The 64' UEFA Youth League tour kicks off the new season, played entirely as one-legged knockout ties.
Basel took their first draw with Odense on 24 February, including Real Madrid's trip to Manchester United and former champions Chelsea and Salzburg's match between 2-4 March. Teams are split, as usual, into two paths: the UEFA Champions League path (usually played in groups) and the Local champions path. They will unite for the 16th round.
UEFA Champions League road
Tuesday, March 2
Atalanta – RB Leipzig
Borussia Monchengladbach – Lazio
Liverpool – Marseille
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Club Brugge
Dynamo Kyiv – Barcelona
Juventus – Borussia Dortmund
Manchester United - Real Madrid
Wednesday, March 3
Zenit and Rennes
Shakhtar Donetsk – Porto
Lokomotiv Moscow – Ferencváros
Chelsea – Salzburg
Midtjylland – Atlético de Madrid
Seville – Paris Saint-Germain
Internazionale Milan – Bayern Munich
Ajax – Krasnodar
Local champions way
Wednesday, February 24
Basel – Oden
Thursday, March 4
Shkëndija – Gabala
- Ajax, Atlético, Barcelona, Bayern, Benfica, Juventus, Manchester City, Paris, Porto and Real Madrid hold the record for entering all eight editions since the first release in 2013/14'.
- Owners Madrid' are accompanied by two-time champions Barcelona and Chelsea', as well as former winners Porto and Salzburg.
- Benfica finished second for the third time last season; Paris and Shakhtar are also former finalists.
- Shakhtar drew 1-1 with Porto on their way to the final in the 2014/15 group stage.
- Midtjylland defeated Atletico 5-4' on penalties in the 2015/16 play-offs', after a 4-4 draw.
- Debuting players: Angers, Apolonia, AZ Alkmaar, Celta Vigo, Chertanovo, Dinamo Minsk, Ferencváros, Górnik Zabrze, Györ, Istanbul Basaksehir, Cologne, Lazio, Odense, Olimpija Ljubljana, Waterford.
- Celta increases the number of different Spanish exhibitors to 11', one more than France and Germany.
Draw and match dates
Round 64: March 2 and 3
32 round draw: March 12 (morning)
Draw until the last 16 rounds: March 12 (afternoon)
Last 32: April 6 and 7
Round 16: 20 and 21 April
Quarterfinals: 4 and 5 May
Semi-finals (Colovray Stadium, Nyon): 17 May
Final (Colovray Stadium, Nyon): 20 May