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Premier League teams are now on the verge of facing tough difficulties to qualify for Champions League after a new qualification format was proposed for the prestigious championship.
Champions League competition is one of the most watched tournaments in the world as it gives big clubs in Europe chance to face themselves before winners are emerged.
But there are some clubs in Europe who are currently pained with them not having the chance to play in the Champions League due to the qualification format.
Copenhagen who are the Danish champions are the side who are said to have proposed the new format for qualification after their failure to propel themselves into the group stage.
Under the rules governing the Champions League, countries are given number of spots in which they must provide their representatives.
For example, in England, Spain, Italy and Germany, these nations are given four spots for qualification into the Champions League group stages.
But some teams in Europe are not guaranteed of appearing in the Champions League and these side have frowned at the process.
However, under the new proposed format, every team who qualifies for the Champions League will be ranked from 1-79, in which their results in the past years matters.
20 of these clubs would automatically walk their ways into the group stages while others will have to go through the qualifying rounds.
Had it been this new format was used before the start of the ongoing season, all the four Premier League teams would still have qualified.
This is because Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham have all recorded superb performances in the Champions League in the last 10 years.
Despite reaching the semifinal of the Champions League last season, Dutch side Ajax found it hard to reach the Champions League group this term because they did not come from the top four Leagues.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos set an unwanted Champions League record after receiving his fourth ever red card against Manchester City on Wednesday night, February 26.
Sergio Ramos was sent off after he fouled Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus in which the referee had no other choice than to bring out the red card.
It was a bad night for the Spaniard as Sergio Ramos has now gotten four red card so far in his career in the Champions League with Real Madrid and 26 in total.
The Spain international has now equaled Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edgar Davids as the three players who have received four red cards in Champions League history.
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