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