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European Cups: French clubs raise their heads


The performances of its representatives on the European scene allow France to consolidate its 3rd place in the UEFA index this season.

The times are changing.

Long considered the bad pupils among the greats of Europe on the continental scene, the French clubs have found the top of the bill.

A more dignified rank.

Despite the defeats of PSG in Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday (2-1), then that of OM in Galatasaray in the Europa League on Thursday (4-2), France has rarely been doing as well as this season. .

After only five days played in all European competitions, four clubs have already canceled their sesames for the next round of their events in which they are involved respectively.

In the Champions League, PSG, although second in its group, already has its ticket in its pocket for the 8th of the Champions League.

The other representative in the queen event, Lille, is currently in first place in its group, and is on the way to imitate the Parisians.

It will be a given, if the Mastiffs do not bow to Wolfsburg on December 8.

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In the Europa League, Lyon and Monaco are guaranteed to finish first in their group and therefore to qualify for the round of 16.

Same scenario for Rennes in the round of 16 of the Europa Conference Conference, the last born of the competitions and 4th European level.

Although he is currently in great suffering on the continental scene, OM can still be transferred to the round of 16 of this new C4.

France could therefore achieve a Grand Slam and have six representatives in 2022 ...

Good performances which allow France to consolidate, this season, its third place in the UEFA index behind England and the Netherlands with a total of 11.916 points (against 13.571 in England and 12.6 in the Netherlands). -Low).

A historical record.

During the last ten years, France has only done better once, during the 2016-17 season, marked by the semi-finals of AS Monaco in the Champions League (year of Barcelona's comeback against PSG in the round of 16) and Lyon in the Europa League.

She then gleaned 14.416 points.

We are therefore far from the gloomy situation of last season (7.916 points)

Thanks to these results, France remains in fifth place in the general ranking of the UEFA index, calculated on the basis of European results for the last five seasons, behind England, Spain, Germany and Italy. .

Above all, it widens the gap with its main rival, Portugal, for the number of tickets offered by the European body to countries before the overhaul of competitions from 2024.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2021-11-26

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