West Ham wait in the wings after UEFA Conference League draw

West Ham wait in the wings as Braga against Fiorentina headlines UEFA Conference League draw, while Lazio face tricky test against CFR Cluj with play-off ties decided

  • The draw for the next round of the UEFA Conference League was on Monday
  • West Ham were not involved after topping their group with six wins from six
  • The draw was headlined by Braga vs Fiorentina and Lazio against CFR Cluj
  • The winners of each original group will rejoin the competition in the next round

Teams in the play-off round of the Conference League found out their fate on Monday after the draw for the next stage of the competition was made in Switzerland.

England’s West Ham weren’t involved in the draw having won their group, so will await the winners of one of the ties decided in the next stage.

The draw was headlined by Braga vs Fiorentina, while Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio will take on CFR 1907 Cluj of Romania.

The draw for the play-off round of the UEFA Conference League was made on Monday

David Moyes’ West Ham were not in the draw after winning their group with six wins from six

Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio side will face CFR 1907 Cluj of Romania in their play-off fixture

The rest of the draw included Qarabag against Gent, as well as Trabzonspor versus Basel.

Last year’s quarter-finalists Bodo/Glimt, who beat eventual champions Roma in the first leg before losing overall on aggregate, will face Lech Poznan of Poland as they bid to progress further than last time around.

AEK Larnaca of Greece will play Dnipro-1 from Ukraine, with Sheriff, formerly of Manchester United’s Europa League group, versus FK Partizan and Ludogorets against Anderlecht wrapping up the draw.

The ‘Road to Prague’ continued with the draw, with several teams facing tough fixtures

UEFA ambassador Vladimir Smicer was on hand to draw out the names of competing teams

The winners of the Conference League groups will rejoin the tournament in the round of 16

The play-off round features 16 teams that either came second in their Conference League group or third in their Europa League group, with teams all playing a side originally from the other competition.

It was also impossible for anyone to face a team from their country at this stage.

The winners of the ties will progress to the last 16 of the competition where the winners of the Conference League groups will be waiting.

The ties will take place over a two-week period, with the first legs on February 16 and the second on February 23.


Qarabag vs Gent

Trabzonspor vs Basel

Lazio vs CFR Cluj

Bodo/Glimt vs Lech Poznan

Braga vs Fiorentina

AEK Larnaca vs Dnipro-1

Sheriff vs FK Partizan

Ludogorets vs Anderlecht 

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