AZ, Genk, Hajduk, Hibernian, MTK, Panathinaikos, Ruh Lviv and Young Boys won through to the play-offs.
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AZ Alkmaar, Genk, Hajduk Split, Hibernian, MTK Budapest, Panathinaikos, Ruh Lviv and Young Boys won through to the UEFA Youth League play-offs after coming through the two-round domestic champions path.
Through to play-offs
Domestic champions path winners: AZ Alkmaar, Genk, Hajduk Split, Hibernian, MTK Budapest, Panathinaikos, Ruh Lviv, Young Boys
Group runners-up: Ajax, Borussia Dortmund, Eintracht Frankfurt, Inter, Juventus, Porto, Salzburg, Shakhtar Donetsk
The 32 clubs that competed in the UEFA Champions League path were those that take part in this season's group stage of the senior competition, with the same fixture list. They were joined in the competition by the 32 domestic youth champions from the highest-ranked entering associations whose senior side have not qualified for the UEFA Champions League group stage – these teams took part in the domestic champions path. Where the senior side of a domestic youth champion qualified for the UEFA Champions League group stage, the vacant place was filled by the domestic youth champion of the next-ranked entering association.
The domestic champions path teams competed in two rounds of two-legged knockout ties. The eventual eight second-round winners now progress to the play-offs where they face the runners-up in the eight UEFA Champions League path groups. The winners of those ties progress to the round of 16 alongside the UEFA Champions League path group winners.
- Hibernian, Panathinaikos and Ruh Lviv are through on debut.
- MTK are the first Hungarian side to progress past the domestic champions path.
- Genk made the round of 16 from this path last season.
- AZ have got past this round on penalties for the second year running; Mexx Meerdink and Fedde de Jong scored both in this season's shoot-out against Crvena zvezda and also in 2021/22 versus Angers.
- Hajduk also got past this stage last season.
- Young Boys became the first team to overturn a three-goal first-leg deficit in an away second leg in this competition, despite having their keeper sent off, and then won the joint longest shoot-out in competition history (and the first to have 17 successful kicks). They are into the play-offs for the first time.
- Bilal Mazhar of Panathinaikos top scored with nine goals, one off the domestic champions path record.
Wednesday 2 November
Ruh Lviv 3-1 Galatasaray (agg: 6-2)
Genk 6-1 Coleraine (agg: 10-1)
Hajduk Split 3-1 Apolonia (agg: 6-1)
MTK Budapest 0-1 Ashdod (agg: 2-1)
Trenčín 3-4 Panathinaikos (agg: 3-6)
Nantes 1-2 Hibernian (agg: 1-3)
AIK 0-3 Young Boys (agg: 3-3, 8-9 pens)
Tuesday 1 November
Crvena zvezda 1-1 AZ Alkmaar (agg: 3-3, 3-4 pens)
Tuesday 25 October
AZ Alkmaar 2-2 Crvena zvezda
- Mazhar equalled the competition record of five goals in a game in Panathinaikos's first leg against Slavia Sofia.
- The first team from Northern Ireland to play in this competition, Coleraine progressed; Apolonia, Ashdod, Hibernian, Nantes, Panathinaikos, Ruh Lviv and Trenčín are also through on debut.
Wednesday 12 October
Borac Banja Luka 0-3 Ashdod (agg: 0-5)
Wednesday 5 October
Jelgava 0-1 MTK Budapest (agg: 0-4)
Slavia Praha 2-4 Genk (agg: 4-5)
Apolonia 3-1 Astana (agg: 4-2)
Pobeda 2-2 Coleraine (agg: 4-5)
Omonoia 1-2 Crvena zvezda (agg: 1-3)
Pyunik 0-3 Nantes (agg: 0-5)
Slavia Sofia 2-2 Panathinaikos (agg: 2-10)
Galatasaray 4-0 Csikszereda Miercurea Ciuc (agg: 5-1)
Domžale 2-2 Young Boys (agg: 2-5)
Trenčín 4-0 Žalgiris Vilnius (agg: 5-2)
Zagłębie Lubin 0-0 Ruh Lviv (agg: 0-1)
Racing Union 2-3 AIK (agg: 2-8)
Hibernian 2-1 Molde (agg: 2-2, 5-4 pens)
Wednesday 28 September
Coleraine 3-2 Pobeda
Thursday 15 September
Astana 1-1 Apolonia
Wednesday 14 September
Genk 1-2 Slavia Praha
MTK Budapest 3-0 Jelgava
Csikszereda Miercurea Ciuc 1-1 Galatasaray
Ruh Lviv 1-0 Zagłębie Lubin
Panathinaikos 8-0 Slavia Sofia
Young Boys 3-0 Domžale
AZ Alkmaar 5-0 Shamrock Rovers
Žalgiris Vilnius 2-1 Trenčín
Ashdod 2-0 Borac Banja Luka
Crvena zvezda 1-0 Omonoia
Nantes 2-0 Pyunik
AIK 5-0 Racing Union
Molde 1-0 Hibernian
Monday 12 September
Hajduk Split 3-0 Gabala
• Pyunik and Coleraine are the first UEFA Youth League entrants from Armenia and Northern Ireland respectively, taking the number of different associations represented at least once in the nine editions to 45.
• Nantes are the 11th different French entrants respectively, equalling Spain's record (as do Germany, with Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Champions League path).
• Along with Coleraine, Nantes and Pyunik, there are debuts for Apolonia, Ashdod, Borac Banja Luka, Csikszereda Miercurea Ciuc, Hibernian, Jelgava, Omonoia, Panathinaikos, Pobeda, Racing Union, Ruh Lviv, Shamrock Rovers, Slavia Sofia, Trenčín and Zagłębie Lubin.
Play-off draw: 8 November, Nyon
Play-offs: 7/8 February
Knockout draw (round of 16 onwards): 13 February, Nyon
Round of 16: 28 February/1 March
Quarter-finals: 14/15 March
Semi-finals: 21 April, Colovray Stadium, Nyon
Final: 24 April, Colovray Stadium, Nyon