With the Rangers defeating Brøndby 2-0, UEFA Coefficient when Scotland tightens the grip in 9th place.
Thanks to Celtic’s defeat of Ferencvárosi, the Premiership jumped over Russia in the rankings and closed the gap with Austria.
It is very important to block Ukraine in 11th place, as each of the top 10 countries in the coefficient gets one automatic entry. Champions League Group stage.
The Premiership ended in 11th place last season. This means that this season’s champions will almost certainly qualify for the group.
As long as the Champions League winner is eligible to compete in the tournament through the national league, the place will be the Scottish champion.
Steven Gerrard’s team won their first European League Group A victory Thursday night.
UEFA will give 2 points for victory, but when it comes to the ranking of countries divided by the number of teams in the European tournament at the beginning of the season.
Scotland has entered 5 this season, so each win is worth 0.4 points against the coefficient.
The wins of both of the remaining two representatives were important this week as the Premiership allowed them to widen the gap with the Russian Premier League.
Zenito St. Petersburg lost to Juventus in the Champions League, Spartak Moscow lost to Leicester City in Europe, and Galatasaray beat Lokomotiv Moscow 1-0 on Thursday.
This means that Scotland is another 0.8 points away from Russia’s top flight after all teams have been defeated.
However, the importance of Celtic and Rangers joining at least the new Europa Conference League has been clarified by the results of the Austrian team.
Three of the five Scottish teams have already been eliminated, but four of the five teams in Austria’s Bundesliga are still competing and scoring points.
And even though Sturm Graz lost to Real Sociedad at home, it was a very good week for their club.
Rapid Wien defeated Dinamo Zagreb 2-1 with LASK defeating Alashkert 3-0 and RB Salzburg defeated Wolfsburg 3-1 in the Champions League.
Austria led Scotland to 1.95 points, but it’s important to get as close as possible, even if the Bundesliga hasn’t been overhauled this season.
The coefficient is calculated on a five-year average, so early next season, the 2017-18 campaign will no longer count towards the country’s total score.
That season, Scotland scored only 4.000 points, while Austria scored 9.750 points. In other words, at present, when the advantage of 5.750 is lost, next season will start from 8th place.
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Scottish Premiership withdraws from Russia, but Rangers get a new boost in coefficients as Austria throws Champions League gauntlets
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