Fans dread seeing their teams play on Thursday nights 

rival fans mercilessly banter from the posh comforts of the UEFA Champions League.  

Playing in lower-tier European cups can smoothen the transition periods for clubs coming off 

How elite clubs can gain from playing lower-tier European cup

A lot of the teams in the lower-tier European cups come from central and south-eastern Europe. 

The atmospheres inside these stadiums are some of the most passionate and intense in European football 

For youngsters, such exposure is a massive experience booster 

Not only that but playing against seasoned professionals also help them improve physically 

Although playing in these competitions isn't as profitable as the UCL