The 2021/22 Europa League final is set to take place on Wednesday, May 18 at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Seville, Spain; The draw for the Europa League and Europa Conference League play-off rounds takes place on Monday December 13; follow reaction on Sky Sports News
Monday 13 December 2021 12:28, UK
With the Europa League group stages drawing to a close, who is through, who's dropping down into the Europa Conference League, and when is the draw for the next stage?
From 2021/22, the Europa League group stage has been truncated to eight groups. Instead of a round of 32, the eight second-placed teams will meet one of the eight sides finishing third in their respective Champions League groups in a two-legged play-off round in February.
Those eight teams will join the eight Europa League group winners in the last 16 in March.
The teams who finish third in their Europa League groups will also see their European seasons extended for the first time, with those eight sides facing one of the eight sides who finished second in the Europa Conference League group stage for a place in the last 16 of that competition.
Red Star Belgrade
*Champions League group stage third-placed sides
The Europa League play-off draw and Europa Conference League play-off draw take place in Nyon, Switzerland on Monday, December 13, from 12pm GMT. Follow all the reaction live on Sky Sports News.
The eight sides finishing second in their Europa League group will be seeded and drawn against the eight sides who finished third in their Champions League groups.
No team can play a club from their group or any side from their own country.
The sides who finished second in their Europa League groups will play the first leg of their last-16 tie away from home.
The first legs of the play-off ties will be played on February 17, with the return fixtures a week later on February 24.
These are the seeded teams in the ECL knockout round play-offs
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Celtic could face Tottenham or Vitesse of the unseeded teams but Leicester could only face Vitesse of this pair.