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Europa League: Olayinka, Chukwueze to face Arsenal, Dinamo as United draw Granada

NIGERIAN forwards Peter Olayinka of Slavia Prague and Samuel Chukwueze of Villarreal found out their clubs’ UEFA  Europa League quarter-final opponents on Friday following the draw in Nyon, Switzerland.

Both Super Eagles stars played key roles on Thursday as their sides progressed into the quarter-finals, Olayinka scoring and Chukwueze assisting.

Slavia Prague, who have advanced past two British clubs in the competition (Leicester City and Rangers) are up against Arsenal in the quarter-finals.

Villarreal drew Dinamo Zagreb, who caused a huge upset on Thursday by beating Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 and eliminating Jose Mourinho’s side 3-2 on aggregate.

In the other quarter-final ties to emerge on Friday, Manchester United are pitted against Spanish club Granada, while Ajax and Roma will fight for a semi-final slot.

The semi-final draw was also held on Friday, with the winners of the Dinamo Zagreb versus Villarreal tie to face the winners of the Arsenal, Slavia Prague quarter-final tie.

Manchester United or Granada will battle Ajax or Roma in the other semi-final.

The quarter-finals are billed for 8 April and 15 April, while the semi-finals are scheduled for 29 April and 6 May.

Europa League quarter-final draw

Granada vs Manchester United

Arsenal vs Slavia Prague 

Ajax vs RomaDinamo Zagreb vs Villarreal

Europa League semi-final draw1

  1. Granada/ Manchester United vs Ajax/ Roma
  2. Dinamo Zagreb/ Villarreal vs Arsenal/ Slavia Praha 
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