It may not have been a weekend of derbies but it sure was one amazing weekend filled with a lot of exciting football action.
And as we take a look back at some of the events that happened over the past two days, here’s what we learnt:
Lionel Messi scored a hattrick against Deportivo as Barcelona confirmed yet another La Liga title. They’re the only side yet to taste defeat in Europe’s top 5 leagues this season and made light work of every other opposition in the league.
This La Liga title win is their 9th title in 18 years. They may not have won the UEFA Champions League this year but the Catalan giants have reminded us all that maybe, just maybe, they’re the best football side in Europe.
Rampant Manchester City
They may already have the title in their pockets, but Pep Guardiola’s City is not letting up on a few other records.
In a bid to surpass some of these long-standing records, they scored 4 goals against West Ham, took their PL goal-tally to 102 this season, and became the first club in the Premier League to score 100 goals in a Premier League season twice.
That’s an average of 4 goals per game (whether playing at home or away).
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Celtic needs a break from this boredom
The Scottish giant won their 7th (seventh) league title in a row this past weekend after defeating Rangers in what was a one-sided affair. While Scott Brown (the captain) and Brendan Rodgers may be enjoying the champagne, the league champions may get bored with their dominance.
It has gotten too easy for Celtic. Being crowned champions for 7 years running is something to enjoy… if your opponents at least try to knock you off your perch every now and then. But the remaining teams seem to be making life too easy for Celtic. And it, at some point in time, will get boring for them.
Super Serie A season
This season’s episode of the Serie A has been one of the most exciting in recent times. Juventus still lead the table with a fair number of points but Napoli has given them a run for their money this season, challenging their dominance and pushing them all the way.
The boys from Naples have reminded us that the Serie A is not only for the Old Lady. The Roman “soldiers” that ply their trade in Lazio and AS Roma have also put on quite the performance this season. Juve may still win the title but the Serie A has wowed us all this season.
Race for the Golden Boot
When Messi scored a hattrick on Sunday, he overtook Mohamed Salah in the race for the Golden Boot (or Golden Shoe as some others like to call it). The Argentine has now scored 32 goals, putting him ahead of Salah who has scored 31 goals.
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