Barcelona slips up before Clasico, while Palace’s free fall, Monaco’s surge continue

Another exciting week across Europe saw the build-up to next week’s Clasico get interesting as Barcelona dropped points–again–at bogeyman side Real Sociedad. German champion Bayern Munich is still behind RB Leipzig but it has a new, old, president leading the chase on its “new enemy.” 

One coach is under pressure in the Premier League after a nine-goal thriller in Wales, while in Italy, another defeat for Juventus–thanks in part to Diego Simeone's son–opens up the title race. Meanwhile, France's Ligue 1 is the unlikely home of Europe’s most prolific attacking team at the moment, and it’s time Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim took the credit he deserves.

Here is what caught our eye from Around Europe this week: 

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