A comprehensive record of recent events around the world
Friday May 12
ENGLAND: A Michy Batshuayi goal gives Chelsea a 1-0 win at West Bromwich Albion and clinches the Premier League title with two games to spare.
Saturday May 13
AUSTRIA: Red Bull Salzburg beat Austria Vienna 1-0 to seal a fourth consecutive title.
CYPRUS: APoeL seal a fifth straight title with a 3-1 victory over arch-rivals omonia Nicosia.
GERMANY: Ingolstadt draw 1-1 at Freiburg and are relegated, while David Alaba and Arjen Robben score in stoppage time as Bayern Munich come from behind to beat RB Leipzig 5-4.
ITALY: Frosinone’s 2-1 defeat at Benevento means SPAL will play in Serie A next season for the first time in 49 years.
PORTUGAL: Benfica claim a fourth successive Portuguese title for the first time in their 113-year history with a 5-0 victory over Guimaraes.
RUSSIA: At 43, Lokomotiv Moccow assistant manager Dmitri Loskov comes on as a sub in their 4-0 win against orenburg and becomes the second-oldest player to play in the Russian top flight.
ROMANIA: Viitorul beat CFR Cluj 1-0 and finish the season level on points with FCSB, formerly Steaua Bucharest, but win the title due to their better head-to-head record.
SOUTH AFRICA: CAF Champions League holders Mamelodi Sundowns begin their defence of the trophy with a goalless draw at home to Saint George of ethiopia.
URUGUAY: Defensor Sporting beat Fenix 2-1 to win the Torneo Apertura by a point from Nacional.
USA: Toronto extend their winning streak to a club record six games by beating Minnesota United 3-2.
WALES: Bangor City end the european hopes of student side Cardiff Met with a 1-0 victory in the Premier League play-off Final to claim a place in the europa League.
Sunday May 14
ARGENTINA: With a game in hand, River Plate move within four points of leaders Boca Juniors after winning 3-1 in the Superclasico.
ENGLAND: Hull City lose 4-0 at Crystal Palace and are relegated. Tottenham Hotspur beat Manchester United 2-1 in the last game at White Hart Lane before it is demolished.
HOLLAND: Dirk Kuyt scores a hat-trick as Feyenoord beat Heracles 3-1 to claim a first Dutch title since 1999. Ajax win 3-1 at Willem II with a side whose average age is 20 years and 139 days – the youngest in eredivisie history.
SPAIN: Despite beating hosts eibar 1-0, Sporting Gijon are relegated. Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice and passes the 400-goal mark for Real Madrid as they beat Sevilla 4-1.
Monday May 15
BRAZIL: With reports in Spain suggesting he has an agreement to join Real Madrid in two years time, 16-year-old Vinicius Junior – who made his Flamengo debut in a 1-1 draw with Atletico Mineiro on Saturday – signs a contract with the Brazilian club that raises his release clause from 30m to 45m.
Tuesday May 16
WALES: eleven minutes after being called into Wales’ squad for the Toulon tournament, Sheffield United’s David Brooks withdraws – and is named in england’s squad for the same competition.
Wednesday May 17
CZECH REPUBLIC: Fastav Zlin beat second-tier side opava 1-0 to win the Czech Cup for the first time.
FRANCE: Monaco beat Saintetienne 2-0 to secure their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years.
GREECE: With Panathinaikos leading 1-0, their Champions League play-off game against PAoK is abandoned when the visitors’ coach, Vladimir Ivic, is hit by a bottle thrown from the crowd.
ITALY: Juventus beat Lazio 2-0 to win the Italian Cup for a record third successive season.
LATVIA: Ventspils beat Riga on spot-kicks after drawing 2-2 in the Latvian Cup Final.
MACEDONIA: After a goalless draw, Pelister beat holders Shkendija on penalties in the
Macedonian Cup Final.
NORTH KOREA: The Asian Cup qualifier between North Korea and Malaysia is postponed for a second time due to “Geo-political tension” and “safety and security” issues.
RWANDA: Rayon Sports claim the Premier League title with a 2-1 win over Mukura.
SOUTH AFRICA: Mamelodi Sundowns’ 2-2 draw with Maritzburg United means Bidvest Wits are Premier Soccer League champions for the first time.
Thursday May 18
ENGLAND: The FA votes in favour of retrospective bans for players found guilty of diving or feigning injury as of next season.
GREECE: Owner of Greek champions Olympiakos, shipping magnate Evangelos Marinakis, completes his purchase of English second-tier side Nottingham Forest.
NEW ZEALAND: Skipper Winston Reid will miss the Confederations
Cup to undergo an operation for a knee injury. Striker Chris Wood will be captain in his absence.
SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Premier League champions Al Ahli added the King’s Cup with a 3-2 victory over Al Ahli in the Final.
SWEDEN: The Allsvenskan game between Gothenburg and AIK is postponed after the Swedish FA claims an AIK player was “offered a considerable sum” in an alleged match-fixing attempt.
Friday May 19
ENGLAND: Arsenal’s majority shareholder, Stan Kroenke, is reported to have turned down a £1billion takeover bid from Alisher Usmanov, who holds a 30 per cent stake in the club.
IVORY COAST: New coach Marc Wilmots persuades Hertha Berlin striker Salomon Kalou to come out of international retirement.
QATAR: Jugurtha Hamroun scores in injury time as Al Sadd beat Al Rayyan 2-1 in the Emir Cup Final
SPAIN: A goal from sub Nacho Diaz in the sixth minute of added time gives Spain a 2-2 draw with England before they go on to win the European Under-17 Championship Final on penalties.
UAE: Romanian coach Dan Petrescu parts company with Al Nasr after they lose 3-0 to Al Wahda in the President’s Cup Final.
Saturday May 20
ALBANIA: Kukesi are champions of Albania for the first time, sealing the league title with a 2-0 victory over Skenderbeu, who had won the previous six championships.
CHILE: Having overhauled Colo Colo with one game to go, Universidad de Chile clinch the Clausura title with a 1-0 win at home to San Luis.
GERMANY: Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso play their last game before retiring as Bayern Munich beat Freiburg 4-1. Luca Waldschmidt scores the winning goal on his 21st birthday as Hamburg beat Wolfsburg 2-1 to avoid a relegation/ promotion play-off.
HONDURAS: Marco Tulio Vega scores twice as Motagua win 4-1 at Honduras Progreso in the first leg of the Clausura Final.
MALAYSIA: Danish striker Ken Ilso scores twice as Kedah win the Malaysia FA Cup Final with a 3-2 victory over Pahang.
MALTA: Floriana win the FA Trophy with a 2-0 win over Sliema Wanderers in the Final.
SAN MARINO: La Fiorita beat Tre
Penne 2-1 in the play-off Final. USA: Dallas’ unbeaten start to the MLS season ends with a 1-0 loss to San Jose Earthquakes.
Sunday May 21
coSTA ricA: Herediano win 2-0 at Saprissa to claim the Verano Final 5-0 on aggregate.
croATiA: Rijeka beat Cibalia 4-0 to win the Croatian title for the first time in their history.
domiNicAN rePUblic: Cibao are crowned Caribbean Club Champions for the first time with a 1-0 victory over San Juan Jabloteh of Trinidad & Tobago in the Final.
GibrAlTAr: Europa win 2-0 at Glacis United to claim the title and deny Lincoln Red Imps a world record 15th championship in a row.
iNdiA: CK Vineeth scores twice in extra time as Bengaluru beat Mohun Bagan 2-0 in the India Federation Cup Final.
iTAlY: Juventus clinch a record sixth consecutive Serie A title with a 3-0 victory over Crotone.
ScoTlANd: Celtic beat Hearts 2-0 to become the first team to complete a Scottish top-flight season unbeaten for 118 years.
SerbiA: Partizan win the league for a record-equalling 27th time by beating Mladost Lucani 5-0.
SPAiN: Atletico Madrid play their last-ever game at the Vicente Calderon and beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1. Real Madrid clinch their first league title since 2012 with a 2-0 victory at Malaga.
Monday May 22
eNGlANd: David Moyes resigns as manager of Sunderland, who won just six of their 38 Premier League games and were relegated.
irAQ: In the first continental match to be played in the country since 2013, AFC Cup holders Al Quwa Al Jawiya draw 1-1 with fellow Iraqi side Al Zawraa in the first leg of the West Asia Zonal semi-final.
PorTUGAl: Porto part company with coach Nuno Espirito Santo by mutual agreement.
SPAiN: Angel Maria Villar is re-elected unopposed as Spanish federation president for an eighth consecutive term in office. Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell is arrested in a money-laundering operation.
Tuesday May 23
brAZil: Chapecoense are docked three points for fielding a suspended player in a Libertadores Cup game against Argentina’s Lanus, who now progress to the
ENGLAND: Former Australia striker Harry Kewell, who played in the Premier League for Leeds United and Liverpool, is named manager of League Two side Crawley Town. Sam Allardyce resigns as manager of Crystal Palace and says: “I have no ambitions to take another job.”
FRANCE: Montpellier appoint a new coach in Michel Der Zakarian, who won the French Cup and League Cup during his 10 years as a player with the club.
SPAIN: Real Madrid confirm they will sign 16-year-old Flamengo forward Vinicius Junior for 45m in July 2018. Ernesto Valverde steps down as coach of Athletic Bilbao.
Wednesday May 24
ARMENIA: Shirak beat Pyunik 3-0 to claim the Armenian Cup for a second time.
BULGARIA: Botev Plovdiv deny Ludogorets the double with a 2-1 victory in the Bulgarian Cup Final.
CYPRUS: Apollon Limassol retain the Cyprus Cup with a 1-0 win over league champions APOEL.
ENGLAND: Manchester United will play in next season’s Champions League after beating Ajax 2-0 in the Europa League Final.
FRANCE: Monaco sign 20-year-old midfielder Youri Tielemans from Anderlecht for € 23m.
LIEChtENStEIN: Vaduz, who play in the Swiss league, extend their world record by winning the Liechtenstein Cup for a 45th time, beating Eschen-Mauren 5-1.
SPAIN: Lionel Messi loses an appeal against a suspended 21month prison sentence for tax fraud. However, the Barcelona star is unlikely to serve jail time as sentences for non-violent offences under two years can be served under probation according to Spanish law.
Thursday May 25
DENMARk: Copenhagen beat city rivals Brondby 3-1 in the Danish Cup Final to secure the double.
ENGLAND: Championship club Norwich City appoint Borussia Dortmund reserve-team coach Daniel Farke as their new manager. Marco Silva quits as manager of Hull City, who were relegated from the Premier League.
hOLLAND: The second half of the Eredivisie play-off game between MVV and Roda JC is held up for half an hour as rival fans clash. The game eventually ends goalless.
ISRAEL: Bnei Yehuda beat Maccabi Tel Aviv on penalties after a goalless draw in the State Cup Final.
MOLDOVA: Sheriff win the Cup for a record-extending ninth time with a 5-0 victory over Zaria Balti.
SWItZERLAND: Basle complete their fourth double of the past decade, beating Sion 3-0 in the Swiss Cup Final.
Friday May 26
ENGLAND: Manchester City sign Monaco’s Portuguese playmaker Bernardo Silva for £43m.
Saturday May 27
ENGLAND: Arsenal win the FA Cup for a record 13th time with a 2-1 victory over Chelsea.
FRANCE: Issa Cissokho’s 91stminute own goal gives Paris SaintGermain a 1-0 victory over Angers in the French Cup Final.
GERMANY: A penalty from PierreEmerick Aubameyang settles the German Cup as Borussia Dortmund beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1.
MEXICO: Javier Hernandez scores in a 2-1 defeat by Croatia to become Mexico’s all-time top scorer with 47 goals.
PANAMA: Tauro beat defending champions Arabe Unido 1-0 in the Clausura Final.
SCOtLAND: Celtic beat Aberdeen 2-1 in the Cup Final to complete the treble and become the first Scottish side to go unbeaten in domestic football all season.
SPAIN: Barcelona give departing coach Luis Enrique a winning sendoff as they beat Alaves 3-1 to win the Copa del Rey.
tANZANIA: Simba are crowned Cup winners with a 2-1 victory over Mbao in extra time.
Sunday May 28
ARMENIA: Alashkert retain their league title with a 3-1 win at home to Shirak.
BOSNIA: Zrinjski Mostar win the league title for the third time in four years with a 3-0 victory over Sloboda Tuzla.
hONDURAS: At least four people are killed and many others injured in a stampede during the Clausura play-off Final in which Motagua beat Honduras Progreso 3-0 to win 7-1 on aggregate.
ItALY: Francesco Totti appears as a sub to make his 786th and final appearance for Roma as they beat Genoa 3-2 to ensure qualification for next season’s UEFA Champions League group stage.
MALI: Defending champions Mali beat Ghana 1-0 to retain the Under-17 African Nations Cup.
MEXICO: Guadalajara win a record-
equalling 12th Liga MX title, beating Tigres 4-3 on aggregate in the Clausura Final.
TURKEY: Senol Gunes is the first Turkish coach to win successive league titles as Besiktas beat Gaziantepspor 4-0 to claim the championship for a 15th time.
Monday May 29
BULGARIA: Bogdan Dochev, the assistant referee who failed to spot Diego Maradona’s “Hand of God” goal against England at the 1986 World Cup, dies aged 81.
ENGLAND: Huddersfield Town beat Reading on penalties after a 0-0 draw to seal a place in the top flight for the first time since 1972.
GERMANY: Wolfsburg retain their place in the Bundesliga with a 1-0 win at Eintracht Braunschweig, giving them a 2-0 victory on aggregate in the promotion/ relegation play-off.
ITALY: Luciano Spalletti is sacked by Roma after leading the club to second spot in Serie A.
SPAIN: Barcelona appoint Ernesto Valverde as coach, while Mauricio Pellegrino steps down at Alaves.
Tuesday May 30
ENGLAND: Having won the FA Cup for a record seventh time at the weekend, Arsene Wenger agrees to remain as Arsenal manager for another two years.
GERMANY: A crowd of 62,200 see former Bundesliga champions 1860 Munich relegated to Germany’s third tier after they lose a play-off against Jahn Regensburg.
Wednesday May 31
ITALY: Milan striker Gianluca Lapadula scores a hat-trick on his debut as a young, experimental Italy side thrashes San Marino 8-0.
JAPAN: J.League holders Kashima Antlers sack coach Masatada Ishii the day after they are eliminated from the AFC Champions League by Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande on away goals.
PERU: Melgar are crowned Torneo de Verano champions after beating Universidad Tecnica de Cajamarca on penalties in the Final after drawing 2-2 on aggregate.
TURKEY: Konyaspor win the Turkish Cup for the first time, beating Istanbul Basaksehir on penalties in the Final.
Thursday June 1
ARGENTINA: Jorge Sampaoli leaves Sevilla to take charge of Argentina’s national side. AUSTRIA: Red Bull Salzburg
beat Rapid Vienna 2-1 to win the Austrian Cup and complete a fourth consecutive domestic double.
irAQ: Playing a first international game on home soil since 2013, Iraq beat Jordan 1-0 in Basra.
rUSSiA: Zenit appoint Roberto Mancini as coach on an initial three-year contract.
Friday June 2
FrANce: Olivier Giroud becomes the first player to score a hat-trick for France in 17 years as they thrash Paraguay 5-0 in Rennes.
Saturday June 3
SPAiN: Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 and become the first team to win back-to-back Champions League Finals.
Sunday June 4
eNGlANd: Chelsea’s Eden Hazard will miss the start of next season after breaking his right ankle during training while on international duty with Belgium.
HollANd: Wesley Sneijder equals Edwin Van der Sar’s record of 130 caps for Holland in a 5-0 win over Ivory Coast.
PolANd: Legia Warsaw clinch their 12th Polish title with a 0-0 draw at home to Lech Poznan.
SPAiN: Antoine Griezmann says he will stay at Atletico Madrid in the wake of the club’s transfer ban being upheld.
Monday June 5
cHiNA: Former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote collapses while training with second division side Beijing Enterprises and dies after being rushed to hospital.
eGYPT: Al Ahly terminate the contract of Souleymane Coulibaly after the Ivorian striker refuses to return to Egypt, claiming the club treated him “like a slave”.
iTAlY: Giuliano Sarti, who kept goal for the Internazionale side that won the European Cup in 1964 and 1965, dies aged 83.
Tuesday June 6
GerMANY: Peter Bosz leaves Ajax to replace Thomas Tuchel as coach of Borussia Dortmund.
TUrKeY: National captain Arda Turan is kicked out of a training camp in Slovenia and announces his international retirement hours later. Angry at the criticism of his performance at Euro 2016 last summer, reports claim he tried to attack a journalist who was flying back with the squad after a 0-0 draw away to Macedonia.
Four in a row...Benfica are Portuguese champions once again after beating Guimaraes 5-0
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