Having redone the national teams vs league teams diagram in light of the group stage results, it now looks like this:
Obviously, it’s less spread out because there are fewer teams in it to act as pulling factors.
Bayern Munich no longer contribute the most players, Real Madrid do, as all 11 of their players are still in, while 4 of Bayern Munich’s players have been eliminated.
The divide between Greece, Germany and the Czech Republic and everyone else is still there, which is interesting, as Croatia, Russia and Ukraine are all out, and I thought it was the links to them that were pulling Greece, Germany and the Czech Republic up and out. It’s obviously not.
Interestingly, if you look at it using modularity as the partition, Chelsea becomes it’s own group, alone amongst the other teams.