Livescore Sunday, April 21

The Premier League title race might be over but there is still domestic silverware to play for on the continent with champions yet to be crowned in Germany, France and Portugal. 

Teams are also competing to qualify for the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League in their final few games before league campaigns come to an end. 

Here, The Athletic provides a lowdown on who is likely to be crowned champions and how the race for European football is shaping up.


All eyes will be on Germany on Saturday with the Bundesliga title race going right down to the wire. 

Bayern Munich’s dominance could finally come to an end after lifting the league 10 years in a row with Borussia Dortmund now in pole position to win the title this weekend. 

Thomas Tuchel’s side suffered a 3-1 home defeat by RB Leipzig on Saturday to shift the pendulum in Borussia Dortmund’s favour. 

Dortmund took advantage of Bayern’s slip-up by defeating Augsburg 3-0 on Sunday. 

Edin Terzic’s side, who hold a two-point lead over Bayern, know a win over ninth-placed Mainz will see them win the league for the first time since the 2011-12 campaign. 

Bayern travel to 10th-placed Koln with matters now out of their hands. 

There is also a tussle between Union Berlin and Freiburg for the final Champions League spot. The two sides are locked on 59 points but Union Berlin have a superior goal difference. 

Union Berlin have a home fixture against Werder Bremen to negotiate while Freiburg travel to Eintracht Frankfurt. 

Whoever loses that battle will qualify for the Europa League while Bayer Leverkusen or Wolfsburg are likely to compete in the Europa Conference League next season. 

At the other end of the table, only Hertha Berlin’s relegation has been confirmed.

Schalke must win in Leipzig or face relegation back to the 2.Bundesliga, and Bochum will need to beat Leverkusen if they’re to move out of the relegation play-off position.

Depending on those results, Stuttgart (home to Hoffenheim) could also find themselves dropping out of the top-flight again and, while their goal difference will keep them safe from immediate relegation, Augsburg (away at Monchengladbach) could yet find themselves in that play-off spot.

Current top four (one game left to play)
1. Borussia Dortmund — 70 points
2. Bayern Munich — 68
3. RB Leipzig — 63
4. Union Berlin — 59

Ligue 1 

There are still two games left to play in Ligue 1 with their domestic league not due to come to an end until June 3.

It would take more than a miracle for Paris Saint-Germain not to win the title as they hold a six-point lead over second-placed Lens. 

They also have a goal difference of +50 compared to Lens’ +34 so there would have to be a 17-goal swing.

PSG travel to Strasbourg and then host Clermont while Lens will entertain Ajaccio before ending the season at Auxerre. 

Marseille have cemented their place in Champions League qualifiers by finishing third at the very least while Monaco, Lille, Rennes and Lyon are competing to finish fourth and fifth which equates to qualification for the Europa League group stage and Europa Conference League qualifiers respectively. 

Current top four (two games left to play)
1. Paris Saint-Germain — 84 points
2. Lens  — 78
3. Marseille — 73
4. Monaco — 65

Serie A 

Napoli stormed to the Serie A title with Victor Osimhen firing Luciano Spalleti to their first Scudetto since 1990. 

Juventus dropped from second to seventh after being deducted 10 points by the FIGC’s Federal Court of Appeal and this has major implications on the picture for qualification to the three European competitions. 

Juve, who have two games left to play, are now five points behind AC Milan in Serie A’s fourth and final Champions League spot.

Inter Milan sit a further two points ahead and just need one point from their final two matches to guarantee Champions League football next season. They will also have an eye on their upcoming finals in the Coppa Italia and Champions League against Fiorentina and Manchester City respectively. 

Atalanta and Roma can still mathematically qualify for the Champions League but are relying on slip ups from others. Fifth place Atalanta are on course to claim Serie A’s Europa League spot and are three points behind Milan while Roma in sixth occupy Serie A’s Europa Conference League place and sit four points off Champions League qualification.  

Roma could also qualify for the Champions League by beating Sevilla in the Europa League final which could see Jose Mourinho get his hands on yet another piece of silverware. 

Current top four (two games left to play)
1. Napoli — 86 points
2. Lazio — 68
3. Inter — 66
4. Milan — 64

La Liga

There are still three games left to play in Spain. 

Barcelona have wrestled the title away from the capital for the first time since 2019 while Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Real Sociedad currently occupy the top four. 

If the table stays the same then Villarreal and Real Betis will qualify for the Europa League while Athletic Club will secure a spot in the Europa Conference League qualifying stage. 

Real Sociedad, in fourth, hold a five-point advantage over fifth-placed Villarreal so the current top four is unlikely to change unless they implode in their last three games.

Sociedad will qualify for the Champions League this week if they beat Almeria on Tuesday and Villarreal fail to beat Cadiz the following day.

Current top four (three games left to play)
1. Barcelona — 85 points
2. Atletico Madrid — 72
3. Real Madrid — 71
4. Real Sociedad — 65

Primeira Liga

Like in Germany, the race for the Portuguese title has gone down to the final matchday with Benfica holding a two-point advantage over Porto. 

Benfica have a far superior goal difference over Porto so a draw against bottom-placed Santa Clara will be enough to win the championship. 

Braga will join Benfica and Porto in next season’s Champions League while Sporting CP have qualified for the Europa League by finishing fourth. 

Guimaraes and Arouca will finish fifth or sixth which ensures they will have a place in the Europa Conference League qualifying stage.

Current top four (one game left to play)
1. Benfica — 84 points
2. Porto — 82
3. Braga — 75
4. Sporting CP — 71

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