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UEFA Youth League round of 16: Sporting, Atlético, Liverpool, Salzburg, Benfica, Juventus, Paris, Dortmund through

Sporting won 2-1 against Dynamo Kyiv to complete the round of 16 and set up a quarter-final against Benfica.

Diogo Cabral celebrates his opener for Sporting against Dynamo
Diogo Cabral celebrates his opener for Sporting against Dynamo Getty Images

The UEFA Youth League round of 16 was completed as Sporting CP won 2-1 against Dynamo Kyiv in Bucharest as the road continues to the four-team knockout finals at Nyon's Colovray Stadium on 22 and 25 April.

Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund claimed the first two quarter-final slots on on 1 March, and the following day there were victories for Benfica, Juventus, Liverpool and Salzburg before Atlético knocked out holders Real Madrid in a thrilling derby.

Road to the Nyon finals


15 March
Juventus 2-0 Liverpool

16 March
Paris Saint-Germain 1-3 Salzburg 
Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Atlético

13 April
Sporting CP vs Benfica (16:00 CET)

Semi-finals (22 April, Nyon)

1 Juventus vs Sporting CP/Benfica (14:00 CET)
2 Atlético vs Salzburg (18:00 CET)

Final (25 April, Nyon)

Winners of semi-final 2 vs winners of semi-final 1 (18:00 CET)

Round of 16 fixtures/results

Thursday 7 April

The Dynamo and Sporting players lined up before their tie in Bucharest
The Dynamo and Sporting players lined up before their tie in BucharestGetty Images

Dynamo Kyiv 1-2 Sporting CP (played in Bucharest)

  • Diogo Cabral scored twice to give Sporting victory in their first round of 16 tie.

Wednesday 2 March

AZ Alkmaar 0-0 Juventus (4-5 pens)
Midtjylland 2-3 Benfica
Liverpool 1-1 Genk (4-3 pens)
Žilina 1-1 Salzburg (3-4 pens)
Real Madrid 2-3 Atlético 

Highlights: Real Madrid 2-3 Atlético

  • Juventus reached the quarter-finals for the first time after ending the campaign of the last remaining debutants, the winning penalty converted by former AZ prospect Bayren Strijdonck.
  • Three-time runners-up Benfica are through to their sixth quarter-final, equalling Real Madrid's record. Aral Simsir's goal for Midtjylland was his seventh in the competition this season, moving him level with former team-mate Mads Hansen as top scorer.
  • Liverpool ended a run of two straight round of 16 defeats to knock out a Genk side having advanced to this stage for the first time.
  • 2016/17 champions Salzburg, now the last former winners still in the competition, also came through a shoot-out to pip Žilina, the first Slovakian team to get to the round of 16.
  • Ex-Real Madrid schoolboy Pablo Barrios scored two stunners and set up Atlético's other goal against his old club to knock out the holders, making up for Atleti's derby loss at this stage three years ago.

Tuesday 1 March

Highlights: Man. United 2-2 Dortmund (1-3 pens)

Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Sevilla 
Manchester United 2-2 Borussia Dortmund (1-3 pens)

  • 2015/16 runners-up Paris converted two penalties to reach their third quarter-final.
  • Former Manchester City trainee Jamie Bynoe-Gittens twice gave Dortmund the lead and then converted the winning penalty to earn BVB a maiden last-eight berth.

How did the last 16 make it through?

Group winners: Benfica (POR), Juventus (ITA), Liverpool (ENG), Manchester United (ENG), Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), Real Madrid (ESP, holders), Salzburg (AUT), Sporting CP (POR)

Play-off winners: Atlético** (ESP), AZ Alkmaar* (NED), Borussia Dortmund** (GER), Dynamo Kyiv** (UKR), Genk* (BEL), Midtjylland* (DEN), Sevilla** (ESP), Žilina* (SVK)

*Advanced from domestic champions path
**Group runners-up