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Are Aston Villa playing in Europa Conference League this week? Schedule, next match for Emery’s team in Europe | Sporting News



UEFA Europa Conference League favourites Aston Villa are the final English club remaining in Europe after eliminating Lille in the quarterfinals of the third-tier continental competition.

Unai Emery’s side overcame Ajax with a convincing 4-0 victory in the second leg of their last-16 tie and continued their impressive campaign hoping to conclude with European silverware.

The Villans are currently fourth in the Premier League and are competing to secure their place in either the Europa League or Champions League next season, but winning this tournament would guarantee them a place regardless of table finish.

The Sporting News takes a look at their next game in the Conference League this week.

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Are Aston Villa playing in the Europa Conference League this week?

Aston Villa return to Europa Conference League action on May 2, 2024. They face Olympiacos in the first leg of their semifinal tie.

The game takes place at Villa Park in England at 8 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET).

UEFA Europa Conference League semifinal draw

With the quarterfinals concluded, we already know the path the remaining sides will take to the final, as the draw set the remainder of the bracket through the final in late May.

Tie First leg Second leg
Aston Villa vs. Olympiacos May 2 May 9
Fiorentina vs. Club Brugge May 2 May 9

When are the UEFA Europa Conference League semifinals?

The first legs of the semifinals are on May 2, 2024, with the second legs on May 9, 2024.

When and where is the UEFA Europa Conference League final?

This year’s final will take Athens, Greece. The final is on May 29 at the AEK Arena.

UEFA Europa Conference League quarter final draw 2024

Here is how the UEFA Europa Conference League quarterfinals played out.

Tie First leg Second leg
Club Brugge 3-0 PAOK 1-0 0-2
Olympiacos 3-3 Fenerbahce
Olympiacos adv. 3-2 on pens
3-2 1-0
Aston Villa 3-3 Lille
Aston Villa adv. 4-3 on pens
2-1 2-1
Viktoria Plzen 2-0 Fiorentina 0-0 2-0

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