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Kyle Walker and Tottenham falling down
Constantly teetering on the edges of our power rankings, Tottenham’s hopes of Champions League qualification took a severe knock over the weekend after Andre Villas-Boas’ men drew 2-2 at the DW Stadium.
Although a five-match unbeaten run was maintained as a result of the draw, sharing the spoils with relegation candidates isn’t what Spurs need at this stage of the season and leaves them two points adrift of fourth-place Arsenal.
A 4-1 win over Hamburg this weekend keeps Schalke ahead of Eintracht Frankfurt in the race for the Bundesliga’s fourth spot and a place in next season’s Champions League.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar’s hat-trick provided the opus for Jens Keller’s side to ease past the dinosaur, but a record of that being their first win in three matches prevents Die Knappen from moving into our top 20.
Although their run of five wins in a row is hugely encouraging, Galatasaray’s last five league outings have all been against opposition in the bottom half of the table, meaning the Turkish champions haven’t really had to prove themselves domestically of late.
However, Fatih Terim’s men will soon have their chance to assert their dominance at the top of the Super Lig in a meeting with second-place Fenerbahce, proving that a Champions League win over Real Madrid earlier in April wasn’t just a one-off.
Were it not for the millions spent by Paris Saint-Germain over the last year in particular, Marseille might see themselves challenging for first-place honours in Ligue 1 this year.
However, the club remain in second spot, nine points behind leaders PSG and, having won their last two games and extending their unbeaten run to seven, can hope to close the gap on their fellow French giants next season.