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The further the Champions League progresses, the less predictable it becomes.

The vetting begins early as teams with the slimmest of odds for European glory gradually bow out once the group stage concludes.

Surprises aren’t uncommon at that point, but sustained success is much tougher to achieve over the duration of a six-match qualifying period.

However, the Round of 16 offers a greater chance for a handful of the continent’s unlikely contenders to jolt the competition and pull off a giant slaying over the span of two matches.

Here are three teams poised to shock the world and make a deep run in the Champions League:


There’s no other team over the last 40 years that’s enjoyed quite as much success against continental foes like Sevilla.

On the heels of another Europa League triumph, there’s literally nowhere Sevilla would rather be at this point of the season than in the knockout stage competing with the world’s best teams for a chance to win a ludicrous fourth consecutive European title.

This season, the Spanish side – which became the first team since Bayern Munich in 1973 to claim three straight European trophies – was rewarded for its latest Europa League title with a place in the …read more

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