UEFA raffled off the preliminary phase of the Europa League, which has Barcelona, Porto, Borussia Dortmund among the Champions League qualifiers.
UEFA raffled off the preliminary phase of the Europa League, which has Barcelona, Porto, Borussia Dortmund among the Champions League qualifiers. In the first season after Lionel Messi, the Catalans did not pass the group stage and will face Napoli in the second relevant club competition in the old continent.
December 13, 2021 – 11:22
In the first year without Lionel Messi, Barcelona failed to make it past Group E of the Champions League. Blaugrana finished third and advanced to the Europa League, the second international club tournament in the UEFA echelon. This Monday, the organism dodged the preliminary phase and those led by Xavi will measure Napoli from Italy. The first leg will be on February 17 at Camp Nou, while the return, on February 24, at Diego Armando Maradona.
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In addition to the clash between the Spanish and the Italians, the other duels are Sevilla-Dinamo Zagreb, Borussia Dortmund-Glasgow Rangers, Sheriff-Braga, Porto-Lazio, Atalanta-Olympiacos, Leipzig-Real Sociedad and Zenit-Betis. For its part, in the new format, which directly qualifies the first in each series to the eighth, await Olympique Lyon, Monaco, Spartak Moscow, Frankfurt, Galatasaray, Red Star, Bayer Leverkusen and West Ham United.