The season is over, but the transfer business is only just beginning for Europe’s top clubs. ESPN FC’s club correspondents discuss who will be in the firing line in the summer window. BARCELONA (Sam Marsden) Rough budget: President Josep Maria Bartomeu says the club start every summer with the same budget: €60 million plus whatever
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has laughed off criticism from ex-Barcelona playmaker Xavi Hernandez over his lack of Blaugrana “DNA” by pointing out he will be playing for a fourth Champions League winners’ medal in five years this weekend. Speaking earlier this year, Al-Sadd midfielder Xavi — who won four Champions League titles at Barca between 1998
The scale of Lionel Messi’s achievements on the football pitch are too immense to appreciate in real time. This is a profile of Lionel Messi, who is part of ESPN’s World Fame 100. We are not yet fully aware of the place that Lionel Messi has already carved for himself in the history of football.
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Gemma Soler reports pitchside on what was said regarding Antoine Griezmann’s future after Atletico Madrid’s win over Marseille. The FC crew respond to your tweets about Antoine Griezmann, Bayern Munich and sports gambling in the U.S. Plus, they recap the royal wedding. Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone speaks about the future of his star striker.
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Xavi pays tribute to his former Barcelona and Spain team mate Andres Iniesta. Players, coaches and legends from around the world of football pay tribute to Andres Iniesta as he leaves Barcelona after a storied career. Shaka Hislop and Ale Moreno think Barcelona was disrespectful to La Liga when they prioritized a friendly over Sunday’s
Ernesto Valverde has called on Barcelona to give Andres Iniesta the perfect send-off when the midfielder plays his final game for the club on Sunday.The 34-year-old will bring the curtain down on his glittering career against Real Sociedad at the Nou Camp before moving on to pastures new this summer.Iniesta, a European Championship and World
Gemma Soler reports pitchside on what was said regarding Antoine Griezmann’s future after Atletico Madrid’s win over Marseille. Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone speaks about the future of his star striker. Antoine Griezmann was handed the man of the match award after inspiring Atletico Madrid to win over Marseille in the UEFA Europa League final.
Shaka Hislop and Ale Moreno think Barcelona was disrespectful to La Liga when they prioritized a friendly over Sunday’s match with Levante. Andres Iniesta has warned Barcelona it would be a monumental error to not ensure Sergio Busquets’ future remains tied to the club. Busquets, 29, signed a new deal two years ago but reports
Mamelodi Sundowns might be the dominant force in South African football and continental champions two years ago, but coach Pitso Mosimane admits they were given a reality check by Barcelona last night. Sundowns went 1-0 behind to an early Ousmane Dembele goal before Luis Suarez added another in the 19th minute. But in the end
ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol points the finger at Ernesto Valverde for Barcelona’s unbeaten streak coming to an unexpected end against Levante. Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has expressed his disappointment with a 5-4 loss to Levante that ended their unbeaten run in La Liga on Sunday. The ESPN FC panel discuss the manner in which Barca’s 43-match
Neymar refused to discuss Real Madrid transfer rumours as he won the French League’s Player of the Year award on Sunday. After humiliation on home soil for Brazil in 2014, Ian Darke and ESPN’s expert panel feel redemption could be in the cards for Neymar and company. Lionel Messi says it would be a “huge
ESPN’s Julien Laurens assesses how Atletico striker Antoine Griezmann could fit in Barcelona’s system were he to move to the Camp Nou. Diego Simeone says Atletico Madrid want to keep their best players as speculation mounts that Antoine Griezmann will soon leave the club. Former Atletico Madrid forward Diego Forlan told Onda Cero radio that
Levante Barcelona 5 3 LIVE 66' Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Ernesto Valverde thinks it will be "incredible" if Barcelona can create history by becoming the first team to finish a LaLiga season unbeaten.Barca have cruised to the title in Spain, winning 27 and drawing nine of
Andres Iniesta believes Antoine Griezmann is one of the best strikers in the world but insists he isn’t sure whether Barcelona can sign him from Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone says Atletico Madrid want to keep their best players as speculation mounts that Antoine Griezmann will soon leave the club. “See the way racehorses run?” Diego
The adjectives to describe Andres Iniesta’s 22-year career with Barcelona are endless as he announces he’ll leave the club at the end of the season. As Andres Iniesta prepares for his 38th and final El Clasico, take a look back at his impact on Spain’s biggest derby. Shaka Hislop hails Andres Iniesta’s impact on football
On-loan Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan has received a 16-match suspension from the Professional Football Discipline Committee (PFDK) after pushing a linesman during the closing minutes of Basaksehir’s 1-1 draw against Sivasspor in a Turkish Super Lig game last Friday. The sanction is one of the most severe punishments in Turkish football history. Turan, 30, was
Andres Iniesta provided two world-class assists and Ousmane Dembele added two late goals as La Liga champions Barcelona saw off Villarreal 5-1 on Wednesday to maintain their quest for an unbeaten domestic league season. After Villarreal gave Barcelona the guard of honour that Real Madrid had denied them on Sunday, Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho scored
Sid Lowe dispels the notion that Lionel Messi’s half-time conversation with the referee may have altered some of his calls in El Clasico. Ernesto Valverde claims Barcelona and Real Madrid “would still be playing” if VAR was used in Sunday’s controversial El Clasico. Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is sure Barcelona will finish the campaign undefeated after a 2-2