2022 UEFA Europa League Quarter-Final Draw: Date, Time, Teams, TV, Broadcast and Operation
The 2022 Europa League features several continental powers as the tournament moves into the quarter-final stage. The March 18 draw offered some tasty clashes.
Tournament Favorite Barcelona will face the Bundesliga Eintracht Frankfurt. The German team have already eliminated a Spanish club, Real Betis, in the round of 16.
RB Leipzigwho received a bye to the quarter-finals after the ban imposed on Russian clubs after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, will face the Italian team Atalanta in what should be a high octane match.
The draw for the quarter-finals will be immediately followed by the draw for the semi-finals. Here is all the information you need on the rest of the competition.
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Europa League quarter-final draw results
The quarter-finals will be played on April 7 (first leg) and April 14 (return match).
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Europa League semi-final draw results
The semi-finals will be played on April 28 (first leg) and May 5 (return match).
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When will the 2022 Europa League quarter-final draw take place?
The draw for the remainder of the 2022 UEFA Europa League will take place on Friday 18th March. This comes just a day after the round of 16 second leg.
- Dated: Friday, March 18, 2022
- Time: 8:30 a.m. ET (1:30 p.m. CET)
- Streaming: CBS Sports HQ (USA), DAZN (Canada), UEFA.tv
The draw will take place at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland. It will be broadcast live on UEFA.tv.
UNITED STATES: CBS Sports HQ host Poppy Miller and analysts Ian Joy and Luis Garcia will provide analysis of the UEFA Europa League draw and look into those clashes at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Canada: The Europa League draw will be conducted by DAZN in Canada, home of all three European Cup competitions.
As mentioned above, this will be the last Europa League draw this season. Indeed, the draw for the semi-final will also take place at the same time.
This ensures that each team will know their potential opponents every step of the way to lifting the trophy.
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The teams qualified for the quarter-finals of the Europa League
The Europa League Round of 16 ended on March 17, the day before the draw.
The eight teams that qualify for the Round of 16 are included in the quarter-final draw.
Schedule and results of the round of 16
|Round of 16||1st run||Return match||Qualified team|
|Rangers v Red Star Belgrade||3-0||1-2||Rangers (Scotland)|
|Braga against Monaco||2-0||1-1||Braga (Portugal)|
|Porto against Lyon||0-1||1-1||Lyon, France)|
|Atalanta v Bayer Leverkusen||3-2||1-0||Atalanta (Italy)|
|Sevilla v West Ham||1-0||0-2 (ap)||West Ham (England)|
|Barcelona vs Galatasaray||0-0||2-1||Barcelona, Spain)|
|RB Leipzig v Spartak Moscow||cancel.||cancel.||RB Leipzig (Germany)|
|Real Betis vs Eintracht Frankfurt||1-2||1-1 (ap)||Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany)|
Can teams from the same country meet in the quarter-finals?
From the quarter-finals, there is no longer any “protection of the country” as expressed by UEFA. In other words, clubs from the same league can be drawn against each other. The only two teams in the quarter-finals from the same country are Germany: RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt can play each other in the quarter-finals.
Given the variety of teams present in the Europa League, a draw between two teams from the same country is not common. That hasn’t happened in the past two seasons.
The last time this happened was during the 2018-19 competition. Valencia were drawn against Villarreal at the quarter-final stage, and they won 5-1 on aggregate.
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Is the Europa League quarter-final draw seeded?
There is no ranking at this stage of the competition.
Teams have been seeded in previous rounds, based on their qualification (e.g. group winners, group runners-up, playoff winners or Champions League knockouts), but from the quarter-finals, any which team can be drawn against any other team.
The seeding was considered in the Round of 16, with the group winners in a pot drawn against the teams that qualified in the Round of 16 playoffs.
UEFA Europa League quarter-final schedule
As Europa League matches are played on Thursdays, all four quarter-final home and away matches are scheduled on the same dates.
The first legs will take place on April 7, while the return matches will take place on April 14.
The semi-finals will follow, with the first leg of this phase taking place on April 28 and the second leg a week later on May 5.
The final will take place just under two weeks later, on May 18 at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville.
- Quarter-finals: April 7 (first leg) & April 14 (return match)
- Semi-finals: April 28 (first leg) & May 5 (return match)
- Final: May 18
How to watch the Europa League quarter-finals
The Europa League Round of 16 is broadcast in the United States by CBS (English) and Univision (Spanish) on a number of television and streaming platforms. DAZN is the exclusive broadcaster in Canada.
- Appointment: Thursday April 7 and Thursday April 14
- American TV channels: TUDN, UniMas, Galavision, TUDNxtra
- Distribution in the United States: fuboTV, Paramount+, PrendeTV, TUDN.tv, TUDN app
- Canadian broadcast: DAZN
UNITED STATES: CBS Sports offers live pre-game, halftime and post-game shows, broadcast on Paramount+.
Every Europa League quarter-final match is available to stream on fuboTV, which offers a free trial to new subscribers. The streaming platform carries CBS Sports Network and the entire Univision family of channels: Univision, TUDN, UniMas, Galavision and TUDNxtra.
Canada: The Europa League is broadcast exclusively by DAZN in Canada with matches available live and on demand.