Final Update of The Season…

England – Premier League

Major Takeaway: Anything is possible in the Premier League now with the new TV money.  Leicester City did this before the money kicks in.  They shocked the world this season and are the story of the century.

Question for Next Season: Can Leicester be successful in the Champions League and stay strong in the Premier League?

Champion: Leicester City

Champions League Places: Leicester City, Arsenal, Tottenham, and Manchester City (United will qualify if they defeat Bournemouth 18-0 on Tuesday)

Europa League Places: Southampton, Manchester United, and West Ham United or Crystal Palace (Depending on FA Cup final this weekend)

Relegated: Newcastle United, Norwich City, Aston Villa

Spain – La Liga

Major Takeaway: Barcelona has now won 8 of the last 12 La Liga titles.  They have been dominant in the league and look to continue this in the future with MSN.

Question for Next Season: How will Zidane reshape Real Madrid, and can they win their first league title since 2011-12?

Champion: Barcelona

Champions League Places: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, and Villarreal

Europa League Places: Athletic Bilbao, Celta Vigo, and Sevilla

Relegated: Rayo Vallecano, Getafe, and Levante

Italy – Serie A

Major Takeaway: Despite a slow start, Juventus won their 5th Serie A title in a row.  They are becoming unbeaten in Italy and will look to continue to strengthen this summer.

Question for Next Season: Can Napoli or Roma push Juventus all the way next season?

Champion: Juventus

Champions League Places: Juventus, Napoli, and Roma

Europa League Places: Inter Milan, Fiorentina, and Sassuolo or Milan (Depends on Coppa Italia next weekend)

Relegated: Carpi, Frosinone, and Verona

Germany – Bundesliga

Major Takeaway: Dortmund responded very well this season, but it was not enough to keep pace with Bayern Munich as they fell 10 points shy of them in the end.  Munich won their 4th straight title.

Question for Next Season: Who can join Dortmund and Bayern at the top and how will Bayern look under Ancelotti?

Champion: Bayern Munich

Champions League Places: Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, and Borussia Monchengladbach

Europa League Places: Schalke 04, Mainz 05, and Hertha Berlin

Relegation Play off: Eintracht Frankfurt

Relegated: Stuttgart and Hannover

France – Ligue 1

Major Takeaway: PSG dominated this season from start to finish and look a league and a half better than the rest of the league.  If you were to take them out of the league, then it was very competitive and exciting.  Hopefully some of the other teams will be able to close the gap soon.

Question for Next Season: Can anyone end the monopoly that is PSG?

Champion: Paris Saint-Germain

Champions League Places: PSG, Lyon, and Monaco

Europa League Places: Nice, Lille, and St. Etienne or Marseille (Depends on Coupe de France Final)

Relegated: Reims, Ajaccio, and Troyes

 

Come back tomorrow for a preview of the Europa League Final between Sevilla and Liverpool.

 

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