Europe's Historic Teams that Could Be Relegated this Season
The season in Europe's major leagues has entered its final stage, and several historical teams could lose the category. We tell you what they are .
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For many seasons, many historical teams in Europe have begun to have major soccer problems, an aspect that has led them to enter the fight to maintain the category. Faced with this situation, we have seen how important teams from the old continent are diminished by competing at the best level and surprise their fans.
The English league is considered one of the most fundamental competitions in the world. Its great economic power and the quality of the squads of all the teams have made this championship one of the most attractive for soccer fans.
This season, historic teams like Everton and West Ham are involved in the fight to maintain the category, an aspect that has all their fans very concerned. The Liverpool team is the closest to reaching the Championship. In this campaign, the 'Toffees' have disappointed their fans, who are confident that their players will be able to reverse this situation.
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Currently, Everton is in box number 15, just three points from the last position in the championship. This is why the fight not to be relegated has become one of the most exciting in recent years, since several seasons ago there was no parity between all these teams.
Another squad that is in the relegation zone is West Ham. The London team is currently in the 17th position, just two points behind the last one in the championship. The 'Hammers' have achieved poor results this season, in which their bad game and little preparation have left them on the brink of losing the category.
The Italian league has been regaining power over the years. The high investment of its teams and the birth of new promising youngsters has been essential for this competition to be considered one of the most even in Europe. For this season, Sampdoria has marked its destiny to lose the category, news that has all its fans quite disappointed.
Sampdoria is considered one of the traditional soccer teams in Italy, since great stars of this sport have passed through its ranks. Roberto Mancini, Enrico Chiesa, Fabio Quagliarella and Vincenzo Montella are some of the outstanding players who have made history in this squad.
This is why his loss of category, almost confirmed for this season, is one of the saddest news for Italian soccer. Currently, Sampdoria is in the last position of the championship. It is 12 units away from being able to leave the direct relegation zone, so its arrival in the second division of Italian soccer for next season is practically a fact.
This season has brought many surprises for Spanish soccer. One of these has been the possible relegation of historical teams such as Valencia and Sevilla, which have always been characterized by being in the fight for the top positions in the championship.
Valencia and Sevilla have put their history aside this season, showing poor play and no ideas in midfield. Currently, the 'Ché' team is in position number 17, just one unit away from finalizing their relegation for next season.
For its part, the Sevilla squad is in box number 13, just three points away from reaching the relegation zone. That is why, this season, the fight to maintain the category has been exciting in this competition, since more than nine teams are involved in this difficult moment.
With this situation, the fans of Valencia and Sevilla trust that their players will be up to the task to overcome all these adversities and return to being at the top of Spanish football.
German football has been characterized in recent years by being constantly conquered by Bayern Munich. However, the fight for relegation and to get a place in the big European competitions are nuances that keep this tournament alive.
For this season, everything indicates that Schalke 04 will lose the category again, remembering that a few years ago this team was in the second division of German football. Despite not going through its best sporting moment, it should be noted that this squad is one of the most important in the Bundesliga, since fundamental players for the history of Bavarian sports have emerged from its academy.
Manuel Neuer, Mesut Özil, Julian Draxler, Benedikt Höwedes, Raúl González Blanco, Leroy Sané, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar are some of the outstanding players who have played in this squad. Despite having this class of athletes in past seasons, their mismanagement and economic problems have led them to be on the verge of losing the category again.
Ten Days for the Outcome
The 2022-2023 season has entered its final stretch, all the mentioned teams have approximately ten days to save the category. This is why soccer fans are waiting for what will happen to the teams. These squads will have to show all their category and hierarchy in these last dates if they want to continue being part of the best championships in the world.