UEFA rating: PAOK and Olympiacos push Greece into 17th place

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Two wins and two losses were the tally of the representatives of Greece in the last matchday of the Europa League and Europa Conference League groups.

PAOK and Olympiacos celebrated victories over Helsinki and Bačka Topola, respectively, while on the other, Panathinaikos and AEK were defeated by Maccabi Haifa and Ajax, respectively.

These results are reflected in 800 points for our country in the UEFA special rating that enabled it to climb to 17th place, passing both Serbia and Ukraine. In addition to losing to Bačka Topola, the Serbs saw Čukarički lose to Fiorentina in Belgium from Genk.

The only representative of Ukraine on the night was Zorya Luhansk, who beat Breiðablik.

Regarding the 15th-place goal, however, the bans of both Panathinaikos and AEK may prove decisive. This is because Greece will continue with two teams in the knockouts of the European Cups, namely PAOK and Olympiakos.

Right now, in the positions just above Greece are Israel (16th place) and Norway (15th place). Thus, it is understood why the defeat of Panathinaikos has a double meaning as it enables Israel to continue with two teams (Maccabi Tel Aviv and Maccabi Haifa).

As for Norway, it will also have two representatives in the knockouts, specifically FK Bodø/Glimt and Molde, in the intermediate round of the Europa Conference League.

The difference between Greece and Israel is 1700 points, while from Norway it is 1950 points. As for Denmark, which is in 14th place, it has Copenhagen as its only representative in the "16" of the Champions League.

However, the scenario of Greece reaching it this year seems very remote.

The ranking from 14th to 22nd place:

14. Denmark 31,450 (1/4)
15. Norway 29,875 (1/4)
16. Israel 29,625 (2/5)
17. GREECE 27,925 (2/5)
18. Ukraine 27,800 (1/5)
19. Serbia 27,775 (0/5)
20. Poland 25,375 (1/4)
21. Croatia 24,275 (1/4)
22. Cyprus 22,100 (0/4)

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