We’ve got a pair of debutantes in this week’s instalment of Europe’s Biggest Underachieving Clubs, and that means two sides have graduated from these inauspicious ranks—at least for now.
Borussia Dortmund, presently third in the Bundesliga, have yet to lose in 2014 and go into Saturday’s match at home to Eintracht Frankfurt on a three-game winning run. PSV Eindhoven, meanwhile, have risen to sixth in the Eredivisie following back-to-back wins against Cambuur and FC Twente.
Granted, neither are where they’d prefer to be at this juncture of their schedules, and they are still underperforming. But the clubs taking their places in this ranking have been even worse of late, and they could well find themselves in our top five for weeks to come.
Here are the biggest underachievers in European club football.