Birdseye View: Perspective into Europe

Whilst Tottenham and Leicester look set for a dogfight to claim the Premier League in what has been an incredible season, other leagues across Europe have also failed to disappoint this year.

Ligue 1: PSG dominant as ever

What a season it has been for Paris St-Germain. The French club sealed the Ligue 1 title on Sunday after embarrassing Troyes 9-0. And for the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimović, who stated he would leave the French club at the end of the season, this last year has been a fairy-tale. With only 8 games remaining until the end of the season, PSG are 25 points ahead of second-placed Monaco, who are closer to the relegation zone than they are to PSG themselves. This statistic alone proves what a comfortable season it has been for Laurent Blanc’s men.

Liga BBVA: Zidane struggles as Barcelona run away with the league

Unfortunately for Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid, this season has been a bit of a disappointment. Madrid managed an unconvincing 2-1 win against Las Palmas on the weekend, meaning that Los Blancos are now 12 points behind Barcelona.
The Catalan club are meanwhile storming to the title with the help of MSN. Another win on the weekend means they are unbeaten in 37 games in a row, with Messi, Suarez and Neymar having compiled 66 league goals this campaign.

Bundesliga: Two familiar foes battle it out once again

Bayern Munich would have felt relatively comfortable halfway through the season, leading the table by a healthy margin at many points this campaign. However, a recent slump in form in addition to the rise of old foes in Borussia Dortmund means that Bayern are only 5 points ahead of Dortmund in the league. With both Aubameyang and Lewandowski firing in goals for their respective clubs, it may come down to which club is able to have the tightest defence.

Serie A: The Old Lady rises from her grave

Juventus endured a torrid start to the season, with Massimiliano Allegri’s side only managed to secure one point from their three opening games. However, an unbeaten run of 14 games (13 of which were wins) means that The Old Lady is now 3 points clear at the top of the league.
Gonzalo Higuain remains the second-highest goal scorer in Europe, meaning Napoli still remain in the title-race. However, Roma’s defence seems to have cost them the chance of rewarding Totti with one last Serie A medal, whilst Roberto Mancini is facing the cosh at Inter, as they fell out of the European qualification positions due to poor form.

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