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Barcelona

At the start of the year, it looked like they were the best around. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar were unstoppable and they were cruising to the La Liga title. A stumble made them hold onto the title for […]

Bayern Munich

Another Bundesliga title in the spring, top of the Bundesliga in the fall. The big problem for Bayern Munich has been their failings in Europe. They lost in the Champions League semifinals¬†again.¬†Then again, when making the final four of the […]

Juventus

It’s easy to forget about a team that just rolls through a Serie A that lacks another great team, but Juventus were excellent again in 2016. They were champions of Italy, again, and only went out of the Champions League […]

Atletico Madrid

Atleti were the best team in the world not to win a trophy in 2016. That’s what happens when Real Madrid and Barcelona are your competition for everything. But being right there with both Spanish giants for the La Liga […]

Manchester City

Manchester City had a pretty disappointing 2016, but that’s only because they aim so high and spend so much that expectations are to be as good as anyone else in the world. But they secured a Champions League spot and […]

Chelsea

Chelsea have unquestionably been the class of the Premier League in the fall. They’re in first place with a six-point lead, thanks to Antonio Conte’s leadership, the return of David Luiz and the rejuvenation of several players. What about the […]

Benfica

Benfica went 41-2-2 in 45 domestic league matches in 2016. That’s an astonishing level of dominance. They also won their Champions League round of 16 tie in the spring and only went out of the competition in a tight tie […]

Borussia Dortmund

Klopp’s old team struggled in the first few months of Thomas Tuchel’s reign, but come 2016, they found their groove. They lost just one Bundesliga match all spring and made it to the Europa League semifinals. They haven’t been as […]

Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp was hired at the tail end of 2015 and it took him some time for the Reds to adjust to their rockstar new boss. They weren’t very good until mid-February, but once they figured it out, they were […]