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Arsenal v. Napoli matchup headlines Europa League Draw

Arsenal v. Napoli

Two of the most feared sides left in the Europa League meet in the quarter-finals when Napoli and Arsenal clash. High quality attackers will be on display in this matchup for both sides. Dries Mertens and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be leading their respective sides in a tie that promises goals. In their previous tie, Napoli was able to hold off a fiesty Salzburg FC side, advancing by a aggregate score of 4-3. Arsenal needed a 3-0 second leg performance to turn around their tie with Rennes, beating the French side 4-3 on aggregate.

Slavia Praha v. Chelsea

Chelsea will be considered the winners of the draw on Friday, as The Blues drew Czech side Slavia Praha. Olivier Giroud has been in great form in the Europa League, leading the entire tournament in scoring, scoring nine goals in nine games. With a difficult top four fight taking place in the Premier League, Chelsea will be aiming to will the Europa League, earning a trip to Champions League football next season.

Benfica v. Eintracht

Eintracht has been in great form as of late, performing at a high level in the Bundesliga and Europa League. The German side pulled off one of the more impressive wins in the Round of 16, taking out Inter Milan. Benfica is up next for Eintracht. Benfica was able to advance past Dinamo Zagreb last round, winning on a 3-1 aggregate score.

Villarreal v. Valencia

Spanish opposition clash in the Europa League quarter-finals when Villarreal and Valencia meet. Villarreal are struggling in La Liga this season, and are currently occupying the 17th place position. Nothing would turn this season around faster than European success in the Europa League. Look for a highly competitive tie between this two historically experienced sides.

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