Here Comes The Summer

So the five major leagues in Europe have finished for the summer, all we have left is the Champions League final and club football in England, France, Spain, Germany and Italy will be over for this season.

It has been a fantastic season with many surprise packages and a lot of exciting football.

In France you had Monaco winning the league title for the first time in seventeen years. While Paris Saint Germain didn’t win it, they won both domestic cup competitions instead making sure that even though it was a bad season for them it wasn’t a complete disaster.

In England you had Chelsea winning the Premier League after finishing tenth last season, they came back this season with a new manager in Antonio Conte and won the league in a dominate fashion. While in the domestic cups Manchester United won the league cup making it Jose Mourinho’s first trophy as Manchester United manager, and Arsenal won the FA Cup giving Arsene Wenger and Arsenal fans something to smile about after a pretty awful season for them.

In Italy it was same old same old, as Juventus won all competitions and looked incredible doing it. They do have a Champions League final to contest so still a chance for them to win their first ever treble.

While in Germany there was some surprises such as RB Leipzig putting up a title challenge and finishing second after just getting promotion last season, and what about Hoffenheim who hired 28 year old Julian Nagelsmann who helped them avoid relegation last season and get them to the Champions League this season. Thomas Tuchel won his first trophy as Borussia Dortmund manager but it doesn’t seem to have been enough as he has been sacked by Dortmund for unknown reasons at the moment. Bayern Munich won the league title for the fifth time in a row giving Carlo Ancelotti a trophy in his first season at the club.

Finally in Spain Real Madrid won the league which they hadn’t done in five years. Meanwhile in the Copa Del Rey Barcelona won the final to give their manager Luis Enrique a winning send off as he stepped down as manager after three years. Real Madrid have a chance of winning a league and Champions League double for the first time in nearly 60 years when they face Juventus in Cardiff for the Champions League final.

Although most of the leagues around Europe have finished now for the summer, there is still plenty of football for us to watch. The Champions League final is still coming up, we’ve got the Confederations Cup to look forward to in Russia and of course many leagues around Europe play during the summer, such as Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and the Republic of Ireland.