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The 2008-09 UEFA Cup was the last season of the competition. It was replaced by the UEFA Europa League in 2009/10. Over the course of the season, nearly 160 teams from 53 UEFA member associations participated in the 2008-09 UEFA Cup.

QualifyingEdit

The UEFA Cup had 3 qualification rounds to reach the group stage.

New non-Intertoto or UCL teams Teams in
UEFA Cup
New teams from Intertoto or UCL
1st
Qualifying
74 teams >>>    74 teams  
2nd
Qualifying
16 teams >>>
 
 
   37 winners from 1st Q
   16 new teams
   11 Intertoto Cup teams
   -—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—
   64 teams
 
<<< 11 Intertoto Cup 3rd Round winners
1st Round 32 teams >>>
 
 
   32 winners from 2nd Q
   32 new teams
   16 UCL teams
   -—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—
   80 teams
 
<<< 16 losing teams from 3rd Qualifying Round
Group Stage    40 winners from 1st Round
Knockout Stage      8 Group Stage winners
     8 Group Stage runners-up
     8 Group Stage third place
     8 UCL teams
   -—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—
   32 teams
 
 
<<< 8 third place Group Stage teams

Group StageEdit

The 40 teams form 8 groups of 5 teams, playing 2 home and 2 away matches.

Knockout StageEdit

The top 3 teams from each group are joined by the 8 third-place finishers (indicated by ³) from each group of the UEFA Champions League to form a 32 team knockout stage. Each team play two matches against each other on a home-and-away basis.

Country Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
   BEL BEL   Standard Liège
   DEN DEN   Aalborg BK 3
  Copenhagen
  Aalborg BK 3
   ENG ENG   Aston Villa
  Manchester City
  Tottenham
 
  Manchester City
 
  Manchester City
   FRA FRA   Bordeaux 3
  Marseille 3
  PSG
  St-Étienne
 
  Marseille 3
  PSG
  St-Étienne
 
  Marseille 3
  PSG
   GER GER   Hamburg
  Stuttgart
  Werder Bremen 3
  Wolfsburg
  Hamburg
 
  Werder Bremen 3
  Hamburg
 
  Werder Bremen 3
  Hamburg
 
  Werder Bremen 3
 
 
  Werder Bremen 3
   GRE GRE   Olympiacos
   ITA ITA   AC Milan
  Fiorentina 3
  Sampdoria
  Udinese
 
 
 
  Udinese
 
 
 
  Udinese
   NED NED   Ajax
  NEC Nijmegen
  Twente
  Ajax
   POL POL   Lech Poznań
   POR POR   Braga   Braga
   RUS RUS   CSKA Moscow
  Zenit 3
  CSKA Moscow
  Zenit 3
   ESP ESP   Deportivo
  Valencia
   TUR TUR   Galatasaray   Galatasaray
   UKR UKR   Dynamo Kyiv 3
  Metalist Kharkiv
  Shakhtar Donetsk 3
  Dynamo Kyiv 3
  Metalist Kharkiv
  Shakhtar Donetsk 3
  Dynamo Kyiv 3
 
  Shakhtar Donetsk 3
  Dynamo Kyiv 3
 
  Shakhtar Donetsk 3
 
 
  Shakhtar Donetsk 3

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
   BEL   Standard Liège
   POR   Braga    POR   Braga
   FRA   PSG    FRA   PSG    FRA   PSG
   GER   Wolfsburg
   ESP   Valencia
   UKR Dynamo Kyiv 3    UKR   Dynamo Kyiv 3    UKR   Dynamo Kyiv 3    UKR   Dynamo Kyiv 3
   UKR   Metalist Kharkiv    UKR   Metalist Kharkiv
   ITA   Sampdoria
   ENG   Aston Villa
   RUS   CSKA Moscow    RUS   CSKA Moscow
   UKR   Shakhtar 3    UKR   Shakhtar 3    UKR   Shakhtar 3    UKR   Shakhtar 3    UKR   Shakhtar 3
  (CHAMPIONS)
   ENG   Tottenham
   NED   Twente
   FRA   Marseille 3    FRA   Marseille 3    FRA   Marseille 3
   NED   Ajax    NED   Ajax
   ITA   Fiorentina 3
   GER   Stuttgart
   RUS   Zenit 3    RUS   Zenit 3
   ITA   Udinese    ITA   Udinese    ITA   Udinese
   POL   Lech Poznań
   ITA   AC Milan
   GER   Bremen 3    GER   Bremen 3    GER   Bremen 3    GER   Bremen 3    GER   Bremen 3
   FRA   St-Étienne    FRA   St-Étienne
   GRE   Olympiacos
   FRA   Bordeaux 3
   TUR   Galatasaray    TUR   Galatasaray
   GER   Hamburg    GER   Hamburg    GER   Hamburg    GER   Hamburg
   NED   NEC Nijmegen
   DEN   Copenhagen
   ENG   Manchester City    ENG   Manchester City    ENG   Manchester City
   DEN   Aalborg BK 3    DEN   Aalborg BK 3
   ESP   Deportivo

³ Third place finishers in UEFA Champions League Group Stage

FinalEdit

The final this season was played at Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Istanbul where Shakhtar Donetsk defeated Werder Bremen.