Monday, June 01, 2015

Arsenal Win the FA Cup, Barcelona Win the Copa del Rey, Lazio Defeat Napoli, Xavi

Happy Monday, and what a weekend! There were some spectacular goals on Saturday. Messi lit up Bilbao with a sweet slalom and finish, while Alexis Sanchez went for sheer power and a touch of swerve for his blast against Villa. Both the Argentine's side and the Chilean's side emerged victorious in their quest for cups. Barcelona now look to Juventus on Saturday to complete the Treble. Let's roll, beginning with all of the FA Cup fallout...

Arsenal 4 - 0 Aston Villa: Henry Winter at Wembley
Arsenal 4 - 0 Aston Villa: Phil McNulty at Wembley
Arsenal 4 - 0 Aston Villa: Three Things We Learned

Xavi has left the building. The dude is headed to Qatar after quite a brilliant career with Barcelona. Sid Lowe has curated a collection of praise and presents it here.

We haven't heard from Marcela Mora y Araujo in while. It's a shame, too, because we like her writing. Sadly, it's taken the case of El Topo López to get her back on our map.

Over in Barcelona, it was business as usual for Messi and Co. as they brushed aside Bilbao in their quest for three titles. As you might hope and expect, Sid Lowe was at the Camp Nou and filed this report. The question begs: Is this team better than the 2009 version?

In Italy, the Rafa Era ended on a sad note in Naples as Napoli failed to overtake Lazio (and claim a Champions League spot), losing to the Roman side 4 - 2. Here are Three Points from that one.

Sad scenes, too, in Germany where The Klopp left Dortmund after losing in the Cup final to Wolfsburg. Raphael Honigstein reports.

Just how did things finish on the Continent, then? Let's take a look at La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue Uhhhhhhhhhn and Eredivisie finalities. We can give you one stat right now. AC Milan and Inter Milan both missed out on Europe for first time in 60 years.

And finally...three Leicester City players (including the manager's son) are stupid, racist assholes.



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