How Will Bundesliga Sides Fare in European Competition This Year?

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How Will Bundesliga Sides Fare in European Competition This Year?
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With the return of European football now just over a month away, I thought it would be a good idea to evaluate what stage the German sides that are still in their respective competitions have a chance of reaching.

With all four Bundesliga sides that entered into the group stages of the UEFA Champions League making it into the last 16 of the tournament and the final last season being contested by two German teams, it has already been a stellar year for German football on a continental scale.

In the Europa League, however, things haven't been as rosy, with Stuttgart failing to make it past Croatian minnows Rijeka in the third stage of qualifying and Freiburg being beaten out of the group stages by Czech side Slovan Liberec and Spanish stalwarts Sevilla.

Still, despite a poor showing in this tournament, Eintracht Frankfurt have managed to finish their group as winners. They will next compete in the round of 32.

But how far are these five teams expected to go in their competitions? Is it possible that we might see another all-German clash in the final—or perhaps a Champions League and Europa League sweep for the Bundesliga?

Let's take a little closer look, shall we?

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