I have to admit that some of the ways that sides can qualify for the different UEFA competitions has me very confused. I get that if you finsh 1st or second you get to the CL, but depending on your countries league ranking you may have to go through qualifying rounds to get to group play. Also if you finish 3rd or forth in some leagues you will also be given the chance to go through the qualifying rounds to get into group play. Now if you lose in CL qualifying you drop to UEFA Cup. Then the winners of the CL and the UEFA cup then meet in the Super Cup to determine the "true" European champion. My question is this, if Seville some how pulls off a miracle and beat Barca in the Super Cup, wouldn't it be considered a travesty that Seville wasn't even given a first round qualifying birth in the CL? I understand that Seville finished 5th in the Spanish League last year and don't qualify, but shouldn't UEFA give the Cup champion at least a chance to qualify for the CL? Just a thought.