Hats off to the Dutch and the Portuguese because they have done a worse job than the French clubs.
We may tell ourselves every week that France is deceiving itself in the eyes of Europe, like Monaco, Nantes and Nice no later than Thursday evening, and France should not leave fifth place in the UEFA index rating (54.664 points). OM’s victory over the Portuguese Lisbon Sporting has already served the national interest, to increase the lead a little more over the Lusitans (7th, 50.216 points) who had 0.180 points less during this European trio, and in the Netherlands, now far from them. 0.230 bonus points (6th, 52,500 points).
The gaps have remained more or less balanced since the start of the 2022-2023 season, with France even moving away a bit from the Dutch and leaving the Portuguese at a distance after the double confrontations between PSG and OM, against Benfica and Sporting thus. A decisive fifth position, as it will make it possible to allocate four places in the new formula of the Champions League, to the country that will occupy them at the end of the season.
Then it will be absolutely necessary to raise the level.