Brazil, 24 already certain of their place in the World Cup, Bremer in question

The group stage of Champions League this year has reserved many twists. In fact, among those excluded from the second round there are many level teams that we can find. On all there are the Barcelona from Xavi and the Juventus by Massimiliano Merrybut we can also find teams like Ajax, Sporting, Leverkusen and the Seville, capable of triumphing several times in recent years. With the third place they will enter the playoff of Europe League, a competition in which they will have the obligation to try to go all the way. An enterprise has already succeeded on eight occasions, and given the quality of the teams “relegated” this year, the possibility that it could happen again cannot be ruled out. Let’s find out the precedents in particular.


The 1999-2000 season was the first year of the reform that led to the cancellation of the Cup Winners’ Cup and a radical change in the UEFA regulations. From that year, in fact, the third classified in Champions League they had a second chance in the Uefa Cup, starting from the round of 32.

To take advantage that year was the Galatasaray. The Turks finished third in the group behind Chelsea and Herta Berlinbut before Milan. In Cup Uefaled on the bench by Fatih Terimmanaged to dispose of the disappointment for the elimination reaching the final, where they met another relegated: theArsenal.

After a great team test that held the Gunners pinned 0-0, Galatasaray triumphed on penalties, winning their first international title.


To repeat itself in the 2001-2002 season was the Feyenoord. The Dutch team, after having collected only three points in their group, reached the round of 32 of the Uefa Cup. The Feyenoord he was able to make a great comeback by becoming the protagonist of a great journey. After you cleared Freiburg And Rangersin the quarterfinals they also prevailed in the Dutch derby against PSV.

In the semifinal, thanks to an overall of 3-2 he managed to eliminate theInterthus coming to play the final in Rotterdam, in front of his own public, against Borussia Dortmundjust graduated champion of Germany and also a veteran of Champions. That evening the Feyenoord managed to triumph once again 3-2, thanks to a brace from Van Hooijdonk and the former Milan network Tomasson.


The Cska Flyin Champions 2004-2005, ended their group third with Chelsea, Port And PSG. In Cup Uefa manages to eliminate Benfica, Partizan and Auxerre. In the semifinals he finds a Parma player in clear difficulty in the league, but a protagonist in Europe. The Russians, however, won the first leg with a sharp 3-0, and with the 0-0 of the Tardini they had access to the final in Lisbon.

The opponent for the last act was just him Sporting landlord, but on that occasion the field factor did not affect. The Cska in fact, after ending up behind in the first half, he managed to recover in the second half, taking the lead to 1-3 and winning his first Cup Uefa.


The Shaktar triumphed in the 2008-2009 edition, after being relegated to Cup Uefa behind Barcelona, who would have won the Champions League that year, and Sporting Lisbon. The training coached by Lucescuas usual full of interesting young Brazilians, that year could count on Fernandinho, Willian And Luiz Adriano.

The Ukrainians after wiped out teams of the likes of Tottenham, Cska Fly And Marseillethey managed to overcome even the Dynamo Kiev in the semifinals by winning the Ukrainian derby. In the final against the Werder Bremensuccess in extra time for 2-1 and triumph in Cup Uefa.


L’Athletic Madrid is the only team to have succeeded in winning theEuropa League relegating from the Champions League twice. The first time in the 2009-10 season, when i Colchoneros they became protagonists of a rather controversial path. Third in the group of Champions with only three draws, they managed to get third place thanks to away goals in clashes with theApoel Nicosia.

L’Athletic from Forlan And Agueroalso in Europe League he struggled, drawing all the games and passing thanks to goals scored away from home. In the semifinal against the Liverpool, after winning 1-0 at home, the goal scored at Anfield in extra time was decisive, for the 2-2 aggregate. In the final 2-1 victory in regulation time against Fulham thanks to the brace of Forlan.

The encore comes instead in the 2017-2018 season, when theAthletic from Simeone, ends third behind Rome and Chelsea. Here, however, the story is different, with Atletico eliminating with a goal Copenhagen, Lokomotiv Fly, Sporting And Arsenal. Even in the final, dragged by Griezmannround success with the 3-0 trimmed to Marseille.


In the 2012-2013 season the Chelsea writes a page of football history, becoming the first team, albeit for a few days, to own Champions League and Europe League at the same time. In fact after the victory in Champions of the previous year, i Blues are sensationally eliminated in the groups, coming behind Juventus And Shaktar.

There debacle in Champions costs the bench a Matteo’s and, with the arrival of Rafa Benitezthe Chelsea manages to easily overcome all obstacles until the final in Amsterdam. After a tight race to the end, the gore of Ivanovic at minute 93 ‘closes the game at 2-1 and allows the Chelsea to put the first on the bulletin board Europe League.


In recent years the Seville proved to be a specialist in winning theEuropa League, becoming the most successful team in the competition with 6 titles. The 2015-2016 season is that of the third consecutive triumph of the Spaniards, which came after the elimination in Champions League behind Manchester City And Juventus.

Emery’s team began to struggle from the quarters, where they only managed to pass theAthletic Bilbaoand in the semifinals against Shaktar. After the difficulties, the Andalusians also prevailed in the final against the first Liverpool from Kloppwhen after ending up behind, they managed to overturn it and win the trophy with the result of 1-3.

Brazil, 24 already certain of their place in the World Cup, Bremer in question