Don’t Hold Your Breath, The League Is Already Over

By SamGoma

With just over three months of football left, things have got slightly less interesting in Europe’s strongest leagues. If anyone was hoping for repeats of last season’s dream end to the English Premier league, start rubbing the sleep out of your eyes and wake the fuck up, please.

Three European clubs edged ever closer to clinching their respective domestic titles this weekend. With plenty of games still to play, the dominance shown so early in the season by Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester United has got them all sitting pretty, each with convincing leads in their league tables.

Despite their embarrassing defeat at the San Siro in mid-week, Barca managed to withstand a resilient Sevilla side and move to 68 points after only 25 games played, putting any title challenge far out of reach.

AC Milan came out victorious against their Catalan opponents, completing the most emphatic win over Barcelona in recent memory, giving themselves a great opportunity to progress to the next stage of the Champions League, at the expense of favourites Barcelona.

MessiVSMilan

It’s not often Lionel Messi and Barcelona finish 2nd best.  For someone who already has 38 goals in La Liga, Messi was virtually invisible throughout the match as Milan put in a great performance all round, to keep the four-time Ballon d’Or winner and his teammates quiet. Expect that to be very different when Milan make their way to Camp Nou.

United had a bitch of a match in the Spanish capital and came out of their clash with Real Madrid unscathed, although they left knowing they had a few opportunities to sucker punch the bastards.

Still in search of that ever elusive 10th Champions League title, Madrid are desperate to get through to the next round of Europe’s elite competition and go to Old Trafford with an away goal to overturn, so it should be quite a feisty affair.

ManUnitedVSRealMadrid

The Red Devils have now moved to the same point haul as Barca after 27 games. Despite Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Chelsea, their inability to keep up with Sir Alex Fergusson’s side in the last three weeks allowed United to stretch their lead. The Championship is theirs to lose and after last season’s final match day humiliation, you shouldn’t expect that shit to happen again.

Arsenal’s game against Bayern Munich on Tuesday made it evident that there is little room for error when up against the Bavarian giants.

The German team has been in some incredible form and destroying a pedestrian Gunners side at home has surely hammered yet another nail into Arsene Wenger’s coffin. It’s time to say goodbye old man.

BayernVSArsenal

Bayern followed it up with a 6-1 demolition of Werder Bremen on Saturday night.  They have all but wrapped up the Bundesliga title.

It’s safe to say that there’s no fucking chance in hell either of these three will fail in their bid for domestic success. Sure there will be some twists and turns to come still, but each side has the pedigree and experience to close out the season until the math tells us it’s over.

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