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Which clubs are going to win the major European trophies this season?

It's that time of year where European knockout football is back in all of its glory and this is always an exciting time to be a football fan.

The two-legged knockout ties have already begun and each competition is stacked with some of Europe’s biggest names.

Let’s take a look at which teams could go all the way in the 2024 Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League.


Who will win the 2024 Champions League?


Manchester City 

The current holders of club footballs’ elite European competition are aiming to become only the second team in more than three decades to retain the trophy and they are unsurprisingly the favourites to go all the way again.

Pep Guardiola’s City team have not tasted defeat in their last 20 CL outings, with their last loss in the competition being their dramatic 3-1 (after extra-time) defeat to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu in the semi-finals back in May 2022.

They are embroiled in a three-way title race in the Premier League but will likely not be distracted from their European commitments.

City have also won all seven of their CL games so far this season and with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland fit and firing once again it is easy to see why the 2022/23 treble winners are a lot of peoples picks to triumph in the final at Wembley Stadium in June.

Real Madrid 

The record 14-time CL winners will be looking to add another to their collection come the end of the campaign and the Spanish outfit are undoubtedly right up there as favourites to win the competition for the sixth time in 10 years.

Madrid are so far having a stellar season both domestically and in Europe. The club have won all seven of their CL games up to this point scoring 17 goals in the process. They also currently sit top of La Liga with a six-point lead over second-placed Girona.

When you have players who possess the quality of Vinicius Junior and Jude Bellingham, you are bound to be one of the favourites to win any tournament.

It also helps that Carlo Ancelotti has won the CL on four occasions which is more than any other manager.

Bayern Munich 

It feels odd to say that Munich are one of the favourites to win this season’s CL with Thomas Tuchel under pressure in the dugout and the team currently trailing 1-0 on aggregate to Lazio in the CL last 16.

Also, by their very own high standards, the German club are currently going through a difficult time domestically as their 11-year Bundesliga dominance could well be coming to an end as they trail high-flying Bayer Leverkusen in Germany’s top-tier. 

However, there is no doubt that the German outfit are capable of turning things around very quickly.

Munich last won Europe’s elite competition in 2020 but have not since made it past the quarter final stage but there is no question that they are capable of going all the way once again with the quality they have in their team. 

Tuchel did win the CL with Chelsea back in the 2020/21 campaign so he knows how to get the job done at this level.


The Gunners have never won Europe’s elite trophy but Mikel Arteta’s team will be hoping to put an end to that come June, though they do still have work to do in their last 16 tie against FC Porto as they trail 1-0 from the first-leg in Portugal.

The North London side are currently in fine form domestically and are making the Premier League title fight a three-horse race.

With this season being the first that the Gunners have been in the CL since 2016/17 and the fact the majority of their players are inexperienced at this level, it may be a big ask for them to go all the way but many will argue that their squad is capable of doing so.

Inter Milan 

Last season’s finalists will be out to prove that going very far last time out was no fluke and they will even be hoping to go one better come June.

The Italian side have previously won Europe’s top club prize on three occasions with the most recent being in 2010. 

Inter are having a fantastic season domestically and currently sit top of the Serie A with a huge lead over second-placed Juventus and they have only lost one league game all season. 

Simone Inzaghi’s team currently have a 1-0 aggregate lead in their last 16 tie against Spanish side Atletico Madrid but will have work to do in what should be an enthralling second-leg. 

Paris Saint Germain 

Could this finally be the season where PSG taste CL glory?

The French side are always one of the favourites to win the competition but just do not seem to get it done. But when you have Kylian Mbappe in your team, you always have a chance of being successful in any competition.

Luis Enrique’s men currently sit top of Ligue 1 with a big gap between them and the chasing pack and are well on course to win France’s top division for the 10th time in 12 seasons. 

PSG have only ever reached the CL final once which was back in 2020 and this season they will be hoping to reach the final but go one better and win the competition for the first time in their history. 

Who will win the 2024 Europa League?



The Reds will be hoping to give Jurgen Klopp the best possible send-off and winning the Europa League will certainly do just that.

If the Reds are to reach the final in Dublin then it will be Klopp’s last-ever game with the club and the Europa League happens to be one of the few major trophies the German hasn’t won with the Reds.

After a disappointing campaign last season where the Reds finished fifth-place, they have bounced back this season and currently sit top of the Premier League and have already got the 2024 Carabao Cup under their belts.

The Reds have won the Europa League three times in their history with their most recent being in 2001, when it was called the UEFA Cup, and they are unsurprisingly favourites to win the entire thing again this time around.


Bayer Leverkusen

The fact that Xabi Alonso’s team are yet to taste defeat in any competition in their games so far this season has to make them one of the favourites to win the Europa League.

Leverkusen are having a magnificent domestic campaign sitting well clear of Bayern Munich and they seem to be breaking domestic records left, right and centre.

The German outfit last won this competition back in 1988 and few would be surprised if they repeated the trick 36 years on.


AC Milan

Milan reached the CL semi-finals last season so the Europa League will feel like a step down. However, this is an opportunity for Stefano Pioli’s men to win some European silverware for the first time since 2007.

The Italian club were eliminated in the Champions League group stage and are currently on course to play the top tier of European football again next season.

Milan have never won this competition either so this season is an opportunity for them to break that duck.


Brighton & Hove Albion

Roberto De Zerbi’s men have already been on a ride in the Europa League so far this season with coming up against some European giants such as Ajax and Marseille where they were still able to win their group.

Now they face another giant Roma in the last 16.

The Seagulls are having another fine domestic campaign in the Premier League and are in the battle to book another season in Europe.

This may be the club’s first-ever season competing in Europe but they have made a great account of themselves so far and it would be foolish to write them off from going all the way.


West Ham United

The Hammers tasted European success when winning the Europa Conference League last season and they will be aiming to go a step further and win the Europa League this time out.

They have won five out of six games this Europa League campaign and, despite a recent wobble, have had a fine domestic campaign and are chasing down European places next season.

David Moyes won his first-ever major trophy in management last season and will be eager to add another come the end of May.


Sporting Lisbon

The Portuguese outfit could be a real dark horse to win the Europa League this season. It was only a year ago they dumped Arsenal out of the competition and they seem to be improving all the time.

Ruben Amiron’s men currently are in a title fight with Benfica in Liga Portugal and will be aiming to pick up their first major silverware since the 2020/21 season.

The club may have not won a European trophy in 60 years but they could be an outside bet to shock everyone and go all the way in the Europa League this season.


Who will win the 2023 Europa Conference League?


Aston Villa

Unai Emery’s managerial record in European competitions alone makes Villa one of the favourites to win the Europa Conference League this season.

The Spaniard boasts a proud record of winning for Europa League trophies and is now looking to add the ECL too. 

The West Midlands outfit are having a superb domestic campaign currently sitting fourth-place in England’s top-flight meaning they are on course for their best league finish since 1996.

The club have not won a major European trophy since 1982 but they have a great chance of ending that this season and becoming the second-consecutive English ECL winner.



The Florence-based club suffered heartbreak in the ECL final in Prague last season but will be hoping they can go one better this time around and they are well-equipped to do just that.

Vincenzo Italiano’s team are still scraping it out for a place in next season’s European competitions in Serie A, but they haven’t been pulling up any trees.

The club have been beaten finalists in European competition four times in their history so they will be aiming avoid suffering heartbreak again if they make it to Athens in May.



The French outfit surely need to be considered a dark horse in the ECL this season and the club are no strangers to defying the odds in recent times which is proven from when they beat PSG to the Ligue 1 title back in the 2020/21 season. 

Paulo Fonseca’s men won their group fairly comfortably, going unbeaten with four wins and two draws from their six games.



Ismail Kartal’s team could be another potential dark horse to win the ECL this season and if there is one thing that could help them to European success then it is their intimidating home atmosphere.

The Turkish-based outfit are currently in a rather intense title race domestically with rivals Galatasaray.

The team from Istanbul have never even made it to a final of a European competition but they are a team who can beat anyone in the ECL on their day.



It was only five years ago that the Dutch giants were seconds away from reaching the Champions League final under Erik ten Hag, but this season has been difficult for the Dutch giants.

Winning the ECL could go some way of papering over the cracks.

The Dutch are on course for the lowest Eredivisie finish since 2000, so winning the ECL could go some way of papering over the cracks.

The club have had plenty of success in Europe previously winning four Champions Leagues and a Europa League, so they should never be totally dismissed.


Club Brugge

The Belgian club could be another potential dark horse to go all the way in the Europa Conference League this season.

They made it past group stage with flying colours, winning five and drawing one of their six games.

Ronny Deila’s men are way off the title race in the Belgian league so can perhaps afford some time to turn their attention to Europe.

The club haven’t won a European trophy but have been runners up in the Champions League and Europa League, way back in the 1970s.


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