The Week in Sport (8-14 May)

Chelsea wrapping up their second Premier League title in three years and Saracens retaining the European Champions Cup are just some of the highlights in this edition of The Week in Sport.

Football

Chelsea wrapped up their second Premier League title in three years, as Michy Batshuayi grabbed a late winner for the Blues in a 1-0 win at West Brom to seal the trophy.

Middlesbrough were relegated after just one season in the top-flight after a 3-0 defeat to Chelsea, while Hull will join them in the Championship next season after they fell to a heavy 4-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.

Michy Batshuayi grabbed a late winner to seal the title for Chelsea
image: skysports.com

In more Premier League action, Liverpool are one win away from Champions League football after a 4-0 thrashing of West Ham, while Arsenal kept their top four hopes alive with a 4-1 win at Stoke. More week 37 results here.

Real Madrid booked their spot in the Champions League final for the third time in four years despite a 2-1 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the second leg and they will face Juventus in the final, after the Italians secured a 2-1 win over Monaco. Read more about the games here.

Man United booked their spot in the Europa League final despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Celta Vigo and they will face Ajax in the final in Stockholm on 24 May, after the Dutch side’s first leg advantage helped them through despite a 3-1 loss at Lyon.

Neymar’s hat-trick ensured Barcelona remained top of La Liga after a convincing 4-1 win over Las Palmas, but Real Madrid kept their title hopes alive with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice in a 4-1 victory over Sevilla.

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich came from 4-2 down to clinch a thrilling 5-4 win over second place Leipzig, while Hoffenheim held on for a 5-3 win over Werder Bremen and Borussia Dortmund drew 1-1 at Augsburg.

Juventus missed the chance to wrap up their sixth consecutive Serie A title after a 3-1 defeat to second placed Roma, while Joe Hart’s Torino suffered a heavy 5-0 defeat to Napoli and managerless Inter lost 2-1 to Sassuolo.

Radamel Falcao scored twice as Monaco remained on course for the Ligue 1 title after a comfortable 4-0 victory over Lille, while PSG thrashed St. Etienne 5-0 to keep their slim title hopes alive.

Benfica won their fourth consecutive Portuguese league title with a 5-0 thrashing of Vitoria Guimares, while ex-Liverpool man Dirk Kuyt scored a hat-trick to seal Feyenoord’s first Dutch league title since 1999 in a 3-1 win over Heracles Almelo.

Former Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat has been appointed The Netherlands head coach for a third time after the sacking of Danny Blind, with ex-Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit joining Advocaat as his assistant.

In other news, Man City have announced that Paolo Zabaleta will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season, while FIFA are to launch an inquiry into Paul Pogba’s world-record £89m transfer from Juventus to Man United last summer.

Tennis

Rafael Nadal wrapped up a third straight title, as the Spaniard saw off Austria’s Dominic Thiem 7-6 (10/8) 6-4 in the final to win his fifth Madrid Open title and move back into the world’s top four.

Rafael Nadal is 15-0 on clay this year ahead of the French Open
image: ctvnews.ca

Nadal defeated defending champion Novak Djokovic on his way to the title, as the Monte Carlo Masters and Barcelona Open winner finally ended a nine-game losing streak against the Serbian by thrashing him 6-2 6-4 in the semi-finals.

It was a tournament to forget for world number one Andy Murray, as he suffered an early exit to Borna Coric in the second round with the Croatian stunning the three-time grand slam champion 6-3 6-3.

Motorsport

Mercedes Lewis Hamilton edged out Ferrari’s Sebastien Vettel to claim victory in a thrilling Spanish Grand Prix, while Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen retired on the first lap after a collision on the first corner.

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