After the cup final this coming weekend and the interlandbreak, with a oefenpot between the Red Devils and Saudi Arabia on the 27th of march, crack the battle for the 115th Belgian national championship and also the European tickets for next season release on Friday, march 30. Afternoon (15h00) is the calendar of the play-offs in the Jupiler Pro League announced, but what is there exactly in the game?
– Walloon derby open Play-off 1, Anderlecht-Club and Antwerp derby on match day three: the play-offs, 2018
– Click here to view the full calendar of Play-off 1 Play off 2
Club Brugge has, as the winner of the regular season , anyway,already have a ticket for the third qualifying round of the Europa League (9 and 16 August) in the bag. This coming weekend is in the King baudouin stadium, the second European ticket spread. In the cup final between KRC Genk and Standard is the coveted spot in the groups of the Europa League on the game.
But what about the play-offs? Which place gives right to the Champions League? Who will play Europa League? And what if the cup winner is? An overview:
The champion puts himself directly for the group stage of the Champions League (first matches on 18 and 19 september). The vicekampioen come in the third and penultimate round of the kampioenenbal (7 or 8 and 14 August). New is, however, that the losers of that round, just as the losers of the fourth round (play-offs), directly to the groups of the Europa League. The first matches will be on Thursday, september 20, finished.
Therefore, it is also the cup winner, which goes directly to the group stage of the Europa League, still the effort to go to the second place to things. That, in fact, offers a waterkansje on the prize of the Champions League, without that the security of the groups of the Europa League is in danger. In that particular situation was a cup winner Zulte Waregem last year.
The number three plays in the third and penultimate qualifying round of the Europa League (9 and 16 August). The number vier (or number five, depending on the cup winner of the league plays on may 27, a barrageduel against the winner of Play-off 2 for a place in the second qualifying round of the Europa League (26 July and 2 August).
Beerschot Wilrijk, OH Leuven and SK Lierse take as 1B-clubs part in play-off 2. They may not get promoted, but still have European football to play through the barrages, with the fourth out of play-off 1. Unless the cup winner in the first four ends. These barrageduels by the number five of Play-off 1 will be played.