Premier League will hold onto four UCL slots despite tough times in Europe
Italy may be having an incredible run in the UEFA Europa League, but their success won’t be enough to chase down Germany, England or Spain in the race for four UEFA Champions League slots.
Chelsea was dismissed by Paris Saint-Germain and both Manchester City and Arsenal are in tough spots before next week’s final second legs of the UCL Round of 16.
Italy has five teams left in the Europa League, including two powers -- Fiorentina and Roma -- playing each other in the Round of 16 later Thursday.
Good news for England, and Germany, too. Spain’s still in strong, strong footing regardless.