Levante ends Barcelona’s “The Invincible of Spain” dreams
In what was a crazy night at Levante’s home ground, Barcelona saw their dream of finishing as “The Invincible of Spain” with a scoreline of 5-4 in the favour of Levante. Ernesto Valverde thought getting past the Real Madrid hurdle had ensured the dream, and an easy win to Villareal could only have made him complacent. His decision to leave Messi out of the squad will now be questioned after Barcelona’s ace was not available to keep the dream alive. Coutinho scored his first hat-trick for Barca, but he would have loved to be on the winning side.
- Boateng scored twice in the first half, but Coutinho scored a golazo from 20-yards out to cut the deficit to 1 goal. However, Levante stunned Barca with 3 more, and even with Coutinho scoring twice, and Suarez netting a penalty, they would rue their defensive errors. A domestic double is an excellent result , but with Barcelona they always want something more and with Madrid a match away from clinching 3rd consecutive UCL trophy, Barcelona fans would have loved to end the season being the Invincible. Yerry Mina has been criticised strongly after an abysmal performance, and Vermaelen had to substituted post the 30-minutes mark. Jordi Alba was also accounted to be guilty to leave acres of space while attacking.
Manchester City win the league with 100 points
Gabriel Jesus scored what could be his moment of the season as he lobbed the ball over Southampton goalie to clinch a 93rd minute winner, which ensured City winning with 100 points to their name. Kevin De Bruyne spread an astonishing ball over the top that caught the Saints defence sleeping, and Jesus’s finish will mean that Pep has not only won his first major silverware in England, but he has won it in an emphatic fashion. Yaya Toure recently commented that he was the happiest to leave United in City’s trails during his time at the Etihad. Manchester City was the best team in England, and this adds the gloss to their excellent run in the league where the outnumbered every opposition with their slick play.
Thomas Tuchel named as PSG’s head coach
A week after Emery’s resignation as PSG’s head coach, Thomas Tuchel has been appointed to take his seat at the helm of Paris affairs. Tuchel left a lasting impression as Dortmund’s coach last season, and his appointment will mean PSG adhere to a more direct and ruthless style of football. Tuchel is also known to be a disciplinarian, and this could mean Neymar’s antics facing few restrictions. However, he has pledged his allegiance to PSG at least for another year amidst Real Madrid talks.