UEFA Europa League Draw: Manchester United Could Get Tough Semi-final Game After Easy Quarters Draw

Manchester United (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Manchester United (Photo Credit: Reuters)

UEFA Europa League Draw: Manchester United have a seemingly tough semi-final if they win their Round of 16 and quarter-final matches with the draw concluding.

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Manchester United's path to the final of the UEFA Europa League will not be easy after they received an easy quarter-final draw but a tough one in the semi-finals. The Europa League draw took place at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday.

The second leg of Round of 16 is still left but Manchester United are expected to ease past LASK into the quarter-finals. In the last eight, United are drawn to take on either Turkish club Istanbul Basaksehir or Denmark's Copenhagen.

Despite the seemingly easy one in quarter-finals, if United get to the last four, they could have a roadblock.

United, who play Quarter-final 2, will be up against the winner of Quater-finals 4, which involves Olympiacos, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sevilla and AS Roma. All four can prove to be a handful for the English club.

Inter Milan, on the other hand, will be up against Rangers or Bayer Leverkusen if they get past Getafe into the quarters.

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If they go through to the semi-finals, they are slated to face either of these four - Wolfsburg, Shakhtar Donetsk, Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Basel.

Here is the full draw:

Quarter-final 1: Wolfsburg (GER) / Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) vs Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) / Basel (SUI)

Quarter-final 2: LASK (AUT) / Manchester United (ENG) vs Istanbul Basaksehir (TUR) / Copenhagen (DEN)

Quarter-final 3: Internazionale Milano (ITA) / Getafe (ESP) vs Rangers (SCO) / Leverkusen (GER)

Quarter-final 4: Olympiacos (GRE) / Wolves (ENG) vs Sevilla (ESP) / Roma (ITA)

Europa League Draw

Semi-final 1: Winner of Q4 vs Winner of Q2

Semi-final 2: Winner of Q3 vs Winner of Q1


This season's quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played as a straight knockout tournament in Germany in August. All these ties will be single-leg fixtures. The games will be split between the following four venues:

Stadion Köln in Cologne (final venue)

MSV Arena in Duisburg

Dusseldorf Arena in Düsseldorf

Arena AufSchalke in Gelsenkirchen


Round of 16: August 5-6

Quarter-finals: August 10-11

Semi-finals: August 16-17

Final: August 21