West Ham fans gush over "easy" Europa League draw as Hammers set to face Lyon

West Ham supporters have been gushing after finding out their opponents in the next stage of the Europa League is Lyon.

The Hammers secured a famous – and emotional – victory over six-times winners Sevilla on Thursday in the Round of 16. Andriy Yarmolenko scored an extra-time goal put them into the quarter-finals, winning 2-0 on the night. The side will now face French side Lyon, with the first leg to be played at the London Stadium in April.

And supporters are delighted with the fact they have been seeded with the Ligue 1 outfit, instead of the likes of Barcelona, Atalanta or RB Leipzig. One fan proclaimed: “EASY LETS GO.” Another wrote: “They’re 10th in the French league, COYI.”

A third said: “Not the most exciting team we could get but defo winnable! COYI!”

Someone stated: “I wanted @RangersFC draw, avoid Barcelona until final. @WestHam should not fear anyone. Lyon are not in the best of form this season. So a good chance of reaching the semis.”

A last one said: “Extremely favourable draw. Don't mess it up.”

Peter Bosz’s side Lyon, who are indeed sitting a disappointing tenth in Ligue 1, managed to beat Porto 2-1 on aggregate to make it to the quarterfinals of the Europa League. They will go up against West Ham who managed to overcome serial winners Sevilla in east London. Behind 1-0 in their previous game, Tomas Soucek's first-half saw the home side equalise. The game went into extra-time when Ukraine attacker Yarmolenko got the goal to seal the win for David Moyes’ men.

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If West Ham beat Lyon and make it to the semifinals, they will face either Barcelona for the first time in their history or play German club Eintracht Frankfurt.

The quarterfinals will take place in three weeks' time, with the first leg on Thursday 7 April and the second on Thursday 14 April.

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QF1: Leipzig vs Atalanta

QF2: Eintracht Frankfurt vs Barcelona

QF3: West Ham vs Lyon

QF4: Braga vs Rangers

SF1: Leipzig or Atalanta vs Braga or Rangers

SF2: West Ham or Lyon vs Eintracht Frankfurt or Barcelona

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