Bundesliga secures extra place in Champions League

The Bundesliga will have five teams in the Champions League next season after Borussia Dortmund’s 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain secured Germany’s second place in the UEFA coefficient table this season.

Two leagues will be rewarded with an extra place via European Performance Spots, awarded to the two leagues with the best average performance across the three European competitions each season and as part of the overhaul to expand the Champions League to a 36-team competition . .

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Serie A had already secured top spot last month, and Dortmund’s victory now means Germany cannot be overtaken by the last remaining contenders, England and France.

The Premier League entered the quarter-finals as heavy favorites to take second place behind Italy, but a difficult quarter-final draw saw Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool and West Ham United all eliminated. Only Aston Villa remains active in the Europa Conference League.

Germany found itself in a strong position thanks to Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen who both eliminated English clubs – Arsenal and West Ham, respectively – to reach the semi-finals.

Coincidentally, the extra place is expected to go to Dortmund, who are expected to finish fifth in the Bundesliga while they are five points behind RB Leipzig with just three matches remaining.

If Dortmund wins the Champions League and finishes fifth, then the Bundesliga will have six teams in the Champions League: the top four, Dortmund as the Champions League title holders, plus the European performance spot. The Bundesliga would lose one of its places in the Europa League, which would have been recovered by Dortmund.

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