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Liverpool, Bayer Leverkusen or Milan? Choosing the Europa League favorite

Date: July 12, 2024 Time: 17:06:00

Liverpool, Bayer Leverkusen or Milan? Choosing the Europa League favorite

Kirill Zakatchenko April 11, 2024, 16:00 Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.

Miranchuk’s Atalanta also aspires to the trophy.

Eight clubs are still in the race to win the Europa League. Last season Sevilla lifted the trophy over their heads, but this time everything will be different. Let’s determine which one has the best chance of winning the tournament.

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Classification: who will win the Europa League?

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Bayer (Germany)

How good Bayer is this season! He only needs to win the next match to become German champion. Yes, five rounds before the finish line. Yes, with Bayern alive (although limping on both legs). But what is even more impressive is that Xabi Alonso’s team remains undefeated this season. And we’re almost in mid-April! In the previous phase of the Europa League, Bayer showed incredible character. First, in the first game against Qarabag he turned 0-2 into 2-2. A week later it was even more epic. Bayer was again on fire 0:2, but won 3:2 thanks to two goals in extra time. Such miracles suggest that this team simply cannot be beaten. Or will opponents more skilled than Qarabag not make such mistakes?

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Liverpool (England)

The Premier League is a real meat grinder. Only one point separates the first team from the third. Liverpool are desperately fighting for the league title, but they also have a good chance of winning the Europa League. By the way, bookmakers consider the Merseysiders as the main contenders to win the trophy. Jurgen Klopp is in his final months as Liverpool manager and would surely like to emerge a winner. The English club came from first place to the playoffs and then simply defeated the Czech Sparta (5-1, 6-1). The statistics of Liverpool’s home games in the current Europa League stand out. Four wins in four games, 17 goals scored and three lost.

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“Milano, Italy)

The Italian club is third on the list of contenders to win the Europa League. Of course, we are talking about quotes from bookmakers. Milan is looking very solid lately. The team’s winning streak is seven games and they have not lost in a month and a half. In this way, the red and black team achieved second place in Serie A and reached the quarterfinals of the Europa League. In the playoffs, Stefano Pioli’s team eliminated Rennes (3-0, 2-3) and Slavia Prague (4-2, 3-1). Milan already knows its next rival: it will face the inflexible Roma. By the way, the red and black have not lost to a rival since 2019.

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Atalanta (Italy)

Things have not been going well for the Bergamasco team lately: two wins in nine games. Because of this, Atalanta fell to sixth place in Serie A and their chances of reaching the Coppa Italia final were reduced. On the other hand, the Bergamo club eliminated a serious rival from the Europa League. Sporting is racing towards the championship title in Portugal, but lost in the round of 16 of the Europa League (1-1, 1-2). Atalanta has not won a trophy since 1963 (then they won the Coppa Italia), so they are very motivated. Liverpool itself awaits the Bergamascos in the quarterfinals. A terrible opponent, but Atalanta already beat them at Anfield in 2020, so they definitely cannot be underestimated. And we will separately support Alexey Miranchuk.

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“Marseille” (France)

According to bookmakers, Marseille has the least chance of winning the Europa League. In addition, the Provençals lost three times in a row in the Championship, where they occupy only eighth place. But Marseille is doing well in the Europa League. They finished second in the group and ahead of Ajax. In the playoffs the team eliminated Shakhtar Donetsk (2-2, 3-1) and Villarreal (4-0, 1-3). In 2018, Marseille played in the Europa League final and in 2022, the Conference League semi-final. Now, in the quarterfinals of the Europa League, Benfica awaits them, who does not look formidable.

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Benfica (Portugal)

In the previous two seasons, the Portuguese club reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League. This time Benfica failed in the group stage, but has already beaten two rivals in the Europa League playoffs. They faced Toulouse (2-1, 0-0) and Rangers (2-2, 1-0). Benfica has extensive experience in international tournaments, so it can aspire to a serious result. Furthermore, in 2013 and 2014, Benfica reached the final of the Europa League. It is true that in both cases I lost in the most offensive way possible. First they lost to Chelsea (1-2) in extra time and then they couldn’t beat Sevilla in the penalty shootout.

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Rome Italy)

Yes, the Roman club no longer plays under the leadership of José Mourinho, who often achieved success in international tournaments. However, there is a feeling that Roma can achieve something with Daniele De Rossi. He took over the capital club in January and since then the team has only lost twice. They failed against Inter (2-4) in Serie A and against Brighton (0-1) in the Europa League. But the defeat against the English club did not play a big role, because earlier Roma crushed it 4:0. Two years ago the Roman Club won the Conference League and a year ago it reached the final of the Europa League. What will it be like this time?

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West Ham (England)

Recently, the London club has performed well in international tournaments. Two years ago, West Ham played in the semi-finals of the Europa League and last year won the Conference League. This time David Moyes’ team took first place in the group and Freiburg advanced to the round of 16. The London club did not pay attention to the defeat in Germany (0:1) and in the second leg defeated its rival 5:0. There are difficult matches ahead against the invincible Bayer, but sooner or later the German club will lose. Maybe West Ham will stop him?

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