Power Rankings: The best teams in Europe – Week 29

Following a week in which:

– Graham Potter was sacked.

– Napoli were thumped.

– Thomas Tuchel returned to football.

We’ve at 90min have ranked the 10 best teams in Europe right now. Enjoy…

Unai EmeryUnai Emery

Emery has done a brilliant job / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages

Aside from the top two, no team in the Premier League has enjoyed a better run of form recently than Aston Villa.

Unbeaten in five, having won four of those games, Villa have gone from no-hopers under Steven Gerrard to a genuinely good football team under Unai Emery.

The difference having a good manager makes, eh?

Bruno GuimaraesBruno Guimaraes

A big win for Newcastle / Stu Forster/GettyImages

Having endured a few goal shy months, Newcastle have been back banging them in in recent weeks thanks to the return of Alexander Isak.

The Magpies secured their biggest win of the season so far on Sunday, beating Man Utd in rather comfortable fashion in front of a raucous St. James’ Park crowd.

Giovanni Simeone, Amir Rrahmani, Kim Min-jae Andre Zambo...Giovanni Simeone, Amir Rrahmani, Kim Min-jae Andre Zambo...

Well beaten / Insidefoto/GettyImages

For the first team this season, Napoli aren’t in the Power Rankings’ top three.

Luciano Spalletti’s men are down seven this week thanks to a harrowing 4-0 defeat at the hands of AC Milan.

They looked worryingly inept without Victor Osimhen up top…

Karim BenzemaKarim Benzema

Hat-trick hero / Denis Doyle/GettyImages

Throughout this season Real Madrid have either looked like the best football team in the world, or old and over-the-hill.

This past week, Los Blancos looked like the former – thumping Real Valladolid 6-0 thanks to a hat-trick from Karim Benzema.


Another win / MIGUEL RIOPA/GettyImages

Another week, another win for Benfica.

The 1-0 victory over Rio Ave was the Aguias’ eighth in a row in all competitions.

Impressive stuff.

Rafael LeaoRafael Leao

Back in form / Giuseppe Bellini/GettyImages

The team that thumped Napoli shoot straight into the top five.

Milan, surprisingly, made themselves favourites for their upcoming UEFA Champions League quarter-final clash with the 4-0 win in Naples – a win that came about largely because Rafael Leao is back to his best.

Thomas TuchelThomas Tuchel

The return / Markus Gilliar – GES Sportfoto/GettyImages

Thomas Tuchel’s first game in charge happened to be a top-of-the-table, season-defining, Der Klassiker – a game which Bayern won rather comfortably.

That one win has put Bayern firmly in the driving seat for the Bundesliga title once again.

Ansu Fati, Alex BaldeAnsu Fati, Alex Balde

Barça continue to win / Aitor Alcalde Colomer/GettyImages

Xavi’s Barça won their 23 La Liga game of the season at the weekend, maintaining their 12 point lead atop of the table.

Julian AlvarezJulian Alvarez

On fire / Clive Brunskill/GettyImages

Man City have won their last three games in all competitions by a margin of 16 goals.

17 scored, one conceded.

That is ridiculous.


Another win / JUSTIN TALLIS/GettyImages

And what’s even more ridiculous than City’s form, is the fact that Arsenal are still managing to keep them at arm’s length in the Premier League title race.

The Gunners continued to motor along with yet another win, this time over Leeds, at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

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