Some spent big during the summer; others spent little.
Some came into the season with a new manager; others kept the faith in an old one.
An icon retired.
And yet, at many of Europe’s biggest clubs, expectations didn’t change.
Most of them entered the campaign with a title challenge in mind, and all of them had designs on Champions League football. Some even felt they could win the European Cup.
Well, things have not gone according to plan at a handful of these giants. Over the next few slides, we’ll examine several big, big clubs that have underachieved through the 2013 portion of the schedule.