Going into the final day of La Liga, Barcelona still had a hypothetical chance of winning a third straight Spanish league title. Real took an early lead and never relinquished it on its way to a 2-0 win, however, and Barca was almost upset by puny Eibar – which finished 10th in spite of its stature, and a stadium that seats just 7,000 – before pulling a 4-2 victory out of the fire. Not that it mattered, since Zinedine Zidane’s side did what it needed to do.
After a goalkeeping blunder by Jonathan Klinsmann, teammate Luca de la Torre scored an injury-time goal Monday to give the United States a 3-3 draw against Ecuador at the Under-20 World Cup. The Americans conceded two early goals but managed to get back into the Group F match with a pair of strikes from Josh Sargent. Klinsmann attempted to dribble the ball out of trouble from in front of his own net, but he got tangled up by a pair of opponents and then kicked the ball straight to Ecuador midfielder Bryan Cabezas, who scored.
Arsenal’s majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has issued a statement regarding his future ownership of the club. The American billionaire was at the center of fan unrest on Sunday as Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League, missing out on a top four finish for the first time in 21 seasons under Arsene Wenger. Kroenke’s fellow Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov (he owns 30 percent of the shares) last week offered over $1.3 billion for Kroenke’s 67 percent stake in the Gunners but Kroenke turned the bid down.