Premier League table-topper Manchester City (80 points) and third-placed Chelsea (64) reached the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League final in brilliant fashion midweek and were immediately involved in a dress rehearsal during round 35 of the ongoing Premier League season. After overcoming Paris Saint-Germain 4-1 on aggregate in the CL semifinals, Man City had the chance to seal a seventh English top-division title. However, Thomas Tuchel’s side gave the Citizens a reality check for the second time on the trot, following a narrow victory in the FA Cup last-four stage. Chelsea came from behind and stunned Pep Guardiola’s men 2-1 with a stoppage-time winner from Marcos Alonso. This result consolidated the Blues position in the top four. Meanwhile, second-placed Manchester United (70), who brushed aside AS Roma to book a Europa League summit clash against Villarreal, kept the title race…

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