Who are the UEFA Europa League semi-finalists?

A one-time winner and three semi-final debutants – including a club in the hunt for their last missing European trophy – are in the mix; meet the four teams still standing in the UEFA Europa League.

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Manchester United (ENG)

UEFA club ranking: 19
Entry: group stage
Route to semis: Group A runners-up, 4-0 St-Étienne, 2-1 Rostov, 3-2 Anderlecht (aet)
UCUP/UEL campaigns: 9
UCUP/UEL best: semi-finals (2016/17)
Semi-final record: N/A
Domestic titles: 20
European titles: 3 European Cups, 1 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Last season: 5th in Premier League, FA Cup winners
This season: 5th in Premier League, League Cup winners

Highlights: Watch Beşiktaş-Lyon penalty drama
Highlights: Watch Beşiktaş-Lyon penalty drama

Lyon (FRA)

UEFA club ranking: 25
Entry: round of 32 (via UCL group stage)
Route to semis: 11-2 AZ, 5-4 Roma, 3-3 Beşiktaş (aet, won 7-6 on pens)
UCUP/UEL campaigns: 13
UCUP/UEL best: semi-finals (2016/17)
Semi-final record: N/A
Domestic titles: 7
European titles: N/A
Last season: 2nd in Ligue 1
This season: 4th in Ligue 1

Highlights: Ajax strike late against Schalke
Highlights: Ajax strike late against Schalke

Ajax (NED)

UEFA club ranking: 28
Entry: group stage (after losing in UCL PO)
Route to semis: Group G winners, 1-0 Legia, 3-2 København, 4-3 Schalke (aet)
UCUP/UEL campaigns: 25
UCUP/UEL best: winners (1991/92)
Semi-final record: W1 L0
Domestic titles: 33
European titles: 4 European Cups, 1 UEFA Cup, 1 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Last season: 2nd in Dutch Eredivisie
This season: 2nd in Dutch Eredivisie

Watch Sisto's stunner as Celta made it through
Watch Sisto's stunner as Celta made it through

Celta Vigo (ESP)

UEFA club ranking: 57
Entry: group stage
Route to semis: Group G runners-up, 2-1 Shakhtar, 4-1 Krasnodar, 4-3 Genk
UCUP/UEL campaigns: 8
UCUP/UEL best: semi-finals (2016/17)
Semi-final record: N/A
Domestic titles: 0
European titles: N/A
Last season: 6th in Spanish Liga
This season: 10th in Spanish Liga

Legend
UCL – UEFA Champions League
UEL – UEFA Europa League
UCUP – UEFA Cup
3QR – third qualifying round
PO – play-off
a – won on away goals
p – won after a penalty shoot-out
* The regular season is over in the Belgian First League, with the top six contesting the championship and the bottom six competing for a UEFA Europa League spot.

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