When is the Europa League quarter-final draw? Time, TV channel and how to watch

The Europa League quarter-final draw takes place this morning with both Arsenal and Manchester United featuring among the final eight teams.

Arsenal survived a scare against 10-man Olympiacos, advancing on aggregate despite Youssef El-Arabi’s strike, however, Mikel Arteta warned that his side must significantly improve to stand any chance of winning the tournament. Asked if a similar performance would see Arsenal knocked out, Arteta said: “Yes, because what we have to do, the way we are set up, the organisation we have and the way we want to play, we have to be much more efficient, much more simple, much more cohesive as a team. Without that structure, you are exposed when you lose the ball in really dangerous areas without any opposition.”

Meanwhile, Paul Pogba’s brilliance saw United edge AC Milan to secure their place in the quarter-finals, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still targeting his first trophy as head coach.

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The greatest upset saw Tottenham squander a two-goal lead from the first leg against Dinamo Zagreb, as Mislav Orsic completed his hat-trick in extra-time. Jose Mourinho questioned the commitment of his players afterwards while captain Hugo Lloris branded their performance a “disgrace”.

Rangers also exited against Slavia Prague, with the Scottish champions having two players sent off before the game was overshadowed by allegations of racism in the final stages.

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Here’s everything we know about the draws and how you can watch it on television and online.

When and where is the draw?

The draw is on Friday 19 March at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland and starts at 12pm GMT.

How will the draw work?

As mentioned, there is no seeding, which means clubs from the same country can draw each other.

So the free draw will decide the quarter-finals, before each tie is numbered 1–4 to create a path to the semi-finals.

Then there will be a third draw, to decide who will be the ‘home’ side in the final for administrative reasons.

Any restrictions, for broadcast or logistical reasons, will be announced ahead of the draw.

When will the quarter-final and semi-final ties take place?

Quarter-finals

First legs: 8 April

Second legs: 15 April

Semi-finals

First legs: 29 April

Second legs: 6 May

Final: Wednesday 26 May (Gdańsk Arena, Poland)

Who has qualified?

  • Ajax (NED)
  • Arsenal (ENG)
  • Granada (ESP)
  • Manchester United (ENG)
  • Slavia Prague (CZE)
  • Roma (ITA)
  • Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
  • Villarreal (ESP)

Is the draw on TV and will there be a live stream?

The draw will be streamed live on Uefa’s website, while BT Sport will also broadcast the draw across their channels, as well make a live stream available on the app.

You can also follow the draw live with Independent Football’s live blog here.

Odds

Via Betfair

  • Manchester United 7/4
  • Arsenal 3/1
  • Ajax 5/1
  • Villarreal 6/1
  • AS Roma 6/1
  • Granada 14/1
  • Slavia Praha 28/1
  • Dinamo Zagreb 50/1

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