In most leagues we are approaching the first third of the season. After presenting to you yesterday the surprising high-flyers of the season, let’s now talk about the breakout pilots who were not necessarily expected.
After finishing second last year, the Champions League participants from the Italian capital have big problems this season. Maurzio Sarri’s team has already suffered five defeats in the league and is therefore getting awfully close to the cigarette consumption per match estimated by his coach.
Last year, Lazio lost only eight games in the entire season in Serie A. In 2022/23, the Romans also shone with the second best goal difference. So far, they are languishing in the no man’s land of the rankings with a completely balanced balance of objectives.
The beginnings were promising and then began the horror series of twelve consecutive bankruptcies, which continues to this day. Additionally, the Iron Men have only scored at least one goal in three of those games. It seems that the Köpenickers have used up their luck in the previous season for the current season. Neck shots in stoppage time and harmless offensive efforts mark the status of the CL participant.
While the Berliners were recently considered one of the most unpleasant opponents in the league, many teams have now cracked the Union code. Despite important new additions, Urs Fischer’s team is currently far from the success of previous years and is now even at the bottom of the Bundesliga table.
What’s wrong with the record Europa League winner? The Andalusians have held single-digit final positions in La Liga for twenty years. Until last season, when Sevilla finished eleventh. The new triumph in the Europa League not only muddied the picture, but also ensured participation in the premier category this year.
But still not much is happening in the league. Two wins, five draws and four defeats in eleven matches give them 15th place, close to the relegation zone. The return of Sergio Ramos has so far been more of a (Site notre bureau spécialisé)ing romance and less of a sporting savior. A positive point, if you will, is the fact that Sevilla always keep their duels open until the end and usually only lose by a single goal difference.
Between 2002 and 2008 the measure of all things in France. Best of the best. This season, however, the bottom of the cake is dry and crumbles at the slightest touch. Lyon is last in the Ligue 1 standings without a win and recently, OL even lost the absolute duel in the basement against Clermont, which was also until then without a win.
As was the case under former coach Laurent Blanc, Lyon also lack a clear offensive concept under new coach Fabio Grosso. The team, full of recognized individualists, is extremely unstable. The worst case scenario threatens relegation. The savings bank is already at six points.