2016-17 UEFA Cup semi-finals announced-Manchester United led the draw on April 21

2016-17UEFACupsemi-finalsannounced:ManchesterUnitedledthedrawonApril21
IntheearlymorningofApril21st,Beijingtime,the2016-17EuropaLeagueendedthesecondroundofthequarter-finals.ManchesterUnited,Ajax,CeltaVigoandLyoneliminatedtheiropponentsandadvancedtothesemifinals.  Celta,whowonathomeinthefirstround,wenttoBelgiumtodraw1-1withGenk.Thecombinedvictoryinthefirstroundtotaled4-3andeliminatedtheopponenttoadvancetothesemi-finals.ManchesterUnitedandAnderlechttied1-1in90minutes,withatotalscoreof2-2toenterovertime.OvertimetoovercomethegoalofteenagerRashfordManchesterUnited2-1lore,totalscore3-2clubhistoryforthefirsttimeinthesemi-finals(includingthepredecessorLeagueCup).  Schalke04defeatedAjax2-0in90minutesathomeandscored2-2inovertimeintworounds.Overtime,Schalkeadvancedonegoal,hadtheopportunitytoeliminateopponents,butlosttwoconsecutivegoals,andeventuallylost2-3,thetotalscorewaseliminated3-4,Ajaxadvancedtothesemifinals.BesiktasdefeatedLyon2-1,withatotalscoreof3-3intworoundsandfailedtoscorein30minutesofextratime.Inabrutalpenaltyshootout,Lyonwona7-6thrillingvictoryandeliminatedBesiktasinthetopfour.  AccordingtoUEFA’sschedule,thedrawofthesemi-finalmatchoftheUEFACupwillbeat19pmonApril21Beijingtime(at13pmCentralEuropeantimeonApril21)attheUEFAheadquartersinNyon,Switzerland.Thereisnoseedteamforthesemi-finaldraw,andthefinalhometeamandawayteamwillalsobedeterminedatthedrawceremony.  ThetworoundsoftheEuropaLeaguesemi-finalswillbeplayedonMay5thandMay12th,Beijingtime.Thewinnerwilladvancetothefinals.ThefinaloftheEuropaLeaguethisseasonwillbeplayedattheFriendshipStadiuminSolna,Sweden,intheearlyhoursofMay25th.UEFACupsemi-finals:ManchesterUnited(England),CeltaVigo(Spain),Lyon(France),Ajax(Netherlands)