All to Play For? How things stand in Spain, Germany, Italy & France

The Premier League title race may well be done and dusted but there is still plenty going on in some of Europe's other leagues.

Matthew Crist

The race for the Premier League crown may well be over, but what is the story across Europe’s other top divisions?

Who has glory in their sights, what teams are keeping on the coattails of the leaders and which sides only have European qualification on their minds heading into the final straight?

We take a look at the situation in Spain, Italy, France and Germany to see what is still to play for with just a handful of games remaining.

Spain – La Liga

Eden Hazard Real Madrid La Liga

Atletico Madrid and Barcelona still have ambitions of La Liga glory this season while Real Madrid are also very much in the mix as the sides enter the final month of the season.

Atletico currently sit top of the table, but Barca have a game in hand on them – and also play Atletico in May – meaning that, if Ronald Koeman’s side win all their games, they will win the league.

But as positions in Spain’s top-flight are decided by head-to-head results rather than goal difference, Real Madrid would win the title if they finished level on points with either side – or both.

Germany – Bundesliga


Bayern Munich, who announced Julain Nagelsmann as their new head coach this week, are on the brink of a ninth consecutive Bundesliga title, knowing that one more win from their three remaining games will secure the title.

They are currently seven points clear of second-placed RB Leipzig, whose manager will be heading to Bavaria following the conclusion of this campaign on a five-year contract.

Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund – despite having Erling Braut Haaland and Jadon Sancho at their disposal – are facing a struggle to qualify for the Champions League and are outside the top four, a point behind Eintracht Frankfurt.

Italy – Serie A

Inter Milan

Inter look poised to win their first title since 2010 and are 13 points clear of AC Milan at the top – although their city rivals have a game in hand.

Going into the season Juventus were looking to make it 10 Serie A titles on the spin, but are well off the pace as their main aim now is to qualify for the Champions League as they battle with Milan for fourth place with a point separating third, fourth and fifth place.

Andrea Pirlo’s side can still finish the season with a trophy though as Juventus face Atalanta in the Coppa Italia final on 19 May.

France League Un

There’s an epic tussle at the top of the League Un between reigning champions PSG and Lille with just four games remaining.

PSG took over at the top with their victory on Saturday at Metz but three-time champions Lille fought back against Lyon on Sunday to claim victory and go a point clear again.

That means that Paris St-Germain’s fate is out of their hands with four games to go, though Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG are the only team involved who do not have to play any of their title rivals while Monaco are in third, one point behind PSG.

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