The three main European Cup group stages ended in the Premier League with all seven teams progressing | Champions League | Europa League | Europa League

[Epoch Times, Tachwedd 5, 2022](Epoch Times reporter Li Rongshi’s comprehensive report) The three major cup competitions held by UEFA in the 2022-2023 season – the Champions League, the Europa League, and the Europa League group stage are all included. ended a few days ago. The Premier League side emerged as the main winner, with all seven teams taking part progressing to the knockout rounds. Serie A teams also performed well, with three teams entering the Champions League round of 16, and two teams each going on to compete in the Europa League and Europa League.

Eight teams from Britain and Germany progress to the Champions League round of 16

Among the teams that progressed to the last 16 of the Champions League, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City of the Premier League had qualified first in the group, and Liverpool were second in the group and perhaps faced strong enemies in the period hit out Of the Bundesliga teams, only Bayern Munich went on to top the group, with the other three teams Eintracht Frankfurt, Leipzig and Dortmund all second.

In addition to Juventus, four Serie A teams joined hands to advance to the knockout rounds of the Champions League. Among them, Serie A “leader” Napoli beat Liverpool and came first in Group A. AC Milan and Inter Milan are second in the group. This is the first time that AC Milan have progressed to the top 16 of the Champions League again after nine years; and it is not easy for Inter Milan, who are in the “group of death”, to beat Barcelona to advance.

The La Liga side decided in the penultimate round that only Real Madrid was advancing, and the other three teams were eliminated beforehand. The last time there was only one “single seedling” in La Liga in the last 16 of the Champions League was in the distant 1998-1999 season. In the end, Barcelona and Sevilla will play in the Europa League, while Atletico Madrid will be eliminated from the bottom of the Champions League group stage for the first time in history. You have to know that the same group as Atletico Madrid is not a top five league team. Porto is in first place, Bruges is second, Leverkusen is third, and the “Legion” is at the bottom of the pack. Club Brugge from the Belgian league has reached the round of 16 of the Champions League for the first time in history.

Porto and Benfica from the Portuguese Premier League qualified first in the group, which is encouraging. In particular, Benfica beat Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus and topped the group with a surprisingly unbeaten record. Paris have 4 wins and 2 draws in the group stage, and remain unbeaten with Benfica, but are second in the group due to away goals disadvantage. It is worth mentioning that Paris are the only team in Europe’s top five leagues that are still unbeaten in all competitions this season.

Champions League third in the Europa League

After the Europa League group stage, first place in the eight groups will enter directly into the Europa League round of 16; The third place in the UEFA Cup group stage will compete with the second place in the UEFA Cup group for the UEFA Cup competition. playoff games.

The UEFA Europa League is the second tier club league in European football. The photo shows the Europa League trophy. (Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images)

The first teams in the eight Europa League group stages progressing directly to the knockout stage are: Arsenal, Fenerbahce, Betis, San Giros, Royal Society, Feyenoord, Freiburg, Phelan Tswaros.

The eight teams that will move to the Europa League for third place in the Champions League group stage are: Ajax, Bayer Leverkusen, Barcelona, ​​​​Sporting Portugal, Salzburg, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sevilla, Juventus s.

The third place teams in the Europa League will take part in the play-offs in the Europa League: Bode Shine, AEK Larnaca, Ludogorets, Braga, Sharif, Lazio, Karabakh, Trabzonspor.

The UEFA Europa League is the third tier of club leagues in European football. In May this year, Roma won the first UEFA Champions League. (Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The Premier League is the No. 1 League in Europe

After the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, and Europa League group stages ended, the seven teams that took part in the three European competitions in the Premier League all qualified, and no team was out. The Premier League is worthy of the title of the first league in Europe. In the group stage of the Champions League Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham joined hands to qualify. Only Liverpool went on as the second place, and the other three teams won the first place in the group.

Arsenal and Manchester United, who missed the Champions League last season, represented the Premier League in the Europa League this season, and Arsenal managed to win first place in the group; in the end Manchester United failed to overtake the Royal Society, finishing second in the group. and they had to take part in the play-offs. West Ham United represented the Premier League in the UEFA Europa League, easily won 6 consecutive wins in the group stage, accumulated 18 points, advanced to the top of the group, and has the hope of hitting the UEFA Champions League.

The Serie A side have performed well this season, showing a resurgence. The duo from Napoli and Milan successfully progressed to the last 16 of the Champions League performing better than expected. Juventus dragged its feet and finally relied on Benfica to “help” get a Europa League seat. Juventus are really unlucky this season. The season hasn’t started yet, it’s plagued by injuries and as many as 11 people have missed the Champions League final. Roma defeated Ludogorets 3:1 in the quarter-finals and qualified for the Europa League play-offs with second place in the group. Lazio and Fiorentina will continue to compete in the UEFA Europa League.

In the three main European Cups this season, La Liga and Ligue 1 teams have generally performed poorly. Real Madrid continued to support the facade of La Liga, Barcelona and Sevilla missed the top 16 in the Champions League and had to play the Europa League. Atletico Madrid had an unprecedented bottom out. Of the two Ligue 1 teams that took part in the Champions League, Marseille came out last, leaving only Paris; in the Europa League, Ligue 1’s Rennes and Monaco faced the test of the play-offs.

Responsible editor: Zheng Huang#

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