NYON - The draw for the final rounds of this season's Europa League was held in Nyon today. The competition will be played in August; a bracket has been drawn up that lays out the teams' paths from the quarter-finals right through to the final in Cologne.
Inter will take on Getafe in a one-game tie, with the match to be played at the neutral ground of the Arena AufSchalke in Gelsenkirchen and kick-off set for 21:00 CEST on 5 August.
The winner will then play either Rangers or Bayer Leverkusen in the quarter-finals. The German side won the first leg 3-1 at the BayArena.
For the eventual semi-final, one of Inter, Getafe, Rangers or Leverkusen will take on one of Wolfsburg, Shakhtar Donetsk, Eintracht Frankfurt or Basel.
Inter vs. Getafe and Roma vs. Sevilla are both being played as single-legged ties in Germany.
From the quarter-finals onwards, matches will be played as single games in four different host cities in Northrhine-Westphalia: Stadion Köln in Cologne, MSV Arena in Duisburg, Düsseldorf Arena in Düsseldorf and the Arena AufSchalke in Gelsenkirchen. According to an official statement from UEFA's Executive Committee, all matches will be held behind closed doors until further notice.
Inter/Getafe CF vs. Rangers FC/Bayer 04 Leverkusen (1-3)
VfL Wolfsburg/Shakthtar Donetsk (1-2) vs. SG Eintracht Frankfurt/FC Basel (0-3)
LASK/Manchester United (0-5) vs. İstanbul Başakşehir/ FC Copenhagen (1-0)
Olympiacos/Wolverhampton Wanderers (1-1) vs. Sevilla FC/AS Roma
- A reminder that Inter vs. Getafe and Roma vs. Sevilla are the only two games in the round of 16 which will be played as single-legged knockout ties, with both set to be played at neutral grounds in Germany.
- Second-leg ties will be played at the home team’s stadium (first leg scores shown in brackets).
DATES FOR INTER
Round of 16 Inter vs. Getafe, 21:00 CEST on 5 August, Arena AufSchalke - Gelsenkirchen
Quarter-finals Inter/Getafe CF vs. Rangers FC/Bayer 04 Leverkusen, 21:00 CEST on Monday 10 August, Düsseldorf Arena - Düsseldorf
Semi-finals 21:00 CEST on Monday 17 August, Düsseldorf Arena - Düsseldorf
Final 21:00 CEST on Friday 21 August, RheinEnergieStadion - Cologne
NEW RULES FOR THE EUROPA LEAGUE
Teams will now be able to make five substitutions at a maximum of three separate times in the game. Changes made at half-time, between regulation time and extra time, or in the half-time break of extra time are not included in these three slots. An additional substitution will be allowed in extra time.
Furthermore, teams will be allowed to have bigger squads, with each side now permitted to name 23 players in a matchday squad, opposed to the 18 allowed in the past (with 23 only ever allowed for the final).