Atlético and Lille aspire to reinforce the regime change in the main continental leagues this weekend
Bayern, who added their ninth consecutive Bundesliga title, are the only one still on the throne.
Saturday will come the great opportunity of Athletic and on Sunday it will be the turn of the Small. Both the rojiblanco and the French club have the opportunity to reinforce the revolution that is being lived this year on the European continent with a changing of the guard evident in the major leagues.
Only the Bayern Munich, which chained its ninth consecutive title, has prolonged its hegemony. The Town ousted Liverpool, the Bury ended the Juventus dictatorship and the Sporting from Portugal liquidated two decades of dominance of the Port and the Benfica. These are just three examples of a mutation that has affected more countries. Spain and France they also point to a new king.
The Bundesliga is the only featured tournament in which continuity has been maintained, with the German giant as intractable champion ahead of the Leipzig and Dortmund, who also finished behind Bayern last season with the positions exchanged. Nothing is at stake at the top in the last German match. Until Joachim Löw announced already the list of 26 summoned for the Eurocopa.
The Munich team has equaled the mark of the Juventus, who conquered nine consecutive scudettos, the last one with Often on the bench, before giving up this season, right at the premiere of Andrea Pirlo, which is not even assured of its presence in the Champions League. The old lady is fifth now. You need a win in Bologna combined with some stumbling Naples or the Milan.
Inter comes out of lethargy
Ahead is the Atalanta and the Bury, which conquered its first league since 2010. The Milan champion was proclaimed in 2011 before the tyranny of Juve, which has lived a disastrous course. Antonio Conte, the coach with whom the black and white began their winning cycle, has ended their streak.
“When you start a path you need patience. Victory is fleeting and deceptive if you don’t create solid foundations”
Antonio Conte / Inter coach
“I’m not an Wizard, there is a big gap to close ”, said the volcanic coach when he arrived at the blue-black club in 2019. Inter had finished fourth, 11 points behind Juve. The first year was complicated and in this second failed in the Champions. They finished last in the group stage, but they topped the league to win the title. “When you start a path you need patience. The victory is ephemeral and deceptive if you do not create solid foundations, “says the former Italian coach.
Pep, for the triplet
There has been more movement in the Premier in recent times. If last year the Liverpool with 18 points of advantage over City and 33 over Manchester United, in this exercise the team of Guardiola He has recovered the crown he won in 2019 with the same forcefulness as the Reds.
Sporting de Portugal were proclaimed champions for the first time since 2002 as Rangers eclipsed Celtic nine years after their fall to the fourth division.
Also champion of the League Cup, the celestial block aspires to certify a bright triplet at the end of the Champions against him Chelsea of the 29th. “It is an immense success, at the beginning of the season the Premier is the most important title for us. Has been the Hardest league of all, We will always remember it because of how we have won it, “said the former Barça coach.
Neither Porto nor Benfica
Regime change represents it like no one else Sporting from Portugal, who conquered the Portuguese crown for the first time since 2002. During the last two decades the successes had been shared Porto and Benfica, each with its cycles of glory.
In the last championship the title went to the stadium club of the Dragon, while the Lisboners finished second and the Braga third. Sporting didn’t even get on the podium. In this course, with the goal Adam and the lane Pedro Porro as undisputed holders, they have won a worthy title.
Return of the Rangers
Nostalgic It has also been the success of Rangers in Scotland after a triumphant decade of Celtic. With the mythical Steven Gerrard on the bench, the whole Protestant he finished the league undefeated with 102 points, 25 more than his usual enemy. With 32 wins and 6 draws, 92 goals for and 13 against, the dominance of the champion has been tremendous.
The former player of Liverpool he has masterfully led a Rangers who has regained his greatness after terrible hardships. In the 2012-13 season he was relegated to the fourth division due to its debts, but its social mass remained firm, it was advancing with patience and it has regained hegemony after two runner-ups.
Besiktas, by one goal
In other less relevant leagues there have also been changes in power. On Turkey, For example, him Besiktas sealed his 16th title last weekend after a very even pulse with the Galatasaray, the most awarded club in the country. Both finished with 84 points and Besiktas sang the alirón by a single goal.
In Ukraine, Dynamo Kiev dethroned Shakhtar under the baton of veteran Lucescu, a former Donetz team technician
It happens in the list of winners Basaksehir. In Ukraine, meanwhile, Dynamo of Kiev ended four consecutive leagues of the Shakhtar. And he did it with Mircea Lucescu placeholder image, the 75-year-old veteran coach who has triumphed in the past with Donetz’s team.
The PSG, in danger
The Athletic, champion for the last time in 2014, will try this Saturday to reinforce this European rebellion with a victory in Valladolid, while the Small will seek his first title in the French league since 2011, when a young man played in his ranks Eden Hazard.
It is enough for him to beat the Angers, one of the three clubs that has already defeated him in this Ligue 1, along with Stade Brestois and the Nimes. A victory by the leader would end PSG’s supremacy in the last decade, only cut off by the Montepellier (2012) and Monaco (2017).
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.