Even though season four Danish participants in the european club competitions in football has been knocked out, Thursday's second leg in the Europa League-16.-with their to be of great importance for the Danish clubs in the future.
Get Denmark on Thursday the help of the Czech Viktoria Plzen and Italian Naples, in season 2019/20, be in two places in the Champions League qualification at stake in the premier League. That is to say, to Denmark in the summer of 2020 has two teams that can qualify for the lucrative group stage.
It is a 15.-space on The European Football associations (UEFA) koefficientliste for the national leagues, which triggers an extra place in the Champions League qualifying.
In a live-in position, Denmark is currently on the 15.-square, but can be overtaken by both Croatia and Switzerland, which have, respectively, Dinamo Zagreb and FC Zurich back in the Europa League. Denmark must hope that the two clubs will drop out on Thursday.
the Dinamo Zagreb lost the first match against the Czech Viktoria Plzen with a 1-2 at stamford bridge.
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If Croatia will overtake Denmark, it requires that the Zagreb win the second leg at home on Thursday and moves on to the round, where the team is forced to at least play a match tie.
For Switzerland and FC Zurich and they are the equation more simple. Zurich just need to have the tie in the away game against Napoli, to Switzerland just crawls over Denmark on koefficientlisten.
The task of looking at the paper very hard. The swiss lost the first match 1-3 at home to the Italian team.
Get Denmark two seats in the Champions League qualification, they will however have very different conditions to come up with in the group stage.
Superligavinderen in 2019/20 will like in the past seasons participate in the so-called 'Champions Route', where competition from, among others, Scotland, Kazakhstan, Norway, and Sweden can stand in the way.
For the number two waiting for the stiff opposition of the other non-winners from the medium-sized football leagues, and there are only two seats for the group stage at stake. In this season secured storklubberne Ajax and Benfica access to the group stage via the 'Non-Champions Route'.
in addition to an extra place in the Champions League qualifying, Denmark will, in the case of a 15 -. -space on koefficientlisten also get an extra team in Europa League qualifying, as Denmark will have five european participants from the summer of 2020.