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UEFA Youth League Playoff Round Draw Confirmed

The full draw for the playoff round of the UEFA Youth League took place this afternoon. The playoff round sees the eight runners-up from the group stage drawn against the eight winners of the domestic champions path. Here’s everything you need to know about the playoffs.

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The draw features some big names as Porto and Salzburg are both former winners of the competition. Porto in 2018/19 and Salzburg two seasons before in 2016/17. Salzburg were also runners-up last season. Juventus and AFC Ajax have both previously reached the semi-finals while Borussia Dortmund reached last year’s quarters.

Eintracht Frankfurt, Hibernian, Panathinaikos and FC Ruh Lviv are all making their debut in the UEFA Youth League. MTK Budapest are the first Hungarian side to reach the playoff round and Young Boys are also in the hat for the first time in their history. AZ Alkmaar and KRC Genk both reached the last 16 last season while HNK Hajduk Split and Inter Milan fell at this hurdle in 2021/22.

The draw for the 2022/23 playoff round is as follows:

BSC Young Boys vs FC Salzburg

AZ Alkmaar vs Eintracht Frankfurt

FC Ruh Lviv vs Inter Milan

HNK Hajduk Split vs FC Shakhtar Donetsk

MTK Budapest vs AFC Ajax

Hibernian FC vs Borussia Dortmund

Panathinaikos FC vs FC Porto

KRC Genk vs Juventus

All eight matches will be played over the 7th/8th of February 2023 and will be decided in single-leg ties. The teams from the domestic champions path will play at home. If the ties end in a draw after 90 minutes there will be no extra time played and the game will be decided by a penalty shootout. The winners of each tie will join the eight group winners in the last 16 draw which is scheduled for the 13th of February.

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