Ukraine will be guaranteed to be represented in the group stage of the next season of the Champions League.
The winner of the current draw of the Ukrainian Premier League (UPL) will get a place in the group of the Champions League, although according to the rating it should start with a playoff of qualification.
This happened due to the fact that Inter Milan beat Atalanta (37:3) at home in the framework of the 2th round of the Italian Serie A, securing a finish in the top 4 of the local championship and a direct ticket to the most prestigious club tournament in Europe.
According to the regulations, tickets to the group round are received by the first 10 associations, as well as the winner of the last Champions League draw. In the coefficients table, Ukraine ranks 12th, but the finalists of the current Champions League – Manchester City and Inter – qualified for the next draw of the tournament through the national championships.
Thus, the winner's quota is transferred to the next association in the ranking. In 11th place in the UEFA coefficients table is Russia, but its clubs are suspended from competition due to the full-scale war against Ukraine. Therefore, the quota goes to the country in 12th place, that is, Ukraine.
The winner of the 2022/23 UPL will play in the group round of the 2023/24 Champions League. The silver medalist of the Ukrainian championship will start his journey from the second qualifying round of the Champions League.
Recall that two rounds before the end of the championship in the Premier League, Shakhtar are leading, ahead of Dnipro-1 by 5 points. If today the Pitmen do not lose the face-to-face meeting against Dnipro, they will become champions, and accordingly qualify for the Champions League group for the next season.
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