The pairings for the knockout stage were decided not long after the final round, and the Birds were matched against Denmark's Olympia reUnited in the quarterfinals. The Group B runners-up had been leading their group entering the day, but their Czech Division Four opponents FK Brno-Černovice were too strong, and eventually prevailed 4-1.
Though Hovaness Noubaryan
recognized that Olympia were no easy foes, he also remarked that they were about as good an opponent as the Birds could get. "They play an open, expansive game. I'd much rather play a team doing that, than another of those negative nancies."
FK Brno-Černovice's reward for their pains would be facing FC Platax right on the other side of the draw, after the defending champs finished level on points and goal difference with Celtic Brno FC, in Group C. If Grilled make it past Olympia, they will meet one of Celtic and Sri Lanka's SRILA, though likely the former. Group A second-placed Bagode will have to contend with 1.FC Eierlikör elsewhere.