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Monday cannon fodder: underachieving, overearning, and English

Arsenal v Chelsea - The Emirates FA Cup Final Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Hi there! How was your weekend? Do anything fun?

Real Madrid are your 2016/17 Champions League winners, beating Juventus 4-1 in Cardiff to become the first repeat winners of the CL since 1980.

Back in Turin, an unexpected noise that turned out to be a firework prompted a panicked stampede of fans away from the plaza where thousands were watching the match, and over 1,500 of them were injured. Fortunately, there were no fatalities.

1860 Munich was relegated to the German third division via the table this season. They may be relegated even further via their inability to pay for their playing license.

The US men drew 1-1 with Venezuela in a tuneup for their World Cup qualifiers this week.

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard may have a broken foot, but that isn’t stopping him from thinking about not being Chelsea’s Eden Hazard any more.

Leicester picked the wrong year to win the Premier League. Sunderland were the 20th placed team this year, and thanks to the new TV deal, made more in prize money this year for finishing last than Leicester did last year for winning.

Here’s another entry in the “Why do English teams suck so bad at the Champions League” library.