It’s a game of long odds, of course.

But when you consider that the best team in Europe is currently fighting for its life against a very weak squad, and that you’re looking at a possible semi-final and final appearance from the Europa League this year, this is one game that can change your life. 

So how do you get your best team into Europe’s biggest competition? 

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer.

But there are certain things you can do to improve your chances. 

The top-two teams in the Premier League go into the Europa Leagues group stages as favourites, with three games to play.

But they’ll be seeded against the bottom-two sides from the Champions Leagues in the second leg. 

They’ll have to play the best of the top-three sides in the first leg in order to reach the last 16. 

You can also pick the first-leg of the Europa league to start, but you won’t get a top-four place. 

Instead, you’ll need to reach at least the second-leg, where you’ll face a top four side from the top four groups of the Champions league, and the other top four from the two lower groups. 

This is why the Europa and Champions Leage groups are so tough.

They’re not like the group stages, which are just another stage in the competition, where the teams play each other on home turf. 

In the Europa leagues, you get to play in the group stage as a team, with your first game against the second place team being a home game. 

But the Europa champions are guaranteed a place at the last-16, meaning a second-place team in the Europa playoffs will be able to progress through the group without a second leg against the top two. 

And if you want to make it to the semi-finals of Europe’s top club competition, you need to beat the two highest-placed sides in each group in the final. 

If you’re aiming to play for one of Europes two biggest clubs, you have to go through both the Europa or Champions league stages in order. 

What’s a club to do?

The biggest problem is the Europa. 

While the Europa is played in the same year as the Champions, it’s not the same competition. 

It has a much more condensed group stage. 

That means the two groups are played in six days, instead of the usual four. 

To get a chance of advancing into the final, you can only play against the four top teams in each of the six groups, instead. 

However, the Europa will still be played on home soil. 

Therefore, if you’re going to play a home qualifier, the only way to avoid being left out is to take the Europa route. 

There are also no direct competition matches for the Europa, so there’s no chance of seeing your team face the best teams in Europe. 

Moreover, the Champions leagues will be played at home, meaning that it’s harder to get a game-to-game win. 

All in all, the competition’s not that exciting, so you have a tougher time of it. 

How to play it out?

The Europa League is the most difficult competition in the world to play, and this is partly because of the way it’s played. 

Each group stage is split into two halves, with the top eight teams in those groups meeting at home. 

After that, teams that finish second or third in the groups play against each other in the knockout rounds. 

Once they have reached the knockout round, they face each other again in the semi/final. 

These are the two teams that will progress through to the knockout stages. 

Because the Europa-Leagues draw is a single-elimination format, the winner of each round is guaranteed a spot in the Champions’ League, with no chance for a repeat. 

When the Europa teams get into the knockout stage, they will face off against the Europa champion. 

Those who are seeded in the top group of the group will face the Europa winners, who will then face each others in the round of 16.

Once you’ve met the Europa winner in the quarter-finals, the two will play in a replay. 

Again, if the Europa runners-up win in that round, that means they will play the Europa Champions, who then face off in the semifinals. 

Both winners of those games will go on to the Champions stage. 

 What about the Europa Super Cup? 

The Europa Supercup, a competition for the best club in Europe, has been played in two phases. 

Phase one was played in 2013, when the winner was determined by a knockout stage.

The Europa champions qualified by beating the Europa holders. 

During the 2013/14 season, the second phase was played, which is the semi and final phase of the competition.

The winners