Real Madrid champion, duel between City and Liverpool, Milan still ahead of Inter … What to remember from the European football weekend
Like Ligue 1, the European championships are approaching the end of their season. If in France and Germany the champions have already been proclaimed (PSG and Bayern Munich), the suspense also ended in La Liga this weekend, with the coronation of Real Madrid.
Spain: 35th title for the Merengues, Carlo Ancelotti in history
Promised to Real Madrid, the title has not escaped the Merengues, in La Liga. Madrid players crushed Espanyol Barcelona (4-0) on Saturday with a new goal from Karim Benzema, replacing at kick-off. Four days from the end, the team of the French international center-forward can no longer be included in the standings, a sign of its control over this season.
For his technician, Carlo Ancelotti, the consecration is total. The Italian became the first winning coach of the five major European championships: Serie A with AC Milan in 2004, the Premier League with Chelsea in 2010, Ligue 1 with PSG in 2013, the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich in 2017 and therefore La Liga with Real. Historic, like this 35th national title for the White House.
⚽️ Karim Benzema scorer, Eduardo Camavinga passer… and Real Madrid officially champion of Spain 2022! #RMAESP https://t.co/7BbYQ6cr3F
— francetvsport (@francetvsport) April 30, 2022
England: City and Liverpool continue their mano a mano
Neither wants to give ground. Four days before the end of the 2022 Premier League, Cityzens and Reds are still neck and neck at the top of the championship. Saturday on the lawn of Leeds, the men of Pep Guardiola responded in style (0-4) to the success gleaned by those of Jürgen Klopp a little earlier against Newcastle (0-1). City therefore remain in front, but their only small margin point over Liverpool does not leave room for the slightest error and promises a fierce fight until the end.
In the race for Europe, Chelsea lost to Everton (1-0) while Arsenal (1-2 against West Ham) and Tottenham (3-1 against Leicester) both won. The Gunners still occupy 4th place and are only three points behind the Blues, still 3rd.
Three MASSIVE dots!
⚒️ 1-2 (FT)#WHUARS pic.twitter.com/FPT0MGo9Yr
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) May 1, 2022
Italy: the Milanese duel is in full swing
Serie A reserves more or less the same scenario as the Premier League. With the difference that it is two clubs from the same city that are fighting for the title of champion. Still in the lead, AC Milan relied on Rafael Leao to win against Fiorentina (1-0). But the interist neighbor did not take long to react on the lawn of Udinese (1-2) to stay within reach, two points.
Behind, Naples and Juventus are fighting for 3rd place, still held by the Neapolitans with a one-point lead (70 against 69). The latter corrected Sassuolo at home (6-1) while the Old Lady dominated Venice (2-1). one thing is certain, AC Milan, Inter, Napoli and Juventus will be the four teams qualified for the Champions League next year.
Together, we can! ❤️#MilanFiorentina #SempreMilan pic.twitter.com/cK7pWCYQKq
— AC Milan (@acmilan) May 1, 2022