Football: Quarter final fever in UEFA Europa League

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The first leg matches will be played on Thursday

The first leg matches will be played on Thursday

ISTANBUL - The first leg matches in the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final phase will be played on Thursday.

Netherlands' AZ Alkmaar will host last years' runners-up in UEFA Europa League, Benfica from Portugal. Italian team Juventus, regarded as the odds-on favourites of the tournament by sports pundits, will play away to French side Olympique Lyon. Switzerland's Basel encounter Spanish team Valencia. Porto, who have twice won UEFA Europa League trophy in their history, will play against Spain's Sevilla.

The fixture of the matches in UEFA Europa League Quarter Final phase are as follows:

AZ Alkmaar vs Benfica

Olympique Lyon vs Juventus

Basel vs Valencia

Porto vs Sevilla

All matches will kick off at 21:05 CET.

In addition, the second leg matches will be played on April 10.

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