Europa League Roundup, Semi-finals fixture 2021: United, Arsenal, Roma, Villarreal book their places

Edinson Cavani_Manchester United

The Europa League quarter-finals were concluded earlier tonight and the likes of Manchester United Arsenal, Roma and Villarreal have managed to book their place in the next round of the competition.

Manchester United 2-0 Granada

The Red Devils picked up a comfortable win at home thanks to a goal from Edinson Cavani and an own goal from Jesus Vallejo.

Manchester United were firm favourites having scored two away goals in the first leg and they managed to grind out an unsurprising win at Old Trafford tonight.

Slavia Prague 0-4 Arsenal

The Gunners turned on the style in the second leg against the Czech outfit and the likes of Alexandre Lacazette, Bukayo Saka and Nicolas Pepe fired them past Slavia Prague earlier tonight.

Arsenal were in cruise control throughout the game and they will be hoping to go all the way in the Europa League this season.

Roma 1-1 Ajax

Roma were held to a 1-1 draw against Ajax in the second leg with the likes of Brian Brobbey and Edin Dzeko getting on the score sheet.

The Italian side managed to win 2-1 away to Ajax last week and the first leg result was enough to take them through to the semi-finals.

Villarreal 2-1 Dinamo Zagreb

Villarreal secured a win at home to Dinamo Zagreb earlier tonight with Paco Alcacer and Gerard Moreno scoring for the hosts.

They had a 1-0 lead from the first leg and the Spanish outfit will be pleased to have made their way into the semi-finals.

Unai Emery has reached the Europa League semi-finals more times (6) than any other manager in the competition's history: 
X 2012 Valencia 
✓ 2014 Sevilla 
✓ 2015 Sevilla 
✓ 2016 Sevilla 
✓ 2019 Arsenal 
✓ 2021 Villarreal 
He's only been knocked out once. #UEL

Semi-final Fixtures

Manchester United will take on Roma in the semi-finals of the Europa League and Villarreal will be up against Arsenal.

Roma have proven to be a competitive side in the Europa League so far this season but Manchester United will clearly be the favourites to go through to the finals.

The Red Devils have tremendous depth and quality and they should pick up a win over the Italian side.

Meanwhile, former Arsenal manager Unai Emery will be up against Mikel Arteta in the other semi-final and it will be interesting to see if the Gunners can book their place in the finals with a win.

Emery has won the competition previously with Sevilla and he will be hoping to use his experience of winning in the knockout stages against the Premier League side later this month.

Unai Emery faces former club Arsenal
#MUFC to face Roma in the #UEL semi-finals, meaning a reunion with Henrikh Mkhitaryan & Chris Smalling - starters when they won the competition in 2017