As Borussia Dortmund don’t have a game this weekend, we’ve hopped around Europe to bring you the latest league tables as the domestic top flights enter their final stages. Of the eight nations, only Real Madrid and Celtic top their respective league table as reigning champions.
In England (above, left), defending champions Tottenham Hotspur are languishing down in 7th place, fighting tooth and nail to even qualify for the Europa League next season, having been knocked out of the FA Cup in the Third Round.
In Italy (above, right), AC Milan are on course to win Serie A for the first time in three seasons. Coincidentally, last year’s champions Inter Milan are also in 7th place.
In Spain (above, left), Real Madrid are an astonishing 13 points clear of Barcelona, looking odds-on to win their third consecutive title, with the potential of a domestic double as they play Mallorca in the Copa del Rey Final next month.
In France (above, right), defending champions PSG are nine points behind Lyon with a game in hand. Both sides are in the Coupe de France Semi-Finals and will be looking to meet in the Final.
Over in Russia (above, left), Rubin Kazan are a point clear of Zenit St Petersburg, with defending champions Spartak Moscow six points behind in third, with just six games left to play this season. Rubin and Spartak are both through to the Superkubok Quarter-Finals.
In Portugal (above, right), Benfica are two points clear of Sporting Lisbon with a game in hand, with defending champions Porto a further twelve points behind. Benfica are also in the bwin Cup Final where they’ll play Setúbal.
In the Netherlands (above, left), last year’s third-placed side Vitesse Arnhem have a two-point lead over Ajax, with defending champions PSV Eindhoven level with FC Twente four points back. Vitesse have never won Eredivisie, and last finished in the top two back in 1915. They’ll also play Utrecht in the KNVB Beker Final next month.
Finally, in Scotland (above, right), Celtic are storming to their third consecutive title with a 15 point lead over Hearts in the deeply uncompetitive Scottish Premier League. The league splits into two sub-divisions in a fortnight’s time, but Celtic are three wins away from the title.