Europa League quarterfinal, semifinal attracts due Friday


Chelsea, Napoli, Valencia, Arsenal, Benfica, Eintracht Frankfurt, Slavia Prague and Villarreal advanced to quarterfinals in UEFA Europa League.

On Thursday night, Arsenal overturned a two-goal deficit to eliminate Rennes while Slavia Prague stun Sevilla in extra time.

English football powerhouse Chelsea hammered Ukrainian opponents Dinamo Kiev 5-0 to reach the quarterfinals.

The UEFA Europa League quarterfinal and semifinal draw ceremony will be held on Friday in Switzerland.

The results are as follows:

Arsenal 3-0 Rennes (agg: 4-3)

Benfica 3-0 Dinamo Zagreb (aet, agg: 3-1)

Dynamo Kiev 0-5 Chelsea (agg: 0-8)

Internazionale 0-1 Frankfurt (agg: 0-1)

Krasnodar 1-1 Valencia (agg: 2-3)

Salzburg 3-1 Napoli (agg: 3-4)

Slavia Prague 4-3 Sevilla (aet, agg: 6-5)

Villarreal 2-1 Zenit (agg: 5-2)

The schedules are as follows:

15 March: Quarter-final & semi-final draw

11 April: Quarter-finals, first leg

18 April: Quarter-finals, second leg

2 May: Semi-finals, first leg

9 May: Semi-finals, second leg

29 May: Final – Olympic Stadium, Baku