Hoffenheim, Ronaldo, Totti: 5 Moments From This Weekend of World Football You Might Have Missed

While this weekend of football action gets us one week closer to the inevitable end of the season, some serious stuff happened on the football pitches of the world this weekend.   Here's five things to know from this week of football around the world! And 26! Now aged 37 and exiled in Qatar since 2015, Xavi Hernandez won his first trophy with Al-Sadd as the club lifted the Qatar Cup this weekend, after a 2-1 victory over El Jaish. That's Xavi's 26th club trophy. In Holland, Vitesse Arnhem,...

Bundesliga: Bayern Lifts 5th Consecutive as Hoffenheim Gets Historic Ticket to Champions League

Beer time! 


In a crucial weekend of Bundesliga action, Bayern Munich absolutely crushed Wolfsburg (0-6) to assure themselves a fifth consecutive title, the 27th of their history. The title came after two exciting news this week squad-wise: the completed signing of Kingsley Coman and the contract extension of Thiago. 


Munich's coach Carlo Ancelotti also made history, becoming the first ever manager to win four of Europe's top five championships (Serie A in 2002-03, Premier League in 2009-10, Ligue 1 in 2012-13 and Bundesliga in 2016-17). Remind me how he was kicked out of Real Madrid for Rafael Benitez again? 


This 31st round of BuLi also sealed the top four who will compete in the Champions League next season, and it includes Hoffenheim and their 29-year-old manager Julian Nagelsmann. This will be Hoffenheim's first ever appearance in the Champions League. Now, they will have to fight for third place against Dortmund in the last three games of the season. Congrats!  

Ligue 1: Balotelli Equals His Best Goal Tally

Monaco is going to win the title this season, and they can thank Nice for it. 


In Ligue 1's main event of the weekend, Nice kept their home invincibility and brought down an unbeaten PSG side who were unbeaten in the league in 2017. Nice's great evening began with a goal from their star striker Mario Balotelli, who reached an impressive 14 league goals this season thanks to this one, equalling his career best in a season (2013-14 Serie A with AC Milan). 


Nice, bringing legends back to life since...well, since last season really. 


Anyway, with this defeat, Paris drops three way-too-crucial points in the title race and with Monaco still having a game in hand, it's more than likely that they will lift the trophy this season. 


A season made brilliant also thanks to the emergence of Kylian Mbappé. Monaco's prodigy scored once again this weekend against Toulouse (1-3), becoming the youngest player ever to reach 15 league goals in European top five (18 years, 130 days). Not bad for a first season. 

Serie A: Lazio Ruins Totti's Party in Derby Della Capitale Win

In what can possibly be considered the most beautiful jersey of all time, Roma celebrated Francesco Totti's 25 years at the club and...well, they lost. 


Still second in the league, AS Roma did however certainly say goodbye to their chances of winning the title with this defeat. On the other side, Lazio secured their fourth place with a brace from Baldé Diao Keita, who became the first player to score a brace in a Derby Della Capitale since Roberto Mancini in 1998. 


Anyway, the only thing that we want to remember from this game is what will certainly be some of the last moments of Totti in a definitely beautiful Roma shirt. SPQR is history, let's make it SPQRFT (Senatus Populusque Romanus et Francesco Totti, The Roman Senate and People and Francesco Totti).

La Liga: Legen...wait for it...DARY.

They're just out of this world, aren't they? A week after Lionel Messi made history scoring his 500th goal with Barcelona, Cristiano Ronaldo just casually broke a 46-year-old record this weekend like it was nothing. 


While Real Madrid won their way back on top of La Liga for a few hours, Ronaldo scored one of his team's two goals against Valencia (2-1). It was his 367th league goal, which makes him the highest goalscorer in Europe's top five leagues - one goal ahead of Jimmy Greaves 366.


Just so you realise how huge this is: Greaves scored 366 in 528 games, Ronaldo managed to do the same in only 483 games (0.76 goal per game). He scored three goals for Sporting, 84 for Manchester and 280 for Real Madrid. Just...wow. 

Rest of The World: Xavi Wins His First Qatar Trophy, Vitesse Arnhem Wins First Major Trophy in 125 Years

And 26! 


Now aged 37 and exiled in Qatar since 2015, Xavi Hernandez won his first trophy with Al-Sadd as the club lifted the Qatar Cup this weekend, after a 2-1 victory over El Jaish. That's Xavi's 26th club trophy. 


In Holland, Vitesse Arnhem, well known as Chelsea's hiding place for young talents, won the KNVB Cup, the Dutch cup, which is the first major trophy since the club's creation...125 years ago. Arnhem did win some minor trophies, but it's the first in the highest level of Dutch football. Congratulations! 

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