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Youth League: Domestic Champions path draw

Published: Tuesday 30 August 2016, 14.12CET
The draw for the Domestic Champions path route has been made at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, the 32 clubs now knowing who stands between them and a place in the play-off round.

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Published: Tuesday 30 August 2016, 14.12CET

Youth League: Domestic Champions path draw

The draw for the Domestic Champions path route has been made at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, the 32 clubs now knowing who stands between them and a place in the play-off round.

Two-time UEFA Youth League semi-finalists Anderlecht will begin their bid against Midtjylland after the UEFA Youth League Domestic Champions path draw was made. All ties are played over two legs.

First round draw (28 September & 19 October)
Nitra (SVK) v Málaga (ESP)
Puskás Academy Felcsút (HUN) v PAOK (GRE)
APOEL (CYP) v Roma (ITA)
Domžale (SVN) v Čukarički (SRB)
Breidablik (ISL) v Ajax (NED)
HJK Helsinki (FIN) v Cork City (IRL)
Anderlecht (BEL) v Midtjylland (DEN)
Rosenborg (NOR) v AIK (SWE)
Viitorul (ROU) v Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA)
Zrinjski Mostar (BIH) v FC Zürich (SUI)
Salzburg (AUT) v Vardar (MKD)
Sparta Praha (CZE) v Mladost Podgorica (MNE)
Qäbälä (AZE) v Dinamo Moskva (RUS)
Maccabi Haifa (ISR) v Shakhtyor Soligorsk (BLR)
Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO) v Kairat Almaty (KAZ)
Altinordu (TUR) v Levski Sofia (BUL)

Second round draw (2 & 23 November)
Puskás Academy Felcsút/PAOK v Breidablik/Ajax
APOEL/Roma v HJK Helsinki/Cork
Nitra/Málaga v Anderlecht/Midtjylland
Rosenborg/AIK v Domžale/Čukarički
Altinordu/Levski Sofia v Sparta Praha v Mladost Podgorica
Viitorul/Sheriff v Zrinjski/Zürich
Maccabi Haifa/Shakhtyor Soligorsk v Qäbälä/Dinamo Moskva
Salzburg/Vardar v Dinamo Tbilisi/Kairat Almaty

• The eight second-round winners will be drawn at home to the eight Champions League path runners-up in the play-off round, which like all subsquent stages is played as a one-off tie.

• The eight play-off winners will join the eight Champions League path group winners in the knockout phase, starting in the round of 16, leading to the four-team final tournament in April at Nyon's Stade de Colovray opposite UEFA headquarters.

See Marcus Rashford score in the UEFA Youth League

Speaking at the draw, UEFA director of competitions Giorgio Marchetti said: "Last season, 64 teams from 37 different countries took part in the competition over 167 matches. In 2015/16, 77 players who had taken part in the UEFA Youth League at some point were fielded in UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League matches.

"A particularly remarkable rise was achieved by England's Marcus Rashford. He scored twice for Manchester United on his Youth League debut in September; twice more on his senior debut in the UEFA Europa League; twice more in his Premier League debut, and having been chosen for the England senior team, he scored on his first appearance. By the summer, he was included in England's squad for UEFA EURO 2016. Rashford's progress provides genuine proof that the UEFA Youth League allows us to observe genuine talents in the making."

Season calendar
Autumn matches
UEFA Champions League path matchday one: 13/14 September
UEFA Champions League path matchday two: 27/28 September
Domestic Champions path round one, first leg: 28 September
UEFA Champions League path matchday three: 18/19 October
Domestic Champions path round one, second leg: 19 October
UEFA Champions League path matchday four: 1/2 November
Domestic Champions path round two, first leg: 2 November
UEFA Champions League path matchday five: 22/23 November
Domestic Champions path round two, second leg: 23 November
UEFA Champions League path matchday six: 6/7 December

Knockout dates
Play-off draw: 12 December
Play-offs: 7/8 February
Knockout draw (round of 16 onwards): 13 February
Round of 16: 21/22 February
Quarter-finals: 7/8 March
Semi-finals: 21 April, Nyon
Final: 24 April, Nyon

Last updated: 30/08/16 14.34CET

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