Barca Europa League

Barca have qualified for the Europa League after a disappointing campaign in La Liga. They will be looking to redeem themselves in Europe and will be hoping to go all the way and lift the trophy. Barca are one of the favourites to win the competition, but they will face stiff competition from the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and AC Milan.

The Barcelona Europa League is a football competition that was created in 1955. It is contested by the European clubs who have won the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Cup. The winner of the Barcelona Europa League gets to play in the FIFA Club World Cup.

Barca Europa League

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Has Barcelona Ever Played Europa League?

Yes, Barcelona has played in the Europa League. In fact, they have played in the competition more times than any other team. They first qualified for the Europa League in 2009-10, when they finished third in their Champions League group.

Since then, they have qualified for the competition five more times. In total, Barcelona has played 46 games in the Europa League, winning 32 of them.

Why is Barcelona Not in Europa League?

In order to answer this question, we must first understand what the Europa League is. The UEFA Europa League is an annual football club competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for eligible European football clubs. It is the second-tier competition of European club football, ranking below the UEFA Champions League.

So why isn’t Barcelona in the Europa League? To put it simply, they didn’t qualify. In order to qualify for the Europa League, a team must finish in either 5th or 6th place in their domestic league, or win a qualifying tournament.

Barcelona finished 2nd in La Liga last season behind rivals Real Madrid. They also failed to win any other tournaments that would have granted them entry into the Europa League. It’s worth noting that although Barcelona didn’t qualify for the Europa League this year, they have won the tournament twice before (in 2009 and 2011).

How Many Times was Barca in the Europa League?

Barca have been in the Europa League a total of four times, most recently in the 2016-17 season. They reached the semi-finals that year, but were beaten by eventual runners-up Ajax.

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Barcelona Europa League History

In the early 1990s, Barcelona was one of the many Spanish clubs that were struggling to keep up with the competition in La Liga. In fact, they even had to spend a season in the Segunda Division. However, things started to change for them when they won their first European Cup in 1992.

This victory gave them a much-needed boost and since then, they have gone on to win the Europa League twice more (in 2006 and 2009). Interestingly, Barcelona’s three Europa League triumphs have all come against English opposition. In 2006, they beat Arsenal in the final, whilst in 2009 they defeated Manchester United in Rome.

Most recently, they triumphed over Sevilla in the 2016 final which was held at St Jakob-Park in Basel. So there you have it – a brief history of Barcelona’s success in the Europa League. They will be hoping to add yet another trophy to their collection when they take on Olympique Lyonnais in this year’s round of 16 tie.

Conclusion

Barca’s Europa League campaign got off to a great start with a comfortable 4-0 win over Fenerbahce. Messi was in scintillating form, scoring two superb goals, and setting up another for Luis Suarez. It was a dominant performance from the Catalans, and they will be looking to build on this when they take on Roma in their next game.

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