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Arsenal is not the least of a Champions League ticket, while Napoli can put everything on the Europa League. Does this give the Neapolitans an advantage?
Arsenal still has everything to play for in the last months of the season. After the defeat against Everton last Sunday, Londoners have dropped to fifth place in the Premier League, threatening to miss the Champions League. Financially, placement for the champion ball is more important than the Europa League. Currently, Chelsea is in third place with 66 points, followed by Tottenham (64 points), Arsenal (63) and Manchester United (61 points). Only two of the four teams will get a Champions League ticket at the end of the ride. So Arsenal still has to rise a spot at the expense of a fellow citizen.
Because the focus is on the competition, the Europa League has no priority for Arsenal. The group phase with Sporting Lisbon, Qarabag and Vorskla Poltava was easily won, but in the knockout phase it almost went wrong twice for The Gunners. The first game was lost against both BATE Borisov and Stade Rennes, after which the team had to straighten it out at home. Against Rennes, the team lost 3-1 in France, but Arsenal is now in the quarterfinals due to a 3-0 win at the Emirates Stadium. Because the winner of the Europa League also qualifies for the Champions League, the tournament in this phase has become a lot more interesting for the team of coach Unai Emery, who will only miss the long-term injured Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin and Danny Welbeck against Napoli .
Unlike Arsenal, Napoli can put everything on the Europa League. Juventus’ lead over Napoli is with no less than seven games to go, no less than twenty points. Juventus officially needs two more points to once again be crowned the best team in Italy. On the other hand, Napoli’s lead on the number three Internazionale has already risen to seven points, which means that Napoli can be pretty sure of second place and therefore a placement for the Champions League.
Winning the Europa League has therefore become a main goal for coach Carlo Ancelotti’s team. Napoli ended up in the Europa League as the team finished third in a CL-pool with Paris Saint Germain and Liverpool. In the sixteenth final FC Zürich was easily defeated and in the eighth finals the Italians hardly ran into problems against Red Bull Salzburg. Because of the 3-0 home victory, Napoli traveled to Austria with a safe margin and when Napoli took the lead in Salzburg, the diptych was finally decided. Salzburg still won the match 3-1, but it didn’t get exciting anymore.
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