IN FRANCE …
• How many trophies can PSG win?
Top of Ligue 1, through to the French Cup Final and still in the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain defeated Bastia 4-0 in the French League Cup Final at the Stade de France on Saturday. It was the first success of what could be an unprecedented quadruple for PSG.
Two goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic set the French champions on their way. Next up are Barcelona on Wednesday night in the Champions League quarter-final, although PSG will be withou their talismanic striker, who is suspended for the first leg.
• Can Guegan galvanise Reims?
Reims sacked coach Jean-Luc Vasseur and replaced him with his assistant, Olivier Guegan, for the last seven games of the campaign. First up was a home match against Nice on Sunday, but the change of manager failed to produce a change of fortune as Reims went down to a 1-0 home defeat.
IN HOLLAND …
• Will PSV win the Eredivisie title this weekend?
For some time now it has been a case of when, not if, runaway leaders PSV win the Dutch league title. PSV had a chance to secure the league title if they defeated PEC Zwolle while their closest rivals, Ajax, failed to overcome Heracles.
PSV did their bit with a 3-1 win over FC Zwolle, but the champagne remains on ice for a little longer in Eindhoven as Ajax kept the title race alive with a 2-0 away win.
IN ITALY …
• Can Napoli get their season back on track?
Napoli did manage to arrest their domestic decline and in some style too, recording an impressive 3-0 win over a Fiorentina side possibly still shellshocked from their 3-0 midweek mauling by Juevntus in the Italian Cup. The victory takes them above Fiorentina in the race for one of the Europa League spots.
IN SPAIN …
• Can Barca break Sevilla’s home run?
Barcelona had won their last 10 away games but on Saturday they travelled to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, where the hosts hadn’t lost since March last year – a run of 32 games unbeaten in all competitions. It was a case of the immovable object meeting the irresistible force with the sides sharing the spoils in a dramatic 2-2 draw.
Barcelona raced into a 2-0 lead before being pegged back by the home side, who levelled the scores with just five minutes remaining. The draw meant that Barcelona’s lead at the top of the table was cut to two points.