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Porto wins the Portugal Cup
Porto wins the Portugal Cup
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Porto has beaten Benfica 2:1 to take the Portugal Cup title in a match played in Coimbra. Porto celebrated the "double", as it also won the Portuguese title for the 2019/20 season.

Both Porto goals were scored by the central defender Chancel Mbemba, with Carlos Vinicius scoring for Benfica.

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Aubameyang scores twice and Arsenal beat Chelsea to win the FA Cup
Aubameyang scores twice and Arsenal beat Chelsea to win the FA Cup
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Arsenal beat Chelsea 2:1 to win the FA Cup this Saturday at the Wembley stadium in London. The victory gave the Gunners,  besides the silverware, a spot for the group stage of the Europa League 2020/21.

Aubameyang was the name of the game, scoring two goals -- one in each half -- and helped the Gunners to win the FA Cup for the 14th time.

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PSG beats Lyon and takes the French League Cup
PSG beats Lyon and takes the French League Cup
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For the fourth time in six years, PSG celebrated a domestic treble after beating Lyon on penalties to win the French League cup title. The game was played at the Stade de France and watched by about 5,000 supporters.

After the first 10 penalties were scored, PSG keeper Keylor Navas saved from Bertrand Traore before Pablo Sarabia scored the winning kick.

It was the final French League Cup competition, with the decision made last September to cancel the tournament after this season.

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Juventus beats Sampdoria to win their ninth consecutive Italian title
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal against Sampdoria
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal against Sampdoria Credit: Twitter Reproduction

Juventus 2:0 victory against Sampdoria guaranteed the ninth consecutive Serie A title for the Vecchia Signora. 2019-20 season title is the 36th for Juventus and the first for head coach Maurizio Sarri.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the first goal of the match, with Bernardeschi scoring the second. Ronaldo also missed a penalty when the game was already 2:0 to Juventus.

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PSG beats Saint-Étienne and takes the French Cup
PSG beats Saint-Étienne and takes the French Cup
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PSG won its 13th French Cup after a 1:0 victory against Saint-Étienne Friday at Stade de France. The team from Paris won five out of the last six editions of the French Cup.

Neymar Jr. scored the only goal of the game, but Kylian Mbappe left the pitch in tears and later returned to the dugout on crutches after suffering a tackle during the first half.

PSG has now won Ligue 1 and the French Cup, but a possible quadruple is still on with the League Cup, to be played July 31, and Champions League, resuming on August 12.

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Istanbul Basaksehir claimed their first Turkish Super Lig title
Istanbul Basaksehir claimed their first Turkish Super Lig title
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After a 1:0 win over Kayserispor, Istanbul Basaksehir celebrated their first Turkish Super Lig title and the first significant honour in the club's short history. The club was founded in 1990 as an amateur side but only got prominence after they were taken over in 2014 by a group of businessmen.

Galatasaray and Fenerbahce will not play European competitions during next season. Besiktas secured a Europa League place.

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Chelsea beats Manchester United to reach FA Cup final
Chelsea beats Manchester United to reach FA Cup final
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With a 3:1 victory against Manchester United Sunday, Chelsea qualified to face Arsenal on August 1, in an all-London FA Cup final.

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Arsenal reaches FA Cup final after victory over Manchester City
Arsenal reaches FA Cup final after victory over Manchester City
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Arsenal beat reigning FA Cup champions Manchester City at Wembley with two goals by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The victory guaranteed Arsenal a place in the FA Cup final to face Chelsea or Manchester United on August 1.

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Real Madrid wins LaLiga
Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane Credit: Real Madrid (Twitter Reproduction)

After a 2:0 victory against Villareal, Real Madrid confirmed its 34th Spanish title at an empty Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium.

Since LaLiga resumed, after the Covid-19 break, Real has won all 10 of its games to open up a seven-point lead over second-place Barcelona.

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Werder Bremen avoid relegation
Werder Bremen avoid relegation
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Werder Bremen avoided relegation and secured themselves a spot in the 2020/21 Bundesliga season after a 2:2 draw against Heidenheim. Bremen defeated Heidenheim on away goals after a 0:0 result in the first leg.

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Bayern Munich secure domestic double after German Cup title
Bayern Munich captain ManuelNeuer lifts the German Pokal trophy
Bayern Munich captain ManuelNeuer lifts the German Pokal trophy Credit: Twitter Reproduction

With Robert Lewandowksi scoring twice in the second half, Bayern Munich added the German Cup silverware to their Bundesliga title after a 4:2 victory over Bayer Leverkusen. The game was played Saturday at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

Munich now aims for a treble, with Hansi Flick's side focusing on the Champions League tournament, that will take place in Lisbon during August.

Bayern Munich now has 20 German Cup titles in their history.

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Alba Berlin is BBL champion after 12 years
Alba Berlin is BBL champion after 12 years
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Alba Berlin won the BBL title for the 9th time with a 75:74 victory against MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg Sunday at the Audi Dome in Munich. This title is the second 2019/2020 season silverware for Alba, that in February won the German cup.

The last time the team from Berlin won the German title was back in 2008.

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Liverpool wins the Premier League
Liverpool wins the English League after 30 years
Liverpool wins the English League after 30 years Credit: Twitter Reproduction

Liverpool won the first Premier League title in club history and ended a 30-year wait for English football supremacy after Manchester City lost 2-1 at Chelsea. With the adverse result, Manchester City's two-year reign is over as there are seven games to be played and Liverpool has a 23 points lead.

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BBL finals will be played by MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg and Alba Berlin
Alba Berlin
Alba Berlin Credit: Twitter Reproduction

Alba Berlin have beaten EWE Baskets Oldenburg on Wednesday and will now face MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg, that the day before won their game against ratiopharm ulm.

The finals will be played in two games, the first one Friday at 18:30(UTC) and the second Sunday at 13:00(UTC).

Berlin does not win the BBL title since 2008, while this could be the first silverware for Ludwigsburg.

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German Basketball League semifinals start with the match between MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg and ratiopharm ulm
German Basketball League semifinals start with the match between MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg and ratiopharm ulm
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The easyCredit BBL starts its semifinals today with a match between MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg and ratiopharm ulm. The game takes place in the Audi Dome, Munich, at 13:00(UTC). The second leg of the semifinal will happen next Tuesday, at 18:30(UTC) also in the Audi Dome.

In the other semifinal EWE Baskets Oldenburg will face ALBA BERLIN, with games happening on Monday and Wednesday at 18:30(UTC).

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Napoli beat Juventus on penalty kicks to take the Coppa Italia trophy
Napoli players celebrates Coppa Italia
Napoli players celebrates Coppa Italia Credit: Twitter (Reproduction)

It was expected to be a hard fought final between the two teams consistently at the top of Italian football in the last decade, and thus it happened: 4-2 was the final result on penalties after a goalless draw.

Napoli turned an initially disappointing season into its most successful one in six years by adding a new cup to their trophy room.

Napoli head-coach Gennaro Gattuso celebrated his first major trophy as a manager, meanwhile, for Juventus' Maurizio Sarri it was yet another missed opportunity to claim an Italian silverware.

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Spain: Fan sneaks into stadium as La Liga restarts
Camp Nou
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The first match for Barcelona after the Corona-19 break started with a gap in the security concept. Despite stricter regulations and ghost games, a fan managed to gain unauthorized access to the stadium and enter the field. Security forces only came in after a short time and led the "streaker" away.

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Bayern beats Bremen and takes its eighth straight Bundesliga title
Bayern beats Bremen and takes its eighth straight Bundesliga title
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Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga title for the eighth time in a row, after beating Werder Bremen with a single goal by Robert Lewandowski. The victory tonight gave Bayern a 10-point lead to Borussia Dortmund, who have three games left.

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Real Madrid's Marcelo takes a knee in support of Black Lives Matter movement
Marcelo support for the Black Lives Matter movement
Marcelo support for the Black Lives Matter movement Credit: Twitter Reproduction

In a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, Marcelo took a knee and raised his right fist after scoring for Real Madrid in their 3-1 win against Eibar.

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Soccer returns in Italy with a Coppa Italia game: Juventus vs AC Milan
Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo Credit: Lega Serie A

After being suspended on March 9 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, soccer in Italy is back with the second leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final between Juventus and AC Milan.

Cristiano Ronaldo will lead Juventus against an AC Milan without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with a calf injury.

The game, in Turim, starts at 19:45 (UTC).