Valencia CFTOBoth believe it is arbitrary: with the season over, Getafe will go to the Champions
The Delegated Commission of the RFEF has decided during the meeting that took place this morning, Thursday, April 16, to distribute the places that will give the option to play in the European competitionsnext season. In the event that the competition does not end and the Copa del Rey final cannot be played between Real Sociedad and Athltic de Bilbao, Rubiales has approved that the Champions League places go to the first four of the classification, the Europa League is disputed by the fifth and sixth of the League in addition tothe two Cup finalists.
This arbitrary decision has fallen like a bomb in the Valencia offices.The black and white club would even be out of the Europa League by being seventh in the table. Rubiales will reward the two Cup finalists (as there is no champion), which will leave Celades’ men with nothing.
It is the second time that Rubiales seriously damages Valencia by changing the rules on the fly. It already happened to the Mestalla club with the Sper Copa de Espaa. Rubiales’ change of plans left Valencia without the final they had won on the field when they proclaimed themselves Copa del Rey champion.
Normatively the decision of the RFEF goes in the opposite direction to the criterion of the UEFA, which for a few years changed the regulations so that the extra place of the Europa League in Spain was never for the Cup finalist, only for the champion.
Getafe and Real Sociedad are on equal points with 46 each. Without the finished League, the txuri-urdin box occupies the fourth position ahead of the Azulones, having scored more goals than Bordals, since they are also tied on goal difference (12).
But, under the LaLiga criteria, the club chaired by Ángel Torres considers that the position that gives access to the Champions League should be occupied by Madrid. As stipulated in the norm, with the championship finished, the first criterion to apply in the event of a tie is the confrontation between the two, without specifying whether the round trip was played.
In this case, the Getafe managed to beat Anoeta to those of Sheriff, which on paper would question the possible decision of the RFEF to leave out the azulones of the maximum continental competition.
This information has fallen like a jug of cold water within the club and that is why they consider it unfair that, if the rest of the competition cannot be disputed, the first of the criteria stipulated for the tiebreaker between teams equal to points does not apply. .