Expedition Europa, part six! RB Leipzig's opponent for the last eight of the UEFA Europa League has been released. After beating Zenit St. Petersburg in the last round, Leipzig have been drawn against Olympique Marseille, who currently sit third in Ligue 1. The draw was carried out on Friday in Nyon.
The first-leg will take place on 5th April in Leipzig with the second-leg being a week later on 12th April in Marseille. The French side progressed through to the last eight after their win against Athletic Bilbao.
I am really excited about progressing in the Europa League! We continue to write new chapters in this club's history. Marseille are a strong side and an interesting opponent. It's another chance for us to progress further in this competition."
It is a very good draw for us in every way and I'm looking forward to seeing a former player of mine in Luiz Gustavo."
A really interesting draw that we're really looking forward to. We want to give it our all against Marseille and do everything we can to keep our European Expedition going and to progress further in this competition."
Photos from the last-16 round against Zenit
The complete draw:
First-leg matches on 5th April:
- RB Leipzig vs. Olympique Marseille
- Arsenal vs. CSKA Moscow
- Atlético Madrid vs. Sporting Lisbon
- Lazio vs. FC Salzburg
Second-leg matches on 12th April:
- Olympique Marseille vs RB Leipzig
- CSKA Moscow vs. Arsenal
- Sporting Lisbon vs. Atlético Madrid
- FC Salzburg vs. Lazio