Chelsea to play Basel in Europa League semi-finals

Fenerbahce and Basel will host the first legs on April 25 with the return fixtures due to be played on May 2.

updated: April 12, 2013 16:42 IST
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Nyon, Switzerland: English Premiership giants Chelsea and traditional European powerhouse Benfica were on Friday both drawn against smaller opposition for the semi-finals of the Europa League.

The draw at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, saw the Londoners draw Swiss outfit Basel while the Portuguese will take on Fenerbahce of Turkey.

Chelsea are bidding to become only the fourth team in history to win all three of European football's club competitions.

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