Guillem Balague predicts Arsenal v Atletico Madrid in Europa League semi-finals

Atletico Madrid Reach Semis Despite Losing to Sporting

The UEFA Europa League semi-final draw will be live on UEFA.com from 12:00 CET today - here are all the details.The draw will take place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

Atletico visit Arsenal in the first leg of their semi-final tie on April 26, playing them at home in the return leg at the Wanda Metropolitano on May 3.

Atletico are bidding to reach their third European final in four years having been runners-up in the Champions League in 2013-14 and 2015-16.

The match-ups were decided on Friday afternoon.

Arsene Wenger's men avoided an upset in the quarter-final after beating CSKA Moscow 6-3 on aggregate.

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Tournament favourites Atletico progressed at the expense of Sporting Lisbon, despite a 1-0 defeat in Portugal on Thursday evening.

Arsenal are in sixth place in the Premier League table and 13 points adrift of Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur in the race to secure a place in the Champions League.

However, they were knocked out of the respected group in the Champions League and have taken the competition by storm.

Arsenal's potential semi-final opponents were Ligue 1 side Marseille, Swiss outfit Red Bull Salzburg and Spanish giants Atletico Madrid.

Marseille will host underdog Salzburg in the first leg of the other semifinal.

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