2018–19 UEFA Europa League knockout phase

international football competition

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 teamsEdit

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-upEdit

Group Winners
(seeded in round of 32 draw)
Runners-up
(unseeded in round of 32 draw)
A   Bayer Leverkusen   Zürich
B   Red Bull Salzburg   Celtic
C   Zenit Saint Petersburg   Slavia Prague
D   Dinamo Zagreb   Fenerbahçe
E   Arsenal   Sporting CP
F   Real Betis   Olympiacos
G   Villarreal   Rapid Wien
H   Eintracht Frankfurt   Lazio
I   Genk   Malmö FF
J   Sevilla   Krasnodar
K   Dynamo Kyiv   Rennes
L   Chelsea   BATE Borisov

Champions League group stage third-placed teamsEdit

Seed Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Seeding
1 C   Napoli 6 2 3 1 7 5 +2 9 Seeded in round of 32 draw
2 H   Valencia 6 2 2 2 6 6 0 8
3 B   Inter Milan 6 2 2 2 6 7 −1 8
4 E   Benfica 6 2 1 3 6 11 −5 7
5 G   Viktoria Plzeň 6 2 1 3 7 16 −9 7 Unseeded in round of 32 draw
6 A   Club Brugge 6 1 3 2 6 5 +1 6
7 F   Shakhtar Donetsk 6 1 3 2 8 16 −8 6
8 D   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]

BracketEdit

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

Round of 32Edit

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

SummaryEdit

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   2–4   Dinamo Zagreb 2–1 0–3
Club Brugge   2–5   Red Bull Salzburg 2–1 0–4
Rapid Wien   0–5   Inter Milan 0–1 0–4
Slavia Prague   4–1   Genk 0–0 4–1
Krasnodar   1–1 (a)   Bayer Leverkusen 0–0 1–1
Zürich   1–5   Napoli 1–3 0–2
Malmö FF   1–5   Chelsea 1–2 0–3
Shakhtar Donetsk   3–6   Eintracht Frankfurt 2–2 1–4
Celtic   0–3   Valencia 0–2 0–1
Rennes   6–4   Real Betis 3–3 3–1
Olympiacos   2–3   Dynamo Kyiv 2–2 0–1
Lazio   0–3   Sevilla 0–1 0–2
Fenerbahçe   2–3   Zenit Saint Petersburg 1–0 1–3
Sporting CP   1–2   Villarreal 0–1 1–1
BATE Borisov   1–3   Arsenal 1–0 0–3
Galatasaray   1–2   Benfica 1–2 0–0


MatchesEdit

Viktoria Plzeň  2–1  Dinamo Zagreb
Report
Dinamo Zagreb  3–0  Viktoria Plzeň
Report
Attendance: 25,860[7]

Dinamo Zagreb won 4–2 on aggregate.


Club Brugge  2–1  Red Bull Salzburg
Report
Red Bull Salzburg  4–0  Club Brugge
Report

Red Bull Salzburg won 5–2 on aggregate.


Rapid Wien  0–1  Inter Milan
Report
Attendance: 23,850[10]
Inter Milan  4–0  Rapid Wien
Report
Attendance: 32,158[11]

Inter Milan won 5–0 on aggregate.


Slavia Prague  0–0  Genk
Report
Attendance: 18,125[12]
Genk  1–4  Slavia Prague
Report
Attendance: 13,688[13]

Slavia Prague won 4–1 on aggregate.


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

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


Zürich  1–3  Napoli
Report
Attendance: 24,000[16]
Napoli  2–0  Zürich
Report

Napoli won 5–1 on aggregate.


Malmö FF  1–2  Chelsea
Report
Attendance: 20,312[18]
Chelsea  3–0  Malmö FF
Report
Attendance: 39,813[19]

Chelsea won 5–1 on aggregate.


Shakhtar Donetsk  2–2  Eintracht Frankfurt
Report
Eintracht Frankfurt  4–1  Shakhtar Donetsk
Report
Attendance: 47,000[21]

Eintracht Frankfurt won 6–3 on aggregate.


Celtic  0–2  Valencia
Report
Attendance: 57,430[22]
Valencia  1–0  Celtic
Report
Attendance: 36,619[23]

Valencia won 3–0 on aggregate.


Rennes  3–3  Real Betis
Report
Real Betis  1–3  Rennes
Report

Rennes won 6–4 on aggregate.


Olympiacos  2–2  Dynamo Kyiv
Report
Dynamo Kyiv  1–0  Olympiacos
Report

Dynamo Kyiv won 3–2 on aggregate.


Lazio  0–1  Sevilla
Report
Attendance: 19,766[28]
Sevilla  2–0  Lazio
Report

Sevilla won 3–0 on aggregate.


Fenerbahçe  1–0  Zenit Saint Petersburg
Report
Zenit Saint Petersburg  3–1  Fenerbahçe
Report

Zenit Saint Petersburg won 3–2 on aggregate.


Sporting CP  0–1  Villarreal
Report
Villarreal  1–1  Sporting CP
Report

Villarreal won 2–1 on aggregate.


BATE Borisov  1–0  Arsenal
Report
Attendance: 12,527[34]
Arsenal  3–0  BATE Borisov
Report

Arsenal won 3–1 on aggregate.


Galatasaray  1–2  Benfica
Report
Benfica  0–0  Galatasaray
Report
Attendance: 49,545[37]

Benfica won 2–1 on aggregate.

Round of 16Edit

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

SummaryEdit

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   8–0   Dynamo Kyiv 3–0 5–0
Eintracht Frankfurt   1–0   Inter Milan 0–0 1–0
Dinamo Zagreb   1–3   Benfica 1–0 0–3 (aet)
Napoli   4–3   Red Bull Salzburg 3–0 1–3
Valencia   3–2   Krasnodar 2–1 1–1
Sevilla   5–6   Slavia Prague 2–2 3–4 (aet)
Rennes   3–4[A]   Arsenal 3–1 0–3
Zenit Saint Petersburg   2–5   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.

MatchesEdit

Chelsea  3–0  Dynamo Kyiv
Report
Attendance: 37,280[39]
Dynamo Kyiv  0–5  Chelsea
Report

Chelsea won 8–0 on aggregate.


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

Eintracht Frankfurt won 1–0 on aggregate.


Dinamo Zagreb  1–0  Benfica
Report
Attendance: 29,704[43]
Benfica  3–0 (a.e.t.)  Dinamo Zagreb
Report
Attendance: 47,808[44]

Benfica won 3–1 on aggregate.


Napoli  3–0  Red Bull Salzburg
Report
Red Bull Salzburg  3–1  Napoli
Report

Napoli won 4–3 on aggregate.


Valencia  2–1  Krasnodar
Report
Attendance: 36,274[47]
Krasnodar  1–1  Valencia
Report

Valencia won 3–2 on aggregate.


Sevilla  2–2  Slavia Prague
Report
Slavia Prague  4–3 (a.e.t.)  Sevilla
Report
Attendance: 19,020[50]

Slavia Prague won 6–5 on aggregate.


Rennes  3–1  Arsenal
Report
Attendance: 29,100[51]
Arsenal  3–0  Rennes
Report
Attendance: 59,453[52]

Arsenal won 4–3 on aggregate.


Zenit Saint Petersburg  1–3  Villarreal
Report
Villarreal  2–1  Zenit Saint Petersburg
Report

Villarreal won 5–2 on aggregate.

Quarter-finalsEdit

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

SummaryEdit

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   3–0[A]   Napoli 2–0 1–0
Villarreal   1–5   Valencia 1–3 0–2
Benfica   4–4 (a)   Eintracht Frankfurt 4–2 0–2
Slavia Prague   3–5   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.

MatchesEdit

Arsenal  2–0  Napoli
Report
Napoli  0–1  Arsenal
Report
Attendance: 39,438[57]

Arsenal won 3–0 on aggregate.


Villarreal  1–3  Valencia
Report
Valencia  2–0  Villarreal
Report
Attendance: 26,403[59]

Valencia won 5–1 on aggregate.


Benfica  4–2  Eintracht Frankfurt
Report
Attendance: 54,175[60]
Eintracht Frankfurt  2–0  Benfica
Report
Attendance: 48,000[61]

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


Slavia Prague  0–1  Chelsea
Report
Attendance: 17,484[62]
Chelsea  4–3  Slavia Prague
Report
Attendance: 38,326[63]

Chelsea won 5–3 on aggregate.

Semi-finalsEdit

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

SummaryEdit

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   7–3   Valencia 3–1 4–2
Eintracht Frankfurt   2–2 (3–4 p)   Chelsea 1–1 1–1 (aet)


MatchesEdit

Arsenal  3–1  Valencia
Report
Attendance: 58,969[64]
Valencia  2–4  Arsenal
Report
Attendance: 44,481[65]

Arsenal won 7–3 on aggregate.


Eintracht Frankfurt  1–1  Chelsea
Report
Chelsea  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Eintracht Frankfurt
Report
Penalties
4–3
Attendance: 36,070[67]

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

FinalEdit

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  4–1  Arsenal
report
Attendance: 51,370[68]

NotesEdit

  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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