Real Madrid boost Roma draw chances

Real Madrid beating Liverpool in the Champions League Final is good news for Roma, as they are aiming for a better group stage draw.

The Merengues lifted the trophy for the third year running thanks to a 3-1 victory in Kiev this evening.

That means Roma will be bumped up to the second pot in the draw for next season’s Champions League group stage if either Basel or Benfica fail to get through the play-offs.

The entry rules have changed now, so the top four from Serie A – Juventus, Napoli, Roma and Inter – go directly into the group stage without needing a preliminary round.

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