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Europa League semi-final draw: Ajax v Lyon, Celta v Man. United

UEFA Europa League semi-finals (first team listed plays first leg at home)
Ajax v Olympique Lyonnais (Wednesday 3 and Thursday 11 May)
Celta Vigo v Manchester United (Thursday 4 and 11 May)

Ajax v Lyon

  • The duo's four previous meetings all came in the UEFA Champions League group stage
  • Head-to-head record in Europe: P4, Ajax W2, Lyon W0, D2
  • Ajax won 2-1 at home and 2-0 away in 2002/03; the teams played out two 0-0 draws in 2011/12
  • Lyon beat Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar 11-2 on aggregate in this season's round of 32
  • Ajax are the only club to have won the UEFA Cup (1991/92) left in the competition

Celta v Manchester United

  • These teams have never met before in UEFA club competition
  • United want to become just the fifth side in history to complete a European clean sweep
  • Celta's record against English clubs is W5 D0 L4; they have lost their last three
  • United's record against Spanish opposition is W12 D19 L16
  • Celta overcame England's Aston Villa 3-1 on aggregate in the 2000 Intertoto Cup semi-finals
  • Celta forward Giuseppe Rossi was at Old Trafford from 2004 to 2007
The 2017 final
An additional draw on Friday determined that the winner of the Ajax v Lyon tie will, for administrative purposes, be considered the home team in the final on Wednesday 24 May at Friends Arena in Solna, Stockholm.

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