There is now an SPL shock in the air after the .0001 scenario for CL group participation for SPL champion started to come true following Villarreal’s stunning win over Bayern.
The current SPL champion place is 99.999% guaranteed as long as the CL is not won by a side who aren’t in their country’s league CL slots at present. Villarreal are 7th, and have made the semifinals of the UCL with next-to-no hope of making the group slots for LaLiga this season.
Which means Scotland’s champions are now looking at the very real possibility that they will be in the qualifiers after all.
The impossible probability of this happening took a serious and tangible step forward and if Celtic do indeed, as many Rangers fans believe, win the league this year, there’s a massive possibility they will now NOT make the group stage of the CL because they are absolutely garbage and would get pumped out the qualifiers. Should Villarreal stun the competition and win.
Meaning they do NOT get the £40-£50M of filthy lucre.
Meanwhile Rangers, proven Euro specialists, SHOULD be able to negotiate the qualifying rounds whether as champions or runners-up meaning, if all the astonishing conditions come together, that Rangers would be Scotland’s only representative in the CL and would gain every penny in the pot after all.
It’s very, very early days, but it might just be if Celtic do win the league, we haven’t just gifted them a CL group spot and over £40M after all…