying Round (90 clubs)
Seeded clubs                   coef.             Unseeded clubs                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
Club Brugge              Bel  54.000             Tobol Kustanai *         Kaz   6.500
FC Basel                 Sui  53.000             Petrocub Hîncesti        Mol   6.500
AA Gent                  Bel  37.500             B36 Torshavn *           Far   6.500
Fenerbahçe               Tur  30.000             FC Drita                 Kos   6.500
CFR Cluj                 Rom  27.500             Ararat-Armenia *         Arm   6.500
FC Midtjylland           Den  25.500             Vojvodina Novi Sad       Srb   6.475
PAOK Thessaloniki        Gre  25.000             Adana Demirspor          Tur   6.420
Maccabi Tel-Aviv         Isr  24.000             FC Luzern                Sui   6.335
Viktoria Plzen           Cze  22.000             Gzira United *           Mlt   6.000
Bodø/Glimt               Nor  20.000             MSK Zilina *             Svk  (6.000)
Lech Poznan              Pol  19.000             Vorskla Poltava          Ukr   6.000
Hapoel Beer-Sheva        Isr  17.000             Bohemians Praha          Cze   5.810
Djurgårdens IF           Swe  16.500             AGF Aarhus               Den   5.565
APOEL Nicosia            Cyp  14.500             Zeljeznicar Sarajevo *   Bos  (5.500)
Besiktas                 Tur  14.000             KA Akureyri *            Isl  (5.500)
CSKA Sofia               Bul  13.000             FK Panevezys *           Lit  (5.000)
FC Twente Enschede       Ned  11.980             Zimbru Chisinau *        Mol  (5.000)
NK Rijeka                Cro  11.500             Derry City *             Irl  (5.000)
Vitória Guimarães        Por  11.243             KF Dukagjini *           Kos  (5.000)
FCSB                     Rom  11.000             Balzan FC *              Mlt  (5.000)
Legia Warsaw             Pol  11.000             FC Santa Coloma *        And   5.000
Rosenborg BK             Nor  11.000             Progrès Niederkorn *     Lux   5.000
Spartak Trnava           Svk  10.500             Beitar Jerusalem         Isr   5.000
AEK Larnaca              Cyp  10.000             Hammarby IF              Swe   4.750
Omonia Nicosia           Cyp  10.000             Kalmar FF                Swe   4.750
F91 Dudelange *          Lux  10.000             Levski Sofia             Bul   4.500
Riga FC *                Lat  10.000             KF Tirana *              Alb  (4.500)
NK Maribor *             Slo   9.500             Inter Club d'Escaldes *  And   4.500
KuPS Kuopio              Fin   9.500             Crusaders Belfast *      Nir   4.500
Haverfordwest County *   Wal  (9.500)            Kauno Zalgiris           Lit   4.500
Neftchi Baku             Azb   9.000             Pogon Szczecin           Pol   4.150
Linfield Belfast *       Nir   8.500             Zalaegerszegi TE         Hun   4.125
Neman Grodno *           Bls  (8.500)            Kecskeméti TE            Hun   4.125
Dila Gori *              Geo  (8.500)            DVSC Debrecen            Hun   4.125
Dundalk *                Irl   8.500             Sepsi OSK                Rom   4.100
Pyunik Yerevan *         Arm   8.000             Gabala FK                Azb   4.000
NK Osijek                Cro   8.000             FK Borac Banja Luka      Bos   4.000
Alashkert FC *           Arm   8.000             CSKA 1948 Sofia          Bul   4.000
Sutjeska Niksic *        Mon   7.500             Sabah FK                 Azb   3.325
Hibernian                Sco   7.280             Ordabasy Shymkent        Kaz   2.525
FK Shkupi *              Mac   7.000             FK Aktobe                Kaz   2.525
Aris Thessaloniki        Gre   7.000             NK Celje                 Slo   2.500
Torpedo Kutaisi *        Geo  (7.000)            FK Auda                  Lat   2.125
Austria Wien             Aut   6.800             Differdange 03           Lux   2.000
RFS Riga *               Lat   6.500             Torpedo Zhodino          Bls   1.975

Before the draw the 90 club(pair)s of the 2nd qualifying round are divided into 9 groups of 10 clubs each. The pairs (2 vs 8), (7 vs 4), (1 vs 6), (10 vs 3), and (5 vs 9) were drawn. See UEFA Europa Conference League 2nd qualifying round draw for more info. The draw groups were as follows:
Group 1
seeded: Djurgårdens IF, NK Rijeka, Vitória Guimarães, F91 Dudelange *, Sutjeska Niksic *
unseeded: FC Luzern, Gzira United *, Europa FC *, FC Santa Coloma *, NK Celje
Group 2
seeded: CFR Cluj, Hapoel Beer-Sheva, Legia Warsaw, DAC Dunajska Streda *, RFS Riga *
unseeded: Adana Demirspor, Vorskla Poltava, Milsami Orhei *, Sabah FK, Ordabasy Shymkent
Group 3
seeded: APOEL Nicosia, Besiktas, FCSB, Neftchi Baku, Alashkert FC *
unseeded: Vojvodina Novi Sad, Dinamo Minsk *, Dinamo Batumi *, DVSC Debrecen, CSKA 1948 Sofia
Group 4
seeded: Bodø/Glimt, Lech Poznan, Spartak Trnava, Pyunik Yerevan *, NK Osijek
unseeded: Bohemians Praha, Kalmar FF, Kauno Zalgiris, Zalaegerszegi TE, FK Auda
Group 5
seeded: Club Brugge, FC Twente Enschede, Rosenborg BK, Dundalk *, Hibernian
unseeded: AGF Aarhus, Connah's Quay *, Hammarby IF, Inter Club d'Escaldes *, Crusaders Belfast *
Group 6
seeded: FC Basel, Viktoria Plzen, NK Maribor *, Shkendija Tetovo *, Austria Wien
unseeded: Tobol Kustanai *, B36 Torshavn *, FC Drita, FK Borac Banja Luka, Differdange 03
Group 7
seeded: Maccabi Tel-Aviv, CSKA Sofia, AEK Larnaca, Aris Thessaloniki, FK Sarajevo *
unseeded: Petrocub Hîncesti, Ararat-Armenia *, Sepsi OSK, FK Aktobe, Torpedo Zhodino
Group 8
seeded: AA Gent, FC Midtjylland, Riga FC *, KuPS Kuopio, Linfield Belfast *
unseeded: Levadia Tallinn *, HB Torshavn *, Progrès Niederkorn *, Pogon Szczecin, Kecskeméti TE
Group 9
seeded: Fenerbahçe, PAOK Thessaloniki, Omonia Nicosia, FC Vaduz *, FK Shkupi *
unseeded: La Fiorita *, NK Domzale *, Beitar Jerusalem, Levski Sofia, Gabala FK

ECL-Q2ch: 2nd Qualifying Round for Champions (16 clubs)
Bye to next round (determined by draw):
Flora Tallinn @1         Est  10.500
Lincoln Red Imps @1      Gib   8.500

Seeded clubs                   coef.             Unseeded clubs                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
Ferencváros @1           Hun  27.000             Buducnost Podgorica @p   Mon   7.500
Shamrock Rovers @1       Irl   9.000             Tre Penne @p             Sma   4.000
The New Saints @1        Wal   9.000             Atlètic Club d'Escald.@p And   1.033
Dinamo Tbilisi @1        Geo   7.500
Partizani Tirana @1      Alb   5.000
Farul Constanta @1       Rom   4.100
Valmieras FK @1          Lat   3.500
FC Ballkani @1           Kos   3.000
Larne FC @1              Nir   3.000
Urartu FC @1             Arm   3.000
Hamrun Spartans @1       Mlt   2.500
Swift Hesperange @1      Lux   1.800
FC Struga @1             Mac   1.100

Clubs eliminated in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League are seeded. Before the draw the 18 club(pair)s are divided into 3 groups of 5 seeded clubs and 1 unseeded club. See UEFA Europa Conference League 2nd qualifying round draw for more info.

The draw for the 3rd qualifying round is made before the results of the 2nd qualifying round are known. Clubs of the 2nd qualifying round are seeded by the highest ranking of the clubs involved. The following lower ranked teams qualified (and are seeded in the draw with the coefficient of their opponent in the 2nd qualifying round): Tobol Kustanai beat FC Basel (53.000), Adana Demirspor beat CFR Cluj (27.500), FC Luzern beat Djurgårdens IF (16.500), Sepsi OSK beat CSKA Sofia (13.000), NK Celje beat Vitória Guimarães (11.243), Gzira United beat F91 Dudelange (10.000), Derry City beat KuPS Kuopio (9.500), Pogon Szczecin beat Linfield Belfast (8.500), KA Akureyri beat Dundalk (8.500), DVSC Debrecen beat Alashkert FC (8.000), FC Santa Coloma beat Sutjeska Niksic (7.500), Levski Sofia beat FK Shkupi (7.000), Sabah FK beat RFS Riga (6.500), Dila Gori beat Vorskla Poltava (6.000), FK Aktobe beat Torpedo Kutaisi (3.500), and Neman Grodno beat Balzan FC (2.500).

ECL-Q3: 3rd Qualifying Round (54 clubs)
Seeded clubs                   coef.             Unseeded clubs                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
Club Brugge **           Bel  54.000             Spartak Trnava **        Svk  10.500
Tobol Kustanai *         Kaz (53.000)            AEK Larnaca **           Cyp  10.000
AZ Alkmaar               Ned  47.500             Omonia Nicosia **        Cyp  10.000
AA Gent **               Bel  37.500             Gzira United *           Mlt (10.000)
Dynamo Kyiv              Ukr  35.000             Riga FC *                Lat  10.000
Fenerbahçe **            Tur  30.000             NK Maribor *             Slo   9.500
Adana Demirspor **       Tur (27.500)            Derry City *             Irl  (9.500)
FC Midtjylland **        Den  25.500             Hajduk Split             Cro   9.000
Partizan Belgrade        Srb  25.500             Neftchi Baku **          Azb   9.000
PAOK Thessaloniki **     Gre  25.000             Pogon Szczecin **        Pol  (8.500)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv **      Isr  24.000             KA Akureyri *            Isl  (8.500)
Viktoria Plzen **        Cze  22.000             Pyunik Yerevan *         Arm   8.000
Bodø/Glimt **            Nor  20.000             NK Osijek **             Cro   8.000
Lech Poznan **           Pol  19.000             DVSC Debrecen **         Hun  (8.000)
Rapid Wien               Aut  18.500             FC Santa Coloma *        And  (7.500)
Hapoel Beer-Sheva **     Isr  17.000             Hearts FC                Sco   7.280
FC Luzern **             Sui (16.500)            Hibernian **             Sco   7.280
APOEL Nicosia **         Cyp  14.500             Levski Sofia **          Bul  (7.000)
Besiktas **              Tur  14.000             Aris Thessaloniki **     Gre   7.000
Sepsi OSK **             Rom (13.000)            Austria Wien **          Aut   6.800
FC Twente Enschede **    Ned  11.980             Sabah FK **              Azb  (6.500)
NK Rijeka **             Cro  11.500             B36 Torshavn *           Far   6.500
FC Arouca                Por  11.243             Dila Gori *              Geo  (6.000)
NK Celje **              Slo (11.243)            SK Brann Bergen          Nor   5.800
FCSB **                  Rom  11.000             FC Nordsjælland          Den   5.565
Legia Warsaw **          Pol  11.000             FK Aktobe **             Kaz  (3.500)
Rosenborg BK **          Nor  11.000             Neman Grodno *           Bls  (2.500)

Before the draw the 54 club(pair)s of the 3rd qualifying round are divided into 3 groups of 8 clubs and 3 groups of 10 clubs. Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn against each other. See UEFA Europa Conference League 3rd qualifying round draw for more info. For the groups with 8 teams the pairs (5 vs 2), (7 vs 1), (4 vs 8), and (3 vs 6) were drawn, and for the groups with 10 teams the pairs (9 vs 4), (3 vs 6), (5 vs 10), (1 vs 7), and (2 vs 8) were drawn. The draw groups were as follows:
Group 1
seeded: Partizan Belgrade, Maccabi Tel-Aviv **, Rapid Wien, CSKA Sofia **
unseeded: AEK Larnaca **, Alashkert FC *, RFS Riga *, Torpedo Kutaisi *
Group 2
seeded: AZ Alkmaar, PAOK Thessaloniki **, Besiktas **, Vitória Guimarães **
unseeded: Hajduk Split, Neftchi Baku **, Sutjeska Niksic *, Balzan FC *
Group 3
seeded: Dynamo Kyiv, FC Midtjylland **, Hapoel Beer-Sheva **, Legia Warsaw **
unseeded: Omonia Nicosia **, FK Shkupi *, Aris Thessaloniki **, Austria Wien **
Group 4
seeded: AA Gent **, CFR Cluj **, Viktoria Plzen **, Djurgårdens IF **, FC Arouca
unseeded: F91 Dudelange *, Linfield Belfast *, NK Osijek **, Hibernian **, SK Brann Bergen
Group 5
seeded: Fenerbahçe **, Club Brugge ** , FC Twente Enschede **, NK Rijeka **, Rosenborg BK **
unseeded: Riga FC *, NK Maribor *, Dundalk *, B36 Torshavn *, Hearts FC
Group 6
seeded: FC Basel **, Bodø/Glimt **, Lech Poznan **, APOEL Nicosia **, FCSB **
unseeded: Spartak Trnava **, KuPS Kuopio **, Pyunik Yerevan *, Vorskla Poltava *, FC Nordsjælland

ECL-Q3ch: 3rd Qualifying Round for Champions (10 clubs)
No seeding                     coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------
Ferencváros @1           Hun  27.000
Flora Tallinn @1         Est  10.500
Lincoln Red Imps @1      Gib   8.500
Partizani Tirana @1      Alb   5.000
Farul Constanta @1       Rom   4.100
Valmieras FK @1          Lat   3.500
FC Ballkani @1           Kos   3.000
Hamrun Spartans @1       Mlt   2.500
Swift Hesperange @1      Lux   1.800
FC Struga @1             Mac   1.100

No teams are seeded for the champions path third qualifying round. Before the draw the 10 club(pair)s of the 3rd qualifying round are divided into a group of 6 clubs and a group of 4 clubs. See UEFA Europa Conference League 3rd qualifying round draw for more info. The draw groups were as follows:
Group 1: Flora Tallinn, Tre Penne/Valmieras FK, Hamrun Spartans/Dinamo Tbilisi, Ferencváros/Shamrock Rovers, Atlètic Club d'Escaldes/Partizani Tirana, Farul Constanta/Urartu FC
Group 2: Lincoln Red Imps, The New Saints/Swift Hesperange, FC Struga/Buducnost Podgorica, FC Ballkani/Larne FC

The draw for the play-off round is made before the results of the 3rd qualifying round are known. Clubs of the 3rd qualifying round are seeded by the highest ranking of the clubs involved. The following lower ranked teams qualified (and are seeded in the draw with the coefficient of their opponent in the 3rd qualifying round): Spartak Trnava beat Lech Poznan (19.000), Levski Sofia beat Hapoel Beer-Sheva (17.000), SK Brann Bergen beat FC Arouca (11.243), FC Nordsjælland beat FCSB (11.000), Hearts FC beat Rosenborg BK (11.000), and Adana Demirspor beat NK Osijek (8.000).

ECL-PO: Play-off Round (34 clubs)
Seeded clubs                   coef.             Unseeded clubs                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
Eintracht Frankfurt      Ger  77.000             Spartak Trnava **        Svk (19.000)
Club Brugge **           Bel  54.000             Osasuna                  Esp  18.599
SC Dnipro-1 &3           Ukr (52.000)            Rapid Wien *3            Aut  18.500
AZ Alkmaar *3            Ned  47.500             Levski Sofia **          Bul (17.000)
Racing Genk &3           Bel (39.000)            APOEL Nicosia **         Cyp  14.500
AA Gent **               Bel  37.500             Besiktas **              Tur  14.000
Dynamo Kyiv *3           Ukr  35.000             FC Twente Enschede **    Ned  11.980
Fenerbahçe **            Tur  30.000             NK Rijeka **             Cro  11.500
Lille OSC                Fra  30.000             SK Brann Bergen *3       Nor (11.243)
FC Midtjylland **        Den  25.500             FC Nordsjælland *3       Den (11.000)
Partizan Belgrade *3     Srb  25.500             Legia Warsaw **          Pol  11.000
PAOK Thessaloniki **     Gre  25.000             Hearts FC *3             Sco (11.000)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv **      Isr  24.000             Adana Demirspor **       Tur  (8.000)
Viktoria Plzen **        Cze  22.000             Hibernian **             Sco   7.280
Aston Villa              Eng  21.914             Tobol Kustanai *         Kaz   6.500
Fiorentina               Ita  20.000             Sepsi OSK **             Rom   4.100
Bodø/Glimt **            Nor  20.000             NK Celje **              Slo   2.500

Before the draw the 34 club(pair)s of the 4th qualifying round are divided into 3 groups of 8 clubs and a group of 10 clubs. Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn against each other. See UEFA Europa Conference League play-off round draw for more info. For the groups with 8 teams the pairs (5 vs 1), (8 vs 4), (3 vs 7), and (2 vs 6) were drawn, and for the groups with 10 teams the pairs (7 vs 5), (9 vs 3), (8 vs 2), (6 vs 1), and (4 vs 10) were drawn. The draw groups were as follows:
Group 1
seeded: Eintracht Frankfurt, Fenerbahçe **, FC Midtjylland **, Bodø/Glimt **
unseeded: Hapoel Beer-Sheva **, FC Twente Enschede **, Legia Warsaw **, Sepsi OSK **
Group 2
seeded: AA Gent **, Dynamo Kyiv *3, Lille OSC, Viktoria Plzen **
unseeded: APOEL Nicosia **, Besiktas **, NK Rijeka **, Tobol Kustanai *
Group 3
seeded: Dnipro-1/Slavia Praha @3, AZ Alkmaar *3, Racing Genk/Olympiakos @3, Aston Villa
unseeded: Lech Poznan **, FC Arouca *3, NK Osijek **, Hibernian **
Group 4
seeded: Club Brugge **, Partizan Belgrade *3, PAOK Thessaloniki **, Maccabi Tel-Aviv **, Fiorentina
unseeded: Osasuna, Rapid Wien *3, FCSB **, Rosenborg BK **, NK Celje **

ECL-POch: Play-off Round for Champions (10 clubs)
Seeded clubs                   coef.             Unseeded clubs                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
BATE Borisov &3          Bls  15.000             Ferencváros @1           Hun  27.000
FK Astana &3             Kaz  14.000             Partizani Tirana @1      Alb   5.000
Zalgiris Vilnius &3      Lit  11.000             Farul Constanta @1       Rom   4.100
HJK Helsinki &3          Fin  11.000             FC Ballkani @1           Kos   3.000
Breidablik &3            Isl   6.000             FC Struga @1             Mac   1.100

Clubs eliminated in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League are seeded. UEFA may form groups for the draw.

Once the play-off round has been completed, the 32 remaining clubs are drawn into eight groups of four. For the purpose of the draw the clubs are divided into 4 pots. All pots are filled according to the club ranking.

ECL-GS: Group Stage (32 clubs)
Pot 1                          coef.             Pot 2                          coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
Eintracht Frankfurt *4   Ger  77.000             PAOK Thessaloniki **     Gre  25.000
Dinamo Zagreb &4         Cro  55.000             Slovan Bratislava &4     Svk  24.500
Club Brugge **           Bel  54.000             Maccabi Tel-Aviv **      Isr  24.000
AZ Alkmaar *3            Ned  47.500             Viktoria Plzen **        Cze  22.000
AA Gent **               Bel  37.500             Aston Villa *4           Eng  21.914
Fenerbahçe **            Tur  30.000             Ludogorets Razgrad  &4   Bul  21.000
Lille OSC *4             Fra  30.000             Fiorentina *4            Ita  20.000
Ferencváros *4           Hun  27.000             Bodø/Glimt **            Nor  20.000


Pot 3                          coef.             Pot 4                          coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
Racing Genk *4           Bel  18.000             Zrinjski Mostar &4       Bos   8.500
Zorya Luhansk &4         Ukr  16.000             KI Klaksvik &4           Far   8.000
FK Astana *4             Kaz  14.000             Aberdeen &4              Sco   8.000
Besiktas **              Tur  14.000             Cukaricki Belgrade &4    Srb   6.475
HJK Helsinki *4          Fin  11.000             FC Lugano &4             Sui   6.335
Legia Warsaw **          Pol  11.000             Breidablik *4            Isl   6.000
Spartak Trnava *4        Svk  10.500             FC Nordsjælland *3       Den   5.565
Olimpija Ljubljana &4    Slo   9.000             FC Ballkani @1           Kos   3.000

Clubs from the same association will not be drawn into the same group and are paired to play on separate days as much as possible. The groups A-D are assigned a red colour and the groups E-H are blue. When a paired club is drawn into a group the other paired club can only be drawn into a group with another colour.

A computer draw determines the fixtures such that each club plays one home and one away match against each other club in its group. A club does not play more than two home or two away matches in a row and each club plays one home match and one away match on the first two matchdays and the last two matchdays.

The eight group-winners of the group stage qualify for the round of 16. The eight runners-up of the group stage qualify for the knockout round play-offs. The clubs that finish this stage in 3rd and 4th position in their group are eliminated.

For the knockout round play-offs, the runners-up of the Europa Conference League are seeded above the third-placed teams of the Europa League Clubs from the same association can not be drawn against each other.

ECL-KO: Knockout round play-offs (16 clubs)
2nd in ECL group                                 3rd in EL group
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
Slovan Bratislava &4     Svk  24.500             Olympiakos Piraeus #     Gre  39.000
AA Gent **               Bel  37.500             Ajax #                   Ned  89.000
Dinamo Zagreb &4         Cro  55.000             Real Betis #             Esp  37.000
Bodø/Glimt **            Nor  20.000             Sturm Graz #             Aut  12.500
Legia Warsaw **          Pol  11.000             Union Saint-Gilloise #   Bel  19.000
Ferencváros *4           Hun  27.000             Maccabi Haifa #          Isr  13.000
Eintracht Frankfurt *4   Ger  77.000             Servette FC Genève #     Sui   6.335
Ludogorets Razgrad  &4   Bul  21.000             Molde FK #               Nor  24.000

For the round of 16, the group winners are seeded above the eight winners of the knockout round play-offs. Clubs from the same association can not be drawn against each other.

ECL-R16: Round of 16 (16 clubs)
1st in ECL group                                 winner of knockout round play-offs
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
Club Brugge **           Bel  54.000             Ajax #                   Ned  89.000
Fenerbahçe **            Tur  30.000             Dinamo Zagreb &4         Cro  55.000
Lille OSC *4             Fra  30.000             Olympiakos Piraeus #     Gre  39.000
PAOK Thessaloniki **     Gre  25.000             Molde FK #               Nor  24.000
Maccabi Tel-Aviv **      Isr  24.000             Union Saint-Gilloise #   Bel  19.000
Viktoria Plzen **        Cze  22.000             Maccabi Haifa #          Isr  13.000
Aston Villa *4           Eng  21.914             Sturm Graz #             Aut  12.500
Fiorentina *4            Ita  20.000             Servette FC Genève #     Sui   6.335

For the draw of the quarter-finals and semi-finals no clubs will be seeded.

KEY:

*=club started in 1st qualifying round
**=club started in 2nd qualifying round
*3=club started in 3rd qualifying round
*4=club started in play-off round
@p=club eliminated in CL preliminary round
@1=club eliminated in CL 1st qualifying round
&3=club eliminated in EL 3rd qualifying round
&4=club eliminated in EL play-off round
#=qualified for knockout round play-offs from group stage of the Europa League
*!=Russian clubs are suspended

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