The Europa League quarter-final and semi-final draws have been made, with the 2019/20 competition’s remaining teams learning their fate.
With continental football resuming in August after the coronavirus suspension, the draw, which took place in Germany this morning was held over video conference, with the semi-final pathway also determined.
It is confirmed that Manchester United and Wolves could potentially meet in an all-English Europa League semi-final with both teams already battling it out for a top-four Champions League spot in the Premier League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are all but through having won 5-0 at LASK in the first leg of their last-16 tie with United facing either Copenhagen or Istanbul Basaksehir in the single-leg quarter-finals.
Wolves would play Roma or Sevilla in the other quarter-final if they overcome Olympiakos, who they drew 1-1 with in the first leg in Greece.
Should both Premier League sides progress to the semi-finals, the pair would do battle to decide who makes the August 21 final.
🔥 The #UELdraw is complete 🔥
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— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) July 10, 2020
Steven Gerrard’s Rangers are on the other side of the draw as his side will face Inter Milan or Getafe in the quarter-finals if they manage an almighty last-16 comeback against Bayer Leverkusen, who secured a 3-1 win at Ibrox last March.
Shakhtar Donetsk or Wolfsburg face Basel or Frankfurt in the other quarter-final of a competition that will be hosted in Germany on August 10.
UEFA has given the green light for the round-of-16 second legs to be played on August 5 and 6 at home teams’ stadiums.
Inter Milan and Getafe, and Sevilla and Roma both had their Europa League last-16 first legs postponed, so those ties will be completed as a single leg in Germany before the tournament gets under way.
Duisburg, Dusseldorf, Gelsenkirchen and Cologne will be the host venues for the mini tournament, with the latter hosting the final.
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