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UEFA Youth League play-offs: Atlético, AZ, Dortmund, Genk, Midtjylland, Sevilla, Žilina through | UEFA Youth League

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Midtjylland rallied from 2-0 down to beat Club Brugge 3-2 in Denmark, Genk recorded a comfortable 5-1 victory over Chelsea, and following a goalless draw in Croatia, Atlético pipped Hadjuk Split on penalties to confirm their UEFA Youth League round of 16 places in Wednesday’s play-off games.

On Tuesday, Dutch side AZ Alkmaar edged a thriller to get the play-offs under way, winning 4-3 on penalties after coming back from 3-1 down against Villarreal with 14 minutes to go. Sevilla took a more direct route with a 1-0 win against Rangers, though they were forced to close the game out with only ten men, and Žilina then beat Inter 2-1 to become the first team from Slovakia to reach the round of 16. Dortmund booked their progress courtesy of a 5-3 defeat of Empoli.

Through to round of 16

Group winners: Benfica, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid (holders), Salzburg, Sporting CP

Play-off winners: Atlético, AZ Alkmaar, Dortmund, Genk, Midtjylland, Sevilla, Žilina, 1 TBC

The knockout draw takes place at 12:00 CET on 14 February

The UEFA Youth League play-offs continue into the evening, with the winners joining the teams that finished top of the UEFA Champions League path groups in the round of 16.

In the play-offs, the winners of the eight domestic champions path second-round ties are at home to the runners-up from the UEFA Champions League path group stage.

Matches






Youth League highlights: Empoli 3-5 Dortmund

Tuesday 8 February
AZ Alkmaar 3-3 Villarreal (AZ won 4-3 on pens) 
Rangers 0-1 Sevilla 
Žilina 3-1 Inter 
Empoli 3-5 Borussia Dortmund 

Wednesday 9 February
Midtjylland 3-2 Club Brugge

Genk 5-1 Chelsea 
Hajduk Split 0-0 Atlético (Atlético won 3-2 on pens)
Deportivo La Coruña vs Dynamo Kyiv 

Key facts

• Atlético are also in this round for the fifth time, having never failed to get past the group stage in any of this competition’s eight editions. They have won three play-offs, losing only to Midtjylland on penalties in 2014/15 after a 4-4 draw.

• AZ, Deportivo and Hajduk are on debut while Genk, Villarreal and Žilina made it to the play-offs for the first time.




Group highlights: Leipzig 1-4 Club Brugge


Group highlights: Leipzig 1-4 Club Brugge

• Two-time champions Chelsea reached the 2019 final from the play-offs (having entered in the domestic champions path).

Knockout dates

Knockout draw (round of 16 onwards): 14 February, 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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