Perhaps the most intriguing result of European football involved Roma’s 3-1 victory over Juventus, in a tightly contested Serie A where there is still plenty to play for. The home side moved to within just four points of Juventus in first, and with two games left to play, Roma have certainly heaped the pressure on the league leaders. Napoli meanwhile are still in with a shot of the title after thumping Torino 5-0, with the attacking trio of Mertens, Insigne and Callejon involved in all five goals. Inter slipped down to eighth as their Curva Nord ultras left the stadium just 25 minutes into their side’s eventual 2-1 home loss to Sassuolo, with the fans extremely dismayed by their team’s performances this season.
In Spain, Barcelona and Real Madrid remain neck and neck after both sides won comfortably, yet the latter still have their game in hand. Barcelona eased past Las Palmas thanks to a Neymar hat-trick and one from Suarez, while Madrid followed suit by defeating Sevilla by the same score line. Ronaldo simply cannot stop scoring, and added two more in Madrid’s latest victory. Atletico cemented their place in third with a draw at Betis, while Aspas netted a penalty in Celta’s 3-1 loss at Alaves as their La Liga demise continues, just days after their Europa League heartache at Old Trafford.
German football meanwhile comprised countless incredible games, beginning with 1st v 2nd as Bayern scraped past Leipzig in a nine goal thriller. Werner’s brace put the home side ahead on two separate occasions, yet Lewandowski replied with a brace of his own, before Alaba and Robben’s last minute goals sealed a remarkable 5-4 win for the Champions. Hoffenheim are now joint third after their victory over Werder Bremen in a similar affair, where a Kramaric double played a central role as they went 5-0 up after 51 minutes. Bremen replied with three late consolation goals as they eventually lost this eight goal thriller 5-3. Dortmund’s 1-1 draw at Augsburg meant the latter should avoid relegation, while Dortmund themselves are tied third with Hoffenheim, in a game where Aubameyang scored his 29th Bundesliga goal of the season.
Finally in France, Monaco are just one victory away from the title as they put four past Lille, with Falcao’s brace complimenting Lottin’s two assists. PSG still remain three points behind the leaders, while having played a game more, but their latest victory keeps the pressure on Monaco. Cavani scored yet another double, while Moura (2) and Draxler completed the 5-0 rout at Saint-Etienne. Lacazette scored two and assisted the other in Lyon’s 3-1 win at Montpellier, yet they are too far off third place Nice to cause any changes to the top four, despite Nice losing 2-0 at home to Angers.