How Celtic & Ajax have benefitted from the 2019-20 Champions League final lineup

PSG vs Bayern Munich: 2019-20 Champions League final lineup

Bayern Munich will face PSG in the Champions League final on Sunday night.

The match will be staged at Benfica’s Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal.

The 2019-20 Champions League final will kick off at 8 pm UK time.

PSG reached their first-ever Champions League final after they beat RB Leipzig 3-0 on Tuesday night.

Bayern Munich beat Lyon 3-0 on Wednesday. The Bavarians last won this competition in 2013.

 

Highlights of PSG & Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals

 

How Celtic & Ajax have benefitted

As confirmed by ESPN’s Dale Johnson, the final between PSG and Bayern Munich has impacted several other European clubs.

Let’s begin with Ajax, who were crowned 2019-20 Dutch champions after the Eredivisie season was cut short earlier in the year.

As PSG and Bayern Munich both won their domestic titles, they’ll both enter then Champions League group phase next season.

Now that these teams have qualified for the UCL final, Ajax have also been promoted into the 2020-21 Champions League group phase automatically.

Another team who have benefitted from this season’s UCL final line-up are FC Porto, who won the Primeira Liga last season.

Porto have now been guaranteed a seeded spot in the 2020-21 Champions League draw. Porto will be in Pot 1.

That’s superb news for Scottish champions Celtic.

Why? Because, if Celtic qualify for the Champions League group phase, they’ll now go into Pot 3.

Celtic have not been Pot 3 since 2008-09, while Rangers were the last Scottish club in Pot 3 back in 2010-11.

 

More implications from PSG vs Bayern Munich in the Champions League final

Two other clubs to have benefitted from this year’s Champions League final line-up are Slavia Prague and Olympiakos.

The 2019-20 Czech Republic and Greek champions will now start their Champions League qualifiers in round 4 rather than round 3.

Also, two teams who end up losing their Champions League 2nd round qualifiers will receive a boost in the 2020-21 Europa League draw.

Rather than dropping into the Europa League qualifiers in the 3rd round, two teams will be randomly picked to have a bye into the 4th round instead.

Finally, whichever team wins the 2019-20 Europa League final, whether that’s Inter Milan or Sevilla, will be guaranteed a seeded spot in Pot 1 of the draw for the Champions League group phase.

 

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.