Germany: Leipzig aims for first trophy
With the Bundesliga over on Saturday, most players in Germany are already on holiday, with the exception of internationals… and cup finalists.
In the absence of Bayern Munich, German champions but defeated early in the cup, the unexpected final on Saturday (8pm) pits Freiburg against Leipzig, who are both aiming for their first title in the competition.
After a great season finishing in 6th place, Friborg qualified for the first final in its history, while RB reached this stage of the competition for the 3rd time since 2019.
The partners of Christopher Nkunku, crowned best player of 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 will end the season, with a return game scheduled for Monday.
England: a breathtaking final
If the title has been played five times on the last day since 2010, the 38th abolition of the Premier League will also determine who moves from Tottenham or Arsenal to the Champions League, whether Manchester United plays the Europa League or the Europa League Conference and who will. with Norwich and Watford going down in the championship.
The games will all be played on Sunday at 5pm and the most anticipated distance game will, of course, be between Manchester City, which will host Aston Villa, and Liverpool, which will host Wolverhampton.
City have the advantage with a point lead and a better goal difference.
Still looking to quadruple in history, Liverpool will definitely have to beat Wolverhampton, 8th, and count on a helping hand from the Villans, trained by Steven Gerrard, their emblematic captain of the 2000s.
Arsenal will have to hope for a performance from Norwich, 20th and already convicted, to dislodge Spurs from 4th place giving access to the C1.
With a goal difference of +24 to +9 for the Gunners, a draw should be enough for Antonio Conte’s men, as Arsenal would have to beat Everton by 15 goals.
Slightly lower, Manchester United would do well to go on to win at Crystal Palace, as any other result, coupled with a win over West Ham’s Brighton, would send the Hammers into C3 and the Red Devils into C4.
At the bottom of the rankings, Everton, Leeds and Burnley battle to avoid 18th place, synonymous with relegation.
Spain: latest numbers
In Spain, Real Madrid, who were crowned champions at the end of April, will play their final Championship game at 9pm on Friday against Nabil Fekir’s Betis Sevilla for the 38th and final matchday of La Liga, in Santiago-Bernabéu, possibly Gareth’s last. . match Bale or Isco in the white jersey.
As a result, Madrid will need nearly ten days of preparation for their Champions League final against Liverpool on May 28 at the Stade de France.
For the rest, the main matches at stake will start on Sunday at 10 p.m.: the qualifying place for the Europa League conference will be determined between Villarreal, who travels to Camp Nou to face Barça, and Athletic Bilbao , one point behind, moving on the lawn of Sevilla FC.
Down below, Cadiz, Mallorca and Granada are still in the hot seat and in a handkerchief, one point apart.
Italy: Milan-Inter, 90 minutes for a scudetto
A first scudetto since eleven years for AC Milan from Giroud, Maignan and Theo Hernandez? A 20th title synonymous with a second star on the jersey for Inter?
The enormous tension that will accompany the entire season in Serie A will conclude on Sunday (kick-off 6 p.m.) with the final game between the Rossoneri, on the ground in Sassuolo, and the Nerazzurri, at home against Sampdoria.
Milan start with the clear advantage of a two-point lead and a very favorable difference (1-1 and 2-1 in direct confrontations). That means one point is enough for Stefano Pioli’s team to secure the trophy at 8pm, the 19th time in the club’s history (as much as Inter), but only the first time since 2011.
The Sassuolo stadium, in Reggio Emilia, was taken over by the tifosi milanesti, who lined up at the start of the week with some 100,000 to get seats. But the housing only has 21,000 seats…
160 kilometers further north, Inter Milan will do everything they can to win in an equally sold-out San Siro, in hopes of defeat to the Rossoneri. A scenario that internal coach Simone Inzaghi already experienced as a player in 2000: his Lazio, surpassed for the last day, was crowned thanks to a victory and a defeat at the same time by Juventus in Perugia.