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Thank you and good night

2021-05-23T21:45:00Z

What a day to finish the domestic football season then, eh? At the end of the day, the status quo proved too hard to buck in some places - Liverpool and Juventus both came back to seal Champions League football again at the expense of their rivals, while Chelsea clung on to a place at the high table too.

But elsewhere - with Lille crowned champions of Ligue 1 and West Ham capping off a remarkable run to the Europa League in style - the sands are shifting beneath the feet of European football.

Stuff your European Super League - this is what the game can be all about. And with the matter of two club finals still to come this week, this season ain't over quite yet.

Until the next time though, thank you for joining us - and have a great week!

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Milan sign off with away record

2021-05-23T21:40:00Z

Atalanta 0-2 Milan

Napoli sack Gattuso after CL miss

2021-05-23T21:35:00Z

Napoli 1-1 Verona

Breaking news out of Napoli; president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed on Twitter that the club has parted ways with Gennaro Gattuso.

The former World Cup winner arrived in December 2019 following his exit from Milan, and led them to the Coppa Italia last term.

But evidently, the failure to qualify for the Champions League is the last straw for the club. You can read De Laurentiis' farewell missive here.

Who's next?

2021-05-23T21:30:00Z

Mbappe: PSG must remain calm

2021-05-23T21:15:00Z

Brest 1-2 PSG

Kylian Mbappe has spoken to Canal+ after PSG came up short despite comfortably running out over Brest and the France star says that emotions must be kept in check.

"We must remain calm," he said. "What should we do now? Me, I'm just a player you know. The people have seen [the results], and everyone has seen.

"We lost the title, now we have to focus on the future."

Chiellini: Top four 'impossible' result for Juve

2021-05-23T21:05:00Z

Bologna 1-4 Juventus

Giorgio Chiellini has been speaking to DAZN in the wake of Juventus' fortune-favours-the-bold gamble to reach the Champions League, and it is fair to say that he did not expect to be in such a position at the end of the day.

“We are happy for the coach, it was his first season and it was not easy. We had nothing to lose, we could only win," he says."

“We didn’t have pressure and we had the right approach. The defeat against Milan was a sort of turning point, we won four games in a row after that. It's important. I thought this was an impossible result to achieve."

Who goes where in Europe?

2021-05-23T21:00:00Z

Champions League sides confirmed

With that then, the 25 group stage coefficient spots for the Champions League have been filled - and it's a host of familiar names who will be lining up alongside Juventus, PSG, Inter, Lille and the rest.

Here's who will be going to Europe's top knockout competition for definite next term:

La Liga: Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla
Premier League: Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund, Wolfsburg
Serie A: Inter, Milan, Atalanta, Juventus
Ligue 1: Lille, PSG
Primeira Liga: Sporting CP, Porto
Russian Premier League: Zenit
Belgian First Division A: Club Brugge
Ukrainian Premier League: Dynamo Kyiv
Eredivisie: Ajax
Super Lig: Besiktas 

PSG left to rue rocky season

2021-05-23T20:56:00Z

Brest 0-2 PSG

It feels weird chalking up this campaign as a failure for PSG - after all, they snagged silverware and made it to the last four of the Champions League.

But this one stings. They surrender their almost customary grasp on the Ligue 1 title by the barest of margins and finish second. They will still be at the top of the tree, at home and abroad, next year.

For a club used to success however, it is still a bitter pill of a season to swallow.

FT: Brest 0-2 PSG

2021-05-23T20:50:00Z

It is all over in Brest - and despite their best efforts, Paris Saint-Germain can only finsih second in Ligue 1. Mauricio Pochettino loses their grip on the French crown in his first campaign at the helm.

Despite their victory, it is a hollow result. The players - Kylian Mbappe included, who looks particularly nonplussed - shake the hands of their opponents and wander from the field.

There will be a full debrief in the weeks to come but it will be curious to see how the fallout rolls from here. As for Mbappe, is that his final game in PSG colours? Only time will tell.

LILLE ARE LIGUE 1 CHAMPIONS

2021-05-23T20:48:00Z

FT: Angers 1-2 Lille

They've done it! Lille are the winners of the 2020-21 Ligue 1 title after a superb season!

Christophe Galtier's men have seen off Angers to confirm their coronation. Paris Saint-Germain, no matter what now, cannot overhaul them.

Players and staff members flood the pitch in pure jubilation. Daft Punk's One More Time blares distantly out of the speakers. It is elation of the highest order. They are deserved champions of France.

GOAL: Angers 1-2 Lille

2021-05-23T20:47:00Z

(Angelo Fulgini, 92)

Hello, what's this? Angers, deep into two minutes of injury time, have pulled one back against the presumed Ligue 1 champions.

Angelo Fulgini is the man with the finish and now Lille face a nervy final half-minute. If they somehow concede again... well, it bears not thinking about for Christophe Galtier.

JUVENTUS QUALIFY FOR THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

2021-05-23T20:46:00Z

Milan, Atalanta join Bianconeri, Napoli in Europa League

The Great Escape - of a sort - for Juventus is complete!

Andrea Pirlo's side make it to the Champions League with the final gasp of the season in their lungs. They join Milan and Atalanta, alongside champions Inter, at the top tier of European competition.

Napoli will have to settle for the Europa League.

FT: Napoli 1-1 Verona

2021-05-23T20:45:00Z

Heartbreak for the Partenopei and Gennaro Gattuso!

They hit the post in the final minute but cannot find that last gasp winner!

That means then...

FT: Atalanta 0-2 Milan

2021-05-23T20:44:00Z

That penalty wraps up things in Atalanta - and in a perverse way, it is among the best result for both sides involved.

Their place at the European high table is assured now, even for the hosts in defeat.

To paraphrase the Orcs from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, it looks like Champions League football stays on the menu, boys!

GOAL: Atalanta 0-2 Milan

2021-05-23T20:43:00Z

Franck Kessie does not miss!

That's two penalties from two converted this evening and Stefano Pioli's side will surely ensure that it is an all-Champions League affair in Europe at San Siro next season now.

PENALTY: Atalanta 0-1 Milan

2021-05-23T20:41:00Z

Would you believe it, Milan have another spot-kick!

Franck Kessie is going to get the chance in injury time to double his tally for the game and confirm Milan's place in the Champions League next year.

FT: Bologna 1-4 Juventus

2021-05-23T20:39:00Z

It's all over in Bologna, and Juventus have triumphed - without the help of Cristiano Ronaldo, no less.

But will it be enough to secure Champions League football next season? The Bianconeri wait with baited breath.

GOAL: Bologna 1-4 Juventus

2021-05-23T20:34:00Z

(Riccardo Orsolini, 85)

Don't call it a comeback - in fact, given the lateness of the game, definitely don't call it anything other than consolation.

Riccardo Orsolini has netted a response for Bologna, to add a respectable tinge to what has otherwise been a trying day at the office.

Juventus are still on course for the Champions League.

Time running out for Napoli

2021-05-23T20:33:00Z

Napoli 1-1 Verona

There's just five minutes plus injury time left for Gennaro Gattuso and his side to seize a winner against Verona.

Victory takes them to the Champions League. A draw takes them to the Europa League, letting Juventus past them.

Ecstasy and agony sit side-by-side right now, and the grains of sand in the hourglass are slipping away.

GOAL: Brest 0-2 PSG

2021-05-23T20:28:00Z

(Kylian Mbappe, 71)

Paris Saint-Germain have a second - but it is going to be too little, too late for the reigning Ligue 1 champions, whose tenure will end in just over a quarter-hour by the looks of things.

Kylian Mbappe gets some light target practice in ahead of Euro 2020, rounding the keeper and tapping into an empty net.

It is surely going to be in vain.

Serie A as it stands

2021-05-23T20:24:00Z

GOAL: Napoli 1-1 Verona

2021-05-23T20:19:00Z

(Marco Faraon, 69)

HELLO!

Marco Faraon might be about to become a cult hero in Turin! He's pulled Verona level after just nine minutes behind on the scoreboard 

Juventus are back in the top four - and the Champions League places - as things stand.

Serie A as it stands

2021-05-23T20:16:00Z

GOAL: Napoli 1-0 Verona

2021-05-23T20:11:00Z

(Amir Rrahmani, 60)

Napoli have the lead against Verona!

It's Amir Rrahmani with the goal and it might just break Juventus. Now, Gennaro Gattuso's side leapfrog the Bianconeri back in to the top four.

From Scudetto holders to the Europa League? Andrea Pirlo's side are looking at a bleak 2021-22 campaign by their standards.

GOAL: Bologna 0-4 Juventus

2021-05-23T19:56:00Z

(Alvaro Morata, 47)

Add another one to the tally for the Bianconeri!

Alvaro Morata makes it a double to keep things ticking over for Juve.

By now, surely, their result is secured - which means their future may well rest on how Napoli continue to fare against Verona.

Another spot-kick special from Kessie

2021-05-23T19:53:00Z

Atalanta 0-1 Milan

HT: Brest 0-1 PSG

2021-05-23T19:48:00Z

Angers 0-2 Lille

A superb delivery from Angel Di Maria has offset that penalty miss from Neymar - but two goals for Lille from Jonathan David and Burak Yilmaz means that Christophe Galtier's men remain in the driving seat to win Ligue 1.

Mauricio Pochettino would need Angers to find two goals - and concede no more - to have a chance in this one.

GOAL: Angers 0-2 Lille

2021-05-23T19:46:00Z

(Burak Yilmaz, 46)

Get that champagne on ice!

Strange things happen in football, but Lille fans will surely be feeling a litte less on edge right now with that.

Burak Yilmaz steps up and rolls it into the bottom-right corner.

PENALTY: Angers 0-1 Lille

2021-05-23T19:45:00Z

What a boon for the league leaders! Lille have a penalty on the stroke of half-time!

Paul Bernardoni brings down Jonathan David and there is little hesitation from the referee in awarding that one.

This, then, to double their lead...

Serie A as it stands

2021-05-23T19:40:00Z

GOAL: Brest 0-1 PSG

2021-05-23T19:37:00Z

(Romain Faivre OG, 37)

Disaster for the hosts - and a bit of a gimme for Paris Saint-Germain!

They may have blown that penalty earlier, but they don't waste this corner. Angel Di Maria has the crucial touch but it goes in off Romain Faivre in the end, the Brest man the final person to land a decisive glance as it skitters over the goal-line.

A big boost for Mauricio Pochettino, but again, his side's hopes rest with Angers further afield.

HT: Bologna 0-3 Juventus

2021-05-23T19:35:00Z

Atalanta 0-1 Milan, Napoli 0-0 Verona

It is Juventus who have given themselves the biggest shot in the arm of Champions League football in Serie A so far - and all without Cristiano Ronaldo to boot!

But the Bianconeri's hopes remain relatively in flux. If Napoli can find a goal against Verona, they will slip out of the top four again.

This really is balanced on a knife-edge.

GOAL: Bologna 0-3 Juventus

2021-05-23T19:33:00Z

(Adrien Rabiot, 45)

Juventus are absolutely cruising here!

Whatever happens, you won't be able to accuse Andrea Pirlo's side of not giving it their all. Now Adrien Rabiot gets himself on the scoresheet, with what will be one of the last plays of the half.

The Bianconeri are running rampant over their hosts.

GOAL: Atalanta 0-1 Milan

2021-05-23T19:31:00Z

(Franck Kessie, 43)

No mistake from Franck Kessie - even if his run-up appears to be some hideous disco move best left buried in the seventies.

He stutters and dances his way to the spot, then coolly slots his finish in the bottom-left corner.

Stefano Pioli punches the air.

PENALTY: Atalanta 0-0 Milan

2021-05-23T19:29:00Z

Penalty to Milan!

A huge call at Gewiss Stadium as Theo Hernandez is deemed to have been illegally felled by Joakim Maehle in the box.

A fantastic chance now for the visitors to put their top four destiny back into their own hands at the expense of their rivals.

Serie A as it stands

2021-05-23T19:25:00Z

Bologna 0-2 Juventus

GOAL: Bologna 0-2 Juventus

2021-05-23T19:20:00Z

(Alvaro Morata, 29)

Double delight for the Bianconeri!

Alvaro Morata is proving that there will be life after Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus if the Portuguese goes now, and he stretches their lead just inside the half-hour mark.

In such a congested race, every goal helps.

MISSED PENALTY: Brest 0-0 PSG

2021-05-23T19:19:00Z

(Neymar, 19)

Oh my word. OH. MY. WORD.

If Lille don't pull away against Angers yet still hang on to win the title today, then this will haunt Neymar for the rest of his career.

It's a miss to the right, after the typical build-up, and he rolls his eyes in frustration. What a let-off for Brest.

PENALTY: Brest 0-0 PSG

2021-05-23T19:18:00Z

Spot-kick for the visitors!

Angel Di Maria is trimmed down by Romain Faivre and it is just the call Paris Saint-Germain went looking for.

Who else but Neymar to take this one...

Lille edge closer to history

2021-05-23T19:15:00Z

Angers 0-1 Lille

GOAL: Angers 0-1 Lille

2021-05-23T19:10:00Z

(Jonathan David, 10)

Lille take the lead - and put one hand on the Ligue 1 title!

It's Jonathan David who finds the opener, nestling a right-footer in the bottom-left corner from the middle of the box, to give Christophe Galtier's side the best start they could ask for.

They hold on to this lead, they are champions of France, no matter what PSG do.

Rodgers on 'hugely disappointing' result

2021-05-23T19:05:00Z

Leicester 2-4 Spurs

Brendan Rodgers has offered some words on Leicester's day from hell against Tottenham, and the Northern Irishman is a much more dejected figure than the one who lifted the FA Cup the other week.

"It's hugely disappointing for us," he tells BBC Sport. "We fought so hard all season. I always said you’re judged after 38 games and unfortunately we couldn’t quite make it.

"I have nothing but pride and admiration for the players. They've constantly had things go against them with injuries. If you look at the importance of the players out today, we were able to take it down to the last game and the last 15 minutes.

KO: Brest v PSG

2021-05-23T19:00:00Z

Angers v Lille

We're also - for the last time this season - underway in Ligue 1.

Technically, this is a three-horse race - Monaco can still win the title but would need some remarkable results to go their way today.

That makes it, for all intents, a straight shootout. But who will blink first?

As it stands

2021-05-23T18:59:00Z

Bologna 0-1 Juventus

GOAL: Bologna 0-1 Juventus

2021-05-23T18:56:00Z

(Federico Chiesa, 6)

The perfect start for the Bianconeri!

Federico Chiesa is the man who lashes home after Adrien Rabiot goes close and the woodwork takes a few freakish touches.

That's just the sort of early strike that will steady the nerves of Andrea Pirlo as his side look to vault into the top four.

Paratici: Ronaldo choice tactical

2021-05-23T18:55:00Z

Bologna 0-0 Juventus

There's no injury for Ronaldo, per Fabio Paratici - today's choice is merely tactical.

“Cristiano is fine," he has told DAZN. "We played five games in fifteen days and the Coppa Italia final was very expensive.

"Together with the coach they decided that he would start from the bench and eventually enter the match in progress. It is absolutely available ”.

No last rodeo for Ronaldo?

2021-05-23T18:50:00Z

Bologna v Juventus

KO: Bologna v Juventus

2021-05-23T18:45:00Z

Atalanta v Milan, Napoli v Verona

We're underway - for the final time this season - in Serie A!

A huge few hours await the giants of Italian football. One will not be in the Champions League next year - but who?

Team News: Brest v PSG

2021-05-23T18:35:00Z

Solskjaer hails away form

2021-05-23T18:30:00Z

Wolves 1-2 Man Utd

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been talking up his side's record on the road to BT Sport, and it is fair to say that he is chuffed to bits with what they have managed this term.

"Our home form then hasn't been the greatest but what an achievement," he says. "To go a season undefeated away is something to be proud of.

"[I'm] very happy. Proud of them. They took the ball well, created chances and got the win they deserved."

How it finishes in Premier League

2021-05-23T18:25:00Z

Moyes: Hammers 'thrilled' to make Europe

2021-05-23T18:20:00Z

West Ham 3-0 Southampton

David Moyes has been speaking to Sky Sports after his side cruised to a convincing win over Southampton to seal a long-awaited return to European football, and is quite naturally in a very jovial mood.

"The praise tonight is for the players for what they’ve done this season," he says. "They’ve allowed us to be critical of them and demand improvements, and they’ve done that all year.

"We’re thrilled we’re in European competition. We go into the new season trying to play as well in the Premier League as we can, and we’ll try and enjoy the European games as well."

Ancelotti handed heaviest defeat

2021-05-23T18:15:00Z

Man City 5-0 Everton

Aguero: An honour to play for Man City

2021-05-23T18:10:00Z

Man City 5-0 Everton

The Argentine has been speaking to Sky Sports as the celebrations continue, and it is fair to say he's got nothing but kind words for the club he leaves behind.

"I want to say thanks to my team mates because they have helped me a lot - thank you for everything," he says.

"I'm a striker, my target is to score goals so I'm so happy because it's my last game so to score two goals is fantastic for me.

"When I came here the first title for me was the most important, for the club and for me, then Man City started to win more titles so I'm so happy because it's not easy to be 10 years at one club, for me it's an honour."

Ronaldo AWOL for do-or-die clash

2021-05-23T18:05:00Z

Bologna v Juventus

Massive news out of Serie A this evening, with Cristiano Ronaldo set to start from the bench for Juvnetus against Bologna.

The Bianconeri must win and hope that results go their way elsewhere tonight to seal Champions League football next season.

If the Portuguese does not get on, then will he have already played his final game in Turin?

Team News: Atalanta v Milan

2021-05-23T18:00:00Z

Atalanta XI: Gollini; Toloi, Romero, Djimsiti; Maehle, De Roon, Freuler, Gosens; Pessina, Malinovskyi; Zapata.

Milan XI: Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Kessie, Bennacer; Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz, Calhanoglu; Leao. 

Team News: Bologna v Juventus

2021-05-23T17:50:00Z

Ronaldo benched for Bianconeri

Man City are Premier League Champions!

2021-05-23T17:45:00Z

Man City 5-0 Everton

 
Fernandinho lift Premier League trophy Manhchester City
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Chelsea triumph despite low yield

2021-05-23T17:42:00Z

Aston Villa 2-1 Chelsea

Hodgson: I owe Palace so much

2021-05-23T17:40:00Z

Liverpool 2-0 Palace

Roy Hodgson - one of the last true gentlemen of football. He's been speaking to BBC Sport, and it is everything you'd expect from him after his final game in charge of Crystal Palace.

"Everything I would like to say about the team I will say tonight. It's quite incredible what the players have done," he says.

"It's been a wonderful time. I would like to pay a tribute to the coaching staff I have had around me in the last four years. They have been so good and have made my life so much easier. I was able to step back more and more and they stepped up.

"I owe so much to them. I have thanked the players but I should have spent more time thanking them too."

Kane close to Henry record

2021-05-23T17:35:00Z

Leicester 2-4 Spurs

Nuno: I will miss Wolves

2021-05-23T17:34:00Z

Wolves 1-2 Man Utd

It's not been the result that Nuno Santo wanted on his farewell game for Wolves, but the manager nevertheless is tearing up as he speaks to BT Sport.

"I promised that I would stay strong but it was very special and very emotional. I will miss it," he says.

On the reaction from fans in the ground, he adds: "It means a lot. It means football is back and it means this is the first game of the football we love with fans and atmosphere. It was special."

Klopp: Henderson fit for England

2021-05-23T17:32:00Z

Liverpool 2-0 Palace

In news sure to thrill Gareth Southgate after Kalvin Phillips picked up that knock late on, Jurgen Klopp says Jordan Henderson is ready to go for Euro 2020.

"He will be fine, I don't know if he will be in the squad but he is fine," the German told BBC Radio 5 Live. "He trained the last two days with us, he is fine.

"He can return to training as normal - he will be one of the few players in the squad who are fresh which is good news."

Klopp hails 'exceptional' Hodgson

2021-05-23T17:30:00Z

Liverpool 2-0 Palace

It was not to be on Roy Hodgson's farewell game, but that hasn't stopped Jurgen Klopp from offering fulsome praise of the departing Crystal Palace manager to BBC Radio 5 Live.

"Roy is a legend as well, very influential and important for football," the German said. "[He's] travelled the world managing, he saw very early how defending really has to work and to keep that up through his career is exceptional."

Klopp: I will miss Wijnaldum

2021-05-23T17:28:00Z

Liverpool 2-0 Palace

Jurgen Klopp has arrived from his side's celebrations, to pay tribute to Georginio Wijnaldum, after securing Champions League football once more.

"Gini Wijnaldum is leaving the club and we all love him to bits," he tells BBC Radio 5 Live. "We will miss him so much.

"With football it's normal that people leave, but I will miss him so much."

Wijnaldum will miss Liverpool fans

2021-05-23T17:26:00Z

Liverpool 2-0 Palace

A very emotional Georginio Wijnaldum has been talking with Sky Sports following that send-off, and is finding it hard to control his emotions.

"I'm fighting against tears right now," he says. "The people in Liverpool have shown me love during the five years. I will miss them, you know? I hope to have played many more years for the club but unfortunately things went different. I have to start a new adventure.

"I didn't sign somewhere else. Everyone knows in football everything can happen. The situation is right now that on 1 July I am not a Liverpool player. We will see what I will do in the next couple of weeks."

Tuchel: Chelsea 'lucky to escape'

2021-05-23T17:24:00Z

Aston Villa 2-1 Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel will be coaching Chelsea in the Champions League next season, but not through their own work on the final day. The German, naturally, is less than chuffed on the whole.

"It was our responsibility to lose today, we had enough chances," he says. "The performance was by far good enough to win the game.

"We did not score, conceded two cheap goals and it was a defeat in the end. We are lucky to escape today.

Willock high after matching Shearer record

2021-05-23T17:22:00Z

Fulham 0-2 Newcastle

Joe Willock matched Alan Shearer's old Newcastle record for consecutive goals in Premier League games today, and the Arsenal loanee is naturally riding high.

“To be in his company, I’m honoured," he tells Match of the Day. And that it's happened for this wonderful club. He has often messaged me to congratulate me and I’m sure he’ll be happy for me.

On whether he will seal a return to St James' Park, he added: “We’ll see what the future holds. I’m blessed to have had the opportunity to play for this wonderful club and I’m happy it’s gone so well."

Arsenal, like Newcastle, are not in Europe next year, to offer a quick reminder.

Allardyce ready for holiday

2021-05-23T17:20:00Z

Leeds 3-1 West Brom

Everybody remember the video where Sam Allardyce was caught giving it his best moves to Rihanna's We Found Love? Fear not, for a sequel is surely in the works now that he has finished with West Brom.

"A good holiday is next for me, that's for sure," he tells BT Sport when asked about his future. "After that I don't know.

"I'm glad I came back and I'm disappointed I haven't done what I've done previously. We stopped getting thrashed, then we started getting better but unfortunately not good enough."

Bielsa unsure on Phillips injury

2021-05-23T17:18:00Z

Leeds 3-1 West Brom

More from Marcelo Bielsa now, who admits that he is concerned about the extent of Kalvin Phillips' injury, with the England hopeful forced off with the last play of the game at Elland Road.

"I couldn't tell you if the injury is severe or not but we hope he can go to the Euros," he told BT Sport.

On his future, he added: "I have a lot of gratitude for the moments I've been here and I'm very grateful. As soon as it's resolved the club will announce it."

Bielsa hails Berardi and Hernandez

2021-05-23T17:15:00Z

Leeds 3-1 West Brom

Marcelo Bielsa, who is yet to sign a new deal at Leeds United but looks all but certain to stay, has weighed in on his first year in the Premier League in typically philosophical fashion.

"I'm happy that we have won and that Pablo Hernandez and Gaetano Berardi got such a generous send off," he tells BT Sport.

"The game could have had a smaller difference. When a team is relegated and almost everything goes against them. But in the second half we had chances that were well elaborated."

Mason: Spurs will respect Conference League

2021-05-23T17:12:00Z

Leicester 2-4 Spurs

Ryan Mason has spoken to BBC Sport, as the celebrations - of relief? - continue around him from his players, saying that Spurs will respect the Conference League for what it is.

"It's no secret - we want to finish higher. We're disappointed not to be in the Champions League," he said. "We have to respect any European competition we're in and we will. We'll have to come back stronger next season."

Wijnaldum takes farewell applause

2021-05-23T17:10:00Z

Liverpool 2-0 Palace

Georginio Wijnaldum is on his way out of Anfield for the last time - and the noise is absolutely thunderous.

The Dutchman has been a key part of Jurgen Klopp's revival on Merseyside, and he departs a well-decorated player.

He has tears in his eyes as he soaks it up. A standing ovation, much as there was at Elland Road, greets him as he departs.

Man Utd go season unbeaten on road

2021-05-23T17:08:00Z

Wolves 1-2 Man Utd

Kane wins Golden Boot for third time

2021-05-23T17:03:00Z

Leicester 2-4 Tottenham

Lost in the mad shuffle of that comeback win, but Harry Kane has won the Golden Boot for a third time in his career today.

Mohamed Salah's blank draw for Liverpool means that the England captain takes the gong for most Premier League goals this season.

Even with the overall frustration of Tottenham's campaign, it is another major achievement for the striker.

FT: Premier League round-up

2021-05-23T17:00:00Z

Man Utd, Newcastle, Sheff Utd, West Ham win

Elsewhere then, Manchester United's young guns held on to a 2-1 scoreline to deny Nuno Santo a farewell at Wolves to remember, while Steve Bruce ensured that Newcastle sent Fulham down to the Championship on a bum note in a 2-0 triumph.

Sheffield United meanwhile held on for a farewell 1-0 victory against Burnley, while West Ham confirmed their European place with a comfortable 3-0 win over Southampton.

LEICESTER QUALIFY FOR EUROPA LEAGUE, SPURS MAKE CONFERENCE LEAGUE

2021-05-23T16:58:00Z

FT: Leicester 2-4 Spurs

An absolute last-act implosion from the Foxes means that their charge for the top four ends in disaster - but their loss means it is Tottenham's gain!

Spurs, with some late heroics from Gareth Bale, finish seventh and will take part in the first-ever Europa Conference League next season.

Harry Kane - who may not be here to see it - grins like he has just won the lottery. West Ham sit between them, after their victory over Southampton, and will play in the Europa League too.

CHELSEA QUALIFY FOR THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

2021-05-23T16:57:00Z

FT: Villa 2-1 Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel's side lose at the last to Aston Villa - but they have still made the top four. They will not need to beat Manchester City next weekend to assure their spot at the high table.

They have only been saved by the work of Tottenham elsewhere however, and that will be a concern for the German. With that European date with destiny looming, he has to refocus his side.

LIVERPOOL QUALIFY FOR THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

2021-05-23T16:56:00Z

FT: Liverpool 2-0 Palace

The Reds keep their place in the European top tier!

Jurgen Klopp's side triumph thanks to a Sadio Mane double, and send Roy Hodgson packing in his final game with Crystal Palace. Fears the old Anfield supremo could spring a nasty surprise were unfounded in the end.

Mohamed Salah and James Milner both look triumphant. It is a fantastic result to end a fantastic final charge.

GOAL: Leicester 2-4 Spurs

2021-05-23T16:55:00Z

(Gareth Bale, 96)

The turnaround is complete for Tottenham Hotspur - and they will be in Europe next season!

Gareth Bale wrestles home a second at close-range and his team-mates mob him. It has been an anticlimax of a campaign for the club, but at the last, they have rescued continental football, snatching that Europa Conference League spot away from Arsenal.

Heartbreak for Leicester. They will not be heading to the Champions League next year. It's another season of Europa League football at the King Power Stadium.

FT: Man City 5-0 Everton

2021-05-23T16:54:00Z

Sergio Aguero arrived a relative unknown and leaves arguably the greatest overseas player the Premier League has ever seen.

Manchester City are champions again and their celebrations will last long into the night at the Etihad Stadium today.

Pep Guardiola may be a little more reserved though - after all, the big one is still to come.

RED CARD: Aston Villa 2-1 Chelsea

2021-05-23T16:52:00Z

(Cesar Azpilicueta, 89)

Heads have gone at Villa Park!

Cesar Azpilicueta is off for violent conduct, and Chelsea will play out injury time with 10 men!

Phillips floored at Elland Road

2021-05-23T16:50:00Z

FT: Leeds 3-1 West Brom

Oh no. Oh, no, no, no. This could be so cruel for Kalvin Phillips.

The Leeds United man has been bulldozed by Grady Diangana with literally the last play of the match - and he has stayed down on the turf in quiet agony with a shoulder injury.

The full-time whistle goes as he is helped to his feet by medical staff. With quite literally the final play of the domestic season, he may have suffered an injury that will keep him out of Euro 2020.

GOAL: Leeds 3-1 West Brom

2021-05-23T16:46:00Z

(Hal Robson-Kanu, 89)

A sting in the tail at Elland Road!

It is West Brom who will have the final word and Wales international Hal Robson-Kanu seizes on a defensive mistake to rifle home past Kiko Casilla.

A gift for the Baggies to send Sam Allardyce out with a small smile.

GOAL: Fulham 0-2 Newcastle

2021-05-23T16:46:00Z

(Fabian Schar, 89)

No mistake from Fabian Schar there!

The penalty is coolly converted and the Magpies will be signing off the season with a comfortable win at Craven Cottage.

GOAL: Leicester 2-3 Spurs

2021-05-23T16:45:00Z

(Gareth Bale, 87)

OH MY WORD!

Has Gareth Bale just booked Tottenham Hotspur's place in Europe next season? The Wales international, returned to the club where he made his name, has not been the success that many hoped for.

But with three minutes and injury time to go, he has possibly just handed them continental football for next term.

PENALTY: Fulham 0-1 Newcastle

2021-05-23T16:44:00Z

Further disaster for Fulham now.

Kenny Tete brings down Matt Ritchie and there will be no debate about the spot-kick that is awarded.

GOAL: West Ham 3-0 Southampton

2021-05-23T16:42:00Z

(Declan Rice, 86)

That will do it for West Ham!

Declan Rice puts the last bit of gloss on a fine West Ham performance that will confirm their place in Europe next season with a cool finish.

Southampton have just not been at the races today.

GOAL: Liverpool 2-0 Palace

2021-05-23T16:39:00Z

(Sadio Mane, 74)

Double delight for Sadio Mane - and that is surely Liverpool's place in the top four confirmed.

Jurgen Klopp sees his forward net his second and wheels away in celebration. Former Anfield boss Roy Hodgson's final game in charge of his boyhood club will end in defeat, it seems.

But Liverpool have completed a remarkable rise to ensure they will be back at the European high table next season.

GOAL: Man City 5-0 Everton

2021-05-23T16:36:00Z

(Sergio Aguero, 76)

HE'S DONE IT!

Sergio Aguero has broken the all-time Premier League record for most goals with a single club! He's taken the record from Wayne Rooney and Manchester United!

In what will be his final game in the English top-flight, he leaves a lasting legacy to be proud of. One of the all-time greats to grace the competition.

GOAL: Leicester 2-2 Tottenham

2021-05-23T16:35:00Z

(Kasper Schmeichel OG, 76)

FOOTBALL. INJECT IT INTO MY VEINS!

Kasper Schmeichel has come up with a howler, attempting to bunch away an inswinging corner behind a crowd of players and failing to make a clean connection.

It means the ball sails over his head, and nestles itself in at the far side of his goal. What a disaster - and it is one that puts the Foxes out of the top four as things stand again.

GOAL: Leeds 3-0 West Brom

2021-05-23T16:34:00Z

(Patrick Bamford, 79)

Cool as you like, Patrick Bamford slaps that one down the middle and Leeds make it a Premier League homecoming to remember for their supporters.

The Whites are going to be having a party all night long after this, and they've not even qualified for Europe.

Can the striker force his way into that Euro 2020 squad?

GOAL: Aston Villa 2-1 Chelsea

2021-05-23T16:33:00Z

(Ben Chilwell, 70)

Is the comeback on at Villa Park?!

Ben Chilwell has thrown Chelsea a lifeline, an absolute lifeline, in their hopes for a top four finish, firing home a finish from the left edge to hurl the Blues back into this game.

They are still fifth as it stands, but with Leicester still very much in the balance against Tottenham, this one is far from over.

PENALTY: Leeds 2-0 West Brom

2021-05-23T16:32:00Z

Okay Yokuslu has given away the handball inside the Leeds box - and the Whites will have a spot-kick!

Absolutely no argument with that call, and it will give Patrick Bamford a chance to get himself on the scoresheet today.

GOAL: Man City 4-0 Everton

2021-05-23T16:31:00Z

(Sergio Aguero, 71)

AGUEROOOOOO!

You didn't think Sergio Aguero wasn't going to sign off with a flourish, did you?

It is a fitting farewell for the outgoing king of the Etihad Stadium - and it means he matches Wayne Rooney's all-time Premier League record for most goals with a single club in the English top-flight. Everton look broken.

Can Kane rescue Spurs once more?

2021-05-23T16:30:00Z

Leicester 2-1 Spurs

Berardi and Hernandez bring curtain down at Leeds

2021-05-23T16:28:00Z

Leeds 2-0 West Brom

Lovely scenes amid all the goals across the Premier League now as Gaetano Berardi and Pablo Hernandez, with tears in their eyes, are substituted for the last time in their Leeds career.

There is a standing ovation from the Elland Road crowd, from manager Marcelo Bielsa, and hugs from both Leeds and West Brom players.

Two cult figures in West Yorkshire and giants destined to be remembered for their part in bringing the club back to the Premier League.

DISALLOWED GOAL: Aston Villa 2-0 Chelsea

2021-05-23T16:20:00Z

Chelsea thought they had pulled a vital strike back on the hour mark - but the flag is up against Cesar Azpilicueta.

VAR takes a long look, but deems him to be fractionally offside and Timo Werner's finish is - not for the first time this year - ruled out.

Another blow for the Blues. They are headed to the Europa League as it stands. They'll be left sweating on Edouard Mendy too if his early exit is more nefarious.

GOAL: Arsenal 2-0 Brighton

2021-05-23T16:18:00Z

(Nicolas Pepe, 60)

Nicolas Pepe is having a party - and Arsenal look to be heading to Europe now!

GOAL: Man City 3-0 Everton

2021-05-23T16:14:00Z

(Phil Foden, 53)

Phil Foden makes it three for Pep Guardiola's men on their title parade day!

A surefire bet for Euro 2020, the England international has well and truly helped stick the knife into Everton's European hopes today. The Toffees are surely out of the race to make the top seven now.

Carlo Ancelotti has some work to do over the summer, after such a promising start to this campaign.

GOAL: Aston Villa 2-0 Chelsea

2021-05-23T16:13:00Z

(Anwar El Ghazi, 52)

Anwar El Ghazi makes no mistake and it is a long way back for the Blues now!

PENALTY: Aston Villa 1-0 Chelsea

2021-05-23T16:12:00Z

Absolute scenes at Villa Park! It's a penalty to the hosts and Chelsea are looking down the barrel of the Europa League!

GOAL: Leicester 2-1 Spurs

2021-05-23T16:11:00Z

(Jamie Vardy, 52)

The Foxes restore their lead - and their top four spot!

PENALTY: Leicester 1-1 Spurs

2021-05-23T16:10:00Z

Oh my word, deja vu horror for Tottenham and Harry Kane!

The England captain can only stare as Sanchez chops down Jamie Vardy and his side concede another spot-kick.

VAR takes a look to make sure and the decision stands.

GOAL: Arsenal 1-0 Brighton

2021-05-23T16:07:00Z

(Nicolas Pepe, 49)

An absolutely massive goal at the Emirates Stadium - and it is one that could prove to be all the more sweet for Arsenal!

Not only has Nicolas Pepe's finish lifted them into seventh and that Europa Conference League spot, but it has done so at the expense of rivals Tottenham too.

Gunners supporters will be in dreamland if this pans out.

Kepa to the rescue for Blues?

2021-05-23T16:05:00Z

Aston Villa 0-1 Chelsea

There's been a change at the break for the visitors - and it is perhaps not the one most would expect.

Kepa is on for Edouard Mendy, as Thomas Tuche's side chase a top four spot.

The latter is off having hit his own post in the first half. Is this a precautionary measure ahead of the Champions League final?

Victory will guarentee their place but as it stands, they're banking on Tottenham's success against Leicester to keep them in.

Second halves underway

2021-05-23T16:03:00Z

The majority of games are back underway now, on the final day of Premier League action for the 2020-21 season.

There's been a few changes at the interval too, but the headline will be Patrick Bamford's arrival for Leeds, in what will be the last chance for him to press for England selection.

It seems a long shot still, but only Harry Kane has scored more goals than him among Three Lions options this season in the top flight.

Magic Mane extends Palace success

2021-05-23T15:58:00Z

Liverpool 1-0 Palace

How it stands

2021-05-23T15:55:00Z

HALF-TIME: Liverpool 1-0 Palace

2021-05-23T15:50:00Z

The whistle goes for the break at Anfield and a collective breath seems to have been released.

Liverpool have not made it plain sailing so far, but Sadio Mane's strike means that they are headed for the Champions League as it stands.

After a tough, underwhelming season, the Reds' late rally to make the top four is a reminder of the quality they possess.

GOAL: Wolves 1-2 Man Utd

2021-05-23T15:49:00Z

(Juan Mata, 49)

No mistake from Mata - and he restores the visitors' lead.

That will be that for the first half too.

PENALTY: Wolves 1-1 Man Utd

2021-05-23T15:48:00Z

VAR gives the spot-kick to the visitors! Having only just been pegged back, it is going to be an immediate chance for a response from Manchester United at Molineux.

Nuno looks furious. Juan Mata will take after Donny van de Beek drew the foul.

HALF-TIME: Leicester 1-1 Spurs

2021-05-23T15:47:00Z

How are your nerves, Foxes fans? Managed to peek out from behind the sofa, Spurs supporters?

It's tied up on equal footing at the King Power Stadium, and right now, Leicetser City and Tottenham Hotspur are both heading to Europe next year.

But it is not the competition either will want. The former are set to miss out on Champions League football again, while the latter will have to settle for the third tier of the Europa Conference League.

Every other game is also at the break - except for Liverpool and Crystal Palace, who have a whopping five minutes added on, and Wolves and Manchester United, who are waiting on a VAR call for a possible Red Devils penalty.

GOAL: Aston Villa 1-0 Chelsea

2021-05-23T15:43:00Z

(Bertrand Traore, 43)

Throw another wrinkle into this top four race - Chelsea are trailing at Villa Park!

Bertrand Traore has opened things up for Dean Smith's side, in what is the worst possible outcome for Thomas Tuchel's Blues on their own terms.

They remain in the top four for now, on goal difference with Leicester thanks to Tottenham's equaliser, but this is very hairy stuff for the Champions League finalists.

GOAL: Leeds 2-0 West Brom

2021-05-23T15:42:00Z

(Kalvin Phillips, 42)

What a free-kick that is from Kalvin Phillips!

Talk has suggested that if Jordan Henderson is fit, depsite having hardly played across the second half of the season, Gareth Southgate will leave the man they call the Yorkshire Pirlo out of his Euro 2020 side.

Take him, Gareth. He lofts a free-kick from 35 or so yards out on the left and sneaks it in at the near post with a kind bounce to wrongfoot Sam Johnstone. Absolute quality.

GOAL: Leicester 1-1 Spurs

2021-05-23T15:41:00Z

(Harry Kane, 41)

Spurs have struck back at the King Power Stadium, with an absolutely huge goal! Harry kane rides to the rescue once more!

Leicetser will not want to see this one again anytime soon. They fail to clear a corner and the England captain fires through with a powerful finish to get Ryan Mason's men back on level terms.

The Foxes' Champions League dream has just taken a punch to the gut.

GOAL: Wolves 1-1 Man Utd

2021-05-23T15:39:00Z

(Nelson Semedo, 39)

The hosts are all square at Molineux!

Nuno's farewell to the fans in the Midlands did not get off to the best start, but Nelson Semedo has picked up the script and kept the pages turning now.

A big, emotional second half is surely in store.

GOAL: Liverpool 1-0 Palace

2021-05-23T15:36:00Z

(Sadio Mane, 36)

Liverpool have the goal that could send them to the Champions League - and it's Sadio Mane who delivers the goods to the roar of the Anfield crowd!

Andy Robertson swings a corner in off the left, Roberto Firmino gets a clumsy first touch, but his fellow forward is there to rush it home at the far post, past Vicente Guaita.

It is as you were before kick-off; the Reds are back in the top four for now.

GOAL: West Ham 2-0 Southampton

2021-05-23T15:33:00Z

(Pablo Fornals, 33)

It's double delight for the Spaniard!

It's going to take something special from Saints - or a collapse of impressive proportions - for West Ham to miss out on Europe now. They're heading on a big continental tour next term as things stand.

David Moyes has weathered a lot of criticism over the years, but this one will be sweet if his side hold on for the win.

GOAL: West Ham 1-0 Southampton

2021-05-23T15:30:00Z

(Pablo Fornals, 30)

The Hammers have one foot in Europe!

There will be no Champions League football at London Stadium next term, but David Moyes' side have given themselves the best possible shot of making sure they don't miss out on the continent entirely, thanks to Pablo Fornals.

Willock matches Shearer record

2021-05-23T15:28:00Z

Fulham 0-1 Newcastle

GOAL: Sheff Utd 1-0 Burnley

2021-05-23T15:24:00Z

(David McGoldrick, 24)

It's curtains for the Blades, but they're not going to go down without a fight - and they lead at Bramall Lane!

David McGoldrick is the man who has found his mark against Sean Dyche's side, to ensure that Paul Heckingbottom's team can give the home fans something to cheer about.

GOAL: Fulham 0-1 Newcastle

2021-05-23T15:23:00Z

(Joe Willock, 23)

There's an opener at Craven Cottage, where the hosts are playing for pride - but it is their former relegation rival who have seized it!

Joe Willock's future on Tyneside remains up in the air, but Magpies fans would surely love to see the Arsenal loanee stay. He has hit form at just the right moment to keep his side firing, and has done so again.

Steve Bruce gives a cheeky grin. He likes that one.

INJURY: Leicester 1-0 Spurs

2021-05-23T15:21:00Z

They may have their noses in front, but Leicester have a problem - Wesley Fofana is going to have to make an early exit.

He limps off at this early juncture and is in tears. Nampalys Mendy is the man who will replace him.

A headache for the Foxes so soon after seizing the lead.

GOAL: Leicester 1-0 Spurs

2021-05-23T15:18:00Z

(Jamie Vardy, 18)

First blood to the Foxes!

GOAL: Leeds 1-0 West Brom

2021-05-23T15:17:00Z

(Rodrigo, 17)

What a welcome back to fans in the Premier League for Leeds United!

They've been waiting over a decade-and-a-half for this one - and it is Rodrigo, leading the line in place of Patrick Bamford, who has provided it!

After being denied early on, Marcelo Bielsa's man have their lead.

PENALTY: Leicester 0-0 Spurs

2021-05-23T15:16:00Z

Absolutely huge scenes at the King Power Stadium - Leicester City have got themselves a spot-kick!

Toby Alderweireld sticks out his leg and brings down the former England international, and VAR confirms the call.

This could be a huge boost for the Foxes' top four hopes - and a major blow for Tottenham's European aspirations.

GOAL: Man City 2-0 Everton

2021-05-23T15:15:00Z

(Gabriel Jesus, 14)

The Toffees' European hopes look to be dead and buried already!

Never mind a chocolate orange, the visitors' defence is breaking apart like a Crunchie dropped on the floor after being taken out of the fridge. At this rate, Manchester City won't be needing Sergio Aguero to snatch a goal here.

Gabriel Jesus finds the back of the net, with an effort that will do absolutely no harm for his chances of starting the Champions League final in just under a week.

GOAL: Wolves 0-1 Man Utd

2021-05-23T15:13:00Z

(Anthony Elanga, 13)

A first senior goal for Anthony Elanga in only his second game for the Red Devils!

Having made his debut against Leicester earlier this month, he's opened the scoring on the road for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's relative second-string side to ruin Nuno's farewell encounter at Molineux.

Dan James - who will be hoping to feature against Villarreal - tees up the assist.

GOAL: Man Cit 1-0 Everton

2021-05-23T15:12:00Z

(Kevin De Bruyne, 11)

An early blow for Everton's European hopes at the Etihad Stadium!

Kevin De Bruyne is fed by Riyad Mahrez and clatters a right-footed effort in from outside the box that beats out Jordan Pickford, in the sort of sign that England fans won't be too thrilled to see in a month or so at Euro 2020.

The Toffees' defence has cracked there like a chocolate orange hit with a large spoon. Carlo Ancelotti will be less than impressed.

Reds turn early screw on Palace

2021-05-23T15:11:00Z

Liverpool 0-0 Palace

Liverpool know that - a huge scoreline swing for Leicester against Spurs aside - their place in the Champions League next season remains firmly within their own grip.

But this is slippy territory, the final day of the season, when strange things happen. So far, they're seeking to ward that off by ramping up the pressure on Roy Hodgson and his visitors.

The Eagles are holding firm for the moment.

DISALLOWED GOAL: Leeds 0-0 West Brom

2021-05-23T15:06:00Z

(Jack Harrison, 6)

Elland Road absolutely erupts - but the flag goes up against Jack Harrison!

The Manchester City loanee looked to have fired the Whites in front on their return home in front of their loyal fans, but Rodrigo's last touch amid a sweeping delivery is deemed to have been from an offside position.

It's a promising early sign for the hosts though. Patrick Bamford, rested for the first time this season, sits on the bench today of course, another one nursing distant Euro 2020 hopes.

Last gasp audition for Euro 2020?

2021-05-23T15:05:00Z

Arsenal 0-0 Brighton

Speculation has mounted that, if Harry Maguire fails to recover from his ligament damage in time, Ben White could be a surprise call-up for Gareth Southgate and England this summer.

But really, a lot of Three Lions hopefuls will be making their final case today across the Premier League. With 26 spots up for grabs, there may still be some wriggle room on this final day.

FT: Inter 5-1 Udinese

2021-05-23T15:02:13Z

Antonio Conte's side end the season on a high as the champions sign off with an emphatic 5-1 win. Goals from Ashley Young, Christian Eriksen, Ivan Perisic, Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku sealed the celebration at San Siro.

Young Inter Udinese
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Here. We. Go! 🔥

2021-05-23T15:00:00Z

The final matchday of the 2020-21 Premier League season is under way!

'Grealish will be ready for the Euros'

2021-05-23T14:53:28Z

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith is confident that Jack Grealish will be firing on all cylinders in time for the European Championship as he continues his comeback.

"I believe Jack will be ready for the Euros, he is proving that," Smith told Sky Sports. "He proved that with 72 minutes the other night and hopefully he can go and prove that again on Sunday."

Tuchel provides Kante update

2021-05-23T14:49:21Z

Thomas Tuchel is hopeful that N'Golo Kante will be fit for next week's Champions League final against Man City.

"I think he will join us on Wednesday training to be ready for Saturday," Tuchel told Sky Sports. "I think he would not have had the chance even if it was the last match today, it simply was two or three days too early."

Kante could be fit for the Champions League final

2021-05-23T14:38:34Z

N'Golo Kante is out of today's Chelsea squad with a muscle injury, but our correspondent Nizaar Kinsella says he is expected to be in contention for the Champions League final next weekend.

Aguero's last hurrah 💙

2021-05-23T14:30:00Z

Of course, today will also be Sergio Aguero's swansong at Manchester City and it's sure to be an emotional occasion for the Argentine.

"He has five titles in total, along with two FA Cup winner’s medals, six League Cup triumphs and three Community Shields to make him the most decorated player in the club’s history.

"Happily, there will at least be some fans back in the Etihad for his final appearance on Sunday to give him the farewell he deserves."

Read Jonathan Smith's piece on Aguero's final farewell here.

Will it be one more battle with Barcelona next season? 👀  We'll just have to wait and see!

TEAMS: Wolves vs Man Utd

2021-05-23T14:18:20Z

Manchester United certainly have an eye on the Europa League final. It's also Nuno Espirito Santo's last game in charge.

Wolves XI: Patricio, Boly, Saiss, Coady, Ait-Nouri, Semedo, Neves, Dendoncker, Moutinho, F. Silva, Adama.

Man Utd XI: Henderson, Bailly, Tuanzebe, Telles, Williams, Matic, Amad, James, Mata, Elanga, Van de Beek.

Here's what's on the line today 👀

2021-05-23T14:15:00Z

We'll try to keep it simple...

PREMIER LEAGUE

Man City may have secured the Premier League title and Man Utd are guaranteed second, but Chelsea, Liverpool and Leicester are fighting for Champions League football.

Chelsea, who play Aston Villa, start the day in third place with 67 points. Liverpool and Leicester are tied on 66 points each, but the Reds have a better goal difference. Jurgen Klopp's side take on Crystal Palace (in what will be Roy Hodgson's last-ever game) and Brendan Rodgers' men play Tottenham.

The side narrative of St Totteringham's Day and north-London enmity will also play out this afternoon, with Arsenal - who play Brighton - hoping to leapfrog ther rivals Spurs, though things are very much out of the hands of Mikel Arteta's side.

SERIE A

Inter are already champions, but the make-up of second to fifth is changeable. Second-place Atalanta play third-place AC Milan, who need to win if they want to leapfrog the Bergamo side. Juventus take on Bologna in their last game and not only do they need to win, but they also need results elsewhere to go in their favour, not least Napoli's encounter with Verona.

LIGUE 1

The identity of the Ligue 1 champions will be decided today, with Lille, Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco all in the mix. Lille currently lead the pack on 80 points, one more than PSG, so they'll be desperate for victory against Angers. Mauricio Pochettino's side, meanwhile, must get a result against Brest and hope that Lille slip up. Monaco are three points behind Lille and even if results go their way, they'll need luck to make up for their goal difference.

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool 2020-21
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TEAMS: Arsenal vs Brighton

2021-05-23T14:14:01Z

Granit Xhaka is back for the Gunners...

Arsenal XI: Leno, Chambers, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Xhaka, Partey, Pepe, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang.

Brighton XI: Sanchez, White, Webster, Dunk, Burn, Bissouma, MacAllister, Trossard, Gross, Moder, Jahanbakhsh.

TEAMS: Aston Villa vs Chelsea

2021-05-23T14:10:33Z

Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho will look to keep Jack Grealish quiet today.

Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Konsa, Hause, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Nakamba, Traore, Grealish, El Ghazi, Watkins.

Chelsea XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, T. Silva, Rudiger, James, Kovacic, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount, Werner, Pulisic.

TEAMS: Leicester vs Spurs

2021-05-23T14:08:04Z

Harry Kane leads the line, with Gareth Bale on the bench.

Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Castagne, Fofana, Soyuncu. Albrighton, Ndidi, Tielemans, Thomas, Maddison, Iheanacho, Vardy.

Tottenham XI: Lloris, Doherty, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Winks, Dele, Bergwijn, Son, Kane.

TEAMS: Man City vs Everton

2021-05-23T14:04:59Z

Sergio Aguero begins his final game at the Etihad as a Man City player on the bench.

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Foden, Sterling, Jesus.

Everton XI: Pickford, Holgate, Digne, Doucoure, Godfrey, Keane, Davies, Allan, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Sigurdsson.

TEAMS: Liverpool vs Crystal Palace

2021-05-23T14:02:24Z

Jordan Henderson and Diogo Jota on the bench.

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Williams, Phillips, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Thiago, Mane, Salah, Firmino.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Cahill, Tomkins, Mitchell, Kouyate, Riedewald, McCarthy, Townsend, Ayew, Zaha.

Which teams are playing today? 📅

2021-05-23T14:00:00Z

Here's a taste of who's in action...

PREMIER LEAGUE

⚽️  Arsenal vs Brighton - 4pm

⚽️. Aston Villa vs Chelsea - 4pm

⚽️. Leicester vs Tottenham - 4pm

⚽️. Liverpool vs Crystal Palace - 4pm

⚽️  Man City vs Everton- 4pm

⚽️. Wolves vs Man Utd - 4pm

SERIE A

⚽️. Inter vs Udinese - 2pm

⚽️. Atalanta vs AC Milan - 7:45pm

⚽️. Bologna vs Juventus - 7:45pm

⚽️  Napoli vs Verona - 7:45pm

LIGUE 1

⚽️. Angers vs Lille - 8pm

⚽️. Brest vs PSG - 8pm

⚽️. Lens vs Monaco - 8pm

⚽️  Lyon vs Nice - 8pm

HT: Inter 2-0 Udinese

2021-05-23T13:53:03Z

Italian champions Inter kicked off earlier at 2pm against Udinese and they're 2-0 up, cruising. Ashley Young and Christian Eriksen got the goals.

Jota & Henderson boost for Liverpool

2021-05-23T13:52:00Z

Liverpool have confirmed that Diogo Jota and Jordan Henderson are in their 20-man panel for today's game against Crystal Palace.

Not only is that a boost for the Reds, it'll also come as a major relief to Portugal and England, with concerns about the pair's fitness lingering ahead of Euro 2020.

Read more!

It's the final day of the season!

2021-05-23T13:50:00Z

Greetings and salutations! The final day of season is here in the Premier League, Serie A and Ligue 1.

What a year it has been. We've seen hegemonies and records broken, new challengers upsetting the old order and a few familiar faces will soon be moving on to new challenges.

Atletico Madrid clinched La Liga glory on the final day yesterday, while Robert Lewandowski set a new goal high as the Bundesliga also concluded on Saturday.

England, Italy and France will follow Spain and Germany by bringing the curtain down today and there is still plenty to play for.

Stay tuned to Goal for all the news and updates as they happen on the final day of Premier League, Serie A and Ligue 1 seasons.