Golden Boot Winners 2016/17

Here is a list of the golden boot winners in the biggest leagues and tournaments in the world.

English Premier League: Harry Kane- 29 goals- Tottenham Hotspur

La Liga: Lionel Messi- 37 goals- FC Barcelona

Bundesliga: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang- 31 goals- Borussia Dortmund

Portuguese Liga: Bas Dost- 34 goals- Sporting CP

Ligue 1: Edinson Cavani- 35 goals- PSG

Serie A: Edin Dzeko- 29 goals- AS Roma

UEFA Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo- 12 goals- Real Madrid

UEFA Europa League: Giuliano- 8 goals- Zenit St Petersburg                                                                                                Edin Dzeko- 8 goals- AS Roma

FA Cup: Heung-Min Son- 6 goals- Tottenham Hotspur                                                                                  Adam Morgan- 6 goals- Curzon Ashton

Copa del Rey: Wissam Ben Yedder- 5 goals- Sevilla FC                                                                                             Lionel Messi- 5 goals- FC Barcelona

Congratulations to all of these players!

English Premier League, Championship Sunday

Here is a brief recap of Championship Sunday, matchday 38 (the last match day of the EPL). Liverpool beat already relegated Middlesbrough 3-0 to secure a spot in the Champions League playoffs. Man City crushed Watford 5-0 to finish third, two points ahead of Liverpool. Tottenham tore apart Hull 7-1 as Harry Kane netted a second hat-trick in four days to win the race for the Golden Boot with 29 goals. Ten man Arsenal just edged Everton 3-1, but fell short of a Champions League spot. Manchester United dominated Crystal Palace and won 2-0 with the youngest squad in Premier League history. Last years champions Leicester, drew with the Cherries (Bournemouth) 1-1. Southampton fell to Stoke 1-0. Swansea won 2-1 against West Brom, thanks to a late winner from Fernando Llorente. Burnley lost to West Ham 2-1. Chelsea had already won the title and finished the season with a 5-1 win against last place Sunderland. That’s all for Championship Sunday.

Real Madrid Become First to Win Back to Back UEFA Champions Leagues

The UEFA Champions League is one of the most watched sporting events in the world. This year reigning champions Real Madrid returned to defend their title against Italian giants, Juventus. If you missed any of the action, here is a brief recap. Juventus looked the better team from the start, but in the 20th minute Dani Carvajal played a perfect pass to an unmarked Cristiano Ronaldo waiting at the top of the box. CR7 unleashed a shot into the bottom corner, just out of Buffon’s reach for his 104th UCL goal. Not long after Real Madrid opened the scoring, in the 27th minute, Juve’s Mario Mandzukic netted a historic bicycle kick to equalize for The Old Ladies. Minutes later Ronaldo tried to duplicate Mandzukic’s feat, but his attempt was blocked. Right at the hour mark, Casemiro’s strike was deflected off of former Real Madrid midfielder, Sami Khedira, leaving Buffon helpless and giving Real the lead. From there on Massimiliano Allegri’s men fell apart. Just 3 minutes after Casemiro’s goal, Luka Modric sent a ball into an (yet again) unmarked Ronaldo, who finished to give him a brace and Real Madrid a two goal lead. Things would only get worse for the Italian giants though. In the 84th minute, Juan Cuadrado, who had just entered as a sub for Juve accumulated a second yellow card for shoving Real’s captain, Sergio Ramos, and was sent off. In the 90th minute, one minute before the whistle blew, Marcelo cut it back for Marco Asensio to seal the game with a fourth goal for Los Blancos (Real Madrid). Real Madrid are the kings of Europe again and the first team to win back to back UEFA Champions Leages. Congratulations Real Madrid! 🙂

English Premier League, Match Day 37

Here is a brief recap of match day 37’s EPL action. Manchester City just edged Leicester, 2-1. Josh King netted in the 85th minute (two minutes after Burnley’s equalizer) to secure Bournemouth a 2-1 win over The Clarets. Already relegated Middlesbrough fell 2-1 to Southampton. Swansea clinched safety with a 2-0 victory against Sunderland. Arsenal defeated Stoke, 4-1, keeping their UCL hopes alive. Hull City were relegated to the Championship after a 4-0 thumping from Crystal Palace. Liverpool routed West Ham, 4-0. Tottenham beat Manchester United 2-1 in their final match at White Hart Lane. Watford lost 1-0 to Everton. Chelsea were crowned champions after defeating West Brom, 1-0. Well, that’s all for match day 37. Congratulations to Chelsea, the 2016/17 EPL Champions.

UEFA Champions League, Semi-Final, Second Legs

Here is a brief recap of the UEFA Champions League semi-final second legs. Dani Alves netted a screamer as Juventus defeated Monaco 2-1 (4-1 on aggregate). Real Madrid fell 2-1 to Atletico Madrid, but advanced on goal differential, 4-2. The final is set. Juventus, returning to their second UCL final in three years, will face the defending champions Real Madrid to decide who is the King of Europe. Check back soon for my recap of the final.

UEFA Champions League, Semi-Final, First Legs

The 2016/17 UEFA Champions League semi-finals have begun. Four of Europe’s best will battle to decide who will head to the final and a chance at one of the most prestigious trophies in football. If you missed any of the action here is a brief recap. Cristiano Ronaldo’s 47th career hat-trick helped Real Madrid to a 3-0 victory over rivals Atletico. Juventus defeated Monaco 2-0 thanks to a brace by Gonzalo Higuain. Well, that’s all for the UEFA Champions League semi-final first legs.

English Premir League, Match Day 36

There are only three matches remaining in the 2016/17 EPL season and almost every result is crucial. If you missed any of the action here is a brief recap. West Ham all but ended Tottenham’s title dreams with a stunning 1-0 victory. Manchester City routed Crystal Palace, 5-0. Stoke and Bournemouth drew, 2-2. Sam Vokes’ brace helped Burnley to a 2-2 tie with West Brom. A struggling Hull City fell 2-0 to already relegated Sunderland. Leicester cruised to a 3-0 win against Watford. Swansea just edged Everton 1-0 to lift them out of the drop zone. Southampton keeper Fraser Forster saved a penalty to salvage his side a 0-0 draw against Liverpool. Arsenal comfortably beat Manchester United, 2-0. League-leaders Chelsea moved within three points of winning the title as they defeated Middlesbrough, 3-0. Well, that’s all for match day 36’s Premier League action.

Click on the link below for the current EPL table:

http://www.espnfc.us/english-premier-league/23/table

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