Man City captures Premier League title
The week of April 9-15 was full of storylines as the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals took place. Real Madrid C.F. went into Italy with a 3-0 lead over Juventus F.C. on aggregate.
That did not stop Juventus from almost pulling off an amazing comeback. Two goals from Mario Mandžukic and a goal from Blaise Matuidi meant that Juventus would tie the leg at 3-3.
Unfortunately for Juventus, they gave away a penalty in the 97th minute, and Gianluigi Buffon was shown a red card for harassing the referee after the penalty decision.
Wojciech Szczesny came in as goalkeeper for the penalty, but he did not stop Cristiano Ronaldo from scoring another goal in the Champions League, knocking out Juventus in heartbreaking fashion.
FC Barcelona had won the first leg at home, 4-1, against A.S. Roma. Despite this lead, goals from Edin Džeko, Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas meant that Roma would tie the leg at 4-4. Because Roma have the one away goal from their previous match against Barcelona, Roma actually went on to the next round of the Champions League.
A spiritless performance from star player Lionel Messi meant that his team will not be seeing Champions League glory this season.
FC Bayern Munich took on Sevilla FC in what was an uneventful game.
It ended 0-0, with Bayern going through 2-1 on aggregate because of their win in the previous leg. Manchester City F.C. was also knocked out of the Champions League by Liverpool F.C. Despite an early goal from Gabriel Jesus, Manchester City would still concede goals to Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah in what was a 2-1 defeat.
The Reds advanced to the semifinals after winning 5-1 on aggregate. The next round of the Champions League will feature Liverpool taking on Roma, as well as Bayern taking on Real Madrid.
The weekend of April 14-15 was a huge weekend in the Premier League.
Two goals from Wilfried Zaha, as well as a goal from James Tomkins, meant that Crystal Palace F.C. would get a huge win over Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.
This helps the Eagles stay alive in the Premier League relegation battle. Liverpool’s front three of Sadio Mané, Salah and Firmino all scored goals in an entertaining game against A.F.C. Bournemouth. Liverpool would win the game 3-0. Arsenal F.C. suffered an unbelievable defeat against Newcastle United F.C.
Goals from Ayoze Pérez and Matt Ritchie would mean that Newcastle would enjoy a 2-1 win. Arsenal surely looked at their assistant manager Steve Bould after an absolutely shocking performance from their defenders.
This defeat puts manager Arsène Wenger under even more pressure to win the UEFA Europa League, which seems more unlikely than ever after the news came out that Arsenal would face the favorites Atlético Madrid in the next round.
Arsenal is a club that is in turmoil right now, and surely Wenger will have to be sacked by the end of the season whether or not he wins silverware.
Manchester City took on Tottenham Hotspur F.C. goals from Jesus, Ilkay Gündogan and Raheem Sterling would mean that the team would possibly secure a title win this weekend.
Once their rivals Manchester United F.C. lost 1-0 to West Bromwich Albion F.C., Manchester City was finally crowned champions of the Premier League.