Roma are set to make it to the UEFA Europa League quarter-final draw (AFP)
The Europa League is closing in on the final stages where some of the biggest teams clash in some mouth-watering ties that would not be out of place in the Champions League.
Ultimately each team wants to get to Europe’s top competition, and they can do so by winning this competition, while also getting their hands on a piece of silverware.
Each team is pushing to make the final at the GdaÅsk Arena, Poland, but first there are the quarter-finals and semi-finals to come.
The tournament has given teams a chance to experiment and give a stage for players to break out, including Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard, with Mikel Arteta delighted with his progress:
“I think everybody has been really impressed with how quickly he adapted, how professional he is, how quickly he engaged with everybody and the performances he is putting in as well,” Arteta told reporters.
“I think his understanding of what we want is excellent. His work rate has been phenomenal and he’s doing something which in my opinion he could improve a lot, which is getting in the opponents’ box and being more decisive in the score line. He’s doing that, he’s scored two goals, he’s got some really important entrances in the zone and he looks all the time really dangerous. It’s something that if he adds that to his game he becomes a real complete player.”
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Here’s everything we know about the draws and how you can watch it on television and online.
When and where is the draw?
The draw is on Friday 19 March at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland and starts at 12pm GMT.
How will the draw work?
As mentioned, there is no seeding, which means clubs from the same country can draw each other.
So the free draw will decide the quarter-finals, before each tie is numbered 1–4 to create a path to the semi-finals.
Then there will be a third draw, to decide who will be the ‘home’ side in the final for administrative reasons.
Any restrictions, for broadcast or logistical reasons, will be announced ahead of the draw.
When will the quarter-final and semi-final ties take place?
First legs: 8 April
Second legs: 15 April
First legs: 29 April
Second legs: 6 May
Final: Wednesday 26 May (GdaÅsk Arena, Poland)
Who has qualified?
Ajax (NED) / Young Boys (SUI)
Olympiacos (GRE) / Arsenal (ENG)
Granada (ESP) / Molde (NOR)
Manchester United (ENG) / AC Milan (ITA)
ï»¿ï»¿ï»¿Slavia Praha (CZE) / Rangers (SCO)
Roma (ITA) / Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)ï»¿
Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) / Tottenham (ENG)
Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) / Villarreal (ESP)ï»¿
Is the draw on TV and will there be a live stream?
The draw will be streamed live on Uefa’s website, while BT Sport will also broadcast the draw across their channels, as well make a live stream available on the app.
You can also follow the draw live with Independent Football’s live blog here.
Manchester United 4/1
AS Roma 15/2
AC Milan 11/1
Slavia Praha 40/1
Dinamo Zagreb 150/1
Young Boys 150/1
Dynamo Kiev 150/1
Shakhtar Donetsk 250/1
Published: 2021-03-18 12:21:02
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