2019–20 UEFA Youth League knockout phase

The 2019–20 UEFA Youth League knockout phase (play-offs and round of 16 onwards) began on 11 February 2020 with the play-off round and ended with the final on 25 August 2020 at Colovray Stadium in Nyon, Switzerland, to decide the champions of the 2019–20 UEFA Youth League.[1][2] A total of 24 teams competed in the knockout phase (play-offs and round of 16 onwards).[3]

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

Qualified teamsEdit

UEFA Champions League PathEdit

Group Winners
(enter round of 16)
Runners-up
(enter play-offs as away team)
A   Real Madrid   Club Brugge
B   Bayern Munich   Red Star Belgrade
C   Atalanta   Dinamo Zagreb
D   Juventus   Atlético Madrid
E   Liverpool   Red Bull Salzburg
F   Inter Milan   Borussia Dortmund
G   Benfica   Lyon
H   Ajax   Lille

Domestic Champions PathEdit

Second round winners
(enter play-offs as home team)
  Sheriff Tiraspol
  Zaragoza
  Midtjylland
  Derby County
  Porto
  Dynamo Kyiv
  Rangers
  Rennes

FormatEdit

The knockout phase (play-offs and round of 16 onwards), played as a single-elimination tournament, involved 24 teams: sixteen teams which qualified from the UEFA Champions League Path (eight group winners and eight group runners-up), and eight teams which qualified from the Domestic Champions Path (eight second round winners):[3]

  • The eight group winners from the UEFA Champions League Path entered the round of 16.
  • The eight group runners-up from the UEFA Champions League Path and the eight second round winners from the Domestic Champions Path entered the play-offs. The eight play-off winners advanced to the round of 16.

Each tie was played over a single match. If the score was level after full-time, the match was decided by a penalty shoot-out (no extra time was played).[3]

ScheduleEdit

The schedule was as follows (all draws were held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland).[1][4]

Following the round of 16, the competition was postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[5][6] The final tournament consisting of the semi-finals and final, originally scheduled to be played on 17 and 20 April 2020 at the Colovray Stadium in Nyon, Switzerland, were officially postponed on 18 March 2020.[7] A working group was set up by UEFA to decide the calendar of the remainder of the season,[8] with the final decision made at the UEFA Executive Committee meeting on 17 June 2020.[9][10]

Knockout phase schedule
Round Draw Match dates
Play-offs 16 December 2019 11–12 February 2020
Round of 16 14 February 2020 3–4 March 2020
10 March 2020[a]
16 August 2020 at Colovray Stadium, Nyon[b]
Quarter-finals 18–19 August 2020 at Colovray Stadium, Nyon[c]
Semi-finals 22 August 2020 at Colovray Stadium, Nyon[d]
Final 25 August 2020 at Colovray Stadium, Nyon[e]
  1. ^ One round of 16 match postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic in Europe
  2. ^ Two round of 16 matches postponed and relocated due to COVID-19 pandemic in Europe
  3. ^ Quarter-finals originally scheduled for 17–18 March 2020, but postponed and relocated due to COVID-19 pandemic in Europe
  4. ^ Semi-finals originally scheduled for 17 April 2020, but postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic in Europe
  5. ^ Final originally scheduled for 20 April 2020, but postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic in Europe

Play-offsEdit

The draw for the play-offs was held on 16 December 2019, 14:00 CET (UTC+1), at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[11] The eight second round winners from the Domestic Champions Path were drawn against the eight group runners-up from the UEFA Champions League Path, with the teams from the Domestic Champions Path hosting the match. Teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other.

The play-offs were played on 11 and 12 February 2020. The eight play-off winners advanced to the round of 16, where they were joined by the eight group winners from the UEFA Champions League Path.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Derby County   3–1   Borussia Dortmund
Porto   1–1 (6–7 p)   Red Bull Salzburg
Zaragoza   1–3   Lyon
Dynamo Kyiv   0–0 (3–4 p)   Dinamo Zagreb
Sheriff Tiraspol   0–0 (2–4 p)   Red Star Belgrade
Rangers   0–4   Atlético Madrid
Midtjylland   1–1 (7–6 p)   Lille
Rennes   1–1 (5–3 p)   Club Brugge
Derby County  3–1  Borussia Dortmund
  • Cashin   47'
  • J. Brown   51'
  • Sibley   90+5'
Report
Attendance: 674
Referee: Kevin Clancy (Scotland)

Porto  1–1  Red Bull Salzburg
Report
Penalties
6–7
Attendance: 610
Referee: Halil Umut Meler (Turkey)

Zaragoza  1–3  Lyon
Report
Attendance: 7,150
Referee: Sascha Stegemann (Germany)

Dynamo Kyiv  0–0  Dinamo Zagreb
Report
Penalties
3–4
Attendance: 5,419
Referee: Dumitri Muntean (Moldova)

Sheriff Tiraspol  0–0  Red Star Belgrade
Report
Penalties
2–4
Attendance: 1,620
Referee: Ádám Farkas (Hungary)

Rangers  0–4  Atlético Madrid
Report

Midtjylland  1–1  Lille
Report
Penalties
7–6
Attendance: 868
Referee: Robert Hennessy (Republic of Ireland)

Rennes  1–1  Club Brugge
Report
Penalties
5–3
Attendance: 1,160
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (Denmark)

Bracket (round of 16 onwards)Edit

The draw for the round of 16 onwards was held on 14 February 2020, 13:00 CET (UTC+1), at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[12] The mechanism of the draws for each round was as follows:

  • In the draw for the round of 16, there were no seedings, and the sixteen teams (eight UEFA Champions League Path group winners and eight play-off winners) were drawn into eight ties. Teams from the same UEFA Champions League Path group could not be drawn against each other, but teams from the same association could be drawn against each other. The draw also decided the home team for each round of 16 match.
  • In the draws for the quarter-finals onwards, there were no seedings, and teams from the same UEFA Champions League Path group or the same association could be drawn against each other (the identity of the quarter-final winners and onwards was not known at the time of the draws). The draws also decided the home team for each quarter-final, and which quarter-final and semi-final winners were designated as the "home" team for each semi-final and final (for administrative purposes as they were played at a neutral venue).
 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
4 March
 
 
  Bayern Munich2 (5)
 
18 August – Nyon
 
  Dinamo Zagreb (p)2 (6)
 
  Dinamo Zagreb1
 
3 March
 
  Benfica3
 
  Benfica4
 
22 August – Nyon
 
  Liverpool1
 
  Benfica3
 
4 March
 
  Ajax0
 
  Red Star Belgrade0
 
18 August – Nyon
 
  Midtjylland3
 
  Midtjylland1
 
3 March
 
  Ajax3
 
  Ajax (p)0 (6)
 
25 August – Nyon
 
  Atlético Madrid0 (5)
 
  Benfica2
 
4 March
 
  Real Madrid3
 
  Red Bull Salzburg4
 
19 August – Nyon
 
  Derby County1
 
  Red Bull Salzburg4
 
10 March
 
  Lyon3
 
  Atalanta3 (3)
 
22 August – Nyon
 
  Lyon (p)3 (5)
 
  Red Bull Salzburg1
 
16 August – Nyon
 
  Real Madrid2
 
  Inter Milan1
 
19 August – Nyon
 
  Rennes0
 
  Inter Milan0
 
16 August – Nyon
 
  Real Madrid3
 
  Juventus1
 
 
  Real Madrid3
 

Round of 16Edit

Six of the eight round of 16 matches were played on 3, 4 and 10 March 2020, while the remaining two matches could not be played as scheduled due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[5] They were rescheduled to 16 August 2020 at Colovray Stadium, Nyon.[13]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Bayern Munich   2–2 (5–6 p)   Dinamo Zagreb
Ajax   0–0 (6–5 p)   Atlético Madrid
Atalanta   3–3 (3–5 p)   Lyon
Inter Milan   1–0[A]   Rennes
Red Bull Salzburg   4–1   Derby County
Benfica   4–1   Liverpool
Red Star Belgrade   0–3   Midtjylland
Juventus   1–3   Real Madrid

Notes

  1. ^ On 9 March 2020, Inter Milan announced that they had suspended all activities of their youth teams due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy, and thus would not play their round of 16 match against Rennes, and the match had originally been cancelled.[14] UEFA decided not to punish Inter Milan due to the unprecedented situation caused by COVID-19 and following an agreement by both clubs, the match was rescheduled.[15]
Bayern Munich  2–2  Dinamo Zagreb
Report
Penalties
5–6
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Donald Robertson (Scotland)

Ajax  0–0  Atlético Madrid
Report
Penalties
6–5
Attendance: 723
Referee: Glenn Nyberg (Sweden)

Atalanta  3–3  Lyon
Report
Penalties
3–5

Inter Milan  1–0  Rennes
Report

Red Bull Salzburg  4–1  Derby County
Report
Attendance: 861
Referee: Giorgi Kruashvili (Georgia)

Benfica  4–1  Liverpool
Report
Attendance: 701
Referee: Michael Fabbri (Italy)

Red Star Belgrade  0–3  Midtjylland
Report
Attendance: 2,291
Referee: Trustin Farrugia Cann (Malta)

Juventus  1–3  Real Madrid
Report
Attendance: 0[note 3]
Referee: Bastian Dankert (Germany)

Quarter-finalsEdit

The quarter-finals, originally scheduled to be played on 17 and 18 March 2020, were postponed due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[20][5] They were rescheduled to 18 and 19 August 2020 at Colovray Stadium, Nyon.[21]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Inter Milan   0–3   Real Madrid
Red Bull Salzburg   4–3   Lyon
Midtjylland   1–3   Ajax
Dinamo Zagreb   1–3   Benfica
Midtjylland  1–3  Ajax
Report
Attendance: 0[note 3]
Referee: Anastasios Papapetrou (Greece)

Dinamo Zagreb  1–3  Benfica
Report
Attendance: 0[note 3]
Referee: Horatiu Fesnic (Romania)

Red Bull Salzburg  4–3  Lyon
Report
Attendance: 0[note 3]
Referee: Donatas Rumšas (Lithuania)

Inter Milan  0–3  Real Madrid
Report

Semi-finalsEdit

The semi-finals, originally scheduled to be played on 17 April 2020 at Colovray Stadium, Nyon, were postponed due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. They were rescheduled to 22 August 2020.[22]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Benfica   3–0   Ajax
Red Bull Salzburg   1–2   Real Madrid
Benfica  3–0  Ajax
Report
Attendance: 0[note 3]
Referee: Antti Munukka (Finland)

Red Bull Salzburg  1–2  Real Madrid
Report
Attendance: 0[note 3]
Referee: Pavel Orel (Czech Republic)

FinalEdit

The final, originally scheduled to be played on 20 April 2020 at Colovray Stadium, Nyon, was postponed due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. It was rescheduled to 25 August 2020.[23]

Benfica  2–3  Real Madrid
Report

NotesEdit

  1. ^ CET (UTC+1) for dates up to 28 March 2020 (play-offs and six round of 16 matches in March 2020), and CEST (UTC+2) for dates thereafter (all matches in August 2020, including two round of 16 matches, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final).
  2. ^ a b c d e f Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy, the following round of 16 matches were postponed:[16]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i The remainder of the competition, held in August 2020, was played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[24]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "UEFA Youth League finals: Nyon". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 26 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Regulations of the UEFA Youth League 2019/20" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations.
  4. ^ "Youth League finals in August: match schedule". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 June 2020.
  5. ^ a b c "All of this week's UEFA matches postponed". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
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  8. ^ "Resolution of the European football family on a coordinated response to the impact of the COVID-19 on competitions". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 17 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
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  10. ^ "UEFA competitions to resume in August". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 17 June 2020. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
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  12. ^ "UEFA Youth League knockout draw". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 14 February 2020.
  13. ^ "Youth League finals in August: match schedule". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 June 2020.
  14. ^ a b "UEFA Youth League: comunicato ufficiale su Inter-Rennes". Inter Milan. 9 March 2020.
  15. ^ "Youth League round of 16: Inter vs Rennes scheduled for August". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 25 June 2020.
  16. ^ "Inter-Rennes, Atalanta-Lyon, Juventus-Madrid UEFA Youth League ties postponed". UEFA.com. 2 March 2020.
  17. ^ "Youth League finals in August: match schedule". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 June 2020.
  18. ^ "El partido Juventus-Juvenil A de la Youth League, aplazado". Real Madrid. 11 March 2020.
  19. ^ "Youth League finals in August: match schedule". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 June 2020.
  20. ^ "Youth League matches postponed". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 13 March 2020.
  21. ^ "Youth League finals in August: match schedule". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 June 2020.
  22. ^ "Youth League finals in August: match schedule". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 June 2020.
  23. ^ "Youth League finals in August: match schedule". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 June 2020.
  24. ^ "Venues for Round of 16 matches confirmed". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 July 2020. Retrieved 10 July 2020.

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