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The 2012-13 UEFA Europa League was the 4th 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 2012-13 UEFA Europa League.

QualifyingEdit

The 2012-13 competition had 4 qualification rounds to reach the group stage. As current UEFA Europa League titleholder, Atlético Madrid automatically qualify for this season's group stage.

New non-UCL teams Teams in
Europa League
New teams from UCL
1st
Qualifying
74 teams >>>    74 teams  
2nd
Qualifying
43 teams >>>
 
   37 winners from 1st Q
   43 new teams
   -—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—
   80 teams
 
3rd
Qualifying
18 teams >>>
 
   40 winners from 2nd Q
   18 new teams
   -—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—
   58 teams
 
Play-offs 19 teams >>>
 
 
   29 winners from 3rd Q
   19 new teams
   14 UCL teams
   -—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—
   62 teams
 
<<< 14 losing teams from 3rd Qualifying Round
Group Stage 7 teams >>>
 
 
   31 winners from Play-offs
     6 new teams
     1 champion
   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
   BLR BLR   BATE Borisov 3
   BEL BEL   Genk
   CZE CZE   Sparta Prague
  Viktoria Plzeň
 
  Viktoria Plzeň
   ENG ENG   Chelsea 3
  Liverpool
  Newcastle United
  Tottenham
  Chelsea 3
 
  Newcastle United
  Tottenham
  Chelsea 3
 
  Newcastle United
  Tottenham
  Chelsea 3   Chelsea 3
   FRA FRA   Bordeaux
  Lyon
  Bordeaux
   GER GER   Bayer Leverkusen
  Hannover
  Mönchengladbach
  Stuttgart
 
 
 
  Stuttgart
   GRE GRE   Olympiacos 3
   ITA ITA   Inter Milan
  Lazio
  Napoli
  Inter Milan
  Lazio
 
  Lazio
   NED NED   Ajax 3
   POR POR   Benfica 3   Benfica 3   Benfica 3   Benfica 3   Benfica 3
   ROU ROU   CFR Cluj 3
  Steaua București
 
  Steaua București
   RUS RUS   Anji
  Rubin Kazan
  Zenit 3
  Anji
  Rubin Kazan
  Zenit 3
 
  Rubin Kazan
   ESP ESP   Atlético Madrid
  Levante
 
  Levante
   SUI SUI   Basel   Basel   Basel   Basel
   TUR TUR   Fenerbahçe   Fenerbahçe   Fenerbahçe   Fenerbahçe
   UKR UKR   Dnipro
  Dynamo Kyiv 3
  Metalist Kharkiv

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
   ROU   CFR Cluj 3
   ITA   Inter Milan    ITA   Inter Milan
   ENG   Tottenham    ENG   Tottenham    ENG   Tottenham
   FRA   Lyon
   UKR   Dnipro
   SUI   Basel    SUI   Basel    SUI   Basel    SUI   Basel
   RUS   Zenit 3    RUS   Zenit 3
   ENG   Liverpool
   NED   Ajax 3
   ROU   Steaua    ROU   Steaua
   ENG   Chelsea 3    ENG   Chelsea 3    ENG   Chelsea 3    ENG   Chelsea 3    ENG   Chelsea 3
  (CHAMPIONS)
   CZE   Sparta Prague
   ESP   Atlético Madrid
   RUS   Rubin Kazan    RUS   Rubin Kazan    RUS   Rubin Kazan
   ESP   Levante    ESP   Levante
   GRE   Olympiacos 3
   GER   Hannover
   RUS   Anji    RUS   Anji
   ENG   Newcastle    ENG   Newcastle    ENG   Newcastle
   UKR   Metalist Kharkiv
   GER   Leverkusen
   POR   Benfica 3    POR   Benfica 3    POR   Benfica 3    POR   Benfica 3    POR   Benfica 3
   FRA   Bordeaux    FRA   Bordeaux
   UKR   Dynamo Kyiv 3
   ITA   Napoli
   CZE   Viktoria Plzeň    CZE   Viktoria Plzeň
   TUR   Fenerbahçe    TUR   Fenerbahçe    TUR   Fenerbahçe    TUR   Fenerbahçe
   BLR   BATE Borisov 3
   GER   Gladbach
   ITA   Lazio    ITA   Lazio    ITA   Lazio
   GER   Stuttgart    GER   Stuttgart
   BEL   Genk

³ Third place finishers in UEFA Champions League Group Stage

FinalEdit

The final this season was played at Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam where Chelsea defeated Benfica.


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