2015–16 UEFA Youth League Domestic Champions Path

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The 2015–16 UEFA Youth League Domestic Champions Path were played from 29 September to 6 December 2015. A total of 32 teams competed in the Domestic Champions Path to decide 8 of the 24 places in the knockout phase of the 2015–16 UEFA Youth League.[1]

Times up to 24 October 2015 (first round) were CEST (UTC+2), thereafter (second round) times were CET (UTC+1).

Draw[edit]

The youth domestic champions of the top 32 associations according to their 2014 UEFA country coefficients entered the Domestic Champions Path.[2] Associations without a youth domestic champion as well as domestic champions already included in the UEFA Champions League path were replaced by the next association in the UEFA ranking.[3][4]

The 32 teams were drawn into two rounds of two-legged home-and-away ties. The draw was held on 1 September 2015, 13:45 CEST, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[5][6] There were no seedings, but the 32 teams were split into four groups defined by sporting and geographical criteria prior to the draw.[7]

  • In the first round, teams in the same group were drawn against each other, with the order of legs decided by draw.
  • In the second round, the winners from Group 1 were drawn against the winners from Group 2, and the winners from Group 3 were drawn against the winners from Group 4, with the order of legs decided by draw.
Key to colours
Second round winners advanced to the play-offs
Group 1
Team
Spain Villarreal
Italy Torino
Switzerland Servette
Cyprus APOEL
Serbia Rad
Hungary Puskás Akadémia
Slovenia Domžale
Slovakia Senica
Group 2
Team
England Middlesbrough
France Stade de Reims
Belgium Anderlecht
Scotland Celtic
Sweden Elfsborg
Norway Brann
Finland HJK
Iceland Stjarnan
Group 3
Team
Germany Schalke 04
Netherlands Ajax
Austria Red Bull Salzburg
Czech Republic Příbram
Denmark Midtjylland
Moldova Zimbru Chișinău
Georgia (country) Saburtalo Tbilisi
Bosnia and Herzegovina Željezničar
Group 4
Team
Russia Spartak Moscow
Turkey Beşiktaş
Romania Viitorul Constanța
Poland Legia Warsaw
Belarus Minsk
Bulgaria Litex Lovech
Azerbaijan Ravan Baku
Kazakhstan Aktobe

Format[edit]

In the Domestic Champions Path, each tie was played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home. The team that scored more goals on aggregate over the two legs advanced to the next round. If the aggregate score was level, the away goals rule was applied, i.e., the team that scored more goals away from home over the two legs advanced. If away goals were also equal, the match was decided by a penalty shoot-out (no extra time was played).[1]

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.

First round[edit]

The first legs were played on 29 and 30 September, and the second legs were played on 7, 14, 20 and 21 October 2015.[2]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Villarreal Spain 4–4 (a) Switzerland Servette 2–3 2–1
APOEL Cyprus 4–9 Hungary Puskás Akadémia 3–3 1–6
Senica Slovakia 1–2 Italy Torino 0–0 1–2
Rad Serbia 1–1 (3–2 p) Slovenia Domžale 0–1 1–0
Stade de Reims France 5–6 England Middlesbrough 5–3 0–3
Elfsborg Sweden 2–1 Iceland Stjarnan 2–0 0–1
Brann Norway 1–6 Belgium Anderlecht 1–1 0–5
HJK Finland 1–6 Scotland Celtic 0–5 1–1
Schalke 04 Germany 2–5 Netherlands Ajax 2–3 0–2
Příbram Czech Republic 4–1 Moldova Zimbru Chișinău 2–0 2–1
Red Bull Salzburg Austria 5–2 Bosnia and Herzegovina Željezničar 4–0 1–2
Midtjylland Denmark 5–2[A] Georgia (country) Saburtalo Tbilisi 3–1 2–1
Aktobe Kazakhstan 0–6 Turkey Beşiktaş 0–2 0–4
Spartak Moscow Russia 4–0 Azerbaijan Ravan Baku 4–0 0–0
Minsk Belarus 3–7 Romania Viitorul Constanța 2–2 1–5
Litex Lovech Bulgaria 2–5 Poland Legia Warsaw 1–2 1–3
Notes
  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.
Villarreal Spain2–3Switzerland Servette
Moreno Goal 48'
Vega Goal 90+2'
Report Guillemenot Goal 44'51'
Caslei Goal 49'
Servette Switzerland1–2Spain Villarreal
Correia Goal 90' Report Poveda Goal 56'
Guerra Goal 85'
Referee: Stanislav Todorov (Bulgaria)

4–4 on aggregate. Servette won on away goals.


APOEL Cyprus3–3Hungary Puskás Akadémia
Christodoulou Goal 27'
C. Charalambous Goal 52'
D. Charalambous Goal 58' (pen.)
Report Óvári Goal 6'45'
Szabó Goal 70'
Referee: Tsvetan Krastev (Bulgaria)
Puskás Akadémia Hungary6–1Cyprus APOEL
Damásdi Goal 20'89'
Péter Goal 37'73'
Szabó Goal 53' (pen.)
Óvári Goal 78' (pen.)
Report Christodoulou Goal 15'

Puskás Akadémia won 9–4 on aggregate.


Senica Slovakia0–0Italy Torino
Report
Torino Italy2–1Slovakia Senica
Edera Goal 40'90+2' Report Kosorin Goal 38'
Referee: Tihomir Pejin (Croatia)

Torino won 2–1 on aggregate.


Rad Serbia0–1Slovenia Domžale
Report Petrić Goal 38'
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (Bulgaria)

1–1 on aggregate. Rad won 3–2 on penalties.


Stade de Reims France5–3England Middlesbrough
Oudin Goal 3' (pen.)58'
Jung Goal 13'
Marques Goal 60'
Sylla Goal 62'
Report Curry Goal 58'
Cooke Goal 69'76' (pen.)
Referee: Bart Vertenten (Belgium)
Middlesbrough England3–0France Stade de Reims
Cooke Goal 75'
Mondal Goal 79'
Chapman Goal 90+5' (pen.)
Report

Middlesbrough won 6–5 on aggregate.


Elfsborg Sweden2–0Iceland Stjarnan
Kabashi Goal 14'62' (pen.) Report
Referee: Andris Treimanis (Latvia)
Stjarnan Iceland1–0Sweden Elfsborg
Rosberg Goal 2' (o.g.) Report
Referee: Jari Järvinen (Finland)

Elfsborg won 2–1 on aggregate.


Brann Norway1–1Belgium Anderlecht
Brazy Goal 90+2' Report Petit Goal 51'
Referee: Anders Poulsen (Denmark)
Anderlecht Belgium5–0Norway Brann
Lukebakio Goal 31'
Vancamp Goal 40'82'
Azevedo-Janelas Goal 59'
Bourard Goal 90+2'
Report

Anderlecht won 6–1 on aggregate.


HJK Finland0–5Scotland Celtic
Report Hendry Goal 32'
Nesbitt Goal 35'53'66'
Miller Goal 37'
Referee: Vitali Meshkov (Russia)
Celtic Scotland1–1Finland HJK
Nesbitt Goal 61' Report Ulmanen Goal 86'

Celtic won 6–1 on aggregate.


Schalke 04 Germany2–3Netherlands Ajax
Reese Goal 45+1'
Bakboord Goal 65' (o.g.)
Report Nouri Goal 7'
De Ligt Goal 34'
Černý Goal 54'
Referee: Stephan Klossner (Switzerland)
Ajax Netherlands2–0Germany Schalke 04
Dolberg Goal 40'62' Report

Ajax won 5–2 on aggregate.


Příbram Czech Republic2–0Moldova Zimbru Chișinău
Chaluš Goal 11'
Januška Goal 81'
Report
Referee: Domagoj Vučkov (Croatia)
Zimbru Chișinău Moldova1–2Czech Republic Příbram
Damașcan Goal 48' (pen.) Report Januška Goal 27' (pen.)82'
Referee: Roi Reinshreiber (Israel)

Příbram won 4–1 on aggregate.


Red Bull Salzburg Austria4–0Bosnia and Herzegovina Željezničar
Oberlin Goal 19'
Raischl Goal 26'
Hödl Goal 67'
Grabovac Goal 75'
Report
Referee: Zbynek Proske (Czech Republic)
Željezničar Bosnia and Herzegovina2–1Austria Red Bull Salzburg
Mujagić Goal 7'
Hajdarević Goal 27'
Report Hödl Goal 82'
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (Poland)

Red Bull Salzburg won 5–2 on aggregate.


Midtjylland Denmark3–1Georgia (country) Saburtalo Tbilisi
Sterring Goal 23'
Gemmer Goal 41'
Nissen Goal 84'
Report Gemmer Goal 50' (o.g.)
Referee: Vilhjalmur Thorarinsson (Iceland)
Saburtalo Tbilisi Georgia (country)1–2Denmark Midtjylland
Kharaishvili Goal 62' Report Nissen Goal 39'
Anderson Goal 53'
Referee: Rahim Hasanov (Azerbaijan)

Midtjylland won 5–2 on aggregate.


Aktobe Kazakhstan0–2Turkey Beşiktaş
Report Aksoy Goal 43'
Taşkaya Goal 73'
Referee: Lasha Silagava (Georgia)
Beşiktaş Turkey4–0Kazakhstan Aktobe
Durmuş Goal 36'
Taşkaya Goal 62'
Küçükköylü Goal 63'
Başaran Goal 85'
Report
Referee: Alan Mario Sant (Malta)

Beşiktaş won 6–0 on aggregate.


Spartak Moscow Russia4–0Azerbaijan Ravan Baku
Panteleyev Goal 53'79'
Melkadze Goal 61'
Bakaev Goal 81'
Report
Referee: Eiko Saar (Estonia)
Ravan Baku Azerbaijan0–0Russia Spartak Moscow
Report
Referee: Giorgi Kruashvili (Georgia)

Spartak Moscow won 4–0 on aggregate.


Minsk Belarus2–2Romania Viitorul Constanța
Bessmertny Goal 6'
Bakhar Goal 18'
Report Marin Goal 25' (pen.)
Ciobanu Goal 67'
Referee: Kristo Tohver (Estonia)
Viitorul Constanța Romania5–1Belarus Minsk
Marin Goal 54' (pen.)86'
Grecu Goal 61'
Coman Goal 62'
Ene Goal 69'
Report Gromyko Goal 29'
Referee: Vasilis Dimitriou (Cyprus)

Viitorul Constanța won 7–3 on aggregate.


Litex Lovech Bulgaria1–2Poland Legia Warsaw
Yordanov Goal 52' Report Ryczkowski Goal 9'
Karbowy Goal 84' (pen.)
Referee: István Kovács (Romania)
Legia Warsaw Poland3–1Bulgaria Litex Lovech
Karbowy Goal 45+2' (pen.)
Najemski Goal 53'
Bartczak Goal 57'
Report Despodov Goal 63' (pen.)

Legia Warsaw won 5–2 on aggregate.

Second round[edit]

The first legs were played on 4, 5 November and 2 December, and the second legs were played on 24, 25 November and 6 December 2015.[2]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Puskás Akadémia Hungary 1–3 Scotland Celtic 1–0 0–3
Rad Serbia 0–1 Sweden Elfsborg 0–1 0–0
Servette Switzerland 3–4 Belgium Anderlecht 1–2 2–2
Middlesbrough England 6–3 Italy Torino 3–0 3–3
Spartak Moscow Russia 1–5 Netherlands Ajax 0–3 1–2
Beşiktaş Turkey 2–5 Austria Red Bull Salzburg 1–0 1–5
Midtjylland Denmark 5–1 Poland Legia Warsaw 2–0 3–1
Příbram Czech Republic 2–0 Romania Viitorul Constanța 2–0 0–0
Puskás Akadémia Hungary1–0Scotland Celtic
Damásdi Goal 90' Report
Referee: Vadims Direktorenko (Latvia)
Celtic Scotland3−0Hungary Puskás Akadémia
Archibald Goal 29'
Miller Goal 38'84'
Report
Referee: Bart Vertenten (Belgium)

Celtic won 3−1 on aggregate.


Rad Serbia0–1Sweden Elfsborg
Report Iglicar Berntsson Goal 62'
Referee: Yuriy Mozharovskyy (Ukraine)
Elfsborg Sweden0–0Serbia Rad
Report
Referee: Jens Maae (Denmark)

Elfsborg won 1–0 on aggregate.


Servette Switzerland1–2Belgium Anderlecht
Caslei Goal 53' Report de Medina Goal 49'
Lukebakio Goal 56'
Referee: Tomasz Musiał (Poland)
Anderlecht Belgium2–2Switzerland Servette
Bourard Goal 44'
Vancamp Goal 58'
Report Guillemenot Goal 31'34'

Anderlecht won 4−3 on aggregate. Anderlecht's home match against Servette was originally scheduled for 24 November 2015, 19:30, at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Anderlecht, but was postponed due to the security threats around Brussels in the aftermath of the November 2015 Paris attacks.[8] It was rescheduled for 6 December 2015, 14:00, at the Van Roy Stadium, Denderleeuw, after Servette's home match (initially the first leg with order of legs reversed after original draw) was played on 2 December 2015.[9]


Middlesbrough England3–0Italy Torino
Mondal Goal 77'
Coulson Goal 84'
Chapman Goal 87'
Report
Referee: Thorvaldur Árnason (Iceland)
Torino Italy3–3England Middlesbrough
Candellone Goal 60'
Edera Goal 63'
Mantovani Goal 68'
Report Chapman Goal 67'
Pattison Goal 87'
Mondal Goal 90+3'
Referee: Manuel Schuettengruber (Austria)

Middlesbrough won 6–3 on aggregate.


Spartak Moscow Russia0–3Netherlands Ajax
Report El Azzouzi Goal 44' (pen.)
Dolberg Goal 49'
Walian Goal 70'
Referee: Ville Nevalainen (Finland)
Ajax Netherlands2–1Russia Spartak Moscow
Nouri Goal 26'
Sierhuis Goal 53'
Report Lomovitskiy Goal 67'

Ajax won 5−1 on aggregate.


Beşiktaş Turkey1–0Austria Red Bull Salzburg
Başaran Goal 69' Report
Referee: Dejan Jakimovksi (Macedonia)
Red Bull Salzburg Austria5–1Turkey Beşiktaş
Oberlin Goal 13'74'77'
Upamecano Goal 59'
Schlager Goal 66'
Report Afkan Goal 36'
Referee: Sandor Szabo (Hungary)

Red Bull Salzburg won 5–2 on aggregate.


Midtjylland Denmark2–0Poland Legia Warsaw
Olsen Goal 63'
Rutikanga Goal 90+3' (pen.)
Report
Referee: Dominik Ouschan (Austria)
Legia Warsaw Poland1–3Denmark Midtjylland
Nawotka Goal 73' (pen.) Report Rutikanga Goal 12'62' (pen.)
Thychosen Goal 66'

Midtjylland won 5–1 on aggregate.


Příbram Czech Republic2–0Romania Viitorul Constanța
Šrain Goal 33'
Hlavatý Goal 72'
Report
Viitorul Constanța Romania0–0Czech Republic Příbram
Report

Příbram won 2–0 on aggregate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Regulations of the UEFA Youth League 2015/16" (PDF). UEFA.com. 1 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "UEFA Youth League entrants confirmed". UEFA.com. 27 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Country coefficients 2013/14". UEFA.com.
  4. ^ "UEFA Country Ranking 2014". Bert Kassies.
  5. ^ "Draws — Domestic champions path". UEFA.com. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Youth League: Domestic Champions path draw". UEFA.com. 1 September 2015.
  7. ^ "UEFA Youth League domestic path draw details". UEFA.com. 1 September 2015.
  8. ^ "UEFA Youth League-duel Anderlecht-Servette Genève afgelast". nieuwsblad.be. 21 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Anderlecht - Servette op 6 december". anderlecht-online.be. 25 November 2015.

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