grenade Y Villarreal, the two LaLiga teams still present in the Europa League after eliminating Molde and Dinamo Kiev in the round of 16 respectively, already know their rivals in the quarterfinals and also the possible crosses in case of reaching the semifinals, after the draw that took place this Friday in Nyon, shortly after the Champions League. The ‘Gordo’ has been the grenade, as will face Manchester United, champion of the Europa League in 2017 and who has eliminated Milan in the second round. Much more luck has had the Villarreal, that will be seen with Dinamo Zagreb, although the ‘groguets’ cannot be trusted after the feat of the Croats, who have eliminated Tottenham de Mourinho. The other two room pairings are the Ajax-Rome and the Arsenal-Slavia in Prague.
Semifinals also complicated
In case of going to the semifinals, the grenade He would also be faced with another historical one, which would come out of the crossing between the Ajax or Roma. And as in the quarterfinals, the Andalusian team would play the first leg at home. It is not clear yet that he will be able to play at Nuevo Los Cármenes against United due to the travel restrictions because of the coronavirus, which affects English teams.
For his part, if the Villarreal eliminates Dinamo Zagreb, with the first leg in Croatia, he would face in the semis winner of the tie between Arsenal, who got rid of Olympiacos in the second round, or Slavia Prague, who beat Rangers, and could also be forced to play out the first leg despite being home if their rival is the ‘gunner’ team.
These are the pairings of the final draw of the Europa League:
Arsenal-Slavia in Prague
Granada / Manchester United – Ajax / Roma
Dinamo Zagreb / Villarreal – Arsenal / Slavia Prague
These are the dates of what remains of the Europa League:
QUARTER FINAL IDA: April 8
QUARTER FINAL ROUND: April 15
SEMIFINALS IDA: April 29
RETURN of SEMIFINALS: May 6th
FINAL: May 26 in Gdansk