March 15, 2019 / 12:41 PM / 2 months ago

Napoli face Arsenal, outsiders Slavia meet Chelsea

Soccer Football - Europa League - Quarter Finals and Semi Finals Draw - Nyon, Switzerland - March 15, 2019 General view of the completed draw alongside the trophy REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

NYON, Switzerland (Reuters) - Napoli, chasing their first European title since Diego Maradona’s team won the old UEFA Cup in 1989, were drawn against Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the Europa League on Friday.

Rank outsiders Slavia Prague, who ousted Sevilla in thrilling style on Thursday, were rewarded with a tie against Chelsea, the other English Premier League team in the last eight.

Villarreal and Valencia were drawn together in an all-Spanish tie and Benfica will meet Eintracht Frankfurt, who eliminated Inter Milan with a 1-0 win at San Siro.

Arsenal were initially drawn at home in the second leg against Napoli but the order was reversed by UEFA to avoid a clash with Chelsea, who host Slavia in the return of their tie in London.

Arsenal or Napoli will meet Villarreal or Valencia in the semi-finals while Benfica or Eintracht play Slavia or Chelsea.

Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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