Top 5 Matches of the Week
Atalanta vs. Lazio
Wednesday, June 24 A win for Lazio would put them a point behind league-leaders Juventus. Atalanta is tough opposition though, as they are the highest-scoring team in Serie A and one of the most entertaining sides in Europe. They are fighting to maintain their place in the top four to qualify Champions League football next year.
Celta Vigo vs. Barcelona
Saturday, June 27 Barcelona is in a fierce title race with rivals Real Madrid and taking all 3 points from each game is crucial down the closing stretch of the season. 17th place Celta Vigo is coming off back-to-back wins, including a 6-0 thrashing of Alaves, and sit a comfortable 7 points above the regulation zone.
Werder Bremen vs. FC Köln
Saturday, June 27 In the last matchday of the Bundesliga, Werder Bremen need a win and a Fortuna Düsseldorf loss to Union Berlin to avoid relegation. They could also be saved with a win by 4 or more goals and a Fortuna Düsseldorf draw. Werder Bremen has not been relegated from Germany’s top flight for 39 years.
English Premier League
Manchester United vs. Sheffield United
Wednesday, June 24 Both clubs sit outside the top four but are aiming to qualify for Champions League football. Every point matters as potentially the top five in the Premier League will qualify if Manchester City get banned from the tournament for financial violations.
Lecce vs. AC Milan
Monday, June 22 AC Milan is in contention for qualifying for Europa League football and needs to put together some wins to solidify their spot with Roma, Napoli, Hellas Verona, Parma, Cagliari, and Bologna all surrounding them in the table. Lecce is fighting to stay in Serie A and hovers around the drop zone.