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Bayern key to rovers' hopes

TOTTENHAM, who will earn a place in the Champions League if Chelsea fail in tonight's final, are not the only club hoping for a Bayern Munich victory.

Shamrock Rovers are also keeping an eye on this situation as it could propel them into a seeded position in the second qualifying round.

For the Hoops to realise that dream they need Bayern to win plus either Rustavi to win the Georgian League or Ludogorets to win the Bulgarian League. Rustavi are top with a game to play tomorrow, while Ludogorets are two points behind CSKA Sofia.

Seeding would help the Hoops make it to the next round where, even if they lost, they would move on to the Europa League as they did last year.

Irish Independent