Author`s name Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

Montpellier wins Ligue

Montpellier wins the French Ligue 1; Académica de Coimbra wins the Portuguese Cup against Sporting CP and enters next season's Europa League; KF Tirana wins the Albanian Cup; Napoli wins Coppa Italia against Juve; Salzburg does the double in Austria; Hearts wins the Scottish Cup...

Champions 2011-2012

Spain: Real Madrid; Portugal: FC Porto; Italy: Juventus; Germany: Dortmund; Russia: Zenit St. Petersburg; Netherlands: Ajax; Scotland: Celtic; Turkey: Galatasaray AS; Greece: Olympiacos FC; England: Manchester City; Albania: KS Skënderbeu; Belgium: RSC Anderlecht; Slovakia: Zilina; Austria: Salzburg; Romania: CFR 1907 Cluj; Moldavia: Sheriff; Cyprus: AEL Limassol;

French Ligue 1

Montpellier guaranteed first place and the French Championship with a 1-0 win over third-placed Lille, while PSG beat Rennes 3-0. Lyon drew 1-1 at Ajaccio, Bordeaux crowned a magnificent end-of-season with a 1-0 win over Lorient, a team which did just enough in the first part of the Championship to guarantee its place in next year's Ligue 1. Saint-Étienne lost 3-2 at Nancy.

French Ligue 1 after 38 games  
1. Montpellier Hérault 82
2. Paris Saint-Germain FC 79
3. LOSC Lille Métropole 74
4. Olympique Lyonnais 64
5. FC Girondins de Bordeaux 61
6. Stade Rennais 60

7. AS Saint-Étienne 57

Total: 38 games

Portuguese Primeira Liga

Académica (Coimbra) wins the Cup, beating Sporting CP 1-0 in the final. Marinho scored the only goal of the match on 4'. Curiously, Académica already had its passage to the Europa League guaranteed despite finishing third from bottom of the Portuguese Primeira Liga and avoiding the drop by one place - because its accounts with UEFA were in order, unlike all the other teams above it with the exception of the handful of clubs in the pack at the top of the league. Anyway as winner of the Cup, Académica is in next year's Europa League.

Primeira Liga after 30 games 
1. FC Porto 75  
2. SL Benfica 69
3. SC Braga 62
4. SC Portugal 59
5. Marítimo 50 
6. Vitória SC (Guimarães) 45

7. CD Nacional 44

Total: 30 games

English Premier League after 38 games 

1. Manchester City 89
2. Manchester United 89
3. Arsenal 70 
4. Tottenham  69
5. Newcastle United 65
6. Chelsea FC 64
7. Everton FC 56

Total: 38 games

Spanish Primera Liga after 38 games  


1. Real Madrid 100
2. FC Barcelona 91

3. Valencia CF 61  
4. Málaga CF 58

5. CA Madrid 56
6. Levante UD 55
7. CA Osasuna 54

Total: 38 games

Italian Serie A after 38 games  

1. Juventus 84
2. AC Milan 80
3. Udinese Calcio 64

4. SS Lazio 62

5. SSC Napoli 61
6. FC Internazionale Milano 58 
7. AS Roma 56

Total: 38 games

German Bundesliga after 34 games  
1. Borussia Dortmund 81

2. FC Bayern Munchen 73

3. FC Schalke 04 64
4. VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach 60
5. Bayer 04 Leverkusen 54
6. VfB Stuttgart 53

7. Hannover 96 48

Total: 34 games

 

Russian Premier

Zenit is the champion as the Russian Premier League tries a new experiment: to have a Summer break.

Russian Premier League - Accumulated after 44 games 2011-2012 and 5 games 2012-2013

1. FC Zenit St. Petersburg 88 points
2. FC Spartak Moskva 75 points
3. PFC CSKA Moskva 73 points

4. FC Dinamo Moskva 72 points
5. FC Anzhi Makhachkala 70 points

6. FC Rubin Kazan 68 points

7. FC Lokomotiv Moskva 66 points 

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

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