Inter de Milan easily beat Viktoria Plzen at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium and, due to a domino effect, left out of the UEFA champions league to the FC Barcelonadespite the fact that the azulgranas still have two games ahead of them in Group C.
Why was Barcelona eliminated after the triumph of Inter Milan?
It turns out that, with this victory, Inter Milan reached 10 points in Group C of the Champions League, leaving Barcelona in third place with 4 units. Although it is true that if the Blaugrana win their two pending matches against Bayern Munich and Viktoria Plzen, and the Italians fall on the last date, they would also reach 10 units. However, they could not continue in the race in the top club competition.
Why? It happens that, in case of equality of points, the results produced in direct confrontations will be considered. There, Inter Milan have an advantage over Barcelona, given that they won 1-0 in Italy and drew 3-3 in Spain. For this reason, Simone Inzaghi’s pupils are assured of his presence in the round of 16.
GROUP C UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
- Bayern Munich – 12 points.
- Inter Milan – 10 points.
- Barcelona – 4 points.
- Viktoria Plzen – 0 points.
1st and 2nd qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
3rd qualifies for the Europa League.
4th is out of all European competition.
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