Bayer Leverkusen defeat in Europa League final comes as good news for Barcelona

Bayer Leverkusen's fairytale 51-match unbeaten run came to an end on Wednesday, with a 3-0 loss to Atalanta in the Europa League final in Dublin. Barcelona sporting director Deco was in attendance at the Aviva Stadium, and the defeat for Xabi Alonso's side comes as good news for the Catalan giants.

According to the Football on Had the Bundesliga champions beaten Atalanta, they would have moved Los Blaugrana to the second pot.

However, Barcelona's place in Pot 1 is not yet guaranteed. If Atalanta finishes fifth in La Liga, Roma will advance to the Champions League, and the Italian giants have more combined efficiency points than the Catalans, who will later be relegated to the second pot.

Amid a season of turmoil, it is positive that Barcelona remain in Pot 1 for the time being. It remains to be seen whether they will stay there until the end of the season.


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