When is the Europa League quarter-final draw taking place? Who can Arsenal and Man Utd play?
Manchester United are through to the Europa League quarter-finals but Arsenal are out after penalty heartbreak… so when will the draw for the last eight take place? And when will the matches be played?
- The Europa League quarter-final draw will be made following the round of 16
- Arsenal are looking to seal their spot in the draw after Man United progressed
- The final will take place on May 31 at the Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary
The Europa League last-16 concluded on Thursday evening with contrasting results for the two remaining Premier League sides.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal crashed out as they were beaten on penalties by Sporting Lisbon following a tense 1-1 draw at the Emirates.
But there were no such worries for Manchester United, who cruised through to the Europa League quarter-finals after a 1-0 win away at Real Betis sealed a 5-1 victory on aggregate.
Former United manager Jose Mourinho is also still in the competition, with his Roma overcoming Real Sociedad 2-0 over the two legs.
But when does the draw for the quarter-finals take place? And when will the ties be played? Sportsmail provides the answers below.
Marcus Rashford scored the only goal as Man United beat Real Betis to win 5-1 on aggregate
Arsenal crashed out of the Europa League after losing to Sporting Lisbon on penalties
When is the Europa League quarter-final draw and how to watch it?
The draw for the quarter-finals of the Europa League will take place on Friday, March 17.
It will get underway at 12pm, for those in the United Kingdom, and will typically take place at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.
The draw will be available to stream on UEFA’s official website, while BT Sport will also be televising it live.
Sportsmail will also be covering the draw live, so you can keep up-to-date with us.
How will the draw work? And what about the semi-final and final?
The Europa League quarter-final draw will consist of the eight teams who prevailed in the round of 16 ties.
Teams from the same country can, at this stage, now square off, while there are no longer any seeds. It means Man United could be drawn with Arsenal if the Gunners join them in the quarter-finals.
The Europa League semi-final draw will be made too as the path to the final becomes clear
Meanwhile, those who competed in the group stage together can also be drawn against each other in the quarter-final stage.
The semi-final draw will also be made on March 17, meaning those who have progressed to the quarter-finals will also know their potential route to the final.
A draw will also be made to determine the ‘home’ team for the final, though that is purely for administrative purposes.
Who will reach the quarter-finals?
Four teams have secured their place in the last eight, with the other four due to be confirmed on Thursday night.
Manchester United, Juventus, Sevilla and Feyenoord are all through.
The round of 16 second-leg fixtures and results are as followed:
Thursday, March 16
- Union Saint-Gilloise vs Union Berlin (3-3)
- Fenerbahce 1-0 Sevilla (1-2)
- Freiburg 0-2 Juventus (0-3)
- Ferencvaros vs Bayer Leverkusen (0-2)
- Arsenal vs Sporting Lisbon (2-2)
- Real Betis 0-1 Manchester United (1-5)
- Real Sociedad vs Roma (0-2)
- Feyenoord 7-1 Shakhtar Donetsk (8-2)
Jose Mourinho’s Roma side are still in the competition as they take on Real Sociedad of Spain
When will the quarter-finals take place?
The first legs of Europa League quarter-final stage will be played on April 13, while the return legs will be played on April 20.
The first legs of the Europa League semi-final stage will then take place on May 11, with the return legs on May 18.
The final will then take place on May 31 at the Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary.