From the evening of May 20th to the early morning of 21st, Beijing time, the five major leagues in Europe launched the latest round of competition. Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Bayern Barcelona and Milan joined forces to attack, and the result was naturally mixed. Arsenal upset Manchester City to defend the Premier League title ahead of schedule; Liverpool struggled to get 1 point and basically bid farewell to the Champions League; Bayern lost the first place in the league.
Liverpool 1: 1 Villa
Recently, Liverpool has won seven consecutive victories in the league and continued to retain the hope of competing for the Champions League seat. However, in this round, Liverpool was stubbornly attacked by Villa who also competed for the European seat. Konate sent a penalty in the first half, but Watkins missed the penalty directly, but in the 27th minute, Liverpool still lost the ball, Douglas-Lewis crossed the right rib, and Ramsey pushed the ball from the back of the penalty area to break the deadlock. The backward Liverpool immediately counterattacked, but there was no bright spot on the offensive end. In the second half, klopp directly changed into jota and firmino, thus changing into four strikers.
In the 89th minute, Uncle Zha’s change of array finally paid off. Elliot divided the ball to the right, Salah crossed the outside instep, and firmino hit the front point successfully, 1: 1! It is worth mentioning that this is firmino’s farewell game at Anfield, and he will officially leave Liverpool at the end of the season. The Red Army, which scored only one point, has a high probability of missing the Champions League next season, and Manchester United and Newcastle only need one point to completely lock in the top four.
Bournemouth 0-1 Manchester United
Liverpool struggled to draw with Villa, which made Manchester United see the opportunity. Against Bournemouth, who had already relegated ahead of schedule, the Red Devils successfully scored 3 points. In the 9th minute of the first half, Eriksson picked the ball from the left to the restricted area, and Seneximen’s error in clearance turned into an own goal. casemiro then inserted a golden hook that turned around at close range to meet the ball and scored the only goal in the whole game. Manchester United, which has scored 3 points, has tied the third Newcastle, and at the same time, it is one more round than Liverpool. As long as the remaining two rounds score 1 point, Manchester United can return to the Champions League.
Nottingham Forest 1: 0 Arsenal
After losing to Brighton in the last round, it is difficult for Arsenal to continue to pose a threat to Manchester City. Even if they lose to Nottingham Forest in this round, Manchester City will win the championship three rounds ahead of schedule. As the saying goes, when facing the forest, the gunman was in no state in the whole game. Arteta changed into three defenders, which directly led to no threat on the offensive end, and the defense was also full of loopholes. In the 19th minute, Odegard made a mistake in the frontcourt return, Gibbs White successfully broke the ball and pushed forward the counter-attack direct pass on the spot. Avonii grabbed the shot into the net before Ramsdale attacked and scored the only goal in the whole game.
Due to the failure to score 3 points, the Gunners were still 4 points behind Manchester City in two rounds. For this reason, the Blue Moon locked the Premier League title three rounds ahead of schedule before playing this round. This is Guardiola’s third consecutive championship in the Premier League and the fifth time that the Blue Moon won the championship in six years.
Bayern 1: 3 Leipzig Red Bull
As the defending champions of the League, Bayern’s situation is much worse than that of Manchester City. In the past, the Bundesliga champion in every year was basically Bayern’s bag. However, Nandawang’s state fluctuated this season, and the introduction of new aid such as Mane failed to integrate into the team. It was even more controversial to dismiss nagel Mann, and tuchel failed to improve Bayern’s state in time after taking office. In this round, against Red Bull Leipzig, which is aiming for the Champions League seat, Bayern took the lead in the first half by Gnabry, and the situation changed suddenly in the second half. Bayern lost three goals in a bizarre crash in 20 minutes. First, Lemor pushed and shot to equalize the score, pawar and Mazravi sent out penalty gifts one after another, Nkunku and Szoboszlai took penalty kicks respectively, and Bayern suffered a 1-3 reversal and lost. As long as Dortmund takes all 3 points in this round, Bayern will hand over the first position in the league.
AC Milan 5:1 Sampdoria
Bayern still has a glimmer of hope for the title. Milan, as the defending champion of Serie A, withdrew from the title race early, and may not even participate in the Champions League next season. The Rossoneri recently suffered a four-game losing streak and suffered a direct double-line rout. They not only handed over the initiative to compete for the title, but also were eliminated by Inter Milan in the semi-final of the Champions League. In this round, facing the demoted Sampdoria, the Mariners unfortunately became the vent. In the first half, Leo took the lead in breaking the deadlock and Quagliarella equalized the score. In the 23rd minute, Diaz sent an assist again, and Gill headed the ball beyond the score again. Six minutes later, Leo made another penalty, and Gill scored twice.
In the second half, Tonali assisted Diaz to add icing on the cake, and Leo sent an assist to help Gill complete a hat trick. This is the first time in Milan’s two seasons that a player has scored three goals in a single game. Milando, which scored 3 points, was 1 point behind Lazio, which ranked fourth in the first round. If you want to be in the top four, you need the Biancocelesti to continue to lose points.
Barcelona 1:2 Royal Society
Barcelona, who just won the championship in the last round, returned to the home court to face the Royal Society. Unexpectedly, it was smashed by the "social brother". Only 5 minutes after the opening, Comte was accidentally intercepted with the ball in the backcourt. Sollott stole the ball and then pushed back and made a selfless cross into the restricted area. merino pushed and broke the deadlock without being watched. In the 72nd minute of the second half, De Jong’s frontcourt holding organization was also intercepted. Kubo Jianying held the ball on the spot to push the counter-attack, Su Weimendi hit the middle, and Sollott faced the attacking Ter stegen with one hand and easily pushed to expand his advantage. In the 90th minute, Phelan Torres got rid of the right and sent a cross. Levan headed back a city, but it could not save Barcelona’s defeat. In the end, Barcelona lost 1-2 at home, and the unbeaten gold body of the season league was broken.