The shell shock of the European Super League still has football fans shaken up. UEFA’s stance on the issue has been outlined by President Ceferin, wherein he has said that the 12 teams who have consented to participate in the Super League will be kicked out of their respective domestic leagues as well as the Champions League.
According to Super League and Real Madrid President Florentino Perez, teams from France and Germany have not yet been invited which is why they have been left out of consideration in this post. Bayern Munich’s administration and PSG players have come out and said that they will not participate in such a league. Borussia Dortmund’s ultras are also against such a breakaway tournament.
Hence, here’s how the qualifying teams from the leagues in England, Spain and Italy look like when we negate the 12 teams who are participating in the Super League.
UEFA Champions League:
England: Leicester, West Ham, Everton, Leeds
Italy: Atalanta, Napoli, Lazio, Roma
Spain: Sevilla, Villarreal, Betis, Sociedad
UEFA Europa League:
England: Aston Villa, Wolves, Crystal Palace
Italy: Sassuolo, Verona, Sampdoria
Spain: Granada, Levante, Celta Vigo
Leicester City and Leeds United would be enjoying a welcome return to the Champions League. On the other hand, West Ham United and Everton could be considered successful in their attempts to secure Champions League football considering the fight they have put up this season.
The scene in Italy is rather interesting because all of Lazio, Roma, Napoli and Atalanta have had their share of experiences in the Champions League recently. Sassuolo, Verona and Sampdoria competing in the Europa League would also make sense, considering they too are good teams in their own right.
As for Spain, Sevilla, Betis, Villarreal and Sociedad would enjoy an upgrade to the Champions League considering the big three have been ruled out. Moreover, Granada, Levante and Celta Vigo would represent the country in the Europa League and add to the dimensions of Spanish football beyond that of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.