Dropping outside the top 20 for the first time, Manchester City’s sorry end-of-season slump continued right through to the final day of the season, resulting in a 3-2 loss at home to Norwich City.
Following their FA Cup final loss to Wigan Athletic last week, this signaled the Citizens’ second defeat to a side in the bottom half of the Premier League in as many weeks. They ultimately finished the season 11 points behind Manchester United.
Through no fault of their own, Ajax slump into the honourable mentions this week despite having not played since their final game of the season last weekend.
Saying that, the Eredivisie champions still deserve their recognition after typing up a 32nd Dutch first division title just a fortnight ago. They are only dropped due to the perceived stature of their division.
After picking up a significant blemish to their record last weekend in their loss to Fenerbahce, Galatasaray climbed confidently atop their winning perch once again this weekend.
Defeating Trabzonspor 2-0 in Istanbul, Fatih Terim’s men rounded off their Super Lig campaign with 10 points and 14 goals in between them and their nearest competitors.
Pacos de Ferreira
The best league finish of the club’s 53-year history, this week saw Pacos de Ferreira seal their spot in the 2013-14 Champions League playoff stage.
Despite an end-of-season loss to Liga Primeira champions Porto, Paulo Foncesca’s team finished the term two points ahead of Sporting Braga, losing just four games in their league season, all of which came against the two sides above them in the table.