Barcelona will play the Europa League from the next phase on, while Atlético de Madrid has not yet secured even that.
Group stage to forget about the Spanish teams in the UEFA Champions League 2022/2023. Real Madrid is the only one that manages to qualify for the highest competition in European football. Neither Sevilla nor Barcelona or Atlético get it, being left out at the first change. This Wednesday the crash of “culés” and “rojiblancos” was consummated.
The new Barça fails completely. The Barcelona of levers, of regeneration with signings like Lewandowski, Raphinha or Koundé. A team to win the Champions League or, at least, to reach the final rounds, and that falls in the group stage.
Atlético de Madrid still has it worse once matchday 5 of the group stage is over. Maximum cruelty for the mattresses, who ran out of options to enter the round of 16 after missing a penalty on the last minute against Bayer Leverkusen. Simeone’s team tied at 2 against Xabi Alonso’s team.
Adding just one point, Atletico cannot in any way achieve that desired ticket for the knockout stages of the Champions League. But it is that, in addition, even the rojiblancos are in danger of not even playing the Europa League from the next phase. This will be played on the last day of the group stage.
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