Golden Shoe: Haaland schon Zweiter, Nkunku Fünfter

Das erste Saisondrittel gehört traditionell den Torjägern der Ligen, die mit Kalenderjahr abschließen. Auch im November 2022 führt ein Goalgetter aus der norwegischen Liga. Doch ManCitys Haaland ist dem Spitzenreiter schon auf den Fersen.

Mister Nimmersatt: Erling Haaland liegt im Golden-Shoe-Ranking bereits auf Rang zwei.

Mister Nimmersatt: Erling Haaland liegt im Golden-Shoe-Ranking bereits auf Rang zwei.

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Die Nummer eins im ersten Golden-Shoe-Ranking im Dezember 2022 ist ein Norweger: Amahl Pellegrino hat für den amtierenden Meister FK Bodö/Glimt 25 Tore erzielt. Bei einem Quotienten von 1,5 ergibt dies eine Punktzahl von 37,5. Mehr werden auch nicht mehr hinzukommen, denn die norwegische Eliteserien hat ihren Spielbetrieb für die Saison 2022 bereits eingestellt.

Es ist also nur noch eine Frage der Zeit, bis Pellegrino von der Spitze verdrängt wird – aller Voraussicht nach wird ihn ein Landsmann vom Platz an der Sonne verdrängen. Denn der niemals satte Erling Haaland hat für Manchester City in der Premier League bereits sagenhaft 18 Tore erzielt – ergibt für den Ex-Dortmunder bei einem Faktor von 2 eine Punktzahl von 36. Beim nächsten Treffer, der frühestens am zweiten Weihnachtsfeiertag am traditionellen Boxing Day fallen könnte, würde Haaland die Spitze des Rankings übernehmen.

Lewandowski hat zehn Zähler Rückstand auf Haaland – Nkunku ist Fünfter

Haaland ist nicht der einzige Torjäger aus den europäischen Topligen, die zu diesem frühen Zeitpunkt schon oben mitmischen. Denn gleichauf mit dem Usbeken Boban Abdikholikov vom belarussischen Verein FK Energetik-BGU Minsk (26 Tore, 26 Punkte) liegt Barcelonas Robert Lewandowski bereits auf Rang drei. Seine 13 Tore ergeben eine Punktzahl von 26, bereits zehn Zähler fehlen damit auf Haaland.

Auf den geteilten fünften Rang folgt dann auch der erste Bundesligaprofi: Leipzigs Christopher Nkunku erzielte bisher zwölf Tore, was eine Punktzahl von 24 ergibt. Der Franzose, der wegen einer Verletzung nicht an der Mission Titelverteidigung Frankreichs bei der WM 2022 in Katar teilnehmen kann, befindet sich in guter Gesellschaft. Denn auch sein Landsmann Kylian Mbappé (PSG) sowie der Engländer Harry Kane (Tottenham) weisen mit zwölf Toren 24 Zähler auf.

Messi und Cristiano Ronaldo fehlen noch

Nkunku ist der einzige Angreifer aus der Bundesliga, der in den Top Ten zu finden ist. WM-Teilnehmer Niclas Füllkrug (Werder Bremen) belegt wie Frankreichs Marcus Thuram (Gladbach) mit zehn Toren und zwanzig Punkten einen geteilten 19. Rang. Jamal Musiala (FC Bayern) und Vincenzo Grifo (9, 18) liegen auf einem geteilten 30. Rang.

Interessant: Im aktuellen Tableau fehlen noch die Namen von Lionel Messi (PSG) und Cristiano Ronaldo (vereinslos), die in den vergangenen 14 Jahren zusammen zehnmal die Trophäe als bester Torjäger Europas einheimsten: Der Portugiese viermal, der Argentinier sechsmal.

Golden Shoe 2022/23 (Stand: 02.12.2022)

Platz Spieler Verein Tore Faktor Punktzahl

1 Amahl Pellegrino FK Bodö/Glimt 25 1,5 37,5

2 Erling Haaland Manchester City 18 2 36

3 Bobur Abdikholikov FK Energetik-BGU Minsk 26 1 26

Robert Lewandowski FC Barcelona 13 2 26

5 Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur 12 2 24

Kylian Mbappé Paris Saint-Germain 12 2 24

Christopher Nkunku RB Leipzig 12 2 24

Hugo Vetlesen FK Bodö/Glimt 16 1,5 24

Raimonds Krollis Valmiera FC 24 1 24

10 David Fofana FK Molde 15 1,5 22,5

Tobias Heintz Sarpsborg 08 15 1,5 22,5

Casper Tengstedt Rosenborg BK 15 1,5 22,5

13 Alexander Jeremejeff BK Häcken 22 1 22

Neymar Paris Saint-Germain 11 2 22

15 Zakaria Beglarishvili FCI Levadia Tallinn 21 1 21

Quincy Promes Spartak Moskau 14 1,5 21

Ole Christian Saeter Rosenborg BK 14 1,5 21

Vladimir Sychevoi FC Orenburg 14 1,5 21

19 Niclas Füllkrug Werder Bremen 10 2 20

Marcus Antonsson IFK Värnamo 20 1 20

Terem Moffi FC Lorient 10 2 20

Marcus Thuram Bor. Mönchengladbach 10 2 20

Ivan Toney Brentford FC 10 2 20

Sölvi Vatnhamar Víkingur Gota 20 1 20

Tammy Abraham AS Rom 17 2 34

26 Eric Kitolano Tromsö IL 13 1,5 19,5

Ebere Paul Onuachu KRC Genk 13 1,5 19,5

Enner Valencia Fenerbahce SK 13 1,5 19,5

29 Flamarion Dinamo Batumi 19 1 19

30 Jamal Musiala FC Bayern München 9 2 18

Vincenzo Grifo SC Freiburg 9 2 18

Alexandre Lacazette Olympique Lyon 9 2 18

Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham FC 9 2 18

Victor Osimhen SSC Napoli 9 2 18

Jonathan David Lille OSC 9 2 18

Rodrigo Leeds United 9 2 18

Runar Espejord FC Bodö/Glimt 12 1,5 18

Pedro Miguel Eugénio FK Astana 18 1 18

Aidan Keena Sligo Rovers 18 1 18

Pall Klettskard KI Klaksvík 18 1 18

Malcom Zenit St. Petersburg 12 1,5 18

Mohamed Ofkir Sandefjord Fotball 12 1,5 18

Markus Pink Austria Klagenfurt 12 1,5 18

44 Joannes Bjartalid KI Klaksvík 17 1 17

Renan Oliveira Zalgiris Vilnius 17 1 17

Nökkvi Thorisson KA Akureyri 17 1 17

Kane verwandelt eiskalt: Spurs setzen Lauf fort

Im Kampf um die Champions League hat Tottenham Hotspur nach dem Derbysieg bei Arsenal gegen den FC Burnley nachgelegt. Matchwinner war um ein neues Harry Kane.

Nach Harry Kanes Treffer hat Heung-Min Son (li.) gut lachen.

Nach Harry Kanes Treffer hat Heung-Min Son (li.) gut lachen.

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Mit einem Kopfball nach 17 Minuten meldete Kane die Spurs, die zuletzt 3:0 gegen Arsenal gewonnen hatten, an. Ansonsten blieben die Hausherren im ersten Durchgang gegen Burnley um den Premier-League-Trainer des Monats April, Michael Jackson, blass. Die äußerst defensiven Gäste wurden mit Cornet gefährlich vorstellig, Lloris parierte jedoch (28.).

Kurz nachdem Kane die beste Chance der ersten Hälfte vergeben hatte (45.+4), schaltete sich der VAR ein. Der Grund: Ein Handspiel von Barnes, das im Nachgang mit Elfmeter geahndet wurde. Der Spurs-Stürmer verwandelte sicher (45.+8).

Pope bleibt Sieger gegen Son

In Durchgang zwei wurden die Gäste zwangsläufig offensiver, was im Gegenzug den Londonern größere Räume bot. Auf der einen Seite jagte Barnes den Ball an den Pfosten (61.), auf der anderen scheiterte Son an Pope (65.). Auch in der Schlussphase konnte der Koreaner den starken Clarets-Keeper nicht mehr überwinden (82.). So setzen die Spurs ihren Lauf auch gegen das leidenschaftliche Burnley fort und bleiben im Rennen um die Champions-League-Ränge.

Tore und Karten

1:0
H. Kane (45′, Handelfmeter)

Tore und Karten

1:0
H. Kane (45′, Handelfmeter)

Tottenham Hotspur

Lucas Moura (49. ), Lloris (86. ), Kulusevski (90. + 4 )

FC Burnley

C. Roberts (27. ), Pope (45. + 8 )


Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham


Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham

Aufstellung

Einwechslungen

Reservebank

Trainer:


FC Burnley

Burnley


FC Burnley

Burnley

Aufstellung

Einwechslungen

Reservebank

Trainer:

Schiedsrichter-Team
Kevin  Friend

Kevin Friend
England

Schiedsrichter-Team

Kevin  Friend

Kevin Friend
England

Spielinfo


Stadion

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Zuschauer

60.000

Spielinfo


Anstoß

15.05.2022, 13:00 Uhr


Stadion

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium London


Zuschauer

60.000


Eckenverhältnis

8:2

Am letzten Spieltag am Sonntag (15 Uhr) ist Tottenham bei Schlusslicht Norwich zu Gast. Für Burnley, das weiter gegen den Abstieg kämpft, steht am Donnerstag (21 Uhr) noch das Nachholspiel bei Aston Villa an.

Aguanta el Burnley el gran inicio del Tottenham

Se encontraban dos equipos en buena forma en el norte de Londres. Aunque ambos vivan en mundos distintos. Los Spurs llegaban al penúltimo duelo liguero después de imponerse a su vecino y acérrimo rival, el Arsenal, para recortar la ventaja de los de Mikel Arteta a un punto antes del fin de semana. Mike Jackson tomó el relevo de Sean Dyche, la última bala en la recámara de un Burnley que ha ido sacando boletos para lograr la permanencia en las últimas semanas. Solo una derrota en cinco encuentros con Jackson al frente.

Escudo/Bandera Tottenham

Aunque en Londres perdieron por segunda vez. Ambas consecutivas. Solo un penalti polémico pudo marcar la diferencia entre ambos equipos. Los visitantes acumularon hombres en defensa, tapando espacios y ahogando las posesiones de los locales. No había forma de poner a Nick Pope en apuros, la insistencia terminó siendo recompensada. A Davinson Sánchez le llegó una pelota dentro del área, y trató de jugarla. Impactó en el brazo extendido de Ashley Barnes. Pese a las protestas del Burnley, y tras comprobar la acción en el VAR, el colegiado señaló la pena máxima. Harry Kane engañó completamente a Pope, que ni siquiera se movió.

El propio Barnes buscó la redención en la segunda mitad, pero su disparo lejano lo repelió el poste. Dio un paso adelante el Burnley, sobre todo en los minutos finales. Weghorst entró en el 78, pero apenas gozó de balones en el área. La ocasión más clara la había tenido previamente Son, con un disparo que Pope sacó con el codo. Conte pidió el apoyo de la grada desde la banda, mientras sus jugadores trataban de calmar un partido que tenían en sus manos y amenazaba con escaparse. Lo consiguieron, y ahora son los Spurs quienes ocupan la última plaza de Liga de Campeones. Aunque solo con dos puntos de ventaja sobre el Arsenal, que juega el lunes. El Burnley se complicó la vida con la derrota. Igualan en puntos al Leeds, que en caso de empate esta tarde saldría del descenso arrastrando a los de Mike Jackson al pozo.

Escudo/Bandera Burnley

Cambios

Wouter Weghorst (77′, Barnes), Lennon (77′, Lowton), Dejan Kulusevski (78′, Lucas Moura), Rodon (89′, Emerson)

Goles

1-0, 52′: Kane

Tarjetas

Arbitro: Kevin Friend
Arbitro VAR: Stuart Attwell
Roberts (26′,Amarilla) Nick Pope (52′,Amarilla) Lucas Moura (48′,Amarilla) Lloris (85′,Amarilla) Dejan Kulusevski (93′,Amarilla

Clasificación

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Tottenham up into fourth place with narrow win over struggling Burnley

Tottenham Hotspur leapfrogged arch-rivals Arsenal into the top four with a narrow 1-0 victory over a stubborn Burnley side who remain at risk of relegation in the Premier League.

Harry Kane converted from the spot on the stroke of half-time after Ashley Barnes was penalised for handball, a decision which proved decisive as Spurs took one step closer to Champions League football, while Burnley look nervously over their shoulders at the dreaded relegation zone with Leeds and Everton in action later in the day.

Spurs dominated the opening exchanges but were left frustrated by a resilient Burnley defence and inspired Nick Pope in the visiting goal. However, their resistance was broken right on half-time. VAR and referee Kevin Friend awarded Spurs a penalty with Barnes handling inside the box, putting the ball on a plate for Kane who made no mistake from 12 yards.

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Burnley came out fighting in the second half and came within a lick of paint to an equaliser, with Barnes almost making amends with a long-range effort which struck the post. Spurs came closest to a second when Pope brilliantly denied Son from close-range, but the hosts held their nerve to secure a precious three points in their quest for the Champions League.

Spurs travel to already relegated Norwich City on the final day of the season next Sunday where victory will be the only thing on their minds. As for Burnley, they have a game in hand to play away at Aston Villa on Thursday evening, where they too will be desperate to win and boost their chances of survival.

TALKING POINT

Contentious VAR. This was the kind of game that was going to be decided on a moment of magic or a moment of controversy, it was the latter which prevailed. With just one replay, the consensus around the place was that referee Kevin Friend was going to point to the spot after looking for himself. The consensus was correct. Barnes’ arm did appear to be in an unnatural position, despite the vehement protests from the Burnley players and staff. When you concede a penalty to Spurs, there is typically only one outcome. Kane stepped up and could not have placed the ball anymore perfectly into the corner, leaving Pope rooted to the spot and Burnley reliant on Brentford and Brighton to do them a favour later today.

MAN OF THE MATCH

Nick Pope. If it wasn’t for Pope, Spurs could have been out of sight long before the penalty. He produced countless saves, some routine and some quite remarkable. Kane and Son, two of the most prolific finishers in the league, were left wondering how many more times they would have to bang their heads against the brick wall that was the Burnley goalkeeper. With performances like that, not only from Pope but from the team collectively, their chances of survival are still alive and kicking. However, defeat does leave them in a predicament and there is no shying away from that fact. The clock is ticking, the tension is rising, but the belief will remain unwavered based on the character shown by the Clarets today.

PLAYER RATINGS

Spurs: Lloris 6, Sanchez 6, Dier 6, Davies 6, Emerson 6, Hojbjerg 6, Bentancur 6, Sessegnon 7, Lucas 6, Son 7, Kane 7.

Subs: Rodon 5, Kulusevski 5.

Burnley: Pope 8, Roberts 6, Lowton 6, Collins 6, Long 6, Taylor 6, McNeil 6, Cork 6, Brownhill 6, Barnes 6, Cornet 6.

Subs: Lennon 5, Weghorst 5.

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

45+7’ PENALTY TO SPURS!

A VAR check has taken place for a potential penalty to Spurs and referee Kevin Friend, after looking at the monitor, has pointed to the spot. The ball has struck Barnes’ arm which does appear to be in an unnatural position. Kane will step up for Spurs…

45+8’ GOAL! SPURS 1-0 BURNLEY (KANE)

Was there ever any doubt? Spurs take the lead with the final kick of the first half! The penalty guru steps up and buries the ball into the bottom left corner to give Spurs a slender advantage at the break. What a frantic end to the opening 45 minutes!

KEY STATS

Four of the last five matches between Spurs and Burnley have ended 1-0. Antonio Conte’s side on the right end of the result today (Squawka)

Including shoot-outs, Harry Kane has converted his last 23 penalty attempts in all competitions for Spurs since having an attempt saved against Liverpool by Loris Karius in February 2018 (OptaJoe)

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Guardiola 'colapsa'

Pep Guardiola (51 años) sigue buscando la Champions League que le falta. Es precisamente en esa búsqueda incesante por hacerse con la máxima competición continental cuando más han sonado sus derrotas con goles en el último suspiro que han acabado con las aspiraciones del entrenador catalán, que vivió su primer colapso con el Barcelona.

Hay que volver 12 años atrás, cuando Guardiola perseguía su segunda Champions consecutiva con el Barça pero se encontró en las semifinales al Inter de Milán, dirigido por José Mourinho. Los azulgranas eran los grandes favoritos pero 13 minutos de frenesí en el Guiseppe Meazza fueron suficientes para que los interistas marcaran dos goles y pusieran patas arriba la eliminatoria.

Más cruel fue la vuelta de las semifinales de Liga de Campeones en la temporada 2013-14, la primera de Guardiola en el Bayern de Múnich. Su equipo arrasó en las rondas previas desplegando un gran fútbol antes de enfrentarse al Real Madrid, que le terminó devorando en 18 minutos con dos goles de Sergio Ramos y uno de Cristiano Ronaldo. El partido acabó 0-4 y el entrenador catalán ha reconocido en más de una ocasión que fue su “peor derrota”.

No obstante, la temporada siguiente, el Barcelona haría algo muy parecido marcando tres goles al Bayern en 17 minutos. Otro colapso de un equipo de Guardiola, que en el Manchester City también ha vivido noches aciagas en Champions: el Mónaco en 2017, el Liverpool en 2018, el Tottenham en 2019 y el Lyon en 2020 le dejaron fuera de combate en cuestión de minutos.

Así pues, el Real Madrid es el último equipo en aprovecharse de los ‘lapsus’ del City de Guardiola, y es precisamente el equipo madridista el mejor dato ostenta por su remontada exprés en el Santiago Bernabéu. Rodrygo, por partida doble, y Benzema de penalti, marcaron tres goles en tan solo seis minutos de juego que dejaron al entrenador catalán fuera de una nueva final de la Champions.

'I don't like this kind of football' – Klopp slates Spurs' tactics

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hit out at Spurs’ tactics following the two sides’ 1-1 draw at Anfield that derailed the Reds’ title hopes.
Klopp – who levelled a similar accusation at Atletico Madrid in 2020 – said he “doesn’t like” the style of football Antonio Conte’s men put forward on Saturday night and urged them to contribute more to the spectacle.

He also suggested that the two sides’ respective fixture load played a part in the result, and that – in his view – it highlighted why Liverpool’s push for an unprecedented quadruple this term has historically been so difficult to achieve.

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Klopp, who saw Luis Diaz cancel out Heung-min Son’s second-half opener, said: “I’m sorry I’m the wrong person for that [defensive football], I don’t like this kind of football. But that’s my personal problem.

“I think they [Spurs] are world-class, and I think they should do more for the game. I think the game against us they had 36, 38 per cent possession [35% was the reported figure].

“But it’s my problem. I cannot coach it. So that’s why I cannot do it. So yes, world-class players block all the balls, really difficult. Fine, whatever. fine, absolutely fine. I just can’t.

“I respect everything they do, but it’s not me.

Harry Kane and Son were completely rested, that is why it [the quadruple] is so hard.

“That is why it is so unlikely, there is a reason nobody has done it in this country.

“I would love to sit here and say [Manchester] City will drop points but I can’t see it. I wish I would think differently about it but I can’t see it. But we will see what happens.”

Conte ‘disappointed’ for Spurs missed chance against Liverpool but says ‘result was fair’

Spurs boss Conte revealed he had focussed on his team’s defensive rigour in the lead-up to the game, and hinted that to set up a more expansive team would take time.

He said: “I asked my players to be good defensively and we didn’t concede any chances to Liverpool and conceded a goal with a deflection.

“At the same time I asked our players to play with the ball and we couldn’t, Liverpool pressed as they do in every game. But I think the draw was fair.

“Jurgen has done a fantastic job, in seven years they have won a lot and he has created a monster in a good way. He has to be satisfied. But to do that you need the time.

“In November [when Conte took over] not many people thought Tottenham would be competing for a place in the Champions League.”

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'I don't like this kind of football' – Klopp slates Spurs' tactics

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hit out at Spurs’ tactics following the two sides’ 1-1 draw at Anfield that derailed the Reds’ title hopes.
Klopp – who levelled a similar accusation at Atletico Madrid in 2020 – said he “doesn’t like” the style of football Antonio Conte’s men put forward on Saturday night and urged them to contribute more to the spectacle.

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Klopp, who saw Luis Diaz cancel out Heung-min Son’s second-half opener, said: “I’m sorry I’m the wrong person for that [defensive football], I don’t like this kind of football. But that’s my personal problem.

“I think they [Spurs] are world-class, and I think they should do more for the game. I think the game against us they had 36, 38 per cent possession [35% was the reported figure].

“But it’s my problem. I cannot coach it. So that’s why I cannot do it. So yes, world-class players block all the balls, really difficult. Fine, whatever. fine, absolutely fine. I just can’t.

“I respect everything they do, but it’s not me.

Harry Kane and Son were completely rested, that is why it [the quadruple] is so hard.

“That is why it is so unlikely, there is a reason nobody has done it in this country.

“I would love to sit here and say [Manchester] City will drop points but I can’t see it. I wish I would think differently about it but I can’t see it. But we will see what happens.”

Conte ‘disappointed’ for Spurs missed chance against Liverpool but says ‘result was fair’

Spurs boss Conte revealed he had focussed on his team’s defensive rigour in the lead-up to the game, and hinted that to set up a more expansive team would take time.

He said: “I asked my players to be good defensively and we didn’t concede any chances to Liverpool and conceded a goal with a deflection.

“At the same time I asked our players to play with the ball and we couldn’t, Liverpool pressed as they do in every game. But I think the draw was fair.

“Jurgen has done a fantastic job, in seven years they have won a lot and he has created a monster in a good way. He has to be satisfied. But to do that you need the time.

“In November [when Conte took over] not many people thought Tottenham would be competing for a place in the Champions League.”

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'I don't like this kind of football' – Klopp slates Spurs' tactics

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Klopp – who levelled a similar accusation at Atletico Madrid in 2020 – said he “doesn’t like” the style of football Antonio Conte’s men put forward on Saturday night and urged them to contribute more to the spectacle.

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Klopp, who saw Luis Diaz cancel out Heung-min Son’s second-half opener, said: “I’m sorry I’m the wrong person for that [defensive football], I don’t like this kind of football. But that’s my personal problem.

“I think they [Spurs] are world-class, and I think they should do more for the game. I think the game against us they had 36, 38 per cent possession [35% was the reported figure].

“But it’s my problem. I cannot coach it. So that’s why I cannot do it. So yes, world-class players block all the balls, really difficult. Fine, whatever. fine, absolutely fine. I just can’t.

“I respect everything they do, but it’s not me.

Harry Kane and Son were completely rested, that is why it [the quadruple] is so hard.

“That is why it is so unlikely, there is a reason nobody has done it in this country.

“I would love to sit here and say [Manchester] City will drop points but I can’t see it. I wish I would think differently about it but I can’t see it. But we will see what happens.”

Conte ‘disappointed’ for Spurs missed chance against Liverpool but says ‘result was fair’

Spurs boss Conte revealed he had focussed on his team’s defensive rigour in the lead-up to the game, and hinted that to set up a more expansive team would take time.

He said: “I asked my players to be good defensively and we didn’t concede any chances to Liverpool and conceded a goal with a deflection.

“At the same time I asked our players to play with the ball and we couldn’t, Liverpool pressed as they do in every game. But I think the draw was fair.

“Jurgen has done a fantastic job, in seven years they have won a lot and he has created a monster in a good way. He has to be satisfied. But to do that you need the time.

“In November [when Conte took over] not many people thought Tottenham would be competing for a place in the Champions League.”

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