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England and Italy: 90 minutes for a title…

The final fight for the title in Italy and England is scheduled for this Sunday during a breathtaking final day of the national football championships, with an advantage for AC Milan and Manchester City ahead of Inter Milan and Liverpool.

– Germany: RB Leipzig is aiming for a first trophy. With the Bundesliga over since last Saturday, most players in Germany are already on vacation with the exception of internationals… and Cup finalists. In the absence of Bayern Munich, German champions but prematurely beaten in the Cup, the unexpected final will oppose Freiburg tomorrow Saturday to Leipzig, who are both aiming for their first title in the competition. After a great season ending in 6th place, Friborg qualified for the first final in its history, while RB reached this stage of the competition for the third time since 2019. The partners of Christopher Nkunku, crowned best player in the season in Germany, are looking for the first title in the history of this young club born in 2009. At the same time, the relegation barrage between Hertha Berlin and Hamburg must end the season, with a return match scheduled for next Monday.

– England: a breathtaking final. If the title has been played five times on the last day since 2010, the 38th lifting of the Premier League will also determine who from Tottenham or Arsenal will go to the Champions League, if Manchester United will play the Europa League or the Europa League Conference and who will go down with Norwich and Watford in the Championship. All the matches will be played on Sunday afternoon and the most anticipated distance duel will obviously be that between Manchester City, which hosts Aston Villa, and Liverpool, which hosts Wolverhampton. With a point lead and a better goal difference, City have the advantage. Still in pursuit of a historic quadruple – Premier League / FA Cup / English League Cup / Champions League – Liverpool will have to beat Wolverhampton (8th) and count on a helping hand from Villans coached by Steven Gerrard , their emblematic captain of the 2000s. Arsenal will have to hope for a feat from Norwich, 20th and already condemned, to dislodge the Tottenham Hotspurs from 4th place which gives access to the next Champions League (C1). With a goal difference of +24 against +9 for the Gunners, a draw should be enough for Antonio Conte’s men, as Arsenal would need to beat Everton by 15 goals. A little further down, Manchester United would be well advised to win at Crystal Palace, because any other result, associated with a victory at Brighton from West Ham, would send the Hammers to the Europa League (C3) and the Red Devils to the Europa League Conference (C4). At the bottom of the table, Everton, Leeds and Burnley are in the fight to avoid 18th place, synonymous with relegation.

– Spain: final issues. Real Madrid, crowned champions at the end of April, will play their last league game tonight against Nabil Fekir’s Betis Sevilla, for the 38th and last day of LaLiga, at Madrid’s Santiago-Bernabéu stadium, potentially the last match for Gareth Bale or Isco in the white jersey. This will leave Madrid almost ten days of preparation before their Champions League final against Liverpool on May 28 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis (suburb of Paris). For the rest, the main matches at stake will begin on Sunday night: the qualifying place for the Europa League Conference will be decided between Villarreal, who travel to Camp Nou to face Barça, and Athletic Bilbao, one point behind, which moves on the lawn of Sevilla FC. Below, Cadiz, Majorca and Granada are still in the hot seat, and stand in a pocket handkerchief, one point apart.

– Italy: Milan-Inter, 90 minutes for a scudetto. A first scudetto for eleven years for AC Milan by Giroud, Maignan and Theo Hernandez? A 20th title synonymous with a second star on the jersey for Inter? The tremendous suspense that will have accompanied the entire Serie A season will end on Sunday (kick-off in the early evening) with the final distance duel between the Rossoneri, on the ground in Sassuolo, and the Nerazzurri, at home against Sampdoria Genoa. AC Milan starts with the clear advantage of its two-point lead and a particularly favorable difference (1-1 and 2-1 in direct confrontations). Which means that a point is enough for Stefano Pioli’s team to be guaranteed to lift the trophy, for the 19th time in the club’s history (as much as Inter Milan) but only the first time since 2011. The Sassuolo stadium in Reggio Emilia was taken by storm by the tifosi milanesti who were around 100,000 to line up to acquire places at the start of the week. But the enclosure only has 21,000 seats… 160 kilometers further north, Inter Milan will do everything to win in an equally full San Siro stadium, hoping for a defeat for the Rossoneri. A scenario that internal coach Simone Inzaghi already experienced as a player in 2000: his Lazio Rome, outstripped before the last day, had been crowned thanks to a victory and a defeat at the same time from Juventus Turin in Perugia.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, FC Barcelona striker (on the left in the photo), has announced that he is ending his international career with the “Panthers” of Gabon. Javier Soriano/AFP

International retirement for Aubameyang

On the other hand, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Gabonese striker of FC Barcelona, ​​​​announced that he was ending his international career, said Patrice Neveu, the coach of the Panthers, yesterday Thursday, information confirmed by the Gabonese Football Federation. “He announced by an official letter sent to the Gabonese Football Federation (Fégafoot) that he was retiring from international football,” assured the French coach of Gabon. “After 13 years of pride in representing my country, I am announcing that I am ending my international career. I would like to thank the Gabonese people and all those who have supported me in good and bad times,” wrote Aubameyang in the letter addressed to Fégafoot, which praised “the immense career and regularity at the top. level of someone who has been able to sell, thanks to his professionalism, the image of Gabon in the world”.

Barça recruited 32-year-old Aubameyang in early February, released by Arsenal where he was in disgrace, the English club having agreed to terminate his contract “by mutual consent” to save his fabulous salary, then estimated at 15 million pounds sterling per year (18 million euros). Since his arrival, the striker has scored 13 goals in three months for the Catalan club.

Source: AFP

The final fight for the title in Italy and England is scheduled for this Sunday during a breathtaking final day of the national football championships, with an advantage for AC Milan and Manchester City ahead of Inter Milan and Liverpool. – Germany: RB Leipzig is aiming for a first trophy. With the Bundesliga over since last Saturday, most players in…

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