Going into the final game, Real Betis knew they could clinch Europa League with a win. There were other ways they could do it as well but those would require help. Andres Guardado started the game and Diego Lainez came on as a sub for the last 35 minutes. Unfortunately, the first 49 minutes did not go as planned as Betis were down 2-0 and Villarreal were beating Real Madrid. A scenatio that would see them miss out on Europa League. This was a wild game with Betis scoring 3 goals and getting a red card in a span of 23 minutes. Eventually, they held on to win and get a Europa League spot.
Hirving Lozano and Napoli had a similar situation in Italy, they had to win to guarantee a spot in the Champions League next season. WhoScored had Lozano as their MOTM but Gattuso took him out anyway in the 68th minute. They gave up an equalizer in the 69th minute and never found the go ahead goal. Gattuso has been fired and Napoli will be in Europa League next season… but will Lozano be joining them? That remains to be seen.
Hector Herrera won La Liga but Atletico did made it interesting on the final day of the regular season. Valladolid scored first in the 18th minute and were able to hold off Cholo’s side until the 57th minute and Luis Suarez scored in the 67th to clinch the league. Great season for the club.
Congrats to Eugenio Pizzuto on winning Ligue 1. The teenager did not see any game time as he recovered from a broken leg but did make the bench 9 times this season for Lille. Hoping he can break through next season.
Although Raul Jimenez did not make the bench for the season finale, he did warm up with the team before the game. A big step in his recovery…. not sure about the hair though.