UEFA Europa League: Liverpool faces Atalanta, Bayer Leverkusen to lock horns against West Ham United

UEFA Europa League: Liverpool faces Atalanta, Bayer Leverkusen to lock horns against West Ham United

The UEFA Europa League quarterfinals draw took place on Friday evening, with some mouthwatering clashes set for next month. The first leg is scheduled for 11 April, while the second leg will be a week later, on 18 April.

AC Milan will not have to travel outside the country this time for the quarterfinals, as they have AS Roma as their opponents. The San Siro side will play at home in the first leg, with the second leg at the Stadio Olimpico.

Liverpool have been handed a tricky trip to Italy this year after being drawn up against Atalanta. The Reds have their sights on winning all trophies in Jurgen Klopp’s final season at the club and will need to overcome the Serie A side, first at home and then away at Gewiss Stadium.

Bayer Leverkusen sealed their spot in the quarterfinal in dramatic fashion after scoring twice in injury time to beat Qarabag in the Round of 16. They are up against the current UEFA Conference League champions, West Ham United, and will be looking to keep their unbeaten run going.

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In the final quarterfinal draw, Benfica faces Marseille. The Portuguese side will play the first leg at home before traveling to France for the second leg at the Orange Velodrome.

UEFA also finished the semifinal draw right after the quarterfinal lineup was decided. Benfica or Marseille will play at home in the first leg, and they will face Liverpool or Atalanta. AC Milan and AS Roma will battle for the spot in the semifinal, and the winner will face whoever wins the tie between Bayer Leverkusen and West Ham United.

UEFA Europa League quarterfinals draw:

  • AC Milan vs AS Roma
  • Liverpool vs Atalanta
  • Bayer Leverkusen vs West Ham United
  • Benfica vs Marseille

The semifinals will take place on 2nd and 9th May. The final is scheduled for 22nd May at the Dublin Arena in the Republic of Ireland.

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