Arsenal-Atleti, OM-Salzburg: Europa League semi-final draw

The final four learn what stands between them and the UEFA Europa League trophy.

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Semi-final draw

Marseille (FRA) v Salzburg (AUT)
Arsenal (ENG) v Atlético Madrid (ESP)

First legs 26 April, Second legs 3 May; all kick-off times 21:05CET

Final draw

For administrative reasons, a draw was also made to determine the 'home' team in Lyon.

Marseille (FRA)/Salzburg (AUT) v Arsenal (ENG)/Atlético Madrid (ESP)

Draw facts

Marseille (FRA) v Salzburg (AUT)

How Marseille booked their semi-final spot
How Marseille booked their semi-final spot
  • The teams played each other in this season's group stage – the Austrian champions won 1-0 at home and both sides progressed after a 0-0 draw on matchday six.
  • Marseille are eight games unbeaten at home in the competition, qualifying included, winning seven. A European club record 58,897 turned out at the Stade Vélodrome on Thursday for the stunning comeback against RB Leipzig.
  • Salzburg are 25 matches unbeaten at home this season, and ten games without defeat in Austria in the UEFA Europa League. They scored three goals in four minutes and four seconds on Thursday to overturn Lazio's advantage.

Arsenal (ENG) v Atlético Madrid (ESP)

Arsenal survive scare to reach last four
Arsenal survive scare to reach last four
  • The sides have never previously met.
  • Atlético have already faced English opposition this season, losing 2-1 at home before a 1-1 away draw against Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
  • Arsenal are the competition's top scorers with 29 goals; they've had the most shots (162) and picked up more wins than any other team (8).
  • Two-time UEFA Europa League holders Atlético Madrid have won 22 of their last 26 fixtures in the competition.
  • Diego Costa scored Chelsea's consolation in last year's 2-1 FA Cup final defeat by Arsenal, his third goal in six encounters with the Gunners.
Stade de Lyon
Stade de Lyon©Getty Images

How the draw worked

It was an open draw, so there was no seeding. Final ambassador Éric Abidal picked out the balls before accepting the trophy on behalf of the city of Lyon.

The road to Lyon

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