Russia breaks away from the country in the UEFA coefficient table after the Zenit v Chelsea match – Sport
TASS, December 9. Russia has managed to break away from the country in the table of coefficients of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) after the draw of St. Petersburg “Zenith” in the match against London “Chelsea” and Kiev “Dynamo” from Portugal “Benfica” in the final round of the Champions League group stage.
On Wednesday, Zenit, in a 3-3 draw with the winner of the Champions League, Chelsea, in the group stage finished third in Group H and advanced to the Europa League playoffs. At the moment, Russia has 32.882 points, it is 1.282 points ahead of Ukraine, which is in 11th place. On Tuesday, Shakhtar ended up in a draw with Moldovan Sheriff (1: 1), while Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday lost 0: 2 to Benfica. European competition this season.
Russia on the basis of matches of the Europa League on Thursday may overtake Scotland and come out on the ninth place. To do this, Moscow “Spartak” and “Lokomotiv” to score a total of at least 0.4 points (two draws), and Scottish “Celtic” and “Rangers” – to lose their matches.
The UEFA coefficient table defines the number of clubs delegated to countries to compete in European competition. From the next season, points gained in the 2017/18 season (12,600) will not be counted; only the indicators of the seasons 2018/19 (7583), 2019/20 (4666), 2020/21 (4333), 2021/22 (currently 3700) and 2022/23 are taken into account.
Seasonal odds by adding up the points scored by clubs in the Champions League, Europa League and Conference League and dividing the total by the teams representing the country. The overall ranking is the sum of the odds from the last five seasons. One point is awarded for winning a qualifying round match, and 0.5 points for a draw. For a victory in the game of the main stage, the country receives two points, for a draw – one point.
Four bonus points will be awarded for reaching the Champions League group stage and for reaching the 1/8 of the tournament. For the club reaching the quarterfinals, semi-finals and finals of the Champions League or Europa League, the country receives one point. Only played matches are taken into account, Technical characteristics are not taken into account. Meetings ending with a penalty shootout will be settled according to the result recorded in extra time.