After a long vacation I am back to update country- and teamranking to include Q2 and Q3 results.
We already had the first leg of Q4, but those results will be included after next week. When the eliminations will cause some dramatic affect. Maybe. There could be some surprises. Like Sevilla, Athletic, Schalke, Roma or Panathinaikos. After losing Olympiakos Volou, this would certainly blow a hole in Greece aspirations for the 9th spot. Though also PSV and AZ did not get inspired and could be eliminated next week.
A fight that could get interesting is 12th spot. Denmark has OB and FCK in a Groupstage, though that very well might become EL for both. Nordsjaelland seem not to have a real chance vs. Sporting, though the 0-0 is not a decision. But Belgium did well, ok CLub could not manage to hold on to the win in Georgia, but they can finish it, hopefully, at home. Anderlecht already won the away game, while Standard won vs. Helsingborg(but wasn't Helsingborg doing the same last round, winning at home 3-0..)
A sad thing are the Scottish teams. Of course drawing the Spurs is not helping, but Celtic not being able to win at home vs. a mid-table Swiss team. And Rangers lost, but with an away goal.
I suppose next EL week will be one of my favorites. Lots of matches, all starting at different times, with some surprise eliminations and so also surprise qualifications.