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One of four Europa League semi-finalists, Fenerbahce are in with a real shout of winning their first ever European title this season and will face off against Benfica to determine who will take their place in the competition’s finale.
Currently enjoying a five-match winning streak in the Super Lig and just four points behind reigning Turkish champions Galatasaray, Fener may yet pull off an underdog double in what could be a 2012-13 campaign to remember.
Unfortunate not to find themselves in this week’s top 20, Ajax drop out despite opening their lead at the summit of the Eredivisie to five points following their weekend win away to PSV Eindhoven.
In doing so, De Godenzonen extended their domestic winning run to six consecutive matches and haven’t lost a fixture since late January.
One of the most important fixtures of the weekend in terms of next season’s Champions League makeup, Bayer Leverkusen held an in-form Schalke at bay to earn themselves a much-needed point at the Veltins Arena.
In truth, the away side may feel unfortunate not to have come away with all three points in hand thanks to a late Raffael penalty, but will still be pleased to call the Bundesliga’s third spot their own, four points ahead of The Miners.
Like Ajax, Vitesse are one of Holland’s in-form teams right now and saw their seven-match winning streak come to an end over the weekend, drawing 3-3 at Roda JC.
Just five points away from the Eredivisie leaders and currently residing in second place, “FC Hollywood” remain just one point ahead of PSV and Feyenoord, but are so far looking up to the challenge of upsetting the Dutch applecart.