Title Race Heats Up

By Cameron Andrade

As the end of the season edges closer, the title races begin to get fans on the edge of their seats. Manchester United has won their first trophy in six years, and Lionel Messi adds onto his resume. 

The English Premier League continues to heat up as the title race continues to keep the fans at the edge of their seats. As league leaders Arsenal look to end their league title drought as they fend off back to back champions Manchester City. Arsenal have not won the league since the 2003-2004 season, it would be huge if Mikel Areteta can bring a title back to the Emirates after just three seasons with the club. 

The current gap between the two teams stands at five points with 13 games remaining in the season, as they both have to face each other one more time before the season ends. Arsenal face 19th Bournemouth this Saturday as Man City face 5th place Newcastle; who will be a challenge for Man City with the title on the line.

“One of the toughest opponents we have until the end of the season,” said Man City manager Pep Guardiola in an interview. “For the quality they can do everything is brilliant, the threats and the transitions.”

Another team is not out of the title race however, that team being Manchester United; who are currently in 3rd with a game in hand and 11 points behind league leaders Arsenal.

Another league that is locked in on the title race is the Bundesliga in Germany. As only eight points separate 1st and 5th place, a league that has been dominated by Bayern Munich over the last decade has teams competing for the title. 

A surprise team who is in the mix is Union Berlin, a club that was only just promoted to the league in 2018. As their leading goal scorer, forward Sheraldo Becker looks to continue leading this team to the top of the Bundesliga, when this season they were top of the league for the first time in the clubs history.

Bayern faced off against Union Berlin last week, a game where the German giants showed their dominance. Winning the game 3-0, a game that may decide the title race later on.

Union Berlin defender Robin Knoche showed his frustration and respect for the Bayern squad after the match.

“We stood no chance.” said Knoche

In other news in the soccer world, Manchester United break their title drought with a 2-0 win over Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup Final with the goals coming from Casemiro and Marcus Rashford. This is the Red Devils first trophy in seven years, since winning the Europa League in May of 2017. Crushing Newcastle fans dream of winning their first major trophy 68 years. 

It has been a long time coming for these Manchester United fans, as they finally get another taste of a trophy.

Lionel Messi scored his 700th career goal in a 3-0 win over Marseille, becoming just the seventh player in history to score 700 goals in their career. As the Argentine continues to add to his already historic legacy.

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