Livescore: UEFA Europa League
The Europa League is a recent name change as up to some years ago it was known as the UEFA Cup and actually started off as the Fairs Cup when cities which used to organize fairs had their clubs represented. The competition now caters for those teams who finish in the top places of their respective leagues and contains a lot of preliminary rounds with over 120 teams initially. The Europa League has also recently taken on the teams which used to form part of the Cup Winners Cup which was halted in 2000. Recently teams which have been very successful in the Europa League have hailed from Spain such as Real Madrid and Valencia but there have also been dark horses in the form of Shakthar Donetsk, CSKA Moscow and Zenit St Petersburg who have been very successful in recent years. The teams at the top of the pile are Juventus, Inter and Liverpool who have won it three times each followed by others such as Seville, Tottenham and Borussia Monchengladbach who have won it twice. One of the famous players who really lit up the Europa League was the famous Hugo Sanchez in the mid 1980’s when Real Madrid won the cup twice.