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2022-23; Top five European teams with the best starting eleven

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  • Every football team wants to win titles, which is why they sign players to strengthen their squad. 
  • Top European teams have some of the best players in the world. The teams with the best starting eleven have higher chances of winning titles. 
  • Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have the strongest starting eleven in Europe. The Cytizens will be a threat to rival teams this season. 

Top European teams have some of the best players in their squad. The 2022-23 season kicked off several days ago, and these players are expected to deliver on the pitch. 

Many European teams have strengthened their squads this summer transfer window. FC Barcelona have added some of the best players to their elite squad. Manchester United and Chelsea are still busy and could make more signings before the window closes on September 1. 

The teams with the best squads are likely going to have a fruitful 2022-23 season. This article will look at the top five European teams with the best starting eleven this season. 

5. Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich have been dominant in the Bundesliga for several years. The German giants have also been a dominant force in Europe over the years. 

Bayern Munich lost Robert Lewandowski to FC Barcelona this summer transfer window. However, the departure of the Polish striker will not greatly affect Bayern this season. The Bavarians signed Sadio Mane to fill the gap left by Robert Lewandowski.

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich have a strong squad. Photo/ 90Min.

Bayern Munich have also signed other new players to make their squad stronger. Matthijs de Light and Noussair Mazraoui joined this summer to strengthen Bayern’s defence. Ryan Gravenberch and Mathys Tel have joined to add depth to Bayern’s midfield and attack, respectively. 

Bayern Munich’s best starting XI for the 2022-23 season:

Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, De Light, Alphonso Davies; Joshua Kimmich, Marcel Sabitzer; Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Jamal Musiala; Sadio Mane. 

4. Real Madrid

Real Madrid have not been busy this summer transfer window. The Los Blancos have signed only two elite players; Antonio Rudiger and Aurelien Tchouameni. Antonio Rudiger joined Real Madrid as a free agent, whereas the Spanish giants signed Tchouameni for 80 million euros. 

Carlo Ancelotti will greatly rely on his last season’s first XI to defend the La Liga and the UEFA Champions League they won last season. He is still trying to fix Antonio Rudiger in his squad. 

Real Madrid’s best starting for this season:

Thibaut Courtois, Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Federico Valverde, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior. 

3. Liverpool

Liverpool is another team that has not been busy this summer. However, the Premier League giants have one of the strongest squads in Europe. 

Jurgen Klopp has some of the biggest names in the football world in his squad. With the departure of Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich, Mohamed Salah is expected to lead the Reds’ attack this season. Darwin Nunez will have the role of filling the gap left by Sadio Mane. 

Liverpool’s strongest starting XI for the 2022-23 season:

Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahim Konate, van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Naby Keita, Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara; Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez, Mohamed Salah.

Liverpool’s bench has quality players like Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota and Joe Matip.

2. Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain will continue with their hunt for the UEFA Champions League title this season. The Parisians have not made any blockbuster signings this summer. However, the new manager Christophe Galtier is expected to deliver. 

New PSG signings Renato Sanches and Vitinha have added depth to the team. 

PSG’s best starting XI for the 2022-23 season:

Gianluigi Donnarumma; Presnel Kimpembe, Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos; Hakimi, Marco Verratti, Vitinha, Nuno Mendes; Lionel Messi; Neymar, Kylian Mbappe.

PSG forward

PSG attacking trio of Messi, Mbappe and Neymar. Photo/ Goal.com.

1. Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has a difficult task of defending the Premier League title this season. However, his squad is more than ready to do the job. The Cytizens are also hunting for the UEFA Champions League title this season. 

Manchester City have the strongest first XI in Europe this summer. The Cytizens added Erling Haaland to their attacking depth this summer. 

Other players who have joined Manchester City are Kalvin Phillips, Sergio Gomez, Stefan Ortega and Julian Alvarez. 

Manchester City’s strongest starting XI:

Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Kyle Walker; Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne; Riyad Mahrez, Erling Haaland, Phil Foden.

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