Champions League, Europa League quarter-final and semi-final draws
Draws have been held at UEFA headquarters plotting the path for the 16 contenders to the UEFA Europa League final on 21 August. Venues, dates and kick-off times will be confirmed as soon as possible.
1. Wolfsburg (GER) / Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) vs Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) / Basel (SUI)
2. LASK (AUT) / Manchester United (ENG) vs İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR) / Copenhagen (DEN)
3. Internazionale Milano (ITA) / Getafe (ESP) vs Rangers (SCO) / Leverkusen (GER)
4. Olympiacos (GRE) / Wolves (ENG) vs Sevilla (ESP) / Roma (ITA)
1. Winner quarter-final 4 vs winner quarter-final 2
2. Winner quarter-final 3 vs winner quarter-final 1
The winner of semi-final 1 was drawn as the home team – for administrative purposes – for the final in Cologne, Germany on Friday 21 August.
The quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played as a straight knockout tournament across four cities in Germany in August: Cologne, Duisburg, Düsseldorf and Gelsenkirchen. All these ties will be single-leg fixtures.
• Manchester United beat FC Copenhagen 3-0 at Old Trafford in the 2006/07 UEFA Champions League group stage – but lost the return 1-0 in Denmark.
• Shakhtar were eliminated from last season’s UEFA Europa League by Eintracht Frankfurt, going down 4-1 in the round of 32 second leg in Germany after a 2-2 home draw.
• Rangers and Inter have each won one of the sides’ previous knockout ties, with the Italian team picking up four points (1-0 h, 1-1 a) against the Scottish club in their most recent fixtures, in the 2005/06 UEFA Champions League group stage.
• While Wolves have never played Sevilla, they have had success against Spanish opposition in this season’s competition, Diogo Jota scoring a hat-trick in a 4-0 home victory over Espanyol in the round of 32 first leg – a tie the English side won 6-3 on aggregate.
How the draws worked
Six of the best finals in Germany
It was an open draw, so there was no seeding or country protection.
Round of 16 5/6 August (kick-off 18:55, 21:00 CET)
Quarter-finals 10/11 August (21:00 CET)
Semi-finals 16/17 August (21:00 CET)
Final 21 August (21:00 CET)
Champions League quarter-finals to be played August 12-15 (Lisbon)
Man City/Real Madrid vs Juventus vs Lyon
RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid
Barcelona/Napoli vs Bayern Munich/Chelsea
Atalanta vs PSG
Winner of semi-final 2 will be the ‘home’ team for the Champions League final on August 23.
Well, it’s a big task facing Chelsea to get beyond Bayern Munich, but what an incentive. Barcelona or Napoli would await them in the quarter-finals.
As for Manchester City, who are still awaiting the verdict on their appeal against a European ban next season, Pep Guardiola’s side must come through the second leg of their last-16 tie with Real Madrid.
Should they do that, City can look forward to a one-legged tie with Juventus or Lyon.
As clubs learn their next obstacle on the path to the final in Lisbon
DID YOU KNOW?
There is a rule amendment when the competition resumes. Teams will be able to register a maximum of three new ‘List A’ players, but each squad is still limited to 25 List A players.
Those players must have been previously registered and eligible to play for the club at domestic level since February 3.
The substitutes rule will mirror what we’ve been seeing the Premier League since June 17, with sides able to make five changes per game and one more in extra-time.