Manchester City won the Premier League four times in five years, AC Milan topped Serie A again after 11 years
[NTDTV, Beijing time, May 24, 2022]Last weekend, the three major leagues, the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A, had their final rounds of competition, and all the suspense was revealed. With Manchester City trailing by two goals, they reversed Aston Villa 3:2, beat Liverpool by one point, and won the Premier League championship four times in five years. In the case that AC Milan can win the championship with a draw, they won three goals away from Sassuolo and were crowned the Serie A champion again after 11 years. Four rounds ahead of schedule, Real Madrid finally won the La Liga championship for the 35th time with a 13-point advantage.
Manchester City reverse to win title, Tottenham retain fourth
The 38th round of the Premier League and 10 games will start at the same time. “Leaders” Manchester City host Aston Villa. In the first half, Digne assisted Kash to score a header, and in the second half, Coutinho succeeded with a low shot, extending the lead for Villa 2:0. In the next 6 minutes, Gundogan and Rodri scored three goals in a row to help “Blue Moon” complete a major reversal. In the end, Manchester City reversed Aston Villa 3:2 at home and won the championship with 29 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses, accumulating 93 points.
Liverpool beat Wolves 3-1 at Anfield to score 92 points, one less than Manchester City. It is worth mentioning that Liverpool will score a total of 51 points in the Premier League in 2022, 8 points more than Manchester City, but it still falls short and ranks second. Wolves are 10th with 51 points.
Chelsea are third with 74 points after beating Watford 2-1 at home. Tottenham beat the “deputy squad” Norwich with 5 goals away, ranking fourth with 71 points. Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham have qualified for next season’s Champions League.
Tottenham’s South Korean star Son Heung-min and Liverpool’s Egyptian striker Salah both scored 23 goals and tied for the “Golden Boot” award. Among them, Salah scored five penalties, while Son Heung-min did not have one. In addition, Salah also won the Premier League’s “assist king” with 13 assists.
Arsenal beat Everton 5-1 at home and finished fifth with 68 points. Manchester United lost to Crystal Palace 0:1 away, accumulating 58 points, but because West Ham United also lost, the “Red Devils” still retained the sixth position and competed with Arsenal for the Europa League next season. And West Ham United, ranked seventh with 56 points, will go to the UEFA Cup next season.
Leeds United beat Brentford 2:1 away and managed to avoid relegation with 38 points. Burnley ranked 18th with 35 points; Watford ranked 19th with 23 points, and Norwich bottomed with 22 points. These three teams were relegated to League One together.
AC Milan tops again after 11 years
After the 37 rounds of Serie A, the “leader” AC Milan has only a 2-point advantage over Inter Milan. In the final round, AC Milan beat Sassuolo 3:0 away, maintaining a 2-point advantage with 86 points, and won the Serie A championship again after 11 years. Inter Milan also defeated Sampdoria 3-0 at home, accumulating 84 points, failed to defend their title and finished runner-up.
Naples ranked third with 79 points; Juventus ranked fourth with 70 points. Milan, Inter, Napoli and Juventus have qualified for next season’s Champions League.
Lazio are fifth with 64 points after a 3-3 draw with Verona at home. Relying on Abraham’s brace and Pellegrini’s icing on the cake, Roma beat Turin 3-0 away to seal the sixth place in the league with 63 points. Abraham broke the scoring record for an English player in Serie A with 17 league goals.
Because Inter Milan has qualified for the Champions League and won the Coppa Italia, the Europa League “ticket” for the Coppa Italia champion will be given to the sixth place in the league. Roma will compete with Lazio in the Europa League next season. And Roma can also take a more relaxed mentality to face the European Cup final this season.
Fiorentina defeated Juventus 2-0 in the final round, with 62 points, seventh in the league, and won the qualification for next season’s European Cup. This is Fiorentina’s first return to the European stage since the 2016-2017 season. Venice, Genoa and Cagliari were relegated to Serie B.
Lazio’s 32-year-old striker Ciro Immobile has been outstanding in recent seasons, scoring 27 goals this season and winning the Serie A Golden Boot for the fourth time in his career. Sassuolo’s Italian striker Domenico Berardi became the “assist king” in Serie A with 14 assists.
Real Madrid tops Benzema ahead of schedule to win golden boot
Unlike the Premier League and Serie A, the La Liga title race lost its suspense early on. Real Madrid locked the championship four rounds in advance. This is also the 35th league championship in the history of the “Galaxy Battleship” team, which once again refreshed the La Liga championship record. Coach Ancelotti (Davide Ancelotti) also became the first coach in history to collect all five European league titles.
Barcelona, 13 points behind Real Madrid, ranked second with 73 points; defending champion Atletico Madrid ranked third with 71 points; Sevilla ranked fourth with 71 points. The four teams that represent La Liga in the Champions League this season – Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla – have all again qualified for next season’s Champions League.
The same as the result of last season, the two teams that qualified for the Europa League this season are still Royal Betis and Royal Society. Villarreal finished seventh and qualified for the UEFA Cup.
Alaves (31 points) and Levante (35 points) have a poor record this season and relegation was confirmed early. Granada scored only a 0-0 draw against Espanyol in the final round, accumulating 38 points, and dropped to the Second Division by one point.
In terms of individual awards, Real Madrid’s 34-year-old French striker Karim Benzema won the Golden Boot with 27 goals. Barcelona’s other French striker Dembele became the “assist king” with 13 assists.
(Transfer from The Epoch Times/Editor-in-charge: Ye Ping)
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