Bayern Munich beat RB Leipzig 3-0 in the German Cup final as Robert Lewandowski inspired his team to clinch the domestic Double for the 12th time in their history. Leipzig made the better start, but Lewandowski broke the deadlock with a brilliantly placed header after 29 minutes, before Kingsley Coman’s fierce strike (78) gave Niko Kovac’s side clear breathing
Barcelona blew their chance of a domestic Double as they lost 2-1 to Valencia in the final of the Copa del Rey despite Lionel Messi’s goal sparking a late fightback. After the Champions League semi final collapse to Liverpool this was Barca’s chance to salvage their season, but the match didn’t pan out that way as the Catalans
Reports in Spain suggest Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt is “very close” to agreeing a move to Manchester United. The 19-year-old, who captained his side to a domestic double and the semi-finals of the Champions League this season, has been swayed by a huge financial offer from United – according to Catalan radio station RAC1.
Missing out on the Champions League can be very costly for a football club. Arsenal’s operating profits fell by 60 per cent after they failed to qualify for the 2017-18 competition. They instead played in the Europa League, where the commercial and broadcasting revenues aren’t nearly as lucrative. Man United are heading for a similar situation
Derby County will face Aston Villa in the Championship Play-off final after Jack Marriott came off the bench to score a brace in a breath-taking semi-final second leg at Elland Road on Wednesday evening. Marriott was sent on by Rams manager Frank Lampard just before half-time with the visitors trailing 1-0 on the night and 2-0 on aggregate after
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been named Premier League Player of the Year for his exploits in Jurgen Klopp’s side’s title challenge. The Dutchman has been a star performer at the back this season for Liverpool, who have lost just one game and conceded just 22 goals heading into the final round of fixtures.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brace helped secure a 3-1 victory over Burnley and fifth place in the Premier League for Arsenal, as well as giving him a share of the Golden Boot. Aubameyang, who ends the season with 22 league goals along with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, struck the post with a header from a free-kick inside just
Brighton have sacked manager Chris Hughton following a difficult end to the Premier League season. Although the Seagulls swerved relegation to the Championship, a dismal run of form that yielded just three wins from 23 league games saw the 60-year-old axed. Hughton’s final game was a 4-1 defeat against champions Manchester City on Sunday – a match
Manchester City suffered a first-half scare before battering Brighton 4-1 to retain their Premier League title and leave Liverpool despondent. News had just been flooding in at the Amex that Sadio Mane had given Liverpool the lead when Glenn Murray stunned City with a headed finish at the near post from a corner delivery, leaving Ederson all at sea.
Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah will miss Liverpool’s attempted rescue mission against Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday with concussion. The Egyptian received a heavy blow to the head during the Reds’ 3-2 win over Newcastle on Saturday. Liverpool must overturn a 3-0 first leg deficit at Anfield to reach the final. Salah collided with goalkeeper Martin