The draw for the quarter-finals of the Europa League followed that of the Champions League. And luck offered a superb shock with the opposition between Ajax Amsterdam and AS Roma. The Romans will have the advantage of receiving in the second leg. Manchester United will also benefit from the return leg at home as they clash with Granada.
Tottenham’s surprise faller after losing the first leg (2-0), Dinamo Zagreb could still continue its great European adventure since the draw offers it a duel with Villareal, led by Unai Emery, the man who has not his equal to win this Europa League.
The winner of this match will be the one between Arsenal and Slavia Prague. The Spanish coach of Villareal could therefore meet his former team, and his successor Mikel Arteta, in the semi-finals.
The other half will therefore oppose the winner of Granada-Manchester United to that of Ajax-Roma. A big possible shock in perspective.