The Albanian Superliga ended yesterday evening with the 36th day. In addition to KF Tirana champion of Albania, here are all the verdicts of the 2019/2020 season.
Champions and Europa League
For the biancoblu it is the 25th Scudetto in history (the most successful in Albania) which arrived in the club's centenary year. However, the season had not started in the best way: until December, KF Tirana struggled and replaced many coaches, first Ardian Mema and then Julian Ahmataj.
The turning point came just in December when Ahmataj was replaced by Emmanuel Egbo, who in the following 22 games to date at the helm of the biancoblu has achieved an extraordinary record of 18 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats that have given to the company of President Refik Halili the shield number 25.
The Albanian champion KF Tirana will play the Champions League preliminaries starting from the first round (draw scheduled for 8 August). Given the low UEFA coefficient, the white-blue will not be seeded in the draw and will risk to draw teams of the caliber of Astana, Ludogorets, Celtic, Legia Warsaw, Qarabag and Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Kukësi, Laçi, and Teuta, on the other hand, will play the Europa League preliminaries, always starting from the first round. Of the three, Kukësi is the only one who can hope to be seeded and therefore more likely to have an easy draw.
Because of disqualification imposed from UEFA to Skënderbeu (fourth in the standings), Teuta (who will play the Albanian Cup final against KF Tirana on Sunday) is sure to play the Europa League preliminaries despite finishing fifth in the standings.
Flamurtari and Luftetari Gjirokaster say goodbye to the Superliga, both protagonists of a disastrous season with only two wins each in the championship.
Instead, the play-outs will be played by Vllaznia (eighth in the standings) against Beselidhja Lezhë, who also defeated Pogradeci 3-2 in the play-off final yesterday. Promoted directly from the Category and Parë in Superliga the Apolonia Fier and the Kastrioti Kruje.
The 2019/2020 Superliga ranking closes with the disappointing reigning champions of Partizani (sixth place) and Bylis Ballsh (seventh place).
- Tirana 70
- Kukësi 66
- Laçi 64
- Skënderbeu 58
- Teuta 57
- Partizani 53
- Bylis Ballsh 51
- Vllaznia 46
- Flamurtari 15
- Luftetari Gjirokaster 14
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