Football (Soccer) Clubs by Haiku

Name the football/soccer club based on the haiku written about them.
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Top dogs in Europe / they've won eight leagues back to back / can they make it nine?
Bayern Munich
Rising in the league / their captain is something else / he might be the GOAT
Barcelona
They just won a first / Premier League in thirty years / They can't do it twice
Liverpool
Funded by a sheikh / people say they've bought the league / still can't beat Lyon
Manchester City
Thirteen times they've been / European champions / led by BBC
Real Madrid
Fast right out the gate / but they sometimes have trouble / getting silverware
Tottenham Hotspur
Some say that they get / dodgy penalties at the / Theatre of Dreams
Manchester United
Great in Serie A / led by thirty-nine year old / they used to be elite
AC Milan
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Have a lot of cash / finally it might pay off / lost their last final
Paris Saint-Germain
Won the Europa / they've been Spanish champions / extra time, 3-2
Atlético Madrid
These Italians / just named their stadium for / their hero who's passed
Napoli
They have a lot of / young talent within their squad / one's a Golden Boy
Borussia Dortmund
Champions of old / magic in the Champions League / Eredivisie
Ajax
Third kit's red and green / rivals with the Albion / mostly Portuguese
Wolverhampton Wanderers
They're from Bergamo / barely lost to PSG / and there's lots of goals
Atalanta
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Explanations

Bayern Munich won the Champions League in 2020 and have won eight Bundesligas on the bounce. However, no team has ever won nine straight titles.

Barcelona are fifth place in La Liga.

Liverpool had a 30-year title drought that ended this year (2020) when they ran away with the league.

Manchester City are owned by a shiekh from Abu Dhabi, which is unpopular with other teams' fans, with many angered by City's rapid rise to the top. The side has faced Olympique Lyonnais three times, failing to beat hhem on all three occasions, most recently in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, which was a 3-1 loss.

Real Madrid have won the Champions League/European Cup a record thirteen times, including three back-to-back, with the attack consisting of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Tottenham Hotspur were top of the Premier League early in the 2020/21 season, but have fallen to fifth.

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Explanations, cont'd

6. Tottenham have had trouble getting heir hands on silverware, failing to win a single triphy since the EFL Cup in 2008 (they won the Audi Cup, but that doesn't count).

7. Manchester United have won a lot of penalties, leading to a bad repuation among some fans. Their ground, Old Trafford, is known as the Theatre of Dreams.

8. AC Milan are top of Serie A, with one of their best players being a thirty-nine year old Zlatan Ibrahimović.

9. Paris Saint-Germain also have large amounds of wealth that they can use to make expensive transfers, but that has still yet to pay off in Europe. They did, however, make it to a Champions League final.

10. Atlético Madrid won the Europa League moet recently in 2018, and have won La Liga before. In March, they won at Anfield in extra time, coming back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 (4-2 on aggregate).

11. Napoli renamed their stadium, the Stadio San Paolo, after Diego Maradona, who passed away in November.

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Explanations, cont'd (Part 3)

12. Borussia Dortmund are well-known for their youngsters, the most famous currently being Erling Håland and Jadon Sancho. Erling Håland won the 2020 Golden Boy award, given to the best player under the age of 21.

13. Ajax have won the Champions League before, but not for a long time. In 2019, they made a run to the semifinals of the competition, stunning Real Madrid and Juventus. They play in the Eredivisie.

14. Wolves have a lot of Portuguese players and have a third kit with the colors of Portugal. Their main rivals are West Bromwich Albion.

15. Atalanta hail from Bergamo and made it to the quarterfinals of the Champions League in the last tournament, losing to PSG in the dying minutes of the game, 2-1. They are famous for scoring lots of goals, scoring seven in the league multiple times in the 2019/20 season.