UEFA Champions League
Apart from being the most successful club when it comes to the UEFA Champions league, winning the title 13th times, Real Madrid made another history winning the 2018 title for the 3rd consecutive time. With this achievement, Madrid has become the only team to repeat the 3 successive wins multiple times. Ajax and Bayern Munich are the other teams that have won the Champions league for 3 consecutive times. Though Madrid lost out of the 2018 Spanish La Liga tile, they were able to capture the Champions league by defeating Liverpool 3-1 in the final. Their latest 3 successes was under Zinedine Zidane as Coach.
England Premier League
The English Premier league which remains the most entertaining league in the world saw Manchester City successful winners of the 2018 premier league scoring a total of 106 goals in 38 matches, 32 wins, 2 losses, 18 clean sheets. City success left a gap of 19 points between the second team Manchester United. It was City third premier league. Sergio Aguero was the highest goal scorer with 20 goals, followed by Raheem Sterling with 18. The most assist for the season came from Kevin De Bruyne, with Nicolas Otamedi had the most passes. Mohamed Salah of Liverpool was the highest goal scorer for the 2018 season with 32 goals.
Spanish La Liga
Barcelona won the 2018 Spanish La Liga title making a total of 25th times. Atletico Madrid was second on the table with 14 points difference between the top team. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) netted a total of 34 goals for the season to become the highest goal scorer, followed by Christiano Ronaldo(Real Madrid) with 26 goals, Suarez (Barcelona) followed behind Ronaldo with 25 goals. Out of the 38 games played by Barcelona during the season, the team witnessed 38 wins, 9 draws, 1 lost with 29 conceded goals. Messi and Suarez provided the most assist, 12 each. Interesting to note that Messi holds the record for the highest goal scorer in Spanish La Liga with over 360 goals. Barcelona were also winners of the 2018 Copa del Rey, their 4th consecutive win since 2015.
Since 2013 to the current year 2018, Bayern Munich has won the German Bundelisga title, R. Lewandowski was top scorer with 29 goals for the season. Thomas Müller provided the most assist. In overall, 34 matches were played, Bayern won 27, 3 draws, 4 losses, with a total of 148 goals. Bayern Munich holds the records for the most Bundelisga win, 28 in total.
Italian Serie A
Juventus were the 4th consecutive Italian Serie A winners with a total of 34 titles. Napoli gave a close chase to the title, but later relinquish to Juventus at the last round of the season. Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan) was the highest goal scorer with 29 goals, while the player with the most assist was Luis Alberto (Lazio) for the season. For the champions Juventus, Dybala, Paulo scored the most goals 22 goals, followed by Higuaín, Gonzalo with 16 goals. Out of a total of 38 games played, Juve won 30 drawn 5, and lost 3.
The Europa League
Atletico Madrid defeated Olympic Marseille 3-0 to win this year’s Europa league. Goals from French forward Griezmann who was the man of the match, and Gabi the Spanish midfielder ensured that the Atleico lifted the trophy for the 3rd time. It was Atletico’s major trophy since their last major European win in 2012, and the Diego Simone team couldn’t let the opportunity slip pass them.
Lastly the French league continuous to be dominated by Paris Saint German(PSG) as the took over the title win, which was last won by Monaco.
Now the attention is turned to the biggest football fiesta, the World Cup taking place in Russia. The host will take the center stage on the 14th of June, taking on Saudi Arabia in the opening games. It promises to be entertaining. The FIFA World cup is the most viewed sporting event in the world with a record of 3.2 billion viewers, we expect to see that number go up this year. I wish all the team successful outing and happy viewing for the viewers.