Europa League quarterfinal, semifinal attracts due Friday

ISTANBUL

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

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