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The18 Presents: The First-Ever Champions League Bubble Watch

As domestic leagues across Europe enter the final weeks of their seasons, not only are league titles at stake, but qualification for next season's Champions League is also yet to be resolved.

Only 11 of the 26 automatic qualification spots for the UCL group stage have been officially determined, and more than half of the 55 playoff spots are up for grabs. 

With so many bids up for grabs across the continent, tracking the qualification process can be very difficult. 

¿Conca-MX? Los Clubes Mexicanos Siguen Mandando En La Liga De Campeones Concacaf

En México se respira, come y bebe fútbol. El balompié es el deporte rey en el mundo entero y en México no es la excepción. Los aztecas han invertido dantescas cantidades de dinero en su liga y en la adquisición de jugadores de enjundia, que pueden marcar la diferencia en momentos claves de un partido de fútbol. Igualmente, las categorías inferiores tampoco se quedan atrás. México se ha coronado dos veces en mundiales juveniles. La pregunta del millón: ¿Dónde juegan esas estrellas del Tri campeonas de los mundiales Sub-17 de 2005 y 2011 en la actualidad?

Harsh Realities, Big Changes Face Real Madrid After Champions League Exit

MADRID — Real Madrid has long prided itself as the king of the Champions League, but its resounding defeat to Chelsea in Wednesday's semifinal second leg laid bare the need for a rebuild to reclaim its place among the continent's elite.

Zinedine Zidane's side may only have lost 2-0 on the night but there was no hiding from the fact they had been outplayed in both legs by Chelsea and had gotten away lightly with a 3-1 aggregate defeat.

¿Champions League, Europa League O Simplemente Premier League? El Dominio Inglés En Europa

Temporada 2018-2019: Batalla campal, remontadas épicas, consorcio de buen fútbol y dominio inglés. Liverpool derrotó 2-0 al Tottenham y se llevó el título de títulos de la UEFA Champions League. Por su parte, Chelsea vapuleó 4-1 al Arsenal y consiguió la Europa League.

Dislike And Distrust In Manchester: Time For Glazer Family To Sell The Club

MANCHESTER, England - It has certainly been a year of sporting contrasts for American businessman Joel Glazer.

In February, he was in celebratory mood, raising the Vince Lombardi trophy as his NFL team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl, led by veteran quarterback Tom Brady.

Three months later, Glazer's Premier League soccer team, Manchester United, had to call off their match against rivals Liverpool following violent protests against the American's ownership of the club.

Liverpool Visits Manchester United Sunday Desperate For Win To Boost Top-4 Hopes

One of England's biggest rivalries is set to reignite when Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool travels to Old Trafford to face Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Manchester United on Sunday.

Genk, Royal Antwerp To Get Belgian Championship Playoffs Underway

After defeating KRC Genk on April 17, the final day of the regular season in the Belgian League, Royal Antwerp will open the Championship Playoff against Genk on Friday. 

Despite the 3-2 defeat, Genk managed to finish fourth, three points ahead of Oostende, to claim the final spot in the playoff tournament. Nigerian international Paul Onuachu scored both of Genk's goals in the loss — his 28th and 29th of the season, as the towering 6-7 forward claimed the title of top scorer for the 2020-21 campaign. 

Wes Hoolahan's Late-Career Revival Has Cambridge Nearing An Unexpected Promotion

When Wes Hoolahan was released by West Bromwich Albion at the end of the 2018-19 campaign, it appeared his career was as good as finished.

The Irish international had played just 114 minutes in the Championship for the Baggies that year, and did not make a single appearance in the final three months of the season.

Get To Know The Clubs Fighting For A Place In The Bundesliga

While fans of the European game will rightly be keeping an eye on the nail-biting title races in the top divisions of France and Spain, an exhilarating fight for promotion is coming to a head in Germany's second division.

With Bochum seemingly comfortable in first place on 60 points (first and second secure automatic promotion), the six teams below are dueling it out for second and third-placed finishes. It is incredibly high-stakes as unlike England's Championship, there is only one playoff place up for grabs as opposed to four.

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