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Europa League semi-final draw this Friday

in Sport · 05-04-2013 14:36:00 · 3 Comments

Nyon hosts the draws for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League semi-finals on Friday 12 April, with the event being shown live on UEFA.com and Eurosport.

Europa League semi-final draw this Friday

 

The UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League semi-final draws will be made on Friday 12 April at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland. The draws for both 2012/13 UEFA club competitions will be broadcast live on UEFA.com and Eurosport.

 

The only remaining Portuguese participant is Benfica, who will be confident of making it through to the semi-finals of the Europa League after beating Newcastle United 3-1 in Lisbon on Thursday evening.

 

The two draws will be carried out in one session, starting at 13.00 Portuguese time.

 

They will be conducted by the UEFA General Secretary, Gianni Infantino, and UEFA's director of competitions, Giorgio Marchetti, assisted by 2013 UEFA Europa League final ambassador Patrick Kluivert and three-time UEFA Champions League top scorer Ruud van Nistelrooy.

 

The proceedings will begin with an open draw for the UEFA Europa League semi-finals: as in the quarter-finals, no teams are seeded and clubs from the same national association can be drawn against each other. The semi-finals will be played on a home-and-away basis, with the first legs on Thursday 25 April and the returns the following week, Thursday 2 May. For administrative purposes, the last step of the draw will define whether the winner of semi-final 1 or the winner of semi-final 2 will be considered the 'home' team in the final. The 2013 UEFA Europa League final takes place on Wednesday 15 May at the Amsterdam ArenA, kicking off at 19.45.

 

The same procedure will apply to the draw for the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, which will be played on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 April, with the return legs scheduled for Tuesday 30 April and Wednesday 1 May. The 2013 UEFA Champions League final will be held on Saturday 25 May at Wembley Stadium in London, starting at 19.45 local time.

 

Comments

Barcelona r just moments away from claiming the uefa champions league trophy
by Philip from Other on 11-04-2013 04:42:00
Semi Final
Real Madrid vs Bayern
Barcelona vs Dortmund

Final
FCB vs Real Madrid
by oscar from USA on 11-04-2013 12:22:00
Just cant wait for my team Real Madrid to beat all its opponents and clinch the Champions league trophy.....Any team we are prepared
by Clive from Other on 10-04-2013 10:03:00

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