This evening begins the 1/8-final phase of the Europa League. On the terrain of the Old Continent it is getting hotter and we expect to see even more interesting clashes. The duel that grabs the most attention is though between Milan and Arsenal. This collision appears as the final before the final, as the two most serious contenders in the race stand against each other.
Both teams are on the opposite pole in their recent performance. Rosoneries are going up the line under the direction of Gennaro Gatuzo. The team is in a series of three consecutive wins in the “A” series and a total of 8 losses without loss. The Milanians did a perfect match in the last round, eliminating without any difficulty the Bulgarian champion Ludogorets. At this stage, they make a joke as a favorite.
At the same time Arsenal is in a big hole. The team recorded 4 losses in their last 5 games in the Premier League and more and more away from the top 4. In addition, the Gunners also fell poorly in the Manchester City League final (0: 3). Now League Europe appears to be the best chance for Arsene Wenger to grab a trophy, and so they can get involved in the Champions League next year. For this reason, they will be thrown all the way to Giuseppe Meazza tonight.
But this is not the only interesting clash tonight. The match between Atletico Madrid and Lokomotiv (Moscow) seems quite intriguing at first glance. The intrigue is also in the only meeting with Bulgarian participation, where Georgi Milanov and his CSKA (Moscow) accept another of the big contenders for the trophy in Lyon. We should not miss the match between Olympic Marseille and Athletic Bilbao, which also makes it quite exciting.