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The latest news from around the world of Football over the past seven days

14 May 2018

Brentford News 

With no first-team action last week, focus switched to Brentford B as they wrapped up their season with a 3-2 win over Manchester City at Griffin Park. Kevin O'Connor's side came from behind twice with goals from Herson Alves and Ali Coote before Marcus Forss netted the winner late on from close range. It ended a remarkable season for the B Team which has seen them beat the likes of Chelsea, Everton, Southampton, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Anderlecht, and Manchester United.

In player news, history could be about to be made with Andreas Bjelland and Henrik Dalsgaard included in Denmark's initial 35-man squad for next month's World Cup in Russia. No current Brentford player has ever appeared at a World Cup so Andreas and Henrik could be on the brink of making history

Sky Bet Championship News

Both Championship Play-Off Semi-Finals remain intriguingly poised ahead of this week's second legs. Tonight, Fulham host Derby County looking to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg while on Tuesday Aston Villa and Middlesbrough do battle at Villa Park, the home side taking a single goal advantage into the game. 

In other news, QPR are on the lookout for a new manager following Ian Holloway's departure on Thursday. The Bristolian has spent 18 months at Loftus Road and left after Rangers finished 16th in the second tier. 

World News
 
The final day of the Premier League season lacked its usual drama with matters at the top and bottom all-but settled heading into the weekend. Liverpool guaranteed Champions League football with a 4-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion while Swansea City's relegation was rubber-stamped after their 2-1 defeat at home to another side heading to the Championship next year, Stoke City. 
 
In Spain, Barcelona and Levante played out a nine-goal thriller as Ernesto Valverde's side fell at the penultimate hurdle in their quest for an unbeaten domestic campaign. Philippe Coutinho netted a hat-trick in vain as Barca's record 43-match unbeaten run in La Liga came to an end at the Estadi Ciutat de València.
 
Meanwhile in Italy, Juventus sealed a seventh consecutive Serie A title with a draw against 10-man Roma. Second-placed Napoli won at Sampdoria, but a point was enough to give Juventus their 34th top-flight title. It adds to Wednesday's Coppa Italia success, meaning coach Massimiliano Allegri has won the Italian double in each of his four seasons in charge.

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