Manchester United, Barcelona and Inter Milan all clinched their respective league titles on Saturday without winning a game. In close races,
Wolfsburg (Germany), Bordeaux (France) and Rangers (Scotland) have opened up leads in their respective leagues. ENGLAND.
Manchester United tied
Liverpool's record with its 18th English league title -- and their third in a row -- thanks to its 0-0 draw at home against Arsenal. The game may have been the last for Argentine star Carlos Tevez
, who has played for United on loan. FRANCE.
Defending champion Lyon's bid for an eighth straight
Ligue 1 title may be over, but it had a big impact on the title race, beating Marseille, 3-1, in Marseilles, allowing Bordeaux to make a step toward its first title in 10 years with a 3-2 home
victory against Le Mans that left it three points in front with two games left. Standings TEAM W T L GF GA
Bordeaux 22 8 6 62 34 74
Marseille 20 11 5 61 34 71 GERMANY.
Bosnian striker Edin
's hat trick -- his second in four matches -- highlighted Wolfsburg's 5-0 win at Hannover 96 that left it with two-point lead with one match left. Defending champion Bayern Munich had
to settle for a 2-2 draw against Hoffenheim, while VfB Stuttgart beat Energie Cottbus, 2-0, to join Bayern two points behind Wolfsburg. Standings TEAM W T L GF GA P
Wolfsburg 20 6 7 75 40 66
Bay. Munich 19 7 7 69 41 64
Stuttgart 19 7 7 62 41 64
Berlin 19 6 8 48 37 63 ITALY.
Inter Milan won its 17th Serie A title -- and fourth in a row -- second-place AC Milan fell, 2-1, at Udinese.
Inter's 3-0 win over Siena on Sunday left it with a 10-point lead with two games to play. SCOTLAND.
Rangers can end Celtic's three-year reign as
league champion with a win at Dundee United next Sunday. Rangers opened up a two-point lead when it beat Aberdeen, 2-1, and Celtic, which had the edge on goal difference, was held to a 0-0 draw at
Hibernian. Standings TEAM W T L GF GA P
Rangers 25 8 4 74 28 83
Celtic 24 9 4 80 33
Barcelona won its 19th La Liga title when second-place and defending champion Real Madrid lost at Villarreal, 3-2, on Saturday. The
result allowed Barca coach Pep Guardiola
to field a second-string team at Real Mallorca -- 2-1 loss -- on Sunday and rest his starters for the UEFA Champions
League final against United on May 27.