Milan and Inter travel at 2.39 on average. In the 5 main continental leagues, Madrid (2.29) and Liverpool (2.04) are behind. Only Glasgow (2.57) does better, but the Scottish league does not hold the comparison with Serie A
Milan is a great Milan. Old notes for an always valid leitmotif. At least in football, where it is back in fashion. In the delusional 2020 under the Madonnina the ball is back to roll in the right direction.
Rossoneri at the top after an unexpected ride, Nerazzurri who are behind them and have their heads free (despite themselves) from other commitments. Two of them have forfeited 67 points in 28 games, an average of 2.39 points per game, the result of 20 wins, 7 draws and one defeat, inevitable as they arrived in the derby, won 2-1 by Milan. But is Milan caput mundi, or at least caput Europe for average points in the current season? Yes, ahead of Madrid (2.29) and Liverpool (2.04), if we remain in the 5 main European leagues. Among the “minor” ones, there would be a city that does better, Glasgow with 2.57 thanks to Rangers and Celtic, but in a championship, the Scottish one, certainly not comparable to Serie A.
In Italy there is no racing. Rome follows the Milanese with 48 points, which on average is 1.71, therefore a long way from the Milanese peak. Not to mention Turin, with a subdued Juve and an even last Toro. The 32 points accumulated (with one game less since the bianconeri have to recover the one against Napoli) gives the Mole teams the miserable average of 1.18. At the bottom, however, is Genoa, which with 17 from Sampdoria and 10 from Genoa does not reach 1 average (0.96).
In Premier, as always, the city that most “populates” the top flight is London. This year there are 6 clubs present: Chelsea (25 points), Tottenham (25), West Ham (21), Crystal Palace (18), Arsenal (14) and Fulham (10). The 113 points overall (net of the Boxing Day matches) lead to the not exciting average of 1.34 per game. The English capital pays for the disastrous year of the Gunners and the fact of having non-top-tier teams that weigh it down. Although in reality the Hammers are perhaps going beyond forecasts. Liverpool does much better, with the Reds leaders with 31 points and Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton in the Champions League with 26, for an average of 2.04, however far from the 2.39 of Milan. Manchester finished in second place with an average of 1.85 thanks to United’s 27 points in 14 games (including today’s 2-2 against Leicester) and City with 23 (with 13 games played).
In Spain, as always, Madrid commands with a season that closely resembles that of our Serie A. In fact, the Atletico-Real team is at the top, with the Colchoneros who have played two fewer games (13) than the Blancos (15). The 64 points added together lead to an average of 2.29, which earned him the national record but are not enough to overtake Milan. If we then add Getafe (17 points in 14 races), we go down to 1.93. Barcelona is orphaned by Espanyol, relegated to Segunda Division, so the only other city with two teams in La Liga is Seville, with Sevilla (23 points in 13 games) and Betis (19 in 15) for an average of 1.5.
Bundesliga and Ligue 1
Only one derby in the Bundesliga, that of Berlin. In the standings, Union have 21 points in 13 games that earn them sixth place, while Hertha have put together 13 in as many games. The average of the two teams from the German capital therefore settles at 1.31. In France, where the “une ville, un club” rule almost always applies in Ligue 1, there are no cities with two representatives.
Coming out of the 5 most important championships of the Old Continent, we find Greece with Athens which, in addition to the historic Olympiacos (which excels with 32 points in 12 games), Panathinaikos (18 in 13), and Aek (24 in 12) ranks in the Super League also the Atromitos (14 in 12 games), for an average of 1.8 points. Thessaloniki does better with Aris (second with 29 points in 12 games) and Paok (27 in 12) which add up to an average of 2.33, just 6 hundredths of a point behind the Milanese. In Turkey, Istanbul sends 6 teams to the field in Super Ligi: Galatasaray (26 points in 13 games), Fenerbahce (26 in 14) and Besiktas (25 in 13), who occupy 3 of the top 4 squares (at the top with 14 matches there is Alanyaspor), and again Basaksehir (in the group stage of the Champions he was in the group of Psg and Manchester United, in the league he goes badly with only 15 points in 13 games), Kasimpasa (18 in 14) and finally Karamugruk ( 20 in 13 before today’s challenge). On the Bosphorus, counting, we therefore travel at an average of 1.63 points per game. The capital Ankara instead fielded two clubs in the top flight: Genclerbirligi and Ankaragucu, both in the relegation zone with 12 and 9 points in 13 games, for a measly 0.81 average. There would be a city that surpasses Milan: Glasgow, which in the Scottish Premiership sees Gerrard’s Rangers largely in the lead with 53 points in 19 games, and Celtic, eliminated from the Europa League in the Milan group, second with 37 in 16, for a average of 2.57. But we are talking about a decidedly minor league, also made up of only 12 teams.
December 27 – 11:09 am
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