Athletic Bilbao to Meet Schalke in Europa League Quarterfinals

Athletic Bilbao, which eliminated Manchester United, will play Schalke in the quarterfinals of soccer’s Europa League.

Sporting Lisbon, which held off Manchester City to reach the final eight, will play Metalist Kharkiv, AZ Alkmaar takes on Valencia and Atletico Madrid meets Hannover as determined by today’s draw in Nyon, Switzerland.

The semifinal draw was also held with the Atletico-Hannover winner meeting AZ or Valencia and Sporting or Metalist facing the Schalke-Bilbao winner.

The quarterfinals will be played March 29 and April 5, with the semifinals scheduled for April 19 and 26. The final will take place May 9 in Bucharest.

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