The best teams stand up to be counted on the massive occasions, that is the sign of greatness. And the very best are those who rise up time and time again, to put in huge displays when it matters the most.
In recent years - whether it be the Manchester United class of 2008, Pep Guardiola's Barcelona side or Bayern Munich's outrageous array of current talent - there have been some truly magnificent teams to behold.
It's fair to say that 2013 has not exactly been short of them either.
Football today possesses some of the most gifted and talented team's of all time, and this year it seems that every single one of them has, at some point, gone the extra mile to secure a brilliant and vital victory. And mixed in with the occasional underdog victory, there have been some incredible results in the last 12 montths.
And of course, the more important the game, the better.
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