After a successful first day in the European Cups (W4, D1 and L1), France had the opportunity this week to increase their margin over the Netherlands and Portugal in the UEFA index. He missed. However, the program promised to be favorable: Eintracht Frankfurt, Maccabi Haifa, Ferencvaros, Partizan Belgrade, Fenerbahçe and Karabagh are not – or no longer – tenors of the continental scene. In the end, the record was very disappointing with 3 losses, 2 draws and 1 win.
OM fell at home to the German club (0-1), Monaco (0-1 against Ferencvaros at Louis-II) and Nantes (0-3 at Baku) experienced disappointments, Nice led and in the end was hooked in Serbia (1-1), Rennes scored two goals against the Turks at Roazhon Park (2-2) and only PSG achieved a success far from being dominated in Israel (3-1).
Result: if France still have its six representatives, against four of the Netherlands and Portugal, they have seen the advantage over the two opponents for the fifth place in the general classification of the UEFA index, calculated on the basis of the European results of the last five seasons. After this week’s matches, France (5th) scored 52,331 points and their cushion has been reduced to 1,431 points over the Netherlands (6th, 50,900) and 3,282 points over Portugal (7th, 49,049).
3 out of 4 wins for Portugal, 2 out of 3 for Holland
Dutch clubs have won twice (Feyenoord and Alkmaar) for one defeat (Ajax), while PSV Eindhoven did not have the opportunity to play
, and their Portuguese counterparts have won three (Sporting, Benfica and Braga) by one defeat (FC Porto). The two double comparisons arriving in the Champions League, between PSG and Benfica as well as between Marseille and Sporting, could therefore be worth a lot.
His Europa League meeting on Arsenal’s lawn has been rescheduled for October 20 due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II.