Winners and Losers from the Weekend in World Football

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Winners and Losers from the Weekend in World Football
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This article profiles six winners and losers of this weekend of world football action.

With the season coming to a close, the drama and the excitement is often being taken to another level in many leagues across the world. Another collection of top-class encounters made for an engrossing week of competition; naturally, great highs are accompanied by crushing lows, and for every glorious moment, there is often an even more glorious failure.

In truth, a clutch of exciting results made losers and winners of teams right across the globe over the last few days, and there are any number of sides that could have featured in this list. I haven’t included Alex Frei’s retirement goal, an impressive victory for a Diego Forlan-inspired Internacional or a 5-0 rout of Granada by Atletico Madrid, for example—all of which could have easily been featured here.

Read on to discover my big winners and losers of the weekend’s action…

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