2019–20 UEFA Youth League Domestic Champions Path

The 2019–20 UEFA Youth League Domestic Champions Path began on 2 October and ended on 4 December 2019.[1] A total of 32 teams compete in the Domestic Champions Path to decide eight of the 24 places in the knockout phase (play-offs and the round of 16 onwards) of the 2019–20 UEFA Youth League.[2]

Times are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses).

DrawEdit

The youth domestic champions of the top 32 associations according to their 2018 UEFA country coefficients entered the Domestic Champions Path.[3] If there was a vacancy (associations with no youth domestic competition, as well as youth domestic champions already included in the UEFA Champions League path), it was first filled by the title holders should they have not yet qualified, and then by the youth domestic champions of the next association in the UEFA ranking.

For the Domestic Champions Path, the 32 teams were drawn into two rounds of two-legged home-and-away ties. The draw for both the first round and second round was held on 3 September 2019, 14:00 CEST, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[4] There were no seedings, but the 32 teams were split into groups defined by sporting and geographical criteria prior to the draw.

  • In the first round, the 32 teams were split into four groups. Teams in the same group were drawn against each other, with the order of legs decided by draw.
  • In the second round, the sixteen winners of the first round, whose identity was not known at the time of the draw, were split into two groups: Group A contained the winners from Groups 1 and 2, while Group B contained the winners from Groups 3 and 4. Teams in the same group were drawn against each other, with the order of legs decided by draw.
Key to colours
Second round winners advance to the play-offs
Group 1
Team
  Zaragoza
  APOEL
  Korona Kielce
  Gabala
  Sheriff Tiraspol
  Shkëndija Tiranë
  MTK Budapest
  Zrinjski Mostar
Group 2
Team
  Derby County
  Midtjylland
  Elfsborg
  Minsk
  Sogndal
  ÍA
  FC Honka
  FCI Levadia
Group 3
Team
  Rennes
  Porto
  Young Boys
  PAOK
  Brodarac
  Rangers
  Bohemians
  Liepāja
Group 4
Team
  Dynamo Kyiv
  Maccabi Petah Tikva
  Viitorul Constanța
  Ludogorets Razgrad
  Astana
  Domžale
  Slovan Bratislava
  Shkëndija

FormatEdit

In both rounds, if the aggregate score was tied after full time of the second leg, the away goals rule was used to decide the winner. If still tied, the match was decided by a penalty shoot-out (no extra time was played). The eight second round winners advanced to the play-offs, where they were joined by the eight group runners-up from the UEFA Champions League Path (group stage).[2]

First roundEdit

The first legs were played on 2, 3, 5 and 9 October, and the second legs were played from 22–24 October 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
APOEL   2–1[A]   Gabala 1–1 1–0
Shkëndija Tiranë   1–3   Sheriff Tiraspol 1–2 0–1
MTK Budapest   1–3   Zrinjski Mostar 1–1 0–2
Zaragoza   5–1   Korona Kielce 1–0 4–1
Minsk   2–9   Derby County 0–2 2–7
Elfsborg   1–3   Midtjylland 1–2 0–1
Sogndal   4–2   FC Honka 3–1 1–1
ÍA   16–1   FCI Levadia 4–0 12–1
Bohemians   1–2   PAOK 1–1 0–1
Rennes   2–1   Brodarac 2–1 0–0
Young Boys   5–5 (a)   Rangers 3–3 2–2
Porto   7–2   Liepāja 4–2 3–0
Viitorul Constanța   0–2   Domžale 0–0 0–2
Slovan Bratislava   1–1 (4–2 p)[A]   Ludogorets Razgrad 1–0 0–1
Dynamo Kyiv   10–2   Shkëndija 8–0 2–2
Astana   1–4   Maccabi Petah Tikva 1–0 0–4

Notes

  1. ^ a b Order of legs reversed after original draw.
APOEL  1–1  Gabala
  • Gavriel   48'
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Referee: Furkat Atazhanov (Kazakhstan)
Gabala  0–1  APOEL
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Referee: Denys Shurman (Ukraine)

APOEL won 2–1 on aggregate.


Shkëndija Tiranë  1–2  Sheriff Tiraspol
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Referee: Zaven Hovhannisyan (Armenia)
Sheriff Tiraspol  1–0  Shkëndija Tiranë
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Referee: Matthew De Gabriele (Malta)

Sheriff Tiraspol won 3–1 on aggregate.


MTK Budapest  1–1  Zrinjski Mostar
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Referee: Bram Van Driessche (Belgium)
Zrinjski Mostar  2–0  MTK Budapest
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Referee: Christopher Jaeger (Austria)

Zrinjski Mostar won 3–1 on aggregate.


Zaragoza  1–0  Korona Kielce
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Referee: Kristoffer Karlsson (Sweden)
Korona Kielce  1–4  Zaragoza
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Referee: Balázs Berke (Hungary)

Zaragoza won 5–1 on aggregate.


Minsk  0–2  Derby County
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Referee: Novak Simović (Serbia)
Derby County  7–2  Minsk
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Derby County won 9–2 on aggregate.


Elfsborg  1–2  Midtjylland
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Referee: Dejan Jakimovski (North Macedonia)
Midtjylland  1–0  Elfsborg
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Referee: Manfredas Lukjancukas (Lithuania)

Midtjylland won 3–1 on aggregate.


Sogndal  3–1  FC Honka
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Referee: Besfort Kasumi (Kosovo)
FC Honka  1–1  Sogndal
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Referee: Alex Troleis (Faroe Islands)

Sogndal won 4–2 on aggregate.


ÍA  4–0  FCI Levadia
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Referee: Kári Jóannesarson Á Høvdanum (Faroe Islands)
FCI Levadia  1–12  ÍA
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Referee: Kaarlo Oskari Hämäläinen (Finland)

ÍA won 16–1 on aggregate.


Bohemians  1–1  PAOK
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Referee: Robert Ian Jenkins (Wales)
PAOK  1–0  Bohemians
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Referee: Gal Leibovitz (Israel)

PAOK won 2–1 on aggregate.


Rennes  2–1  Brodarac
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Referee: Kai Erik Steen (Norway)
Brodarac  0–0  Rennes
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Rennes won 2–1 on aggregate.


Young Boys  3–3  Rangers
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Referee: Emmanouil Skoulas (Greece)
Rangers  2–2  Young Boys
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Referee: Erik Lambrechts (Belgium)

5–5 on aggregate. Rangers won on away goals.


Porto  4–2  Liepāja
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Attendance: 357
Referee: Keith Kennedy (Northern Ireland)
Liepāja  0–3  Porto
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Attendance: 527
Referee: Rahim Hasanov (Azerbaijan)

Porto won 7–2 on aggregate.


Viitorul Constanța  0–0  Domžale
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Referee: Fyodor Zammit (Malta)
Domžale  2–0  Viitorul Constanța
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Referee: Nikola Popov (Bulgaria)

Domžale won 2–0 on aggregate.


Slovan Bratislava  1–0  Ludogorets Razgrad
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Referee: Nikolas Neokleous (Cyprus)
Ludogorets Razgrad  1–0  Slovan Bratislava
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Penalties
2–4

1–1 on aggregate. Slovan Bratislava won 4–2 on penalties.


Dynamo Kyiv  8–0  Shkëndija
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Shkëndija  2–2  Dynamo Kyiv
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Dynamo Kyiv won 10–2 on aggregate.


Astana  1–0  Maccabi Petah Tikva
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Referee: Aleksandrs Golubevs (Latvia)
Maccabi Petah Tikva  4–0  Astana
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Referee: Volen Chinkov (Bulgaria)

Maccabi Petah Tikva won 4–1 on aggregate.

Second roundEdit

The first legs were played on 4 and 6 November, and the second legs were played from 26–27 November and 4 December 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sheriff Tiraspol   3–3 (a)   Sogndal 2–0 1–3
Zaragoza   9–0   APOEL 5–0 4–0
Midtjylland   3–1   Zrinjski Mostar 3–1 0–0
ÍA   2–6   Derby County 1–2 1–4
Porto   5–2   Domžale 2–2 3–0
Dynamo Kyiv   5–2   PAOK 3–0 2–2
Rangers   4–1   Slovan Bratislava 2–0 2–1
Rennes   3–0   Maccabi Petah Tikva 2–0 1–0
Sheriff Tiraspol  2–0  Sogndal
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Referee: Yigal Frid (Israel)
Sogndal  3–1  Sheriff Tiraspol
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Referee: Ivar Orri Kristjansson (Iceland)

3–3 on aggregate. Sheriff Tiraspol won on away goals.


Zaragoza  5–0  APOEL
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Referee: Julian Weinberger (Austria)
APOEL  0–4  Zaragoza
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Referee: Juxhin Xhaja (Albania)

Zaragoza won 9–0 on aggregate.


Midtjylland  3–1  Zrinjski Mostar
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Referee: Kaspar Sjöberg (Sweden)
Zrinjski Mostar  0–0  Midtjylland
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Referee: Vitaliy Romanov (Ukraine)

Midtjylland won 3–1 on aggregate.


ÍA  1–2  Derby County
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Referee: Lionel Tschudi (Switzerland)
Derby County  4–1  ÍA
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Derby County won 6–2 on aggregate.


Porto  2–2  Domžale
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Referee: Nicolas Laforge (Belgium)
Domžale  0–3  Porto
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Referee: Anastasios Papapetrou (Greece)

Porto won 5–2 on aggregate.


Dynamo Kyiv  3–0  PAOK
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PAOK  2–2  Dynamo Kyiv
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Referee: Novak Simović (Serbia)

Dynamo Kyiv won 5–2 on aggregate.


Rangers  2–0  Slovan Bratislava
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Referee: Rohit Saggi (Norway)
Slovan Bratislava  1–2  Rangers
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Rangers won 4–1 on aggregate.


Rennes  2–0  Maccabi Petah Tikva
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Maccabi Petah Tikva  0–1  Rennes
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Referee: Nikolas Neokleous (Cyprus)

Rennes won 3–0 on aggregate.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ CEST (UTC+2) for dates up to 26 October 2019 (first round), and CET (UTC+1) for dates thereafter (second round).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UEFA Youth League: season guide". UEFA.com. 8 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Regulations of the UEFA Youth League 2019/20" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  3. ^ "Country coefficients 2017/18". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  4. ^ "UEFA Youth League domestic champions path draw". UEFA.com. 3 September 2019.

External linksEdit