Benfica is trailing FC Porto in the Portuguese League and lost to Chelsea in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. The Portuguese giant is the 10th best soccer club in the world.
9. AC Milan
AC Milan lost to Barcelona twice in the Champions League and might be losing the Serie A to Juventus at the end of the season but their superb performances in the Serie A and Champions League is enough to slot them into the 9th position.
8. Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund retained the German League and would be playing Bayern Munich in the German Cup final on May 12, 2012. The German champions deserve a better position but their poor performance in the Champions League makes them the eighth best soccer club.
7. Manchester United
Despite the early exit of Manchester United in the Champions League they look set to retain the English League making 20 League titles. They only have the Manchester derby left to play for the season unlike City that will have to play the impressive Newcastle team @St James’ Park. They lost 6-1 @home to their city rivals!
Juventus is the only European club with 34 unbeaten league matches in the 2011/2012 season. While they are getting ready to play Napoli in the Coppa Italia final on May 20, the Serie A title is almost ready for pick up. How would you describe the best Italian team of the season?
Chelsea is in the final of the Champions League and the English FA Cup though badly positioned in the Premier League with little hope of making it to the Champions League next season. No thanks to the sacking of AVB they wouldn’t have gone this far!
4. Manchester City
Despite the early lead in the Premiership Man City team slumped and would have to beat Manchester United and Newcastle to win the highly contested EPL at the end of the season. They lost to Napoli in the second round of the lucrative Champions League but they have good players including the controversial ‘why is it always me’ (Super Mario Balotelli).
After losing to Chelsea in the semifinal of the UEFA Champions League and Real Madrid favored to win the Spanish League Barcelona’s consolation is now the Copa del Rey against Athletic on May 25, 2012. Is this the end of an era for Barcelona? They only dropped two places from being the best soccer club in the world.
2. Real Madrid
The most improved club of the year (Real Madrid) was able to beat Barcelona at home 2-1, hmm what a relief! They lost to a better Bayern Munich side in the semifinals of the Champions League though. Next season they’ll learn to play Higuain and Kaka more.
1. Bayern Munich
A Champions League final at home seven days after the German Cup final between Bayern Munich and Borrusia Dortmund confirms Bayern as the best team in the world. Need I say more? Hell No! Action speaks louder than voice. Bayern Munich is the 2012 best soccer club.