12 teams who salvaged their season by winning the Europa League

Europa League
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“Thursday nights, Channel 5” was once the familiar refrain among supporters out to antagonise fans of opposing teams playing in Europe’s other cup competition – but times have changed. 

The Europa League is now broadcast on BT Sport rather than Channel 5, for one thing, while victory also brings with it an automatic place in next season’s Champions League. 

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