http://www.goal.com/en/news/1716/ch...many-get-four-champions-league-places-in-2012The German Football League (DFL) has confirmed the Bundesliga will get a fourth Champions League place in 2012-13. Germany has definitively leapfrogged Italy in the UEFA co-efficient rankings following this week's results in Europe and will consequently get four berths in the prized competition after next season.
"After 11 years, the Bundesliga has secured a fourth Champions League berth again from 2012-13 on," a statement from DFL reads. "As a result of this week's results in Europe, with Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen both winning, while Napoli were eliminated, Germany further extended its lead on Italy in the UEFA co-efficients ranking to secure third spot in the ranking behind England and Spain.
"The German clubs have now accumulated 68,103 points and have extended their lead on Serie A (59,981) to 8,122 points. Italy are consequently no longer able to take over third spot this season.
"By securing third spot in the UEFA ranking, the Bundesliga will get three places in the Champions League group phase from 2012-13 on, while the fourth German representative starts in the play-offs of the competition."
The confirmation comes following Napoli's defeat to Villarreal in the Europa League round of 32, rounding off a poor fortnight for the peninsula after Champions League home defeats for Milan, Roma and Inter.
Even though it is from goal.com, this is not ****. Its fact.
Now from 2012-13 Bundesliga will get the extra place and 4 teams from Bundesliga will be competing in Champions league. Seria A is really going downhill. Even this season Seria A teams are almost out of Europe.
This is all down to over spending, corruption, relying on one team in Europe. League has weakened so much and the affect is pretty much there for everyone to see.