Europa League quarter-final and semi-final draws: all you need to know

When are the draws for the final stages of the Europa League? Who is involved? How does it work?

Europa League quarter-final and semi-final draws: all you need to know
Europa League quarter-final and semi-final draws: all you need to know ©Getty Images

When are they?

The draws take place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on Friday 20 March. The live stream will begin here at 13:00 CET.

Who is involved?

The quarter-final and semi-final draws feature the eight round of 16 winners, with those teams confirmed on 19 March.

How do the draws work?

  • There are three draws: for the quarter-finals; for the semi-finals, pitting together quarter-final ties; and then a third to determine the 'home' side in the final for administrative reasons.
  • There are no seedings and no country protection, so teams can face opposition from the same national association.
  • Further restrictions will be confirmed before the draws.

When do the ties take place?

9 April: Quarter-finals, first leg
16 April: Quarter-finals, second leg
30 April: Semi-finals, first leg
7 May: Semi-finals, second leg
Wednesday 27 May: Final – Gdansk

Kick-offs are all 21:00 CET.

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