Belgians abroad: Carrasco regales, Courtois and Real lose their feathers, Tielemans and Castagne will play in the FA Cup final!


Carrasco treats

After two games without a win, Atletico Madrid made short work of Eibar on Sunday in the 33rd day of La Liga (5-0) thanks to a goal and two assists from Yannick Carrasco.

Just before half-time, Angel Correa scored twice, his first goals since February 13 (42nd and 44th). It was Yannick Carrasco who gave the assist on the second goal. In the second period, the Red Devil quickly put his people to safety (49th) and even saw Marcos Llorente further increase the score a few moments later (53rd). Llorente offered himself a double a quarter of an hour later, on an assist from Carrasco, his sixth of the season (68th). Carrasco was substituted in the 70th minute.

Courtois and Real kept in check at Getafe

Thibaut Courtois and Real Madrid could not do better than a goalless draw against Getafe on Sunday night. The Madrilenians (67 points) remain second in La Liga behind Atletico. Barcelona so far close the podium with 65 points but the Catalans are one game less. Getafe is 15th in La Liga with 31 points.


Leicester knock out Southampton and advance to FA Cup final

With Youri Tielemans and Timothy Castagne, Leicester beat Southampton on Sunday (1-0) and validated their ticket for the FA Cup final where the Foxes will meet Chelsea, Manchester City scorer on Saturday (1-0) A single goal from Kelechi Iheanacho allowed Brendan Rodgers’ men to advance to the fifth FA Cup final in their history, the first since 1969. Youri Tielemans and Timothy Castagne played the entire meeting while Dennis Praet did not leave the bench.

The final against Chelsea will take place on June 15.


Draw between Romelu Lukaku and Dries Mertens

In a meeting at the top, Naples and Inter parted back to back on the 31st day of Serie A (1-1). Napoli opened the scoring thanks to a goal by Samir Handanovic against his side (36th) but Christian Eriksen (55th) equalized in the second half for Inter. Romelu Lukaku played the entire game and Dries Mertens came on in the 74th minute and was cautioned.

Inter retain their first place in Serie A and now have 75 points, 9 more than their current runners-up, AC Milan. Napoli (60 points) are still 5th, two points behind Juventus who were beaten 1-0 by Atalanta on Sunday in the other match at the top of the day. Atalanta is 3rd with 64 points.

Difficult victory for AC Milan

AC Milan won him, not without difficulty, against Genoa (2-1) Sunday afternoon. With Alexis Saelemaekers for 63 minutes, the Milanese pocketed three precious points with a view to qualifying for the Champions League.

AC, thanks to goals from Rebic (13th) and Scamacca (68th, csc), Stefano Pioli’s team, however deprived of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, suspended, took the upper hand over the Genoese, who returned to the match after a goal from Destro (37th). The Rossoneri are second. AC Milan have been running behind a participation in the Champions League since the 2013-2014 season. To achieve this, he will have to finish in the top 4. Genoa is 14th with 32 points.


Victory for Denayer in Nantes

In France, Olympique Lyonnais obtained an important victory in the title race by pushing Nantes further towards Ligue 2. Memphis Depay scored a brace for Rudi Garcia’s men (5th and 37th from the penalty spot) before Nicolas Pallois does not reduce the gap for the Canaries (61st). Jason Denayer played the whole game and was warned, Renaud Emond spent the whole game on the bench. Like Paris and Monaco, who each won this weekend, Lyon took advantage of Lille’s draw against Montpellier (1-1) on Friday to put pressure on the northern leader. Lyon is 4th with 67 points, Monaco third with 68 points, Paris second with 69 points and Lille is still in the lead with 70 units. Nantes is still 19th and first relegation with 28 points, ten more than the Dijon red lantern and three less than Nîmes, barrage.


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