The draw for the UEFA Youth League took place in Nyon this afternoon. 32 of the 64 participants now know their opponents for the two knockout rounds. In the first of two knockout rounds (home and away) after which they will be joined by eight sides from the group stage for a play-off round, the U-19s of Sébastien Pocognoli will face Slavia Prague.
The full draw for the Domestic Path:
Omonoia (CYP) vs Crvena zvezda (SRB)
Young Boys (SUI) vs Domžale (SVN)
Genk (BEL) vs Slavia Praha (CZE)
Nantes (FRA) vs Pyunik (ARM)
AZ Alkmaar (NED) vs Shamrock Rovers (IRL)
AIK (SWE) vs Racing Union (LUX)
Molde (NOR) vs Hibernian (SCO)
Coleraine (NIR) vs Pobeda (MKD)
MTK Budapest (HUN) vs Jelgava (LVA)
Žalgiris Vilnius (LTU) vs Trenčín (SVK)
Hajduk Split (CRO) vs Gabala (AZE)
Rukh Lviv (UKR) vs Zagłębie Lubin (POL)
Ashdod (ISR) vs Borac Banja Luka (BIH)
Slavia Sofia (BUL) vs Panathinaikos (GRE)
Astana (KAZ) vs Apolonia (ALB)
Csikszereda Miercurea Ciuc (ROU) vs Galatasaray (TUR)
Last year our youngsters turned in an excellent performance in this competition. They eliminated Cologne, MKT Budapest and Chelsea. MTK had faced Sparta Prague last year, eliminating them over two legs (3-1 and 3-3). In the Round of 16 of the UEFA Youth League, Liverpool eliminated us in the penalty shootout.
All matches in this round of the UEFA Youth League will be played on September 14 and October 5. Information about ticket sales will follow.