February 25th, 2011

[njpw] RAINMAKAAAHHHHH

CL changes for 2012/2013



The number of Champions League places allocated to clubs in Serie A will be reduced to just three from the start of the 2012-13 season.

Despite Inter's victory in the competition last year poor performances in general from Italian clubs over the last decade has seen their co-efficient ranking plummet.

Inter, Roma and Milan all lost the home legs of their Champions League knock out ties this month, making the prospect of any Italian team reaching the Quarter-Finals slim to none.

The distance between Italy and Germany in the co-efficient rankings is now too big to recover and in two years' time the team that finishes third in Serie A will have to go through the preliminary stages to reach the Champions League outright.

There are also ramifications for participation in the Europa League, as from 2012-13 the team that finishes sixth in Serie A will stay at home.


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tl;dr in 2012/2013 italy will have 3 teams in the cl, 2 in the el. the other spots will go to germany taking them to 4 in the cl and 3 in the el (not 100% sure about the el spot btw but i think that is right).

tl;dr germany is now the 3rd best league behind england and spain

also if you want to look up the coefficients here is a great site
martin kelly

EUROPA LEAGUE SECOND KNOCK OUT DRAW REVEALED



The UEFA Europa League round of 16 lineup is complete after some thrilling last-32 second legs on Thursday.

Chief among the dramatic finishes was Maurice Edu's added-time away goal for Rangers FC which took them past Sporting Clube de Portugal in Lisbon and set up a meeting with PSV Eindhoven, scheduled for 10 and 17 March like all the ties. Glaswegian Aiden McGeady also contributed a last-gasp strike for FC Spartak Moskva to seal victory over FC Basel 1893. They now meet AFC Ajax, comfortable winners against RSC Anderlecht.

Dirk Kuyt claimed the only goal of Liverpool FC's tie with AC Sparta Praha and the Reds play SC Braga; FC Dynamo Kyiv await the other English side, Manchester City FC. Former UEFA Cup winners PFC CSKA Moskva and FC Porto set up a tie earlier this week and FC Zenit St Petersburg also are in the last 16, but FC Twente pipped FC Rubin Kazan to prevent an all-Russian encounter.

Other matches include Bayer 04 Leverkusen taking on Villarreal CF, conquerors of SSC Napoli, and SL Benfica against Paris Saint-Germain FC.

The draw for the quarter-finals onwards will be in Nyon on 18 March, exactly two months before the final at the Dublin Arena, for which tickets are on sale.

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There's going to be some great matches in this stage, IMO. Happy Friday, everyone!!
cesc-fans

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

how did i know this was going to happen
Fabregas ruled out of Carling Cup Final

By Richard Clarke



Cesc Fabregas is out of the Carling Cup Final.

Cesc Fabregas is out of the Carling Cup Final.

Cesc Fabregas is out of the Carling Cup Final.
Cesc Fabregas is out of the Carling Cup Final.

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WHY IS THE WORLD SO CRUEL!!!!!!!!!!!
he even said this

IS THIS NOT ENOUGH FOR YOU !!!!

FB: Sergio Worth It

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Notts County v Charlton Athletic

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Wolfsburg v Monchengladbach
 
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Vitoria Guimaraes v Academica Coimbra
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Colon v Gimnasia La Plata
Olimpo v Godoy Cruz Mza.

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