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Dan Burke·30 November 2023

📈 Power Rankings: Immovable objects, unstoppable forces and hello Arsenal

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Domestic club football returned last weekend, before the Champions League did its thing in mid-week.

And now it’s time to update our list of Europe’s 10 most in-form clubs.


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10. Fenerbahçe (🆕)

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Joining the party this week are Süper Lig leaders Fenerbahçe, whose 2-1 win over Fatih Karagümrük at the weekend (in which Dušan Tadić bagged a brace) leaves them ahead of reigning champions Galatasaray at the top of the table on goal difference.

A win over Nordsjælland on Thursday will also see Fener through to the knockout stages of the Europa Conference League.


9. PSG (🆕)

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Re-entering our top 10 are Paris Saint-Germain, who needed a controversial 98th-minute penalty to rescue a 1-1 draw at home to Newcastle in the Champions League on Tuesday night, but are now in a strong position to qualify from Group F.

Prior to that, Luis Enrique’s side managed a 5-2 win over Monaco which keeps them above OGC Nice at the top of the Ligue 1 table.


8. Manchester City (No change)

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A frustrating draw with Chelsea before the international break was followed by another frustrating draw with Liverpool on Saturday in which the Premier League champions again let a lead slip, and slipped off the top of the table.

But on Tuesday, a superb comeback from 2-0 down at half-time to beat RB Leipzig 3-2 means the European champions won their Champions League group with a match to spare.


7. Girona (👎 Last week: 3)

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A 1-1 draw with Athletic Club on Monday was the first time Girona had dropped points since the end of September and ended a run of six consecutive victories in all competitions.

It also means they have relinquished top spot in LaLiga to Real Madrid on goal difference. Football is a cruel mistress.


6. Bayern Munich (👍 Last week: 7)

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A goal from who else but Harry Kane gave the Bundesliga record champions a 1-0 win over Köln on Friday night which keeps them within breathing distance of the top of the table.

Kane couldn’t find the net as Bayern only drew 0-0 with Copenhagen in the Champions League on Wednesday but considering they had already sailed through as group winners, it was far from despair in Bavaria.


5. Inter (👎 Last week: 2)

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Their 1-1 Derby d’Italia draw with Juventus on Sunday means Inter continue to hold a two-point lead at the top of the Serie A table.

It was another draw of the more dramatic variety on Wednesday which keeps the Nerazzurri in with a chance of winning their Champions League group, when they came from 3-0 down at half-time to draw 3-3 with Benfica and maintain their unbeaten record in Europe this season.


4. Arsenal (🆕)

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A new entrant this week and straight in at number four are Premier League leaders Arsenal, whose win over Brentford on Saturday leaves them a point ahead of Manchester City at the top.

What’s more, the Gunners cruised through to the Champions League last 16 as group winners on Wednesday thanks to a 6-0 thrashing of RC Lens, in which they were 5-0 up at half-time. Everything is looking good for Mikel Arteta’s men.


3. Real Madrid (👍 Last week: 5)

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As mentioned, Los Blancos are now leading LaLiga thanks to a comfortable 3-0 win over Cádiz in which Rodrygo scored twice and Jude Bellingham also found the net to break a club record previously held by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Rodrygo and Bellingham were on the scoresheet again during Wednesday’s 4-2 Champions League victory over Napoli, but it was 19-year-old Argentine prospect Nico Paz who stole the show at the Bernabéu with his first senior goal for the club.


2. PSV Eindhoven (👍 Last week: 4)

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Not only are PSV continuing to streak ahead at the top of the Eredivisie table having won all 13 of their league matches this campaign, but they moved a huge step closer to qualifying for the Champions League last 16 when a stoppage time Ricardo Pepi goal gave them a dramatic late win away at Sevilla on Wednesday.

Their unblemished league record will be put to the test when they travel to face Feyenoord on Sunday in what could genuinely be a very early Dutch title decider, with PSV already seven points ahead of their Rotterdam rivals.


1. Bayer Leverkusen (No change)

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On and on and on Leverkusen go, with their 3-0 win over Werder Bremen at the weekend keeping them top of the Bundesliga despite Bayern’s best attempts to keep the pressure on.

It looks like we have a two-horse title race in Germany’s top flight this season and Xabi Alonso will be hoping to become the first manager to beat his old club to the title in over a decade.

With Kane scoring goals for fun for Bayern, it should be a white-knuckle ride until the bitter end.