Weekend Football Review
An epic Sunday!
Premier League MW 38
Crystal Palace 1 vs. 0 Man United
Zaha scored in the 37th minute to win the game for Palace as United had no reply to the Eagles. Palace finish the season in 12th while United finish sixth in the table and scrape a Europa League finish thanks to Brighton. A good season for Palace but a very poor season for United with their lowest points total ever.
Arsenal 5 vs. 1 Everton
Martinelli and Nketiah scored to give Arsenal a 2-0 lead. Van de Beek got one back for Everton before half time. Soares, Gabriel, and Odegaard scored in the second half to seal the win for Arsenal. Arsenal finish fifth for the season and are back in Europe but in the Europa League. Everton survived relegation and didn’t take this game seriously. They finish 16th in the table and will hope to do better next season.
Leicester 4 vs. 1 Southampton
Maddison and Vardy scored in the second half to give Leicester a two goal lead. Ward-Prowse converted a penalty in the 79th minute to give Southampton some hope. Perez scored a late double to seal the win for Leicester. Leicester finish eighth in the table which given their overall form this season is not that bad. Southampton finish a dismal 15th in the table and Hassenhutl will have to answer serious questions.
Brentford 1 vs. 2 Leeds
Raphinha scored a penalty in the 56th minute to give Leeds a lead in a must win game. Canos equalised for Brentford in the 78th minute for Brentford but was sent off in the 80th minute. Leeds then scored the winner in the 94th minute thanks to Harrison. Leeds stay up and survive finishing three points clear of Burnley. Brentford finish 13th in the table a good finish for them. Jesse Marsch and Leeds survive to see another day.
Burnley 1 vs. 2 Newcastle
Wilson scored a penalty in the 20th minute to give Newcastle the lead. Wilson doubled the lead in the 60th minute. Cornet got one back for Burnley in the 69th minute but Newcastle held on for the win. Burnley are relegated as they failed to win and match Leeds result. A long stay at the top comes to an end and not many will be sad to see them go. Newcastle finish 11th in the table a brilliant finish for them and Eddie Howe.
Man City 3 vs. 2 Aston Villa
Cash scored in the 37th minute to give Villa a shock lead to send everyone in football silent. Coutinho doubled the lead in the 69th minute and the whole footballing community prayed for a miracle. Gundogan came on and got one back for City in the 76th minute. Rodri then equalised for City in the 78th minute and Gundogan scored the winner for City in the 81st minute to complete a brilliant comeback in five minutes. City held on and were crowned Champions of England for a second successive season. Villa finish 14th and have work to do for next season and Gerrard slipped once again when Liverpool needed him most.
Norwich 0 vs. 5 Tottenham
Kulusevski scored two, Kane got one and Son got two as Tottenham ran riot at Norwich and didn’t bottle to seal fourth and a place in the Champions League for next season. Son also gets the golden boot along with Salah. Norwich are sent back down as usual. A brilliant accomplishment for Conte given how Spurs started the league. One wonders what comes next but if Conte stays Spurs will have to be taken seriously.
Brighton 3 vs. 1 West Ham
Antonio scored in the 40th minute to give West Ham the lead. Veltman scored in the 50th minute to bring Brighton back into the game. Gross scored the winner for Brighton in the 80th minute, and Welbeck secured the win in the 92nd minute. Brighton finish ninth in the table and get a top 10 finish. West Ham can’t get sixth despite United losing and they will play Conference League football next season. Declan Rice might want to leave.
Liverpool 3 vs. 1 Wolverhampton
Neto scored in the third minute to give Wolves a surprise lead and shock everyone. Mane equalised for Liverpool in the 24th minute but crucially they failed to give themselves the lead while City were behind against Villa. If Liverpool had got the lead then they could have affected the morale at the Etihad but they failed to do so. Salah did eventually score the winner in the 84th minute but people failed to tell him that City had already completed the comeback. Robertson sealed the win in the 89th minute but it didn’t matter. Liverpool fail to win the league once again and their quadruple hopes also come to an end. Wolves finish 10th in the table and it ends a poor second half of the season for them.
La Liga MW 38
Real Madrid drew with Betis 0-0, Villarreal beat Barcelona 0-2, Atletico beat Sociedad 1-2, and Sevilla beat Bilbao 1-0. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico, and Sevilla secure top four and will head to the Champions League. Real Madrid were already crowned champions two weeks ago. Betis and Sociedad finish in the Europa League places and Villarreal manage to get a Conference League place for next season as they finish seventh. Granada, Levante, and Alaves are relegated.
Serie A MW 38
Roma beat Torino 0-3, Fiorentina beat Juventus 2-0, Empoli beat Atalanta 0-1, Lazio drew with Verona 3-3, Napoli beat Spezia 0-3, Inter beat Sampdoria 3-0, and Milan crucially beat Sassuolo 0-3. Milan are crowned Italian champions after 11 years it is a massive accomplishment for the legendary club. Inter just finish second but did well, Napoli and Juventus seal third and fourth and Champions League football. Lazio finish fifth and Roma finish sixth to seal the Europa League places. Fiorentina finish seventh and in a Conference League place. Maybe Atalanta could get Conference League football if Roma win the Conference League. Cagliari, Genoa, and Venezia are relegated with Salernitana surviving. A crazy season of Italian football that went on to the final day.
Ligue 1 MW 38
Lyon beat Clermont 1-2, Monaco drew with Lens 2-2, Marseille beat Strasbourg 4-0, PSG beat Metz 5-0, Lille drew with Rennes 2-2, Nice beat Reims 2-3. PSG had already won the title but for them the big news was that Mbappe decided to stay at the club and reject Real Madrid. Mbappe becomes a player slash board member effectively as he is now able to decide transfers, managers and everything that happens at the club along with being paid 1 million euros a week. Marseille finish second and seal a place in the Champions League. Monaco finish third and will play in the Champions League qualifiers. Rennes will be involved in the Europa League and Nice in the Conference League. Lyon finish eighth and Lille 10th. St.Etienne, Metz, and and Bordeaux are relegated two very historic teams.
DFB Pokal Final
Freiburg and Leipzig drew 1-1 and Leipzig beat Freiburg on penalties to win the DFB Pokal and end the season on a high. Leipzig also had two player sent off during the game.