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UEFA Europa Conference League quarter-final draw: West Ham meet Gent, Fiorentina face Lech

The 2022/23 UEFA Europa Conference League quarter-final draw has been made, with West Ham paired with a promising Gent side and goals almost guaranteed as Fiorentina take on Lech.

Final ambassador Vladimír Šmicer reveals the name of West Ham
Final ambassador Vladimír Šmicer reveals the name of West Ham AFP via Getty Images

The 2022/23 UEFA Europa Conference League quarter-final and semi-final draws have been made, with West Ham paired with a young Gent side that stunned İstanbul Başakşehir this week by scoring four goals in seven minutes, including a record-breaking hat-trick for 20-year-old Gift Orban.

Two of the competition's top-scoring teams meet elsewhere as Lech line up against Fiorentina, while there's a Low Countries derby of sorts as Anderlecht take on AZ Alkmaar. Nice's first European quarter-final in 63 years will be against relative regulars at this stage, Swiss side Basel.

Europa Conference League draws


First legs: Thursday 13 April
Gent vs West Ham (18:45 CET)
Lech vs Fiorentina (21:00 CET)
Anderlecht vs AZ (21:00 CET)
Basel vs Nice (21:00 CET)

Second legs: Thursday 20 April
Fiorentina vs Lech (18:45 CET)
AZ vs Anderlecht (18:45 CET)
West Ham vs Gent (21:00 CET)
Nice vs Basel (21:00 CET)


First legs: Thursday 11 May
Lech / Fiorentina vs Basel / Nice (21:00 CET)
Gent / West Ham vs Anderlecht / AZ (21:00 CET)

Second legs: Thursday 18 May
Basel / Nice vs Lech / Fiorentina (21:00 CET)
Anderlecht / AZ vs Gent / West Ham (21:00 CET)

When will the games take place?

Quarter-final first legs: 13 April
Quarter-final second legs: 20 April
Semi-final first legs: 11 May
Semi-final second legs: 18 May

Meet the Conference League last eight

How did the draw work?

There was a free draw for the quarter-finals, meaning no seedings or country protection, with ties numbered 1–4 for the semi-final draw that followed.

Because Anderlecht and UEFA Europa League quarter-finalists Union Saint-Gilloise share the same stadium for home matches and cannot play on the same night, Anderlecht's last-eight tie with AZ Alkmaar was reversed. Union Saint-Gilloise, who finished higher in Belgium last season, had priority.

Should Union Saint-Gilloise (UEFA Europa League) and Anderlecht both qualify for the semi-finals, Anderlecht's semi-final will be reversed. The first leg – against Gent or West Ham – will be played in Brussels.

Was there also a draw for the final?

Yes, for administrative purposes. The winners of semi-final 1 (Lech / Fiorentina vs Basel / Nice) will be the home side for the final in Prague on Wednesday 7 June.

The winners of the four quarter-finals advance to the semi-finals, while the semi-final winners head to the final. All losing sides are out of 2022/23 European competition.

Where is the 2023 final?

©SK Slavia Praha

The 2022/23 Europa Conference League final will take place at Prague's Eden Arena on 7 June.

The winners gain a place in the 2023/24 Europa League group stage, if they have not qualified via their domestic competition.

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