Guardiola's men host Aston Villa with manager and Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard threatening to spoil City's attempts to stave off the challenge of Jurgen Klopp's quadruple-chasers. City's double digit lead at the top from earlier on in the season has been trimmed to just one point going into the final day and Guardiola is under no illusion about the size of the task facing his players. The 51-year-old former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss has already won eight major trophies in charge at the Etihad and next season will be his seventh campaign at the club. He feels there is no risk of fatigue and is excited by the challenge of keeping City in a position to challenge for top prizes.
MADRID (AP) — For Real Madrid and its fans, it was not about whether it would happen. It was just a matter of when it would happen. Signing Kylian Mbappé was seen as a done deal in the Spanish capital. The only doubts when it came to the young France forward were about whether he would flank Karim Benzema on the right or left side of the attack. Madrid supporters even had already “welcomed” the France star by applauding him at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium when he played with Paris Saint-Germain
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville SC saw a victory slip away Wednesday night when Dom Dwyer scored in the 88th minute but held on for a 2-2 draw with Atlanta United that upped its home-match unbeaten streak to 24. Nashville's streak is the third longest in MLS history, trailing only the Houston Dynamo's 30-game stretch and Real Salt Lake's 29-match run. The two teams played for 19 minutes before rain forced a nearly three-hour delay. Most of the scoring came in a 7-minute span of the first half.