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[Albion] Are we through to the next round?



The Wookiee

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Nov 10, 2003
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Keep reading and hearing that we have now secured knock out football in Europe- but what if Marseille beat us at the Amex and we finish second?
Doesn’t that mean we have to play off against a team dropping out if the Champions League?
 

Cotton Socks

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Feb 20, 2017
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I'd like to know this as well as I'm getting more confused the further we get. 🤷‍♀️
 


upthealbion1970

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Jan 22, 2009
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Keep reading and hearing that we have now secured knock out football in Europe- but what if Marseille beat us at the Amex and we finish second?
Doesn’t that mean we have to play off against a team dropping out if the Champions League?
That’s still 2 legged knock out though isn’t it?
 

Chicken Run

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Jul 17, 2003
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Keep reading and hearing that we have now secured knock out football in Europe- but what if Marseille beat us at the Amex and we finish second?
Doesn’t that mean we have to play off against a team dropping out if the Champions League?
No it means we have a knockout game that will have teams from third place CL groups
 




Joey Jo Jo Jr. Shabadoo

Waxing chumps like candles since ‘75
Oct 4, 2003
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yes, if we lose that we go to the conference. If we win the group, we play a winner from those playoffs
No we don't. If we finish second we play a team who finished third in the Champions League. The winners go into the last 16, the losers are out. Teams finishing 3rd drop into Conference League.

We cannot play in the Conference League this season.
 
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Bozza

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Jul 4, 2003
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The worst we can do is finish second. Second-place sides meet Champions League third place dropouts in the snappily-titled "Preliminary knockout round".

The eight winners from that Preliminary knockout round progress to the Knockout phase, where they meet the eight sides who won the Europa League groups.

We now can not feature in this season's Europa Conference.
 

The Wookiee

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Nov 10, 2003
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yes, if we lose that we go to the conference. If we win the group, we play a winner from those playoffs

Are you sure ?
I thought it’s as follows:
Finish 1st - qualify for next round
Finish 2nd - play off against team dropping out if champions league - win that then qualify for next round - lose it then out of Europe all together
Finish 3rd - drop to Conference league
Finish 4th - out
 


Nobby Cybergoat

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Jul 19, 2021
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We could seriously do without the extra games.

Though intriguingly Shakhtar Donetsk are one of the 3rd place teams currently. Nothing to say we may not still meet them though
 

PILTDOWN MAN

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Sep 15, 2004
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yes, if we lose that we go to the conference. If we win the group, we play a winner from those playoffs
So if we finish second and lose the play off with a CL third place team we still drop down the conference?
 


The Grockle

Formally Croydon Seagull
Sep 26, 2008
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yes, if we lose that we go to the conference. If we win the group, we play a winner from those playoffs

I don't think that's right.

Beat Marseille, we make the last 16, finish behind them, a play off against 3rd places champions league team....lose that game and we're out of Europe.


Unless I've misunderstood, there's no path to europa conference for us now??!!
 

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