Invincibles? The 3 teams still unbeaten in Europe’s major leagues in 2023-24
Arsenal (2003-04) and Juventus (2011-12) are the only clubs in Europe’s major leagues this century to have registered historic unbeaten campaigns.
Recent years have seen clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Liverpool and Bayern Munich reach colossal record-breaking points tallies, but managing an invincible season is a unique achievement that’s proven beyond them.
Recent days and weeks have seen the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and Barcelona fall in their quests to go unbeaten this season. Could we see an invincible team in 2023-24? We’ve taken a closer look through each and every side that remains unbeaten so far this season.
Bayern Munich are yet to lose a Bundesliga match this season. Water is wet.
Harry Kane’s not made a bad start over in Deutschland.
Borussia Dortmund really ought to have beaten a poor Bayern side to the Bundesliga title last season. We’re crossing everything that Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen can take their mantle as genuine challengers this season.
They very much look the part. Alonso has all the makings of European football’s next top coach and Nigerian striker Victor Boniface he could produce a Victor Osimhen-esque monster season.
Leverkusen have won 11 of 12 Bundesliga outings this season and kept their unbeaten record intact with an injury-time penalty equaliser away to Bayern back in – the only game they’ve dropped points in. They sit top of the table, two points ahead of the perennial champions, after 12 rounds of fixtures.
The Sir Jim Ratcliffe-backed club lost Premier League outcasts Kasper Schmeichel, Aaron Ramsey, Ross Barkley and Nicolas Pepe in the summer and appear all the better for it.
Les Aiglons sit second in Ligue 1 – one point behind PSG – after kicking off 2023-24 with eight wins and five draws. They’re currently on a run of eight(!) successive clean sheets and boast Europe’s most watertight defence, with just four goals conceded in 13 outings.
Their manager Francesco Farioli is only 34 years old – most definitely one to watch.
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— Ligue 1 English (@Ligue1_ENG) September 17, 2023