5 teams that can win Europa League this season
The Europa League round of 32 knock-out stage is packed with top teams who failed to qualify for the next round of Champions League and some teams that failed to qualify from their individual leagues.
Top clubs like Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Celtic, Olympic Lyon, Olympic Marseille, Atletico Madrid are all in the competition eyeing glory and automatic qualification for next season's Champions League.
Here is an analysis of 5 clubs with the potential to go all the way and win the trophy:
#5 Olympique Marseille
The French side struggled in the group stage of the Europa League but they still managed to qualify for the last 32. Marseille has been resurgent in the second half of the season with Dimitri Payet and Florian Thauvin hitting top form when the team needed most.
Marseille has been in devastating form as they are unbeaten in their last 12 matches in all competition and they sit third in the table behind money-bags PSG & Monaco.
The 3-0 first leg demolition of Portuguese side Sporting Braga mean that the French side has one foot in the last 16 of Europa League.
With Payet, Thauvin & Lucas Ocampos in their attack and Luiz Gustavo and wonder kind Maxi Lopez pulling the strings in the midfield, Marseille has a balanced squad capable of challenging for the trophy.