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European Weekend Review: Hull City relegated; Valencia claim UCL spot; and more



With the ends of their domestic seasons, the relegation battle has come to an end for teams across Europe.

Hull City found themselves victims of the drop on Sunday after failing to pick up a victory against Manchester United. With the draw, Hull City are relegated to the Championship while Newcastle United remain safe in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, in Spain, Valencia’s quest for the Champions League proved successful with a win over Almeria.

Lets take a deeper look at all five leagues in the final week of their respective seasons.


Chelsea not only won the league title but their best player, Eden Hazard, won the Premier League Player of the Year award. Meanwhile, club legend Didier Drogba was carried off the field in what was his final game for the club, a 3-1 victory over Sunderland.

Manchester City finished second which is a guaranteed UCL group stage place, while Arsenal locked up the third spot in the league with a dominant win over West Brom.

Steven Gerrard’s Liverpool career came to a close in the worst possible fashion Sunday as the Reds were throughly embarrassed, 6-1, against Stoke City with Gerrard scoring the lone Liverpool goal.

Here are the scores from the last weekend in the EPL this season:

Arsenal 4-1 West Brom

Villa 0-1 Burnley

Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland

Palace 1-0 Swansea

Everton 0-1 Tottenham

Hull 0-0 Man United

Leicester 5-1 QPR

Man City 2-0 Southampton

Newcastle 2-0 West Ham

Stoke 6-1 Liverpool


Valencia locked up a spot in the Champions League playoff with a victory over Almeria. Coming from behind twice, Valencia’s clinching goal was scored by Paco Alcacer, dooming Almeria to relegation alongside Eibar and Cordoba.

Deportivo looked destined to be among those relegated, but snatched a 2-2 comeback draw against Barcelona to seal safety in what was Xavi’s final game.

Cristiano Ronaldo won the Golden Shoe award in Spain by scoring 48 goals and assisting his teammates on 16 occasions. He scored a hat-trick of beauties in the 7-3 victory against Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu, as Real Madrid finished second behind champions Barcelona. The only stat Ronaldo aced Lionel Messi in was by scoring five more goals.

Here are the scores from the final weekend in La Liga:

Levante 0-0 Elche

Almeria 2-3 Valencia

Bilbao 4-0 Villarreal

Barcelona 2-2 Deportivo

Vigo 3-2 Espanyol

Eibar 3-0 Cordoba

Granada 0-0 Atletico

Malaga 2-3 Sevilla

Rayo 2-4 Sociedad

Real Madrid 7-3 Getafe


Bayern Munich is champion once again as Wolfsburg finished right behind them. Moenchengladbach lost 3-1 at home to Augsburg which is why they finished three points shy of the Wolves. These three are guaranteed to be in the groups of the UCL next season.

Bayer Leverkusen finished in fourth, which means they will participate in a UCL playoff series in August.

Freiburg and Paderborn are relegated with Hamburg waiting to play a playoff to stay top for the second season in a row. This time around they will face Karlsruher SC for the right to remain in the league

Here are the final results from the Bundesliga this season:

Dortmund 3-2 Bremen

Moenchengladbach 1-3 Augsburg

Frankfurt 2-1 Leverkusen

Koln 2-2 Wolfsburg

Hamburg 2-0 Schalke

Hannover 2-1 Freiburg

Hoffenheim 2-1 Berlin

Paderborn 1-2 Stuttgart

Bayern 2-0 Mainz


Juventus are champions yet again in Serie A, just weeks before playing in the UCL final against Barcelona. Lazio and Roma will face off in the capital to determine who ends up finishing in second, at least for this week before next week’s final round of matches.

AC Milan helped add some positives to the end of a disappointing season with a 3-0 victory over Torino, while Inter Milan fell to Genoa 3-2.

Here are the results thus far in the Serie A in the second-to-last round of matches:

Juve 3-1 Napoli

Genoa 3-2 Inter

Empoli 1-1 Sampdoria

Cesena 0-1 Cagliari

Pamerlo 2-3 Fiorentina

Parma 2-2 Hellas Verona

Udinese 0-1 Sassuolo

Chievo 1-1 Atalanta

AC Milan 3-0 Torino

Lazio-Roma (Monday)


PSG is champion yet again as they beat Lyon by eight points in the standings.

Max-Alain Gradel scored a brace in Saint-Etienne’s 2-1 win over Guingamp to guarantee fifth place and bring his tally up to 17 goals in 31 games this season. He is only 27, so a transfer to a bigger club in Ligue 1 or even outside of the country is not out of the question.

Marseille finished third level on points with Saint-Etienne but had a +13 goal differential in their favor. Monaco finished third just two points ahead of them both thanks to a 1-0 win at Lorient. They will play in a UCL playoff series in August.

Here are the final round of results in Ligue 1 this season:

Bordeaux 2-1 Montpellier

Caen 3-2 Evian

Lens 1-0 Nantes

Lorient 0-1 Monaco

Marseille 3-0 Bastia

Metz 1-4 Lille

PSG 3-2 Reims

Rennes 0-1 Lyon

Saint-Etienne 2-1 Guingamp

Toulouse 2-3 Nice


  1. I think that kid that became famous for crying the last time Hull was relegated should be banned from the stadium for life. Or at the very least on the days where relegation is on the line. I mean, that’s TWICE he’s been there when they get relegated. Why tempt fate? Why? WHY?!


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