With 'We are the Champions' blaring, the champagne flowing and the commemorative tee-shirts on display, it was party time in three of Europe's top leagues as the latest champions were crowned. Meanwhile, the title race was prolonged for another week in Spain and Italy.
Premier League: Chelsea secure fourth title
Chelsea lifted the Premier League trophy for the third time in six years following an 8-0 rout of Wigan Athletic, Blues striker Didier Drogba's hat-trick capping off a memorable season as he finished as the league's top scorer. Defending champions Manchester United had to settle for second despite racking up a 4-0 home victory over Stoke City.
Arsenal enjoyed the same margin of victory over UEFA Europa League finalists Fulham (12th), while Tottenham Hotspur missed the chance to overtake the Gunners in third after losing 4-2 at Burnley but still managed to secure a UEFA Champions League qualifying-round berth. Manchester City (5th) rounded off a season of progress with a 1-1 draw at West Ham United, sixth-placed Aston Villa were defeated 1-0 by Blackburn, and Liverpool ended a disappointing campaign with a 0-0 draw at relegated Hull City to finish seventh.
Top three: Chelsea (86 points), Manchester United (85), Arsenal (75)
Bottom three: Burnley, Hull City (both 30), Portsmouth (19)
Leading scorers: Didier Drogba (29 goals), Wayne Rooney (26), Darren Bent (24)
Weekend stat: 7 – Chelsea's 8-0 win was their biggest Premier League victory of the season, as well as the fourth time the Blues' have scored seven or more in a single match (they also enjoyed 7-0, 7-1 and 7-2 wins during the course of the season).
La Liga: Top two victorious, drama continues
Once again, there was no respite at the summit as title chasers Barcelona (3-2 winners against Sevilla) and Real Madrid (5-1 winners against Athletic Bilbao) both held their nerve to set up a thrilling season finale next weekend. The Catalans remain just a single point ahead of their historic rivals at the top.
Already assured of their places in the UEFA Champions League for next season, third-placed Valencia went down 2-0 at Villarreal, with Sevilla (4th) and Mallorca (5th) also slipping to defeats, the latter 1-0 away to Deportivo La Coruna. Plenty of drama lies ahead at the other end of the table too, where Real Valladolid, Malaga, Tenerife and Racing Santander are all battling it out to avoid joining bottom side Xerez in the second tier next term.
Top three: Barcelona (96 points), Real Madrid (95), Valencia (68)
Bottom three: Tenerife, Racing Santander (both 36), Xerez (33)
Leading scorers: Lionel Messi (32), Gonzalo Higuain (27), Cristiano Ronaldo (26)
Weekend stat: 101 – the number of Liga goals Real Madrid have scored so far this season; they will be looking to top Barcelona's tally of 105 from last season on the final day.
Bundesliga: Bayern dreaming of an unprecedented treble
Freshly-crowned German champions Bayern Munich ended the 2009/10 season with a 3-1 victory over relegated Hertha Berlin and can now look forward to a potentially historic couple of weeks as they prepare to contest both the German Cup and UEFA Champions League finals. Runners-up Schalke 04 were held to a goalless draw at Mainz in the final round of domestic fixtures.
Werder Bremen snapped up third place and a Champions League qualifying-round berth with a 1-1 draw against fellow northerners Hamburg (7th). Along with Bayer Leverkusen, who finished their campaign with a 1-1 draw at Borussia Monchengladbach), Borussia Dortmund and VfB Stuttgart both qualified for next season's Europa League. There were tears for VfL Bochum, whose 3-0 defeat at home to Hannover saw them drop into the second tier together with rock-bottom Hertha. Nuremberg must now negotiate a relegation play-off tie against FC Augsburg if they are to secure their Bundesliga status for the coming season.
Top three: Bayern Munich (70 points), Schalke 04 (65), Werder Bremen (61)
Bottom three: Nuremberg (31), VfL Bochum (28), Hertha Berlin (24)
Leading scorers: Edin Dzeko (22 goals), Stefan Kiessling (21), Lucas Barrios (19)
Weekend stat: 133 – the number of Bundesliga goals scored by Bremen striker Claudio Pizarro, equalling Giovane Elber's record as the highest-scoring foreign player in the history of the German top flight.
Serie A: Inter on course for the double
Four days after their Italian Cup triumph, league leaders Inter Milan stayed on course to secure their 18th Scudetto. I Nerazzurri extended their lead over second-placed Roma, who themselves beat Cagliari 2-1, with a 4-3 victory over Chievo.
Inter's city rivals AC Milan lost 1-0 at Genoa but can start planning for next year's Champions League thanks to their three-point cushion and superior goal difference in third place. In the game of the week, Palermo (5th) and Sampdoria (4th) shared the points in a 1-1 draw, while Lazio breathed a sigh of relief after a 2-1 win over bottom club Livorno guaranteed their survival. Atalanta were the third and final club to be relegated as they lost 2-0 at Napoli.
The top three: Inter Milan (79 points), Roma (77), AC Milan (67)
Bottom three: Atalanta (35), Siena (31), Livorno (29)
Leading scorers: Antonio di Natale (28 goals), Diego Milito (21), Fabrizio Miccoli (19)
Weekend stat: 13 - following two own-goals by Thiago Motta and Andrea Mantovani, the scores were tied at 1-1 after 13 minutes of Inter's match with Chievo.
Ligue 1: Lille beat champions Marseille
An injury-time winner from Matthieu Debuchy saw Marseille succumb to a 3-2 defeat to second-placed Lille in their first match as newly-installed champions. Dethroned Bordeaux were unable to secure a place in the Champions League despite a 2-0 win against Sochaux, while third-placed Auxerre were frustrated in a goalless draw with Lens.
Montpellier continued their astonishing first season back in the top tier with a 2-1 win over Lorient, while Lyon drew 2-2 with Valenciennes. Both sides are still in with a chance of pipping Auxerre to a place at Europe's top table next term, though Lyon are slight favourites having played a game less than each of their closest competitors.
Top three: Marseille (75 points), Lille (70), Auxerre (68)
Bottom three: Le Mans (32), Boulogne (28), Grenoble (23)
Leading scorers: Mamadou Niang (17 goals), Kevin Gameiro (16), Mevlut Erding, Lisandro Lopez, Ireneusz Jelen (all 14)
Weekend stat: 7 – the number of points bottom side Grenoble have amassed in their last three outings, though it proved too little, too late for the relegated club.
In Serbia, league-leaders Partizan Belgrade can begin preparations for their victory parade after a 1-0 win over city rivals and closest challengers Crvena Zvezda put them four points clear at the top with two games remaining.
In Turkey's Super Lig, Fenerbahce maintained their place above Bursaspor at the top thanks to a 3-0 victory over Ankaragucu. The Istanbul giants are a single point ahead with one game remaining.