Euro Leagues Wrap: Milan & City Stay Top, Real Madrid Crowned Champions

Euro Leagues Wrap: Milan & City Stay Top, Real Madrid Crowned Champions Photo: TT
Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo - Photo 241516914 © Vitalii Kliuiev | Dreamstime.com

The Serie A and Premier League title races continue to enthrall, while Real Madrid were crowned champions in Spain over the weekend.

Italian Serie A

PosTeamPtsGames
1AC Milan7735
2Internazionale7535
3Napoli7035
4Juventus6935
5AS Roma5935

Rafael Leao’s 82nd minute goal earned AC Milan another crucial three points as they got past Fiorentina 1-0 on Sunday. Second-placed Inter Milan stayed two points behind with their 2-1 vcitory at Udinese.

Napoli’s title charge is over but they are locked in for a top-four berth after a 6-1 hammering of Sassuolo, while Juventus confirmed Champions League football next term with a 2-1 win over bottom club Venezia after Leonardo Bonucci’s double. In the relegation battle, 18th-placed Salernitana face Atalanta on Monday as they look for a fourth straight win which keep alive their remarkable bid for survival.

English Premier League

PosTeamPtsGames
1Manchester City8334
2Liverpool8234
3Chelsea6634
4Arsenal6334
5Tottenham6134

Manchester City eased past Leeds United 4-0 to remain top of the table, while second-placed Liverpool edged past in-form Newcastle on the road.

The race for the top four is exciting, with Chelsea staggering and opening the door for plausibly both of Arsenal and Tottenham to overtake them. The Blues went down 1-0 at Everton, while the Gunners and Spurs both won, getting past West Ham United 2-1 and Leicester City 3-1 respectively. Realistically, with a North London derby to come, Arsenal and Tottenham will be battling it out for fourth spot, with the Gunners holding a slight edge for now. Down the other end, Norwich City were officially relegated, while Watford are practically down. Everton, Leeds United and Burnley will battle it out to avoid the other spot.

Spanish La Liga

PosTeamPtsGames
1Real Madrid8134
2Barcelona6634
3Sevilla6434
4Atletico Madrid6134
5Real Betis5733

Real Madrid were crowned Spanish champions with a 4-0 home win over Espanyol after Rodrygo’s first-half double all but settled the contest.

Barcelona are looking good to finish runners-up, winning 2-1 over Real Mallorca on Sunday after strikes from Memphis Depay and Sergio Busquets. Sevilla could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to lowly Cadiz, while Atletico Madrid were down 2-0 by Athletic Bilbao. Real Betis can apply some pressure in the top-four race, when they go to Getafe on Monday night. In the relegation zone, Alaves beat Villarreal 2-1 to move off bottom spot and boost their survival hopes.

German Bundesliga

PosTeamPtsGames
1Bayern Munich7532
2Borussia Dortmund6332
3Bayer Leverkusen5531
4SC Freiburg5532
5RB Leipzig5431

The party appears to be continuing for champions Bayern Munich who were downed 3-1 by ninth-placed FSV Mainz. Second-placed Borussia Dortmund also suffered back-to-back defeats, losing 4-3 at home to VfL Bochum.

The battle for the top four is where the interest is now, with Bayer Leverkusen to close in on a Champions League berth when they face Eintracht Frankfurt on Monday, while RB Leipzig are also in action away to Borussia Moenchengladbach. In the meantime, SC Freiburg moved level with Leverkusen with a 4-3 win at Hoffenheim where they fought back after trailing 2-1. Anthony Modeste scored twice as FC Koln moved up to sixth with their fourth straight win, 4-1 at Augsburg.

Ben somerford
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Australian journalist who specialises on all sports, focusing on football, tennis, basketball and racing, having written for global publications including FourFourTwo, AAP, Inside Futbol and many more....

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