Spanish football’s premier league finalises roll of honourJune 1st, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 1 (Xinhua) Sevilla finished third behind champions Barcelona and Real Madrid to qualify for the Champions League in Spanish football’s premier league which ended Sunday.
Fourth-placed Atletico Madrid will have to play in the Champions League qualifiers, while fifth Villarreal and sixth Valencia will play in the Europa League, reincarnation of the UEFA Championship. Also making the Europa Cup is Athletic Bilbao as King’s Cup runners-up.
Atletico Madrid’s Diego Forlan is the top scorer with 32 goals followed by Barcelona’s Eto’o with 30 and Valencia’s David Villa 28.
Recreativo Huelva, Numancia and Real Betis have been relegated, but the promotees are till to be decided.
Roll of honour:
Premier League champions: Barcelona (Champions League)
Runners-up: Real Madrid (Champions League)
Third: Sevilla (Champions League)
Fourth: Atletico Madrid (Champions League qualifying)
Fifth: Villarreal (Europa League)
Sixth: Valencia (Europa League)
King’s Cup winners: Barcelona (runners-up Athletic Bilbao go into Europa League)
Relegated: Recreativo Huelva, Numancia, Real Betis
Promoted: To be decided
Top scorers: Diego Forlan (Atletico Madrid) 32 goals, Samuel Eto’o (Barcelona) 30, David Villa (Valencia) 28
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- Real Madrid on brink of La Liga title - Apr 30, 2012
- Barcelona look to close gap with Madrid - Mar 15, 2012
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- Del Bosque hints at taking uncapped players to Euro 2012 - May 16, 2012
- Majestic Barcelona stay six points clear of Real Madrid - Mar 23, 2009
- Real Madrid to face Sevilla in Spain's Primera Liga - Dec 15, 2011
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