SEVILLA AND JUVENTUS, THE STRONGEST
The seven teams that will accompany Barça in the Europa League
Published:3/11/2022 - 00:30h
Updated:3/11/2022 - 07:58h
The UEFA Champions League group stage is history. FC Barcelona and seven other clubs that finished third in their groups will have to play the 'play off' of the Europa League in February. Sevilla and Juventus look favorites along with Barça
The FC Barcelona already knows to the seven clubs that will accompany him in the 'playoff' of the Europe League in February. To fault of a day for the end of the phase of groups of the continental tournament, the third of group in the Champions League await to know to his possible rivals in the draw that will effect next Monday 7 November. Beside the Barça will be the Ajax, Bayer Leverkusen, Sporting of Portugal, RB Salzburgo, Shakhtar Donetsk, Seville and Juventus.
Andalusians and 'bianconeris' lucen, beside the group directed by Xavi Hernández, as main favourites to arrive to the final of the Europe League. The Seville returns to the competition of which is the maximum aganador historical with five titles, the last of them obtained in 2020. The Juve, by his part, will do the possible for returning to a European final after five years for the forget to continental level.
Another champion that returns to the UEL is the Shakhtar. The Ukrainians were semifinalists in 2020 and obtained the title in the edition of 2009, last under the ancient denomination of 'Glass UEFA'.The Ajax, by his part, will look for to reedit his good walk in the edition of 2017, where arrived to the final in front of the Manchester United (defeat 3-2). The ones of Ámsterdam add a title (1991) to the equal that the Bayer Leverkusen, champion in 1988.
The others classified from the Champions (Sporting and Salzburgo) have not premièred his list of winners, but in the case of the lusos already know what is to contest a final, since they fell home in the edition of 2005 in front of the CSKA Moscow (3-1). The Austrians, by his part, return to the UEL after falling in the dieciseisavos of final of the edition 2020-21 in front of the Villarreal (4-1 the global).
Everything for defining in the last day of the UEL
This Thursday, the Barça will know to his eight possible rivals in the 'playoff' of the Europe League. Only the Group And seems clear-cut, with the Real Sociedad leader with 13 points, three more than the Manchester United. The 'network devils' are forced to win in San Sebastián by two or more goals to finish first. In the To, everything indicates that the Arsenal will be leader by in front of the PSV Eindhoven, that already sealed his classification.
In the B, Fenerbahçe and Stade Rennes are equalised with 11 points, whereas in the C Ludogorest and Rome struggle by the second place with 7 points, five less than the indisputable leader, Betis. Another that already ensured his leadership is the Union Saint-Gilloise Belgian in the Group D, but the Union Berlin and the Sporting Knickers have to define which will be the classified second. The own will do Qarabag and Nantes in the G, where the Friburgo already is leader inalcanzable.
The most complex zone, definitely, compose it Lazio (8), Sturm Graz (8), Feyenoord (5) and Midtjylland (5). Any is classified or deleted in the F and everything will define in Rotterdam (Lazio) and Denmark (Sturm). In the H, the Fercvaros is the only classified (10), but still does not ensure the leadership. ACE Monaco (7), Trabzonspor (6) and Crash Red (6) still have opportunity. The day promises to be dramatic from beginning to end.