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Weekend Football Review

Some big wins!

Premier League MW 32

Aston Villa 0 vs. 1 Wolverhampton

In what was a tightly contested game Wolves came out with three points thanks to a brilliant team goal in the 62nd minute finished off by Dendoncker. The win moves Wolves into 5th 3 points above Man United and 2 behind Chelsea. Villa remain 19th in the table and in the relegation zone on goal difference but the teams around them still have to play their games. 

Watford 1 vs. 3 Southampton

Ings scored in the 16th minute to give Southampton the lead and Ings doubled that lead in the 70th minute. Bednarek scored an own goal in the 79th minute to give Watford some hope but Ward-Prowse made it 3 for Southampton in the 82nd minute. Southampton move into 13th and 3 points from 10th while Watford remain 16th in the table but the teams around them still need to play. 

Crystal Palace 0 vs. 1 Burnley

These two teams were fighting it out to decide who would enter the top 10 and Burnley came out winners as Mee scored the solitary goal in the 62nd minute to seal three points. Palace drop down to 11th with the loss while Burnley climb up to 8th level on points with Tottenham.

FA Cup Quarter-Finals

Norwich 1 vs. 2 Man United

In current form United were clear favourites to win this game but Ole rotated the squad and it showed that United clearly lacked depth. Norwich defended well and kept the scoreline 0-0 at half time. Ighalo finally gave United the lead in the 51st minute but Norwich grew into the game after the goal. Cantwell then scored a brilliant leveller in the 75th minute. Klose was sent off for Norwich in the 88th minute as it put the Canaries under more pressure. The home team defended well deep into extra time as it looked like penalties were a possibility. It was not meant to be though as Maguire snuck in a winner in the 118th minute. 

Sheffield United 1 vs. 2 Arsenal

A much more even game than the others as both teams had poor form going into the game. Arsenal dominated play for large parts but never really found the final pass as Sheffield stayed strong. Pepe finally managed to give Arsenal the lead via the penalty spot in the 25th minute. Sheffield United finally began to dominate the game in the final 20 minutes and equalised thanks to McGoldrick in the 87th minute. Ceballos though had other plans as he scored the winner for Arsenal in the 91st minute. 

Newcastle 0 vs 2 Man City

De Bruyne scored  a penalty in the 37th minute and Sterling made it 2 in the 68th minute as City got a comfortable win against Newcastle. Newcastle did play well though and there were passages of play to be happy about for Bruce and team. 

La Liga MW 32

Sevilla 1 vs. 1 Valladolid

Kiko gave Valladolid the lead int he 25th minute and it looked like the away team would manage to hold on for 3 points. Ocampos though converted a penalty in the 83rd minute to manage a point for Sevilla. Sevilla remain 4th 2 points above 5th while Valladolid move into 14th on goal difference. 

Bilbao 3 vs. 1 Mallorca

Garcia scored a penalty and Sancet scored a 2nd to give Bilbao a 2-0 lead in the 1st half. Budimir got one back for Mallorca in the 70th minute via a penalty but Villalibre sealed the three points for the home team in the 91st minute. Bilbao move into 9th while Mallorca remain 18th and 8 points from safety. 

Celta Vigo 2 vs. 2 Barcelona

Celta Vigo fought hard for a point against Barcelona as the away team continued to drop points in recent games. Suarez gave Barcelona the lead in the 20th minute but Smolov equalised for Celta in the 50th minute. Suarez regained the lead for Barcelona in the 67th minute but Aspas stole a point for Celta in the 88th minute with a clutch goal. Celta drop down into 17th but remain 8 points above the relegation zone while Barcelona remain 2nd but now 2 points behind Real Madrid. 

Osasuna 2 vs. 1 Leganes

Gallego gave Osasuna the lead in the 9th minute while Leganes equalised in the 50th minute thanks to Aviles. Gallego though turned up with a late winner in the 97th minute to seal 3 points for the home team. Osasuna remain 11th while Leganes remain 19th and 9 points from safety. 

Atletico Madrid 2 vs. 1 Alaves

Saul gave Atletico the lead in the 59th minute and Diego Costa converted a penalty in the 73rd minute to give Atletico a 2-0 lead. Joselu scored a penalty in the 93rd minute for Alaves but it made no difference. Atletico remain 3rd 11 points behind Barcelona while Alaves drop down to 16th with the loss. 

Levante 4 vs. 2 Real Betis

Betis just can’t find any form as Levante thrashed them 4-2 at home. Mayoral and Bardhi scored in the 1st half to give Levante a 2-0 lead. Nogales and Rochina then scored in the 2nd half to make it 4-0. Canales and Juanmi got 2 goals back for Betis but the damage had been done. Levante remain 12th in the table but open up a 4 point gap between themselves and Real Betis who remain 13th. 

Villarreal 2 vs. 0 Valencia

Alcacer scored in the 1st half and Moreno in the 2nd as Villarreal comfortably dispatched of Valencia. Villarreal are now just 3 points from 4th while Valencia remain 8th in the table. 

Granada 1 vs. 2 Eibar

Blasis gave Eibar the lead in the 16th minute while Soldado equalised for Granada in the 48th minute. Kike then restored the lead for Eibar in the 69th minute and also sealed all three points. Granada drop into 10th with the loss while Eibar move into 15th with the win. 

Espanyol 0 vs. 1 Real Madrid

Casemiro scored in the 46th minute of the 1st half thanks to a brilliant assist from Benzema to give Real the lead. The away team held on for much of the day as Espanyol had no answer. Espanyol remain bottom and 10 points from safety while Real go to the top and sit 2 points clear. 

Getafe 2 vs. 1 Real Sociedad

Mata scored a penalty in the 20th minute to give Getafe the lead. Januzaj got one back for Sociedad in the 56th minute but Mata scored the winner in the 83rd minute to seal the three points. Getafe finally end their poor form as they remain 5th but now 2 points from 4th while Real Sociedad continue to drop down the table but remain 7th for now. 

Serie MW 28

Juventus 4 vs. 0 Lecce

Dybala, Ronaldo, Higuain, and De Ligt all scored as Juventus ran out comfortable winners against Lecce. The win keeps Juventus 4 points clear at the top of the table while Lecce remain 18th and a point from safety. 

Brescia 2 vs. 2 Genoa

Donnarumma scored in the 10th minute and Semprini in the 13th minute to give Brescia a 2-0 lead. Falque though scored a penalty in the 38th minute and Pinamonti scored another penalty in the 70th minute to seal a point for Brescia. Brescia move one place up into 19th as they remain 8 points from safety while Genoa remain 17th and a point above the relegation zone. 

Cagliari 4 vs. 2 Torino

Nandez, Simeone , and Nainggolan scored the first three goals for Cagliari as they took an impressive lead. Bremer and Belotti got two back for Torino in the 2nd half to give the away side hope but Pedro scored a penalty in the 69th minute to seal the three points. Cagliari remain 10th in the table while Torino remain 13th. 

Lazio 2 vs. 1 Fiorentina

Ribery gave Fiorentina the lead in the 25th minute but Lazio posted a comeback in the 2nd half. Immobile equalised for Lazio in the 67th minute via a penalty and Alberto got the winner in the 83rd minute. Lazio remain 2nd and 4 points behind Juventus while Fiorentina remain 14th in the table. 

AC Milan 2 vs. 0 AS Roma

Milan got a big 2-0 win against Roma as Rebic and Calhanoglu got goals late in the 2nd half. Milan remain 7th 3 points behind 6th while Roma remain 5th but now 9 points from 4th. 

Napoli 3 vs. 1 SPAL

Mertens gave Napoli the lead in the 4th minute but Petagna equalised for SPAL in the 29th minute. Callejon and Younes then scored goals in the 2nd half to seal the win for Napoli. Napoli remain 6th 12 points from the top four while SPAL drop down to 20th. 

Sampdoria 1 vs. 2 Bologna

Barrow and Orsolini gave Bologna the lead late in the 2nd half while Bonazzoli got one back for Sampdoria in the 88th minute. Sampdoria remain 16th and a point above the relegation zone while Bologna remain 11th. 

Udinese 2 vs. 3 Atalanta

Atalanta never have a boring game as they fought hard for 3 points against Udinese. Zapata gave Atalanta the lead in the 9th minute while Lasagna equalised for the home team in the 31st minute. Muriel then got 2 goals late on to give Atalanta a comfortable lead but Lasagna got another goal in the 87th minute to set up a nervy ending. Udinese remain 15th in the table while Atalanta remain 4th but 9 points clear of 5th. 

Sassuolo 3 vs. 3 Verona

This game took a dramatic turn in the 2nd half as goals came flying in. Lazovic gave Verona the lead in the 51st minute before Boga equalised for Sassuolo in the 53rd minute. Stepinski restored Verona’s lead in the 57th minute and Pessina made it 1-3 for Verona in the 68th minute. Boga got one back for Sassuolo in the 77th minute to make it 2-3 and Rogerio scored a late equaliser in the 97th minute. Sassuolo remain 12th while Verona move one place up into 8th. 

Parma 1 vs. 2 Inter Milan

Gervinho gave Parma the lead in the 15th minute as Inter posted a late comeback in the final 10 minutes to win the game. Kucka was sent off for Parma in the 84th minute and De Vrij grabbed the equaliser soon after. Bastoni then scored the winner in the 87th minute for Conte and team. Parma drop down to 9th while Inter remain 3rd 4 points behind Lazio.

Bundesliga MW 34

Union Berlin 3 vs. 0 Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf had to win this game to make the relegation playoffs but Union Berlin turned up for their final game of the season as Ujah, Gentner, and Abdullahi scored goals to relegate Dusseldorf. Union finish the season in 11th while Dusseldorf drop down to 17th and get relegated. 

Monchengladbach 2 vs. 1 Hertha Berlin

Monchengladbach had to win this game to maintain their 4th place finish and they did just that as Hofmann and Embolo scored to make it 2-0. Ibisevic got one goal back for Hertha in the 91st minute but it made no difference. Monchengladbach finish 4th and will play Champions League football next season as Hertha end their season in 10th. 

Wolfsburg 0 vs. 4 Bayern Munich

Wolfsburg had to win this game to keep their 6th place position but Bayern are unbeatable and Coman, Cuisance, Lewandowski and Muller made sure that they ended the season with a win. The loss saw Wolfsburg drop down into 7th and miss the Europa League while Bayern end the season with 82 points sitting 13 points clear. 

Frankfurt 3 vs. 2 Paderborn

A bit of a nothing game as Paderborn went down fighting in their final Bundesliga game. Rode scored in the 9th minute to give Frankfurt the lead while Silva and Dost added two more to make it 3-0 by the 52nd minute. Drager and Michel scored to give Paderborn some hope but Frankfurt held on. Frankfurt end the season in 9th as Paderborn go back down with only 20 points to their name. 

Werder Bremen 6 vs. 1 Koln

Werder Bremen needed to win to make the relegation play off and they did in emphatic fashion. Osako scored 2, while Rashica, Fullkrug, and Klaassen made it 5-0 by the 55th minute. Drexler got one back for Koln in the 62nd minute but Sargent made it 6-1 in the 68th minute to end the game on the home teams terms. Werder Bremen jump into 16th and make the play offs while Koln end the season in 14th. 

Freiburg 4 vs. 0 Schalke

Waldschmidt scored 2, while Schmid and Holer added the other two as Freiburg comfortably won on the final day against Schalke. Freiburg finish in the season in 8th while Schalke end the season in dismal form as they drop all the way down to 12th.

Leverkusen 1 vs. 0 Mainz

Leverkusen had to win to stand any chance of making Champions League football but they also needed Monchengladbach to lose which they didn’t. Volland scored in the 2nd minute of the game to seal the win for Leverkusen but the home team will end the season in 5th and be playing Europa League football next season. Mainz end the season in 13th. 

Dortmund 0 vs. 4 Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim had to win if they wanted to make 7th and Dortmund decided to not turn up as they got thrashed 0-4 on the final day. Kramaric scored all 4 goals for Hoffenheim as they away team finished 7th in the league and made the Europa League for next season. Dortmund end the season in 2nd and 13 points away from Bayern.

Augsburg 1 vs. 2 Leipzig

Werner scored in the 28th minute to give Leipzig the lead and become their all time top goalscorer in his final game for the club. Vargas got one back for Augsburg in the 72nd minute but Werner got his 2nd in the 80th minute to seal the win for Leipzig. Augsburg finish the season in 16th while Leipzig end the season in 3rd. 

 

 

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