Power Rankings: The best teams in Europe - Week 27

  • Real Madrid and Bayern Munich drew 2-2 in thrilling Champions League tie
  • Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain involved in other semi-final
  • Bayer Leverkusen just about remained unbeaten in Bundesliga
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The Champions League semi finals provided plenty of entertainment for football fans this past week.

Bayern Munich and Real Madrid played out a cracker at the Allianz Arena, as did Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain on the other side of Germany one day later.

And on the domestic front, there was plenty of top performances, thrilling games, and stunning goals too.

After all that, here's the ten best football teams in Europe right now - ranked by 90min.

10. Galatasaray (new entry)

Yukatel Adana Demirspor v Galatasaray -  Turkish Super Lig
Winning machine / Anadolu/GettyImages

Galatasaray's record in the Super Lig this season is as follows:

Played: 34
Won: 30
Drawn: 3
Lost: 1
Points: 91

That is pretty damn remarkable.

Their recent run of 16 league wins on the spin is also pretty damn remarkable.

And said form is thanks in large part to their star striker Mauro Icardi, who has managed 28 goal contributions in 30 games in the league thus far.

Impressive stuff.

9. Feyenoord (re-entry)

Arne Slot
The next Liverpool manager? / BSR Agency/GettyImages

Spolier alert: Liverpool fans, your team has not made the power rankings this week because they've actually been quite bad recently.

On the plus side though, your club's prospective new manager has made the cut.

Despite the consistent rumours about Arne Slot's future, Feyenoord have continued to go about their business on the pitch.

The Dutch giants followed up their recent 6-0 thumping of Ajax in the Eredivisie by capturing the KNVB Cup in recent weeks - seeing off NEC in the final despite going down to ten-men early on.

Liverpool fans, we think Slot might be the real deal.

8. Paris Saint-Germain (down 4)

Borussia Dortmund v Paris Saint-Germain: Semi-final First Leg - UEFA Champions League 2023/24
A strange week for PSG / Christian Liewig - Corbis/GettyImages

Down four in a week in which they won Ligue 1?

On first glance that does seem weird, but when you look at their results this past week, it makes a bit more sense.

PSG failed to clinch the league title on Saturday against relegation-threatened Le Havre on Saturday, relying on Olympique Lyonnais to do them a favour against Monaco on Sunday in order to get their hands on a 13th Ligue 1 crown, and followed that up with a 1-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night.

A weird, strangely not great, week for PSG all in.

7. Borussia Dortmund (re-entry)

Jadon Sancho
His best performance in years / Lars Baron/GettyImages

Jadon Sancho is...good?

Who knew?

Well, anyone who watched Borussia Dortmund between 2019 and 2021.

The wide forward has rarely played well since then, but he looked back to his electric best in the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday, masterminding BVB's impressive 1-0 win over PSG at Signal Iduna Park.

6. Manchester City (-)

Kevin De Bruyne
City just keep winning / Copa/GettyImages

Manchester City just keep winning games of football in the Premier League.

Even when they don't play well, like on Sunday against Nottingham Forest, they just find ways to win.

If they continue to win all of their games between now and the end of the season, they will become the first team in Premier League history to win four consecutive titles.

5. Bayern Munich (-)

Harry Kane
Bayern are finding form / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

The fact that Bayern Munich are perhaps disappointed that they only drew with Real Madrid this week tells you all you need to know about how they're playing right now.

The Bavarians were fantastic on Tuesday evening, and look more than capable of going all the way and winning the Champions League this season.

4. Bayer Leverkusen (down 1)

Xabi Alonso
Leverkusen refuse to lose / Lars Baron/GettyImages

By hook or by crook, Bayer Leverkusen have just about held onto their unbeaten record in recent weeks.

Xabi Alonso's side have salvaged draws in each of their last three games thanks to goals scored after the 89th minute mark. This past week, a 96th minute goal from Robert Andrich completed a comeback to secured a 2-2 draw with VfB Stuttgart.

They were much more comfortable in their Europa League semi-final clash with Roma on Thursday evening, coolly dispatching them 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico.

3. Real Madrid (down 1)

Vinicius Junior
Vini scored an important brace / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Although outplayed for large spells on Tuesday evening, Real Madrid had enough star quality in their lineup to leave Munich with a 2-2 draw and as favourites to progress to the Champions League final.

That star quality was provided by Vinicius Junior, who netted yet another clutch brace for his side when they needed him the most.

2. Inter (down 1)

Simone Inzaghi, Juan Cuadrado, Nicolo Barella, Massimiliano Farris, Raffaele Di Gennaro, Emil Audero, Carlos Augusto, Yann Aurel Bisseck, Marko Arnautovic
Champions / Nicolò Campo/GettyImages

Inter didn't let their hangover stop them from winning yet another Serie A game this past weekend.

Having secured the Scudetto with a historic Derby della Madonnina win, Simone Inzaghi's side cruised to a 2-0 win over Torino at San Siro on Sunday.

They've been utterly unstoppable on the peninsula this season.

1. Arsenal (up 6)

Kai Havertz, Leandro Trossard, Thomas Partey, Declan Rice, William Saliba, Gabriel, Martin Odegaard, Takehiro Tomiyasu
Vital win / Nigel French/Allstar/GettyImages

The Premier League leaders and new power rankings leaders, it's been quite the week for Arsenal.

In search of their first league title in two decades, the Gunners could've very easily wilted under the pressure against north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur this past Sunday.

Instead, they excelled, bagging a very impressive 3-2 win.