UEFA Europa League quarter-final draw

The final eight learn what stands between them and the UEFA Europa League semi-finals.

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Quarter-final draw

Leipzig (GER) v Marseille (FRA)
Arsenal (ENG) v CSKA Moskva (RUS)
Atlético Madrid (ESP) v Sporting CP (POR)
Lazio (ITA) v Salzburg (AUT)

First legs 5 April, Second legs 12 April; all kick-off times 21:05CET

Draw facts

Leipzig (GER) v Marseille (FRA)

  • The teams have never met before in UEFA competition.
  • Leipzig took four points off Marseille's neighbours Monaco in this season's UEFA Champions League group stage, drawing 1-1 in Germany and scoring four first-half goals in a 4-1 win in the return fixture.
  • Marseille have won only once in eight visits to Germany (D2 L5).

Arsenal (ENG) v CSKA Moskva (RUS)

Highlights: Arsenal 3-1 Milan (5-1 agg)
Highlights: Arsenal 3-1 Milan (5-1 agg)
  • Arsenal and CSKA Moskva met in the 2006/07 UEFA Champions League group stage, the Russian club winning 1-0 at home before a goalless draw in north London.
  • Arsenal's heaviest defeat in this competition came at home to Russian opponents, going down 5-2 against Spartak Moskva in the 1982/83 first round second leg. That completed an 8-4 aggregate loss.
  • The Gunners have never won in four previous trips to Russia, losing three of them.
  • CSKA have lost their last five games against English opposition, most recently succumbing home (1-4) and away (1-2) to Manchester United in this season's UEFA Champions League group stage.

Atlético Madrid (ESP) v Sporting CP (POR)

Highlights: Lokomotiv 1-5 Atlético (1-8 agg)
Highlights: Lokomotiv 1-5 Atlético (1-8 agg)
  • Atlético and Sporting's only previous encounters came in the 2009/10 round of 16. The teams drew 0-0 in Madrid and 2-2 in Lisbon, with the Spanish side going on to lift the trophy that season.
  • Sporting CP have never won in 12 previous visits to Spain (L9 D3).
  • Sporting CP lost home (0-1) and away (0-2) to Barcelona in this season's UEFA Champions League group stage. That stretched their run of defeats by Liga clubs to five – they have won just one of their last 12 matches against Spanish opponents (D3 L8).
  • Jan Oblak won four out of five games against Sporting CP during his time in Portugal with Leiria, Rio Ave and Benfica.

Lazio (ITA) v Salzburg (AUT)

  • Salzburg, who are still unbeaten in this season's competition, beat Lazio 2-1 home and away in the 2009/10 group stage.
  • Lazio have lost their last three games against Austrian opposition.
  • Salzburg suffered their joint heaviest European defeat in Italy, crashing 5-0 at Parma in the 2003/04 UEFA Cup second round second leg.
Stade de Lyon
Stade de Lyon©Getty Images

How the draw worked

It was an open draw, so there was no seeding or country protection. Lyon final ambassador Éric Abidal picked out the balls.

The road to Lyon

05/04/18: quarter-finals, first leg
12/04/18: quarter-finals, second leg
13/04/18: semi-final and final draw
26/04/18: semi-finals, first leg
03/05/18: semi-finals, second leg
16/05/18: final (Stade de Lyon, Lyon)