• 24/06/2024 09:28

For the first time in more than half a century: a titled Italian club qualified for the Champions League

ByИван Дунаев

May 13, 2024

 For the first time in more than half a century: a titled Italian club qualified for the Champions League

Last time Bologna played in the most prestigious European Cup back in the 1964/65 season.

Italian Bologna guaranteed itself participation in the group stage of the next Champions League. strong>.

This became possible thanks to the fact that Atalanta defeated Roma (2:1) in the home match of the 36th round of Serie A.

Now Thiago Motta's team will definitely finish no lower than fifth place. Two rounds before the end of the season, the “red-blues” are in third place in the Italian championship with 67 points and are 7 points ahead of sixth-place Roma.

Italy won the right to delegate five clubs to the next season of the Champions League. In addition to Bologna, the new Serie A winner Inter, as well as Milan and Juventus have already secured participation in the main European tournament.

Atalanta and “Atalanta” continue to fight for the last spot in the Champions League. Roma and Lazio. At the same time, the Bergamasques can also qualify for the most prestigious Eurocup by winning the Europa League, where they will face the German Bayer in the final on May 22.

Note that Bologna will return to the League champions after 59 years of absence. The last time the team played in this tournament was back in the 1964/65 season, when it was called the European Champions Cup.

By the way, Bologna is a seven-time champion of Italy and a two-time winner of the National Cup. True, the club's last Scudetto dates back to the 1963/64 season.

We would like to remind you that there is only one match left to play in the current Champions League season. On June 1, at Wembley Stadium in London, Real Madrid, led by Ukrainian goalkeeper Andrey Lunin, will compete in the final with Borussia Dortmund.

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