The English Premier League has overtaken Spanish La Liga as the best league in Europe, thanks to Manchester United 6-2 thrashing of Roma In the Europa League semifinal first leg.
According to Daily Mail, United’s victory have seen the Premier League overtake La Liga in UEFA ranking for the first time in nine years.
England and the Premier League have a coefficient score of 98.997 after the nation’s success in both the Champions League and Europa League.
Manchester City and Chelsea are leading the race in the Champions League semifinals while Manchester United and Arsenal are still very much in the Europa League title race.
This means the English top-flight has officially outperformed LaLiga in three of the last five seasons despite Spain still having Real Madrid and Villarreal still in Champions League and Europa League title race respectively.
That is because the gap between the two countries will increase when the rankings move on a season.
As it stands, Spain currently have a coefficient score of 97.425. While England’s score has eclipsed that of their 2018-19 record and could even go on to beat the all-time highest coefficient score set by Spain in 2015-2016.
Spain set such a record when Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid in the Champions League and Sevilla beat Liverpool in the Europa League.
England’s rise to the top of the UEFA rankings will not affect either nation’s number of Champions League places.
UEFA COEFFICIENT TABLE
1. England 98.997
2. Spain 97.425
3. Italy 75.153
4. Germany 73.570
5. France 56.081