With the ending of the 2011-2012 football (soccer) season, many records were broken and milestones were set. It all comes down to the numbers, in countdown mode.
100. This was the number of points obtained by Real Madrid in La Liga, a new record in Spain. They also had a record 121 goals scored, 46 of them by Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo.
90+4. Minute of Sergio “Kun” Agüero’s goal that gave Manchester City the 3-2 victory against Queens Park Rangers and the Premier League Championship.
81. Points won by Borussia Dortmund in Germany’s Bundesliga, a new record for the tournament. Dortmund also won the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) against Bayern Munich.
50. Number of goals scored by Lionel Messi in La Liga, a new record. Messi also became Barcelona’s top scorer in the club’s history.
32. Number of La Liga titles won by Real Madrid, Spain’s winningest team.
30. Point difference between La Liga’s second (91 points) and third places (61 points), Barcelona and Valencia respectively. The difference between Valencia and Racing Santander, La Liga’s 20th team (last place) was of 35 points, only 4 more points.
28. Titles won by Juventus in Italy (not including the 2 Scudettos lost in the Calciopoly scandal). The “bianconeri” won their first “legal” title since 2003, and will return to the UEFA Champions League.
9. Consecutive years of winning at least 1 title by Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, streak that ended this season.
8. Goals were scored by Manchester United at home against Arsenal, for an 8-2 final score in what became one of Arsenal’s biggest losses in history. This was also the number of goals scored by Brazilian Santos (8-0 final score) against Bolivian Bolívar for the second leg of the Copa Libertadores’ round of 16, the biggest difference ever in that tournament’s phase.
6. Number of goals scored by Manchester City in Old Trafford during their first game against their neighbours , Manchester United (1-6 final score), the “red devils’” biggest loss at home.
3. Manchester City’s total English Championships, after winning their first ever Premier League title.
2. Both Atlético de Madrid and Colombian striker Radamel Falcao won their second Europa League title, with Falcao becoming the first player to win it in consecutive years. In women’s football, Olympique Lyonnais also won their second consecutive UEFA Women’s Champions League, after beating FFC Frankfurt 2-0 in Munich’s Olympiastadion.
1. There is only one game left in the European continental season, the biggest of them all: the UEFA Champions League 2011-2012 Final, that will face Bayern Munich from Germany and Chelsea fron England in Allianz Arena stadium, Bayern’s home pitch. The game will be played this Saturday, drawing the whole world’s attention on the 2 teams that were able to stop Barcelona and Real Madrid.
0. The number of games lost by Juventus on the Serie A. They became the second team in Italian history to become unbeaten champions. Juventus still have the chance of winning the Coppa Italia, where they will face Napoli in the final.