European Leagues Weekend Roundup

We now have two league champions, and basically a third and fourth in Italy and the UK.

Bayern Munich wrapped up the Bundesliga title during the weekend to join PSV in the Netherlands. The other two leagues may be wrapped up by the end of the weekend but things in La Liga the Primeira Liga and Ligue 1 are still somewhat interesting. We have some midweek games to look forward to that could change things a bit more.

 

Primeira Liga(30) and Eredivisie(Round 32)

The big game between Porto and Benfica ended in a draw but the title race is still on. Only three points separate the sides and a slip from Benfica could see it becoming a tie game. Sporting Lisbon won big over the weekend but that’s not really news.

Vitesse Arnhem and AZ Alkmaar are still fighting it out for the last European spot but nothing else changes in the Netherlands. PSV continued their winning ways while both Feyenoord and Ajax drew their games.

Ligue 1(Round 34)

Paris Saint-Germain still has a game in hand, which they play today, but they are tied on points with Lyon after their big 6-1 win over Lille. Marseille somehow holds on to a European spot despite a thrilling 3-5 loss to Lorient. Lyon and Monaco both won their games over the weekend. All that means there is still some possibility for things to change before the season ends as Monaco only hold a two-point lead over St. Etienne for the final Champions League spot. Marseille is five points behind.

Ligue 1 highlights here

 

Serie A(Round 32)

Juventus almost seem to be toying with their Serie A chasers at this point, maybe with a focus on the Champions League. A loss to Torino means they have a 14-point lead in the league. Napoli won their game while Inter beat Roma and Milan fell to Udinese. Now Roma is behind Lazio in third, and the last Champions League spot, with Napoli right behind them. Sampdoria holds unto the last European spot with a number of teams close behind including a late-surging Inter.

Serie A highlights here

 

Bundesliga(Round 30)

A 1-o win over Hertha Berlin was enough for Bayern Munich to clinch the Bundesliga title with a 15-point gap. Bayer Leverkusen drew, Schalke lost and Borussia Dortmund continued their resurgence. The top four teams are pretty much set but things are getting interesting in the race for the Europa League, as Dortmund is now within three points of grabbing a spot. Hope it happens.

Bundesliga highlights here

 

La Liga(Round 33)

There’s still little change in the top six teams in La Liga after the weekend. Barcelona’s win keeps them 2 points ahead of Real Madrid, who also won. Sevilla, Atletico Madrid and Valencia also won as well, meaning a perfect weekend for the big sides. The battle for fourth spot between Sevilla and Valencia is interesting as only two points separate the sides.

La Liga highlights here

 

Premier League(Round 34)

Chelsea moved one step closer to the title after a 0-0 draw with Arsenal and it was a pretty weak showing from the big sides this weekend. Manchester City was the only side to win while Manchester United got hammered by Everton. Tottenham and Liverpool, the best bets for the Europa League, both drew their games. Things could still change in terms of who gets what place between second and fourth but otherwise things are set.

 Premier League highlights here

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