AC Milan’s slow rise in the UEFA rankings continues, as they have climbed a further few places after their Europa League success.
Stefano Pioli’s team managed to beat Sparta Praha despite making 10 changes and thanks to Celtic beating Lille they achieved an unexpected first place in the group ahead of Lille.
As of the middle of last month the Rossoneri were in 60th place in the UEFA rankings having risen 21 places from their previous position of 81st, and the upward trend continues.
Thursday’s win therefore was also important for the ranking, as it has taken Milan to 54th place in the standings (via MilanLive). Points for the season (in coefficient terms) are now at 9, with 28 amassed in the five-year period that European football’s governing body monitors. In that, there are two years with zero points.
Milan haave overtaken Basaksheir and are now in the company of Apoel, Marseille and Borussia Moenchengladbach. The top places are far away though: Bayern are top with 122 points ahead of Barcelona and Juventus (113).
Among the other Italians, Roma’s position is 18th and they are in front of Napoli (20th) and Inter (25th). Atalanta with 45.5 points are in 29th place, Lazio in 36th.