World Football: Predicting the Rest of the UEFA Europa League 'til the End.

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World Football: Predicting the Rest of the UEFA Europa League 'til the End.
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The UEFA Europa League, which used to be the UEFA Cup, is one of the most swollen competitions in soccer history. With its endless qualifying stages and teams that seemingly come from nowhere, the Europa League is a smaller stage in which clubs with a smaller investment can make a name for themselves.

This competition is so democratic that it receives teams that ended up in third in Champions League group stage, and throws them right into the first knockout stage.

While we can all agree that APOEL's exploits in the Champions League can be denominated the Cinderella story of the season, especially if they can miraculously beat Real Madrid, the Europa League has very interesting stories in itself.

Here is how I think this competition will shape up. 

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