Tough draw for Arsenal tempered by Diego Costa blow for Atletico Madrid

Alicia Farmer
Апреля 14, 2018

It is clash of the heavyweights as Arsenal have been drawn against Atletico Madrid for the semi-final of the 2017/2018 Europa League.

They did prevail 6-3 on aggregate, but not before being given a scare.

He could have a key role to play as the battle continues to book a place in the final at Lyon's Groupama Stadium on May 16.

The Austrian league leaders beat Marseille 1-0 at home in this season's group phase and drew 0-0 away in France.

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The Gunners, now sixth in the Premier League, host Diego Simeone's side on April 26 before the second leg at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on May 3.

They have a strong recent record against English opposition in knockout ties, however, winning their last three and have a formidable attack featuring Diego Costa and Fernando Torres.

The club confirmed that the Spaniard suffered a hamstring injury in their second leg Europa quarter-final game against Sporting Lisbon, Thursday and are yet to give an update of when he could return to action.

Marseille will host underdog Salzburg in the first leg of the other semifinal.

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