5 European teams with just 1 league defeat so far this season

Fans have been treated to some incredible footballing action by top European teams so far in the 2022-23 season.

Most of the elite European teams have performed as expected, impressing in both their domestic league and the UEFA Champions League. While some European teams — like Chelsea — have fallen well below their standards, others — like Arsenal and Napoli — have shocked the footballing world with surprise title charges.

Here is a list of 5 European teams that have excelled in the continent’s big five leagues and have lost just once all season.


5 European teams with just 1 league defeat this season

#5. RC Lens

RC Lens vs AJ Auxerre - Ligue 1Paris Saint-Germain.

Lens have only conceded 13 league goals this season, the lowest in the competition. The side’s impressive run of form has remained consistent throughout the campaign as they have only lost one match in all competitions, which was their sole league defeat against Lille OSC.

Frank Haise’s side beat PSG 3-1 earlier this month to further bolster their credentials as contenders for the Ligue 1 title. But even if they miss out on a historic title triumph, they will almost certainly qualify for the Champions League and face the top European teams next season.


#4. Newcastle United

Newcastle United v Fulham FC - Premier LeagueManchester United are fourth, level on points with Newcastle.

Their form has been bolstered by their stingy defense, which has conceded just 11 goals in the league. No team has conceded fewer Premier League goals this campaign. Goalkeeper Nick Pope has also kept five consecutive clean sheets in the league.

Their lone league defeat came courtesy of a 98th-minute Fabio Carvalho winner for Liverpool in August.

The Magpies will be aiming to finish in the top 4 spots in order to qualify for the UEFA Champions League and compete against top European teams for the first time since 2003.


#3. FC Barcelona

Atletico Madrid v FC Barcelona - LaLiga SantanderFC Barcelona are top of the La Liga table, 3 points ahead of bitter rivals real Madrid. The Blaugrana are the second highest scoring team (35 goals) in the division and boast the best domestic defensive record (6 goals conceded) in Europe.

Their sole league defeat was in the EL Clasico meeting in October, where Los Blancos earned a 3-1 home victory through goals from Karim BenzemaFederico Valverde and Rodrygo.


#2. Naples

SSC Napoli v Empoli FC - Serie ATottenham Hotspur v Arsenal FC - Premier League

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