Ajax remains number 17 in Europe and leaves megakans in places 16 and 15

Ajax threatens to close the season as number seventeen at the UEFA club branch. AS Roma started as number sixteen in Europe on the football evening, but after his victory in Amsterdam he jumped over FC Porto: Ajax will now have to win at least 0-2 in Rome and in that case he won a chance to pass one of the two clubs until the semifinals.
Prior to the Europa League clash in the Johan Cruijff Arena, the difference between Ajax and AS Roma was 2,500 points, achieved in the past five seasons: 84,000 to 81,500. However, the Giallorossi are out of sight for Ajax, which faces a backlog of 3,500 points on FC Porto.
In the return match against AS Roma, Ajax can score up to three full points: two points for a win, plus a one-point bonus for reaching the semi-finals. Even in that best case, Ajax stays in place seventeen, but then Manchester United or Granada beckons a new chance.
The UEFA ranking determines the Champions League draw for coming season: the higher Ajax ends this season โ€” provided it also holds its leading position in the Eredivisie โ€” the higher the chance of winning a favorable draw in the billion-dollar ball. The first of a total of four pots is populated by the champions of England, Spain, Germany, Italy, France and Portugal and the winners of the Champions League and the Europa League.
The remaining three pots are distributed according to the UEFA club branch: according to current positions in the European competitions, Ajax ends up in Pot 2, avoiding clubs such as FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United. If, for example, Ajax catches up with FC Porto this season, it is more likely that it will actually end up in the highly occupied second pot.
Middle of UEFA clubranking12. Chelsea 91.000 (26.000) 13. Borussia Dortmund 90.000 (22.000) 14. Tottenham Hotspur 88.000 (15.000) 15. AS Roma 86.000 (20.000) 16. FC Porto 85.000 (21.000) 17. AJAX 81.500 (18.000) (By the way, this seasons score)
Source: Bert Kassies
(Hein Nooijens/Football scoop)