Manchester United has been drawn against Sevilla in the quarter-finals of the Europa League, making it the third consecutive Spanish side they have faced in the knockout round of the competition this season.
Erik Ten Hag’s side is one of the favourites to win the competition and eliminated Barcelona in the round of 32 after the Spanish club had dropped down from the Champions League.
That win earned them a Round-of-16 tie against Real Betis, whom they also overcame last night by winning both legs of the game, thanks to a brilliant performance from Marcus Rashford.
The Red Devils have now been drawn against Sevilla in the quarter-final, their second opponent from Seville in consecutive matches.
In the other draws, Italian giants Juventus will face Sporting Lisbon, who eliminated Arsenal through penalties in the round-of-16 last night.
Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma has been paired against the exciting Dutch side Feyenoord. The Portuguese manager will be happy with the draw after complaining that it will be unfair if a club that dropped from the Champions League wins the competition.
In the final Europa League draw of the day, Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen will face the surprise package of the season, Union St Gilloise from Belgium, as they seek to continue their fairytale journey in the competition so far.
Remember, the winner of the Europa League automatically earns a spot in the Champions League, so the top clubs in the competition who are not doing well in their domestic league will be eager to make progress.
Europa League Quarter-Final Draw:
Manchester United vs Sevilla
Juventus vs Sporting
AS Roma vs Feyenoord
Bayer Leverkusen vs Union St Gilloise
Manchester United-Sevilla winner meets the winner of Juventus-Sporting.
The winner of AS Roma-Feyenoord meets the winner of Bayer Leverkusen-Union St Gilloise.