Celebration time for giants
FIFA.com rounds up all the latest news on a decisive weekend in Europe's major leagues.
La Liga: Title No31 for Real
Real Madrid could not wait for Wednesday's clasico with Barcelona to crown themselves champions in Spain. The Merengues left it late to notch their second championship triumph in a row, earning a 2-1 win away to Osasuna thanks to goals at the death from Arjen Robben and Gonzalo Higuain.
Villarreal maintained their firm grip on second place with a 2-0 win at home to Getafe, while Barcelona broke their goal drought in spectacular style, slamming six without reply against hapless Valencia at the Camp Nou.
Murcia lost 3-2 in Santander to join Levante, who were relegated last weekend, in the second division.
Top three: Real Madrid (78 pts), Villarreal (68),
Bottom three: Osasuna, Recreativo Huelva (40), Real Murcia (30), Levante (26)
Top scorers: Daniel Guiza (24 goals), Luis Fabiano (23), Raul, Sergio Aguero, Nihat Kahveci (17)
Weekend stat: Valencia are just two points off the last relegation spot after their humiliating afternoon in Catalonia. The former league champions have won just three points in their last six games.
Bundesliga: Bayern reign supreme again
Bayern Munich shrugged off the absence of Franck Ribery on Sunday to claim the title with a 0-0 draw at Wolfsburg. Drained after their European exertions, the Bavarians turned in a lacklustre performance but did just enough to get the point they needed. Remarkably, Ottmar Hitzfeld's men suffered only two defeats in landing their 21st German league title.
Currently the best of the rest are Werder Bremen, who moved into second place with a 2-0 defeat of Cottbus after Schalke 04 were held to a 1-1 draw by Hanover 96.
At the other end of the table Duisburg did their survival hopes a power of good with a 3-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen.
Top three: Bayern Munich (67 pts), Werder Bremen
(57), Schalke 04 (55)
Bottom three: Duisburg (29), Nurnberg (28), Hansa Rostock (27)
Top scorers: Luca Toni (21 goals), Mario Gomez (16), Kevin Kuranyi (15)
Weekend stat: In helping Bayern to their 21st Bundesliga shield goalkeeper Oliver Kahn and coach Ottmar Hitzfeld, two of the club's legendary figures, made they bowed out on the highest of notes.
Premier League: United put pressure back on
With Cristiano Ronaldo in sublime form again, Manchester United held their nerve to sweep West Ham aside with a 4-1 win on Saturday, the undisputed player of the season chipping in with another brace. Sir Alex Ferguson's men are now waiting for the outcome of Chelsea's visit to Newcastle on Monday evening. Should the Blues lose in the north-east, then the title will go to Old Trafford yet again.
Down in the basement Fulham clambered out of the drop zone after beating Birmingham City 2-0 in their relegation six-pointer, a result that saw Reading, 1-0 losers at home to Tottenham, slip into the bottom three.
Top three: Manchester United (84 pts), Chelsea
(81), Arsenal (80)
Bottom three: Fulham, Reading (33), Birmingham City (32), Derby County (11)
Top scorers: Cristiano Ronaldo (30 goals), Emmanuel Adebayor (24), Fernando Torres (23)
Ligue 1: Bordeaux close in, as you were at the
Suspense is the name of the game in the French top flight this season. 2-1 winners over Marseille on Sunday evening, second-placed Bordeaux sliced two points off Lyon's lead after the frontrunners were held to a nervy 0-0 draw by Nice. Nancy had good cause to celebrate l'OM's slip-up as it helped them move back into third.
At the bottom Lens, Toulouse, PSG remain locked together after the northerners fought out a goalless stalemate with Monaco and Toulouse earned a late 1-1 draw against the Parisians. Thumped 3-0 at Nancy, Strasbourg now look destined for the drop.
Top three: Lyon (73 pts), Bordeaux (71), Nancy
Bottom three: Toulouse, Lens, PSG (39), Racing Strasbourg (35), Metz (21) Top scorers: Karim Benzema (19 goals), Mamadou Niang (17), Fernando Cavenaghi, Djibril Cisse, Bafetimbi Gomis (14)
Weekend stat: Marseille suffered their fifth home defeat of the season this weekend, confirmation that the Velodrome is no longer the impregnable fortress it once was.
Serie A: Milan spoil Inter's party
Inter will have to wait before they can celebrate their third consecutive scudetto. Beaten 2-1 in the Milan derby, the pacesetters had their lead trimmed to three points after Roma produced a late flurry in Genoa to down Sampdoria 3-0. To take the chequered flag, the Nerazzurri need three points from their last two engagements against Siena and Parma, who moved back into the bottom three at the weekend.
Victory over their neighbours helped AC Milan move into fourth and a UEFA Champions League berth after freefalling Fiorentina lost 2-1 to Cagliari. Elsewhere, Siena were breathing a sigh of relief as they guaranteed their top-flight status.
Top three: Inter Milan (81 pts), Roma (78),
Bottom three: Parma (34), Empoli (33), Livorno (30)
Top scorers: Marco Borriello, David Trezeguet (19 goals), Alessandro del Piero (18)
Weekend stat: AC Milan kept up their recent revival with a fourth win in five games, Inzaghi getting his name on the scoresheet for the Rossoneri for the 199th time.
Dinamo Bucarest blew the Romanian title race wide open when they downed city rivals Steaua 2-1. With just one round of games remaining, Steaua are now a point behind leaders Cluj.