Arsenal to face Atletico Madrid in Europa League semi-finals

Arsenal to face Atletico Madrid in Europa League semi-finals

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Arsenal have been drawn against two-time winners Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals of the Europa League.

The Gunners progressed to the final four courtesy of a 6-3 aggregate win over Russian side CSKA Moscow on Thursday, while Atletico survived a scare against Sporting Lisbon to claim a 2-1 win over the course of the two legs.

Arsene Wenger’s side will host Atletico at the Emirates on April 26 in the first-ever competitive meeting between the two clubs before returning to face the Spanish side at Wanda Metropolitano on May 3.

Meanwhile, Marseille will face Red Bull Salzburg in the other semi-final.

The French club defeated RB Leipzig 5-3 on aggregate to reach the last four, while Salzburg produced a miraculous comeback to edge out Lazio 6-5 in the quarter-finals are losing the first leg in Italy 4-2.

The two-legged ties will be played on April 26 and May 3, with the final played at the Stade de Lyon on May 16.

Europa League semi-final draw

Marseille v Red Bull Salzburg

Arsenal v Atletico Madrid

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