Champions League news

Portugal keeps UCL play-off place

May 3, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
Benfica's qualification for the Europa League final means France will again end the season outside the top five in UEFA's coefficient ranking of European leagues leaving Ligue 1 clubs with a further obstacle to clear en route to the Champions League group stages for the next two campaigns.

With France dropping to sixth at the end of the 2011-12 season, the club which finishes third in the top flight this season will enter the 2013-14 Champions League in the third qualifying round rather ...

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