Europa League A look at the teams who join Valencia and Villarreal

The Europa League draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the competition takes place on Friday.

Eight teams are in contention, with two Spanish sides through to the next phase thanks to the progression of Valencia and Villarreal.

They are joined by Arsenal, Chelsea, Napoli, Eintracht Frankfurt, Benfica and Slavia Prague.

The first leg matches will be played on April 11, with the return games taking place on April 18.

Here, we look at the opposition who could lie in wait for the two remaining Spanish sides.

Unai Emery‘s men needed to overcome the disadvantage from the first leg against Rennes and got things going early through Pierre-Emerick Auabameyang, who set up another and then completed the scoring for the comeback.

They easily eliminated Dynamo Kiev 8-0 on aggregate.

In Ukraine, Olivier Giroud‘s hat-trick propelled him to the top of the scoring charts with nine goals.

Carlo Ancelotti‘s men lost 3-1 in Salzburg, but at no time was their progression in doubt thanks to a 3-0 first leg win.

The former Real Madrid coach continues to rely heavily on Jose Callejon and Fabian Ruiz.

The Germans preserved the Bundesliga’s honour in Europe as they eliminated Inter at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza to reach the quarter-final thanks to a Luka Jovic goal.

Leaders in their native Portugal, they overcame Dinamo Zagreb‘s resistance thanks to a Jonas goal in the 71st minute and they added two more in extra time.

They caused the biggest surprise of the last 16 by eliminating Sevilla after extra time.

Sevilla conceded six goals across both legs.


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