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|Bayern champions again, Juve out of top four: Talking points from around Europe by flowbaze: 4:40 pm On May 10, 2021|
As Bayern Munich wrapped up yet another Bundesliga title, it was a bad weekend for some of Europe’s other super clubs. Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain all saw their title hopes take a hit, and Juventus may not even be in next season’s Champions League.
AFP Sport rounds up some of the main talking points from across the continent:
VAR costs Madrid
With the scores level at 1-1, Real thought they had won a penalty for a foul on Karim Benzema only for the referee to give a spot-kick at the other end for an Eder Militao handball moments earlier, as confirmed after reviewing the images.
Ivan Rakitic scored, and although Eden Hazard equalised in stoppage time, Real are two points behind leaders Atletico Madrid with three games left.
“The move that changed the league,” was the headline in Madrid-based sports daily Marca on Monday. “We are a bit uneasy about all this,” Real’s director of institutional relations, former player Emilio Butragueno, said of the VAR decision.
Atletico had drawn 0-0 at Barcelona, keeping the Catalans also two points behind them and keeping them on course for a first title since 2014.
Juventus to miss out on Champions League?
A week after Inter clinched the Italian title, ending Juve’s run of nine consecutive championships, the Turin club were humbled 3-0 at home by AC Milan. That result, combined with victories for Atalanta and Napoli, saw Juventus slip to fifth, a point outside the Champions League berths with three games left.
Goals from Brahim Diaz, Ante Rebic and Fikayo Tomori secured a big win for Milan, who also missed a penalty.
“Little by little we fell apart. It’s hard to explain,” said Juve coach Andrea Pirlo, whose side nevertheless remain just three points off second and will hope to rescue a top-four berth with games to come against Sassuolo, Inter and Bologna.
Bayern wrap up nine in a row
Bayern celebrated by trouncing Borussia Moenchengladbach 6-0 with Robert Lewandowski scoring a hat-trick to move onto 39 Bundesliga goals for the season. With two games left, the Pole is just one goal away from Gerd Mueller’s 49-year-old record of 40 in a Bundesliga season.
Meanwhile Dortmund’s win, achieved without Erling Braut Haaland, saw them leapfrog Eintracht Frankfurt into the top four, putting Champions League qualification back in their hands.
PSG see title slip away
The result left PSG three points behind leaders Lille with two games left. Lille now know that four points from their final two matches will secure them a first Ligue 1 title since 2011, and it would be against all the odds given the huge financial advantage enjoyed by the Qatar-backed Parisians in the French top flight.
Tension in Turkey
With two games left, Besiktas remain in pole position for a 16th title but a 3-1 defeat at Galatasaray, for whom Ryan Babel, Radamel Falcao and Arda Turan all scored, kept the race alive.
Galatasaray, the record 22-time champions, are three points behind Besiktas in third. Fenerbahce, from the Asian side of the Bosphorus, are just two points behind the leaders in second after winning 2-1 at Ankaragucu.
Mesut Ozil could still win the league in his first season at Fenerbahce.
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