📈 Power Rankings: New leader as two champions slip up! | OneFootball

📈 Power Rankings: New leader as two champions slip up!

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Lewis Ambrose

Another week, another update to our Power Rankings as the end of the season draws nearer.

Special mentions to Ajax, Celtic and Porto who clinched their respective leagues this week!


10. Barcelona (🆕)

Three wins in a row, Barcelona are finally winning games as consistently without Pedri as they do with him.

Those victories have helped secure a place in next season’s Champions League, something that was far from certain a few months back, and the rebuild under Xavi can continue with that in mind.


9. Bayern Munich (👎 Last week: 7)

It’s fair to say Bayern Munich after clinching the title aren’t the same animal as Bayern Munich on their way to clinching the title.

A defeat at Mainz was followed up by a 2-2 draw with relegation-threatened VfB Stuttgart. Not exactly top form as the season winds down.


8. Union Berlin (🆕)

Six games unbeaten, with five wins along the way, and Union Berlin have made a late charge to secure European football for next season.

A brilliant 4-1 win at fifth-placed Freiburg last weekend sealed the deal. Another superb season is ending on a high.


7. Arsenal (👍 Last week: 9)

Four Premier League wins in a row and Arsenal are in pole position for fourth, four points clear of north London rivals Tottenham as they make the trip up the Seven Sisters Road on Thursday.

Watch this space.


6. Milan (👍 Last week: 5)

Coppa Italia disappointment against Inter was quickly put to one side and Milan have won their three Serie A games since.

They have two tricky games to go, against Atalanta and Sassuolo, but are in the driving seat as they aim to win a first league title since 2011.


5. Real Madrid (👎 Last week: 1)

The big caveat here is that Real Madrid have already won the league and rested a lot of players with the Champions League final in mind. Still, though, they were poor as they lost the derby to Atlético Madrid last weekend.

That defeat ended a strong run but, as LaLiga champions and Champions League finalists, you can let them off.


4. Inter (👍 Last week: 6)

Inter celebrated Coppa Italia glory on Wednesday, beating Juventus 4-2 after extra-time, and made it eight wins from nine across all competitions in the process.

The problem? The one blemish on that record was a shock defeat to Bologna that leaves them playing catch up in the Serie A title race.


3. Monaco (👍 Last week: 4)

Monaco have now won eight in a row in the league, the longest streak in any of Europe’s top leagues and a run that goes back to the middle of March.

Liverpool and Manchester City are actually the only two sides in Europe’s top five leagues to go on longer winning runs all season. That’s some achievement.


2. Liverpool (No change)

Into the Champions League final and an FA Cup final around the corner, the incredible number of games was likely to have an impact eventually.

It looked like that was the case as they drew with Spurs at Anfield last weekend. Liverpool remain right there in case City slip up but the quadruple just seems to be out of their grasp now.


1. Manchester City (👍 Last week: 3)

How’s that for a response?

Manchester City suffered disappointment in the Champions League last week but responded with 5-1 and 5-0 wins to take charge of the Premier League title race. One more win will see them all but retain their title.