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UEFA Youth League play-off draw

Arsenal, beaten twice by Anderlecht in the 2014/15 group stage, will hope for better when they play the Belgian side in the play-offs, where the Madrid clubs will face Nordic opposition.

Javier Zanetti helped conduct the UEFA Youth League play-off draw
Javier Zanetti helped conduct the UEFA Youth League play-off draw ©Getty Images for UEFA

• The Domestic Champions path qualifiers have been drawn at home to the UEFA Champions League path group runners-up in the eight one-off ties.

Play-off draw (9/10 February)
Ajax (NED) v Sevilla (ESP)
Příbram (CZE) v CSKA Moskva (RUS)
Salzburg (AUT) v Roma (ITA)
Anderlecht (BEL) v Arsenal (ENG)
Celtic (SCO) v Valencia (ESP)
Elfsborg (SWE) v Real Madrid (ESP)
Middlesbrough (ENG) v Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
Midtjylland (DEN) v Atlético Madrid (ESP)

Draw facts
• Anderlecht defeated Arsenal 4-3 at home and 2-1 away in last season's group stage.

• Anderlecht and Roma reached the semi-finals, played in Nyon, of the 2014/15 competition.

• Dynamo Kyiv face English opposition for the third time this term, having lost 2-0 and 3-1 to holders Chelsea in the group stage.

2015: Chelsea defeat Shakhtar in Nyon final

Road to Nyon
The winners of the play-offs will join the sides that topped their UEFA Champions League path groups in the round of 16, the draw for which takes place on 15 February. Clubs from the same group cannot be paired together.

UEFA Champions League path group winners: Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), PSV Eindhoven (NED), Benfica (POR), Manchester City (ENG), Barcelona (ESP), Dinamo Zagreb (CRO), Chelsea (ENG, holders), Lyon (FRA)

Key dates
Play-offs: 9/10 February
Knockout draw (round of 16 onwards): 15 February
Round of 16: 22/23 February
Quarter-finals: 8/9 March
Semi-final: 15 April, Nyon
Final: 18 April, Nyon

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