UEFA Europa League quarter-final draw has set the stage for a thrilling encounter between Ahmed Musa’s CSKA Moscow and Alex Iwobi’s Arsenal. The draw, conducted in Nyon on Friday, has ignited anticipation for a face-off between the Nigerian forwards in the quarter-finals of the prestigious European competition.
Musa, who marked his presence in the Europa League with a goal during CSKA Moscow’s 3-2 triumph over Olympique Lyon on Thursday, will lead his team to the Emirates Stadium for the first leg scheduled for April 5. The clash promises to be a riveting encounter between two Nigerian internationals, adding an extra layer of excitement to the quarter-final stage.
The draw, orchestrated by former France and Barcelona defender Eric Abidal, also revealed compelling matchups, including a duel between former Europa League champions Atletico Madrid and Sporting Lisbon from Portugal. SS Lazio from Italy is slated to face FC Salzburg, while RB Leipzig, making their inaugural appearance in the competition, will take on Olympique Marseille.
With the quarter-finals scheduled for April 5 and April 12, football enthusiasts can anticipate high-stakes battles as the competing teams vie for a spot in the final. The culmination of the UEFA Europa League will unfold at the Stade de Lyon in May, promising an exciting climax to this season’s tournament.