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With a team in all three of Europe’s major finals, Italy is second in this season’s UEFA rankings and ahead of Germany for next season’s coefficient.
There were five Calcio representatives in the semi-finals, while Roma reached the Europa League final, Fiorentina the Conference League final and Inter face Manchester City in the Champions League on Saturday. Had the Viola been able to beat West Ham United, they might have challenged for top spot in this season’s UEFA standings, but even an Inter triumph in Istanbul wouldn’t have closed the gap. As things stand, they will be second for the 2022-23 season, the best result in Italy’s history since the introduction of calculations. It also means that next season, Italy will start third in the overall standings, ahead of Germany, with Spain and England in the lead.