5 Big Champions League Teams Tossed Into the Europa League, Including Barcelona

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The 2021/2022 Champions League group stage has ended. A number of teams qualified for the round of 16, while others were eliminated.

England sent four representatives to the knockout stages. They are Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea.

In addition, there are teams such as Ajax, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, PSG and also Inter Milan. They will tackle each other in the knockout round .

In addition to the teams that qualified for the last 16, there were also teams that were thrown into the Europa League. They were the teams that finished third in each group.

Here are the top five Champions League teams that were knocked out of the Europa League.

Porto
Porto entered the hell group in the Champions League this season. Sergio Conceicao’s team is joined by three European giants, namely Liverpool, Atletico Madrid and AC Milan in Group B.

Porto actually has a great opportunity to advance to the last 16 phase. Porto can qualify if they can win in the last party against Atletico.

Instead of winning, Porto actually lost at home with a score of 1-3 against Liverpool. Porto had to settle for competing in the Europa League because they finished third with 5 points.

Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund are in Group C with Ajax Amsterdam, Sporting Lisbon and Besiktas. Therefore, Die Borussen are actually quite seeded to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League.

In fact, Dortmund had to be willing to finish in third place in Group C with 9 points from six matches. 5-0 victory over Besiktas in the final match could not help Dortmund.

As a result, Dortmund had to forget tickets to the knockout round of the Champions League. Marco Rose’s team will compete in the Europa League for the remainder of the season.

RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig in the last two seasons has always penetrated the knockout phase of the Champions League. However, the German club this time had to bite the finger.

Leipzig got an impressive result in the final match in group A. They were able to beat favorites Manchester City with a score of 2-1 at the Red Bull Arena.

However, the victory over Man City only resulted in a ticket to the Europa League for Leipzig. Andre Silva and colleagues finished under The Citizens and PSG.

Sevilla
Sevilla visit Red Bull Salzburg in a life-and-death match in Group G of the Champions League. However, the Spanish representative suffered a 0-1 defeat in Austria.

These results make Salzburg continue the step to the last 16 of the Champions League. Meanwhile, Sevilla have to go down to the Europa League because they are in third place.

However, the Europa League is a very friendly place for Los Nervionenses. Because, they are the most successful club in the European second-level club competition with a collection of 6 trophies.

Barcelona
Barcelona suffered a tragic fate in the Champions League this season. The Spanish giants should be eliminated from Europe’s elite competition more quickly.

In the final match of group E, the Blaugrana need a win to advance to the last 16 phase. However, Xavi Hernandez’s troops were cut down three goals without reply by Bayern Munich.

This negative result made Barcelona thrown from the Champions League to the Europa League. This is the first time in 17 years that they will play in Europe’s second tier.