Many football club supporters around Europe believed this was their year.
This was going to be the year in which their team would reach new heights and achieve many accolades. For some teams, like Manchester City, this is becoming reality.
However, there are other clubs with a different view. These clubs had high goals for this year, but their performances have been below expectation—and it seems success is increasingly unlikely.
Some teams like Borussia Dortmund and Olympique Marseille have failed to do well in their domestic leagues, which could be costly for those clubs. With disappointment, clubs can no longer hold on to their star players and are likely to lose them to other clubs. Things begin to spiral and get out of control.
Here are five teams that have been huge disappointments so far this season.