UEFA Champions League play-off round draw

The play-offs feature the 12 teams vying for six group stage places.

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1 September, Nyon

There were two draws: one was for eight teams in the Champions Path; the other featured four clubs in the League Path.

Draw

Champions Path

Slavia Praha (CZE) vs Midtjylland (DEN)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR) vs Salzburg (AUT)
Olympiacos (GRE) vs Omonoia (CYP)
Molde (NOR) vs Ferencváros (HUN)

League Path

Krasnodar (RUS) vs PAOK (GRE)
Gent (BEL) vs Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)

Seedings

Ahead of the draw, the teams in each draw were divided equally between seeded and unseeded clubs in accordance with the club coefficient rankings. For unplayed third qualifying round ties, the coefficient of the highest-ranked team was used.

Champions Path

Seeded
Salzburg (AUT)
Olympiacos (GRE)
Ferencváros (HUN)
Slavia Praha (CZE)

Unseeded
Midtjylland (DEN)
Omonoia (CYP)
Molde (NOR) 
Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR)

League Path

Seeded
PAOK (GRE)
Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)

Unseeded
Gent (BEL)
Krasnodar (RUS)

How the draw worked

The balls containing the names of the seeded teams were placed in one bowl and the balls containing the names of the unseeded were put into another bowl. One ball was taken from each bowl and placed in a large empty bowl in the middle, where they were shuffled. The first team drawn will play at home in the first leg.

Based on decisions taken by the UEFA Executive Committee, teams from Ukraine and Russia could not be drawn together.

Ties revert to home and away matches for the play-offs. Qualifying in 2020/21 has until this stage comprised of single-leg ties.

What happens next?

Ties take place on 22–23 and 29–30 September, with extra time and a penalty shoot-out if required after the second leg. Winners advance to the UEFA Champions League group stage (draw on 1 October); all losing sides progress to the UEFA Europa League group stage (draw on 2 October).