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Barça still in the running

Published: Monday 16 June 2003, 15.52CET
FC Barcelona are still chasing a UEFA Cup place as the lineup for the 2003/04 competition takes shape.
Published: Monday 16 June 2003, 15.52CET

Barça still in the running

FC Barcelona are still chasing a UEFA Cup place as the lineup for the 2003/04 competition takes shape.

FC Barcelona kept alive their UEFA Cup hopes while confirming Valencia CF's place in the competition on Sunday as the full lineup for next season's competition takes shape.

Last remaining place
Valencia can finish no higher than fifth in Spain's Primera División after yesterday's 3-0 defeat by Barcelona who are now contesting the remaining UEFA Cup place with Athletic Club Bilbao with one round of matches to play. Barcelona - who have never before failed to qualify for European competition - face RC Celta de Vigo next weekend, when Athletic visit title-chasing Real Madrid CF. RC Recreativo de Huelva or RCD Mallorca will dispute the third and final spot in the cup final on 28 June.

Esbjerg berth secured
Places are also up for grabs in Denmark where only Esbjerg fB have so far guaranteed their berth. Denmark have been offered a Fair Play place in the competition, which will go to Esbjerg if they fail to hold on to third place in the Superliga, which would also send them into the competition.

Midtjylland may benefit
If cup winners and league leaders Brøndby IF hold off FC København's challenge, they will enter the UEFA Champions League and their UEFA place will go the beaten cup finalists, FC Midtjylland. In Ukraine, meanwhile, the UEFA Cup places will go to two from FC Metalurh Donetsk, FC Arsenal Kyiv and FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. The league's top two sides, FC Dynamo Kyiv and FC Shakhtar Donetsk, contested the cup final but both will play in the Champions League.

Access list
Included on the access list for the competition are the three UEFA Intertoto Cup winners - all of whom gain first-round entry - together with three Fair Play entrants, who must compete in the qualifying round. Besides the Danish representative, RC Lens and Manchester City FC are the other two teams entering the UEFA Cup via the Fair Play route.

Champions League losers
In addition to these teams, the 16 losing sides in the Champions League third qualifying round will enter the competition in the first round, and the eight third-placed teams in the Champions League group stage will join in the third round. The teams highlighted in bold below have already made certain of their place.

2003/04 UEFA Cup
List of participants
Assoc. Rank Entry Club Coeff.
UIC1 - R1 -
UIC1 - R1 -
UIC1 - R1 -
FP - QR Manchester City FC 29.170
FP - QR RC Lens 53.734
FP - QR Danish team to be confirmed
ALB CW QR KS Dinamo Tirana 0.915
ALB 2 QR KS Vllaznia 0.915
AND CH QR UE Santa Coloma 0.000
ARM CW QR FC Banants (beaten finalists) 1.082
ARM 2 QR FC Shirak 1.082
AUT CW QR FC Kärnten (beaten finalists) 14.687
AUT 3 R1 SV Austria Salzburg 11.687
AZE CW QR no entrants
AZE 2 QR no entrants
BEL CW R1 RAA Louviéroise 14.250
BEL 3 QR Sporting Lokeren St-Niklaas Waaslan 14.250
BHZ CW QR FK Zeljeznicar 2.166
BHZ 2 QR FK Sarajevo (finished third) 2.166
BLS CW QR FC Dinamo Minsk 1.708
BLS 2 QR FC Neman Grodno 1.708
BUL CW QR PFC Levski Sofia 18.332
BUL 2 QR PFC Litex Lovech (finished third) 18.332
CRO CW QR HNK Hajduk Split 13.312
CRO 2 QR NK Varteks (finished third) 22.312
CRO 3 QR NK Kamen Ingrad Velika (finished fourth) 9.312
CYP CW QR Anorthosis Famagusta FC 9.082
CYP 2 QR APOEL Nicosia FC (finished third) 8.082
CZE CW R1 FK Teplice 16.975
CZE 3 QR FK Viktoria Zizkov 16.975
DEN CW QR FC Midtjylland or Brøndby IF
DEN 2 QR tbd
DEN 3 QR tbd
ENG CW R1 Southampton FC (beaten finalists) 29.170
ENG 5 R1 Liverpool FC 94.170
ENG 6 R1 Blackburn Rovers FC 32.170
ESP CW R1 RC Recreativo de Huelva or RCD Mallorca
ESP 5 R1 Valencia CF or Athletic Club Bilbao
ESP 6 R1 Valencia, Bilbao or FC Barcelona
EST CW QR FC TVMK Tallinn 0.832
EST 2 QR FC Levadia Maardu 0.832
FAR CW QR NSÍ Runavík 0.582
FAR 2 QR KÍ Klaksvík 0.582
FIN CW QR FC Haka 4.604
FIN 2 QR Myllykosken Pallo-47 3.604
FRA CW R1 AJ Auxerre 29.734
FRA 4 R1 FC Girondins de Bordeaux 71.734
FRA 5 R1 FC Sochaux-Montbéliard 21.734
GEO CW QR FC Sioni Bolnisi (beaten finalists) 2.833
GEO 2 QR FC Torpedo Kutaisi 2.833
GER CW R1 1. FC Kaiserlautern (beaten finalists) 59.566
GER 4 R1 Hamburger SV 31.566
GER 5 R1 Hertha BSC Berlin 63.566
GRE CW R1 FC PAOK Thessaloniki 44.391
GRE 4 R1 Panionios GS (finished fifth) 27.391
GRE 5 R1 FC Aris Thessaloniki (finished sixth) 22.391
HOL CW R1 FC Utrecht 20.749
HOL 3 R1 Feyenoord 67.749
HOL 4 R1 NAC Breda 16.749
HOL 5 R1 NEC Nijmegen 16.749
HUN CW QR Ferencvárosi TC 12.395
HUN 2 QR Debreceni VSC (finished third) 10.395
IRL CW QR Derry City FC 1.665
IRL 2 QR Shelbourne FC 1.665
ISL CW QR Fylkir 1.749
ISL 2 QR Grindavík (finished third) 1.749
ISR CW R1 Hapoel Ramat Gan 11.999
ISR 2 QR Maccabi Haifa FC 25.999
ISR 3 QR Hapoel Tel-Aviv 29.999
ITA CW R1 AS Roma (beaten finalists) 91.155
ITA 5 R1 Parma AC 90.155
ITA 6 R1 Udinese Calcio 49.155
KZK CW QR FC Zhenis Astana 0.250
KZK 2 QR FK Atyrau 0.250
LAT CW QR FHK Liepajas Metalurgs (cup finalists) 4.332
LAT 2 QR FK Ventspils 3.332
LIE CW QR FC Vaduz 1.000
LIT CW QR FK Atlantas 1.999
LIT 2 QR FK Ekranas (finished third) 1.999
LUX CW QR FC Etzella Ettelbrück (beaten finalists) 0.666
LUX 2 QR F91 Dudelange 0.666
MKD CW QR FK Cementarnica 55 1.748
MKD 2 QR FK Belasica GS 1.748
MLT CW QR Birkirkara FC 2.499
MLT 2 QR Valletta FC 1.499
MOL CW QR FC Zimbru Chisinau 2.916
MOL 2 QR FC Nistru Otaci (finished third) 2.916
NIR CW QR Coleraine FC 0.749
NIR 2 QR Portadown FC 0.749
NOR CW R1 Vålerenga Fotball 15.787
NOR 2 QR Molde FK 13.787
NOR 3 QR SFK Lyn 9.787
POL CW QR Wisla Plock (beaten finalists) 10.812
POL 2 QR KS Groclin-Dyskob. Grodzisk Wielkop 10.812
POL 3 QR Dospel Katowice 10.812
POR CW QR UD Leiria (cup finalists) 17.791
POR 3 R1 Sporting Clube de Portugal 32.791
ROM CW QR FC Dinamo Bucuresti 8.478
ROM 2 QR FC Steaua Bucuresti 15.478
RUS CW R1 FC Spartak Moskva 40.520
RUS 3 QR FC Torpedo Moskva (finished fourth) 11.520
SCO CW QR Dundee FC (beaten finalists) 15.187
SCO 3 R1 Heart of Midlothian FC 18.817
SLO CW QR NK Olimpija Ljubljana 7.666
SLO 2 QR NK Publikum 4.666
SMR CH QR SP Domagnano 0.000
SUI CW R1 FC Basel 29.125
SUI 2 QR Neuchâtel Xamax FC (finished third) 13.125
SUI 3 QR BSC Young Boys (finished fourth) 13.125
SVK CW QR ŠKM Púchov 6.832
SVK 2 QR tbd
SWE CW QR AIK Solna (beaten finalists) 12.795
SWE 2 QR Malmö FF 8.795
TUR CW R1 Trabzonspor 14.495
TUR 3 R1 Gençlerbirligi SK 15.495
TUR 4 R1 Gaziantepspor 14.495
TUR 5 R1 Malatyaspor 14.495
UKR CW R1 tbd
UKR 3 QR tbd
WAL CW QR Cwmbran Town FC (beaten finalists) 1.082
WAL 2 QR TNS Llansantffraid FC 1.082
YUG CW QR FK Sartid 10.915
YUG 2 QR FK Crvena Zvezda 22.915
UIC UEFA Intertoto Cup
FP Fair Play
QR UEFA Cup qualifying round
R1 UEFA Cup first round
CW Domestic cup winners
1 Domestic league champions
2 Domestic league second-placed team
3 Domestic league third-placed team
4 Domestic league fourth-placed team
5 Domestic league fifth-placed team
6 Domestic league sixth-placed team

Last updated: 08/07/03 12.08CET

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