When is the Europa League quarter-final draw and who can Arsenal and Tottenham play?


Arsenal and Tottenham both have one foot in the Europa League quarter-finals after taking care of business on Thursday night.

A Harry Kane brace saw Tottenham breeze past Dinamo Zagreb ahead of the second leg in Croatia, while Arsenal defeated Olympiacos in Athens, scoring three away goals in the process.

The Gunners took a giant step towards progression ahead of the second leg at the Emirates Stadium thanks to goals from Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Magalhaes and Mohamed Elneny, while Youssef Al-Arabi scored for the hosts.

But if both north London sides do progress, when can they look forward to finding out who they will play in the next round?

Here is all you need to know about the Europa League quarter-finals, semi-finals and final draw.

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When is the draw?

The draw for the Europa League quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will all be made on Friday, March 17 at 12pm.

We will only know the teams for the quarter-finals stage, but the semi-finals draw will give us a clear idea of which sides could face off in the semi-finals.

We will also get a draw for the final on Friday, which will decide which of the two sides of the tournament tree will produce the ‘home’ team for the final.

That’s more for administrative reasons than anything else.

Which teams could be involved?

To give you an idea of who could be involved in the next stage of the competition, here are the ties from the round of 16 and the scores after the first leg. The team listed second in each tie will play at home in the second leg.

Olympiacos 1-3 Arsenal

Tottenham 2-0 Olympiacos

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Ben Davies, Dele Alli, Moussa Sissoko, Son Heung-min, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Harry Kane, Serge Aurier, Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 First Leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Dinamo Zagreb at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on March 11, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)
Spurs take an advantage to Croatia for the second leg

Manchester United 1-1 AC Milan

Dynamo Kyiv 0-2 Villarreal

Granada 2-0 Molde

Roma 3-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

Slavia Praha 1-1 Rangers

Ajax 3-0 Young Boys

Are there any seedings?

No. As was the case for the round of 16 draw, there will be no seedings from here on in.

That means any team can play any other with no country protection.

Though, it is worth looking out for the order in which teams come out. We saw Tottenham‘s matches flipped in the round of 16 after they were due to be drawn in the same home-away sequence as Arsenal.

That could happen again, if both teams reach the next round and if, of course, they are not drawn to face each other.

When will matches be played?

The quarter-finals will be played across April 8 (first legs) and April 15 (second legs), and times for the matches will be announced in due course after the draw when fixtures are confirmed.

The semi-finals will take place across April 29 and May 6. The final, in Gdank’s Stadion Miejski in Poland, will take place on Wednesday, May 26.





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