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Benfica, Juve, Sevilla and Valencia set for draw

Published: Thursday 10 April 2014, 23.45CET
SL Benfica, Juventus, Sevilla FC and Valencia CF make up the lineup for Friday's UEFA Europa League semi-final draw, streamed live on UEFA.com from 12.00CET.

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Published: Thursday 10 April 2014, 23.45CET

Benfica, Juve, Sevilla and Valencia set for draw

SL Benfica, Juventus, Sevilla FC and Valencia CF make up the lineup for Friday's UEFA Europa League semi-final draw, streamed live on UEFA.com from 12.00CET.

SL Benfica, Juventus, Sevilla FC and Valencia CF are through to the UEFA Europa League semi-finals. The draw for the last four will be streamed live on UEFA.com from 12.00CET on Friday.

Full head-to-head records and team statistics are below

The most dramatic quarter-final second leg came at Mestalla, where Valencia CF overturned a 3-0 deficit from the opening instalment to take FC Basel 1893 to extra time. Paco Alcácer completed his hat-trick during the additional 30 minutes to help the Spanish side to a 5-3 aggregate triumph. Sevilla also started the night trailing – 1-0 against FC Porto – but had one foot in the semis by half-time of the home return, eventually running out 4-2 overall winners despite spending the last 36 minutes with ten men.

Juve, meanwhile, were made to sweat by Olympique Lyonnais before moving a step closer to a home final with a 3-1 aggregate success. Andrea Pirlo set them on their way with a trademark free-kick. Benfica's passage was the most straightforward of all, a 2-0 victory on Thursday wrapping up a 3-0 defeat of AZ Alkmaar.

Friday's draw takes place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon and will be open, meaning no teams are seeded and clubs from the same national association may be pitted against each other. The semi-finals will be played on a home-and-away basis, with the first legs on Thursday 24 April and the returns the following Thursday. For administrative purposes, the last step of the draw will define whether the winner of semi-final 1 or the winner of semi-final 2 will be the designated home side for the final, held at Turin Stadium from 20.45CET on Wednesday 14 May.

The full draw proceedings will be transmitted live on UEFA.com. Our live DrawCentre will bring you the build-up and post-draw reaction.

SL Benfica
European semi-final record: W9 L4
Last semi-final appearance: 2012/13 (UEFA Europa League, 3-2 v Fenerbahçe SK)
This season: W5 D1 L0 F12 A3
Top scorer: Lima & Rodrigo (3)
European head-to-heads
v Basel: W1 D1 L0 F3 A1
v Juventus: W3 D0 L1 F5 A4
v Sevilla: W0 D1 L1 F1 A3

Juventus
European semi-final record: W12 L6
Last semi-final appearance: 2002/03 (UEFA Champions League, 4-3 v Real Madrid CF)
This season: W5 D1 L0 F9 A2
Top scorer: Pablo Osvaldo, Arturo Vidal & Andrea Pirlo (2)
European head-to-heads
v Benfica: W1 D0 L3 F4 A5
v Sevilla: never met
v Valencia: never met

Sevilla FC
European semi-final record: W2 L0
Last semi-final appearance: 2006/07 (UEFA Cup, won 2-1 on agg v CA Osasuna)
This season: W6 D4 L2 F19 A11
Top scorer: Kevin Gameiro (5)
European head-to-heads
v Benfica: W1 D1 L0 F3 A1
v Juventus: never met
v Valencia: never met

Valencia CF
European semi-final record: W4 L1
Last semi-final appearance: 2011/12 (UEFA Europa League, 2-5 v Club Atlético de Madrid)
This season: W8 D2 L2 F23 A10
Top scorer: Paco Alcácer (7)
European head-to-heads

v Benfica: never met
v Juventus: never met
v Sevilla: never met

*Statistics for this season refer only to the UEFA Europa League group stage onwards

Last updated: 11/04/14 11.00CET

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