In this post I will explain how the European soccer leagues work. In Europe whoever has the most points at the end of the season wins the league. You get points by winning or tying. If you win you get three points. If you tie you get one point. If you lose you get zero points. whenever two teams have the same amount of points it comes down to goal differential (in some leagues it comes down to how many goals have been scored on each other). Goal differential is the difference between however many goals you’ve scored to the amount of goals you’ve given up. When you win the title you automatically get into the Champions League (to learn about the Champions League see ‘What is the Champions League) next season. You can also get into it by being 2nd, 3rd, or 4th depending on the league. If you are in a pretty strong league there are more spots. There are also Champions League qualifying spots which allow you to get into the Champions League playoffs. The Champions League playoffs is where you have to play your way into the tournament. Europa League spots are also there for the taking. There are usually about one or two spots (5th and 6th or higher depending on how many Champions League spots there are) depending on what league your in. It is also possible to win a cup and get into the Europa League. If your in the bottom two, three, or four spots depending on your league you will get relegated to the division below yours. To get relegated you must have some of the least points in the league.if there is a tie it comes down to goal differential (in some leagues). Now you know a little about how the domestic leagues in Europe work.
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