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Inter Milan crowned champion, Manchester City will wait

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Inter Milan have officially been crowned Serie A champions ending a nine-year domination of Juventus Turin. In France and La Liga, the title races remain undecided while in England, Manchester City has taken a further step towards its own coronation.

• Serie A: Inter Milan end Juventus domination

Inter Milan ended the record reign of Juventus Turin (2012-2020) by winning the 19th scudetto in its history and its first since 2010. The Milanese had done the job by winning 2-0 at Crotone. The draw on Sunday of Atalanta Bergamo (1-1) on the lawn of Sassuolo formalized their coronation four days from the end of the championship.

It has been eleven years since José Mourinho’s historic league-cup-Champions League treble of José Mourinho in 2010, that Internazionale had no longer been Italian champions. It is also the first time that a foreign-owned team – Inter has been controlled since 2016 by the Chinese group Suning – has won the title.

Behind, the race for the Champions League is very tight: Atalanta Bergamo (2e) has as many points as Juventus who won Sunday on the Udinese lawn (2-1) thanks to an express double from Cristiano Ronado, and AC Milan, who won Saturday against Benevento (2-0) ). Naples for its part is the big beat of the weekend: by being joined in extra time by Cagliari, Napoli is now two points behind the trio in qualifying position.

• Ligue 1: Monaco surprised at the end of the match by Lyon, Lille and PSG have free rein

Led then reduced to ten, Lyon found the resources to win in the confusion in Monaco on Sunday (3-2) and relaunch in the race for the Champions League against a direct opponent who said, for his part, goodbye title in Ligue 1.

For its part, Lille did not tremble to win at home against Nice (2-0) while PSG managed to get rid of tough Lensois (2-1) while being deprived of their striker Mbappé. Two victories which keep the two rivals neck and neck three days from the end of the championship.

In the race for the Europa League, all the contenders failed: in addition to Lens, Marseille stalled against Strasbourg (1-1) and Rennes was surprised by Bordeaux (1-0) after having long been reduced to 10.

• Liga: Real Madrid, Atlético and Barça continue

The final sprint is still crazy in La Liga. The three teams on the podium have won and still stand in two points. On Saturday, Atlético Madrid set the tone by winning in pain against the promoted Elche (1-0).

A few hours later, Real Madrid hardly beat Osasuna (2-0) to stay within two small points of the leader. Four days before their Champions League semi-final return against Chelsea on Wednesday, Zinédine Zidane’s men stumbled over the excellent goalkeeper Sergio Herrera for a long time, before Eder Militao’s header resumed in the 76e on a corner, placed in the top corner, and the involuntary goal of Casemiro, served by Karim Benzema in the 80e.

Finally, Barça got scared on Sunday but snatched a precious success from Valencia to stay in third place on the podium tied with Real. It was Gabriel Paulista who opened the brand for Valencia in the 50e but this devil Lionel Messi came out of his box to score a double including a sublime free kick at the 69e minute. Antoine Griezmann scored 3e Barcelona goal before Soler scored a goal for the honor at the end of the game.

Seville (4th, 70 pts), precisely, still has the cards in hand to come and play the spoilsport, in case of success against Athletic Bilbao on Monday at the end of the 34th day.

• Eredivisie: Ajax Amsterdam champion for the 35e time

Ajax Amsterdam won the 35th Dutch league title in its history after their 4-0 (half-time: 1-0) victory over FC Emmen on Sunday, a coronation that had hardly been in doubt for several weeks.

While there are three games to play in Eredivisie, the men of Erik Ten Hag, 79 points, have an advantage of 14 units over their runner-up, PSV Eindhoven (65) hanging on this Sunday at the end of the day. noon by Heerenveen (2-2).

Ajax (89 goals scored for only 21 conceded) thus achieved the double, two weeks after having dominated Vitesse Arnhem (2-1) in the final of the Cup. A twentieth success in this competition.

• Premier League: United supporters deprive Manchester City of the coronation

For Manchester City, the equation was simple: in the event of victory this weekend and defeat of his rival Mancunien and dolphin, the “Citizens” would be crowned champion of England. Pep Guardiola’s men fulfilled the first part of the contract well by winning 2-0 against Crystal Palace, which made the Catalan coach say that we could “put the champagne in the fridge”.

It was without counting on the supporters of Manchester United. Rejected against their owner’s participation in the European Super League project, they invaded Old Trafford, preventing the match between Manchester United and Liverpool from taking place, thus delaying the rival’s coronation.

In the Champions League race, Leicester were held in check at Southampton (1-1) on Friday. A disappointing result when their opponents were reduced to 10. The “Foxes” see Chelsea approaching two points after their victory against Fulham (2-0).

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