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The 2009-10 UEFA Europa League was the 1st season of the competition replacing the UEFA Cup. Over the course of the season, nearly 200 teams from 53 UEFA member associations participated in the 2009-10 UEFA Europa League.

QualifyingEdit

The 2009-10 competition had 4 qualification rounds to reach the group stage.

New non-UCL teams Teams in
Europa League
New teams from UCL
1st
Qualifying
46 teams >>>    46 teams  
2nd
Qualifying
57 teams >>>
 
   23 winners from 1st Q
   57 new teams
   -—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—
   80 teams
 
3rd
Qualifying
30 teams >>>
 
   40 winners from 2nd Q
   30 new teams
   -—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—
   70 teams
 
Play-offs 26 teams >>>
 
 
   35 winners from 3rd Q
   26 new teams
   15 UCL teams
   -—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—
   76 teams
 
<<< 15 losing teams from 3rd Qualifying Round
Group Stage    38 winners from Play-offs
   10 UCL teams
   -—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—
   48 teams
<<< 10 losing teams from Play-off Round
Knockout Stage    12 Group Stage winners
   12 Group Stage runners-up
     8 UCL teams
   -—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—
   32 teams
 
<<< 8 third place Group Stage teams

Group StageEdit

The 48 teams form 12 groups of 4 teams, playing a home and away series.

Knockout StageEdit

The top 2 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
   AUT AUT   Salzburg
   BEL BEL   Anderlecht
  Club Brugge
  Standard Liège 3
  Anderlecht
 
  Standard Liège 3
 
 
  Standard Liège 3
   DEN DEN   Copenhagen
   ENG ENG   Everton
  Fulham
  Liverpool 3
 
  Fulham
  Liverpool 3
 
  Fulham
  Liverpool 3
 
  Fulham
  Liverpool 3
 
  Fulham
   FRA FRA   Lille
  Marseille 3
  Lille
  Marseille 3
   GER GER   Hamburg
  Hertha Berlin
  Werder Bremen
  Wolfsburg 3
  Hamburg
 
  Werder Bremen
  Wolfsburg 3
  Hamburg
 
 
  Wolfsburg 3
  Hamburg
   GRE GRE   Panathinaikos   Panathinaikos
   ITA ITA   Juventus 3
  Roma
  Juventus 3
   ISR ISR   Hapoel Tel Aviv
   NED NED   Ajax
  PSV Eindhoven
  Twente
   POR POR   Benfica
  Sporting Lisbon
  Benfica
  Sporting Lisbon
  Benfica
   ROU ROU   Unirea Urziceni 3
   RUS RUS   Rubin Kazan 3   Rubin Kazan 3
   ESP ESP   Athletic Bilbao
  Atlético Madrid 3
  Valencia
  Villarreal
 
  Atlético Madrid 3
  Valencia
 
  Atlético Madrid 3
  Valencia
 
  Atlético Madrid 3
 
  Atlético Madrid 3
   TUR TUR   Fenerbahçe
  Galatasaray
   UKR UKR   Shakhtar Donetsk

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
   DEN   Copenhagen
   FRA   Marseille 3    FRA   Marseille 3
   POR   Benfica    POR   Benfica    POR   Benfica
   GER   Hertha Berlin
   ROU   Unirea 3
   ENG   Liverpool 3    ENG   Liverpool 3    ENG   Liverpool 3    ENG   Liverpool 3
   FRA   Lille    FRA   Lille
   TUR   Fenerbahçe
   ENG   Everton
   POR   Sporting    POR   Sporting
   ESP   Atlético Madrid 3    ESP   Atlético Madrid 3    ESP   Atlético Madrid 3    ESP   Atlético Madrid 3    ESP   Atlético Madrid 3
  (CHAMPIONS)
   TUR   Galatasaray
   BEL   Club Brugge
   ESP   Valencia    ESP   Valencia    ESP   Valencia
   GER   Werder Bremen    GER   Werder Bremen
   NED   Twente
   ISR   Hapoel Tel Aviv
   RUS   Rubin Kazan 3    RUS   Rubin Kazan 3
   GER   Wolfsburg 3    GER   Wolfsburg 3    GER   Wolfsburg 3
   ESP   Villarreal
   UKR   Shakhtar
   ENG   Fulham    ENG   Fulham    ENG   Fulham    ENG   Fulham    ENG   Fulham
   ITA   Juventus 3    ITA   Juventus 3
   NED   Ajax
   ESP   Athletic Bilbao
   BEL   Anderlecht    BEL   Anderlecht
   GER   Hamburg    GER   Hamburg    GER   Hamburg    GER   Hamburg
   NED   PSV Eindhoven
   AUT   Salzburg
   BEL   Standard Liège 3    BEL   Standard Liège 3    BEL   Standard Liège 3
   GRE   Panathinaikos    GRE   Panathinaikos
   ITA   Roma

³ Third place finishers in UEFA Champions League Group Stage

FinalEdit

The final this season was played at Volksparkstadion, Hamburg where Atlético Madrid defeated Fulham.


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