Manchester City distance Liverpool, AC Milan resist pressure from Inter


In Italy, two days before the end of the championship, AC Milan did not tremble to keep their two small points ahead of Inter, their eternal rival. In England, Manchester City made the deal of the weekend by taking advantage of Liverpool’s faux pas, neutralized by Tottenham. The Citizens now have a three-point lead.

Ligue 1: OM pull themselves together, Lyon move away from Europe, Bordeaux almost in Ligue 2

Eliminated at the gates of the Europa League Conference final on Thursday, Olympique Marseille (68 pts) consoled themselves on Sunday May 8, on the occasion of the 36th day of Ligue 1, by taking second place in the championship. , ahead of AS Monaco (65 pts) and Stade Rennais (62 pts, who will play Wednesday against Nantes, winner of the Coupe de France). The Phocaeans, who still lost several players to injury (Bakambu, Dieng, Caleta-Car and Gerson), signed a convincing success in Lorient (0-3).

Winner in Lille on Friday, the Monegasques had temporarily overtaken OM thanks to a precious victory (1-2), their eighth success in a row in the league.

Yet revived after their victory in Marseille last week, Lyon lost big in added time at relegated Metz (3-2) on Sunday. The defeat too many for the Rhodanians who see the fifth place of Strasbourg, synonymous with play-offs for the Europa League Conference, move away to five points, after the victory of the Alsatians in Brest (0-1).

Now the red lantern, Bordeaux continued its descent into hell by collapsing on Sunday in Angers (1-4), which on the other hand almost ensures its maintenance, during the 36th day of Ligue 1.

Premier League: Liverpool miss out, Manchester City take advantage

After their disastrous elimination in the semi-finals of the Champions League against Real Madrid, Manchester City did not miss the opportunity to distance themselves from Liverpool, held in check at Anfield by Tottenham (1-1). The Citizens made short work of Newcastle (5-0) and offered themselves a capital victory which gives them a comfortable lead over their rival in the title race, three games from the end of the championship. Now three points behind the leaders and with a worse goal difference, Liverpool may have to give up their dreams of a quadruple.

For its part, Arsenal beat Leeds United (2-1) and took advantage of the draws of its London neighbors Chelsea and Tottenham on Saturday to boost its chances of playing the Champions League next season. With 66 points, the Gunners, 4th, are only one unit behind the Blues, 3rd, and above all four ahead of the Spurs, 5th. They will go to their historic rivals in north London on Thursday and would validate, in the event of victory, their ticket for the C1.

For Manchester United, which is not yet guaranteed to be European next season, nothing is going well. Cristiano Ronaldo’s teammates were outclassed by Brighton (4-0), who had yet to win a home game in 2022.

At the bottom of the standings, Everton carried out an excellent operation in the maintenance race by going to win at Leicester (1-2). With 35 points, the Toffees now occupy 16th place and have one game less than their pursuers.

Bundesliga: Dortmund definitely runner-up, Leipzig again 4th

Borussia Dortmund definitively secured, on Saturday during the 33rd and penultimate day of the season, its second place on the Bundesliga podium, behind Bayern Munich already titled and held in check by Stuttgart on its lawn (2-2 ).

On the second step of the classification for the sixth time in ten years, Dortmund logically disposed, outside, of Greuther Fürth, red lantern of the championship and already relegated (1-3). Bayer Leverkusen also locked in third place by winning a badly started game against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, who led twice before giving up (2-4).

Finally, the fight for fourth place, qualifying for the Champions League, took a turn as RB Leipzig climbed back into the top 4 on Sunday, thanks to a clear victory against Augsburg (4-0), including a double from French neo-international Christopher Nkunku. The RB is now only fourth with 57 points, two lengths ahead of the fifth, Freiburg, rolled at home by Union Berlin (1-4).

Serie A: AC Milan retains the lead, Inter in ambush

Status quo in Italy, where AC Milan, in search of a first scudetto since 2011, retained the lead in Serie A two days from the end by winning on the lawn of Hellas Verona (1-3) . The Rossoneri retain their two-point lead over Inter. The Nerazzuri came from afar by coming up two goals to beat Empoli (4-2) and stay in the running to retain their title. Even if, in addition to its two-point lead, AC Milan also has a particular favorable difference in the event of a tie with Inter. Naples won Saturday on the ground of Torino (0-1) a victory which mathematically keeps alive its slim chances of title and above all allows it to consolidate its third place.

At the bottom of the standings, the suspense remains in the fight to maintain after the draw (1-1) between Salernitana (17th and first non-relegation) and Cagliari (18th) and the victory of the last, Venice, over Bologna (4 -3), after the unexpected Genoa (19th) ahead of Juventus (2-1) on Friday. Long dominating, Juve were indeed surprised and lost in added time on a penalty from Ligurian captain Domenico Criscito. She will have the opportunity to console herself on Wednesday, if she wins the Italian Cup final against Inter.

Liga: Barça in C1, Atletico wins the derby

At the end of the 35th day, Atletico Madrid offered themselves the derby of the capital by winning against Real Madrid who had put their executives to rest (Benzema, Modric, Vinicius, Courtois), Sunday, in their lair of the Wanda Metropolitano (1-0). Thanks to this success against the neo-champion of Spain, whom he had not beaten since 2016 in the league, the Colchoneros are taking a step towards the next Champions League by putting their 4th place in the shelter of a Bétis Sevilla now 6 points.

For its part, FC Sevilla FC was hooked by Villarreal (1-1), on the Valencian coast. In the standings, the Sevillians remain third with 4 points behind FC Barcelona who snatched the victory on the ground of Betis (2-1), and thus validated their ticket for the C1. Indeed, the Blaugranas (60 points), can no longer be ejected from the top 4, when there are only three championship days left. For its part, Granada took a step outside the red zone with its final victory over the field of Mallorca (2-6), a direct opponent for the maintenance.

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