Where does Köln’s 1-0 win over Slovácko leave Le Gym?
Today, Slovácko and Köln faced each other in the delayed fixture on Matchday 5 of the UEFA Europa Conference League, with the German side coming out on top in Moravia with a 1-0 win courtesy of Ondrej Duda’s 82nd-minute penalty, which knocks Slovácko out of the competition.
After Le Gym’s 2-1 win over Partizan on Thursday, here are the full standings in Group D.
Les Aiglons will make the trip to face Die Geißböcke next Thursday to close out their group-stage campaign with their fate in their own hands – and at their own feet. Before that final fixture, here’s an overview of the situation and the different permutations:
A win for Le Gym would assure that they finish top of Group D and go through to the last 16 of the Conference League.
A draw would leave them in at least second place, as a point at the RheinEnergieStadion would put them ahead of Köln. It could also put them top of the group if Partizan fail to win at home to Slovácko. As a reminder, the team finishing in second place will go through to the knockout round play-offs, which are equivalent to a round of 32 and will include teams finishing third in their Europa League group.
In the event that they lose in Germany, Nice will be overtaken by Köln but could still hold onto second place if Partizan lose to Slovácko.