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World 2018 43 End of year world review 31776390 World review World+review World

Soccer’s not all about England and Spain. Here’s a look at the other great stories from around the continent this season, and the names to watch come next August.

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World 2018 43 End of year world review 31776392 Russia Russia World

Take a team that has won the last two league titles and spend near enough $100m on adding two of Europe’s most sought after players: what could possibly go wrong? As Zenit St Petersburg found, an awful lot, if you pay those new players – Hulk and Axel Witsel - around three times what stalwarts of the side were getting. At one point, in the worst of the crisis, a mock bomb with a picture of Hulk’s face taped to it, was discovered near the stadium while the team captain Igor Denisov was exiled to training with the youth team. The problems have now been resolved, superficially at least, and with other teams stumbling, Zenit could yet win the Russian title – it is two points behind the leaders CSKA with two games remaining – but the run of one win in six games it provoked has probably cost it a hat-trick of championships.

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World 2018 43 End of year world review 31776391 Romania Romania World

After a seven-year hiatus, Steaua has regained the title, which is excellent news for its combustible chairman Gigi Becali, a man who has at some point in his remarkable life offended pretty much everybody. He was a shepherd who made contacts in the great Steaua side of the eighties (it won the European Cup in 1986) by giving players gifts of milk and cheese. He made his fortune in real estate in the post-Ceausescu nineties boom and became majority shareholder in 2003, when he banned the playing of “We are the Champions” at Steaua’s home ground because he disapproved of Freddie Mercury’s homosexuality (he has since claimed not to be homophobic). In February he was given a three-month suspended jail sentence for kidnap. Yet he is also devoutly Christian. He owns a version of Da Vinci’s Last Supper with Christ’s face replaced by his own and he missed Steaua’s Europa League tie at Chelsea because he was on a retreat at Mount Athos, the holiest sanctuary of the Greek Orthodox Church. He believes Steaua’s return to form has been divinely ordained.

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World 2018 43 End of year world review 31776386 Netherlands Netherlands World

What links Rinus Michels, Louis van Gaal and Frank De Boer? Two are all times coaching greats, the other is a 42 year old who, despite being the most capped player in Dutch history and having won the Champions League with Ajax in 1995 (under Van Gaal), probably remains most famous for having played the pass that led to Dennis Bergkamp’s wonder-goal against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup quarter-final. But this season, overseeing a side playing in the best Total Football tradition, he joined Michels and Van Gaal in having led Ajax to three successive Dutch titles.

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World 2018 43 End of year world review 31776389 Italy Italy World

It wasn’t as impressive as last season, when it passed unbeaten through the whole campaign, but there could be no doubt that Juventus was a worthy winner of Serie A, despite the lack of firepower. Not until the first game of May did any player reach 10 goals for the season, and that was a midfielder, Artur Vidal, a player whose industry and self-sacrifice sum up this Juve. That its coach, Antonio Conte, was banned from the touchline until mid-December for not reporting match-fixing while manager of Siena – a charge he still denies – only made Juve’s achievement more impressive. The only doubt is the lack of competition. Internazionale has self-destructed spectacularly; Milan, despite a mid-season surge, effectively wrote itself out if the title race by selling off its best assets in August, and Napoli – as ever – never seemed quite to believe in itself when it faced the giants. Emphatic defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League was a chastening reminder of Italy’s status.

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World 2018 43 End of year world review 31776387 Ukraine Ukraine World

This has been the season of Shakhtar Donetsk. There will always be a tinge of regret, a thought of what might have been had it not met Borussia Dortmund on the last 16 of the Champions League while still undercooked after the winter break, but it had the better of two games against Chelsea in the group stage and traded blow-for-blow with Juventus. Domestically it remained unbeaten until its 16th league match, still its only defeat this season, and wrapped up the title with four games remaining. It will complete a Double if it can beat Chornomorets in the Cup final on May 22. More than anything, though, it has achieved its success playing bright, attacking, intelligent football, the interaction in midfield of Fernandinho, Henrykh Mkhitaryan, Willian and Alex Teixera a delight. Willian left for Anzhi over the winter and at least two of the other three could go this summer, as could the manager, Mircea Lucescu who, in his nine years at the club has made Shakhtar by some distance the dominant side in Ukraine.

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World 2018 43 End of year world review 31776388 Portugal Portugal World

While much of the rest of Europe endured title races that were little more than processions, Portugal’s kept going right to the end. After 28 of the 30 games, Benfica and Porto were both unbeaten but the Lisbon side led by two points having drawn one game fewer. In the 29th, they met at the Dragao. Lima put Benfica ahead after 18 minutes but seven minutes later Porto levelled as Silvestre Varela’s low shot was deflected in off Maxi Pereira. And then, in injury time, the 19-year-old substitute Kelvin drive in a ferocious left-foot shot to give Porto the win and a one-point advantage with one game to go in the title race.

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World 2018 43 End of year world review 31776393 France France World

A league ruined by money. The takeover of Paris St-Germain by Qatari Sports Investments has given it an absurd financial advantage over the rest of the league, enabling it to bring in the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Javier Pastore and David Beckham as the rest of the league sells off its assets (mostly to Newcastle). The main interest this season has been in seeing how it has struggled to make its advantage count. It eventually has, though; money talking as it always does. Only the promotion of Monaco, bankrolled by the Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, offers any prospect of competition.

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