Crowned European champions and their achievements
England – Manchester City or Liverpool
One of the major intrigues of the end of the European season lives on in England. The winner of the Premier League is still undecided, with two rounds before the finish, Manchester City is one win or three points ahead of Liverpool. Reds fans had hoped that City would make a mistake after their shocking Champions League exit, but Guardiola’s team defeated Newcastle and Wolverhampton by a combined score of 10-1, while Liverpool lost points against Tottenham.
The situation for Klopp’s team is almost hopeless, because now even one defeat for the “citizens” may not be enough, because when the points are equal, they will look at the difference between scored and conceded goals, and there “+72” against “+65” in favor of the “City”. “Liverpool need preferably big wins over Southampton and Wolverhampton, and in the meantime, we should hope that West Ham and Aston Villa can get in the way of their rivals. But Liverpool’s chances for the title are getting smaller and smaller. There is no more than 10% chance of beating Man City in the table at the end of the final two rounds.
Spain v Real Madrid
- “Real Madrid” has sealed the championship title with four rounds before the end of the season. There were no rivals in the current La Liga draw for the “Slivos”, the victory turned out to be super confident.
- “Royal Club” became the champion of Spain for the 35th time, which is a national record. Barcelona (26) and Atletico Madrid (11) are also in the top three of the most decorated clubs in the country.
- By winning the Primera with Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti became the owner of a unique achievement. The Italian coach won each of the “Big Five” European championships: Italy with AC Milan, England with Chelsea, France with PSG, Germany with Bayern, and finally Spain with Real Madrid.
Italy – AC Milan or Inter
In another top championship on par with the APL, the championship race is not over. There are two Milanese clubs claiming the Scudetto, with AC Milan two rounds before the finish line ahead of Inter on 2 points. In the case of a tie, AC Milan, who have the advantage in head-to-head encounters, will take first place. So, the newly crowned holders of the Italian Cup must deal with Cagliari and Sampdoria and hope that Atalanta and Sassuolo will take at least three points from AC Milan. Only in this case can Inter defend its title in Serie A.
Germany vs Bayern
- “Bayern” won the Bundesliga for the tenth time in a row. And there is no suggestion that in the foreseeable future the champion’s streak of the Munich side will be interrupted. Unless it happens by chance.
- In total Bayern have 32 league titles, and since the foundation of the Bundesliga in 1963/64 season, the Munich side have won 31 of the 59 contests – over 50%.
France – Paris Saint-Germain
- PSG got their title back after Lille unexpectedly became the strongest team in France last season. By the way, last year’s champions have fallen to the middle of the table (they are in 10th place two rounds before the finish of Ligue 1).
- “Paris Saint-Germain” has won 8 of the last 10 draws of the championship of France, and a total of 10 wins in Ligue 1 for the Parisians. Now PSG is the most titled team in France on a par with Saint-Etienne. For now, on a par.
- Kylian Mbappe at 23 years of age is already a five-time French champion: He won his first title with Monaco, and then four times conquered the Ligue 1 with PSG.
Portugal – Porto
- “Porto” has recently become the champion of Portugal strictly in even-numbered years – 2018, 2020 and now 2022. In odd-numbered years
Benfica and Sporting have won
- This is the Dragons’ 30th victory in the Portuguese championship, which, however, is not a national record – Benfica has 37 titles.
- “Porto” could not go through the season without defeat, although it avoided failure until April 25. The first and only defeat for Sergio Conceição’s side was Braga (0-1).
Netherlands – Ajax
- “Ajax” became the strongest club in the Netherlands for the third time in a row for the 36th time in history (national record).
- Erik ten Hag leaves Ajax on a major note. From next season, the Dutch coach will work at Manchester United.
Austria – Salzburg
- Salzburg won the Austrian championship for the ninth time in a row.
- Salzburg’s best player and top scorer Karim Adeyemi will continue his career at Borussia Dortmund, which has signed the 20-year-old forward to replace Erling Holand, who is leaving for Manchester City.
Scotland – Celtic
- Celtic regained the league title after a Rangers side that rose from the ashes became the strongest team in Scotland last season. “The Celtics have won 10 of the last 11 championships.
- In total, the Celtics now have 52 titles. The Rangers, however, are still ahead, with a total score of 55-52.
- Due to the UEFA decision to suspend RPL clubs from participation in European competitions in the season 2022/23 a direct ticket to the group stage of the Champions League will go to the champion of Scotland.
Turkey – Trabzonspor
- Usually one of the local “Big Three” – Galatasaray, Fenerbahce or Besiktas – wins the Turkish championship, but this season Trabzonspor came first.
- For Trabzonspor, it was their seventh title in history and first in 38 years. The glory days of this club came in the second half of the 70s and first half of the 80s, when Trabzonspor won six titles in nine seasons.
Hungary – Ferencvaros
- Ferencvaros won the Hungarian championship for the 33rd time (a national record), the fourth consecutive title for the Fradi.
- Former Spartak, Dinamo and Russian national team coach Stanislav Cherchesov led Ferencvaros to the championship. In Hungary, he even took home the Golden Double by winning the Cup. This is Cherchesov’s second Golden Double in his coaching career, the first being in Poland with Legia (2015/16 season).