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Let’s begin by saluting Bayern Munich at the end of a sensational week for the Bavarians. Pep Guardiola’s side impressed with their performance in the Champions League, then duly went and won their 25th Bundesliga title.
Meanwhile Man United had a miseryside week.
Not quite the goal feast of midweek, but still Bayern Munich claimed a 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin thanks to a late goal from World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Weiser fed Schweinsteiger with a neat cut back and the German international made no mistake.
Bayern, 15 points clear at the top of the table now had simply to wait and watch Borussia Mönchengladbach against second placed Wolfsburg, if the team from VW land failed to win then Bayern would be crowned champions.
Borussia Mönchengladbach scored in the very last minute thanks to Max Kruse Mönchengladbach won, but the bigger prize went to Munich.
Manchester United lost against Chelsea in their previous match and were looking to move into second place by beating Everton at Goodison Park.
However, the Toffees stuck three past David de Gea to send the blue half of Merseyside into raptures and United, a miseryside, trooped off back to Manchester.
Bayern are clearly the team of the week, but who else is up or down.
Well Bayern’s Champions League quarter-final performance against Porto coming back from a 3-1 deficit to win 6-1 in Munich for a 7-4 aggregate score the pick of the pops.
FC Dnipro, from Ukraine made club history by reaching the semi-finals of the Europa League after Yevhen Shakov scored the only goal of the tie the beat Belgian league leaders Club Brugge. It’s the first time Dnipro have made the final four in any European competition.
In Italy, Torino beat city rivals Juventus by 2-1 for their first Turin derby win for 20 years. The landmark victory was marred somewhat after a firework exploded leaving 10 victorious Torino fans injured.
In France Marseille suffered a further setback losing their 4th match in succession this time at home to lowly Lorient. What impressed was the size of the defeat, the visitors beat the mighty Marseille 5-3.
On 27th of April 1993 the world was stunned by the news of another deadly air crash involving a football team. As a result of the tragedy off the coast of Gabon the national team of Zambia perished. Later it became known that before take-off the aircraft suffered a technical problem.
The plane carrying the Zambian national football team crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing everyone on board.
The aircraft, a military DHC-5 Buffalo, was flying the team to Senegal for a World Cup qualifying match and had just stopped in Libreville, Gabon, to refuel. Shortly after take-off, it lost power and crashed into the water.
The accident killed all 30 passengers, including 18 members of the Zambian national team, their manager and support staff. The only team member not killed in the crash was their captain, Kalusha Bwalya, who was in the Netherlands playing for PSV Eindhoven and had made separate flight arrangements to get to Senegal.
While Bayern celebrate in Germany, most European championships remain undecided. Here are our predictions for some upcoming matches. Do not forget to submit your own predictions on social networks by using hashtag #TheCornerScores.
Bayer Leverkusen – Bayern Munich 1:1
Sevilla – Real Madrid 1:1
Juventus – Fiorentina 2:0
Nantes – Paris Saint-Germain 0:2
Well that’s all for now as usual we like to end with a bit of a laugh this week PSV’s
Karim Rekik takes centre stage, don’t complain if you find it a bit repetative, it is.
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