Europa League last 8 draw: Shakhtar’s potential opponents
Having beaten Anderlecht in both games, the Pitmen reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League. According to the regulations of the tournament, at this stage, the draw does not involve seeded teams, and representatives of one association will not be separated into different pairs. Therefore, Shakhtar will play against one of the seven clubs:
Athletic (Bilbao, Spain)
Borussia (Dortmund, Germany)
Sparta (Prague, Czech Republic)
The Pitmen have never faced in European competitions two of the possible opponents - Villarreal and Liverpool. But most of all, the Pitmen have played with Dortmund: in seasons - 2001/02 and 2012/13 in the qualification and knockout stages of the Champions League respectively. In the group stage of the above tournament, the Donetsk team played with Sparta (2000/01), Braga (2010/11) and Athletic (2014/15). In the UEFA Cup in 2006/07, Shakhtar faced Sevilla in the last 16.
The draw for the Europa League last 8 will take place in Nyon, Switzerland, on March 18 at 14:00, Ukrainian time. Matches of this stage will take place on 7 and 14 of April.