Holders Salzburg will begin their campaign against Bordeaux while Inter play Dynamo Kyiv after the draw for the two rounds of the domestic champions path were made.
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UEFA Youth League holders Salzburg will begin their campaign against Bordeaux while Internazionale Milano play Dynamo Kyiv and competition ever-presents Ajax face Hammarby after the draw for the two rounds of the domestic champions path were made.
First round draw (27 September & 18 October)
Internazionale Milano (ITA) v Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
*Zimbru Chișinău (MDA) v Vllaznia (ALB)
Ludogorets (BUL) v Željezničar (BIH)
*Dinamo București (ROU) v Lokomotiva Zagreb (CRO)
Esbjerg (DEN) v KäPa (FIN)
Legia Warszawa (POL) v Breidablik (ISL)
UCD (IRL) v Molde (NOR)
*Hammarby (SWE) v Ajax (NED)**
*Bordeaux (FRA) v Salzburg (AUT, holders)**
Nitra (SVK) v Shkëndija (MKD)**
Dudelange (LUX) v Sparta Praha (CZE)
Sutjeska (MNE) v Budapest Honvéd (HUN)
Brodarac (SRB) v Maccabi Haifa (ISR)
Kairat Almaty (KAZ) v Krasnodar (RUS)
Liepāja (LVA) v Shakhtyor Soligorsk (BLR)**
Bursaspor (TUR) v Saburtalo (GEO)
*first leg 26 September, **second leg 17 October
Second round draw (1 & 22 November)
Zimbru Chișinău/Vllaznia v UCD/Molde
Dinamo București/Lokomotiva Zagreb v Ludogorets/Željezničar
Internazionale Milano/Dynamo Kyiv v Esbjerg/KäPa
Legia Warszawa/Breidablik v Hammarby/Ajax
Brodarac/Maccabi Haifa v Bursaspor/Saburtalo
Liepāja/Shakhtyor Soligorsk v Nitra/Shkëndija
Kairat Almaty/Krasnodar v Sutjeska/Budapest Honvéd
Dudelange/Sparta Praha v Bordeaux/Salzburg
• Salzburg won the title last season after starting in the domestic champions path.
• For the first time there are entrants from Albania, Latvia and Luxembourg.
• Ajax have entered all five editions of the competition.
What comes next?
In the draw on 11 December, 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 be played on 6/7 February to decide the eight remaining round of 16 berths. The other eight places will have been taken by the UEFA Champions League path group winners.
Play-off draw: 11 December
Play-offs: 6/7 February
Knockout draw: 9 February
Round of 16: 20/21 February
Quarter-finals: 13/14 March
Semi-finals: 20 April (Nyon)
Final: 23 April (Nyon)