Nice inherits from Basel to carry the last French chances in Europe

OGC Nice, the last French club to qualify for the European Cup, will face FC Basel in the quarter-finals of the Europa League Conference, before a potential semi-final against Fiorentina, one of the big names in this event. The Niçois, qualified for the quarterfinals on Thursday after their victory against the Moldovans of Sheriff Tiraspol (3-1, first leg: 1-0), will travel to Switzerland on April 13 and improved in the return match on the 20th, according to the draw made Friday at UEFA headquarters in Nyon.

The Nice avoid the dangerous West Ham

In this event which gives pride of place to the small European football nations, much less prestigious than the Champions League and the Europa League, the Aiglons will perhaps be reassured to have stopped the English from West Ham, a rich Premier League club. who nevertheless fights for his maintenance in the Championship. The latter will face La Gantoise in the quarter-finals and are reversed in the part of the table opposite that of Nice.

Didier Digard’s men know their potential opponents in half: the Poles of Lech Poznan, the former club of Robert Lewandowski, or the well-known Fiorentina, finalist in 1957 of the second edition of the Champions Clubs Cup, ancestor of the League champions.

The last French chances deposited on OGC Nice

The semi-finals are scheduled for May 11 and 18, before the June 7 final scheduled for Prague, Czech Republic. The fourth poster of the quarters promises a clash in the Benelux between the Belgians of Anderlecht and the Dutch of AZ Alkmaar.

After the elimination of Paris SG and Marseille in the Champions League, Nantes, Monaco and Rennes in the Europa League, Nice retains the last French chances in Europe, with a significant impact on France’s UEFA index, whose fifth place is threatened in the standings by the Netherlands.


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