Werder Bremen stay up thanks to Djilobodji’s goal, Stuttgart relegated

Werder Bremen produced a miraculous escape to stay up as they edged Eintracht Frankfurt thanks to Djilobodji’s 88th minute strike. The result means that Frankfurt will have to contest a promotion-relegation playoff against the third best team in the 2.Bundesliga, who have been confirmed as Nuremberg.

Stuttgart were relegated following a 3-1 loss away to Wolfsburg. It was their first relegation in 41 years Continue reading Werder Bremen stay up thanks to Djilobodji’s goal, Stuttgart relegated

Zwolle 1-3 PSV & De Graafschap 1-1 Ajax | Eindhoven clinch 2015/16 Eredivisie title

The battle for the Dutch Eredivisie title went down to the last day of the season, with PSV Eindhoven and Ajax Amsterdam both tied on the same number of points going into Round 34. However Ajax faltered away at struggling De Graafschap, only earning a point, and PSV’s 3-1 win at Zwolle meant that the Eindhoven outfit clinched the title. Luuk de Jong scored twice for PSV, who also reached the knockout stages of the 2015/16 Champions League before bowing out on penalties to Atletico Madrid Continue reading Zwolle 1-3 PSV & De Graafschap 1-1 Ajax | Eindhoven clinch 2015/16 Eredivisie title

City bow out of Europe as Bale sends Real into Champions League final against Atleti

Disappointing evening for City at the Bernabeu as their European campaign came to an end following a narrow loss to Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. Gareth Bale scored Real’s opener (their only goal of the game), which was later credited as an own goal by Fernando.

City lost talismanic captain Vincent Kompany to injury within the first ten minutes and struggled to impose themselves on the game. Yaya Toure was outshone by Modric in midfield and the Croatian and Dani Carvajal repeatedly carved holes in City’s passive defence. Continue reading City bow out of Europe as Bale sends Real into Champions League final against Atleti

Freiburg promoted to Bundesliga for 2016/17, Leipzig likely to join them

SC Freiburg have been promoted to the Bundesliga following their 2-1 win over Paderborn. With two games to play, Freiburg cannot finish any lower than second (they have a five point lead over second placed Leipzig and a 10 point lead over third placed Nuremberg)

Freiburg were relegated from the Bundesliga in 2014/15, a disappointing result from them after finishing as high as fifth in 2013.

Third place Nuremberg will take on the 16th placed Bundesliga team in a relegation-promotion playoff.

Boro v Brighton- Automatic promotion up for grabs at the Riverside this weekend

The task is easy for Aitor Karanka and Middlesbrough, avoid defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday and they are back in the Premier League. While this sounds fairly straightforward on paper, it will be a very difficult game. Like Boro, Brighton can also secure promotion back to the top flight on Saturday if they come away with three points from the Riverside Stadium. Either way, the race for the top two is still firmly in the balance in what is widely regarded as the greatest and most exciting season in Championship history. Continue reading Boro v Brighton- Automatic promotion up for grabs at the Riverside this weekend

Dundee United relegated to the Championship by Dundee FC

Dundee United were relegated to the Scottish Championship by local rivals Dundee FC as they suffered a 2-1 loss at Dens Park. The venue was the same where United won the title over three decades ago, but this time they had to suffer the ignominy of being relegated to Scottish football’s second tier by their lesser known city rivals.

Mixu Paatelainen’s side took the lead in the second half through Nigerian striker Edward Ofere’s goal, but Kane Hemmings brought Dundee FC back on level terms with his 77th minute strike Continue reading Dundee United relegated to the Championship by Dundee FC