UEFA Champions League Rejects in the UEFA Cup


This file lists the seasonwise performances (since the 1999/00 season) of the clubs which finished third in the UEFA Champions League group stage, starting from the third round (1/16 Finals) of the UEFA Cup (c.q. Europa League).
Note that clubs eliminated in the final qualifying round for the UEFA Champions League, which enter the UEFA Cup (at a much earlier stage) since the 1996/97 season are not included.
The clubs which entered the tournament after finishing third in the UEFA Champions League group stage are listed in bold.

1999/00

Third Round
Udinese               - Bayer Leverkusen      0-1  2-1   
Arsenal               - Nantes                3-0  3-3        
Rangers               - Borussia Dortmund     2-0  0-2   1-3p
Parma                 - Sturm Graz            2-1  3-3        
Olympiakos            - Juventus              1-3  2-1
Spartak Moskva        - Leeds United          2-1  0-1
Bologna               - Galatasaray           1-1  1-2
 
Fourth Round
Borussia Dortmund     - Galatasaray           0-2  0-0
Arsenal               - Deportivo La Coruña   5-1  1-2
 
Quarterfinals
Arsenal               - Werder Bremen         2-0  4-2
RCD Mallorca          - Galatasaray           1-4  1-2
 
Semifinals
Galatasaray           - Leeds United          2-0  2-2
Arsenal               - Lens                  1-0  2-1
 
Final
Galatasaray           - Arsenal               0-0        4-1p

2000/01

Third Round
Bayer Leverkusen      - AEK Athinai           4-4  0-2
Shakhtar Donetsk      - Celta Vigo            0-0  0-1
Olympiakos            - Liverpool             2-2  0-2
Rangers               - Kaiserslautern        1-0  0-3
Roma                  - Hamburger SV          1-0  3-0
CD Alavés             - Rosenborg             1-1  3-1
PSV Eindhoven         - PAOK Thessaloniki     3-0  1-0
Club Brugge           - Barcelona             0-2  1-1
 
Fourth Round
AEK Athinai           - Barcelona             0-1  0-5
PSV Eindhoven         - Parma                 2-1  2-3
 
Quarterfinals
Kaiserslautern        - PSV Eindhoven         1-0  1-0
Barcelona             - Celta Vigo            2-1  2-3
 
Semifinals
Barcelona             - Liverpool             0-0  0-1

2001/02

Third Round
Hapoel Tel-Aviv       - Lokomotiv Moskva      2-1  1-0
FC København          - Borussia Dortmund     0-1  0-1
Slovan Liberec        - RCD Mallorca          3-1  2-1
PAOK Thessaloniki     - PSV Eindhoven         3-2  1-4
Valencia              - Celtic                1-0  0-1   5-4p
Club Brugge           - Olympique Lyonnais    4-1  0-3
Fiorentina            - Lille OSC             0-1  0-2
Feyenoord             - Freiburg              1-0  2-2
 
Fourth Round
Lille OSC             - Borussia Dortmund     1-1  0-0
PSV Eindhoven         - Leeds United          0-0  1-0
Olympique Lyonnais    - Slovan Liberec        1-1  1-4
Rangers               - Feyenoord             1-1  2-3
 
Quarterfinals
PSV Eindhoven         - Feyenoord             1-1  1-1   4-5p
Slovan Liberec        - Borussia Dortmund     0-0  0-4
 
Semifinals
Internazionale        - Feyenoord             0-1  2-2
Borussia Dortmund     - Milan                 4-0  1-3
 
Final
Feyenoord             - Borussia Dortmund     3-2

2002/03

Third Round
Real Betis            - AJ Auxerre            1-0  0-2
Vitesse Arnhem        - Liverpool             0-1  0-1
AEK Athinai           - Maccabi Haifa         4-0  4-1
Denizlispor           - Olympique Lyonnais    0-0  1-0
Besiktas JK           - Dynamo Kyiv           3-1  0-0
FC Porto              - RC Lens               3-0  0-1
Club Brugge           - VfB Stuttgart         1-2  0-1
 
Fourth Round
Málaga                - AEK Athinai           0-0  1-0
AJ Auxerre            - Liverpool             0-1  0-2
 
Quarterfinals
Celtic                - Liverpool             1-1  2-0

2003/04

Third Round
Celtic                - FK Teplice            3-0  0-1
FC Sochaux            - Internazionale        2-2  0-0
Perugia               - PSV Eindhoven         0-0  1-3
Galatasaray           - Villarreal            2-2  0-3
AJ Auxerre            - Panathinaikos         0-0  1-0
Olympique Marseille   - Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1-0  0-0
Valencia              - Besiktas              3-2  2-0
Club Brugge           - Debreceni VSC         1-0  0-0
 
Fourth Round
Celtic                - FC Barcelona          1-0  0-0
Benfica               - Internazionale        0-0  3-4
AJ Auxerre            - PSV Eindhoven         1-1  0-3
Liverpool             - Olympique Marseille   1-1  1-2
Bordeaux              - Club Brugge           3-1  1-0
 
Quarterfinals
Olympique Marseille   - Internazionale        1-0  1-0
Celtic                - Villarreal            1-1  0-2
PSV Eindhoven         - Newcastle United      1-1  1-2
 
Semifinals
Newcastle United      - Olympique Marseille   0-0  0-2
 
Final
Valencia              - Olympique Marseille   2-0

2004/05

Third Round
Olympiakos            - FC Sochaux            1-0  1-0
Dynamo Kyiv           - Villarreal            0-0  0-2
Ajax                  - Auxerre               1-0  1-3
Fenerbahçe SK         - Real Zaragoza         0-1  1-2
Panathinaikos         - Sevilla               1-0  0-2
Shakhtar Donetsk      - Schalke 04            1-1  1-0
Valencia              - Steaua Bucuresti      2-0  0-2   3-4p
CSKA Moskva           - Benfica               2-0  1-1
 
Fourth Round
Olympiakos            - Newcastle United      1-3  0-4
Shakhtar Donetsk      - AZ Alkmaar            1-3  1-2
Partizan Beograd      - CSKA Moskva           1-1  0-2
 
Quarterfinals
CSKA Moskva           - AJ Auxerre            4-0  0-2
 
Semifinals
Parma                 - CSKA Moskva           0-0  0-3
 
Final
Sporting CP Lisboa    - CSKA Moskva           1-3

2005/06

Third Round
Club Brugge           - Roma                  1-2  1-2
FC Thun               - Hamburger SV          1-0  0-2
Udinese               - Lens                  3-0  0-1
Lille OSC             - Shakhtar Donetsk      3-2  0-0
Schalke 04            - RCD Espanyol          2-1  3-0
Rosenborg             - Zenit Sankt-Peterburg 0-2  1-2
Real Betis            - AZ Alkmaar            2-0  1-2
Artmedia Bratislava   - Levski Sofia          0-1  0-2
 
Fourth Round
Udinese               - Levski Sofia          0-0  1-2
Lille OSC             - Sevilla               1-0  0-2
Palermo               - Schalke 04            1-0  0-3
Steaua Bucuresti      - Real Betis            0-0  3-0
 
Quarterfinals
Levski Sofia          - Schalke 04            1-3  1-1
 
Semifinals
Schalke 04            - Sevilla               0-0  0-1

2006/07

Third Round
Werder Bremen         - Ajax                  3-0  1-3
Spartak Moskva        - Celta Vigo            1-1  1-2
Bordeaux              - Osasuna Pamplona      0-0  0-1
Shakhtar Donetsk      - AS Nancy              1-1  1-0
Steaua Bucuresti      - Sevilla               0-2  0-1
Benfica               - Dinamo Bucuresti      1-0  2-1
CSKA Moskva           - Maccabi Haifa         0-0  0-1
AEK Athinai           - Paris Saint-Germain   0-2  0-2
 
Fourth Round
Celta Vigo            - Werder Bremen         0-1  0-2
Sevilla               - Shakhtar Donetsk      2-2  3-2
Paris Saint-Germain   - Benfica               2-1  1-3
 
Quarterfinals
AZ Alkmaar            - Werder Bremen         0-0  1-4
RCD Espanyol          - Benfica               3-2  0-0
 
Semifinals
RCD Espanyol          - Werder Bremen         3-0  2-1

2007/08

Third Round
Olympique Marseille   - Spartak Moskva        3-0  0-2
Rosenborg BK          - Fiorentina            0-1  1-2
Werder Bremen         - SC Braga              3-0  1-0
Benfica               - Nürnberg              1-0  2-2
Rangers               - Panathinaikos         0-0  1-1
Sporting CP Lisboa    - FC Basel              2-0  3-0
PSV Eindhoven         - Helsingborgs IF       2-0  2-1
Slavia Praha          - Tottenham Hotspur     1-2  1-1
 
Fourth Round
Olympique Marseille   - Zenit Sankt-Peterburg 3-1  0-2
Rangers               - Werder Bremen         2-0  0-1
Benfica               - Getafe                1-2  0-1
Bolton Wanderers      - Sporting CP Lisboa    1-1  0-1
Tottenham Hotspur     - PSV Eindhoven         0-1  1-0   5-6p
 
Quarterfinals
Fiorentina            - PSV Eindhoven         1-1  2-0
Rangers               - Sporting CP Lisboa    0-0  2-0
 
Semifinals
Rangers               - Fiorentina            0-0  0-0   4-2p
 
Final
Rangers               - Zenit Sankt-Peterburg 0-2

2008/09

Third Round
Bordeaux              - Galatasaray           0-0  3-4
Werder Bremen         - Milan                 1-1  2-2
Shakhtar Donetsk      - Tottenham Hotspur     2-0  1-1
Olympique Marseille   - FC Twente Enschede    0-1  1-0   7-6p
AaB Aalborg           - Deportivo La Coruña   3-0  3-1
Fiorentina            - Ajax                  0-1  1-1
Dynamo Kyiv           - Valencia              1-1  2-2
Zenit Sankt-Peterburg - VfB Stuttgart         2-1  2-1
 
Fourth Round
Olympique Marseille   - Ajax                  2-1  2-2
Werder Bremen         - Saint-Etienne         1-0  2-2
CSKA Moskva           - Shakhtar Donetsk      1-0  0-2
Manchester City       - AaB Aalborg           2-0  0-2   4-3p
Dynamo Kyiv           - Metalist Kharkiv      1-0  2-3
Udinese               - Zenit Sankt-Peterburg 2-0  0-1
 
Quarterfinals
Paris Saint-Germain   - Dynamo Kyiv           0-0  0-3
Shakhtar Donetsk      - Olympique Marseille   2-0  2-1
Werder Bremen         - Udinese               3-1  3-3
 
Semifinals
Dynamo Kyiv           - Shakhtar Donetsk      1-1  1-2
Werder Bremen         - Hamburger SV          0-1  3-2
 
Final
Shakhtar Donetsk      - Werder Bremen         2-1

2009/10

Third Round
Ajax                  - Juventus              1-2  0-0
Villarreal            - Wolfsburg             2-2  1-4
FC København          - Olympique Marseille   1-3  1-3
Atlético Madrid       - Galatasaray           1-1  2-1
Liverpool             - Unirea Urziceni       1-0  3-1
Rubin Kazan           - Hapoel Tel-Aviv       3-0  0-0
Standard Liège        - Red Bull Salzburg     3-2  0-0
 
Fourth Round
Juventus              - Fulham                3-1  1-4
Rubin Kazan           - Wolfsburg             1-1  1-2
Atlético Madrid       - Sporting CP Lisboa    0-0  2-2
Benfica               - Olympique Marseille   1-1  2-1
Lille                 - Liverpool             1-0  0-3
Panathinaikos         - Standard Liège        1-3  0-1
 
Quarterfinals
Valencia              - Atlético Madrid       2-2  0-0
Fulham                - Wolfsburg             2-1  1-0
Benfica               - Liverpool             2-1  1-4
Hamburger SV          - Standard Liège        2-1  3-1
 
Semifinals
Atlético Madrid       - Liverpool             1-0  1-2
 
Final
Atlético Madrid       - Fulham                2-1

2010/11

Third Round
Rubin Kazan           - Twente Enschede       0-2  2-2
Benfica               - VfB Stuttgart         2-1  2-0
Rangers               - Sporting CP Lisboa    1-1  2-2
FC Basel              - Spartak Moskva        2-3  1-1
RSC Anderlecht        - Ajax                  0-3  0-2
Lech Poznan           - SC Braga              1-0  0-2
 
Fourth Round
Twente Enschede       - Zenit Sankt-Peterburg 3-0  0-2
Benfica               - Paris Saint-Germain   2-1  1-1
PSV Eindhoven         - Rangers               0-0  1-0
SC Braga              - Liverpool             1-0  0-0
Ajax                  - Spartak Moskva        0-1  0-3
 
Quarterfinals
Benfica               - PSV Eindhoven         4-1  2-2
Dynamo Kyiv           - SC Braga              1-1  0-0
FC Porto              - Spartak Moskva        5-1  5-2
Villarreal            - Twente Enschede       5-1  3-1
 
Semifinals
Benfica               - SC Braga              2-1  0-1
 
Final
Porto                 - SC Braga              1-0

2011/12

Third Round
FC Porto              - Manchester City       1-2  0-4
Trabzonspor           - PSV Eindhoven         1-2  1-4
Ajax                  - Manchester United     0-2  2-1
Stoke City            - Valencia              0-1  0-1
Rubin Kazan           - Olympiakos            0-1  0-1
Viktoria Plzen        - Schalke 04            1-1  1-3
 
Fourth Round
Manchester United     - Athletic Bilbao       2-3  1-2
Sporting CP Lisboa    - Manchester City       1-0  2-3
Valencia              - PSV Eindhoven         4-2  1-1
Metalist Kharkiv      - Olympiakos            0-1  2-1
 
Quarterfinals
AZ Alkmaar            - Valencia              2-1  0-4
 
Semifinals
Atlético Madrid       - Valencia              4-2  1-0

2012/13

Third Round
Dynamo Kyiv           - Bordeaux              1-1  0-1
Levante               - Olympiakos            3-0  1-0
Zenit Sankt-Peterburg - Liverpool             2-0  1-3
Ajax                  - Steaua Bucuresti      2-0  0-2   2-4p
Sparta Praha          - Chelsea               0-1  1-1
BATE Barysau          - Fenerbahçe            0-0  0-1
Bayer Leverkusen      - Benfica               0-1  1-2
Internazionale        - CFR Cluj              2-0  3-0
 
Fourth Round
FC Basel              - Zenit Sankt-Peterburg 2-0  0-1
Benfica               - Bordeaux              1-0  3-2
Steaua Bucuresti      - Chelsea               1-0  1-3
 
Quarterfinals
Benfica               - Newcastle United      3-1  1-1
Chelsea               - Rubin Kazan           3-1  2-3
 
Semifinals
FC Basel              - Chelsea               1-2  1-3
Fenerbahçe            - Benfica               1-0  1-3
 
Final
Chelsea               - Benfica               2-1

2013/14

Third Round
Ajax                  - Red Bull Salzburg     0-3  1-3
Maccabi Tel-Aviv      - FC Basel              0-0  0-3
PAOK (Thessaloniki)   - Benfica               0-1  0-3
Juventus              - Trabzonspor           2-0  2-0
Swansea City          - Napoli                0-0  1-3
FC Porto              - Eintracht Frankfurt   2-2  3-3
Viktoria Plzen        - Shakhtar Donetsk      1-1  2-1

Fourth Round
FC Basel              - Red Bull Salzburg     0-0  2-1
Tottenham Hotspur     - Benfica               1-3  2-2
Juventus              - Fiorentina            1-1  1-0
FC Porto              - Napoli                1-0  2-2
Olympique Lyon        - Viktoria Plzen        4-1  1-2

Quarterfinals
FC Basel              - Valencia              3-0  0-5
AZ (Alkmaar)          - Benfica               0-1  0-2
Olympique Lyon        - Juventus              0-1  1-2
FC Porto              - Sevilla               1-0  1-4

Semifinals
Benfica               - Juventus               -    - 

Final
Juventus/Benfica      - Sevilla/Valencia       - 

General Statistics

The stats below do not yet include 2013/14.

In the each of the 14 seasons since 1999/00, 8 clubs eliminated from the Champions League entered the UEFA Cup (c.q. Europa League) in round 3 (round of 32), representing exactly one quarter (25 %) of the entrants. They have collected 6 wins (42.9%), and 13 final appearances (46.4%); four finals (those in 2000, 2002, 2009 and 2013) featured two clubs rejected from the Champions League.

Stages Reached By Season

                    Win Fin  SF  QF Rd4 Rd3

1999/00              1   2   2   2   3   8
2000/01                      1   2   2   8
2001/02              1   2   2   3   5   8
2002/03                          1   3   8
2003/04                  1   1   4   5   8
2004/05              1   1   1   1   3   8
2005/06                      1   1   4   8
2006/07                      1   2   3   8
2007/08                  1   1   3   6   8
2008/09              1   2   3   4   6   8
2009/10              1   1   2   4   7   8
2010/11                  1   2   4   6   8
2011/12                      1   1   4   8
2012/13              1   2   2   2   3   8

Total                6  13  20  34  60 112

NB: at each stage (bar the final), more than half of the Champions League entrants progressed.

NB: up to and including 2012/13

Stages Reached By Club (quarterfinals or better)

                    Win Fin  SF  QF

PSV (Eindhoven)                  4
Benfica                  1   2   3
Werder Bremen            1   2   2
Olympique Marseille      1   1   2
Liverpool                    1   2
Atlético Madrid      1   1   1   1
Chelsea              1   1   1   1
CSKA Moskva          1   1   1   1
Feyenoord            1   1   1   1
Galatasaray          1   1   1   1
Shakhtar Donetsk     1   1   1   1
Arsenal                  1   1   1
Borussia Dortmund        1   1   1
Braga                    1   1   1
Barcelona                    1   1
Rangers                  1   1   1
Dynamo Kyiv                  1   1
Schalke 04                   1   1
Valencia                     1   1
Celtic                           1
Internazionale                   1
Spartak Moskva                   1
Sporting (Lisboa)                1
Standard Liège                   1
FC Twente                        1
VfL Wolfsburg                    1

Total                6  13  20  34

NB: PSV qualified on 4 occasions for the third round of the UEFA Cup in this way; in each of
    those seasons they reached the quarterfinals (a record) but they never progressed further.
    (In contrast, Ajax also qualified as third team in a Champions League group on 4 occasions
    but never reached the quarterfinals.  Olympiakos even entered 5 times without reaching the
    last eight.  See also the overview of most frequent entries.)

NB: up to and including 2012/13

Stages Reached By Country (quarterfinals or better)

                    Win Fin  SF  QF (clubs)

Netherlands          1   1   1   6   ( 3)
Germany                  2   4   5   ( 4)
Portugal                 2   3   5   ( 3)
England              1   2   3   4   ( 3)
Spain                1   1   3   3   ( 3)
Ukraine              1   1   2   2   ( 2)
Russia               1   1   1   2   ( 2)
France                   1   1   2   ( 1)
Scotland                 1   1   2   ( 2)
Turkey               1   1   1   1   ( 1)
Belgium                          1   ( 1)
Italy                            1   ( 1)

Total                6  13  20  34   (26)

NB: up to and including 2012/13

Most Frequent Entries By Club

Below we list all twelve clubs to have moved from the Champions League group stage to the
UEFA Cup on three or more occasions, together with the rounds reached (round 3 signifying
immediate elimination):

                       Win Fin  SF  QF Rd4 Rd3

 5 Olympiakos                           2   3

 4 Shakhtar Donetsk     1               2   1
   Benfica                  1   1   1   1
   Olympique Marseille      1       1   2
   Rangers                  1           1   2
   Dynamo Kyiv                  1           3
   PSV                              4
   Ajax                                 1   3

 3 Werder Bremen            1   1       1
   Spartak Moskva                   1       2
   Club Brugge                          1   2
   Rosenborg BK                             3

NB: up to and including 2012/13

Most Frequent Entries By Country

Below we list all eleven countries to have had representative clubs moved from the 
Champions League group stage to the UEFA Cup on five or more occasions, together with 
the rounds reached (round 3 signifying immediate elimination):

                       Win Fin  SF  QF Rd4 Rd3

12 France                   1       1   6   4

10 Netherlands          1           5   1   3
   Russia               1           1   3   5
   Germany                  2   2   1   2   3

 9 Greece                               3   6

 8 Ukraine              1       1       2   4

 7 Portugal                 2   1   2   1   1

 6 England              1   1   1   1   2 
   Spain                1       2       1   2
   Scotland                 1       1   1   3

 5 Turkey               1                   4

NB: up to and including 2012/13

About this document

Prepared and maintained by Roberto Di Maggio and Karel Stokkermans for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Authors: Roberto Di Maggio and Karel Stokkermans
Last updated: 17 Apr 2014

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