Spain remain dominant
It’s fair to say that the Europa League has been controlled by Spain for many years.
No country has won the competition more times while it is Sevilla who have won it most. Meanwhile, six of the last ten finals have featured a Spanish side.
That dominance of the competition does appear to be coming to an end this season.
This week’s fixtures saw three of the four Spanish sides progressing to the next round. Only Real Betis let the side down, courtesy of a 6-4 defeat on aggregate to Rennes.
With big teams live Sevilla, Villarreal and Valencia remaining, Spain will be confident of maintaining their Europa League dominance.