The Italian League is close to securing a fifth place in the Champions League

Italy fans in the match against North Macedonia on November 17 (Getty)

The Italian League is close to clinching a fifth qualifying spot in the championship Champions League In the 2024-2025 season, thanks to the results recorded in the three continental competitions this week (UEFA Champions League, Europa League and European Conference League).

In the details published by the “Football Ranking” website, today, Friday, which specializes in publishing digital data related to the classification of clubs and teams in world football, the Italian League has become the closest among all the major leagues to reserving a fifth qualifying seat in the Champions League next season. Especially after Atalanta’s great victory over its English rival Liverpool, yesterday, Thursday, by 3-0 in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals, and Fiorentina tied with Viktoria Plzen of the Czech Republic 0-0 in the first leg of the other quarter-finals.

While the English clubs did not record good results at the European level this week (Arsenal and Manchester City tied and Liverpool and West Ham United lost), England and Germany tied in the number of European Football Association (UEFA) points (16,800 points for each league), while the Italian League strengthened. He leads with 18,400 points, and is close to snatching a fifth qualifying ticket to the Champions League next season.

According to the details, a victory for Fiorentina in the second leg of the quarter-finals of the European Conference League, and a draw or victory for Atalanta in the second leg of the quarter-finals of the European League next week, will officially guarantee that the Italian League will obtain an additional fifth qualifying place in the Champions League, thanks to the increase in the number of points in the lead and the exit. English clubs from the competition.

Italy currently has 4 qualifying seats for the Champions League (from first to fourth places in the Italian League standings), and with the addition of a fifth seat, it will mean that the conflict will ignite between the clubs occupying fifth (Roma), sixth (Atalanta), seventh (Napoli), and eighth places. (Lazio), in order to try to finish the season in fifth place and guarantee a qualifying place in the major continental competition.

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