Europa League draw: Man Utd face Copenhagen or Istanbul if they beat LASK

Manchester United have learned that they will face either FC Copenhagen or Istanbul Basaksehir in the quarter-finals of the Europa League, providing they come through their last-16 tie with LASK.

Elsewhere in Friday’s draw held at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, Wolves discovered that they will take on Sevilla or Roma if they get the better of Olympiakos.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men came away from Greece with a 1-1 draw four months ago and will be confident of progressing through to the next round when they return to Molineux for the second leg.

Meanwhile, Glasgow Rangers will play against either Inter Milan or Getafe if they manage to overturn their 3-1 deficit when they face Bayer Leverkusen in Germany next month.

Europa League draw in full

Wolfsburg/Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Eintracht Frankfurt/FC Basel

LASK/Manchester United vs. FC Copenhagen/Istanbul Basaksehir

Inter Milan/Getafe vs. Glasgow Rangers/Bayer Leverkusen

Olympiakos/Wolves vs. Sevilla/Roma

United will face Wolves if both English teams progress from their respective quarter-finals.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are in the other side of the draw to Inter Milan, meaning they could come up against Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez in this year’s final.

Semi-final pairings

Olympiakos/Wolves vs. Sevilla/Roma


LASK/Manchester United vs. Istanbul Basaksehir/FC Copenhagen


Inter Milan/Getafe vs. Glasgow Rangers/Bayer Leverkusen


Wolfsburg/Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Eintracht Frankfurt/FC Basel

The Red Devils stormed to a 5-0 victory over LASK in the first leg of their last-16 clash, with Odion Ighalo, Daniel James, Juan Mata, Andreas Pereira and Mason Greenwood all getting on the scoresheet in Austria back in March.

UEFA confirmed on Thursday that the second leg will be held at Old Trafford on August 5, with Solskjaer’s side overwhelming favourites to progress through to the next round of the competition.

It’s been decided that the Europa League’s remaining games will all be one-legged and played as a ‘mini tournament’ in Germany, with the quarter-finals due to take place on August 10 and 11.

The winners of the competition will earn themselves a place in the Champions League next season.

Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more stories like this, check our sport page.

Source: Read Full Article

Create Account

Log In Your Account