📈 Power Rankings: 3️⃣ new teams, jostling for top spot intensifies | OneFootball

📈 Power Rankings: 3️⃣ new teams, jostling for top spot intensifies

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Lewis Ambrose

The domestic season is back in the swing of things and we had a brilliant round of games in the Champions League this week.

Here’s our updated list of the top 10 sides in Europe.


10. Porto (🆕)

They’re still unbeaten in Liga NOS this season with just one point currently separating them and leaders Benfica – and their win over AC Milan in the Champions League gives them a fighting chance of qualifying from Group B.


9. Milan (👎 Last week: 7)

The Rossoneri also remain unbeaten in the league this term and came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in thrilling fashion against Hellas Verona at the weekend.

But they were poor in Porto and remain rooted to the foot of their group on 0 points from three games.


8. Real Sociedad (🆕)

LaLiga looks wide open and Real Sociedad are capitalising. With Real Madrid not playing at the weekend, La Real went three points clear at the top of the table. Unbeaten in eight and doing solidly in Europe.


7. Ajax (🆕)

Wow, what a performance that was. It feels like, playing in and largely dominating the Eredivisie, we don’t stop often enough to think about just how good Ajax are. And then a big Champions League night comes along.

Dortmund couldn’t lay a glove on them in Tuesday’s 4-0 win. A sensational performance.


6. Juventus (👍 Last week: 9)

They’re not exactly ripping up trees but Max Allegri’s Bianconeri are ticking along nicely and Dejan Kulusevski’s late winner in St Petersburg on Wednesday extended their winning run to seven matches in all competitions.

It looks like the struggles of last season are firmly behind them and they’re a force to be reckoned with again.


5. Paris Saint-Germain (👎 Last week: 6)

They went into the international break under a cloud after a defeat at Rennes but have since beaten Angers in Ligue 1 and RB Leipzig in the Champions League.

In both games they had to come from behind and that’s not ideal but when you’ve got quality in attack like they have, you’ve always got a chance of turning a bad situation around.


4. Manchester City (No change)

Saturday’s win over Burnley was a little laboured at times but City looked to have shaken off their international break hangover when they wiped the floor with Club Brugge.

They’re playing some of the best football of the Pep Guardiola era this season and Phil Foden keeps going from strength to strength.


3. Napoli (👎 Last week: 2)

Luciano Spalletti’s Napoli are still leading the way in Serie A with last weekend’s victory over Torino their eighth win from eight games.

They’ve conceded just three goals in that time and Victor Osimhen is now on five for the season. We’re looking at very strong Scudetto contenders.


2. Bayern Munich (👍 Last week: 3)

Bayern Munich went into last weekend knowing it was their biggest test of the season so far against second-placed Bayer Leverkusen. They were 5-0 up before half-time.

Then on Wednesday they had a tough test against Benfica in the Champions League and having already had two goals disallowed, a late flurry saw them win 4-0.

Robert Lewandowski cannot stop scoring and Leroy Sané is looking really good. Be very afraid of this team.


1. Liverpool (No change)

Liverpool are rolling teams over week in, week out. The 5-0 win over Watford last weekend means the Reds have scored 22 Premier League goals this season now – six more than Manchester City and Chelsea.

They also got a great result away at Atlético Madrid in midweek, leaving them top of a very tricky Champions League group.

Jürgen Klopp would probably like his team to be defending a little better but when you’ve got Mohamed Salah in the form of his life, you can afford to ship a few goals.