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Fiorentina edges AC Milan for Champions League spot
May 19th, 2008 6:30AM
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[EUROPEAN LEAGUES] League play has concluded in Europe's big five leagues. On the final day of play, Fiorentina claimed the final UEFA Champions League spot in Italy ahead of AC Milan thanks to a 1-0 win on a spectacular volley by Pablo Osvaldo. In France, a tense relegation battle ended with Lens going down on the final day of the season and its fans rioting. In Germany, tiny 1899 Hoffenheim, whose stadium holds 5,000 fans, gained promotion after its first season ever in the Second Division.

ENGLAND
Champion:Man. United (Champions League)
Runner-up:Chelsea (Champions League)
Third place:Arsenal (Champions League, third qualifying round)
Fourth place:Liverpool (Champions League, third qualifying round)
Fifth place:Everton (UEFA Cup)
Sixth place:Aston Villa (UEFA Cup)
Relegated:Reading, Birmingham, Derby
Promoted: West Bromwich, Stoke, Hull or Bristol City
Top scorer:Cristiano Ronaldo (Man. United), 31 goals
Cup champion:Portsmouth (UEFA Cup)
League Cup champion:Tottenham (UEFA Cup)

FRANCE
Champion:Lyon (Champions League)
Runner-up:Bordeaux (Champions League)
Third place:Marseille (Champions League, third qualifying round)
Fourth place: Nancy (UEFA Cup)
Fifth place:St. Etienne (UEFA Cup)
Relegated:Metz, Strasbourg, Lens
Promoted:Le Havre, Nantes, Grenoble
Cup champion:
Final to be played (Lyon vs. Paris St. Germain, May 24)
League Cup champion:Paris St. Germain (UEFA Cup)
Top scorer:Karim Benzema (Lyon) 20 goals

GERMANY
Champion:Bayern Munich (Champions League)
Runner-up:Werder Bremen (Champions League)
Third place:Schalke 04 (Champions League, third qualifying round)
Fourth place:Hamburg (UEFA Cup)
Fifth place:Wolfsburg (UEFA Cup)
Relegated:Nuremberg, Hansa Rostock, Duisburg
Promoted: Borussia Moenchengladbach, Cologne, Hoffenheim
Top scorer:Luca Toni, 24 goals
Cup champion:Bayern Munich
Cup runner-up:Borussia Dortmund (UEFA Cup)

ITALY
Champion:Inter Milan (Champions League)
Runner-up:Roma (Champions League)
Third place:Juventus (Champions League, third qualifying round)
Fourth place:Fiorentina (Champions League, third qualifying round)
Fifth place:AC Milan (UEFA Cup)
Sixth place:Sampdoria (UEFA Cup)
Seventh place: Udinese (UEFA Cup)
Relegated:Empoli, Parma, Livorno
Promoted: to be determined
Top scorer:Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus), 21 goals

SPAIN
Champion:Real Madrid (Champions League)
Runner-up:Villarreal (Champions League)
Third place: Barcelona (Champions League, third qualifying round)
Fourth place:Atletico Madrid (Champions League, third qualifying round)
Fifth place:Sevilla (UEFA Cup)
Sixth place:Racing Santander (UEFA Cup)
King's Cup champion:Valencia (UEFA Cup)
Relegated: Levante, Real Murcia, Real Zaragoza
Promoted:Numancia, others to be decided
Top scorer:Daniel Guiza (Real Mallorca) 27 goals



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