The UEFA Europa League 2018/19 is now down to eight teams and the draw for quarterfinals and semifinals of the annual competition are set to be made later today.
Out of the remaining teams, Chelsea, Arenal and Napoli are being considered the favourites to win the competition. And they can very well end up facing each other by the semifinal stage of the tournament itself!
Teams in the draw
Slavia Prague (CZE)
How the draw is made
All the teams will be placed in one pot and any of the sides can be drawn against the other in the quarterfinal and semifinal. Which means the heavyweights can be put against each other after tonight’s draw which could pave the way for one of the underdogs to do the unthinkable in the Europa League.
How semifinal lineups will be decided
After the four quarterfinal fixtures are decided, two fixtures will be clubbed together to determine a potential semifinal encounter. For example, hypothetically if Arsenal vs Napoli and Chelsea vs Valencia are clubbed together in the quarterfinals, then the winners of these two matches will face each other in the semis.
You can follow all the LIVE updates from the UEL quarterfinals & semifinals draw here.