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AVB: Blues don't deserve Europa spot

December 7, 2012
By ESPN staff
Andre Villas-Boas claims that the Europa League loses a sense of prestige when teams who have "failed" in the Champions League gain automatic entry to Europe's second-tier competition.

• Spurs prove Europa ambitions


Tottenham finished second in their group with a 3-1 win over Panathinaikos on Thursday and could face one of the Champions League casualties - Benfica, Olympiacos or CFR Cluj - in the round of 32.

But Villas-Boas believes there should ...

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