BERLIN (AP) Bayern Munich clinched the Bundesliga title with four games to spare Sunday, thanks to a little help from traditional rival Borussia Moenchengladbach.
`Gladbach forward Max Kruse scored in the last minute to inflict a 1-0 defeat on second-place Wolfsburg, removing the mathematical possibility of Bayern being caught. Kruse lifted the ball over Wolfsburg goalkeeper Diego Benaglio for his side to move third.
With 76 points from 30 games, Bayern has an unassailable 15-point lead over Wolfsburg, one of only two sides to have beaten the Bavarian powerhouse this season. Moenchengladbach is the other.
LONDON (AP) Eden Hazard's breathtaking individual displays for Chelsea were honored by his fellow professionals in English football on Sunday when he picked up the player of the year award.
The 24-year-old Belgium winger upgraded the young player title he received last year from the Professional Footballers' Association, but still came second in that vote as the trophy passed to 21-year-old striker Harry Kane after remarkable season for Tottenham. (MORE)
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Javier Hernandez scored twice as Real Madrid fought back for a thrilling 4-2 win at Celta Vigo on Sunday to keep the pressure on Spanish league leader Barcelona.
Four days after Hernandez's late goal put Madrid into the Champions League semifinals, the Mexico striker struck a brace to help an injury-depleted Madrid hold off Celta's vigorous challenge and stay two points behind Barcelona with five rounds left. (MORE)
ROME (AP) Juventus was prevented from clinching a fourth consecutive Serie A title with a 2-1 loss at Torino on Sunday in a derby marred by fan violence.
After Andrea Pirlo put Juventus ahead with a free kick 35 minutes in, fellow Italy international Matteo Darmian equalized just before halftime and former Juve forward Fabio Quagliarella scored the winner in the 57th. (MORE)
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) Everton moved into the top 10 of the Premier League on Sunday, partly redeeming a hugely disappointing season for its supporters with an impressive 3-0 win over Manchester United.
It was United's heaviest league defeat under Louis van Gaal. (MORE)
PARIS (AP) Alexandre Lacazette scored a league-leading 26th goal of the season as Lyon returned to the top of the French league on goal difference from Paris Saint-Germain after a 4-2 win at Reims on Sunday.
Lyon, which has played a game more than PSG, raced 2-0 ahead as midfielder Corentin Tolisso netted his seventh goal of the season when he headed in from a corner in the second minute, and Lacazette pounced four minutes later with a volley from Cameroonian winger Clinton N'jie's cross. (MORE)