Man City first in 4, Yamal makes history, Bayer Leverkusen first in 90: weekend statistics

That was a football weekend, huh? Manchester City won their fourth consecutive Premier League title, while Jurgen Klopp said goodbye to a magnificent spell at Liverpool with a home victory. In Germany, Bayer Leverkusen continued their unbeaten run and Marco Reus scored in his final league game for his boyhood club. In Spain, Alexander Sorloth scored four goals against Real Madrid last weekend. Here, then, are the best stats from this weekend’s action in Europe’s major leagues:


4

Manchester City is the first club in the history of the English top flight to win 4 consecutive league titles. They are also the 12th different club to win 4 consecutive league titles among clubs from the top 5 leagues in Europe (it is also the 13th case, as Real Madrid did it twice).

27

Erling Haaland is the first player to retain the PL Golden Boot since Mohamed Salah (2017-18 and 2018-19). He scored 27 goals.

10

This is the tenth time that the Premier League title has been decided on the final matchday; On all 10 occasions, the club that reached the final day at the top of the table ended up winning the title.

12

Pep Guardiola has won his twelfth league title in his fifteenth season as manager. Only Sir Alex Ferguson (13 PL titles) has won more in Europe’s top five leagues.

40

Cole Palmer is the first Chelsea player to score 40 goals in a single season in all competitions since Didier Drogba scored 42 in 2009-10.

49

The 2023-24 season saw a record number of own goals scored in the Premier League alongside the 2013-14 season.

143

Brighton have made 143 changes to their starting eleven in the Premier League this season; Only Manchester United in 2013-14 (144) and Manchester City in 2019-20 (144) have won more in a single campaign in the competition.


1

Lamine Yamal is the first player under the age of 18 with 10 goals in one of the top 5 leagues in Europe in a single season in the last 15 years.

25

Lewandowski has scored 25 goals in all competitions this season, his 13th consecutive season with at least 25 goals in all competitions since he last failed to score 25 goals in 2010-11, his first season outside Poland.

56

Alexander Sorloth needed only 56 minutes to score 4 goals against Real Madrid, the second fewest minutes needed to score 4 goals in a LALIGA match against Madrid. Emilín scored his fourth against Real Madrid in the 50th minute on September 24, 1944, with Real Oviedo.


1

Bayer Leverkusen, which had already won the first Bundesliga title in the club’s history this season, is the first team in Bundesliga history (since 1963-64) to complete a season without losing (WDL: 28-6 -0).

7

Xabi Alonso’s team is, in fact, the seventh undefeated champion in one of the five major leagues in Europe. What makes the achievement even more remarkable is that Leverkusen’s final goal difference in the Bundesliga (+65) is the best of an undefeated champion of Europe’s top five leagues (beating Preston North End’s mark of 1888). -89).

90

Leverkusen is the first club in more than 90 years – and only the 4th in history – to win its first league title as an undefeated team in the history of the 7 major European leagues (Real Madrid 1931-32, Athletic Club 1929-30 , Preston North Late 1888-89).

120

Marco Reus scored the 120th goal of his Bundesliga career for Borussia Dortmund, in his last league game for the club.

13

It will be the first German Super Cup without Bayern Munich since 2011, 13 years later.


6

Kylian Mbappé finishes as top scorer in Ligue 1 2023-24 and ties with Robert Lewandowski for the most consecutive seasons (6) as top scorer in one of the top 5 leagues in Europe. Lewandowski’s streak is currently in jeopardy as he is 5 goals behind Alexander Sorloth for the LALIGA Pichichi 2023-24 heading into the final weekend: although caution is needed before ruling Lewandowski out.