Manchester City confirmed their status as champions of England for the second straight year, while the Bundesliga title race heads into the final day of the season. 

La Liga

Valencia will go into the final day as the most likely side to secure fourth spot after they took care of Alavés 3-1. Los Che trailed after 12 minutes but responded well with two goals in the first half before adding a third in the second half. They sit in fourth spot with a road trip to Valladolid to come.

Getafe travelled to Barcelona hoping to pull off a miracle, but unfortunately for them the Blaugrana were too clinical. Arturo Vidal opened the scoring before a Mauro Arambarri own goal sealed the three points. Getafe face Villarreal at home next week while Barça travel to Eibar.

Sevilla could only muster a point against Atlético Madrid and will have it all to do on the final day. Pablo Sarabia cancelled out Koke’s opener, meaning Sevilla will have to defeat Athletic Bilbao at home next week while relying on Valencia and Getafe to both lose.

Other results:

Athletic Bilbao 3-1 Celta Vigo

Real Betis 2-1 Huesca

Girona 1-2 Levante

Rayo Vallecano 1-2 Real Valladolid

Villarreal 1-0 Eibar

Leganés 0-2 Espanyol

Real Sociedad 3-1 Real Madrid

 

Bundesliga

The Bundesliga title race is going to the final day. Borussia Dortmund defeated Fortuna Düsseldorf 3-2 to close the gap on rivals Bayern Munich. The Bavarians dropped points in their scoreless draw with RB Leipzig, allowing BVB to close the gap to two points. Dortmund travel to Borussia Mönchengladbach next week, while Bayern face Frankfurt at home.

Frankfurt have dropped out of the top four at the expense of Mönchengladbach, as they went down 2-0 at home to Mainz. Perhaps still feeling the sting of their Europa League loss to Chelsea, Adi Hütter’s side put in a disappointing performance which will likely cost them a place in next season’s Champions League.

Other results:

Hoffenheim 0-1 Werder Bremen

Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Schalke

Stuttgart 3-0 Wolfsburg

Augsburg 3-4 Hertha

Hannover 3-0 Freiburg

Nürnburg 0-4 Borussia Mönchengladbach

 

Premier League

Manchester City are champions! Pep Guardiola’s side made it consecutive Premier League titles after comprehensively defeating Brighton 4-1 on the road. Stunning goals from Riyad Mahrez and Ikay Gundogan summed up what has been another dominant season domestically for the sky blues.

Liverpool have set the record for the most points for a second-placed team in Premier League history, as they defeated Wolves 2-0 on the final day. Sadio Mane notched his 21st and 22nd goals of the season, making him joint Golden Boot winner along with teammate Mohamed Salah and Arsenal’s Pierre Emrick-Aubameyang.

Manchester United’s underwhelming season has come to a disappointing end with a 2-0 loss to the relegated Cardiff. A Nathaniel Menzez-Laing double stunned the home crowd in what could have been Paul Pogba’s last game for the Red Devils.

Other results:

Burnley 1-3 Arsenal

Crystal Palace 5-3 Bournemouth

Fulham 0-4 Newcastle

Leicester 0-0 Chelsea

Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

Tottenham 2-2 Everton

Watford 1-4 West Ham

 

Serie A

Roma have stunned the champions, Juventus, with a 2-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico. Needing a win to keep their top four hopes alive, the Romans struck twice in the last 10 minutes through captain Alessandro Florenzi and Edin Dzeko. Roma sit in sixth place with two matches remaining.

Atalanta made it six wins from their past eight with a 2-1 victory over relgation battlers Genoa. Musa Barrow and Timothy Castagne opened up a two-goal cushion to put the result beyond doubt and send Atalanta, temporarily at least, to third.

Milan have not given up on their quest for Champions League football, recording a gusty 1-0 win away to Fiorentina. Hakan Calhanoglu scored the only goal of the match, as Gennaro Gattuso’s men hold onto fifth spot with games against Frosinone and SPAL to come.

Other results:

Cagliari 1-2 Lazio

Torino 3-2 Sassuolo

Sampdoria 1-2 Empoli

Frosinone 1-3 Udinese

SPAL 1-2 Napoli

Bologna 4-1 Parma

Inter 2-0 Chievo

 

Ligue 1

Lyon have taken a giant leap towards a top three finish with an impressive 3-0 win away to Marseille. Maxwel Cornet broke the deadlock in the 24th minute before two late goals in two minutes sent Lyon four points clear in third.

They were gone, then they were safe, and now they might be gone again. Monaco have lost 1-0 to Nîmes to set up a relegation scrap for the remaining two games. The principality club are on equal points with Caen who currently occupy the relegation play-off spot and have games against Amiens and Nice to see out the season. If Monaco do go down, they will be considered as one of the most talented squads in history to be relegated.

Paris Saint-Germain’s horror last few weeks have been slightly rectified with a 2-1 win over Angers. Neymar and Angel Di Maria each found the net to put PSG two goals ahead – ultimately enough to see out a gallant Angers side.

Other results:

St Etienne 0-1 Montpellier

Amiens 0-0 Toulouse

Caen 3-2 Reims

Dijon 2-1 Strasbourg

Nice 1-1 Nantes

Rennes 1-1 Guingamp

Lille 1-0 Bordeaux

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Damon Palmar
damon@footballnationradio.com

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