Two league champions. A domestic cup winner. This weekend saw some dramatic action as Paris Saint-Germain were crowned champions of France and Bayern Munich of Germany, while Real Betis beat Valencia to win the Copa del Rey. Elsewhere, in England, the race to the title remains as tight as ever with Manchester City and Liverpool both winning, keeping the gap at one point. In Serie A, Inter Milan beat Roma, but a 92nd-minute winner saw AC Milan keep the gap at the top at two (though Inter have a game in hand).
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PSG are now a 10-time French champion, equalling St. Etienne as the most successful club in the history of the championship, ahead of Olympique Marseille (9).
Bayern Munich have won a 10th Bundesliga title in a row, setting a new record in Europe's big-five leagues, overtaking Juventus' 9 from 2012 to 2020. In fact, it was their 31st Bundesliga title. No other club has more than five.
Robert Lewandowski has scored in each of his eight Bundesliga home games against Borussia Dortmund. No other player has scored in as many consecutive Bundesliga home games against a single opponent.
This was Thomas Muller's 11th Bundesliga title, which is the most ever by a single player.
Copa del Rey
This was just Real Betis' second title in the 21st century (excluding second tier). Both were Copas del Rey and both had Joaquín Sanchez playing the final. The interval between the two? 16 years, 10 months and 12 days (2005-2022).
Barcelona has lost 3 straight home matches in a single season for the first time in club history.
Rayo Vallecano have become the 4th promoted team to win both of their games vs Barcelona in a LaLiga campaign, and the 1st since Salamanca in 1997/98. In fact, Vallecano coach Andoni Iraola is the first manager to beat Barca home and away in his first season in the competition in the 21st century.
The last time it was shut out in consecutive home LaLiga matches was in April 2008.
Barcelona's 4 home LaLiga losses this season are its most in a season since 2002-03 (4). pic.twitter.com/93iqBnlJoT
- ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 24, 2022
Manchester United have lost four consecutive away league games for the first time since a run of six between December 1980 and March 1981.
Bruno Fernandes is the first Manchester United player to miss the target with two penalties in a single PL season since Teddy Sheringham in 1997-98.
James Ward-Prowse has now scored eight direct free-kick goals in the PL since the start of last season, which is twice as many as any other player in Europe's big five leagues. It was his 14th overall, only David Beckham has more in the PL (18).
Manchester City have become the first English league team in history to win 15 consecutive competitive matches against a specific opponent (Watford).
Liverpool haven't had a penalty awarded against them in any of their last 46 league matches, the longest active run for any PL side.
Liverpool (79) now sit 50 points above Everton (29) in the PL table, the joint-biggest lead they have had over their Merseyside rivals in the competition at the end of a day (also 50 at the end of 2019-20).
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Just a casual title-winning goal for Lionel Messi tonight �� pic.twitter.com/gHhNCbmNe3
- ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 23, 2022
Since the 2003-04 season, Ronaldo is one of four players to score 100+ goals in two of Europe's big-five leagues (LaLiga, Premier League), along with Edinson Cavani (Ligue 1, Serie A), Gonzalo Higuaín (LaLiga, Serie A) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Ligue 1, Serie A).
Cristiano Ronaldo is the fourth player to score 100 PL goals for Manchester United (also Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Wayne Rooney) - the joint-most of any club (Liverpool also have four players with 100 PL goals).
(Stats courtesy ESPN's Stats & Information Group)