Neither Barcelona nor Sevilla managed to qualify for the round of 16 of the Champions LeagueHowever, they did not leave the group stage empty-handed. It might be a minor “prize” for some, but third place finished both It gives them access to the knockout stages of the European League. The competition in which they will be able to enter part of the money they “lost” by staying out of the Champions League
Something that, for example, can’t reach Atletico Madrid, who finished the group stage in fourth and last place Behind Porto, Brugge and Bayer Leverkusen. The third place to be integrated into the European League ‘Failed Sharks in the Champions League’As described by Jose Mourinho. The Spaniards are two of them, along with Ajax, Leverkusen, Sporting de Portugal, Salzburg, Shakhtar and Juventus.
Why Barcelona and Seville play the round of 32 of the European League?
Rule for third-placed Champions League teams to join the Europa League Founded in 1999. Some of the “fallers” have managed to win the previous European Cup and Europa League today, such as Atletico Madrid in 2018 or Seville in 2016. Among the candidates for this edition, there are many who come from the first competition in Europe.
Of course, they have a small hindrance when it comes to advanced rounds. The first place holder in each of the eight Europa League groups advances directly to the Round of 16. There to wait for eight teams that will emerge from the duels between Group B in the European League and the third in the Champions League. PSV Eindhoven, Stade Rennes, Roma, Union Berlin, Manchester United, Midtigland, Nantes and Monaco They are the potential rivals in 16th place for Barcelona and Seville.