Andrej Kramarić scored for a 2nd consecutive game as Hoffenheim played out a 1-1 draw with Freiburg Saturday. In the 40′, Krama faked out his defender by feigning towards the near post before tracking back for an open header on net. Kramarić has been cold for the past two months but is heating up in the past week. With Euro 2021 less than 50 days away, a hot Krama will only help the Croatian cause. Hoffenheim will finish around mid-table this season.
Even with a disappointing 0-0 draw against Real Betis on Saturday, Real Madrid made up ground in the La Liga race as leaders, Atletico, lost on Sunday. With five matches remaining and Barcelona with a game in hand, it’s still anybody’s title to take. Modrić played 77 minutes in the draw receiving an average 6/10 grade as he “fired a nice effort from the edge of the box, but saw his strike parried to safety. Failed to clip any penetrating passes through a resolute Betis backline.” Real Madrid host Chelsea on Tuesday in the 1st leg of the Champions League semifinals. Mateo Kovačić will not play with a lingering hamstring injury. Chelsea defeated West Ham 1-0 on Saturday and are now three points clear for a CL berth.
Josip Brekalo came off the bench to play 25 minutes in a 2-0 Wolfsburg loss to Borussia Dortmund. With the loss, Wolfsburg are now only two points clear for a CL berth with three matches remaining in the season. Only 2/3 of these clubs will make CL next season: Wolfsburg (57 points), Frankfurt (56), Dortmund (55).
Domagoj Bradarić played the first half in Lille’s huge 3-2 win over Lyon on Sunday. Lille now lead PSG by one point for top spot in France with only four matches remaining. Niko Kovač has Monaco pumping on all cylinders with another win Saturday; this time 1-0 over Angers. Monaco are now four points clear for a CL berth next season.