The elimination of RB Leipzig hurts French football

If last night French football had its eyes fixed on the Orange Vélodrome to witness the elimination of Olympique de Marseille against Feyenoord in the semi-final of the Europa League Conference, another meeting was important for French football: the Europa League semi-final between Rangers and RB Leipzig, won by the Scots.

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Indeed, a victory for Christopher Nkunku’s side in this competition, combined with qualification for the Champions League via the Bundesliga, would have allowed the 3rd in Ligue 1 to directly access the next edition of the Champions League. This elimination is therefore bitter across the Rhine, but also in France since the 3rd in Ligue 1 will now have to go through the third preliminary round and then through a play-off match (like Monaco this season) to hope to participate in the most prestigious of European competitions.

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