The big guy of the evening is called Karim Benzema, author of a double and a decisive pass to bring back the smile to its president Florentino Perez, not at the party this week.
After the fiasco of the European Super League, some founding members relaunched in their respective championships. With their win against Aston Villa, Manchester City are getting closer to the Premier League title. Just like Bayern in Germany while Real Madrid remain in the race in Spain thanks to a great Karim Benzema against Cadiz.
After the crisis caused by the announcement of the European Super League, Real Madrid are smiling again on the pitch. The Merengues were able to count on a Karim Benzema gala against Cadiz. Author of a double, the Frenchman scored his 20th and 21st of the season and became the second top scorer in La Liga, behind Lionel Messi (23). The former Gones player was also selfless, as he provided an assist on a cross for Alvaro Odriozola. An 88th offering in the league, which allows him to become Real Madrid’s best passer of the 21st century ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo. As a bonus, his team returns to the height of Atlético de Madrid, at the top of La Liga, with one more match.
Before facing Paris Saint-Germain next week in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League, Manchester City won (2-1) against Aston Villa, for the late meeting counting for the 32nd day of Premier League. Pep Guardiola’s men have imposed themselves thanks to the achievements of Phil Foden and Rodri, and take off in the English championship. The Cityzens are 11 points ahead of their runner-up, Manchester United, five days from the end. Good preparation before facing Kylian Mbappé’s teammates on April 28.
Held in check against Brighton (0-0), the Blues, for their part, gain places in the Premier League, one week before the first leg of the semi-finals of the Champions League against Real Madrid. With this result, Thomas Tuchel’s men are back ahead of West Ham in the standings and are fourth with six days remaining.
After three unsuccessful matches, and the dismissal two days earlier of José Mourinho, Tottenham is smiling again. It is the beautiful story of this European evening since Ryan Mason, now on the bench for Spurs, became the youngest coach to officiate in the Premier League at only 29 years old. And for his first as a main coach, the Briton was able to count on Gareth Bale and Heung-Min Son to win against Southampton (2-1). The London club are two points behind Chelsea, fourth, but with one more mach.
Thanks to their new victory against Bayer Leverkusen (2-0) and Leipzig’s defeat against Cologne (2-1), Bayern Munich are only three points away from the title. With only four days remaining, the Bavarians are 10 points ahead of their runner-up. A 31st league title, including nine consecutively, which could calm relations between Hans-Dieter Flick and the leaders of the club, after the announcement of his departure.
If Bayern Munich smiles, his enemy is in pain. After 30 years in the top flight, Schalke 04 was officially relegated to the second division. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar’s teammates lost Tuesday against Arminia Bielefeld (1-0), and can no longer save themselves mathematically. In addition, supporters assaulted the players as the team returned from their loss. In a press release published on Wednesday, the German club reacted after these incidents: “The frustration and anger of the supporters are understandable after the descent, but the club will never tolerate the use of physical violence “. A real descent into hell for the Ruhr club, which had been vice-champion of Germany, in 2018.