Monthly Power Rankings May 2013

11 (First) – 20 (Last): Porto, Liverpool, Napoli, Arsenal, Shakhtar Donetsk, Tottenham Hotspur, Bayer Leverkusan, Ajax, Atletico Madrid, Shalke 04

10 – Milan

AC Milan

Since Balotelli has joined, only Messi and Ronaldo has scored more goals in their respective leagues. I feared for Milan after their clearout last Summer but they have transitioned well and could challenge for Silverware next year.

9 – Benfica


The Europa League is still within their grasp as is the Portugese League. With both Benfica and Porto undefeated, it is difficult to separate the two but Benfica seem to have a little more creativity in their ranks with Argentinians Gaitan and Aimar, as well as the goalscoring machine, Oscar Cardoza.

8 – PSG


The Parisians put out a wonderful performance against Barcelona and will look to build upon that next season. If they keep hold of Ancelotti they can only go up.

7 – Chelsea

Rafa’s side is on fire. It took a while for the Spaniard to aclimatise and for the boo boys to settle down but since the start of April, this club has been on fire. Everyone should be worried about what the likes of Hazard, Mata and Luiz can do next season with Mourinho at the helm (aledgedly).

6 – Juventus


Juve have a fantastic team with tactical ingenuity too. However their poor performance against Bayern indicates a need for a more athletic lynchpin to their midfield rather than the aging but still talented Andrea Pirlo. We will see what happens in the Summer.

5 – Real Madrid


Madrid should be a lot higher but with Mourinho leaving in the Summer this club could well be looking at being the second club in Spain once more.

4 – Manchester United

Manchester United celebrate their opener against Sunderland

Losing to Real Madrid put a dampner on the season, especially with the controversial circumstances. After watching the Dortmund-Madrid games, Ferguson could have set his side out to attack a lot more as this team was there for the taking.

3 – Barcelona

Lionel Messi

Again I was tempted to drop them further but I think Messi will recover from his injury soon and the Catalan side will soon be rising towards the clouds once more.

2 – Borussia Dortmund


Possibly the most entertaining side to watch, unfortunately losing Mario Gotze to FC Hollywood will be a body blow for fans and staff alike, probably damaging morale before Wembley.

1 – Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich

I think this Bayern side could be the greatest club side of all time, they have no weakness and ripped Barca apart for a 7-0 aggregate victory in the Champions’ League semi-finals.


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