Where does a 25-point deficit leave teams in Europe's leagues?

Celtic are 25 points clear in Scotland, after winning the title on Sunday

BY Daniel Kelly 14:55 Monday 3 April 2017, 14:55 3 Apr 2017

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers and his players celebrate winning the league with the fans. Picture by: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/PA Images

Celtic claimed their sixth Scottish Premiership title in a row on Sunday with a 5-0 win away to Hearts.

Brendan Rodgers' side have been in excellent form this season. In 30 league matches, Celtic have remained unbeaten, winning 28 times, and drawing twice.

With eight games left this season, Celtic have a 25-point advantage over Aberdeen and could still end the season unbeaten in domestic competitions. The Scottish Premiership and League Cup have already been secured, while the team meet Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-final later this month.

During the 2001-02 season, Celtic finished on 103 points. They could beat that record this year with six wins from their last eight games.

As Aberdeen lie in second place, 25 points behind the Premiership champions, where would a team be placed in other European leagues if they were 25 points behind the league leaders?

Premier League

Chelsea have a seven-point lead over Tottenham at the top of the Premier League, after playing 29 games. With 69 points amassed so far this season by Antonio Conte's side, West Brom lie exactly 25 points behind the league leaders in eighth place.

La Liga

There is a two-horse race for La Liga glory this season, with Real Madrid currently two points clear of Barcelona. The Catalan side have also played 29 games, one more than the Champions League holders. 25 points behind Real Madrid lie Espanyol. The Barcelona-based side are in ninth place.

Serie A

Juventus look set to win their sixth Italian title in a row this season. The Turin giants are six points clear of Roma with eight games remaining. Fiorentina lie 23 points behind Juve in eighth place. In a league, comprised of mini-league, Fiorentina are ten points ahead of ninth-placed Torino.


Like in Italy, the Bundesliga looks all but wrapped up. Bayern Munich are seven points clear of RB Leipzip having played 26 games. There are eight games left in the season in Germany. 25 points behind Bayern lie Herta Berlin. They are currently in fifth place.


In the Netherlands, there is a 34-game season like in Germany. Five points separate the top three teams with eight games left. Feyenoord are three points clear of Ajax, with PSV Eindhoven two points further back. Such is the dominance of all three teams in the Dutch top-tier, Utrecht are 22-points behind Feyenoord. Vitesse Arnhem are a further five points behind.

Welsh Premier League

If you thought Celtic were the most dominant team in British football, you simply thought wrong. The New Saints were crowned Welsh champions on March 4th, with eight games to spare in a 32-match season. The New Saints currently are 23 points clear of Bala Town. Unlike Celtic, they are not unbeaten, having lost two league matches.

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