Old Firm handed financial incentive to win SPL

Chelsea's triumph over Liverpool means that one of the Old Firm will earn automatic entry to the group stage by winning the league.

The only scenario which can now rob the SPL champions of a guaranteed share of television rights and group-stage prize money is Arsenal pipping Moscow Finalists Manchester United or Chelsea for second place in the Premier League.

However, the side which finishes second in the SPL will still have to play two qualifying rounds.

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