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Football's top 5 underachievers

Not every team can win trophies, but this quintet is far below expectations

Updated: March 22, 2012, 2:10 PM ET
By Michael Cox | Special to ESPN.com

It's increasingly rare to see one of Europe's true big boys struggling in their domestic league -- Champions League status means a constant stream of money, which helps maintain the advantage over other sides in domestic competition.

But while second place would be a "poor season" for Bayern Munich, Barcelona or Manchester United, some sides accustomed to a position near the top of the league have found themselves battling relegation this season. Here's a story of woe from each of ...

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