Some exciting finishes the past few weekends in Europe:
- Leicester City managed to avoid having the clock strike midnight on their Cinderella story and won the English Premier League title. Glad to see the Algerian player, Riyad Mahrez win the Professional Footballer Association’s (PFA) Player of the year Award. By the way if you had put $100 for Leicester to win the title at the start of the season, you would have collected $500,000.
- In the Netherlands, all Ajax Amsterdam had to do was win against De Grafschap and they would have the title. Instead, they tied and PSV Eindhoeven beat Zwolle and won the title.
- Barcelona prevailed against Granada to beat real Madrid by one point and claim their second consecutive La Liga crown after a scary last month.
- In the yawn category, Benfica claimed its third consecutive title and Juventus won its fifth consecutive title.
As some of you may remember, in my last post I bemoaned Arsenal’s recently sloppy form. I was also teased by some Tottenham Hotspur fans in the comments. Today, on the last day of the season, all Tottenham needed to do to seal second place was to tie at Newcastle United, the third team from the bottom. Instead, they lost 5-1, giving up three goals after Newcastle had a player sent off (in fairness, one goal was on a very dodgy penalty). Still, if Arsenal did not win against Aston Villa, Spurs could still finish above them.
Alas, no such luck: Arsenal won 4-0 and claimed second place by a point. I’ll let this picture speak for me and all Arsenal fans.