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SaintEtienneA hot start with four wins and three draws in its first eight games, the club is in fourth place in Ligue and just a point off of first place. SaintEtienne just dominated Monaco and has a huge game with Lille next Saturday. And the key has been the signing of Wahbi Khazri. The Tunisian international struggled a bit at Sunderland, but the talent was there, and he showed it at Rennes on loan last season. SaintEtienne scoops him up, and hes got four goals in recent weeks, scoring both against Monaco. Hes an attacking midfielder/winger who can change a teams attack, and hes done just that.

These two clubs ce off once again in the biggest cup in South America

Bounced back from some bad results to win their last two, including beating rival Lazio on Saturday . Thats a win that will give them momentum.

Lautaro Martinez got his first goal for the club and now they are on a little bit of a run, but this team probably isnt good enough to win Serie A.

World Soccer Power Rankings Cristiano Ronaldos Juventus takes top spot; LiverpoolChelsea llout

WatfordCurrently in sixth place in the Premier League with points and now out of the EFL Cup, dont overlook how elimination from that competition could help this team focus more on league play. And the key has been possessing the ball, which in turn has helped this team defensively. In seven league games, the team has allowed eight goals. Whats even more impressive, this team is where it is having already played Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal. With games against Bournemouth, Wolves, Huddersfield, Newcastle and Southampton, there are some massive chances to gain some points in the coming weeks.

Massive late win at Fluminense thanks to Evertons wild heelflick goal. Top four in the league now and on its way to the Copa Libertadores semifinals, it seems.

Honorable mentionsReal Betis ESP, Leicester City ENG, Lille FRA, Hertha Berlin GER.

Dont look now, but the Gunners are flying high under Unai Emery. The attack has looked dangerous and finally this team looks like a topfour contender.

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World Soccer Power Rankings Cristiano Ronaldos Juventus takes top spot; LiverpoolChelsea llout

Sevilla jumps into the rankings because of four straight wins where it averaged four goals per game. No way it can keep this up, though, especially with some tough matches to come against Celta and Barca.

Is unlikely we will see anything similar to those two at any point soon, but surprises in the sport are always exciting and end up becoming mustwatch TV. In light of that, lets take a look at the three teams that have surprised the most in European soccer to start the season

Juventus is in league with goals and five conceded

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Everybody loves a Cinderella story. Be it Leicester City in the Premier League or Croatia in the World Cup, having a team come from out of nowhere to turn a competition on its heads creates memories that last for years. For many years to come, Leicester and Croatia will be looked at as two teams that surpassed expectations and any other Cinderella will be compared to them.

Out of the Copa do Brasil but flying high in the Copa Libertadores and now in first place in the league. Theyve won five of six in the league and are ahead of Internacional on goal differential.

Crashed out of Copa Argentina but playing lots of bench players but got back to its winning ways in the league on Sunday night. Big one with Cruzeiro next.

Struggled against Pachuca and have lost two of three after an undefeated start. Still in first place though in Liga MX, but the defense had an off night.

This team is rolling under Eduardo Coudet. They may be out of the Copa Libertadores, but La Academia has built a fivepoint lead atop the Argentine first ision le.

This team hasnt lost since February, and the draws have turned into wins. Back into top four and the vorite to get by Independiente on Tuesday.

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Its early, but Juventus, led by Ronaldo, is still undefeated in all competitions

It was an easy win over Mexico that puts the team a step closer to qualifying

This teams stock is growing and Eden Hazard is putting himself up there among the worlds top five players. Fantastic form and only getting better.

Jose Mourinho hopes to get the Red Devils back on track

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Los Blancos are in a bit of a funk and hope to get out of it

Christian Pulisic continues to deliver and Paco Alcacers loan move has paid off quickly. BVB is in first place in the Bundesliga, but can they stay there?

SassuoloSimilarly to Watford, its impressive to see this team where it is considering the competition it has played. The club is in fifth place in Serie A with points through seven games, having already played AC Milan, Juventus and Inter Milan. Napoli is next, and chances are this team will slip, but it has been able to consistently create chances in front of goal to give itself a chance. And remember KevinPrince Boateng? He has revived his career with the club with four goals in six games.

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Teams knocked out of the top this weekManchester United, Internacional, Sao Paulo.

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