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Is there a round of 32 in the Europa League?

Is there a round of 32 in the Europa League?

Starting from this season, the Europa League group stage has been truncated to eight groups. Instead of a round of 32, the eight second-placed teams will meet one of the eight sides finishing third in their respective Champions League groups in a two-legged play-off round in February.

How does the round of 32 work in Europa League?

Each match is known as a ‘leg’, with the group winners hosting the second leg in the Round of 32. The team that scores more goals over the two legs advances to the next round. If the aggregate score is level after both legs, the away goals rule is applied.

Is the Europa League round of 32 two legs?

Each tie in the knockout phase, apart from the final, is played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home.

How does the Europa League last 32 draw work?

In the draw for the round of 32, the twelve group winners and the four third-placed teams from the Champions League group stage with the better group records are seeded, and the twelve group runners-up and the other four third-placed teams from the Champions League group stage are unseeded.

Are Lyon in the Europa League?

Lyon | Squad | UEFA Europa League 2021/22 |

Why is Barcelona in the Europa League?

The Europa League will award the tournament winner with a place in next season’s Champions League. So Barcelona will be plenty incentivized to make a run for a trophy that will get them back to where the club expects to be.

What is the format of the Europa League?

The UEFA Europa League Knockout Phase consists of five rounds: the Round of 32, Round of 16, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, and the Final. The Round of 32, Round of 16, Quarter-Finals, and Semi-Finals are played under a two legged knockout system (home and away basis).

What happens if you finish 3rd in Europa League?

There is another option, which if you finish 3rd in the UEFA Champions League Group Stage, you will qualify for the last 32 in the Europa League, and the 3rd option is when a club which being eliminated from the UEFA Champions League 3rd round (Into the UEFA Europa League Playoff Round).

Has Barcelona played Europa League before?

Being primarily a Champions League side in recent history, the Europa League has flown beneath Barca’s radar, but they are no strangers to the old format at least. Barcelona’s first appearance in the competition came in the 1972/73 season, starting a run of five consecutive seasons at this level.

When was the Europa League round of 32 draw?

The UEFA Europa League round of 32 draw took place on Monday 14 December. When and where was the draw? The draw took place on Monday 14 December at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.

What is the history of the Europa League?

The competition has been known as the Europa League since the 2009–10 season, following a change in format. The 2009 re-branding included a merge with the UEFA Intertoto Cup, producing an enlarged competition format, with an expanded group stage and a change in qualifying criteria.

Is the UEFA Europa League the same as the Europa League?

It is not to be confused with Euro league, European league, UEFA Nations League, UEFA Europa Conference League, or UEFA leagues. The UEFA Europa League (abbreviated as UEL) is an annual football club competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for eligible European football clubs.

What happens in the second leg of the Europa League?

The seeded teams play at home in the second legs. No team can play a club from their UEFA Europa League group or a side from the same national association. Based on the decision taken by the UEFA Executive Committee, teams from Russia and Ukraine cannot be drawn together. When do ties take place?