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Top 5: Things learned from the Europa League

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Spain remain dominant

Sevilla v SS Lazio - UEFA Europa League Round of 32: Second Leg
SEVILLE, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 20: Pablo Sarabia #17 with his teammates of Sevilla celebrates after scoring the team’s second goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Second Leg match between Sevilla v SS Lazio at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on February 20, 2019 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

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.