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    Peyroteo Professional Ronaldo PR Guy

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    You've got to be kidding me, how the hell does this happen in Europe too?

    Red after two yellows for protest for Zagreb because the ref has too much pride to understand the emotions of a high profile game.

    3-0 for Benfica now too, game over. Insane strike by Grimaldo
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    John_Jensen Full Member

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    "
    A maximum of five Premier League teams are eligible for UEFA Champions League qualification.

    In the event that a Premier League club win the UEFA Champions League and another win the UEFA Europa League and neither club finish in the top four of the PL, the club lying fourth in the Premier League will drop into the UEFA Europa League group stage."


    https://www.premierleague.com/news/671047
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    Mogget Full Member

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    That doesn't tell us what happens if Spurs (for example) finish 5th and win the CL and no English club wins the EL.
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    I called it I knew Benfica would win 3-0 granted I was shocked it went to extra time. But it is an expected scoreline against Zagreb
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    breakout67 Full Member

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    Spurs aren't winning the CL so that's not a problem.
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    John_Jensen Full Member

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    The maximum of 5 Premier League teams will be in the Champions League. Notice after they say:

    "Should a Premier League club win the UEFA Champions League they will automatically qualify for the group stage of next season’s competition regardless of their league finishing position."

    that they don't say 4th place loses it's spot.
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    Zoo Full Member

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    This is mad!
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    What a fecking game
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    thegregster Harbinger of new information

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    Wow. :lol:
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    Cheech Wizard Liverpool fan

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    Seville going out, Slavia score late in extra-time.
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    SCENES IN PRAGUE!!
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    Tommy bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered

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    Let's go SP!
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    Mogget Full Member

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    Oh my word
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    Prometheus Full Member

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    Amazing! :D
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    Wayne's World Full Member

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    Wow Slavia Prague have scored in the last minute!

    Sevilla going out
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    Peyroteo Professional Ronaldo PR Guy

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    Holy shit
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    Zoo Full Member

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    I shudder to think what Slavia Prague would have done to us if we played them under Jose.
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    Peyroteo Professional Ronaldo PR Guy

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    Kjaer :lol:

    How did he not clear that on the line?
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    Woohoo, go Slavia!

    Sorry, Dinamo. :(
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Well done to the Russians! lol
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    Lyricist Full Member

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    goalkeeper had the faintest of touches right before he tried to clear it. That wrongfooted him completely. Looked super dumb though, it has to be said! :lol:
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    Andycoleno9 Full Member

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    Only in that case, mate. If 5th club wins CL then he takes 4th cl spot.
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    John_Jensen Full Member

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    Nope, only if both the CL & EL are from the Prem & outside the top 4 will the 4th place team lose it's CL place.
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    Don't know who looks worse, Kjaer or Franco Vasquez just sitting still outside of the box
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    mu4c_20le Full Member

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    No Unai no europa
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    Ban Full Member

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    Baffling decision.
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    SCP Full Member

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    I don’t know what was the surprise Zagreb went to extra time with Benfica. If anything they deserved to win by more than one last week against the other team.
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    Ban Full Member

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    I think we should have been more brave, Benfica was nothing special but we played a timid, flat game. Saying that we had a golden chance at 2:0 which we fluffed. And we missed 3 very important players.
    All in all it was a brilliant, historic European season for Dinamo, we got through to the European elimination round first time since 1970.
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    SCP Full Member

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    I know. My surprise was that no one payed attention to their group stage results thinking Benfica would walk over them. Won’t be surprised if in a few years the younger players from Zagreb will play at the same level on stronger leagues than those from Benfica.
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    Arruda Love is in the air, everywhere I look around

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    More than 4 teams from one country can only happen if one of those teams win the Europa League, otherwise it would feck up the entire qualification process, which is well established and planned ahead.

    This happened with Tottenham and Chelsea. When Chelsea won the CL in 2012, Tottenham had to go to the Europa League despite finishing 4th, as Chelsea had finished 6th.
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    Sean_RedDevil Twitter bot

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    I'm glad Chelsea and especially Arsenal are in the quarter-finals.

    Frankfurt are great for the competition too.

    Brilliant :drool:
    But i can't believe Sevilla are out of the Sevilla League :eek:
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    Ban Full Member

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    Yeah, young Spaniard Olmo is a big prospect, I wouldn't be surprised if he got sold this summer. And he could go to great heights in his career imo.
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    Not a very good game. Gojak had a sitter at 2:0 in OT.
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    Would love to get Villarreal or Slavia Prague so we can meet Santi again :)
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    Thought some big decisions went Arsenal’s way last night which seem to have been overlooked.

    Played well, but ref could have easily given a red card for Aubamayang in the first half
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    The rules have been changed since: from the 2015/16 season an association can have a maximum of five teams. That means the only way a fourth-placed team loses its spot is if both the CL and EL winners finish outside the top 4. Five teams can happen if a team outside the top four wins the CL.
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    When's the draw for this one?
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    Always knew your tagline was accurate.
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    adexkola Arsenal supporter

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    Haha, ha, ha
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    Arruda Love is in the air, everywhere I look around

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    Thanks, I stand corrected.