Footy In A Week


Champions League snub for Chelsea
July 18, 2006, 1:17 pm
Filed under: Champions League

Chelsea will remain among the second seeds for the Champions League next season despite the almost-certain exclusion of Juventus and AC Milan from the competition.

Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool will be among the eight top seeds for the draw but even with the top Italian sides missing Chelsea remain among the second seeds. French champions Lyon will benefit, however, as they will now become one of the top seeds.

Top pot of seeds for Champions League according to current UEFA co-efficient:

1 Barcelona (Spa) 127.0pts, 2 Real Madrid (Spa) 120.0, 3 Inter Milan (Ita) 112.0+, 4 Liverpool (Eng) 105.9*, 5 Arsenal (Eng) 101.9*, 6 Man Utd (Eng) 100.9, 7 Valencia (Spa) 95.0*, 8 Lyon (Fra) 89.7.

Second seeds:
9 Porto (Por) 87.5, 10 PSV Eindhoven (Hol) 81.6, 11 Bayern Munich (Ger) 80.9, 12 Chelsea (Eng) 79.9, 13 Roma (Ita) 76.0+, 14 Ajax (Hol) 60.6*, 15 Celtic (Sco) 60.0, 16 Lille (Fra) 54.7.

Others:
40 Hearts (Sco) 20.0; 64 Cork City (Irl) 1.4, 68 Linfield (NIr) 0.77, 69 The New Saints FC (Wal) 0.77.

(* denotes needs to qualify, + denotes may change if Juventus and AC Milan win appeals in Italy against match-fixing punishment).

The first round qualifications of the Champions League are already underway.

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I have hade a few quewstions regarding the Champions League this season, because of the whole relegations in Italy.
If Juventus are relegated then they will be out of the CL. What about AC? Are they also out? So who will take their places?

Comment by MvYv

Juventus, AC Milan, Fiorentina are all out of the CL.

Roma, Chievo and Palermo will take their places, along side with Inter Milan.

This is not final yet. All guilty clubs are appealing.

Comment by Carlsb3rg




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