Europa League Draw

Just a quick update on the quarterfinal draw: Sevilla will face Athletic Bilbao on April 7. Other than the fact that Spanish teams are apparently the juggernauts of Europe, this seems like a pretty doable draw. Athletic have picked up form lately and are right behind Sevilla in the table, so they won’t be pushovers. But on the other hand, not having to travel at mid-week confers an advantage in the race for fourth over Villarreal, who must travel to Prague to face Sparta. And as an added bonus I won’t have to go to Wikipedia to find out who plays for our Europa opponent! I’ll take it, I guess.

The complete draw:

Braga – Shakhtar
Villarreal – Sparta
Athletic – Sevilla
Borussia – Liverpool