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Soccer Insights- May Vol. 1

Soccer Insights is back and with some of the top tournaments coming to an end, including the upcoming finale of the Champions league and the beginning of one of the biggest summers of soccer, you will definitely want to stay tuned to the latest news in the soccer world.

UEFA Champions League


Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will face off in the 2016 UEFA Champions League final on Saturday, May 28th in Milan, Italy. These two teams competed against each other in the 2014 final in which Real Madrid defeated Athletico 4-1. Three of Reals four goals came after the match was sent into extra time following Sergio Ramos 93rd minute header.

UEFA Europa League

Europa League

Sevilla defeated Liverpool 3-1 in the 2016 UEFA Europa League final on Wednesday May, 18th in Base, Switzerland. Sevilla was looking to defend its back to back titles after defeating FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 3-2 in the 2015 final and Benfica 4-2 on penalties in 2014. After a strong first half, Liverpool went into the locker room up 1-0 after a Daniel Sturridge goal in the 35th minute. The second half was a different story. Sevilla found the back of the net three times, with two goals from Jorge “Coke” Moreno and one goal Kevin Gameiro. Sevilla will now face the winner of the Champions League final in the UEFA Super Cup on August 9th in Trondheim, Norway.

FA Cup Final

FA Cup
Manchester United defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 after extra time in the FA Cup final on Saturday, May 21 at Wembley Stadium. Jason Puncheon recorded the lone goal for Crystal Palace and Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard recorded goals for Manchester United. Lingard’s 110th minute extra time goal sealed the championship for The Red Devils as Wayne Rooney took home the man of the match honor. According to many sources, this looks as if it might be the last match for Louis van Gaal as manager for the Manchester United squad.

DFB-Pokal Final

Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund 0-0 (4-3 on extra time penalties) in the DFB-Pokal Final on Saturday, May 21 in Berlin, Germany. This was rematch of the 2014 final where Bayern Munich took home the title after a 2-0 extra time victory. Bayern Munich dominated possession 70%-30% in a very lopsided game but could not seem find the back of the net in regular time. Sven Bender and Sokratis Papastathopoulos both missed the penalties for Dortmund allowing the lefty, Douglas Costa, to seal the victory the penalty mark.

Premier League

Premeier League

After an unbelievable and unforeseen season, Leicester City wrapped up the Premier League title marking their first ever top tier title.

  • Leicester finished 10 points ahead of second place Liverpool and finished the season with a 1-1 draw against Chelsea.
  • The Manchester United vs Bournemouth match was postponed after a suspicious package was found in Old Trafford 30 minutes prior to kickoff. The game was pushed to Tuesday, May 17 where Manchester United recorded a 3-1 victory.


Arsenal 4-1 Aston Villa
Chelsea 1-1 Leicester City
Everton 3-0 Norwich
New Castle 5-1 Tottenham
Southampton 4-1 Crystal Palace
Stoke City 2-1 West Ham
Swansea 1-1 Manchester City
Watford 2-2 Sunderland
West Brom 1-1 Liverpool


1 Leicester City 81pts
2 Arsenal 71pts
3 Tottenham 70pts
4 Manchester City 66pts
5 Southampton 63pts

Premier League Player of the Season

Leicester City’s, Jamie Vardy, adds another accolade to his already outstanding year by being named Premier League Player of the Season. Vardy netted 24 goals with 6 assists, but still trailed Tottenhams Harry Kane, who recorded 25 total goals. Out of the 10 nominees for the Premier League Player of the Season, five were from the Leicester City squad, including Vardy.


La Liga

  • After defeating Granada 3-0 Saturday on a hat-trick performance from Luis Saurez, Barcelona captures its 24th La Liga title.
  • Suarez’s 40 goal season helps him win La Liga’s golden boot
  • Real Madrid comes up short after a spectacular season by Cristiano Ronaldo

La Liga


Barcelona 3-0 Granada
Real Madrid 2-0 Deportivo Coruna
Atlético Madrid 2-0 Celta Vigo
Athletic Club 3-1 Sevilla
Sporting de Gijón 2-0 Villareal
Real Betis 2-1 Getafe
Espanyol 4-2 Eibar
Roya Vallecano 3-1 Levante
Malaga 4-1 Las Palmas

Final Table

1 Barcelona 91pts
2 Real Madrid 90pts
3 Atletico Madrid 88pts
4 Villareal 64pts
5 Athletic Bilboa 62pts


  • Bayern Munich captures their fourth straight Bundesliga title in Pep Guardiola’s last season as head coach
  • Bayer Leverkusen wins seven out of their last eight league matches to directly qualify for next year’s Champions League group stage
  • Thomas Tuchel reiterated he was not satisfied with Borussia Dortmund’s season after finishing 10 points behind front runner, Bayern Munich



Hoffenheim 1-4 Schalke 04
Werder Bremen 1-0 Frankfurt
SV Darmstadt 98 0-2 B. Mönchengladbach
Bayern Munich 3-1 Hannover 96
Wolfsburg 3-1 Stuttgart
B. Dortmund 2-2 Cologne
B. Leverkusen 3-2 Ingolstadt 04
Mainz 0-0 Hertha Berlin
FC Augsburg 1-3 Hamburg

Final Table

1 Bayern Munich 88pts
2 Dortmund 78pts
3 Bayern Leverkussen 60pts
4 B. Mönchengladbach 55pts
5 Schalke 04 52pts

Serie A

  • Juventus wins five of its last six league matches to win its 32nd Serie A title
  • Juventus posted an impressive mid-season campaign winning 15 matches in a row and, in all, posting a winning streak 26 out of 28 matches.
  • Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain had an outstanding season, scoring 36 times in 36 games

Serie A


Chievo Verona 0-0 Bologna
Empoli 2-1 Torino
Genoa 1-2 Atalanta
Lazio 2-4 Fiorentina
Palermo 3-2 Verona
Udinese 1-2 Carpi
Juventus 5-0 Sampdoria
Milan 1-3 Roma
Napoli 4-0 Frosinone
Sassuolo 3-1 Inter Milan

Final Table

1 Juventus 91pts
2 Napoli 81pts
3 Roma 80pts
4 Inter Milan 67pts
5 Fiorentina 64pts

Ligue 1

  • PSG wins its 6th overall title with ease, posting 31 more points than second place Lyonnais
  • Zlatan Ibrahimović’s scored 38 goals in just 31 games in his farewell season with PSG
  • Angel Di Maria returned to his winning ways, scoring 10 goals with 18 assists in his first season with PSG

Serie A


Rennais 1-2 Bastia
Troyes 1-1 Marseille
Caen 1-0 Bourdeaux
Monaco 2-0 Montpellier
Guingamp 2-3 Nice
St. Etienne 0-1 LOSC
PSG 4-0 Nantes
Lorient 1-0 Ajaccio
Angers 2-3 Toulouse
Reims 4-1 Lyonnais

Final Table

1 PSG 96pts
2 Lyonnais 65pts
3 Monaco 65pts
4 Nice 63pts
5 LOSC 60pts


  • The New York Red Bulls defeated New York City FC by an astonishing 7-0 margin at Yankee Stadium. This ties the record for the worst defeat in MLS history.
  • Sebastian Giovinco, Fanendo Adi and David Villa all lead the league with 8 goals so far this season.
  • The Western Conference still looks like the stronger of the two as we head into late May.



Philadelphia 1-0 D.C. United
NYCFC 0-7 NY Red Bulls
Toronto 0-0 Columbus
Chicago 1-0 Houston
New England 2-4 FC Dallas
Orlando 2-1 Montreal
Sporting KC 1-3 Real Salt Lake
Seattle 0-1 Colorado
Portland 4-2 Vancouver
LA Galaxy 1-1 San Jose

Eastern Conference Table

1 Philadelphia 18pts
2 NYCFC 17pts
3 NY Red Bulls 16pts
4 Toronta FC 16pts
5 Montreal 16pts

Western Conference Table

1 Colorado 27pts
2 FC Dallas 26pts
3 Real Salt Lake 20pts
4 Vancouver 20pts
5 LA Galaxy 20pts

What to look out for this weekend:

Liga MX Final: 
Game One: Pachuca vs Monterrey – Thursday, May 26 at 9:06 PM ET on NBC Universo
Game Two:Monterrey vs Pachuca – Saturday May 28 at 9:36 PM ET on NBC Universo

Champions League Final: Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid – Saturday, May 28 at 2:45 PM ET on FOX.

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