In the expanded UEFA Youth League, the Under-19 teams of the UEFA Champions League entrants will be joined by the youth domestic champions of 32 nations.
UEFA Champions League path
The 32 clubs entering via the UEFA Champions League will compete in groups with the indentical make-up and fixture list as for the senior competition. The eight group winners will progress straight to the round of 16 while the eight runners-up will go into the play-offs.
Domestic Champions path
The 32 teams will compete in two knockout rounds of home-and-away ties to produce eight survivors, who will progress to the play-offs.
The eight Domestic Champions path survivors will be drawn at home to the eight UEFA Champions League path runners-up in one-off ties to decide the eight remaining round of 16 berths.
Knockout phase and final
The knockout phase, starting with the round of 16 will consist of single-leg ties, meaning a maximum of ten matches for any team, with the semi-finals and final played in the form of a final tournament at the Colovray stadium, Nyon, Switzerland. There will be no third-place play-off game.
More information can be seen in the competition's official regulations.
The 2017 UEFA Youth League finals will be played on 21 and 24 April at the Colovray Stadium in Nyon.
Semi-finals (21 April)
Barcelona v Salzburg (13:00CET)
Real Madrid v Benfica (17:00CET)
Final (24 April, 17:00CET)
Despite the competition's new format since 2015/16, the final tournament remains – as for the first two seasons – a four-team knockout event in UEFA's Swiss home town. The semi-finals will be on 21 April with the decider three days later. Barcelona were the first winners in 2014, succeeded by Chelsea for the last two seasons.
If a match is tied after 90 minutes, it will go straight to penalties. The overall winners will receive the Lennart Johansson Trophy, named after the UEFA honorary president.
When and where are tickets on sale?
Tickets will be on sale on 8, 10, 11, 12 and 13 April, as well as 18 to 20 April inclusive, at Colovray Sports Centre (see address below). The ticket booth will be open from 12:00CET to 19:00CET. There will be no sales on matchday.
The stadium can accommodate 4,000 fans. Tickets are for standing positions only; there are no main stand tickets available.
Email UYLFticketing@uefa.ch for further information or, from 8 April, call +41 22 707 22 11.
How much will tickets cost?
Under-19s: 5 CHF
Adults: 10 CHF
Payment will be exclusively in cash, Swiss Francs only.
A disabled person is someone who is permanently impaired in his or her ability to move or work independently and who requires the assistance of a helper.
A paid ticket is required for the disabled person. The helper receives a free ticket.
Disabled parking is available near the stadium, while there are facilities and access for disabled people in the stadium itself.
The registration process for scouts will start on 27 March with a deadline to apply for tickets on 7 April at 12:00CET. No requests will be processed after the deadline.
How to get to Colovray Sports Centre
Colovray Sports Centre
Route de Genève 37
Due to limited parking, the best way to travel to the stadium is by public transport.
Two-wheeled vehicles: parking is available near the stadium.
Spectators might be searched at the stadium entrance: please note Colovray Stadium's prohibited item list.
Food and drink
Soft drinks and snacks will be available in the stadium. Payment in cash (Swiss Francs) only.
Drinks will be served in UEFA Youth League branded return cups (CHF2 per cup). Any profit will be donated to the UEFA Foundation for Children.
Bottles are not permitted inside the stadium.
There is no cash machine or facility for exchanging money on site.
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