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Euro Roundup: Juventus well on their way to the treble while Real win first La Liga under Zidane

Chelsea thumped relegated Sunderland to cap off an impressive title-winning season as Manchester City remained third, but what transpired across the other major European leagues?

Real clinched their first domestic title under Zidane as Ronaldo and Benzema clinched a 2-0 win over Malaga. Barcelona’s 4-2 win over Eibar was not enough, in the end, to challenge Real, with the high-octane game comprising many thrilling moments. An Inui brace, including a thumping second goal, put the away side 2-0 up, before they then scored an OG and went down to ten men in the second half. Suarez scored Barca’s second after Messi saw his penalty saved, before scoring the next penalty and completing his brace with an astonishing solo run. Atletico meanwhile finish another strong season in third as a Torres double featured in their 3-1 victory over Bilbao, while Villarreal’s 3-1 win over Valencia captured fifth. Vitolo’s brace meanwhile cemented Champions League qualification for Sevilla as a 5-0 thrashing of relegated Osasuna kept them in fourth place, with Real Sociedad drawing 2-2 at Celta Vigo to steal sixth spot in the last minute of the game.

Record-breaking Juventus secured their sixth successive Serie A with a 3-0 win over Crotone with a game to spare, while Roma remain second after beating ChievoVerona in an eight-goal thriller. Braces from Salah and El Shaarawy fortified the victory; with Dzeko adding the final goal to reach 28 for the season. Napoli continue to push for second spot after thumping Fiorentina 4-1 as Mertens grabbed yet another brace, pushing him to one behind Dzeko on 27. AC Milan captured sixth place with one game to go, four points ahead of Inter who defeated Lazio. Diao Keita put the home side up with a penalty, and was then sent off in the second half, with team-mate Lulic also receiving a red ten minutes later, before Inter came back to win 3-1.

German football was rounded off in style with a huge number of goals, where Champions Bayern thumped Freiburg 4-1 at the Allianz Arena. RB Leipzig secured a remarkable second placed spot with a 2-2 draw at Frankfurt, while the ever-impressive Hoffenheim drew 0-0 with Augsburg to cement fourth place. Dortmund meanwhile secured third after braces from both Aubameyang and Reus in their thrilling 4-3 win over Werder Bremen, allowing the Gabon striker to win the Golden Boot on the final day of the season. At the other end of the table, Hamburg beat Wolfsburg 2-1 in the dying minutes to send the latter into a relegation play-off.

Ligue 1 finished on Sunday as Champions Monaco bowed out with a 3-2 win at Rennes, while second-place PSG could only draw 1-1 with Caen, whose 90th-minute equaliser kept them in France’s top division for another season. Nice finished third after a 3-3 draw with Lyon, as Lacazette scored an impressive double in what could be his last game for the club, finishing second to Cavani in the top scorer chart. Marseille complete the top five as another Gomis goal gave them a 1-0 home win over Bastia.

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