Football Glossary: Top-of-the-Table Clash

Top-of-the-table clash: A match between two sides from the top of the league; a game between two of the best teams in the division.

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Top-of-the-Table Clash

A match between two sides from the top of the league; a game between two of the best teams in the division. Lots of fans and pundits look forward to these kinds of games as they pit two strong teams against each other. The word ‘clash‘ suggests a battle and refers to the match or game so when two of the strongest sides meet we describe it as a top-of-the-table clash (game).

    • Example: Last season’s top of the table clash between Chelsea and Manchester United was a fiery affair indeed.
    • Example: Zenit St. Petersburg gear up for a top-of-the-table Russian Premier League match against Terek Grozny on Friday.
    • Example: Pep Guardiola watched Southampton clips to prepare for top-of-the-table clash with Liverpool (The Times, April 9th 2022)
    • Example: High-Flying West Ham Set Up Top-Of-The-Table Clash With Liverpool (Forbes.com, October 31st 2021).

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