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UEFA Youth League knockout draw | UEFA Youth League


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The UEFA Youth League knockout draw at 12:00 CET on 14 February sets the ties from the round of 16 to the four-team April finals in UEFA’s home town of Nyon.

Through to last 16

Group winners: Benfica (POR), Juventus (ITA), Liverpool (ENG), Manchester United (ENG), Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), Real Madrid (ESP, holders), Salzburg (AUT), Sporting CP (POR)

Play-off winners: Atlético (ESP), AZ Alkmaar (NED), Dortmund (GER), Dynamo Kyiv (UKR), Genk (BEL), Midtjylland (DEN), Sevilla (ESP), Žilina (SVK)

  • Real Madrid have reached the round of 16 in all eight editions and are hoping to equal Chelsea and Barcelona’s record of two titles.
  • Salzburg are also past winners.
  • Benfica are three-time runners-up; Paris have also made the final.
  • Sporting are in the round of 16 for the first time.
  • Žilina are the first team from Slovakia ever to reach the last 16.
  • Midtjylland have made it this far for the fourth time, but this is the first time they did not get through courtesy of a penalty shoot-out.
  • Atlético are in the round of 16 for the seventh time in eight seasons.

Draw procedure

  • For the round of 16, the eight group winners of the UEFA Champions League path group stage are drawn against the eight winners of the play-offs. The winners and runners-up of the same group in the Champions League path cannot be drawn against each other. There is no country protection.
  • The balls containing the eight group winners are placed in a bowl marked ‘Group winners’ and the balls containing the eight winners of the play-offs are placed in a bowl marked ‘Winners of the play-offs’. One ball is taken from each bowl and placed in a large empty bowl, where they are shuffled. The first team drawn will play at home against the second team drawn
  • All knockout matches are played as single-leg ties.
  • The quarter-final, semi-final and final draws are open. The semi-finals and final will be held at Colovray Stadium, Nyon.


Round of 16: 1/2 March
Quarter-finals: 15/16 March
Semi-finals: 22 April, Nyon

Final: 25 April, Nyon

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