Europa League quarter-finalists: Arsenal vs Slavia, Granada vs United

Manchester United, Arsenal, Roma, Ajax, Villarreal, Dinamo Zagreb, Slavia Prague, and Granada are quarter-finalists of Europa League 2021.

Arsenal will face a Slavia Praha team that has already seen off Leicester and Rangers, while Manchester United will take on La Liga side Granada in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

Europa League Quarter-Final Draw

The eight teams left in the competition have now found out their opponents in the quarter-finals.

The draw was made on Friday afternoon and the ties for the last-eight below are as below:

  • Granada (ESP) vs Manchester United (ENG)
  • Arsenal (ENG) vs Slavia Praha (CZE)
  • Ajax (NED) vs Roma (ITA)
  • Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) vs Villarreal (ESP)

Europa League semi-final draw

If United overcome Granada in the quarter-finals, they will play the winners of the tie between Ajax and Roma.

Similarly, if Dinamo Zagreb overcomes Villarreal, they will play the winners of the tie between Arsenal and Slavia Praha.

1. Granada (ESP) / Manchester United (ENG) vs Ajax (NED) / Roma (ITA)
2. Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) / Villarreal (ESP) vs Arsenal (ENG) / Slavia Praha (CZE)

When will be the games held?

First-leg matches will take place on Thursday, April 8. Likewise, the second leg will be played the week after, on Thursday, April 15.

Similarly, the Europa League semi-final ties are scheduled for April 29, (first leg) and May 6 (second leg).

The final will then be played on Wednesday, May 26, with the Gdansk Arena in Poland hosting.

Quarter-Finals First Legs: April 8

Quarter-Finals Second Legs: April 15

Semi-Finals First Legs: April 29

Semi-Finals Second Legs: May 6

What happens if the scores ties?

If ties are level after 180 minutes they are decided on away goals, first and foremost. If teams still can’t be separated, it goes to extra time.

In case both teams score the same number of goals during the 30 additional minutes, away goals count double.

If there are no further goals in extra time, the tie goes to a penalty shoot-out (alternate takers).

How did the draw work?

It was a straight draw, with all the teams in the same pot and also with no seeding or country protection.

Was there also a draw for the final?

Yes, for administrative purposes. The winner of semi-final 2 will take part in this season’s final. 

Final

The Europa League’s final match is going to be in Gdańsk Arena, Poland on 26th May.

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