European Season Brief Overview and the Team of the Season 2010-2011

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European Season Brief Overview and the Team of the Season 2010-2011
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The 2010-2011 season was filled with predictable outcomes and beautiful football. 

Barcelona won La Liga and the Champions League with ease, proving they are, by far, the best team in the world at the moment.

Manchester United won the Premier League while Chelsea and Arsenal had crisis periods during the season. Manchester City made it to the Top 3 after spending so much money the past couple of seasons.

AC Milan dominated most of the season, helped by the "Benitez Crisis" at Inter, and won the Serie A title for the first time in seven years. Napoli and Udinese made the top four while Juventus and AS Roma struggled.

Borussia Dortmund were the clear winners of the Bundesliga with what was probably the best counterattacking football in the world.

Porto won the Portuguese league without a defeat and also won the Europa League, which was expected from the start of the tournament. They were the most entertaining team and will be welcomed to the Champions League.

Lille OSC won Ligue 1 as expected. After all, they did finish as the highest-scoring French team the season before with 72 goals. They will be in the Champions League as well.

Ajax were probably the biggest surprise and won the Eredivisie for the first time since 2004.

The Scottish Premier League was one of the most exciting two horse races of the year. The Rangers won the league for the third year running, with a one point lead over their archrivals Celtic.

Fenerbaçhe beat Trabzonspor to the Turkcell Super League title on goal difference and proved they are an attacking force in the world football.

I have chosen 11 players for the starting lineup and seven for the bench of this year's European Team of the Season. 

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