Very little actually got cleared up over the weekend in Liga MX in terms of teams making the playoffs. And that is fine. With just one round of games in the regular season to go, there is plenty still at stake ahead of what will be a volatile last round of matches.
Even down in the relegation battle between Leones Negros and Puebla, nothing was defined, while Leon's poor form continues to be an embarrassment for a club that was on top just one year ago.
The wait and the stress is all over for three teams who have booked their place in the 2015 Liga MX Clausura Liguilla: Veracruz, Tigres and Atlas are the teams already holding tickets to the postseason. There are also ten more clubs with a shot at the remaining five playoff spots.
Whether as an individual effort, or as a key part of a squad push, here are the players who stood out this past week in Mexico's penultimate match-day to make the Liga MX Best XI.
"It's always a little special going back to Italy as a 'foreigner,'" mused Carlo Ancelotti after the draw for the Champions League semi-finals. Particularly to Juventus. The Real Madrid manager's relationship with his former club is a complicated one.
As a boy, he supported fierce rivals Inter. His childhood hero was their fantasista, Sandro Mazzola. Later, as a Roma player, he was involved in a series of bitterly contested title races with them in 1981, '83, '84 and '86. Then upon moving to Milan,...
The Champions League semifinals kick off on Tuesday. Here is a statistical look at both matches this week, complete with Soccer Power Index (SPI) projections:
Juventus vs. Real Madrid (Tuesday)
Real Madrid and Juventus are ranked third and fourth among the semifinalists according to SPI. As a result, each received its best possible draw for the remainder of the tournament. Real Madrid would have been an underdog against both Bayern Munich and Barcelona, but is instead a 62 percent favorite to...
Well, thank God that's over, and by "that," I mean the worldwide conspiracy to stop Chelsea from Mayweathering us to death by boredom. Now that they have mercifully wrapped up this season's Premier League title, we get to enjoy three blissfully Mourinho-bleating-free weeks followed by the only game that matters anyway: the FA Cup final.
In the interim, the David Moyes imposter with the Dutch accent is trying desperately to keep Brendan Rodgers employed as United try to hand the final Champions...