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Europa League draw
Eight remaining teams will learn their their next opponents on Friday. Getty

Just eight teams remain in the Uefa Europa League with the the prospect of Champions League qualification now a step closer for each of them. Those eight will learn their fate at the draw for the quarter-final stage on Friday 18 March.

Where to watch

Friday's draw is scheduled to get underway at 12pm (GMT) in Nyon, Switzerland, with a live stream available through Uefa's official website. IBTimes UK will also be providing live coverage as the draw happens.


Liverpool are the last English side standing after sending arch-rivals Manchester United crashing out of the competition at Old Trafford. Anthony Martial's penalty gave the home side some hope of overturning their first-leg defeat but a thoroughly professional performance from Jurgen Klopp's ensured that was as good as it got for van Gaal's toothless troops.

Tottenham Hotspur, hammered 3-0 away in Germany last week, again fell to the prowess of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who bagged two more at White Hart Lane before Son Heung-min grabbed a consolation goal.

Elsewhere, Gary Neville was within 15 minutes of leading Valencia into the last eight until the evergreen Aritz Aduriz struck, a strike that ensured Athletic Bilbao progressed on away goals. Neville was sent to the stands for his protests over the goal and they looked to be more than legitimate, with replays suggesting the ball struck the arm of Athletic's Oscar de Marcos in the build-up.

Teams in the draw

Villarreal, Sparta Prague, Athletic Bilbao, Liverpool, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sevilla, Braga, Borussia Dortmund

Key dates

The first leg of the quarter-final ties will take place on 7 April, with the second to follow a week later on 14 April.

Quarter-final first leg: 7 April

Quarter-final second leg: 14 April

Semi-final draw: 15 April

Semi-final first-leg: 28 April

Semi-final second leg: 5 May

Final: 18 May