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Champions League end marks end of Wenger’s time as coach of Arsenal

This week marked the end of the Champions League and the UEFA Europa League semifinals. FC Bayern Munich traveled to the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium to take on Real Madrid C.F. for the second leg of its fixture.

Joshua Kimmich scored an early goal for Bayern, giving the team hope, but two goals from Karim Benzema had Real Madrid leading 2-1.

A James Rodríguez goal in the 63rd minute against his former club tied the game at 2-2. Real Madrid won on aggregate, 4-3.

A.S. Roma then took on Liverpool F.C. at home. There were goals early on as Sadio Mané scored for Liverpool within the first 10 minutes, but an own goal from James Milner immediately afterwards caused the game to stay tied at 1.

Georginio Wijnaldum scored the final goal for Liverpool, and Roma scored three goals trying to mount a comeback it couldn’t quite accomplish.

Liverpool will take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 26 in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.

In the Europa League, FC Red Bull Salzburg took on Olympique de Marseille in their second leg fixture.

A goal from Amadou Haidara, as well as a goal from Bouna Sarr would mean that the game would go into extra time tied 2-2. In spectacular fashion, Rolando scored a 116th-minute goal for Marseille to win the game and progress to the Europa League final.

Arsenal F.C. traveled to Madrid to take on Atlético Madrid in its second leg fixture.

Abysmal performances from the star players from the North London side, combined with a goal from Diego Costa, meant that Atlético would win the game 1-0 and progress to the Europa League final.

In the Barclays Premier League, the relegation battle is as tight as ever. Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. defeated Manchester United F.C. 1-0, securing their place in the top flight of English football come next season.

West Bromwich Albion F.C. shocked Tottenham Hotspur F.C. as it won 1-0 at home, keeping hopes alive.

A.F.C. Bournemouth got a huge 1-0 victory over Swansea City A.F.C., defending their spot in the Premier League come next season.

The result puts a great deal of pressure on Swansea heading into its final two games of the season.

Southampton F.C. drew 1-1 with Everton F.C., which gives the Saint’s some semblance of hopesto continue fighting against relegation.

Chelsea F.C. defeated Liverpool 1-0 thanks to a header by Olivier Giroud, which kept the battle for the top four alive. Chelsea is only 3 points behind Tottenham in the race for the final Champions League spot. It was a great send-off for Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger at the Emirates Stadium, as Arsenal defeated
Burnley F.C. 5-0.

After 22 years of managing the Gunners, Wenger will never step foot on the pitch as manager again.

May 15, 2018

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