Manchester United Europa League potential semi-final draw and dates ahead of Sevilla second leg

April 20, 2023

Manchester United are playing for a place in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday night when they face Sevilla in Spain.

The quarter-final tie is level after last week’s first leg after the visitors mounted a late comeback to wipe out a two-goal deficit at Old Trafford. Marcel Sabitzer scored twice in seven first-half minutes to put United in control of the match, but Erik ten Hag‘s team let the lead slip.

Tyrell Malacia got caught out by Jesus Navas, with the left-back eventually deflecting the former Manchester City winger’s cross past David de Geato halve the hosts’ advantage. Then, two minutes into added-time, a Youssef En-Nesyri header inadvertently deflected off Harry Maguire and found its way into the United net to equalise.

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Here’s everything you need to know should United make it through to the last four.

The semi-final draw was done at the same time as the quarter-final draw in March, meaning United’s potential opponents are already known. They will face one of Juventus or Sporting CP if they advance against Sevilla, with the Italian giants leading 1-0 from the first leg before the return match in Portugal on Thursday.

When would the matches take place?

The first legs are on 11 May, with United travelling to either Lisbon or Turin as the winner of that tie will host the opening encounter. Then, a second leg at Old Trafford would be a week later, on 18 May. Each game is due to kick-off at 8pm BST.

Where is the final?

Budapest’s Puskas Arena is the venue for this year’s final, hosting the event a year later than planned after UEFA relocated the 2020 edition. The showpiece is on Wednesday, 31 May.