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UEFA Youth League knockout draw

The draw set out the ties from the round of 16 to the finals in Nyon.

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The UEFA Youth League knockout draw set the ties from the round of 16 to the four-team April finals in UEFA's home town of Nyon.

Round of 16 (games played 3/4 March)

Bayern München (GER) v Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
Ajax (NED) v Atlético Madrid (ESP)
Atalanta (ITA) v Lyon (FRA)
Internazionale Milano (ITA) v Rennes (FRA)
Salzburg (AUT) v Derby County (ENG)
Benfica (POR) v Liverpool (ENG)
Crvena zvezda (SRB) v Midtjylland (DEN)
Juventus (ITA) v Real Madrid (ESP)

  • Real Madrid are the only side to have reached this round in all seven editions after Barcelona's group-stage exit; Atlético are here for the sixth time.
  • Real Madrid are also hoping to become the first team to reach six quarter-finals (they share the current record of five with Barcelona and Chelsea). Benfica could equal the present mark having got through four times.
  • Real Madrid can equal Barcelona and Chelsea's record of four appearances in the four-team Nyon finals. Benfica (2014 and 2017 runners-up) and Salzburg (2017 winners) also have finals experience.
  • No teams from Croatia, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands or Serbia have previously reached the Nyon finals.
  • Liverpool and Derby are hoping to be England's sixth different English quarter-finalist (or seventh if both make it through).
  • None of last season's final four (Porto, Chelsea, Barcelona and Hoffenheim) have made it through; Dinamo, Lyon, Midtjylland and Real Madrid all lost in the 2019 quarter-finals while Liverpool (to Dinamo), Atlético (to Real Madrid) and Ajax (to Lyon) fell in the round of 16.
  • Salzburg (2017 champions) are the only former winners left in the competition, having beaten holders Porto on penalties in the play-offs.
  • Crvena zvezda are the first Serbian team to reach the round of 16.
  • Atalanta, Derby and Rennes are through on their competition debuts.
  • Juventus are also in the round of 16 for the first time; Bayern and Inter can make the quarter-finals for the first time.

Quarter-final draw (17/18 March)

1: Internazionale Milano/Rennes v Juventus/Real Madrid
2: Salzburg/Derby County v Atalanta/Lyon
3: Crvena zvezda/Midtjylland v Ajax/Atlético Madrid
4: Bayern München/Dinamo Zagreb v Benfica/Liverpool

Semi-final draw (17 April: Colovray Stadium, Nyon)

1: Winner quarter-final 4 v Winner quarter-final 3
2: Winner quarter-final 2 v Winner quarter-final 1

Final (20 April: Colovray Stadium, Nyon)

Winner semi-final 1 v Winner semi-final 2

Draw procedure

  • The eight group winners and eight play-off victors went into the round of 16 draw, with the first team picked in each tie at home. No teams were seeded and there was no country protection. The winners and runners-up of the same group in the Champions League path could be drawn against each other.
  • The quarter-final, semi-final and final draws were open. The semi-finals and final will be held at Colovray Stadium, Nyon.

Contenders

Group winners: Ajax (NED), Atalanta (ITA), Bayern München (GER), Benfica (POR), Internazionale Milano (ITA), Juventus (ITA), Liverpool (ENG), Real Madrid (ESP)

Highlights: Derby 3-1 Dortmund
Highlights: Derby 3-1 Dortmund

Play-off winners: Atlético Madrid (ESP), Crvena zvezda (SRB), Derby County (ENG), Dinamo Zagreb (CRO), Lyon (FRA), Midtjylland (DEN), Rennes (FRA), Salzburg (AUT)

Teams from same group
Group B: Bayern & Crvena zvezda
Group C: Atalanta & Dinamo
Group D: Juventus & Atlético
Group E: Liverpool & Salzburg
Group G: Benfica & Lyon

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