Football: Champion races in Europe-from exciting to almost through

football champion races in europe from exciting to almost through

Last Update: 26.02.2024 22: 57

Like the Football Bundesliga, the European Top leagues are entering the last third of the season. Where is it very exciting? Where has a preliminary decision already been made in the title race? An Overview.

England: three-way fight to the end?

Last year around this time it was a duel in the English Top league. Of FC Arsenal at the time, there were five points Manchester City, which the Londoners still intercepted in the end and took the third title in a row. Manchester United ranked 26. Matchday of last season 14 points behind almost relegated to third place.

This season it seems to be a highly exciting three-way match. The leadership trio with the FC Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal (each separated by one point) have been playing steadily since the beginning of the year. Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool have won three, Arsenal six, and City have been unbeaten for eleven games – nine wins.

It is therefore forbidden to lose for each of the three if it is to reach the English Football Championship in the end.

Spain: Real with padding on the finish line

Only one defeat in 26 matches of the season: Real Madrid enters the decisive stage of the Championship with a fairly comfortable margin of six points. In FC Girona, a completely new top club has developed in Spain, which also led the league for a long time in the final round.

He shot Girona in the title fight: Artem Dovbyk (already 14 goals of the season).

But most recently, the club dropped feathers from the Northeast. Two defeats and a draw in a row and promptly pulled the “Royal” away. On Monday (26.2.2024) it went back on track with a smooth home win against Rayo Vallecano. So FC Barcelona remains the most dangerous Hunter? Barca has been more successful in recent weeks after an overall less than masterful season – four wins, one draw.

Italy: Inter can’t stop

Inter Milan is the measure of all things in Serie A. this year, coach Simone Inzaghi’s team has won all matches in the Championship and cup, and even submitted in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League against Atletico Madrid (1-0).

If the catch-up match on Wednesday (28.02.2024) against fifth-placed Atalanta Bergamo also brought a three-pointer for Real, the lead over pursuers Juventus Turin would have grown to twelve points. A cushion that Inter probably could not take anymore and then after three years would bring the Scudetto back to Milan.

France: Paris Saint-Germain

Like Real Madrid and Inter Milan, Paris also has Saint-Germain only lost one championship game this season. The lead over the second has grown to eleven points. This is Stade Brest, the big surprise team in the Ligue 1, which could qualify for the Champions League for the first time ever.

But the Championship title will probably go back to the capital. It would be the sixth of the past seven years for the Qatar-billion-funded subscription champion from Paris.

Turkey: head-to-head race in the Süperlig

It could hardly be more exciting in the Turkish Süperlig, because champions Galatasaray and Cup winners Fenerbahce, the dominantteams of the past years, again deliver an incredibly exciting race for the championship.

Eleven matchdays before the end, “Gala” (72) is two points ahead of rivals Fenerbahce (70 points). Crazy: there is a gap of 24 points to third place, currently Trabzonspor. This shows the balance of the Turkish league, apart from the Top Duo. The Seventh Table, Basaksehir, has only eight points ahead of the first relegation place, which is occupied by Konyaspor.

Portugal: High Tension in the Primeira Liga

In Portugal, The Champion Trophy will probably land in the capital again. Just like in Turkey, two clubs are in a close duel in the southwest of the continent. Currently, Benfica is again ahead by two points, but also only because opponent Sporting blundered at relegation candidate Rio Ave last weekend and only managed a draw.

Tense look on the sidelines of Benfica Lisbon: coach Roger Schmidt

However, Sporting still has a catch-up game in the rear and could pass Benfica with a victory. FC Porto, the Champions of 2020 and 2022, who are currently nine points behind Roger Schmidt’s Benfica, are probably in the rear again.

Netherlands: PSV Eindhoven masterly

Not a single game has been lost in the Netherlands this season. PSV Eindhoven. Out of 69 possible points, the team got 65 points from former BVB Coach Peter Bosz. That smells like the Championship, which you have been waiting for in Eindhoven for six years.

Last season Feyenoord won the title, this time the Rotterdam team is already ten points behind – with eleven matchdays left. Third is Twente Enschede with 18 points behind PSV.

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