European races: Brenden Aaronson (two goals) helps Red Bull Salzburg all but wrap up another Austrian double

Brenden Aaronson scored two more goals, including the winner, as Red Bull Salzburg defeated Sturm Graz, 3-1, on the road to all but mathematically clinch its second straight Austrian league and cup double under departing American coach Jesse Marsch.

Salzburg has a nine-point lead over second-place Rapid Vienna and a huge edge in goal difference with three games left.

Aaronson, 20, has scored five goals in 17 league matches for Salzburg and a sixth in the Austrian Cup final since his transfer from the Philadelphia Union in January.

Austria
Bundesliga Standings, Championship Round:
1. Red Bull Salzburg (Brenden Aaronson), 42 points
2. Rapid Vienna, 33 points
Note:
All teams have played 7 of 10 games in championship round.

May 1. OFB Cup final. Red Bull Salzburg (Brenden Aaronson, 89 minutes, 1 goal) 3 LASK 0.



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-- Tim Weah's Lille moved closer to winning France's Ligue 1 title when its closest challenger, Paris St. Germain, was held to a 1-1 tie by Rennes. The result left Les Dogues with a three-point lead over PSG with two games to play. They will clinch the title with a win and tie or two wins in their last two games -- at home against 11th-place St. Etienne on May 16 and away to 12th-place Angers on May 23.

France
Ligue 1 Standings:
1. Lille (Tim Weah), 79 points
2. PSG, 76 points
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3. Monaco, 74 points
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4. Lyon, 73 points
Note: All teams have played 36 of 38 games.

May 19. Coupe de France final: TBD.

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-- Gio Reyna's Borussia Dortmund finished the weekend in fourth place in the Bundesliga when Eintracht Frankfurt could only tie Mainz, 1-1, at home. On Saturday, BVB defeated second-place RB Leipzig, 3-2, to win its fifth straight game and move back into the Bundesliga's top four and put itself in position to claim one of its four berths in next season's Champions League. It has made up eight points on Eintracht since it fell at home to Die Adler, 2-1, on April 3.

Germany (Bayern Munich, champion)
Bundesliga Standings:
1. Bayern Munich (*Chris Richards), 74 points
2. RB Leipzig (Tyler Adams), 64 points
3. Wolfsburg (John Brooks), 60 points
4. Borussia Dortmund (Gio Reyna), 58 points
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5. Eintracht Frankfurt (Tim Chandler), 57 points
6. Bayer Leverkusen, 51 points
Note: All teams have played 32 of 34 games.
*Played three games for Bayern Munich before moving on loan to Hoffenheim.

May 13. DFB Pokal final: RB Leipzig (Tyler Adams) vs.  Bor. Dortmund (Gio Reyna).

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-- Weston McKennie went the distance for Juventus in its 3-0 loss at home to AC Milan, which dropped it into fifth place in Serie A with three games to play. After winning nine straight Scudetti, Juve is in danger of missing out on the Champions League next season.

Italy (Inter Milan, champion)
Serie A Standings:

1. Inter Milan, 85 points
2. Atalanta, 72 points
3. AC Milan, 72
4. Napoli, 70 points
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5. Juventus (Weston McKennie), 69 points
6. Lazio, 64 points
Note: All teams have played 35 of 38 games.

May 18. Coppa Italia final: Juventus (Weston McKennie) vs. Atalanta.

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-- Sergino Dest's Barcelona blew yet another chance to take LaLiga lead on Saturday when it tied Atletico Madrid, 0-0, at home, but it got a break on Saturday when Real Madrid, which could have taken the lead itself with a win, was held to a 2-2 tie by fourth-place Sevilla at home. Two points separate Atletico, Real Madrid and Barca with three games to play. It should be noted that LaLiga's tiebreaker is head-to-head, not goal difference. Real Madrid has the series edge on both Atletico and Barcelona, and Atletico has the better head-to-head record against Barca.

Spain
La Liga Standings:
1. Atletico Madrid, 77 points
2. Real Madrid, 75 points
3. Barcelona (Sergino Dest, Konrad), 75 points
4. Sevilla, 71 points
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Note: All teams have played 35 of 38 games.

April 17.
Copa del Rey final: Barcelona (Sergino Dest, 74 minutes) 4 Athletic Bilbao 0.

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