Football emerged as a huge relief amid the coronavirus pandemic as it provided people with a much-needed outlet during these difficult times.
After a break of over three months, the 2019-’20 campaign across Europe’s top leagues was concluded within a window in July and August before the new season kickstarted across these leagues straight away in September.
The European campaigns – Champions League and Europa League – were squeezed in the gap between the two seasons leaving some of Europe’s top sides with virtually no break between the campaigns.
This non-stop football seems to have taken the toll on some of Europe’s elite teams who are usually involved in a large number of games during a season.
A month into the new seasons across Europe’s top five leagues, a common trend is quite visible. Unexpected table toppers. As the big teams battle fatigue and a lack of pre-season, some of the lesser teams have grabbed the opportunity with both hands to set the early pace in these competitions.
Here’s a look at how the tables look in each of Europe’s top five leagues