UEFA Europa League quarter-final draw

The UEFA Europa League quarter-finals have been confirmed following Friday's draw: Ajax v Schalke, Anderlecht v Manchester United, Celta Vigo v Genk, Lyon v Beşiktaş.

UEFA Europa League quarter-final draw results
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UEFA Europa League quarter-final draw (ties take place on 13 and 20 April)
Ajax (NED) v Schalke (GER)
Anderlecht (BEL) v Manchester United (ENG)
Celta Vigo (ESP) v Genk (BEL)
Lyon (FRA) v Beşiktaş (TUR)

Ajax v Schalke

  • This is a meeting of two former winners – Ajax lifted the trophy in 1991/92, Schalke in 1996/97
  • Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar spent three seasons at Ajax, scoring more than 100 goals
  • Ajax's last encounter with German opposition was against Borussia Dortmund in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League group stage
  • They lost 4-1 at home on that occasion, but have won 12/14 games against German clubs on their own turf

Anderlecht v Manchester United

  • Anderlecht have won three and lost three of their six matches against Manchester United
  • That includes a 10-0 loss in Manchester in 1956/57 which remains Anderlecht's record European defeat
  • Zlatan Ibrahimović scored four for Paris Saint-Germain against Anderlecht in the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League group stage
  • Anderlecht have never won in 15 away games in England, losing 13
  • United beat Club Brugge 7-1 on aggregate in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League play-offs
23.10.2013 RSC Anderlecht v Paris Saint-Germain FC - Zlatan Ibrahimović
Watch Ibrahimović score four for Paris against Anderlecht in the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League group stage

Celta v Genk

UEFA Europa League 2016/17 Quarter-final Draw
Final ambassador Patrik Andersson draws out Beşiktaş©Sportsfile

Lyon v Beşiktaş

  • These two teams have never met before in a competitive fixture
  • Lyon have not faced Turkish opposition since the 2004/05 UEFA Champions League group stage
  • They beat Fenerbahçe 3-1 in Istanbul and 4-2 at home
  • Beşiktaş are unbeaten at home against French sides (W2 D1) but have lost on all three trips to France

Where is the final?
The Friends Arena in Solna, near the Swedish capital Stockholm and named after an anti-bullying campaign. Final ticket applications opened today, with a proportion set aside for fans of the two finalists. Corporate hospitality packages are also on sale.

Dates for your diary
13 April: Quarter-finals, first leg
20 April: Quarter-finals, second leg
21 April: Semi-final draw, Nyon
4 May: Semi-finals, first leg
11 May: Semi-finals, second leg
24 May: Final (Friends Arena, Solna)