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UEFA Europa League quarter-final, semi-final and final draws: All you need to know

The draws for the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals, semi-finals and final take place at 13:00 CET on Friday, March 15. Here’s what to expect.

The UEFA Europa League quarter-final and semi-final draws feature the eight sides that made it through the round of 16.

When and where are the Europa League quarter-final, semi-final and final draws?

The Europa League quarter-final, semi-final and final draws take place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on Friday, March 15. The draw ceremony begins at 13:00 CET.

Which teams are in the Europa League quarter-final, semi-final and final draws?

The draws feature the eight teams that progress through the Europa League round of 16, confirmed on March 14.

Sporting CP (POR) / Atalanta (ITA)
Roma (ITA) / Brighton & Hove Albion (ENG)
Qarabağ (AZE) / Bayer Leverkusen (GER)
Sparta Prague (CZE) / Liverpool (ENG)
Benfica (POR) / Rangers (SCO)
AC Milan (ITA) / Slavia Prague (CZE)
Marseille (FRA) / Villarreal (ESP)
Freiburg (GER) / West Ham United (ENG)

Can teams from the same country face each other in the Europa League quarter-finals, semi-finals and final?

Yes, it is an open draw. There are no seedings or country protection, so clubs can face opposition from the same national association and teams they previously came up against in the group stage.

How does the Europa League quarter-final draw work?

Eight balls containing the names of the quarter-finalists are placed in a large central bowl and shuffled. The first team drawn plays its first match at home against the second team drawn. The procedure is repeated with the remaining balls in the bowl to complete the quarter-final pairings.

How does the Europa League semi-final draw work?

For the semi-final draw, four balls containing slips of paper marked ‘Winners of quarter-final 1’ to ‘Winners of quarter-final 4’ are placed in a large central bowl and shuffled.


The first and second balls drawn determine the first semi-final pairing, the first ball drawn representing the home team for the first leg. The procedure is repeated with the remaining balls in the bowl to complete the semi-final pairings.

Why is there a draw for the Europa League final?

For administrative reasons, a third draw is held to determine the ‘home’ side in the final.

How can I watch the draw?

The draw will be streamed live on UEFA.com, and will be covered in real-time on Football Today.

Are the Europa League quarter-finals and semi-finals over two legs?

Ties take place over two legs. Ties level after 180 minutes will go to extra time, irrespective of the number of goals each team has scored at home and away.

If the teams still cannot be separated after the additional 30 minutes, the tie goes to a penalty shoot-out.

When are the Europa League quarter-finals, semi-finals and final?

  • Quarter-final first legs: April 11
  • Quarter-final second legs: April 18
  • Semi-final first legs: May 2
  • Semi-final second legs: May 9
  • Final: May 22

Where is the 2024 Europa League final?

The 2023/24 Europa League final will take place at Dublin Arena on May 22, 2024.

The winners gain a place in the league phase of the 2024/25 UEFA Champions League if they have not qualified via their domestic competition.

How can I watch all the Europa League games?

Europa League games are broadcast on TNT Sports in the United Kingdom. You can also stream Europa League games online worldwide.

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