The Bayern Munich Football Club, have been crowned Bundesliga champions for the seventh time in a row after beating Eintracht Frankfurt in the last game of the season.
Niko Kovac’s team held a two-point lead at the top of the German top flight heading into match day 34 and a superior goal difference to Borussia Dortmund, meaning a draw would have been enough to seal the crown even if their nearest challengers won at Borussia Monchengladbach.
However, there was very little doubt Allianz Arena, as the reigning champions wasted little time in getting their advantage with Kingsley Coman scoring just four minutes into the match.
There was a great worry as late in the first half, a Serge Gnabry goal was ruled out after VAR review, while Frankfurt found an equaliser early in the second half of the game through Sebastien Haller.
And With Dortmund leading through Jadon Sancho, another Frankfurt goal without Bayern reply would have put the champions under threat and fear.
But just three minutes after Haller’s equalised, David Alaba found the back of the net to restore the advantage and Bayern never looked back.
The great Italian boss’ future has been in question since being dumped out of the Champions League at the hands of Ajax, with the Italian champions having been firmly among the favourites to lift the crown.
This was indeed, two finals have been reached during Allegri’s five-year spell at the club and the arrival or Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer was seen as the final piece of the puzzle required for the Old Lady to go all the way.
While he having failed to do so, the Bianconeri and the 51-year-old are set to part ways in the summer. A statement on the club’s website reads:
“Massimiliano Allegri will not sit on the Juventus bench in the 2019-2020 season.”
However, No statements have been made by either party as to where Allegri – who has won five Scudetti, four Coppa Italia trophies and two Supercoppa Italiana titles during his time in Turin – will end up next season.
The Chelsea football club, have confirmed Kylian Hazard leave, says he will leave the club to join Cercle Brugge on a permanent deal.
The Chelsea 23-year-old attacking midfielder has spent the season on loan with the Belgian outfit and has scored four times in 21 games.
Both the two clubs have now reached an agreement over a permanent deal, with Hazard signing a four-year contract with the Belgian top-flight team.
Kylian Hazard joined Chelsea FC from Hungarian side Ujpest in 2017 and leaves without making an appearance for the Blues first-team.
He however, feature for the under-23 side on 12 occasions before being sent back to his homeland.
Accordingly, the Brugge club’s sporting director Francois Vitali welcomed the new signing, telling their website: “It is really satisfying that Kylian has chosen to continue his development at Cercle Brugge.”
The great Barcelona legend player Xavi Alonso, has announced that he will retire from professional football at the end of this current season.
Xavi Alonso currently deal his trade in Qatar with Al Sadd, who he joined in 2015 after leaving La Liga.
However, at 39 years of age, the Spanish player feels that it is the time, is right to hang up his boots and pursue his ambition of a coaching career.
According to him, this is his last season as a player, but he has looking forward to seeing what the future holds for him as a coach,” Xavi stated.
“My philosophy as a coach reflects the style we developed for many years under the influence of Johan Cruyff and La Masia, and that has its greatest exponent in the way of playing football in Barcelona.
“I love seeing all the teams take the initiative in the field, play attacking football and return to the essence of what we all love since our childhood days: football possession.” He added.
The great Cristiano Ronaldo was back to justify his status as the best ever in Europe’s elite competition as his hat-trick overturned a 2-0 first-leg deficit against Atletico Madrid to send Juventus into the Champions League last eight.
Ronaldo brought the tie level with two headers on either side of half time, before capping off a remarkable performance by smashing in the tie-winner from the spot four minutes from time.
It was his 124th goal in the Champions League and eighth hat-trick in the competition….
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City underlined their credentials as one of the favourites in the competition by thumping Bundesliga’s Schalke, 7-0. The Citizens won the tie on aggregate comprehensively(9-1). After their last-gasp win in the reverse fixture, they were ruthless at home, with Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Bernado Silva and Gabriel Jesus getting on the scoresheet.
MainNews corespondent earlier learnt that, Wanda Nara, wife and agent of Inter talisman Mauro Icardi, says the 26-year-old striker does not want to leave the club despite the mysterious events of the last few weeks.
The Inter captain, Icardi has not played since he was stripped of the captaincy in February, with the player insisting that he is recovering from a knee injury.
However, many believe that the former Sampdoria forward could be on the move in the summer, with Real Madrid said to be long-term admirers.
Icardi added fuel to the fire when he did not appear at San Siro for Inter’s latest match against SPAL, but Wanda insists that this was nothing out of the ordinary.
“I would not say anything that could be misinterpreted,” Wanda told Sport Mediaset.
“This will be an important week for the entire Inter world. But I can say it was a positive week, because we talked and we came to something important.
“I want the best for Mauro: He wants to stay at Inter.” He added.