The scenario in which the champion of Cyprus can come out favored by this year's Champions League!
Week by week, the landscape for the qualifying rounds in the UEFA competitions is becoming clearer and clearer. Already, we are able to know some of the possible opponents that our champion will have, whether it is Aris, or finally APOEL.
In our previous report, we referred to the scenario where the team that will rise to the top of Cyprus starts from the first qualifier of the Champions League… In addition to this, however, we need to emphasize that the possibility such as the “light brigade” now seems very likely or for the “blue-and-yellow” to win a round in the qualifying phase!
For this scenario to be verified, Milan should not win the Champions League, at least by today's standards. The reason is the fact that every year UEFA gives an extra ticket to the winner of the competition for the groups of the top club competition. But if the new European champion secures their participation there through the domestic league then the ticket in question goes to a team participating in the playoffs.
This is how a domino of developments begins, which affects, among other things, the Cypriot champion, who, as we noted above, will begin his European duties from the second qualifying round and not from the first. So from the moment that, three turns before the end of the season in Italy, the “Rossoneri” are in fifth place in Serie A and four points behind Lazio in fourth place, the possibility that they will be out of the top four gathers several possibilities.
Therefore, for it to be almost certain that our country will be favored by this year's Champions League, Milan must not succeed in overturning the data against them against Inter, who won as a guest in the first semi-final with 2-0 !
Regarding the other three teams that claim the prestigious trophy, it is emphasized that the Nerazzurri are in third place in Serie A with 66 points (plus five from fifth place), while the Manchester City and Real Madrid have already secured their place in UEFA's premier competition via the Premier League and La Liga respectively.
In conclusion, as things stand, the new Cypriot champions are very close to starting his European tour for the new season two weeks later, thus gaining valuable time for his summer preparation. But we said, for this to happen it is necessary that Inter and not Milan qualify for the grand final.