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Darwin Machis FIFA 21: How to Complete the UEL Road to the Final SBC

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Darwin Machis FIFA 21 Europa League Road to the Final SBC went live March 24 as the latest content drop alongside Team of the Week 26.

Road to the Final cards were first introduced in FIFA 19. These live items follow a specific player's journey through either the UEFA Champions League or Europa League. As players progress through the tournament, they receive upgrades each round. When a team is knocked out of the competition, that card ceases to receive upgrades. Some notable cards released in FIFA 21 include Marcus Rashford, Raphael Varane, Joao Cancelo and many more.

Granada's Darwin Machis is the first player from the club to receive a live item after the La Liga side advanced to the quarterfinals.

Darwin Machis FIFA 21: How to Complete the UEL Road to the Final SBC

Here's how to complete the UEL RTTF Machis SBC:

Segment 1

  • # of Players from La Liga Santander: Min. 1
  • Squad Rating: 83
  • Team Chemistry: 75
  • # of Players in the Squad: 11
  • REWARD: Premium Electrum Players Pack

Segment 2

  • Squad Rating: 84
  • Team Chemistry: 70
  • # of Players in the Squad: 11
  • REWARD: Small Prime Gold Players Pack

The overall price of the SBC shouldn't be too much of a worry considering the upgrade methods currently available in the menus. There are other caveats to focus on.

First off, Granada faces Manchester United in the quarterfinals. The Red Devils sit second in the Premier League, albeit 14 points off league-leading rival Manchester City. Since dropping into the Europa League, United has conceded just one goal over four games against Real Sociedad and AC Milan.

Granada is one of the Cinderella stories of the tournament finishing second in Group E, defeating Napoli and Molde to make the quarterfinals. Since the card is predicated on getting upgraded through progression in the tournament, many favor MUFC to advance. That alone might deter many from completing it.

Looking at the card, it's got fantastic pace, decent shooting and good physicality stats. Dribbling might look fantastic on the face of the card, but it has low reaction and composure: two vital stats to high-end cards. Other benefits include good work rates, skill moves and weak foot. The card is difficult to link outside of primarily La Liga items.

If Granada pull off the upset, the team awaits the winner of Ajax and Roma. Yet another difficult tie. Complete this SBC at your own risk knowing that it is likely it won't get upgraded again.

RTTF Machis expires March 31.