Football Club Rankings 12-2-13
What an exciting week of football, as we saw a lot of European knockout round tickets booked. PSG jumps to their highest ranking ever, second in the world. Barcelona were shocked not once, but twice and drop to fourth. Despite a great week, Arsenal can’t break into the top four, and Roma fall out of the top 10 after their fourth straight draw. Thanks for visiting, and don’t forget to check back next week.
Just Missed: Roma, Bayer Leverkusen, Zenit, Shakhtar Donetsk, Porto
Chelsea just hang on to 10th, and they need full points from two EPL matches this week. (10-2)
9. Manchester City
City are back in the top 10, and finally advance to the UCL knockout round. (nr)
8. Atletico Madrid
Did anyone see Atletico in this position at the beginning of the season? They could be this year’s version of Dortmund. (8-12)
Dortmund got a much needed UCL win over Napoli, and now look set to qualify for the round of 16. (7-12)
Juventus have found another attacking threat with the emergence of Llorente, as they look to open up a gap atop Serie A. (6-4)
Arsenal have clearly been the best English squad all season long, but can they compete with the top 4 clubs in the world? (5-12)
Two shock defeats for Barcelona has them to now tied with Atletico in La Liga. (2-12)
3. Real Madrid
Real have been on good form of late, and happily find themselves only 3 points back in Spain. (3-12)
PSG have been phenomenal recently, and with all the talent they have, this is looking like the year they’ll make a run at European glory. (4-10)
1. Bayern Munich
Bayern are set to reach the midway point of the season were they began it, ranked #1 in the world. (1-12-12)
Match of the Upcoming Week: 12/8 AS Roma vs. Fiorentina
The (numbers) are the previous week’s rank, followed by consecutive weeks ranked. The #1 team has a third number indicating weeks in the top spot.
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