Liverpool profitable the FA Cup headlined one other thrilling weekend as Europe’s prime leagues begin to wind down for the season. A 93rd minute purpose helped RB Leipzig pull off a draw (vs Arminia Bielefeld) and be a part of Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund and champions Bayern Munich as Bundesliga’s representatives in subsequent yr’s UEFA Champions League. Manchester Metropolis had been held to a draw by West Ham, maintaining the Premier League title race alive for the ultimate weekend. In the meantime, AC Milan and Inter Milan each gained, that means Inter must win vs Sampdoria and hope that Sassuolo defeats AC Milan for them to beat their neighbours to the title.
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Liverpool are the primary workforce to win the League Cup and the FA Cup in the identical season a number of occasions. In addition they achieved the feat in 2000-01.
Chelsea turn out to be the primary workforce to lose each the League Ultimate and the FA Cup Ultimate in the identical season since Middlesbrough in 1996-97
Jurgen Klopp has turn out to be solely the second supervisor to win the European Cup/Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup and the English top-flight title, all with the identical English membership together with Sir Alex Ferguson.
Earlier than Chelsea, the final workforce to lose 3 straight FA Cup finals was Newcastle (1974, 1998, 1999). Chelsea, although, are the primary workforce in FA Cup historical past to lose within the closing in three straight seasons.
Jurgen Klopp’s 6 titles tie Gerard Houllier for 4th-most in Liverpool historical past. All 6 of Klopp’s titles with Liverpool have are available in 6 completely different competitions.
This was Man Metropolis’s first level earned in a PL recreation that it trailed by 2+ targets since March 2012 vs Sunderland (was down 3-1 within the eightieth minute and drew 3-3 with targets within the eighty fifth and 86th minute).
Watford’s residence loss at present they’ve now set the PL document for many league residence losses in a season with 15. The even have one other fairly unlucky document – the 46 targets they’ve conceded at Vicarage Street this season within the PL is probably the most at residence by any aspect in a single marketing campaign within the competitors, and probably the most by any top-flight aspect general since 1960-61 (Newcastle 49, Chelsea 48).
Robert Lewandowski has completed a Bundesliga season as the highest purpose scorer for the seventh time, equalling the document set by Gerd Muller. He scored 35 targets within the league.
Bayern Munich have scored 49 away targets within the Bundesliga this season, setting a brand new document for many away targets by any aspect inside a single season within the division.
Lautaro Martínez grew to become the sixth participant in Inter’s historical past to attain 20 targets in a single Serie A season earlier than turning 25, after – and that is some listing of names – Giuseppe Meazza, Sandro Mazzola, Antonio Angelillo, Ronaldo and Mauro Icardi.
AC Milan have picked up 83 factors up to now within the present Serie A season. Solely in 2005/06 (88) did they do higher in a single marketing campaign within the three points-for-a win period.
Sevilla have now certified for the Champions League in three consecutive seasons by way of LaLiga for the primary time of their historical past.
Antoine Griezmann is on a 17-game scoreless streak for membership and nation, his longest since a 21-game streak in 2010 when he performed for Actual Sociedad (final scored on Jan. 6 in Copa del Rey, his final league purpose was on Nov. 28)
(Stats courtesy: ESPN Stats and Info Group)