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Klopp’s unique 6, Lewandowski’s record 7, Chelsea’s painful 3


Liverpool winning the FA Cup headlined another exciting weekend as Europe’s top leagues start to wind down for the season. A 93rd minute goal helped RB Leipzig pull off a draw (vs Arminia Bielefeld) and join Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund and champions Bayern Munich as Bundesliga’s representatives in next year’s UEFA Champions League. Manchester City were held to a draw by West Ham, keeping the Premier League title race alive for the final weekend. Meanwhile, AC Milan and Inter Milan both won, meaning Inter needs to win vs Sampdoria and hope that Sassuolo defeats AC Milan for them to beat their neighbours to the title.

By The Numbers has the best numbers from the weekend action:

FA Cup

1

Liverpool are the first team to win the League Cup and the FA Cup in the same season multiple times. They also achieved the feat in 2000-01.

1

Chelsea become the first team to lose both the League Final and the FA Cup Final in the same season since Middlesbrough in 1996-97

2

Jurgen Klopp has become only the second manager to win the European Cup/Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup and the English top-flight title, all with the same English club along with Sir Alex Ferguson.

3

Before Chelsea, the last team to lose 3 straight FA Cup finals was Newcastle (1974, 1998, 1999). Chelsea, though, are the first team in FA Cup history to lose in the final in three straight seasons.

6

Jurgen Klopp’s 6 titles tie Gerard Houllier for 4th-most in Liverpool history. All 6 of Klopp’s titles with Liverpool have come in 6 different competitions.

Premier League

1

This was Man City’s first point earned in a PL game that it trailed by 2+ goals since March 2012 vs Sunderland (was down 3-1 in the 80th minute and drew 3-3 with goals in the 85th and 86th minute).

15

Watford’s home loss today they have now set the PL record for most league home losses in a season with 15. The also have another rather unfortunate record – the 46 goals they have conceded at Vicarage Road this season in the PL is the most at home by any side in a single campaign in the competition, and the most by any top-flight side overall since 1960-61 (Newcastle 49, Chelsea 48).

Bundesliga

7

Robert Lewandowski has finished a Bundesliga season as the top goal scorer for the seventh time, equalling the record set by Gerd Muller. He scored 35 goals in the league.

49

Bayern Munich have scored 49 away goals in the Bundesliga this season, setting a new record for most away goals by any side within a single season in the division.

Serie A

20

Lautaro Martínez became the sixth player in Inter’s history to score 20 goals in a single Serie A season before turning 25, after – and this is some list of names – Giuseppe Meazza, Sandro Mazzola, Antonio Angelillo, Ronaldo and Mauro Icardi.

83

AC Milan have picked up 83 points so far in the current Serie A season. Only in 2005/06 (88) did they do better in a single campaign in the three points-for-a win era.

LaLiga

3

Sevilla have now qualified for the Champions League in three consecutive seasons via LaLiga for the first time in their history.

17

Antoine Griezmann is on a 17-game scoreless streak for club and country, his longest since a 21-game streak in 2010 when he played for Real Sociedad (last scored on Jan. 6 in Copa del Rey, his last league goal was on Nov. 28)

(Stats courtesy: ESPN Stats and Information Group)



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