Golden Boot Winners 2016/17

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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!

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English Premier League, Championship Sunday

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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

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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! 🙂

Madrid Derby Ends 1-1

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Here is a brief recap of the Madrid Derby. Cristiano Ronaldo thought he had put his team in the lead in the 30th minute, but he was denied by Savic’s headed clearance. Not long after the halftime whistle, Real Madrid were awarded a free kick that was sent in by Tony Kroos and headed in by Pepe. With less than ten minutes on the clock, Antoine Griezmann netted his 15th goal of the season in the 85th minute to salvage a point for Los Rojiblancos (Atletico Madrid).

Click on the link below for the current La Liga table:

http://www.espnfc.us/spanish-primera-division/15/table

Barcelona Trumps Real Madrid in El Clasico

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On March 22nd Real Madrid and Barcelona played. It is called an El Classico when they meet. Real Madrid dominated the first half and in the 12th minute Cristiano Ronaldo hit the post, but in the 19th minute Neymar Jr. sent in a free kick right to Jeremy Mathieu’s head and into the back of the net. 1-0 Barca. Barcelona weren’t in the lead for long. In the 31st minute, Karim Benzema passed it to Cristiano Ronaldo who burried the ball in the back of the net. 1-1. Real Madrid wanted another goal and in the 40th minute Benzema played a through ball in the air to Ronaldo who flicked it on (headed it) to Bale and Bale scored. But unfortunately Ronaldo was offsides and the goal was disallowed. Then in the 56th minute Danny Alves (Barcelona) played a through ball to Luis Suarez and he finished it. 2-1 Barca. In the 61st minute there was a stoppage in play because Sergio Ramos was injured, but was fine and kept playing. The final score was 2-1 and Barcelona won.

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