It is however usually a case of WHICH Italian, Spanish or English team will win. In the last seven seasons, they've won six between them.
As they did in the European Cup. Unfancied teams can still win it, but the competition as a whole is more competitive.
A fair point about the money issue however, and I'd like to see a fairer distribution of funds. Especially with regards to the UEFA Cup, which is a shadow of its former self.