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Arsenal draw Napoli in quarter-final, Chelsea to face Slavia Prague

Arsenal draw Napoli in quarter-final, Chelsea to face Slavia Prague

15/03/2019 at 11:07Updated 15/03/2019 at 13:11

Arsenal are set to play Napoli, while Chelsea drew Slavia Prague, in the quarter-finals of the Europa League after the draw at UEFA’s Swiss headquarters in Nyon.

Arsenal, who managed to overturn a 3-1 first-leg away deficit against Rennes in the round of 16, will face Carlo Ancelotti's side in what could be argued as the toughest draw of the round.

Chelsea were handed a more favourable draw, with the Premier League side facing Slavia Prague, who knocked out five-time Europa League winners Sevilla in the round of 16.

Villarreal and Valencia go head-to-head in an all-Spanish tie after the pair dispatched Russian duo Zenit St Petersburg and Krasnodar in the last round. Valencia sneaked past Krasnodar thanks to a stoppage-time winner from Goncalo Guedes in the dying moments of the second leg.

Benfica face Eintracht Frankfurt following the Bundesliga club's surprise 1-0 victory against Inter Milan at the San Siro in the second leg of their round of 16 tie. Eintracht Frankfurt's star striker Luka Jovic scored a delicious chip to secure the victory and put them through to the quarter-finals.

Jovic is currently on a two-year loan at the German side from their Europa League opponents Benfica, with Frankfurt likely to take up the option-to-buy clause in the summer. The Serbian international will be able to face his parent side.

QUARTER-FINAL DRAW IN FULL

  • Arsenal v Napoli
  • Villarreal v Valencia
  • Benfica v Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Slavia Prague v Chelsea

SEMI-FINAL DRAW IN FULL

  • Arsenal or Napoli v Villarreal or Valencia
  • Benfica or Eintracht Frankfurt v Chelsea or Slavia Prague

The first leg matches of the quarter-finals will take place on April 11, with the second leg ties set for April 18.

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