5 Football Talking Points from the Weekend



With the majority of the football leagues concluded, we take a look at the five talking points from this weekend in football.


1. Coutinho's hat-trick not enough

Emmanuel Boateng scored a hat-trick as Levante ended Barcelona's unbeaten run in La Liga. Barcelona were two games away from making history - but it wasn't to be as they were down 5 -  1 at one stage in the 56th minute, but clawed their way back to 5 - 4 after Luis Saurez scored a penalty in the 71st minute. But Levante held on to earn their fifth win in their last five matches.

Messi's absence was clearly felt as Barcelona had a poor performance away from home.

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2. Gabriel Jesus strike secures the century

Gabriel Jesus scored in injury time to send Man City travelling fans into ecstasy. The Brazillian secured Manchester City's 100th point in what has been a remarkable league campaign after he latched on to a long ball from none other than Kevin de Bruyne.

It's the first time in Premier League history a team has reached 100 points in a season. The Cityzens scored a staggering 106 goals and only conceded 27 on their way to their third Premier League title.

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3. Salah the Golden Boot record breaker

Mohamed Salah won the golden boot after finishing the season with the most goals in a 38 game Premier League season - 32. Surpassing Luis Saurez, Alan Shearer, and Cristiano Ronaldo who all scored 31.

The Egyptian netted in the 26th minute as Liverpool went on to thrash Brighton and Hove Albion 4 - 0. Salah is currently on 44 goals in all competition's and he needs four goals against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions final to break Ian Rush's record of 47 goals in all competitions.


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4. Chelsea crash into Europa League Football

Newcastle United scored three goals and kept a clean sheet against Chelsea.

"We didn't lose our place in Champions League today, but only in the last two game. Our chances today were zero," Conte told Sky Sports.

The loss might mean the axing of Conte and rumours of Alvaro Morata heading to Juventus and Eden Hazard leaving for Real Madrid have resurfaced.



5. Neymar wins Ligue 1 Player of the Season

Neymar was named Ligue 1 Player of the Season, Neymar has been out of Ligue 1 after breaking his metatarsal in February. But the Brazillian scooped the award based on his 19 goal, 13 assists, and 20 appearances for PSG.

Kylian Mbappe won the young player of the season award.





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