#BayernMunich showed just how not to take penalties (who would have ever thought that for a german team??) as they missed every penalty in the shootout defeat to #Dortmund in the #DFBCup and end their dreams of a treble. But given how they’ve been playing and with the loss of #Ribery and #Robben to injuries, combined with #Barcelona’s blistering form (they thrashed #Getafe 6-0 today), even a double seems unlikely as they face the Catalan giants in the semi finals of the #ChampionsLeague. For an otherwise rubbish season for #BVB, getting a victory (and an important one at that) against the team responsible for their ill-fortune, could not have come at a better time, especially for their outgoing Manager #Klopp’s farewell month (just look at this burn for #Pep), who will likely be managing in the #EPL next season. Speaking of which, another dismal performance by #Liverpool in a 1-0 loss at #HullCity means that #ManchesterUnited’s horrible defensive show #Everton in a 3-0 loss, will have little bearing on the top 4 ChampionsLeague spots as #Arsenal could only draw 0-0 at home to visiting Champions-elect #Chelsea and #City’s undeserved 3-2 win over a battling #AstonVilla mean the top 4 are now practically decided with just the order of 2, 3 and 4 to play for. For United, it’s going to be a busy summer if they have to overhaul their defensive 3rd to be ale to mount a challenge for the title next year.
Over in the #SerieA #Juventus had another slip up in a 1-2 loss to #Torino is their local derby, which hurt only their ego, with the title battle now too far beyond 2nd placed #Lazio’s reach. The real turn in fortune has been the 2 back-to-back wins for #Inter (2-1 against #Roma and the same scoreline away to #Udinese) as they move to 7th and are knocking on #Europa doors, a feat that seemed impossible not 2 months ago for this once powerful European Club.
In France, #PSG struck form after their disappointing exit from the Champions League putting 6 past #Lille and 3 past #Metz as they put 3 points between them and 2nd placed #Lyon in the defense of their title.