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Real Deal - Moneyball In Madrid: Analyzing Football’s Most Efficient Teams

Ali Fakharany of StatsBomb is here to help us rank the Champions League contenders across Europe.

The latest episode of the Real Deal brings on the insightful Ali Fakharany, co-founder of StatsBomb for a deep dive analyzing the best teams in Europe.

Tune into hear how we rank this year’s Champions League contenders and the best teams in Europe as a whole.


5:00 - Real Madrid

20:50 - Barcelona

34:18 - New look Atletico Madrid

39:48 - Are Girona a real title contender?

42:30 - The Manchester City-ification of Arsenal

50:45 - Manchester City

1:02:12 - Liverpool

1:12:16 - Strength of Premier League

1:16:20 - Manchester United

1:23:50 - Bayern Munich

1:30:50 - Bayer Leverkusen

1:35:40 - PSG

1:40:49 - Inter Milan

1:51:50 - Recap and Summary

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Hosts this week:

Mehedi Hassan (@MHassanFootball)

Siddharth Ramsundar (@TacticalFouling)

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