Inter Milan can clinch a first Serie A crown in over a decade, Lille look to stay in control of the Ligue 1 title race and Borussia Dortmund have their sights set on the German Cup final.
AFP Sport selects some of the standout action in Europe this weekend:
Inter Milan are on the edge of a first Serie A title since 2010 AFP/ MIGUEL MEDINA
Crotone v Inter Milan, Saturday 1600 GMT
Inter Milan could protect a very first Serie A crown given that Jose Mourinho led the club to the treble in 2010 if they win and Atalanta drop points at Sassuolo on Sunday.
Lionel Messi’s 33rd goal of the season was inadequate versus Granada AFP/ LLUIS GENE
The Nerazzurri are on the cusp of a 19th Scudetto, which would move them one ahead of city competitors Air Conditioning Milan but still a range behind Juventus’ record of 36.
Antonio Conte’s side have actually drawn two of their past three games but are unbeaten in 17 and will be expected to see off a Crotone outfit all but condemned to relegation at the foot of the table.
Burak Yilmaz (C) scored two times in the 3-2 win over Lyon as Lille recovered from 2 goals down AFP/ PHILIPPE DESMAZES
Lille v Nice, Saturday 1900 GMT
Having actually fought back from two objectives to beat Lyon, Lille will require to reword the recent kind guide versus Nice, a club the Ligue 1 leaders have actually beaten just as soon as in the past 16 attempts.
Ajax have actually gotten 42 explain of 48 since the turn of the year ANP/ MAURICE VAN STEEN
Burak Yilmaz is the male of the minute for Christophe Galtier’s side, netting 12 objectives in 24 video games during his first season in among Europe’s top five leagues, at the age of 35.
Lille have actually performed better as the hunter rather than hunted but could discover themselves in second location come kick-off, if Paris Saint-Germain beat Lens previously in the day.
Holstein Kiel knocked out holders Bayern Munich throughout their run to the German Cup semi-finals SWIMMING POOL/ LEON KUEGELER
Valencia v Barcelona, Sunday 1900 GMT
Barcelona’s shock house loss to Granada indicates Ronald Koeman’s team no longer have their fate in their own hands, with the top 4 in Spain separated by three points with 5 games to play.
2 beats in 4 have stalled Barca’s title charge and handed back the effort to Atletico Madrid, the visitors to Camp Nou next weekend. Genuine Madrid, like Barca, are 2 points adrift with Sevilla another point further behind.
Valencia have won simply 8 matches this term and are just 6 points clear of the relegation places however did hold Barcelona to a 2-2 attract December.
Borussia Dortmund v Holstein Kiel, Saturday 1830 GMT
The Bundesliga takes a step back as the German Cup resumes with second-tier Holstein Kiel, the conquerors of protecting champions Bayern Munich, intending to continue their surprise run against Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals.
While Erling Braut Haaland and Dortmund are bidding to win the cup for the 5th time, and initially considering that 2017, promotion-chasing Kiel will be making simply a 2nd look in the last 4.
Julian Nagelsmann starts his RB Leipzig farewell when the 2019 runners-up go to Werder Bremen in Friday’s first semi-final. The 33-year-old will leave to take control of at Bayern in the summertime.
Ajax v FC Emmen, Sunday 1230 GMT
The start of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2015 rejected Ajax the chance at another Eredivisie title, but the Amsterdam giants have actually shaken off that disappointment thanks to a top-flight run of 19 games without defeat.
Erik ten Hag’s guys sit 12 points clear of PSV Eindhoven heading into the final 4 rounds of the project. Their far exceptional objective difference successfully ensures they can not be caught, however a point against Emmen will confirm them as champions.
Previously this month Ajax hoisted the Dutch Cup for the 20th time as David Neres scored a stoppage-time winner in a 2-1 success over Vitesse Arnhem.