The Europa League will decide its finalists when the semi-finals feature their second legs back in England on Thursday. After first leg matches in Hamburg and Madrid, London and Liverpool will host in this the penultimate round of Europe’s second tournament. Fulham and Hamburger went nil-nil in their first leg, a result that does give the visitors the slight upper hand. If Hamburg can score an away goal, the pressure will really be on the Cottagers. Then again die Rot Hosen did sack their manager this week, so really any result is possible. The other match-up will see Atlético Madrid bring their 1-0 into Anfield Road without worry of a Reds’ away goal. The visitors have the upper hand on aggregate but Anfield has certainly been witness to many famous turnarounds over the years.
Atlético Madrid @ Liverpool
Hamburg @ Fulham