Arsenal vs Aston Villa, Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao - a weekend of cup finals across Europe

Wembley isn't the only place that will see a champion crowned this weekend

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This weekend sees the final acts of the domestic football season played out across Europe.

As well as today's FA Cup final at Wembley between Arsenal and Aston Villa, champions will be crowned in Scotland, Spain, Germany and Portugal.

Here, we take a look at this weekend's major finals across Europe...

ENGLAND

FA Cup final - Arsenal vs Aston Villa

Today, 5.30pm

Arsenal are looking to retain their title with victory at Wembley. They take on Tim Sherwood's Aston Villa and whilst Arsenal are strong favourites, as Villa proved with their semi-final win over Liverpool, they shouldn't be discounted.

SCOTLAND

Scottish Cup final - Falkirk vs Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Today, 3pm

Premiership side Inverness Caledonian Thistle take on Championship club Falkirk in an unfamiliar looking final. Whatever happens, an unlikely winner will have their name on the cup.

SPAIN

Copa del Rey - Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao

Today, 8.30pm

Lionel Messi and co have completed the first part of the treble by winning La Liga. This is the second before the Champions League final next weekend. They take on a Bilbao team that has not won the competition since 1984 and whom Barcelona beat in the final in 2012.

GERMANY

German Cup - Borussia Dortmund vs Wolfsburg

Today, 7pm

Jurgen Klopp takes charge of his final game as Dortmund manager and will be desperate to end on a high. His side last won the competition in 2012 and to do so again will have to beat a Wolfsburg team that finished the season second in the Bundesliga.

PORTUGAL

Taca de Portugal - Sporting Lisbon vs Braga

Sunday, 5.15pm

The final domestic cup final of the weekend takes place in Portugal. The sides finished the season in third and fourth place, however Sporting had 18 more points. For that reason and the fact they beat Braga twice in the league during the season, Sporting Lisbon are well fancied.

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