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This weekend's permutations: Who can be crowned champions, win promotion or suffer relegation?

This weekend's permutations: Who can be crowned champions, win promotion or suffer relegation?
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Ahead of this weekend's action, Sports Mole rounds up which teams could be crowned champions, win promotion or suffer relegation from the top leagues across Europe.

Domestic leagues across Europe have now entered the business end of the season, with battles at the top and bottom of standings now close to reaching their conclusions.

While some titles and relegation scraps have already been decided, others are going down to the wire in thrilling fashion.

That includes the Premier League title race, which will be decided on Sunday when Arsenal need a slip-up from Manchester City in order to pip them to top spot, and that is not the only top-flight crown that could be settled this weekend.

A thrilling Women's Super League title race sees two teams go into the final day level on points, while a record-breaking Galatasaray team could also be coronated this weekend.

Elsewhere, relegations could be confirmed in the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and the Turkish Super Lig.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up all of the permutations from around Europe's top leagues for this week, and outlines exactly what each club needs to do to fulfill those possibilities.



What could be decided across Europe this weekend?

SERIE A PERMUTATIONS

Serie A bottom 7

Who could be relegated from Serie A this weekend?

  • Sassuolo will be relegated if they lose to fellow relegation rivals Cagliari on Sunday. A draw would also see them relegated if Frosinone then avoid defeat at Monza later in the day.
  • Empoli could also be relegated this weekend if they lose to Udinese in another huge six-pointer, Frosinone and Cagliari both win, and Hellas Verona avoid defeat.

  • KEY FIXTURES

    Sassuolo vs. Cagliari (Sunday, May 19 | 11.30am)
    Monza vs. Frosinone (Sunday, May 19 | 2pm)
    Udinese vs. Empoli (Sunday, May 19 | 2pm)
    Salernitana vs. Hellas Verona (Monday, May 20 | 5.30pm)


    What has already been decided?

    Bayer Leverkusen players celebrate winning the Bundesliga with the trophy on April 14, 2024© Reuters

    Premier League

  • Manchester City won an unprecedented fourth successive Premier League title on May 19 courtesy of a 3-1 win over West Ham United.
  • Sheffield United were relegated from the Premier League on April 27 following their 5-1 defeat at the hands of Newcastle United.
  • Burnley were relegated on May 11 following a 2-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur.
  • Luton Town became the third and final side relegated from the Premier League following a 4-2 defeat at Fulham on May 19.



  • La Liga

  • Real Madrid were crowned champions on May 4 after beating Cadiz and seeing Barcelona lose 4-2 to Girona.
  • Almeria suffered relegation from La Liga on April 27 courtesy of a 3-1 home loss to Getafe.
  • Granada were relegated on May 11 after Mallorca beat Las Palmas.
  • Cadiz were relegated on May 19 after Mallorca drew 2-2 with Almeria.


  • Bundesliga

  • Bayer Leverkusen won the Bundesliga title for the first time in their history with a 5-0 hammering of Werder Bremen on April 14.
  • Darmstadt were relegated on April 28 following a 1-0 defeat to Hoffenheim.
  • Koln were relegated on May 18 following a 4-1 defeat to Heidenheim.



  • Serie A

  • Inter Milan won their 20th Serie A title on April 22 courtesy of a dramatic 2-1 win over city rivals AC Milan - the first time the title has ever been decided in a Milan derby.
  • Salernitana became the first team to be relegated following their 3-0 loss to fellow strugglers Frosinone on April 26.
  • Sassuolo suffered relegation on May 19 following a home defeat to Cagliari.



  • Ligue 1

  • Paris Saint-Germain were crowned champions on April 28 after Monaco were beaten 3-2 by Lyon.
  • Clermont were relegated from Ligue 1 on May 12 following a 1-0 home defeat to Lyon.
  • Lorient were relegated in heartbreaking fashion on May 19 despite beating Clermont 5-0, with Metz surviving at their expense by virtue of scoring more away goals in their head-to-head meetings.


  • Championship

  • Leicester City secured an immediate return to the Premier League on April 26 after promotion rivals Leeds United fell to a 4-0 defeat at Queens Park Rangers. The Foxes were then crowned champions on April 29 following a 3-0 win over Preston North End.
  • Ipswich Town were promoted back to the Premier League on the final day after a 22-year absence, beating Huddersfield Town to secure second place.
  • Rotherham United were relegated from the Championship on April 5 following a 1-0 defeat to Plymouth Argyle.
  • Huddersfield were officially relegated as a result of their defeat to Ipswich Town on the final day of the season, although they were effectively already down heading into that match.
  • Birmingham City became the third team to be relegated from the Championship on the final day of the season, despite beating Norwich City 1-0.



  • League One

  • Portsmouth sealed promotion to the Championship and secure the League One title with two games to spare on April 16 courtesy of a 3-2 win over Barnsley.
  • Derby County earned the second automatic promotion place on the final day of the season courtesy of a 2-0 win over Carlisle United
  • Carlisle United were relegated from League One on April 6 following a 2-0 defeat to Northampton Town.
  • Fleetwood Town were relegated on April 20, despite a 1-0 win over Leyton Orient, with Burton Albion's 3-2 triumph over Reading on the same day keeping them out of reach.
  • Port Vale were also relegated on April 20 courtesy of a 2-0 loss to Bolton Wanderers.
  • Cheltenham Town became the fourth and last team to be relegated, losing to Stevenage on the final day of the season.



  • League Two

  • Stockport County earned promotion from League Two on April 13 courtesy of a 2-0 win over Morecambe. They then wrapped up the title on April 16 by thrashing Notts County 5-2.
  • Wrexham also earned their place in League One next season on April 13, thrashing Forest Green Rovers 6-0 to secure back-to-back promotions in style
  • Mansfield became the third and final team to earn automatic promotion from League Two on April 16, beating Accrington Stanley 2-1 to guarantee a top-three finish.
  • Forest Green Rovers were relegated from the Football League on April 16 after Colchester United's win over Grimsby Town.
  • Sutton United suffered relegation on the final day of the season following an action-packed 4-4 draw with MK Dons.



  • National League

  • Chesterfield were promoted from the National League on March 23 courtesy of a 3-0 win over Boreham Wood.



  • Scottish Premiership

  • Celtic were crowned champions for a 54th time courtesy of a 5-0 hammering of Kilmarnock on May 15.
  • Livingston were relegated from the Scottish Premiership on May 4 following a 4-1 loss to Motherwell, coupled with Ross County beating Hibernian.


  • Primeira Liga

  • Sporting Lisbon were crowned champions on May 5 after Benfica fell to defeat at the hands of Famalicao.
  • Vizela were relegated on May 3 following a 1-0 defeat to Moreirense.
  • Chaves were relegated on May 10 following a 1-0 loss to Famalicao.



  • Eredivisie

  • PSV Eindhoven were crowned champions on May 5 following their 4-2 triumph over Sparta Rotterdam.
  • Vitesse were relegated from Eredivisie for the first time in 35 years on April 19, after being deducted 18 points for repeatedly failing to meet licensing requirements.
  • Volendam were relegated on May 5 after losing 4-1 to Ajax.



  • Turkish Super Lig

  • Istanbulspor became the first team to be relegated from the Turkish Super Lig following a dramatic late 2-1 defeat to Fatih Karagumruk on April 20.
  • Fatih Karagumruk were relegated on May 19 after losing 3-1 to Gaziantep.


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