UEFA Competition Draws: CL / EL Playoffs

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UEFA have drawn the Playoff ties for the Champions League and Europa League competitions, the final qualifying round ahead of the lucrative Group Stage. Winners of the two-legged ties guarantee themselves at least six further continental matches.

The ten defeated clubs in the CL Playoffs will enter the EL Group Stage. Clubs defeated in the EL Playoffs are eliminated from continental football this season. Draws are below, numbers are competition rankings.

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CHAMPIONS PLAYOFF:

  36  POL       Legia Warsaw  v.  Viking FK           NOR  35
  63  ISR   Maccabi Tel-Aviv  v.  Celtic              SCO  33
  55  IRL    Shamrock Rovers  v.  Steaua Bucharest    ROU  32
  40  CZE     Viktoria Plzen  v.  Dinamo Zagreb       CRO  37
  38  SUI         Young Boys  v.  Györ ERO            HUN  47

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BEST-PLACED PLAYOFF:

  23  NED               Ajax  v.  Valencia            ESP  10
  50  FRA          AS Monaco  v.  Porto               POR   7
  18  GER   Bayer Leverkusen  v.  Standard Liege      BEL  29
  11  ENG  Tottenham Hotspur  v.  AS Roma             ITA  24
  14  RUS           Zenit SP  v.  Shakhtar Donetsk    UKR  20

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The ten winners will be joined by 22 seeded clubs in the CL group Stage, including the top six-ranked clubs in Europe (Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal), as well as defending champions Borussia Dortmund (ranked 15th).

UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE PLAYOFF:

  44  BEL            AA Gent  v.  APOEL Nicosia       CYP  --
  38  GRE         AEK Athens  v.  Fiorentina          ITA  13
  45  GRE               Aris  v.  Mönchengladbach     GER  19
  --  TUR           Besiktas  v.  Sion                SUI  --
  43  GER             Bochum  v.  Aston Villa         ENG  26
  --  DEN         Brondby IF  v.  Braga               POR   9
   5  RUS        CSKA Moscow  v.  Slask               POL  60
  28  UKR     Dnipropetrovsk  v.  Slovan Bratislava   SVK  --
   8  UKR        Dynamo Kyiv  v.  Ventspils           LVA  --
  16  ENG            Everton  v.  Wisla Krakow        POL  41
  37  NED          Feyenoord  v.  Club Brugge         BEL  15
  42  GER Fortuna Düsseldorf  v.  Basel               SUI  12
  11  TUR        Galatasaray  v.  FC Skif Simferopol  UKR  59
  10  FRE Girondins Bordeaux  v.  Red Star Belgrade   SRB  --
  73  SWE     Göteborgs AIS   v.  Genk                BEL  29
  --  BUL       Levski Sofia  v.  PAOK Salonika       GRE  --
  14  FRE          Lille OSC  v.  Aarhus GF           DEN  --
  99  DEN             Lyngby  v.  Vitesse Arnhem      NED  25
  23  ESP             Málaga  v.  Hajduk Split        CRO  47
  33  ESP           Mallorca  v.  VB Kolding          DEN  98
  --  SVN            Maribor  v.  CFR Cluj            ROU  24
  54  UKR   Metalurg Donetsk  v.  Inter Milan         ITA   2
  52  CYP            Omonoia  v.  Panathinaikos       GRE  18
   6  NED      PSV Eindhoven  v.  Elfsborg            SWE  --
  17  AUT  Red Bull Salzburg  v.  MSK Zilina          SVK  48
  62  NOR          Rosenborg  v.  Lokomotiv Moscow    RUS  20
  --  MKD          Shkendija  v.  FC Zürich           SUI  40
   7  RUS     Spartak Moscow  v.  Austria Vienna      AUT  39
  --  GEO    Torpedo Kutaisi  v.  Dinamo Bucharest    ROU  31
  22  TUR        Trabzonspor  v.  Anorthosi Famagusta CYP  52
  85  HUN  Videoton Fehérvár  v.  Sparta Prague       CZE  21
  27  POR  Vitória Guimarães  v.  SK Sturm Graz       AUT  --

EL Playoff clubs marked “–” dropped into the competition from the Champions League Third Qualifying Phase and subsequently do not have an original ranking in the Europa League.

Schedule:

19 August: Champions League Playoff First Leg (5 matches)
20 August: Champions League Playoff First Leg (5 matches)
21 August: Europa League Playoff First Leg (32 matches)
26 August: Champions League Playoff Second Leg (5 matches)
27 August: Champions League Playoff Second Leg (5 matches)
28 August: Champions League Group Stage Draw
28 August: Europa League Playoff Second Leg (32 matches)
29 August: Europa League Group Stage Draw
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