It’s been a dramatic few weeks in football across Europe and around the world. From Manchester City’s English Premier League title triumph to Real Madrid’s poor form, there are plenty of stories to sink your teeth into. Here’s a look at some of the most talked-about stories from recent weeks.
In England, Manchester City wrapped up their third Premier League title in four years after their rivals Arsenal lost 2-1 to Aston Villa. It was a result that was greeted with much joy at the Etihad Stadium, with manager Pep Guardiola celebrating his seventh league title in nine seasons across three different countries. The Citizens then went on to beat Chelsea 2-1 in their final match of the season, qualifying for next year’s Champions League.
Meanwhile, Barcelona celebrated their 26th LaLiga title despite losing 1-0 away at Real Sociedad on the final day of the season. Lionel Messi and co were able to celebrate in style as they finally ended Atletico Madrid’s two-year reign atop Spanish football. However, it wasn’t all good news for Barca as they also had to endure more racial abuse directed towards star forward Vinicius junior during a 3-2 defeat against Valencia earlier this month.
Things are less clear cut over in Germany, where Bayern Munich’s shock 1-0 loss against RB Leipzig has thrown open the Bundesliga title race going into its final weekend. Borussia Dortmund have taken full advantage of Bayern’s slip up and find themselves two points clear heading into Sunday’s final round of matches. If Dortmund win then they will be crowned champions for only the second time since 2012, but if Bayern can pull out a victory over bottom side Mainz then they’ll clinch an eighth successive league title with an unbeatable lead at the top of the table.
Elsewhere around Europe, Manchester United and Tottenham both endured disappointing campaigns that saw them miss out on Champions League qualification while Liverpool sealed their first trophy since 2019 by beating Chelsea 2-0 to lift this season’s FA Cup trophy. Inter Milan clinched their first Serie A title since 2010 after securing a draw away at Sassuolo on matchday 38 while AC Milan enjoyed success too by winning their first Coppa Italia since 2003 following victory over Juventus in last week’s Final.
To conclude our Football Roundup, we take a look ahead to 2023/24 when fans will be proudly wearing new Manchester City jerseys featuring Nike’s latest designs; possibly inspired by this year’s success story or even incorporating legendary figures such as Sergio Aguero or David Silva who left MCFC at the end of last season? Only time will tell but one thing is certain: despite all its challenges this year, football continues to provide us with thrilling moments every week and there’s always something new just around the corner!