Statements by Pedro Proença, president of Liga Portugal, on Braga’s qualification for the group stage of the Champions League
Braga secured their presence in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday, triumphing in Athens, by 1-0, over Panathinaikos, already after the 2-1 victory in the first leg, in Minho.
Pedro Proença, president of Liga Portugal, addressed the feat achieved by the Minho emblem and refers to a « deep work » carried out by the body, « so that clubs could participate in competitions in a different way ».
« It is a great compliment for us to have, for the third consecutive year, three teams in the Champions League. It is a deep work that we have been doing with the clubs. There are details that go unnoticed, but in past years we made conditions for the draw so that the clubs could participate in competitions in a different way », he began by saying at an event in which Liga Portugal received a certificate from SIGA on integrity in governance.
« Braga, whom I congratulate, did not play in the last round to defend the interests of Portuguese clubs in the national ranking, and it is with great satisfaction that we see, for the third consecutive year, three teams in the group stage. It is a sign of the vitality of the team. Liga Portugal », he concluded.