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Bundesliga wrap: Schalke gets Naldo stunner to win RevierDerby

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USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie and Schalke got the better of his countryman Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund as Sunday’s Revierderby highlighted the Bundesliga’s weekend docket.

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Schalke 2-0 Borussia Dortmind

Peter Stoger’s BVB honeymoon is over, and the manager will be under fire after a derby loss in Gelsenkirchen which featured a stunning goal from Naldo.

The Brazilian made it 2-0 with a hammered finish on Sunday, adding to Yehven Konoplyanka’s opener and sending Schalke four points clear of third-place Bayer Leverkusen and fourth-place BVB.

Here’s Schalke boss Domenico Tedesco: “I’m really happy for the team and for our fans. We wanted to show a reaction after the Hamburg defeat, and we succeeded. I have to praise every player today.”

McKennie played 18 minutes off the bench for Schalke, while BVB’s Pulisic went 90 minutes and covered more ground than any teammate and only behind Schalke’s Guido Burgstaller and Alessandro Schopf for the game.

Bayern Munich 5-1 Borussia Monchengladbach (Saturday)

Jupp Heycknes’ Bavarians have already won the league and spent the midweek cruising to a Champions League semifinal, but that doesn’t mean they’ll rest on their laurels.

Down 1-0 on a Josip Drmic goal, Bayern rattled off goals from Sandro Wagner (2), David Alaba, Thiago Alcantara, and Robert Lewandowski (of course, his 27th of the season) to finish the weekend 20 points clear of the field.

Elsewhere
Wolfsburg 0-0 Augsburg — Friday

Saturday
Hoffenheim 2-0 Hamburg — Bobby Wood not in 18; Gnabry scores
Stuttgart 1-1 Hannover 96
Bayer Leverkusen 4-1 Eintracht Frankfurt — Volland hat trick
Hertha Berlin 2-1 Koln

Sunday
Werder Bremen 1-1 RB Leipzig: Everton’s Lookman scores for RBL

STANDINGS

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Home Away PTS
 Bayern Munich 30 24 3 3 81 22 59 13-2-0 11-1-3 75
 FC Schalke 04 30 16 7 7 47 33 14 9-4-2 7-3-5 55
 Bayer Leverkusen 30 14 9 7 55 37 18 7-5-3 7-4-4 51
 Borussia Dortmund 30 14 9 7 57 41 16 8-4-3 6-5-4 51
 RB Leipzig 30 13 8 9 45 42 3 8-4-3 5-4-6 47
 1899 Hoffenheim 30 12 10 8 55 42 13 9-4-2 3-6-6 46
 Eintracht Frankfurt 30 13 7 10 41 37 4 7-4-4 6-3-6 46
 Mönchengladbach 30 11 7 12 39 48 -9 7-4-4 4-3-8 40
 Hertha BSC Berlin 30 9 12 9 35 35 0 5-6-4 4-6-5 39
 VfB Stuttgart 30 11 6 13 27 35 -8 8-4-3 3-2-10 39
 FC Augsburg 30 9 10 11 38 40 -2 5-4-6 4-6-5 37
 Werder Bremen 30 9 10 11 34 36 -2 6-5-4 3-5-7 37
 Hannover 96 30 9 9 12 38 44 -6 7-3-5 2-6-7 36
 VfL Wolfsburg 30 5 15 10 30 37 -7 2-8-5 3-7-5 30
 SC Freiburg 29 6 12 11 26 48 -22 5-6-4 1-6-7 30
 FSV Mainz 05 29 6 9 14 30 47 -17 5-3-6 1-6-8 27
 Hamburger SV 30 5 7 18 23 48 -25 4-4-7 1-3-11 22
 1. FC Köln 30 5 6 19 29 58 -29 3-4-8 2-2-11 21

Ligue 1: Depay’s goal streak hits 5 games; Lyon reeling in Monaco

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MONACO (AP) Lyon won at Dijon 5-2 and moved within one point of second-place Monaco in the French league on Friday.

Lyon’s sixth straight league win kept them level on points with fourth-place Marseille.

The team finishing second qualifies automatically for next season’s Champions League, while the team in third goes into the playoffs. After this weekend, there will be four rounds remaining.

Memphis Depay has scored or created 12 of Lyon’s 16 last goals.

The Netherlands forward opened the scoring in the fourth minute with a close-range volley, and set up the fourth goal for winger Bertrand Traore in the 77th.

Depay almost scored another, just failing to reach right back Rafael‘s cross in the 50th. Midfielder Houssem Aouar followed up and his strike was turned into his own net by defender Valentin Rosier.

Lyon’s other goals came from forwards Nabil Fekir in the 53rd and Maxwell Cornet in the 82nd.


MONACO (AP) — After losing the French title last weekend, Monaco is in danger of throwing away second place after losing at Guingamp 3-1 on Saturday.

The defeat leaves Monaco just one point ahead of Lyon and Marseille as the three sides chase an automatic place in the Champions League with four games left.

Monaco was thrashed by champion Paris Saint-Germain 7-1 last Sunday and the defense leaked easily again, albeit with a little help from one of its defenders.

A makeshift Monaco fell behind midway through the first half after Brazilian defender Jemerson was given a red card for stopping a shot on the line. He was sent off and veteran forward Jimmy Briand netted from the penalty spot for mid-table Guingamp.

Monaco capitulated and trailed 3-0 after 47 minutes. Defender Almamy Toure replied in vain with a consolation goal midway through the second half.


Marseille crushed Lille 5-1 to join Lyon on 69 points. Lyon, which won at Dijon 5-2 on Friday for a sixth straight win, has a better goal difference.

Marseille also has the Europa League and plays the first leg of its semifinal at home to Austrian side Salzburg next Thursday. But Lyon has only Ligue 1 to think about.

Still, Marseille is also brimming with confidence these days, especially winger Florian Thauvin.

He scored twice against Lille to extend his career-best league tally to 19. Greece striker Kostas Mitroglou also netted twice, and forward Lucas Ocampos completed the rout against 19th-place Lille.

In other matches: Amiens won against Strasbourg 3-1; struggling Toulouse beat Angers 2-0, and last-place Metz drew at home to Caen 1-1.

PSG is at Bordeaux on Sunday. Also, Nice is at home to Montpellier, and Saint-Etienne takes on Troyes.

UEFA says Europa League trophy not damaged after being stolen

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NYON, Switzerland (AP) UEFA says the Europa League trophy was not damaged after being stolen in Mexico.

The silverware was at a promotional event in the central city of Leon when it was reported by authorities to have been taken from a vehicle.

The theft came ahead of the semifinals of Europe’s second-tier club competition.

UEFA says the “Europa League trophy was in Mexico for a partner event and got briefly stolen. It was quickly recovered and has suffered no damages.”

In the semifinal first legs next week, Arsenal plays Atletico Madrid and Marseille takes on Salzburg.

Serie A: Roma prep for Liverpool by beating SPAL; Benevento win at Milan

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A roundup of all of Saturday’s action in Italy’s top flight…

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SPAL 2013 0-3 Roma

A few hours after a reserves-heavy Liverpool side played last-place West Bromwich Albion to a 2-2 draw in the Premier League, Roma, the Reds’ UEFA Champions League semifinal foes beginning Tuesday, hammered 17th-place SPAL on the back of goals scored by Radja Nainggolan and Patrik Schick.

Roma shocked the world — and Barcelona — to reach the semifinals, but still have a battle on their hands to finish inside Serie A’s top-four and qualify for next season’s Champions League. Following Saturday’s victory, Eusebio Di Francesco’s side is three and four points clear of fourth- and fifth-place Lazio and Inter Milan, respectively, though both of the chasing sides play on Sunday.

AC Milan 0-1 Benevento

The 2017-18 season has treated AC Milan, who spent massively last summer, far worse than Roma. Following Sunday’s home defeat to first-year top-flight (and last-place) side Benevento, Gennaro Gattuso’s side sits sixth (final automatic Europa League place) and lead seventh-place Atalanta, who play on Sunday, by just two points.

Pietro Iemmello scored the game’s only goal in the 29th minute.

Elsewhere in Serie A

Sassuolo 1-0 Fiorentina

Sunday’s Serie A schedule

Cagliari vs. Bologna — 6:30 a.m. ET
Lazio vs. Sampdoria — 9 a.m. ET
Chievo vs. Inter Milan — 9 a.m. ET
Atalanta vs. Torino — 9 a.m. ET
Udinese vs. Crotone — 9 a.m. ET
Juventus vs. Napoli — 2:45 p.m. ET

Barcelona cruise past Sevilla, lift historic 4th straight Copa del Rey

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MADRID (AP) Barcelona became the first team in 85 years to win four straight Copa del Rey titles after blowing away Sevilla 5-0 in the final on Saturday.

Luis Suarez scored twice, and Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, and Philippe Coutinho also made the scoresheet for Barcelona’s record-extending 30th Copa triumph, and sixth in the last decade.

Sevilla was trying to win a sixth Copa and save a season which will end without any trophies and maybe not even a place in the Europa League next season.

The final took place at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in the capital amid the ongoing political turmoil involving Catalonia’s bid for independence.

There were jeers by part of the Barcelona crowd when the national anthem was played, but the boos were largely subdued by the reaction of the numerous Sevilla fans in the crowd. Spain’s King Felipe VI smiled and saluted the fans after the anthem.

No other team had won four Copa titles in a row since Athletic Bilbao from 1930-33. The only other team to do it was Real Madrid from 1905-08.

Barcelona lost a chance to win the treble when it was eliminated by Roma in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, but it is three points away from winning the Spanish league.