PSG, Inter Closing In: A Look at the Title Race Across Europe’s Top 5 Leagues

PSG, Inter Closing In: A Look at the Title Race Across Europe’s Top 5 Leagues

Rene Otinga
updated at February 28, 2024 at 6:29 AM
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  • The title race is heating up across the European big leagues
  • Bayer Leverkusen is among the season's surprise packages
  • The likes of PSG are on course for another title win this term

We are well past the halfway point of most of the leagues across Europe.

In some of these leagues, the fight for the title is as close as ever, while in others, it is as good as gone.

Sports Brief takes a look at how the league tables stand across the biggest leagues in Europe.

Inter's Simeone Inzaghi and Alexis Sanchez
Simeone Inzaghi is on course to win the Serie A with Inter. Photo: Pier Marco.
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Premier League - it’s tight

This comes as no surprise at all.

Despite Manchester City’s dominance in the Premier League in the last three years, Pep Guardiola’s side is being pushed to the limit by Arsenal and Liverpool.

Liverpool are top of the Premier League table
Liverpool stay top of the Premier League table with 60 points from 26 games.
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After 26 rounds of matches, Liverpool are top of the pile with 60 points, one behind City in second place.

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal seem to have learned from last season’s mistakes and remain two points shy of the summit.

La Liga - Real Madrid running away

Real Madrid seem overly determined to reclaim the La Liga title from arch-rivals, Barcelona, and they are doing it with style.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men have taken full advantage of Barca’s frailties this season, and after 26 games played, they hold a comfortable six-point lead over Girona, whose surprise title bid took a dip in recent weeks, per the La Liga website.

La Liga is dominated by Real Madrid
Real Madrid top the La Liga table with Girona in second place.
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Barcelona are third with 57 points, eight behind their fierce rivals, although departing manager Xavi insists the title race is still alive.

Serie A: 'Give Inter the title'

With 12 league games to go, it will take a miracle to knock Inter Milan off the top.

The Nerazzuri, under Simeone Inzaghi, have done little wrong this season and with only one defeat all season, find themselves nine points clear with a game in hand.

Juventus were pushing Inter late in 2023, but a run of only three league wins in seven games from January 13 has seen the Old Lady fall off spectacularly.

Inter are on course to win the Serie A.
Simeone Inzaghi has done superbly with Inter this season.
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During that time, Massimiliano Allegri’s team suffered back-to-back defeats, including a 1-0 loss to runaway leaders, per the Juventus website.

If they miss out on the title this season, they will look back at those two defeats as the turning point in their season.

As a side note, defending champions - Napoli - are having one of the worst title defences in recent history, as they currently lie ninth on the log.

Bundesliga: Leverkusen looking very good

In Germany, the odds are being upset by Bayer Leverkusen.

The only unbeaten side in the league across Europe’s ‘Big Five’, Xabi Alonso’s men are on course to clinch their first league title in the club’s history.

This will, of course, come at the expense of Harry Kane and Bayern Munich, who have been unpredictable under Thomas Tuchel this season.

Bayer Leverkusen lead in the Bundesliga table.
Bayer Leverkusen are threatening to upset Bayern in the Bundesliga title race.
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With nine league games to go, Leverkusen enjoys an eight-point lead at the top, thanks to a run of 19 wins and four draws.

Leverkusen stamped their title-contender credentials on February 10, beating Bayern 3-0 at the BayArena.

Ligue 1: Another year, another PSG domination

Like in Serie A, it will take something special to knock off Paris Saint-Germain from their perch.

Under Luis Enrique, the French giants have been in typical dominating form in the league, suffering just one defeat and establishing an 11-point gap on closest rivals, Brestois.

The Ligue 1 is being dominated by Paris Saint Germain.
Paris Saint Germain are dominating the Ligue 1, as usual.
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From the proceedings in the French top tier, it looks like Kylian Mbappe will end his final season with PSG with a sixth league title.

Why Leverkusen may not win Bundesliga

Sports Brief also reported on Pep Guardiola’s take on the Bundesliga, with the Spaniard claiming Bayer Leverkusen were not yet out of the woods.

The veteran tactician advised Xabi Alonso to be wary of the threat posed by his former club, Bayern Munich, who have won 11 league titles in a row.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and