Monday July 20 2020
Fourth place might not guarantee Champions League

There is a possible, albeit remote, chance that the team finishing fourth in Serie A this season won’t qualify for the Champions League.

Usually, the top four from the Italian league would automatically gain entry to the Champions League group phase.

However, there are some circumstances for the 2019-20 Serie A campaign where that might not necessarily be true.

If Napoli were to win the Champions League, they would be given a spot in the tournament next season.

Similarly, if Roma win the Europa League, then they too are given a place in the Champions League.

If both those events happen, with Napoli and Roma outside the top four, then UEFA rules come into play.

Only five clubs from a single nation are allowed to compete in the Champions League in one season.

Therefore, the Europa League and Champions League winners would be given places, with the side finishing fourth in Serie A dropping to the Europa League.

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