Even with Zlatan Ibrahimovic sidelined through injury, AC Milan has maintained its early season form and improved more than any other team in Europe in the last year, according to the Euro Club Index football ranking from Nielsen’s Gracenote.
The Serie A leader and only unbeaten side in Europe’s top five leagues – England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France – faces champion Juventus on Wednesday as it looks to lay down a marker in its quest for a 19th Scudetto, and its first in a decade.
According to Gracenote’s data, Milan os the only team to have increased its Euro Club Index by more than 500 points in the last year. The seven-time European champion’s improvement means it has climbed from being the 47th-best team in Europe a year ago to number 20.
Norwegian champion Bodo/Glimt is the second-most improved team…