Friday, March 15, at the headquarters of UEFA in Nyon, Switzerland was held the draw for the 1/4 finals of the Europa League
The last representative of Ukraine in Euro cups in this season – Dynamo Kiev failed to overcome the previous phase of the tournament after suffering a crushing defeat in the two-legged tie with Chelsea (0:3, 0:5).
In the quarterfinals of the Europa League will play the winners of its eight pairs of 1/8 finals, which were Chelsea (England), Napoli (Italy), Valencia (Spain), Arsenal (England), Benfica (Portugal) Villarreal (Spain), Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany) and Slavia (Czech Republic).
The eight quarterfinalists were divided into four pairs, and the draw was conducted on an open basis – seeded and without asiany teams and clubs from the same national Association may meet each other.
Immediately after the formation of the quarterfinal pairs were also conducted the draw for the semi-finals of the Europa League, determine the path of the teams in the tournament until the final.
So, at the end of the draw in the 1/4 finals of the Europa League London Arsenal will face Napoli, between a matched two Spanish club Villarreal and Valencia, Benfica will meet with Eintracht Frankfurt, and the offender Dynamo Chelsea got the weakest possible rivals, Slavia Prague.
The UEFA Europa League. 1/4 finals
Arsenal (England) Napoli (Italy)
Villarreal (Spain) — Valencia (Spain)
Benfica (Portugal) — Dortmund (Germany)
Slavia (Czech Republic) — Chelsea (England)
The UEFA Europa League. 1/2 final
Arsenal (England)/Napoli (Italy) — Villarreal (Spain)/Valencia (Spain)
The nominal home side in the Europa League final will be the winner at the line, Benfica (Portugal)/Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany) Slavia (Czech Republic)/Chelsea (England).
The first match of the Europa League quarterfinals will be played on 11 April and the return matches will take place on April 18.
The first semi-finals of the Europa League will be held on may 2 and return may 9.
The Europa League final of the season-2018/2019 will be held may 29 in Baku at the Olympic stadium.
Previously also held the draw for the 1/4 finals of the Champions League, the results of which Ajax went to rivals Juventus, Liverpool will meet with Porto, Tottenham will compete with Manchester city and Manchester United will meet in superbeta with Barcelona.
Earlier, UEFA has changed the start time in the Champions League this season.
As reported Politeka, the European football Union will also create a new tournament for European clubs. Its launch is to be held in season 2021/22.
Also Politeka wrote about how much will the miner for performance in the Champions League.