Champions League: Every Premier League side that would qualify for 2019/20 group stage if the season ended today, along with Europe’s other top leagues
There is still plenty to play for all over Europe, with teams at either end of their respective domestic leagues battling to avoid relegation and win titles.
Since it ceased to be a competition solely for champions, the qualifying for the Champions League has become increasingly important, the chance to compete against football’s elite, attract the best players and benefit massively from a financial standpoint.
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The race for the top four in the Premier League continues to provide twists and turns and, currently, there is only a point separating Chelsea and Manchester United from fourth placed Tottenham.
So if the season ended today, which other sides would join the Premier League clubs in the competition?
In Belgium, only the champions qualify and Genk lead the way ahead of Club Brugge.
England: Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham
Liverpool are two points clear of City having played a game more, while Spurs are fourth ahead of Man United on goal difference.
France: Paris Saint-Germain, LOSC Lille
PSG are a staggering 20 points clear of Lille, who in turn are only four points ahead of Lyon in third.
Germany: Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Frankfurt
Jadon Sancho inspired Dortmund to the top of the Bundesliga where they are currently two points ahead of Bayern Munich. The gap between third and fifth is separated by a margin of just five points.
Italy: Juventus, Napoli, Inter, AC Milan
The relentless march of Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus means they have already secured a spot in the group stage and are way out in front on 81 points, while ten and eleven points separate second and fourth spot.
The Eagles are top of the league and would only just make the Champions League if the season ended today, as they are level on points with Porto, but ahead on goal difference.
Russia: Zenit, Lokomotiv Moscow
The current Russia Premier League leaders have not won the title since 2015, but they are on course to do so for a sixth time and head back into Europe.
Turkey: İstanbul Başakşehir
For once, the usual suspects in Turkey of Fenerbache, Besitkas, would not make the cut to dine with Europe’s finest, instead we would witness Emmanuel Adebayor, Robinho and co. back on the big stage.
Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk
Seven points clear of Dynamo Kyiv, Shakhtar would be the only side to qualify from their league with one place going to the nation.
Source: SportsLatest TS