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UEFA Europa Conference League knockout round play-off draw

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UEFA Europa Conference League knockout round play-off draw

What was the UEFA Europa Conference League knockout round play-off draw? When was it? Who was involved? How did it work?

The new UEFA Europa Conference League logo
The new UEFA Europa Conference League logo UEFA

The 2021/22 UEFA Europa Conference League knockout round play-off draw took place on 13 December at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.

Who will play who in the Europa Conference League knockout round play-off stage?

First legs: 17 February

18:45 CET
Fenerbahçe (TUR) vs Slavia Praha (CZE)
Midtjylland (DEN) vs PAOK (GRE)
Rapid Wien (AUT) vs Vitesse (NED)

21:00 CET
Marseille (FRA) vs Qarabağ (AZE)
PSV Eindhoven (NED) vs Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR)
Leicester City (ENG) vs Randers (DEN)
Celtic (SCO) vs Bodø/Glimt (NOR)
Sparta Praha (CZE) vs Partizan (SRB)

Second legs: 24 February

18:45 CET
Qarabağ (AZE) vs Marseille (FRA)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR) vs PSV Eindhoven (NED)
Randers (DEN) vs Leicester City (ENG)
Bodø/Glimt (NOR) vs Celtic (SCO)
Partizan (SRB) vs Sparta Praha (CZE)

21:00 CET
Slavia Praha (CZE) vs Fenerbahçe (TUR)
PAOK (GRE) vs Midtjylland (DEN)
Vitesse (NED) vs Rapid Wien (AUT)

What is the Europa Conference League knockout round play-off stage?

The eight UEFA Europa Conference League group winners have advanced straight to the round of 16, but for the eight runners-up there is another hurdle to negotiate. They go into the knockout round play-offs, where they are joined by the eight sides who finished third in their UEFA Europa League groups.

The knockout round play-off contenders
The knockout round play-off contenders

How did the Europa Conference League knockout round play-off draw work?

The knockout round play-off pairings were determined by means of a draw in accordance with the following principles:

  • UEFA Europa Conference League group stage runners-up were drawn against the teams that finish third in the UEFA Europa League group stage.
  • Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn against each other.

Draw pots

UEFA Europa Conference League group stage runners-up (seeded)
Bodø/Glimt (NOR)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR)
PAOK (GRE)
Partizan (SRB)
Qarabağ (AZE)
Randers (DEN)
Slavia Praha (CZE)
Vitesse (NED)

UEFA Europa League group stage third-placed teams (unseeded)
Celtic (SCO)
Fenerbahçe (TUR)
Leicester City (ENG)
Marseille (FRA)
Midtjylland (DEN)
PSV Eindhoven (NED)
Rapid Wien (AUT)
Sparta Praha (CZE)

What happens next?

The winners of the eight ties will join the eight UEFA Europa Conference League group winners in the round of 16. Eliminated teams are out.

UEFA Europa Conference League explained


Road to Tirana

Knockout round play-offs: 17 & 24 February
Round of 16 draw: 25 February
Round of 16: 10 & 17 March
Quarter-finals & Semi-final draw: 18 March
Quarter-finals: 7 & 14 April
Semi-finals: 28 April & 5 May
Final: 25 May (National Arena, Tirana)

The winners of the eight ties on 17 and 24 February will join the eight UEFA Europa Conference League group winners in the round of 16.