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Europa League quarter finals 2023: Fixtures, dates, and teams as Man United face Sevilla

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While the Champions League is the most prestigious European competition, the UEFA Europa League is still highly coveted with several of the continent’s top clubs vying for the trophy in 2022/23.

With names like Manchester United, Juventus, Sevilla, Roma, and others still alive, there will be plenty of reasons to stay tuned to the action in the remaining rounds of this tournament edition.

In addition to prize money, there is a guaranteed berth to next season’s UEFA Champions League group stage that is at stake for the winning team. And for those clubs that might not be in position to qualify to the Champions League from their domestic competitions, that’s a major incentive to winning the Europa League.

The Sporting News breaks down all you need to know about the Europa League quarter finals below.

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Europa League bracket 2023: Quarter finals and semis

Clubs listed first were drawn to host the first leg of each series.

Quarter finals

Match Leg 1
Date & Time
(GMT / ET)
Leg 2
Date & Time
(GMT / ET)
1st leg score
Man United vs. Sevilla Thu, April 13
(20:00 / 15:00)
Thu, April 20
(20:00 / 15:00)
 
Juventus vs. Sporting CP Thu, April 13
(20:00 / 15:00)
Thu, April 20
(20:00 / 15:00)
 
Leverkusen vs. Union SG Thu, April 13
(20:00 / 15:00)
Thu, April 20
(20:00 / 15:00)
 
Feyenoord vs. Roma Thu, April 13
(20:00 / 15:00)
Thu, April 20
(20:00 / 15:00)
1-0

Semifinals

Match Leg 1
Date & Time
(GMT / ET)
Leg 2
Date & Time
(GMT/ ET)
Man United / Sevilla vs.
Juventus / Sporting CP
Thu, May 11
(20:00 / 15:00)
Thu, May 18
(20:00 / 15:00)
Leverkusen / Union SG vs.
Feyenoord / Roma
Thu, May 11
(20:00 / 15:00)
Thu, May 18
(20:00 / 15:00)

Final

Date Match Time
(GMT / ET)
Wed, May 31 Winner SF 1 vs Winner SF 2 19:00 / 15:00

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Europa League quarter final schedule 2023

The first legs of the quarterfinals will be played on April 13, with the second legs on April 20, meaning a very quick turnaround between the home and away matches for the teams.

The semifinal first legs will take place on May 11, with the return legs on May 18, before the showpiece final on Wednesday, May 31.

  • Europa League QFs: April 13 (1st Leg), April 20 (2nd Leg)
  • Europa League SFs: May 11 (1st Leg), May 18 (2nd Leg)

Europa League quarter final teams qualified

Beginning in 1971 this competition was known as the UEFA Cup. Then ahead of 2009/10, the tournament was revamped and rebranded as the Europa League. 

Five of the eight quarter-finalists have won the trophy before, including in its previous iteration as the UEFA Cup.

Country Club Europa League
 Titles (Last)
Belgium Union Saint-Gilloise
England Manchester United 1 (2017)
Germany Bayer Leverkusen 1 (1988)
Italy Juventus 3 (1993)
Italy AS Roma
Netherlands Feyenoord 2 (2002)
Portugal Sporting CP
Spain Sevilla 6 (2020)

Europa League Round of 16 results

Italy lead the way with two representatives in the quarter finals while England only have one after Premier League leaders Arsenal suffered a penalty shootout defeat to Sporting CP.

The team in bold progressed to the quarterfinals.

Round of 16 1st Leg 2nd Leg
Union Berlin vs. Union Saint-Gilloise 3-3 0-3
Sevilla vs. Fenerbahce 2-0 0-1
Juventus vs. SC Freiburg 1-0 2-0
Bayer Leverkusen vs. Ferencvaros 1-0 2-0
Sporting CP vs. Arsenal 2-2 1-1
(5-3 pens)
Man United vs. Real Betis 4-1 1-0
AS Roma vs. Real Sociedad 2-0 0-0
Shakhtar Donetsk* vs. Feyenoord 1-1 1-7

* All European games hosted by Shakhtar were played in Warsaw, Poland due to the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Who made Europa League quarter finals in 2021/22?

Defending Europa League champions Eintracht Frankfurt are not around to defend their title, given they played in the 2022/23 Champions League group stage and even advanced into that tournament’s knockout rounds. So we won’t have a repeat champion this year.

Manchester United, Feyenoord, Bayer Leverkusen, Sevilla and Juventus are the teams left in the field who have won the competition previously, while all the other remaining sides have never lifted a Europa League trophy or its predecessor (UEFA Cup). Roma and Sporting CP have each reached the final, but fell short of the ultimate prize.

Not a single team from last year’s 2021/22 Europa League quarter finals is still alive in this year’s competition.

In fact, there were only two clubs from last year’s Round of 16 — Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) and Sevilla (Spain) — that even made it to the Round of 16 in this season’s tournament.

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