Juventus secures Champions League qualification

13 May 2024

Following Sunday's results in Serie A's Matchday 36, Juventus have mathematically secured their spot in next year's Champions League. The gap to ffith-placed Roma is now seven points with two matchdays remaining, meaning qualification to the Champions League in now guaranteed for the Bianconeri.

Juve therefore returns to the top continental competition, after a year of absence, not due to our results on the pitch.


How does the new Champions League work? As the UEFA website reports:

The main change in the reforms announced by the UEFA Executive Committee is the abandonment of the current group stage system. The current Champions League group stage has 32 participants divided into eight groups of four. From the 2024/25 season, however, 36 clubs will participate in the Champions League's championship phase (former group stage), giving four more teams the opportunity to play against Europe's top clubs. These 36 clubs will participate in a single league in which the league table will include all 36 teams.

According to the new format, teams will play eight matches in this new single-round phase (former group stage). They will no longer play twice against three opponents - home and away - but will face eight different teams, playing half of the matches at home and half away. To determine the eight different opponents, the teams will initially be classified into four brackets. Each team will then be drawn to play against two opponents per bracket, playing one home and one away game against the two teams in that bracket.

The results of each match will decide the overall classification of the new league, with three points for a win and one for a draw.

The top eight teams from the league phase will automatically qualify for the round of 16, while the teams ranked 9th to 24th will compete in knockout play-offs with return matches to fill the grid for the Round of 16. Teams ranked 25th and lower will be eliminated with no chance of entering the UEFA Europa League.

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