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Barça, Real Madrid would be mid-table in hypothetical Euro League

Comparing their points tally with the rest of the leading clubs in major European leagues, Barça are eighth in the hypothetical standings, one place above Real Madrid in ninth.

Barça, Real Madrid would be mid-table in hypothetical Euro League

Real Madrid and Barcelona are accustomed to settling at the top of the LaLiga leaderboard from the beginning of the season and staying there until the end.

The two giants of Spanish football have between them shared 16 of the last 20 LaLiga titles, with the exceptions being in 1999-2000 (Deportivo La Coruña), 2001-2002 (Valencia), 2003-2004 (Valencia) and 2013-14 (Atlético Madrid).

While Barça and Madrid currently sit top of LaLiga after 11 games played with 22 points each, they have dropped more points than usual, with the former having already lost three games this season while the latter has drawn four games and lost won.

In fact, comparing their points tally with the rest of the leading clubs in major European leagues, Barça would be eighth in the hypothetical standings, one place above Madrid in ninth.

Liverpool and Juventus only undefeated clubs

Undefeated Liverpool would be the current leader with 31 points, nine more than Madrid and Barça. Juventus would be in second place with 29 points, the other only undefeated team at this stage of the season. Inter would place third with 28 points, with PSG in fourth with 27 points.

The top four would be followed by three English clubs: Manchester City (25 points), Leicester City (23 points) and Chelsea (23 points). Positioned after Barcelona and Real Madrid would be Borussia Monchengladbach, who have played one fewer games than the two Spanish clubs.

Current standings in Hypothetical European League

Club Points Played W D L GF GA
1 Liverpool 31 11 10 1 0 25 9
2 Juventus 29 11 9 2 0 19 9
3 Inter 28 11 9 1 1 24 11
4 PSG  27 12* 9 0 3 26 7
5 Manchester City 25 11 8 1 2 34 10
6 Leicester City 23 11 7 2 2 27 8
7 Chelsea 23 11 7 2 2 25 17
8 Barcelona 22 11 7 1 3 29 14
9 Real Madrid 22 11 6 4 1 21 9
10 B. Mönchengladbach 22 10** 7 1 2 21 10
11 Roma 22 11 6 4 1 20 12
12 Real Sociedad 22 12* 7 1 4 20 13
13 Lazio 21 11 6 3 2 24 11
14 Atalanta 21 11 6 3 2 30 18
15 Cagliari 21 11 6 3 2 18 10
16 Atlético Madrid 21 12* 5 6 1 12 7
17 Sevilla 21 12* 6 3 3 15 13
18 Granada 20 12* 6 2 4 19 15
19 Angers 20 12* 6 2 4 17 16

* All French and Spanish clubs, with the excepiton of Barcelona and Real Madrid due to the postponed Clásico, have played one more game than English and Italian clubs.

** German clubs have played just 10 games this season, with their only representative being B. Mönchengladbach

The four other Spanish representatives in the hypothetical league would be Real Sociedad (12th – 22 points), Atlético Madrid (16th – 21 points), Sevilla (17th – 21 points) and Granada (18th – 20 points).

Worrying low points for Barcelona and Real Madrid

The current number of points held by Madrid and Barça is worrisome, since if they continue on current projections they would finish with 76 points at the end of the campaign (Liverpool, for example, would end up with 107 points). Real Madrid won the title with Fabio Capello in 2006-07 with precisely 76 points, but since then no club has won LaLiga with such a small tally.

It is worth mentioning that Barcelona would be the second highest scoring team of this hypothetical league with 29 goals, only behind Pep Guardiola’s City, who have netted 34 goals.

Meanwhile, Atlético Madrid and PSG are the two clubs that have conceded the least amount of goals, with seven and twelve goals respectively.