For more than an hour, Liverpool believed in it. And was about to thank Steven Gerrard, former legend of the Reds and now coach of Aston Villa. As the title of champion of England was being played on Sunday May 22, during the 38ᵉ and last day of the 2021-2022 season, Aston Villa scared Manchester City and offered the title temporarily to the Reds. But the Citizens overturned everything in less than ten minutes to win (3-2) and win a third title of champion of England in four years.
In 2012, Manchester City won their first title of the 21st century in the very last seconds of the season thanks to a goal from Sergio Agüero. This time, the Skyblues supporters have won their eighth England title and will be able to thank Ilkay Gündogan. Entering the game when City was trailing by two goals fifteen minutes from the end of the match, the German midfielder changed everything, scored twice and allowed the Etihad Stadium to explode with joy. With Rodri’s goal in addition, the title was acquired.
Liverpool say goodbye to their quadruple dreams
A fourth title of champion of England for Pep Guardiola at the head of City. The Spanish coach, who was seen very moved at the final whistle as the club’s supporters invaded the lawn, certainly thought he was reliving the nightmarish scenario of the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid. But his team, Premier League leaders since December, managed to return to character against Aston Villa and then hold on.
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Winner of Wolverhampton on his lawn (3-1), Liverpool will therefore not achieve the quadruple that the club was aiming for this season. After winning the English League Cup and then the FA CUP, the Reds dreamed of this feat if successful in the Premier League and C1. They will have to settle for a hat-trick if they manage to win against Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 28 at the Stade de France. Manchester City, for its part, can breathe. The scenario was crazy, the victory is all the more beautiful.
AC Milan champion of Italy thanks to a double from Olivier Giroud
Eleven years that AC Milan has been waiting for this. Italian champion for the last time in 2011, the rossoneri club won the 19ᵉ Serie A title in its history on Sunday May 22, thanks to a convincing success on the lawn of Sassuolo (3-0). The Milanese had to win on this 38ᵉ and last day of the Italian championship, so as not to see their rivals Inter Milan, defending champions, pass them by.
The Rossoneri did not shake and completed the deal in thirty minutes, thanks in particular to two goals from Olivier Giroud. The French striker is thus crowned Italian champion for his first season in Serie A. This title comes to devote the work of Stefano Pioli, coach of AC Milan since October 2019, whose coming to the club had been greatly criticized by the supporters. Inter Milan, who won for the honor against Sampdoria (3-0), finished 2ᵉ, two points behind AC Milan.