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In France, Lille took an option for the title thanks to their victory at Lens combined with PSG’s draw in Rennes. In England, Manchester United and Chelsea have further delayed the coronation of Manchester City while in Spain, all the leaders have drawn.
• Ligue 1: Lille unstoppable, PSG in full doubt
Paris Saint-Germain may have abandoned its crown by conceding, Sunday, May 9, a draw in Rennes (1-1), leaving three lengths of margin in Lille two days before the end of the championship. The “Mastiffs” did not tremble on Friday by winning over RC Lens in the North derby (0-3).
Bad week for Mauricio Pochettino and his players. Chased from the Champions League by Manchester City on Tuesday (2-0, 2-1 in the first leg), they see another title move away. They still have to win their last two league matches, against Reims and Brest, and hope for a misstep from Lille, against Saint-Étienne and Angers, to catch up and keep the title.
For its part, Rennes (7th) remains one point behind 5th place, qualifying for the Europa League, and only benefits a little from the defeats of Marseille (5th) and Lens (6th). But this point against a C1 semi-finalist has value and allows the Reds and Blacks to still believe it.
In the match for the podium, AS Monaco responded to the victory on Saturday of Lyon, their tormentor last weekend, and regained the precious third qualifying place at the end of the season for the lucrative Champions League. Wissam Ben Yedder and his partners have one point more than OL.
• Bundeslisga: the sacred Bayern, Dortmund goes back to the 4e square
Sacred even before having played thanks to the defeat on Saturday of RB Leipzig against Dortmund (3-2), Bayern Munich still put the form to celebrate its 9th consecutive coronation and the 30th in its history: an overwhelming demonstration against in Mönchengladbach (6-0).
They never slowed down, like Robert Lewandowski: the Polish striker scored a hat-trick, which puts him one length behind Gerd Müller’s historic record of 40 goals in one season.
Frankfurt conceded a draw on Sunday at home against Mainz (1-1), a result that took Eintracht out of the Top 4, synonymous with the Champions League, and made Dortmund’s business. Wolfburg for its part consolidated its third place thanks to a large victory against Union Berlin (3-0).
• Premier League: Manchester City fall to Chelsea
Manchester City missed the boat on Saturday, during the 35th day, by being overthrown in the second half by Chelsea (2-1), after having virtually the champion’s trophy in their hands for about twenty minutes. A match that looks like a dress rehearsal for the Champions League final on May 29.
And Sunday, Manchester United again postponed the coronation of the Citizens by going to win 3 to 1 at Aston Villa. City was however still virtually champion for 28 minutes, between the opening of the superb score of Bertrand Traoré with a cross strike which cleaned the skylight of Dean Henderson (1-0, 24th) and the Mancunian equalizer of Bruno Fernandes on a penalty obtained by Paul Pogba (1-1, 52nd),.
In the other game at the top of the table, West Ham suffered a very unfortunate setback against Everton (0-1). The Londoners find themselves five lengths behind Leicester, the last virtual qualifier for the Champions League, while they are followed by Liverpool at one point, with one game short, Tottenham at two lengths and Everton at three, also with a match less.
• Serie A: Juventus Turin out of qualifying places for the Champions League
AC Milan knocked out Juventus Turin (0-3) to eject the Bianconeri from the Top, qualifying for the next Champions League, in an evening darkened by the exit on injury of Zlatan Ibrahimovic a few weeks before the Euro. Turin president Andrea Agnelli, head bowed in the stands of Juventus Stadium, now risks not participating in this C1 that he dreams of replacing by the Super League.
AC Milan (3rd) joined Atalanta (2nd) in second place, two teams who will explain each other face to face in the final round. Naples (4th) is two lengths from this duo and Juve now three with Inter still to meet (37th day). The dynamics speak these days for the Bergamasques, easily winners at the relegated (19th) Parma (2-5), and for the Neapolitans, also easy on Saturday against La Spezia (1-4).
• Liga: draw between Atletico and Barça, Real get stuck
The 35e La Liga day was to be that of the great explanation with matches between Atletico (1st) and FC Barcelona (3rd) on the one hand, Real Madrid (2nd) and Sevilla FC on the other hand (4th). She gave birth to a double draw.
Atlético Madrid and FC Barcelona thus separated at Camp Nou with a goalless draw. Suarez – Lionel Messi, the duel of the “goleadors” best friends did not find a winner. The two scorers remained silent on Saturday and froze the positions of their respective teams at the top of the standings, Barça still trailing Atlético by two points (75 against 77).
In the second game on Sunday, an incredible use of VAR hit the headlines. With a quarter of an hour to go, while the two teams were struggling to decide with a goal scored on each side, in the 76th minute, the referee consulted the video for a clear and clear penalty on Karim Benzema after a collision with Sevillian goalkeeper Yassine Bounou in the Andalusian area. But he decides to give Sevilla a penalty for Eder Militao’s hand in his area a few seconds before Benzema’s dazzling counterattack. Former Barça Ivan Rakitic was in charge of transforming him, believing to seal the victory …
It was without counting on this unexpected strike from Toni Kroos diverted by Eden Hazard in the stoppage time (90th + 4) of this completely crazy end of the match, to allow Real to snatch the draw and still believe in his chances to defend his national crown.