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March 2, 2021

European Leagues review: Dortmund claim the crown

Borussia Dortmund sealed their seventh German championship on Saturday afternoon, moving unassailably clear at the top of the Bundesliga standings with two games to spare thanks to a 2-0 win over Nuremberg, and Bayer Leverkusen’s defeat by the same score away to Cologne.

The title race in England took another twist at the weekend, becoming more and more dramatic as the weekend programme unfolded. Second-placed Chelsea came from behind to beat fellow Londoners Tottenham Hotspur, but leaders Manchester United fell 1-0 away to Spurs’ north London rivals Arsenal, who kept alive their faint title hopes in third.

In Serie A AC Milan are poised to claim the honours, after a 1-0 win over Bologna left I Rossoneri eight points clear of bitter rivals Inter with only three games to play. Fifth-placed Roma struck late to secure a 3-2 win away to Bari and keep alive their hopes of Champions League football next term. Leaders Barcelona and second-placed Real Madrid both contrived to lose on Matchday 34 in Spain. The Catalans fell 2-1 away to mid-table Sociedad, while Jose Mourinho’s men suffered a shock 3-2 defeat at home to lowly Zaragoza.

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