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Euro Club Index rankings : Real Madrid knock Barcelona off their perch

Manchester City are the highest placed English club

News 02 Nov 2016, 20:07 IST
VITORIA-GASTEIZ, SPAIN - OCTOBER 29: Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their opening goal with team mate Gareth Bale during the La Liga match between Deportivo Alaves and Real Madrid CF at Estadio de Mendizorroza on October 29, 2016 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale have propelled Real Madrid to the top

Real Madrid have moved to the top of the Euro Club Index rankings, with Barcelona, who were occupying top spot, dropping to second. Barcelona’s 1-3 loss to Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League last night moved them down the table, while Real Madrid have yet to face Legia Warsaw in the UEFA Champions League tonight.

Barcelona went down 45 points to move to 4374 points, just 1 point behind Real Madrid. Manchester City and Arsenal both moved up one place, with the Premier League table-toppers at 7th and 8th place respectively. Bundesliga side Bayern Munich are 3rd in the index, and will not be overtaking Barca and Madrid anytime soon, 217 points behind Los Blancos.

Also Read : La Liga 2016-17: Why Real Madrid's €620 million revenue beats FC Barcelona's €679 million revenue

Atletico, Juventus and Paris St-Germain make up the rest of the top 6, while Benfica moved into the top 10 of the index, moving UEFA Europa League champions Sevilla out.

The Euro Club Index’s notes their methodology on their website : “The Euro Club Index (ECI) is a ranking of the football teams in the highest division of all European countries, that shows their relative playing strengths at a given point in time, and the development of playing strengths in time. The ECI makes it possible to calculate the probabilities of different match results (win, draw, loss) for football matches in the near future.”

Here are the top 25 clubs in Europe :

1Real MadridLa Liga43750
2BarcelonaLa Liga4374-45
3Bayern MunichBundesliga4158+19
4Atletico MadridLa Liga4049+6
5JuventusSerie A37960
6Paris St-GermainLigue 13793+26
7Manchester CityPremier League3516+45
8ArsenalPremier League3485+20
9Borussia DortmundBundesliga34720
10BenficaPrimeira Liga3384+18
11Sevilla FCLa Liga33780
12LiverpoolPremier League32560
13ChelseaPremier League32460
14NapoliSerie A32000
15Tottenham HotspurPremier League31820
16Manchester UnitedPremier League31590
17AS RomaSerie A31570
18FC ZenitRussian PL31540
19VillarrealLa Liga31280
20Shaktar DonetskUkraine31270
21Bayer LeverkusenBundesliga31080
22Athletic BilbaoLa Liga30940
23AS MonacoLigue 130130
24Borussia MonchengladbachBundesliga3011-20
25Leicester CityPremier League29800
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