UEFA Youth League knockout ties: road to Nyon

The round of 16 on 3 and 4 March are the next ties ahead of the four-team finals on 17 and 20 April.

Real Madrid will compete in the round of 16 for a perfect seventh time
Real Madrid will compete in the round of 16 for a perfect seventh time Getty Images

The next stage of the road to Nyon begins on 3 March with the UEFA Youth League round of 16.

Round of 16 ties

Tuesday 3 March
Internazionale Milano (ITA) vs Rennes (FRA)
Atalanta (ITA) vs Lyon (FRA) 
Ajax (NED) vs Atlético Madrid (ESP) 
Benfica (POR) vs Liverpool (ENG) 

Wednesday 4 March
Bayern München (GER) vs Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) 
Juventus (ITA) vs Real Madrid (ESP) 
Crvena zvezda (SRB) vs Midtjylland (DEN) 
Salzburg (AUT) vs Derby County (ENG) 

Highlights: Salzburg knock out holders Porto on penalties
Highlights: Salzburg knock out holders Porto on penalties
  • Benfica beat Liverpool 2-1 at this stage in 2014/15.
  • Real Madrid beat Juventus 2-0 away and 6-2 at home in the inaugural 2013/14 group stage.
  • Real Madrid are the only side to have reached this round in all seven editions after Barcelona's group-stage exit; Atlético are there 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.
  • Derby and Liverpool hope to be a record sixth (or seventh) different English quarter-finalist.
  • 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)

2018/19 highlights: Bayern 2-2 Benfica
2018/19 highlights: Bayern 2-2 Benfica

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

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

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

Final (20 April: Colovray Stadium, Nyon)

Winner semi-final 1 vs Winner semi-final 2