The Netherlands Closes Gap on France in Coefficient Battle with Marseille’s Loss

The Netherlands has again received excellent news in the coefficient battle. In the preliminary round of the Champions League, Olympique Marseille lost 1-0 to the Panathinaikos of base customer Tonny Vilhena on Wednesday evening. As a result, the Netherlands can again catch up with number five France.

The Netherlands has so far received good news several times in the coefficient hunt for number five France, as FC Twente reached the next round in the Conference League with some difficulty last week. PSV settled on Tuesday evening with Sturm Graz (4-1), allowing the Netherlands to add 0.200 points again. Reaching the group stage of the Champions League comes with a huge bonus of four points: it would be beneficial for the Netherlands if Marseille were eliminated.

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Number seven Portugal has already lost a team in the European competitions with Vitória SC. They were eliminated after two games after penalties by the Slovenian Celje in the preliminary round of the Conference League and can therefore no longer earn points for Portugal. For the time being, this season is also going well for the Netherlands, which took sixth place last season.

Rangers – Servette FC 2-1
With Danilo, Cyriel Dessers and Sam Lammers, Rangers started on Wednesday evening with a completely new and Dutch-oriented vanguard against Servette FC. After twenty minutes, Dessers already scored his first goal on behalf of the Scottish top club, which had already scored 1-0 via James Tavernier just before.

However, the former Feyenoord player went hero to zero, because just before the break he made a very clumsy handball. Chris Bedia used the penalty that followed, so that the diptych will remain exciting next week. Because although the visitors played with a man less in the last half hour after the second yellow and therefore red card for David Douline, Rangers did not run further away from the Swiss. The winner of this game will play against PSV in the next round, provided they cross the 4-1 starting position next week.

2023-08-09 20:45:28
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