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Europa League quarter-finals: second-leg fixtures and how to watch

Atletico Madrid are the favourites to win this season’s Europa League ahead of Arsenal and Lazio

Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Lazio and RB Leipzig all won their home legs in the Europa League quarter-finals last week.

The Gunners claimed a 4-1 victory against CSKA Moscow, with Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette both scoring twice before half-time at the Emirates Stadium. The only respite for CSKA came when Aleksandr Golovin scored a superb free kick, giving his side some hope ahead of Thursday’s second leg in Russia.

Tournament favourites Atletico Madrid were 2-0 winners against Sporting Lisbon. Koke scored after just 23 seconds to give Atletico a flying start in Spain, and forward Antoine Griezmann added a second five minutes before half-time.

RB Salzburg’s 35-match unbeaten run came to an end in Italy, where they were beaten 4-2 by Lazio. Senad Lulic, Marco Parolo, Felipe Anderson and Ciro Immobile scored for Lazio, while Valon Berisha (penalty) and Takumi Minamino replied for Salzburg.

In the other quarter-final first-leg tie, RB Leipzig beat Marseille 1-0 thanks to Timo Werner’s strike. It was the Germany international’s 20th goal of the season for club and country.

The Europa League quarter-final second legs will be played on Thursday. All matches kick off at 8.05pm UK time.

2018 Europa League guide

Quarter-final first-legs fixtures
  • Arsenal 4 CSKA Moscow 1 
  • RB Leipzig 1 Marseille 0   
  • Atletico Madrid 2 Sporting Lisbon 0   
  • Lazio 4 RB Salzburg 2 
How to watch the Europa League 

The quarter-final matches will be shown live on BT Sport.

When are the quarter-final second legs?

The Europa League quarter-final second legs will be played on Thursday, 12 April.

  • CSKA Moscow vs. Arsenal (1-4)
  • Marseille vs. RB Leipzig (0-1)
  • Sporting Lisbon vs. Atletico Madrid (0-2)
  • RB Salzburg vs. Lazio (2-4)
When are the Europa League semi-finals?

The draw for the Europa League semi-finals will be held on Friday, 13 April. The semi-final first legs will be played on 26 April and the second legs on 3 May. 

When and where is the 2018 Europa League final?

It’s at the Stade de Lyon in France on Wednesday, 16 May (7.45pm kick-off). The winners of the Europa League final will qualify for next season’s Champions League.

2018 Europa League betting odds

Who will win the Europa League? Here are the latest best prices according to Oddschecker, as of 10 April.

Europa League winner:

  • Atletico Madrid: 13/10 fav 
  • Arsenal: 13/5
  • Lazio: 15/2 
  • RB Leipzig: 8/1 
  • Marseille: 22/1 
  • RB Salzburg: 40/1 
  • Sporting Lisbon: 150/1 
  • CSKA Moscow: 500/1

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