As football leagues across Europe reach the last stage this weekend, the destiny of some teams are no longer in their own hands.
Following a tough season with champions already known in Spain, Germany and France, the same cannot be said about the English premier league and the Italian Serie A.
Manchester City faces Aston Villa at the Etihad knowing that victory will confirm them as the Champions of England while second placed Liverpool are hoping Guardiola’s men will slip up on the final day.
Everton survived the relegation scare after they recorded a come from behind victory over Crystal Palace in their match day 37 encounter on thursday. The win against Patrick Vieira’s palace confirmed their stay in the Epl. The fight for survival in the English premiership is now between Leeds United and Burnley as one of them would be relegated to the championship on Sunday
In Italy, AC MIlan and Inter Milan go into the last match day in search of outright victory against their opponents. The two city rivals have battled neck to neck for the Scudetto all through the season. A Milan victory against Sassuolo will see them clinch the title over Inter who are the defending champions
The battle in the Spanish La Liga is among the bottom placed teams. Deportivo Alavés and Levante UD are already relegated and certain to make up the bottom two, but the struggle to avoid finishing 18th is still very much alive. It could hardly be tighter as Cádiz CF currently round out the drop zone, but they are level on 36 points with 17th-placed RCD Mallorca and just one behind the 37 points of 16th-placed Granada CF.
On Matchday 38, supporters of these clubs will be following the latest developments in all three of the fixtures: Granada CF vs RCD Espanyol, CA Osasuna vs RCD Mallorca and Deportivo Alavés vs Cádiz CF.
Anything could happen, including the need for head-to-head tiebreakers. If two or more clubs finish level on points in Spain’s top division, their head-to-head records are the first criteria used to split the teams.
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