The ‘big three’ South African clubs had mixed results as the league season began this weekend with title-holders Mamelodi Sundowns winning, Kaizer Chiefs drawing and Orlando Pirates losing.
Arsenal’s Premier League title hopes were seemingly snuffed out on Sunday as they lost 3-0 at home to Brighton. While Manchester City look set for their 5th title in 6 years, as they beat Everton 3-0.
Barcelona won La Liga for the first time since 2019 by thrashing Espanyol 4-2 on Sunday, wrestling the title back from rivals Real Madrid.
Kevin de Bruyne and Vinicius Junior found the back of the net as Real Madrid and Manchester City drew 1-1 in their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg encounter on Tuesday.
Orlando Pirates scored an extra time winner against arch rivals, Kaizer Chiefs to win their Nedbank Cup semi-final encounter 2-1.
Two goals from Ilkay Gundogan gave log leaders Manchester City a 2-1 win over Leeds United, while Liverpool pipped Brentford 1-0 in matchweek 35 of the Premier League.
Rodrygo Goes fired Real Madrid to Copa del Rey glory with a clinical double in a 2-1 victory over Osasuna in Seville on Saturday, with Brazilian compatriot Vinicius Junior playing a part in both goals.
Liverpool edged Nottingham Forest 3-2 in the Premier League on Saturday, while Leicester City kept their hopes of survival alive, beating Wolves 2-1.
Riyad Mahrez starred as he fired a hat-trick in Man City’s 3-0 win over Sheffield United in the FA Cup semi final.
Manchester City drew 1-1 with Bayern Munich in their UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg clash, City won the tie 4-1 on aggregate. Inter Milan drew 3-3 with Benfica, winning their tie 5-3 on aggregate and setting up a semi final date with rivals AC Milan.