Celtic’s results in the Europa League this season have been a boost to Scotland’s coefficient points. The Hoops added more points to the tally with their 1-1 draw with Copenhagen on Thursday.

This result, coupled with Rangers’ 3-2 win over Braga, has Scottish football on the verge of a major Champions League breakthrough.

Scotland up to 14th place

As disclosed by ESPN editor Dale Johnson on Twitter, the results for both Glasgow sides this season had put Scotland into 14th place in UEFA’s coefficient rankings.

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That means that from season 2021-22, Scotland will have two qualifiers in the Champions League.


Interestingly, Johnson does disclose that should the Hoops make it 10 in a row next season, the Scottish champions will start Champions League qualifying in the third qualifying round.

Christopher Jullien vs Copenhagen

Christopher Jullien vs Copenhagen (Photo by Lars Ronbog / FrontZoneSport via Getty Images)

That is a big difference from the first round the Hoops currently need to navigate.

Celtic and their Glasgow rivals do deserve credit for continuing to grind out good results in Europe. Both sides will be confident of reaching the last 16 of the Europa League.

Hoops arguably could have gained even more points

However, as this is a Celtic site we will be focusing on the Hoops. There could have been even more coefficient points gained by Neil Lennon’s team in Copenhagen when you consider the amount of chances that the team missed.

Kristoffer Ajer vs Copenhagen

Kristoffer Ajer vs Copenhagen (Photo by Lars Ronbog / FrontZoneSport via Getty Images)

There is the chance to add more points to the tally in the second leg, where a win would not only see the Hoops reach the last 16, but also add .500 national coefficient points to Scotland’s total.

The Hoops should be proud of our European results this season, and hopefully will be given credit by the rest of Scottish football for this achievement.

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