A week ago they were still in line for a possible quadruple, but after back-to-back losses and a dip in confidence, City are looking at the possibility of ending up with just the one trophy – the unflattering League Cup. In order to add the Premier League title, the Citizens must now win all three games they have in hand to pull even with Chelsea. Pressure's on!
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Liverpool (Last week: NR)
Coming off back-to-back wins, the Reds will fancy their chances to win for just the third time at Old Trafford in eleven years on Sunday. Should they, then Liverpool keeps alive an outside shot to compete for the Premier League title.
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Dortmund (Last week: 8)
It hasn’t always been pretty, but with just one loss in their past seven games, Dortmund have shot back up to second place and built a four-point cushion on struggling Leverkusen. Next, BVB have a chance to kill off another tumbling team’s European aspirations this weekend – Gladbach.
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Juventus (Last week: 7)
The Serie A leaders have arguably had their toughest time this season with Fiorentina, and after being held to a home draw on Thursday, they’re now at risk of missing out on a Europa League final at Juventus Stadium.
Chelsea (Last week: 6)
While the pressure is off Chelsea in the league at the moment, Mourinho faces a must-win on Tuesday as old friend Didier Drogba makes his highly-anticipated Stamford Bridge return. A Champions League exit would be hard to stomach.
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Atletico (Last week: 5)
Can anybody stop Diego Costa? It’s unlikely. Atletico’s shooting star scored twice more against Milan to become the first player ever to tally seven goals in his first five Champions League games. Costa has also become the club’s all-time scoring leader in the competition.
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Barcelona (Last week: 3)
By taking care of business against Man City, Barcelona became the third club to reach the Champions League quarterfinals for seven straight years, after Man United (1997-2003) and Real Madrid (1998-2004). In the process, Messi passed Raul for most Champions League goals scored for one club (67).
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PSG (Last week: 4)
As #DareToZlatan slowly approaches cult status, PSG continues to look more and more like a true contender for the Champions League. The Leverkusen win extended their home-unbeaten streak in Europe to 27 games, or seven years.
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Real Madrid (Last week: 2)
Our experts all seem to be in agreement: if anyone can knock Bayern off their perch this season, it’s Real. Cristiano Ronaldo continues his heroics on (4 goals in past 3 games) and off the field (paying for a young fan’s brain surgery), but Los Blancos are getting contributions from everyone at the moment.
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Bayern (Last week: 1)
Uli Hoeness’ tax evasion trial has dominated the German media for the past few weeks, and for good reason. With Bayern’s figurehead getting sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison and stepping down from all his posts, the best club team in the world suddenly lost its iconic leader. Not that it will affect their play much.