The European Leagues action continued as clubs endeavor for the better positions in the closing stages of the season. In some leagues the champion has been decide whereas in some, it will go to the wire.

Allsportspk presents the overviews of the Matchday concluding 25th May.

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La Liga

Barcelona had lifted the La Liga trophy in front of their home crowd at Camp Nou on Matchday 35 due to their clear lead at the top of the table. Ten matches were decided in the Spanish top league on Matchday 36 of 38. The results were mostly to the form but in a major upset, recently crowned Barcelona suffered their second consecutive defeat, that too at the hands of relegation threatened Valladolid. Atletico Madrid played a draw, allowing Real Madrid to climb to the second position.

Barcelona Vs. Real Sociedad

Valladolid played a well-coordinated and cohesive game. Certainly, they were the better team of the day and deserved their win. It appears that Barcelona’s loss may be attributed to their complacent attitude of already securing the trophy. Still, Valladolid effort was a top-notch performance

Atletico Madrid 3 – 3 Espanyol

In an astonishing display, Espanyol overcame a 3 goal deficit and drew the game. Atletico scored in 21st, 44th and 46th minute. Espanyol took their chances and leveled the match by scoring in 64th, 76th and 79th minutes. The complacency caused the 2nd placed Atletico to surrender their position to Real Madrid.

The results are given below.

  • Villarreal  2 – 0 Cadiz                             
  • Valladolid 3 – 1 Barcelona                              
  • Real Sociedad 1 – 1 Almeria                    
  • Mallorca 1 – 0  Valencia                               
  • Elche 1 – 1 Sevilla                                              
  • Osasuna 2 – 0 Athletic Club                              
  • Real Madrid 2 – 1 Rayo Vallecano                          
  • Celta Vigo 1 – 1 Girona                              
  • Espanyol 3 – 3  Atletico Madrid                             
  • Getafe   1 – 0 Real Betis                                

Points Tables Overview

After completion of 36 matches, on the points table, Barcelona stay at top with 85 points. Real Madrid have again leapfrogged Atletico Madrid for the 2nd spot and now have 74 points. Atletico Madrid are 3rd with 73 points and Real Sociedad 4th with 68 points. The teams in relegation zone are Valladolid (38), Espanyol (35) and Elche (21).

Matchday 37 of 38 will start on 26th May.

Ligue 1

Matchday 36 of 38 was completed in France’s top league. Ten matches were played. Here are the results;

  • Brest 2 – 1 Clermont Foot                                      
  • Montpellier 3 – 0 Nantes                           
  • Troyes 1 – 1 Strasbourg                                  
  • LOSC 2 – 1 Marseille                                    
  • Lyon 3 – 1 Monaco                                    
  • PSG  2 – 1 Auxerre                                  
  • Lens   3 – 1 Lorient                                  
  • Rennes 5 – 0 Ajaccio                                
  • Angers 2 – 2 Reims                               
  • Toulouse 0 – 0 Nice                             

Points Tables Overview

All teams have played 36 matches each. PSG continue to lead with 84 points. Lens have maintained their 2nd position with 78 points. Marseille are 3rd with 73 and Monaco on 4th with 65 points on the table. At the bottom, Ajaccio (23) Troyes (23) and Angers (15) are almost sure to be relegated. Matchday 37 will start on 28 May.                                                                                                   

English Premier League

Manchester City have retained their title as exciting activity was witnessed in the closing stages of EPL as teams endeavor for better standings. There were upsets and their consequences. Matchday 37 of 38 witnessed 9 matches on the weekend and one match on Monday saw relegation threatened Leicester City drawing with Newcastle and allowing Manchester United to jump to 3rd position. In two leftover matches of Matchday 32, Manchester United defeated Chelsea 4 – 1 whereas Manchester City were held to a draw by Brighton. Results are given below.

  • Brighton 3 – 1 Southampton                                
  • Manchester City  1 – 0 Chelsea                               
  • West Ham United  3 – 1 Leeds United               
  • Liverpool 1 – 1 Aston Villa                                 
  • Manchester United 1 – 0 Bournemouth               
  • Wolverhampton 1 – 1 Everton                   
  • Crystal Palace 2 – 2 Fulham                     
  • Brentford  3 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur                           
  • Nottingham Forest 1 – 0 Arsenal                
  • Leicester City 0 – 0 Newcastle United                        
  • Manchester City 1 – 1 Brighton                 
  • Manchester United 4 – 1Chelsea               

Played on 25th May            

Points Tables Overview

the points table after completion of 37 matches, Manchester City stay at the top with 89 points. Arsenal are second placed with 81, Manchester United are 3rd 72 and  Newcastle United are 4th at 70 points. Leicester City (31), Leeds United (31) and Southampton (24) are in the relegation zone.

Matchday 38, the last of current season will start on Sunday the 28th May.

Bundusliga

Matchday 33 of 34 was played over the weekend. In all, nine matches were played. In some exciting encounters, high-scoring ties were observed. Bayern Munich suffered a shock defeat at the hands of RB Leipzig. Here are the results;

  • VfB Stuttgart 4 – 1 Mainz                          
  • SC Freiburg 2 – 0 Wolfsburg                          
  • RB Leipzig 3 – 1 Bayern Munich                             
  • Dortmund 3 – 0 Augsburg                              
  • Leverkusen   2 – 2 Monchengladbach                         
  • Eintracht Frankfurt 2 – 2   Schalke               
  • Koln 1 – 1   Werder                                       
  • VfL Bochum 1 – 1 Hertha                         
  • Hoffenheim 4 – 2 Union Berlin                                    

Points Tables Overview

After completion of 33 matches, Dortmund have pushed Bayern down due to their shock defeat. Dortmund have 70 points. Bayern Munich are 2nd with 68 points. RB Leipzig have jumped to third spot with 63 points. Union Berlin are maintaining their position at 4th with 59 points. Teams in the relegation zone are Schalke (31), VfL Bochum (32) and Hertha (26).

Matchday 34 will start on Saturday, 27th May.

Serie A

In Italy’s top league, Napoli have already been crowned champion. Matchday 36 of 38 witnessed 8 contests on the weekend and two matches were played on Monday. Napoli displayed as to why they are top of the table with such huge margin when they crushed Champion League finalist Inter. The results are given below;

  • Atalanta 3 – 1 Verona                              
  • Spezia   0 – 0 Lecce                                  
  • Monza    2 – 1 Sassuolo                                
  • Bologna 5 – 1 Cremonese                              
  • Lazio 1 – 0 Udinese                                    
  • Napoli 3 – 1 Inter                                    
  • Milan 5 – 1 Sampdoria                                        
  • Fiorentina 1 – 1 Torino                              
  • Juventus 1 – 4 Empoli                                      
  • Salernitana 2 – 2 Roma                                            

Points Tables Overview

All the teams have played 36 matches each. Napoli continue to lead with 86 points, Lazio are 2nd with 68, Inter 3rd with 66 and Milan are 4th with 64 points. Bottom three teams Verona (30), Cremonese (24) and Sampdoria (18) are in the relegation zone.

Matchday 37 will start on Friday, 26th May.

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