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This weekend's permutations: Who can be crowned champions, win promotion or suffer relegation?

This weekend's permutations: Who can be crowned champions, win promotion or suffer relegation?
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Ahead of this weekend's action, Sports Mole rounds up which teams could be crowned champions, win promotion or suffer relegation from the top leagues across Europe.

Most major domestic leagues across Europe have now come to an end for 2023-24, with champions crowned, relegations confirmed and thoughts starting to move ahead of cup finals and international tournaments over the course of the summer.

There are still some loose ends that need tying up on the continent, though, with Serie A and the Turkish Super Lig both reaching their conclusions this weekend.

The highest-quality title race in Turkish history has gone down to the wire after dramatic scenes last weekend, with two bitter rivals hoping they will be crowned champions on the final day.

There is also one relegation spot left to be filled in both Italy and Turkey, with as many as seven teams still mathematically able to go down across the two divisions.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up all of the permutations from around Europe's top leagues for this weekend, and outlines exactly what each club needs to do to fulfill those possibilities.



What could be decided across Europe this weekend?

SERIE A PERMUTATIONS

Serie A bottom 5

Who could be relegated from Serie A this weekend?

  • Empoli will be relegated if they lose, or if they draw and Udinese avoid defeat by 10 goals. Victory will guarantee their survival due to the two sides directly above them in the table - Frosinone and Udinese - facing each other.
  • Udinese will be relegated if they lose and Empoli win. If Empoli draw, Udinese would have to lose by 10 goals to suffer relegation.
  • Frosinone will be relegated if they lose and Empoli win.

  • KEY FIXTURES

    Empoli vs. Roma (Sunday, May 26 | 7.45pm)
    Frosinone vs. Udinese (Sunday, May 26 | 7.45pm)



    TURKISH SUPER LIG PERMUTATIONS

    Turkish Super Lig top 2

    How could Galatasaray or Fenerbahce win the Turkish Super Lig title this weekend?

  • Galatasaray will be crowned champions and become the first team to surpass the 100-point mark in a Turkish Super Lig season if they avoid defeat against Konyaspor.
  • After keeping their title hopes alive until the final day by beating Galatasaray last weekend, Fenerbahce will be crowned champions if they win and Galatasaray lose.

  • KEY FIXTURES

    Fenerbahce vs. Istanbulspor (Sunday, May 26 | 5pm)
    Konyaspor vs. Galatasaray (Sunday, May 26 | 5pm)

    Turkish Super Lig bottom 7

    Who could be relegated from the Turkish Super Lig this weekend?

  • Hatayspor will be relegated if they fail to win. Even victory would not be enough if Ankaragucu also win, and Gaziantep and Konyaspor avoid defeat.
  • Ankaragucu will be relegated if they lose and Hatayspor win. They could also be relegated if they draw, Hatayspor win and Gaziantep avoid defeat.
  • Gaziantep will be relegated if they lose, Hatayspor win and Ankaragucu avoid defeat.
  • Konyaspor will be relegated if they lose, Hatayspor and Ankaragucu both win, and Gaziantep avoid defeat.

  • KEY FIXTURES

    Hatayspor vs. Caykur Rizespor (Sunday, May 26 | 5pm)
    Konyaspor vs. Galatasaray (Sunday, May 26 | 5pm)
    Pendikspor vs. Gaziantep (Sunday, May 26 | 5pm)
    Trabzonspor vs. Ankaragucu (Sunday, May 26 | 5pm)




    What has already been decided?

    Manchester City's Kyle Walker and teammates celebrate with the trophy after winning the Premier League on May 19, 2024© Reuters

    Premier League

  • Manchester City won an unprecedented fourth successive Premier League title on May 19 courtesy of a 3-1 win over West Ham United.
  • Sheffield United were relegated from the Premier League on April 27 following their 5-1 defeat at the hands of Newcastle United.
  • Burnley were relegated on May 11 following a 2-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur.
  • Luton Town became the third and final side relegated from the Premier League following a 4-2 defeat at Fulham on May 19.



  • La Liga

  • Real Madrid were crowned champions on May 4 after beating Cadiz and seeing Barcelona lose 4-2 to Girona.
  • Almeria suffered relegation from La Liga on April 27 courtesy of a 3-1 home loss to Getafe.
  • Granada were relegated on May 11 after Mallorca beat Las Palmas.
  • Cadiz were relegated on May 19 after Mallorca drew 2-2 with Almeria.


  • Bundesliga

  • Bayer Leverkusen won the Bundesliga title for the first time in their history with a 5-0 hammering of Werder Bremen on April 14.
  • Darmstadt were relegated on April 28 following a 1-0 defeat to Hoffenheim.
  • Koln were relegated on May 18 following a 4-1 defeat to Heidenheim.



  • Serie A

  • Inter Milan won their 20th Serie A title on April 22 courtesy of a dramatic 2-1 win over city rivals AC Milan - the first time the title has ever been decided in a Milan derby.
  • Salernitana became the first team to be relegated following their 3-0 loss to fellow strugglers Frosinone on April 26.
  • Sassuolo suffered relegation on May 19 following a home defeat to Cagliari.



  • Ligue 1

  • Paris Saint-Germain were crowned champions on April 28 after Monaco were beaten 3-2 by Lyon.
  • Clermont were relegated from Ligue 1 on May 12 following a 1-0 home defeat to Lyon.
  • Lorient were relegated in heartbreaking fashion on May 19 despite beating Clermont 5-0, with Metz surviving at their expense by virtue of scoring more away goals in their head-to-head meetings.


  • Championship

  • Leicester City secured an immediate return to the Premier League on April 26 after promotion rivals Leeds United fell to a 4-0 defeat at Queens Park Rangers. The Foxes were then crowned champions on April 29 following a 3-0 win over Preston North End.
  • Ipswich Town were promoted back to the Premier League on the final day after a 22-year absence, beating Huddersfield Town to secure second place.
  • Rotherham United were relegated from the Championship on April 5 following a 1-0 defeat to Plymouth Argyle.
  • Huddersfield were officially relegated as a result of their defeat to Ipswich Town on the final day of the season, although they were effectively already down heading into that match.
  • Birmingham City became the third team to be relegated from the Championship on the final day of the season, despite beating Norwich City 1-0.



  • League One

  • Portsmouth sealed promotion to the Championship and secure the League One title with two games to spare on April 16 courtesy of a 3-2 win over Barnsley.
  • Derby County earned the second automatic promotion place on the final day of the season courtesy of a 2-0 win over Carlisle United
  • Carlisle United were relegated from League One on April 6 following a 2-0 defeat to Northampton Town.
  • Fleetwood Town were relegated on April 20, despite a 1-0 win over Leyton Orient, with Burton Albion's 3-2 triumph over Reading on the same day keeping them out of reach.
  • Port Vale were also relegated on April 20 courtesy of a 2-0 loss to Bolton Wanderers.
  • Cheltenham Town became the fourth and last team to be relegated, losing to Stevenage on the final day of the season.



  • League Two

  • Stockport County earned promotion from League Two on April 13 courtesy of a 2-0 win over Morecambe. They then wrapped up the title on April 16 by thrashing Notts County 5-2.
  • Wrexham also earned their place in League One next season on April 13, thrashing Forest Green Rovers 6-0 to secure back-to-back promotions in style
  • Mansfield became the third and final team to earn automatic promotion from League Two on April 16, beating Accrington Stanley 2-1 to guarantee a top-three finish.
  • Forest Green Rovers were relegated from the Football League on April 16 after Colchester United's win over Grimsby Town.
  • Sutton United suffered relegation on the final day of the season following an action-packed 4-4 draw with MK Dons.



  • National League

  • Chesterfield were promoted from the National League on March 23 courtesy of a 3-0 win over Boreham Wood.



  • Scottish Premiership

  • Celtic were crowned champions for a 54th time courtesy of a 5-0 hammering of Kilmarnock on May 15.
  • Livingston were relegated from the Scottish Premiership on May 4 following a 4-1 loss to Motherwell, coupled with Ross County beating Hibernian.


  • Primeira Liga

  • Sporting Lisbon were crowned champions on May 5 after Benfica fell to defeat at the hands of Famalicao.
  • Vizela were relegated on May 3 following a 1-0 defeat to Moreirense.
  • Chaves were relegated on May 10 following a 1-0 loss to Famalicao.



  • Eredivisie

  • PSV Eindhoven were crowned champions on May 5 following their 4-2 triumph over Sparta Rotterdam.
  • Vitesse were relegated from Eredivisie for the first time in 35 years on April 19, after being deducted 18 points for repeatedly failing to meet licensing requirements.
  • Volendam were relegated on May 5 after losing 4-1 to Ajax.



  • Turkish Super Lig

  • Istanbulspor became the first team to be relegated from the Turkish Super Lig following a dramatic late 2-1 defeat to Fatih Karagumruk on April 20.
  • Pendikspor were relegated on May 18 following a goalless draw at fellow strugglers Ankaragucu.
  • Fatih Karagumruk were relegated on May 19 after losing 3-1 to Gaziantep.


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