Europa League quarter-final draw: Wolfsburg take on Napoli, Ukrainian teams not drawn against Zenit
The first leg of matches will be played on 16th April while the return legs are scheduled for 23rd April.
With the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League decided, the draw for the Europa League was held one hour later at the same venue at Nyon, Switzerland. Liverpool legend Jerzy Dudek picked the teams for the draw.
The rules were the same as the Champions League draw, but with teams from Russia and Ukraine still in the tournament, it was decided teams from these countries can’t be drawn together owing to the ongoing diplomatic unrest between the two countries.
Zenit got the automatic pick for the first draw and the other teams were picked from the options excluding the two Ukrainian clubs. The club to face Zenit will be Sevilla, who have never lost a quarter-final game in the Europa League. Sevilla will play the first leg at home because they were picked first from the pool. Zenit have won only twice in 14 matches against Spanish sides.
Ukrainian side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk was picked next to play against Belgian club Brugge for the second quarter final match. The other Ukrainian team picked was Dynamo Kyiv, who dramatically knocked out Everton in the round of 16, and they face in-form Serie A side Fiorentina.
German side Wolfsburg will take on Rafa Benitez’s Napoli in what will be the first ever tie between the two teams.
|First Leg at Home||First Leg Away|
|Sevilla||vs||Zenit St. Petersburg|
|Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk||vs||Club Brugge|
The first leg of matches will be played on 16th April while the return legs are scheduled for 23rd April. The semi-final draw will be held on 24th April.