Club Brugge Horvath wins Belgian title
Friday’s football news begins in Belgium. Matt Miazga’s Anderlecht drew 3-3 at home with Club Brugge. Hans Vanaken scored for Club Brugge in the 13th. Lukas Nmecha equalized from the penalty spot in the first half timeout. Vanaken restored Club Brugge’s lead in 54th with Noa Lang 3-1 in 57th. Nmecha scored in the 64th with the help of Miazga. Jacob Bruun Larsen equalized four minutes after the stoppage time. Ethan Horvath was on the bench for Club Brugge.
The result sealed the title for Club Brugge, finishing with 44 points with one game to go. Although they only have a three-point lead over Genk, 2nd place in the championship round, the tie goes to the team with the highest ranking in the regular season. Club Brugge finished 1st to 4th in Genk.
Mark McKenzie’s KRC Genk shut out Antwerp 4-0 at home. Kristian Thorsveldt had a hat-trick, scoring in the 43rd, 49th and 64th minutes. Cyriel Dessers scored the fourth goal in the 75th.
Also in the football news, FIFA has announced another round of changes to the transfer system. “The reforms address important regulatory issues regarding the international transfer of minors, the size of teams (especially with regard to loans), player registration periods and transfer windows, financial regulation and related matters , including collective agreements, sporting just cause and registration. “
Saturday is the conclusion of the Bundesliga season with all games at 9:30 am ET. Borussia Dortmund start the day in 3rd place tied on points with 4th place Wolfsburg. With Eintracht four points behind in 5th position, Dortmund and Wolfsburg will both qualify for the Champions League, with Eintracht taking the place of the Europa League. Dortmund host Bayer Leverkusen, 6th, and Wolfsburg play Mainz, 13th.
“(T) there is a lot of anticipation for Saturday,” Borussia Dortmund coach Edin Terzic said. “We want to play for the win and end the season in third place.”
The Premier League ends on Sunday with 3rd to 5th place still on the line. This means two of the three teams advance to the Champions League and the third enters Europe. Chelsea are in 3rd place, one point ahead of Liverpool and Leicester City. Chelsea are at Aston Villa, Liverpool are home to Crystal Palace and Leicester City are playing Spurs at home.
La Liga also ends this weekend. Real Madrid can still overtake Atletico Madrid for 1st place with two points separating the clubs. Barcelona are 3rd, five points behind Real Madrid and two points ahead of Sevilla, 4th. All qualify for the Champions League with 5th place for Real Sociedad out of competition. Real Betis and Villarreal can still overtake Real Sociedad for the Europa League place. Atletico Madrid are in Valladolid, Real Madrid host Villarreal and Barcelona are in 20th place Eibar who fell in Serie B after the last matchday.
Ligue 1 ends Sunday with Timothy weah’s Lille in 1st place with one point ahead of PSG and three points ahead of Monaco, 3rd. Lyon is 4th and could overtake Monaco 3rd. There is a 17 point gap between the top four and 5th place. Lille is in 12th place in Angers with PSG in 16th place in Brest.
DW presents the Bundesliga relegation scenarios. The NY Times’ Tariq Panja reports FIFA’s involvement in the Super League. SBI Larry henry jr updates the situation with Chris Richards and Hoffenheim. The gardians Paul MacInnes asks how much money English clubs spend on transfers.
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