Arsenal defeated Chelsea 2-1 on Saturday to win the FA Cup, the record 7th FA Cup win for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. The win was somewhat controversial, as their was both a handball and an offside claim contributed to Arsenal’s first goal in the first few minutes of the game. Chelsea eventually equalized in the second half, but then Aaron Ramsey scored the winner just moments later. Mark Ogden of ESPNFC says that despite the win, Arsene Wenger’s future with the club remains very much in doubt.
Francesco Totti played his final game for AS Roma on Sunday, which Roma won 3-2 to clinch second place in Serie A. Before and after the match was all about Totti though, as he is truly an icon and will be terribly missed. He spent his entire career at Roma, a rarity in professional soccer today. Check out his farewell ceremony, it’s incredibly emotional, even if you are not a Roma or Totti fan.
Huddersfield Town survived a penalty shootout to beat Reading and secure the last spot in the Premier League for next season. The game itself wasn’t very good, neither team able to really generate many chances, but the shootout at the end provided incredible drama. This will be Huddersfield’s first ever season in the Premier League.
Chivas defeated Tigres 2-1, and 4-3 in aggregate to win their first Liga MX title since 2006. They went up 2-0, and Tigres got back a goal late on, but it was too little, too late. With their win, Chivas tied Club America for most titles in Liga MX history.
Barcelona has hired Ernesto Valverde to be its next manager, as Luis Enrique is stepping down this season. Valverde was the coach of Athletic Bilbao, but he quit last week to pave the way to take over at Barcelona. Valverde played at Barcelona for a couple seasons, and was previously the coach at Villarreal, Espanyol, Valencia, and Olympiakos, as well as Athletic. Barcelona won the Copa del Rey this season, but because of Barcelona’s astronomically high expectations, this season was seen by many as a disappointment. It will be curious to see how Valverde handles this job, by far the highest profile job of his career.
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