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Stade de Reims back in Europe after 57 years!

Publish on 03/08/2020 at 11:30

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PSG's victory over OL in Friday's Coupe de la Ligue BKT Final meant that Stade de Reims picked up the final European berth available to French teams and will contest the qualifying rounds in the 2020-21 UEFA Europa League season.

We now know all the French clubs that will play in Europe in 2020-21: PSG, OM, Rennes, LOSC, OGC Nice and, finally, Stade de Reims. Sixth in Ligue 1 Uber Eats last season, the Champagne club qualified for the next Europa League campaign and will enter the competition in the second qualifying round.

Fourth in the league last season, LOSC will play in the group phase of the Europa League, as will OGC Nice, who finished fifth and benefited from PSG's victory over ASSE in the French Cup final last Friday. To qualify for the group phase, Stade de Reims will have to go through the 2nd qualifying round before a possible 3rd qualifying round and a possible play-off.

Finally, it should be noted that OL still have a chance playing in Europe in 2020-21 - and avoid missing out on continental competition for the first time in 24 years - but to do so, they will have to win the Champions League in Lisbon.

French clubs qualified for Europe:

Champions League: PSG, OM (group stage), Stade Rennais FC (3rd qualifying round, may be exempted)

Europa League: LOSC, OGC Nice (group phase), Stade de Reims (2nd qualifying round)