European Champions League - Play-off matches

Villarreal are the only Spanish side who have to play a qualifying round for the Champions League this year. They have been grouped in the "non-champions" route draw, with their opponents still to be decided. Matches to take place on 16th/17th and 23rd/24th August. (30.06.16)

Villarreal were seeded in the draw, and their opponents will be Monaco, with the first leg at home on 17th August, and the return leg away on 23rd August. Curiously the French league side were knocked out by Valencia at this stage of the competition last season. (05.08.16)

Villarreal are out of the competition after losing 3-1 to Monaco on aggregate. They still though will be participating in the Europa League this season as a consolation. (23.08.16)

Alexandre Pato
1-2 Monaco
Fabinho (Pen),
Bernardo Silva
Play-off, first leg
Fabinho (Pen)
1-0 Villarreal
Play-off, second leg