Welcome to the Weekend Special. This little weekly feature will have some of the writers from Soccercentral Philippines suggest some games for you to watch this weekend, whether live on your television or your live stream.
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Here are the results from last week:
Chelsea versus Liverpool - With eleven million watching in England, and millions more worldwide, Chelsea won the FA Cup for the third time in four years, thanks to a 2-1 victory over Liverpool. This win guaranteed the Blues the Europa League, although they aspire for something else.
Manchester City vs Newcastle - A couple of late goals from Yaya Toure meant that the title is in the grasp of Manchester City with one more matchday remaining.
Internazionale vs Milan - Zlatan scores a brace for the Rossoneri, but Milito nets a hat trick for the Nerazzuri, putting a kibosh to their bitter rival's quest for the Scudetto.
Valencia vs Villareal - Los Che officially book themselves into the group stage of the Champions League, thanks to a 1-0 victory that took them 91 minutes to score. The Yellow Submarine remains in danger of relegation.
Los Angeles Galaxy vs New York Red Bulls - An undermanned Red Bull side powered their way to a 1-0 victory at the Home Depot Center, thanks to Joel Lindpere. The reigning MLS Cup holders continue their struggle, still at ten points after the loss against New York.
Here are this weekend's games that you might just want to check out:
The Final Weekend - Top-flight football in England, Spain and Italy will be ending their season this weekend. Germany and the Netherlands finished theirs a week ago, while France finish theirs next week. Here are some things that are still in play.
Which side of Manchester will celebrate the title? - Manchester City faces QPR while Manchester United faces Sunderland. City has a eight-goal edge in goal difference, so Utd needs QPR to pull out something at the Ettihad.
Who gets dibs on the Champions League? - Arsenal is in the driver's seat, with 67 points and having to face a West Brom side in Roy Hodgson's final game before he moves to lead England. Spurs is one point behind and will be facing a Fulham side that has decided to shelve arguably their best player for this season in Clint Dempsey. One point further back is Newcastle, who will be facing Everton that is aiming to finish higher than their Merseyside rivals. Two slots still remain, but that will shrink to just one if Chelsea wins the Champions League next week.
The last ticket to the Premiership? - Bolton, has to win their match against Stoke, and then they have to hope Manchester City beat QPR to ensure they will remain in top-flight English football.
Who gets to go to Europe? - The Scudetto has been decided, but there are four teams fighting for three remaining spots, one in the Champions League, two in the Europa League. Holding the upper hand as of the moment is Udinese with 61 points. They face Catania. Two points back is Lazio, who faces Inter, who is a point further back and fighting for the lives for a continental spot. Level on points with the Nerazzuri are Napoli, who will face Siena. The Partenopei are already guaranteed a spot in the Europa League thanks to being in the Coppa Italia, but if you are finishing sixth in the Serie A, you'd like them to finish third, to open the third slot in Europe to you.
The last ticket to the Lega Calcio? - Lecce has to win against Chievo to have any chance of staying, but they will need Genoa to lose against Palermo. What aids Lecce is that their goal difference is in their favor (-15 to -21).
Real Madrid Milestones - If Cristiano Ronaldo scores against Mallorca, he would be the first La Liga player to score against every single team in the Primera Division. In addition, seeing a team putting up 100 points in a season is like a cherry on top to this great season.
Who gets to go to Europe? - Malaga currently has the inside track to the final Champions League spot with 55 points. They face Sporting Gijon, who have a huge fight of their own. Newly minted Europa League champions Atletico Madrid are one point behind, but are guaranteed a spot in the Europa League regardless of what happens this weekend, but they still have a shot at joining Real Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia in the Champions League if they win versus Villareal, who also have a huge fight of their own. 52-point Levante can reward their successful season by securing what could be the final spot against an Athletic Bilbao side that has already guaranteed themselves a berth in the Europa League thanks to their appearance in the Copa Del Rey final. Mallorca is level on points with Levante, but they are facing Real Madrid. Osasuna is one point further back, but they are to face an already-relegated Racing. A lot of things have to fall into place for 49-point Sevilla to be thinking about playing in Europe, but they will need to win first against Espanyol.
The last ticket to La Liga? - The aforementioned Sporting Gijon needs to win against Malaga to even have a chance to stay up. They have been on form as of late, winning three of their last five matches. Real Zaragoza is one of three teams that have won 4 of their last five matches, to bring them closer to escaping relegation. They face Getafe. Rayo Vallecano have been atrocious, barely outside of the relegation zone thanks to their goal difference. They face Granada, who are just 2-points ahead of them. The aforemention Villareal are just one point ahead of Rayo, face Atletico Madrid for their own survival.