See also the switching of the tournament, which may have an English or Spanish final; Granada, Arsenal, Ajax and Dynamo Zagreb will be home in the first round
Right after the draw for the Champions League clashes, a Uefa also defined this Friday, 19, the matches of the quarterfinals of the Europa League. Club with the longest tradition among the eight classifieds, the Manchester United, champion of the 2016/17 edition, will face the Granada, from Spain, the sensation of the tournament. Another interesting clash will be between Ajax, from the Netherlands, which has the Brazilians David Neres and Antony, against Roma, from Italy. The other two duels will be Arsenal x Slavia Prague e Dinamo Zagreb x Villarreal. Granada, Arsenal, Ajax and Dynamo Zagreb will be in charge in the first round.
There was no restriction in the draw carried out by UEFA. All teams could face each other in the quarterfinals, the first phase to have the balls drawn. In the sequence, another pot determined the crossings of the semifinals, in addition to the team that made the decision. In the semifinals, the winner of the clash between Manchester United and Granada will have as rivals who take the best in Ajax vs Roma. On the other side of the key, the winner of Arsenal vs Slavia Praga will face anyone who qualifies in the duel between Dynamo Zagreb and Villarreal. The games will be on April 29 (one way) and May 6 (return). The big decision is scheduled for May 26 at the Gdansk Arena in Gdansk, Poland. After the quarterfinals, semifinals and end of 2020 in Germany, with unique games instead of the traditional round-trip system due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the competition regains some of the normality, despite continuing without an audience in the stadiums.
Check out the Europa League quarter-final clashes:
Granada (Spain) vs Manchester United (England)
Arsenal (England) x Slavia Prague (Czech Republic)
Ajax (Netherlands) vs Rome (Italy)
Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) vs Villarreal (Spain)
– UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) March 19, 2021
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