Europa League draw: Man United handed Spanish test

Date published: Friday 21st April 2017 12:20

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Favourites Manchester United have been drawn against Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-finals.

Today’s draw will pit Jose Mourinho’s men against the La Liga over two legs after United needed extra-time to squeeze past Anderlecht 3-2 on aggregate.

The first leg will be played in Spain on Thursday, May 4 and the second leg at Old Trafford on Thursday, May 11.

 

Ajax face Lyon in the other semi-final as the final four clubs in the competition vie for a place in the May 24 showpiece at the Friends Arena in Stockholm

United’s opponents sit 10th in LaLiga and progressed from the quarter-finals after following up a 3-2 home win against Genk by drawing Thursday’s second leg 1-1 in Belgium.

United have never faced Celta in UEFA competitions before and the Spanish side are through to a major European semi-final for the first time in their history.

Celta’s top scorer Iago Aspas endured an underwhelming spell at Liverpool, while fellow attacker John Guidetti came through the ranks at Manchester City.

Full draw:

Celta Vigo v Man Utd

Ajax v Lyon

 

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