Halve finale Europa League, 1e wedstrijd, 26 april
April 26, 2018 -- Europa League semi-final first leg matches. Following manager Arsene Wenger’s decison to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, the North London club face tournament favourites Atletico Madrid, with hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League now resting solely on lifting the Europa League trophy on May 16. Elsewhere, Olympique Marseille clash with Red Bull Salzburg, both aiming for their first title. The second leg takes place on May 3.
The 2017-18 UEFA Europa League is the 47th season of Europe’s secondary club football tournament. The final will be played at the Stade de Lyon on May 16.
The winners automatically qualify for the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League group stage, and earn the right to play against the winners of the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League in the 2018 UEFA Super Cup.