UEFA Europa League-Quarter-final draw-Nyon, Switzerland - Friday 20 March 2015 13.00CET
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  • Club BruggeClub Brugge(BEL)
  • DniproDnipro(UKR)
  • Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv(UKR)
  • FiorentinaFiorentina(ITA)
  • NapoliNapoli(ITA)
  • SevillaSevilla(ESP)
  • WolfsburgWolfsburg(GER)
  • ZenitZenit(RUS)


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Klaus Allofs (Wolfsburg)Klaus Allofs, Wolfsburg sporting director: I don't know if we are favourites. The challenge is getting tougher for us, because Napoli should be rated stronger than Inter. Napoli have a great striker in Gonzalo Higuaín and an experienced coach in Rafael Benítez. Furthermore, we must expect a very intense atmosphere at Napoli. But we have enough quality to get through to the next round. We are among the best eight teams in this competition and if you look at the sides we have eliminated, then we certainly don't feel like we have no chance to win this title.
André Villas-Boas (FC Zenit)André Villas-Boas, Zenit coach: The defending champions are probably the hardest draw we could get. Sevilla have quality, experience and recent successes in this tournament. All this makes our task even more difficult. However, we will play the second leg at home. We will need our fans' support and I am sure they will do their utmost to help us to get through. We are ready for these games. We have an aim and a dream, and will give our best to continue the fight for the trophy.
The last time Sevilla and Zenit reached the quarter-finals they won the competition. Sevilla defeated FC Porto 4-2 at this stage last term; Zenit overcame Bayer 04 Leverkusen by the same scoreline in 2008.
Rafael Benítez (SSC Napoli)Rafael Benítez, Napoli coach: We will be facing one of the strongest opponents we could pick today - they are certainly among the favourites to win the trophy, and they proved all their great strength I the two games against Inter in the previous round. They are second in Bundesliga and they have also defeated [FC] Bayern [München] recently. However it will be a very fascinating and exciting tie for us. We believe in ourselves and we want to progress even if we know that it won't be easy against Wolfsburg.
Serhiy Rebrov (FC Dynamo Kyiv)Serhiy Rebrov, Dynamo coach: Fiorentina are serious opponents who defeated Roma in the round of 16 and are currently in the top five in Serie A. I think that tells you everything about the strength of the side. Am I satisfied with the draw? After we made it past Everton, I cannot rue that drawl likewise, I will evaluate this draw after the two games against Fiorentina. It is 50-50. If we can play at the same level as we did against Everton then nothing is impossible. Everything is in our hands.
Myron Markevych (FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk)Myron Markevych, Dnipro coach: It’s ridiculous to say that Brugge is a good draw for us. This is a very strong, classy team that plays great attacking football and got past Beşiktaş so easily. That says a lot. Now we have to start studying our next opponents. We’ll watch their matches and prepare for the upcoming tie. Dnipro should be prepared in the best possible manner as there are no weak teams at this stage. We are happy to be among the last eight but we must try to achieve more.
Zenit's all-time top scorer Aleksandr Kerzhakov played for Sevilla from 2007-08, but none of his team-mates are in the current squad. Sevilla coach Unai Emery was at FC Spartak Moskva in 2012, while centre-back Nicolas Pareja played for the same side from 2010-13.
To confirm: The Dnipro v Club Brugge tie has been reversed. Club Brugge will now play the first leg at home.
Óscar Arias, Sevilla's technical secretary: At this stage, the sides in the draw deserve to be there. Zenit are one of the strongest sides in the draw. It will be a very open but difficult game. We know we have to travel a long way, and that's a handicap, but that's the way the draw has worked out and it cannot be an excuse. Zenit are a European outfit and have Spaniards like Javi García. José Rondón also played in the Liga. They are a powerful side with some very good players. André Villas-Boas has a squad full of quality.
Wolfsburg v Napoli: Wolfsburg eliminated Napoli's Serie A rivals Inter in the round of 16, recording their first wins against Italian clubs in the process. Napoli's record in 16 encounters with German sides is W4 D4 L8 (D3 L5 in Germany, including defeats in their four most recent visits).
Dynamo v Fiorentina: Dynamo have won just twice in 18 encounters with Italian clubs, with both of those wins coming against AS Roma in the 2004/05 UEFA Champions League (one of them a 3-0 forfeit success after the game in Rome was abandoned after referee Anders Frisk was hit by a missile thrown from the crowd. Fiorentina are yet to lose in eight games against Ukrainian sides: W5 D3.
Club Brugge v Dnipro: Dnipro's only previous game against Belgian opponents was that 3-2 success against Club Brugge from 2004. Club Brugge have won three of their 11 games against Ukrainian clubs, but are without a success in the most recent seven of those fixtures (D4 L3).
Sevilla v Zenit: Sevilla's record at home against Russian sides is W3 D0 L1. Zenit have won only twice in 14 encounters with Spanish sides, and are without a victory in their last seven games ahainst Liga opponents.
And that's the draw! Stay here for reaction to the ties, with any news on reversals to follow shortly.
Wolfsburg v Napoli
The only pairing in the round when the sides have never met in Europe before!
Dynamo v Fiorentina
Dynamo lost to the Viola in the 1969/70 European Cup second round and the third round of the 1989/90 UEFA Cup.
Club Brugge v Dnipro
Club Brugge beat Dnipro 3-2 in the 2004/05 UEFA Cup group stage.
Sevilla v Zenit
Sevilla have Zenit four times. Three of those meetings were on the way to winning the 2005/06 UEFA Cup, including a victory in the quarter-finals.
Former Poland goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek, this year's UEFA Champions League final ambassador, is helping UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino to conduct the draw.
Andriy Yarmolenko (FC Dynamo Kyiv)Dynamo's Andriy Yarmolenko has laid on six goals in this season's UEFA Europa League – more than any other player in the quarter-finals. He has also scored four. Wolfsburg's Kevin De Bruyne (five goals, five assists) and Club Brugge's Lior Refaelov (six goals, four assists) have also had a hand in ten goals.
José Callejón (SSC Napoli)Napoli's José Callejon and Dynamo's Andriy Yarmolenko have both hit the post three times in this season's competition - more than any other players.
Yevhen Konoplyanka (FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk)Dnipro's Yevhen Konoplyanka is the most fouled played in this season's competition by some distance; referees have been called in to defend him 36 times – on ten more occasions than any other player.
Denys Boyko (FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk)Due to extra-time in the round of 16 decider, Dnipro goalkeeper Denys Boyko and defender Douglas have now played 930 minutes of football in this season's competition – 30 minutes more than any other players.
Lior Refaelov (Club Brugge KV)With eight-goal top scorers Alan (FC Salburg) and Romelu Lukaku (Everton FC) both eliminated, the top marksmen left in the competition are Napoli's Gonzalo Higuaín and Club Brugge's Lior Refaelov, with six goals each.
Dnipro remain the most combative side in the competition, with 179 fouls committed (and 171 sustained) and have received 38 yellow cards – 11 more than any other side.
Mariano Andújar (SSC Napoli)Of the sides that started out in the group stage, Napoli have conceded the fewest goals in their ten games: just four, an average of 0.4 per game - or one every 225 minutes. Napoli have also had the most shots on (77) and off target (67) in this season's competition, and have hit the post eight times.
Oleh Gusev (FC Dynamo Kyiv)The top-scoring side left in the competition are Dynamo, who have scored 22 goals in their ten games: an average of 2.2 per match.
Club Brugge are the only side left in the competition who have not lost a UEFA Europa League game this season; Dynamo have the unique distinction of being the only side in the quarter-finals who have got this far without drawing a single match.
Dnipro have got to this stage despite losing as many games as they have won since the start of this season's UEFA Europa League group stage: W4 D2 L4.
OK - some stats as we look ahead to the draw...
Daniel Carriço (Sevilla FC)Daniel Carriço can become a stand-alone UEFA Europa League record holder in the quarter-finals, the Sevilla man having matched Óscar Cardozo's record of 44 appearances in the competition (group stage to final) last night. "I’m a [Europa League] veteran now," the defender said. "I’ve played loads of games in it, and it’s a competition that us players get really excited about. Sevilla have won the trophy three times and it means so much to the fans. We’re making good progress, we’re in the last eight and we don’t want to stop here."
UEFA Europa League quarter-final drawT minus 45 minutes to the start of the UEFA Europa League draw ceremony.
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Paris Saint-Germain v FC Barcelona
Club Atlético de Madrid v Real Madrid CF
FC Porto v FC Bayern München
Juventus v AS Monaco FC
Maximilian Arnold (VfL Wolfsburg)Wolfsburg winger Maximilian Arnold could potentially celebrate his 21st birthday at the UEFA Europa League final. He is the only player left in the competition who was born on 27 May.
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Ross Barkley (Everton FC)Interesting stat from last night; Everton's elimination means that for the first time since 1992/93, there will be no English sides in the quarter-finals of any of UEFA's big club competitions.
Thomas Meunier (Club Brugge KV)Thomas Meunier, Club Brugge defender: No Spanish teams! A draw against Wolfsburg would be interesting.
When pressed on the fact that every time Sevilla have reached the quarter-finals of this competition they have gone on to win the trophy, coach Unai Emery was not impressed: "This won't get us to the final. We just want to enjoy the next round and compete. Sevilla's fans know the importance of the Europa League and consider it their competition."
FC Internazionale Milano boss Roberto Mancini made a case for Wolfsburg as potential winners after the German side eliminated the Nerazzurri: "We made too many mistakes but I honestly think that Wolfsburg are better than us right now. They are very strong and I think they have a chance to go all the way."
Villarreal CF coach Marcelino has his fingers crossed for Sevilla after his side lost out to the holders in an all-Spanish tie: "Sevilla have the ability to win games without necessarily playing well, which is important. I get on with a lot of people at Sevilla there and I’d like them to go on and win it."
Olexandr Shovkovskiy (FC Dynamo Kyiv)Olexandr Shovkovskiy, Dynamo goalkeeper: The most important thing is that we did our job and went through to the quarter-finals. Now we have to build on this.
David López (SSC Napoli) & Mathieu Valbuena (FC Dinamo Moskva)David López, Napoli midfielder: We are very pleased to have qualified - you cannot always give your 100%, but we know we are strong and we want to go as far as possible. We have no preferences for the draw because we will face any team with the same approach we had in the previous two rounds.
Vincenzo Montella (ACF Fiorentina)Vincenzo Montella, Fiorentina coach: We are very pleased to have beaten teams like Tottenham and Roma who were superior to us on paper. Let's see who we will face next, but certainly nobody will underestimate us after these good results, so everything will be even more complicated. We have to forget this victory [against Roma], because we want more of the same.
Dieter Hecking (VfL Wolfsburg)Dieter Hecking, Wolfsburg coach: I cannot say now if we are good enough to go all the way. There are still many strong teams in the competition, like Napoli and Fiorentina for example - let's see who we will face next. I have always guessed our next opponents before the draws of the previous rounds. This time I predicted that we were going to face the winners of the tie between Roma and Fiorentina, so I say Fiorentina!
André Villas-Boas (FC Zenit) arrivesAndré Villas-Boas, Zenit coach: We will have four important players suspended in the quarter-finals; I hope to find some good solutions and that we will play the second leg at home. From this point on, the dream starts to take shape and all teams play with more bravery and ambition.
Unai Emery (Sevilla FC)Unai Emery, Sevilla coach: I don’t have a preference [for the draw]. If you start wanting someone and you get someone else, then you’re already on the back foot. We’ll take whoever we get. There’s some very good teams left, but we’ve had tough draws before and got through. I don’t mind whether we are home or away first. We’ve got experience of both scenarios. Whatever we are handed, we’ll tackle it with a positive spirit and a desire to compete.
Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo (Club Brugge KV)Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo, Club Brugge defender: Club Brugge have had a good run in the Europa League this year. Whoever we get, we will do everything we can to win again the game. I don’t have a preferred opponent. Maybe Wolfsburg would be a good team to play against. Why not?
UEFA Europa League quarter-final participantsJust under 90 minutes to go until it all kicks off. Let's get a few words from the sides in action last night about their work so far and their hopes for the draw...
We have six nationalities among our quarter-finalist clubs: two from Ukraine and Italy, and one each from Belgium, Spain, Germany and Russia. Only three of the clubs involved have never won a major UEFA trophy: Club Brugge, Dnipro and Wolfsburg.
This year's UEFA Europa League final is in Warsaw, and three Polish players still have a chance of playing in the decider in their home country: Łukasz Teodorczyk (Dynamo), Grzegorz Krychowiak (Sevilla) and Oskar Zawada (Wolfsburg).
Axel Witsel (FC Zenit)Winners of the 2007/08 UEFA Cup, Zenit are the only survivors from the eight sides who dropped down into the round of 32 from the UEFA Champions League group stage. Of the sides they can be drawn against, they have previously met Sevilla (all four times during the Spanish side's triumphant 2005/06 UEFA Cup campaign), and Club Brugge – losing 5-2 on aggregate in the 1987/88 UEFA Cup first round.
VfL Wolfsburg players celebrateWolfsburg are the least experienced side left in this season's UEFA Europa League – they have played only 60 games in UEFA competition. They have yet to meet any of their potential round of 16 opponents. The Wolves have yet to make it beyond the quarter-finals of a major UEFA competition, losing out to Fulham FC on their last-eight debut in the 2009/10 UEFA Cup.
Vicente Iborra (Sevilla FC)Holders Sevilla are hoping to be the first side to win this competition four times, having won back-to-back UEFA Cups in 2005/06 and 2006/07. The only side in the last eight they have met before is Zenit, who they beat at this stage en route to winning their first UEFA Cup, having also got the better of them in the group stage.
Gonzalo Higuaín (SSC Napoli)Napoli are competing in their first European quarter-final since winning the UEFA Cup in 1988/89, though their coach Rafael Benítez has featured in plenty of finals since then. The only side in the last eight who they have met in a previous UEFA game is Dnipro, who they beat 4-2 at home and lost 3-1 against away in the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League group stage. Napoli beat Fiorentina 3-1 in last season’s Coppa Italia final.
ACF Fiorentina players celebrateWinners of the inaugural European Cup Winners' Cup in 1961, Fiorentina were losers in the 1956/57 European Cup and 1989/90 UEFA Cup finals. Of their potential quarter-final opponents, they might be hoping for a Ukrainian side, since they have eliminated both Dnipro and Dynamo in past European ties.
Lukasz Teodorczyk (FC Dynamo Kyiv)Dynamo won the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1974/75 and 1985/86, and last reached the quarter-finals of this competition in 2010/11. Of their potential last-eight opponents, Fiorentina are the only side they have met before in Europe, losing out to them in the 1969/70 European Cup second round and the third round of the 1989/90 UEFA Cup.
Yevhen Konoplyanka (FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk)Dnipro have reached the round of 16 of this competition for the first time. Their biggest past European successes were making it to the quarter-finals of the 1984/85 and 1989/90 European Champion Clubs' Cups. They have met three of their potential opponents before in UEFA competition; they lost 3-2 at Club Brugge in the 2004/05 UEFA Cup group stage, lost 2-1 three times and drew 0-0 once against Fiorentina, and traded home wins with Napoli in the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League group stage.
Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo (Club Brugge KV)Club Brugge started out in the third qualifying round, and are unbeaten in 14 games this season (W11 D3). Losing finalists in the 1975/76 UEFA Cup and the 1977/78 European Cup, Club Brugge have reached this stage of a UEFA competition for the first time since 1997/98. They have met two of their potential opponents in UEFA competition: they beat Dnipro 3-2 in the 2004/05 UEFA Cup group stage, and beat Zenit 5-2 on aggregate in the 1987/88 UEFA Cup first round. You can read more about them here.
Some great sides in this season's quarter-finals, so let's introduce them...
UEFA Europa League trophy and 2014/15 match ballHere is the UEFA Europa League trophy - the heaviest of all of UEFA's trophies!
FC Dynamo Kyiv players celebrateHighlights of all of last night's round of 16 deciders are available on UEFA.com, with Dynamo's 5-2 win against Everton FC featuring some great goals.
The quarter-final pairings are determined by an open draw – Russian and Ukrainian sides will be kept apart – in which no teams are seeded and clubs from the same national association can be drawn against each other. The side drawn first will play the first leg at home.
UEFA Europa League quarter-final drawHere is what the draw pots look like!
Our eight quarter-finalists are...
Club Brugge KV (BEL)
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (UKR)
FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
ACF Fiorentina (ITA)
SSC Napoli (ITA)
Sevilla FC (ESP)
VfL Wolfsburg (GER)
FC Zenit (RUS)
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