Europa League quarter-final draw: all you need to know

The quarter-final draw will be live in the UEFA.com DrawCentre from 13:00CET on Friday – here are all the details.

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When and where is the draw?

The UEFA Europa League draw begins at 13:00CET on Friday 16 March, taking place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. It follows the UEFA Champions League draw, which starts at 12:00CET.

Who is in the draw?

Arsenal (ENG)
Atlético Madrid (ESP)
CSKA Moskva (RUS)
Lazio (ITA)
Leipzig (GER)
Marseille (FRA)
Salzburg (AUT)
Sporting CP (POR)

The four remaining round of 16 winners will be confirmed after Thursday's second legs.

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Who will hold the trophy aloft in Lyon in May?©AFP/Getty Images

Is there country protection?

No. This will be an open draw in which no teams are seeded and clubs from the same national association can be drawn against each other. The side drawn first will play the first leg at home.

How can you follow the draw?

It will be streamed live on UEFA.com – with build-up beforehand and reaction to follow in our DrawCentre. Coverage is also available throughout the day on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Who to look out for?

UEFA Europa League final ambassador Éric Abidal will help to conduct the draw.

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When will the matches be played?

The first legs will be on Thursday 5 April, with the returns taking place on Thursday 12 April. The exact schedule will be confirmed in the afternoon of the draw.

What comes next?

Quarter-finals: 5 & 12 April
Semi-final draw: 13 April
Semi-finals: 26 April & 3 May
Final: Wednesday 16 May, Stade de Lyon, Lyon

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