The draws for the 2022/23 UEFA Europa Conference League quarter-finals, semi-finals and final took place on 17 March.
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The draws for the 2022/23 UEFA Europa Conference League quarter-finals, semi-finals and final took place on 17 March at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.
Lech Poznań (POL) vs Fiorentina (ITA)
Gent (BEL) vs West Ham (ENG)
Anderlecht (BEL) vs AZ Alkmaar (NED)
Basel (SUI) vs Nice (FRA)
1. Lech Poznań / Fiorentina vs Basel / Nice
2. Gent / West Ham vs Anderlecht / AZ Alkmaar
Winners of semi-final 1 vs Winners of semi-final 2
How the draw worked
• At this stage of the competition, no teams were seeded and there was no country protection.
• Eight balls containing the names of the quarter-finalists were placed in the large central bowl and shuffled.
• The first team drawn plays its first match at home, against the second team drawn.
• The procedure was repeated with the remaining balls to complete the quarter-final pairings.
• Four balls containing slips of paper marked 'Winners of quarter-final 1' to 'Winners of quarter-final 4' were placed in a large central bowl and shuffled.
• The first and second balls drawn determined the first pairing, the first ball drawn representing the home team for the first leg.
• The procedure was repeated with the remaining balls in the bowl to complete the semi-final pairings.
• Two balls containing slips of paper marked 'Winners of semi-final 1' and 'Winners of semi-final 2' were placed in a central bowl and shuffled.
• The first ball drawn designates the nominal home team for the final.
When are Europa Conference League matches?
Quarter-finals: 13 & 20 April 2023
Semi-finals: 11 & 18 May 2023
Final: 7 June 2023
Where is the 2023 Europa Conference League final?
The Eden Arena in Prague, Czechia will host the final on 7 June. It is the home of Slavia Praha.
The winners gain a place in the 2023/24 UEFA Europa League group stage, if they have not qualified via their domestic competition.
City and stadium clashes
Based on the decision received from the relevant local authorities and as confirmed by the national association, Union Saint-Gilloise and Anderlecht, who both share the same stadium for home matches, could not play at home on the same night.
In accordance with paragraphs 23.02 and 23.03 of the competition regulations and the associated principles set by the Club Competitions Committee, as both clubs were drawn at home in the second leg a reversal was needed. Union Saint-Gilloise, being the league runners-up, had priority.
Therefore, the tie between Anderlecht and AZ Alkmaar was reversed.