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90min final European powerhouse standings – post-transfer window restart

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By Sean Walsh

Did everyone like the January transfer market? NO? Didn’t like it when you received a summons saying Todd Boehly had offered £50million for you? Grow.

Either way, the World Cup is long gone and we’re back in the swing of club football. There have been many changes in the European hierarchy since the autumn.

Here is the latest installment of 90min power ratings…

10. Real Madrid (-4)

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We are giving real Madrid the benefit of the doubt that they are the European champions and will at some point stop this recent and alarming slip-up. You’re on the cutting edge though, guys.

9. Brighton & Hove Albion (new entrance)

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Who would have thought that the sequel to ‘Graham Potter’s Brighton & Hove Albion’ would be more exciting than the original?

Roberto De Zerbi makes the Gabbiani play even better football and with more exciting players. How long before Chelsea offer £100m for Kaoru Mitoma?

8. Paris Saint-Germain (+1)

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All right PSG, you may have Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, but could you get back in shape before the Champions League return? You’re starting to put people off again.

7. Newcastle United (return)

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The first cup final of this millennium is on its way and their push for a European place is going full steam ahead. This is probably as good as Newcastle could have hoped to be this season.

6. Manchester United (return)

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Despite a late January blip, Manchester United it looks like a competent football team again with a huge advantage.

Marcus Rashford is once again a world star and is leading Erik ten Hag’s side in the Premier League table.

5. Bayern Munich (-2)

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Sure, Bayern Munich are winning games. Of course, they will probably win their 11th consecutive Bundesliga title.

But trouble seems to be on the way. There is a public war going on with Manuel Neuer. Julian Nagelsmann has made some strange decisions. A huge Champions League clash with PSG looms on the horizon.

4. Union Berlin (return)

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Burnley’s Bundesliga side Union Berlin have won all five of their games since the World Cup.

I’m very much in Germany’s title race.

3. Barcelona (+2)

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Is it funny that Barcelona are in the Europa League again? Of course it is.

But at home, Xavi’s Barça have been incredible, leading La Liga by eight points and having conceded just seven goals in 20 games (Andreas Christensen is their starting centre-back, for what that’s worth).

2. Arsenal (-)

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OH, Arsenal. You were so close to regaining first place.

And then you have Sean Dyche’d. Better luck next week guys.

1. Naples (-)

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21 matches. 18 wins. Two draws. A loss. 56 points, 13 net.

Napoli are on their way to their first Serie A title without the great Diego Maradona.

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