Carlo Ancelotti Reacts To Arsenal Draw In Europa League

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On the other hand, Spain does have the guarantee of one representative in the semi-final of the tournament, and the path of the draw ensures that either Villarreal or Valencia will be paired with the victor of the tie between Arsenal and Napoli in the semi-final. Eintracht Frankfurt's star striker Luka Jovic scored a delicious chip to secure the victory and put them through to the quarter-finals.

The report further revealed that the three players are likely to sit out next four fixtures in the Italian topflight as the battle to be ready for the Arsenal game.

The first leg matches of the quarter-finals will take place on April 11, with the second leg ties set for April 18.

Due to UEFA's city clash rule, Arsenal are obligated to play their first leg with Napoli at home to avoid playing at home on the same day as neighbours Chelsea.

The winners of the second semifinal will be classed as the home team in the final for operational purposes.

Portugal takes on Germany as Benfica are drawn with Eintracht Frankfurt for the third quarter-final. And second, it means that Napoli are in the final, and I am happy. Of course, the key will be to start better than we have in these last two ties.

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Maurizio Sarri would surely love to win a trophy during his first campaign in charge at Stamford Bridge and his path to the final has now been mapped out.

Sale Marchetti, secretary general, is in control of the draw.

If Chelsea can get past Slavia Prague, they know that either Benfica or Eintracht Frankfurt will be waiting in the semi-finals.

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Should Chelsea win the Europa League, as they did in 2013, it would offer them an alternative route to next season's Champions League.

Benfica are the side that Chelsea beat in the Europa League final and are an experienced team on the European stage that would pose a real threat.

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