The Week in Sport (15-21 May)

It is time for another recap with The Week in Sport, with highlights including Munster thrashing Ospreys to reach the Pro12 final and the Premier League season came to a thrilling end.

Football

Liverpool bagged their place in next season’s Champions League after a 3-0 win over Middlesbrough, meaning Arsenal miss out on the Champions League for the first time in 20 years despite a 3-1 win over Everton. More week 38 results here.

Tottenham scored 13 goals in their final two games against Leicester and Hull
image: bbc.co.uk

Inmidweek action, Champions Chelsea survived a scare as Cesc Fabregas scored a late winner in a 4-3 thriller over Watford, while Harry Kane scored four as Tottenham thrashed Leicester 6-1. More week 37 results here.

Real Madrid won their first La Liga title since 2012 as Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a brace in a midweek 4-1 win over Celta Vigo, before wrapping up the title with a 2-0 win over Malaga. Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Eibar 4-2 to finish second.

Juventus wrapped up a sixth consecutive Serie A title with a 3-0 win over Crotone for their second silverware of the week, after they also defeated Lazio 2-0 midweek to lift the Coppa Italia.

Monaco sealed their first Ligue 1 title since 2000 with Kylian M’Bappe and Valere Germain on target in a 2-0 win over St. Etienne midweek and wrapped up the season with a 12th win in a row winning 3-2 at Rennes.

Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso capped off their careers with one last win as Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich thrashed Frieburg 4-1. Borussia Dortmund clinched a Champions League spot after a hard-fought 4-3 win over Werder Bremen.

In other news, ex-Liverpool man Dirk Kuyt retired just three days after guiding Feyenoord to a first Eredivisie title since 1999, while Watford manager Walter Mazzarri has left his job after just one season with the Hornets.

Tennis

20-year-old Alexander Zverev will move into the top ten rankings, after the German stunned 12-time grand slam champion Novak Djokovic in the final 6-4 6-3 win the Italian Open.

There were more shocks in Rome this week as Andy Murray fell to a shock defeat to Fabio Fognini in the second round, while Rafael Nadal suffered his first defeat on clay in 18 games, as Austria’s Dominic Thiem stunned the Spaniard 6-4 6-3 in the quarter-finals.

Elina Svitolina won her fourth title of the year, as the in-form Ukrainian came from behind to beat Romania’s Simona Halep in the final 4-6 7-5 6-1 to win the Italian Open.

Australian Open champion Roger Federer won’t be competing at the French Open, after the Swiss man decided to skip Roland Garros to remain at peak condition to be able to play at the ATP World Tour for many years to come.

Alexander Zverev stunned Novak Djokovic in the final to win the Italian Open
image: sport360.com

Golf

Alvaro Quiros recovered from squandering a seven-shot lead to secure a seventh European Tour title, as the Spaniard edged out South Africa’s Zander Lombard in a play-off to win the Rocco Forte Open.

Billy Horschel claimed his fourth PGA Tour title, as the American saw off the challenge of world number three Jason Day in a play-off after both finished on 12 under par ar the Byron Nelson event in Texas.

Lexi Thompson made up for last month’s ANA Inspiration heartbreak, as the American earned for first victory of the year with a tournament record 20-under-par at the LPGA Kingsmill Championship in Virginia.

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