What winning the Scudetto means for Milan in the Champions League group stage draw

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s Scudetto win means more than just the amazing trophy that will be on display, as it also has ramifications regarding next season and the draw for the Champions League group stages.

With the success of Reggio Emilia and the consequent 19th league title, Milan will be in pot one for the draw that will take place during the closed season, joining the other winners of Europe’s main leagues as well as Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt.

Despite a UEFA coefficient ranking of 38,000 points which is lower than almost all of the other confirmed sides in the draw, winning the league means pot one and in theory a slightly more favourable draw than 2021-22.

Pot one:
BAYERN – 138,000 points
MANCHESTER CITY – 134,000 points
REAL MADRID – 122,000 points
PARIS SG – 112,000 points
PORTO – 80,000 points
EINTRACHT – 61,000 points
MILAN – 38,000 points

Pot one or two:
LIVERPOOL – 134,000 points
AJAX – 82,500 points

Pot two:
CHELSEA – 123,000 points
BARCELONA – 114,000 points
JUVENTUS – 107,000 points
ATLETICO MADRID – 105,000 points
SEVILLE – 91,000 points
LIPSIA – 83,000 points
TOTTENHAM – 83,000 points

Pot three:
BORUSSIA DORTMUND – 78,000 points
SALZBURG – 71,000 points
SHAKHTAR DONETSK – 71,000 points
INTER – 67,000 points
NAPOLI – 66,000 points
SPORTING CP – 55,500 points
BAYER LEVERKUSEN – 53,000 points

Pot three or four:
MARSEILLE – 44,000 points

Pot four:
CLUB BRUGGE – 38,500 points
CELTIC – 33,000 points

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    1. It’s based only on European games and over a 5 year period, so you have to qualify for Europe to get ranking points and then you have to perform. It’s a system designed to keep European ‘regulars’ apart until the knock-out stages and to make sure they have a very favourable chance to proceed.

      But it’s a huge penalty for teams who haven’t qualified for a while (or ever before). If you look at some of the crazy difficult groups Atalanta got, this was the reason, and the same reason Milan’s group last season was so tricky.

  1. This is a huge ‘bonus’ for the long-term possibilities for the club, because it’s a chance to get a better draw and improves the possibility of qualifying for the next stage, thus addressing some of that weakness in coefficient and making future years’ draws better too (although I’m not sure it will be as relevant in the new format).

    Especially nice that two of the hardest teams in Pot 3 can’t be draw either (Napoli and Inter)

    1. Correct. And there is more weight placed on the more recent years of that 5 year period. So Bayern Munich doesn’t get as many “points counted” toward it’s score for his Champions League victory it recently had than Chelsea does for its CL victory just last year.

      Also, Frankfurt have more points than we do because they advanced so far in Europa League in recent years plus of course they won the entire tournament this year and you get a lot of points for that.

  2. This is HUGE for us. We were very unlucky in this current CL season getting the “Group of Death” with Liverpool, Atletico and Porto.

    With some good offseason signings, we will be poised to not only get out of the group stages next year; but also make some noise in knockout phases and advance some more rounds at least!


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