AC Milan took a big step towards the title by beating Atalanta, but Inter are still hot on their heels. In England, Manchester City missed out on the chance to win the title by being retained by West Ham. Therefore, Liverpool can believe in a victory at the end of the last day.
Serie A: AC Milan touches its first scudetto since 2011
The hectic battle between AC Milan and Inter Milan for the title of the scudetto will not know its epilogue until the last day of Serie A, in a week, after the Nerazzuri’s victory on Sunday night in Cagliari (3 -one).
With this success, Inter Milan (2y) remains two points behind leader AC Milan, who beat Atalanta Bergamo (2-0) at the end of the afternoon. For a particularly favorable difference, the Rossoneri only need a point on the pitch at Sassuolo in the 38thy and last day to secure a 19y League title, regardless of Inter’s result at home against Sampdoria.
Bundesliga: RB Leipzig will see the Champions League well
Leipzig got their ticket to the next Champions League on Saturday, on the last day of the Bundesliga, thanks to a 1-1 draw in extra time on the pitch of relegated Bielefeld.
Leipzig finished fourth behind Bayern, Dortmund and Leverkusen, who will therefore also play in the Champions League group stage. Germany can aim for a fifth place in the top competition next year if Frankfurt win the Europa League against Glasgow Rangers on May 18 in Seville.
Qualified last year for the Europa League Conference, Union Berlin, the “small” club from the capital, has taken a step forward this season by taking 5y place, which will allow him to play the Europa League, together with Freiburg, 6y and future German Cup finalist against Leipzig on May 21 in Berlin. Union overcame Freiburg on the final day with a 3-2 win over Bochum. 7yCologne advances to the Europa League Conference.
Also in stoppage time, VfB Stuttgart saved their place in the top division by beating Cologne 2-1. The Swabians beat Hertha Berlin, who will have to play the promotion/relegation play-off (May 19 and 23) against 3y second division.
On the Stuttgart side, we snatched their hold on the German elite at the last minute against Cologne.
Ligue 1: Can OM lose it all?
With a ninth consecutive victory against Brest (4-2), Monaco takes second place beating Marseille, overwhelmed by Rennes (2-0), this Saturday during the penultimate matchday of Ligue 1 where Metz seized the play-off spot.
After a crazy night where the positions have changed a lot, everything will be decided on the last day, both in the race for the Champions League and for maintenance. And OM could well lose it all, ten days after their elimination in the Europa League conference semi-finals…
Second pitch, the Marseillais seemed exhausted at Roazhon Park, unable to stop the accelerations of Benjamin Bourigeaud (11y) and Lovro Majer (34y), goalscorers.
OM fell to third place, which sent them to the Champions League play-offs, overtaken by ASM on goal difference (+25 against +21) before the last day, where Marseille, still threatened by their winner in the evening, they host Strasbourg at the Vélodrome, Monaco go to Lens and Rennes to Lille.
A victory at the Bollaert, which would be the tenth in a row, and the princely club would return to the Champions League, after an irresistible sprint, like their crazy night: down 2-0 just before half-time, ASM turned it all around with a hat-trick of Wissam Ben Yedder (24 goals), who was one step away from Kylian Mbappé (25 goals) for the title of top scorer.
OM will receive Strasbourg (5y), which is ranked in the Europa League Conference, and must add at least one point to stay on the podium, and do better than Monaco to regain the runner-up spot.
League: Sevilla snatches its ticket to the Champions League
Sevilla snatched the 1-1 draw from Atlético de Madrid for the 37y and penultimate day of La Liga on Sunday, thus validating their ticket for the next Champions League, while Real Madrid hung 1-1 in Cádiz two weeks before the C1 final against Liverpool.
For the last of Luis Suárez and Héctor Herrera in the Metropolitan, the “Colchoneros” opened the scoring at 30y by José María Giménez, who headed a corner taken by Yannick Carrasco to the near post, but Sevilla equalized in the 85th minutey thanks to an off-center header by Youssef En-Nesyri, on the recovery of a center by Oliver Torres.
Also noteworthy is the beautiful reaction of pride from the Basques of Real Sociedad who, after being led 1-0 by Villarreal, disrupted Unai Emery’s plans to secure his place in the Europa League next season, condemning the “Yellow Submarine” scrapped on the last day. to ensure their qualification for the Europa League Conference next Sunday at the Camp Nou against FC Barcelona.
A Barça that has also secured the 2y in the League after a poor 0-0 at Getafe.
Premier League: City remains in control, but…
Leading 2-0, but with a missed penalty late in the game, Manchester City settled for a 2-2 draw at West Ham, while Tottenham edged out Arsenal in the Champions League race.
The Citizens vs. Reds duel for the title has almost seen a new twist, but the point gained in London is still a small step closer to the title for the outgoing champions.
Had they won, they would have been six points clear and with a much higher goal difference than Liverpool, who have only two games left to play. But they will settle for this 4-point lead that leaves Jürgen Klopp’s men with little hope.
The latter will go to Southampton on Tuesday. In case of defeat, City will be crowned without playing. Otherwise, it will all be decided on the final day when City host Aston Villa, managed by Steven Gerrard, Liverpool’s iconic captain in the 2000s, while the Reds host Wolverhampton.
Imagine if Aston Villa win or draw Manchester City, and Liverpool win their last two games…
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“Now there is no longer a debate about goal difference, we just have to win our game and we will be champions,” said Pep Guardiola after the game, who does not believe in a false move by Liverpool.
Tottenham did not miss the opportunity to take the 4y place, qualifying for the Champions League by beating Burnley (1-0). After beating Arsenal (3-0) on Thursday, Spurs are in the lead with 68 points against 66 and a goal difference of +24 against +11.
The Gunners will have to win in Newcastle on Monday (8:45 p.m.) before the last day in which they will host Everton while Tottenham will go to Norwich, already relegated.