Find below the know out draws for Season 17 Youth Cup / Shield
Rounds 1 and 2 will be over 1 leg as usual. Quarter-Finals onwards 2 legs.
Fictional Extra Time in the event of a draw.
Saturday 2nd April – ROUND 1
Saturday 9th April – Round 2
The most successful manager in YC history – Alex Mclean will be delighted with the draw – although no doubt wary of Ruts Benfica – with GinoBet predicting one of Benfica or Man City to make the final. In the bottom half of the draw – Dan Payne and Dario Savinao will be leased that they wont be scheduled to meet until the semi finals as well if everyone progresses.
In round 1 a few former winners face off – with Stephen Partington’s Roma facing the inconsistent Youth Side of Dan Wallace – the winner of whom will fancy their chances away in Sevilla and facing Gordon. The first ever winner of the YC – Doc will be in the YC knock outs for the first time in a long time but will face Sampdoria.
The losers of Youth Cup round 1 drop into Youth Shield Round 2 and the likes of Gursi (Cologne), James Mckenzie (Chelsea) – defending YC manager Heath Brown (Arsenal) and Walter Gogh (Partizan) will all be hoping for easy rides. In round 1 of the YC – Jay Jones has done very well to make the knockouts and will be delighted to be rewarded with a home tie, likewise David Inglis at Zagreb. Last seasons Youth Shield semi-finalist Ignazio Barraco will wary of a nicely developing Independiente side in Round 1 though.