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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 23 March 2019

Europa League draw: Arsenal face Napoli, Chelsea take on Slavia Prague in quarter-finals

Villarreal and Valencia were drawn together in an all-Spanish tie while Benfica will meet Eintracht Frankfurt

Uefa Europa League Pierre van Hooijdonk reveals Arsenal as Napoli's opponents for the quarter-finals. AFP
Uefa Europa League Pierre van Hooijdonk reveals Arsenal as Napoli's opponents for the quarter-finals. AFP

Napoli, chasing their first European title since Diego Maradona's team won the old Uefa Cup in 1989, were drawn against Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the Europa League on Friday.

Outsiders Slavia Prague, who ousted Sevilla in thrilling style on Thursday, were rewarded with a tie against Chelsea, the other Premier League team in the last eight.

Villarreal and Valencia were drawn together in an all-Spanish tie, and Benfica will meet Eintracht Frankfurt, who eliminated Inter Milan with a 1-0 win at San Siro.

Arsenal were initially drawn at home in the second leg against Napoli but the order was reversed by Uefa to avoid a clash with Chelsea, who host Slavia in the return of their tie in London.

Arsenal or Napoli will meet Villarreal or Valencia in the semi-finals while Benfica or Eintracht play Slavia or Chelsea.

More to come

Updated: March 15, 2019 04:46 PM

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