The Premier League's final perfect record fell on Saturday but plenty remain in Europe's other top leagues...
"Barcelona haven’t been brilliant yet despite winning every weekend, though that makes the eight-point lead that they already enjoy over champions Real Madrid even sweeter, and has established them as 1.331/3 La Liga favourites."
Barcelona (P4 W3 F12 A3)
It is a fairly absurd thing to say but Barcelona haven't been brilliant yet despite winning every weekend, though that makes the eight-point lead that they already enjoy over champions Real Madrid even sweeter, and has established them as 1.331/3 La Liga favourites.
Next up: H - Granada 1.081/12
Bayern Munich (P3 W3 F12 A2)
A slow start would have been excusable after their hat-trick of second places last season, most painfully in the Champions League, yet they finally beat Borussia Dortmund in the Super Cup and have built on it with three smooth league wins to emerge as 1.4740/85 Bundesliga frontrunners.
Next up: A - Schalke 1.991/1
Frankfurt (P3 W3 F9 A3)
When Frankfurt were last in the Bundesliga two seasons ago, they waved farewell with one win in their final 17 games, yet have returned with three straight triumphs.
Next up: A - Nurnberg 3.55/2
Juventus (P3 W3 F9 A2)
If 2011/12 was Juventus' invincible season, could 2012/13 be completely flawless? Probably not, but victories over Parma, Udinese and Genoa have strengthened their standing as 1.684/6 Serie A favourites.
Next up: H - Chievo 1.330/100
Napoli (P3 W3 F8 A2)
Walter Mazzarri's men have shrugged off the seemingly wounding loss of Ezequiel Lavezzi and justified those pointing to them as potential scudetto contenders at 7.06/1 with three impressive wins.
Next up: A - Catania 2.3811/8
Lazio (P3 W3 F7 A1)
Lazio have been stronger than the sum of their parts for several years but it was assumed that coach Edy Reja was the reason. Unknown newcomer Vladimir Petkovic is disproving that theory, ridiculing the pre-season panic.
Next up: H - Genoa 1.584/7
Sampdoria (P3 W6 F6 A3)
The Blucerchiati were fortunate to go up through the play-offs then controversially sacked Giuseppe Iachini in favour of Ciro Ferrara, though their start has vindicated the move, a 1-0 success away to AC Milan the highlight.
Next up: H - Torino 2.111/10
Marseille (P5 W5 F8 A1)
Joey Barton could wind up in a rather tasty position once his suspension expires thanks to the work of his new team-mates, who have banished last season's traumas under new boss Elie Baup. They are 7.06/1 to finish first in Ligue 1, with the upcoming Classique with Paris St-Germain a tasty prospect.
Next up: H - Evian TG 1.42/5
Twente (P5 W5 F15 A4)
After a promising start, Steve McClaren's January return swiftly soured, and they wound up sixth, their worst position in six years. The response has been supreme, though they are still distant 4.94/1 third favourites in the Eredivisie.
Next up: H - Heerenveen