Wolves keep Europa League dream alive as quarterfinal bracket is set

Wolverhampton Wanderers held Olympiacos at bay on Thursday to reach the Europa League quarterfinals and maintain hopes of an all-Premier League semifinal later this month.

Raul Jimenez converted his sixth penalty of the season and 27th goal in all competitions to give Wolves a 1-0 win (2-1 on aggregate), keeping them on a collision course with Manchester United.

In the remaining last-16 fixture, FC Basel advanced with a 1-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt, having already built a 3-0 aggregate lead in the first leg back in March.

Wolves will now face Sevilla in a one-off quarterfinal on Aug. 11 in Duisburg. Basel will meet Shakhtar Donetsk on the same day in Gelsenkirchen.

All Europa League games will be played in Germany due to COVID-19 restrictions. The tournament will follow a single-elimination format, up to and including the final on Aug. 21.

The quarterfinal bracket reads as follows:

  • Inter Milan vs. Bayer Leverkusen (Aug. 10)
  • Manchester United vs. Copenhagen (Aug. 10)
  • Wolverhampton vs. Sevilla (Aug. 11)
  • Shakhtar Donetsk vs. FC Basel (Aug. 11)
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