The guys respond to your tweets about Lionel Messi, Gab Marcotti looking like a teddy bear, West Ham’s woes, sleeping on the job and pregame music. Check out all the action you might have missed this weekend, from Kyle Walker’s stunning winner to Lionel Messi and Barcelona’s dominant win. Lionel Messi scored twice in a
Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino admitted that his side played their defeat to Watford like a friendly match and turned into a long ball side. Watford maintain their scintillating start to the season, beating a loaded Tottenham side and maintaining their perfect record heading into the international break. Son Heung-min cannot thank Tottenham enough for allowing him
Spain coach Luis Enrique says that he rates both Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata and stresses that they have very different qualities. Lionel Messi scored twice in a game where Barcelona found the net eight times to remain perfect. Barcelona are the clear favourites in Group B of the Champions League, but the FC crew
Real Madrid’s Julen Lopetegui has again refused to commit to who his number one goalkeeper is after new signing Thibaut Courtois is yet to start for the club. The transfer window is now closed across Europe and while some of the continent’s major clubs enjoyed a strong summer in the market, others were left frustrated.
Barcelona are the clear favourites in Group B of the Champions League, but the FC crew think Tottenham could struggle to finish ahead of Inter Milan. Barcelona’s Ernesto Valverde was left fuming at the state of Real Valladolid’s pitch during their 2-1 win in La Liga and feels the club kept in that condition to
BARCELONA — Huesca’s trip to Barcelona this weekend has it all if you’re a fan of “little club takes on big club” bingo. The whole of Huesca’s budget smaller than Lionel Messi’s salary? Check.The population of the town fitting into Camp Nou (nearly two times over)? Check.A first-ever top flight meeting between the two sides?
FC’s Paul Mariner finds it tough to choose Man United to advance from Group H, noting the current negative climate of the club. Craig Burley says Cristiano Ronaldo’s goalless start for Juventus is of no concern, offering a reminder Ronaldo has a recent history of dry spells. Gab Marcotti speaks to Alexis Nunes about the
As the drama between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho continues, Mark Ogden assesses Pogba’s role at Manchester United and whose side the fans are on. The English transfer window is closed, but the rest of Europe (except Italy) is still open for business, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along
ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno shares his thoughts on this weekend’s Player Power Rankings, which feature a host of first-timers in the top 10. Get caught up on all the action from the weekend, including Cristiano Ronaldo’s home debut for Juventus and Real Madrid’s scare at Girona. Barcelona’s Ernesto Valverde was left fuming at the state
As the drama between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho continues, Mark Ogden assesses Pogba’s role at Manchester United and whose side the fans are on. Alejandro Moreno and Shaka Hislop delve into Man United’s performance against Brighton and Paul Pogba’s post-match comments regarding his attitude. Shaka Hislop and Stewart Robson explain what Jose Mourinho’s positive
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Julien Laurens and Ian Darke join the FC panel to answer your latest questions from the twittersphere. Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde explains what Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus means for his rivalry with Lionel Messi. Arturo Vidal has said Bayern Munich would have won the last two Champions Leagues if VAR technology had been used,
Spain’s Players’ Association is asking the Spanish League to abandon plans to play a La Liga match in the United States and claim a strike isn’t out of the question. Gab Marcotti details how playing in the United States can benefit all La Liga clubs, not just headline acts Barcelona and Real Madrid. BARCELONA —
La Liga players are unanimously against playing a league game outside of Spain and have not ruled out going on strike. Captains and players representing the Spanish top-division clubs, including Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos and Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets, met on Wednesday afternoon in Madrid to discuss La Liga’s plans to stage a game in the
The ESPN FC crew answer your tweets on Barcelona’s biggest weakness, Luis Suarez’s future and if Liverpool have any vulnerabilities this season. Craig Burley and Paul Mariner make their predictions for the La Liga season, and one of them is backing Diego Costa for a big season. Will the real Luis Suarez please stand up?
The ESPN FC crew answer your tweets on Barcelona’s biggest weakness, Luis Suarez’s future and if Liverpool have any vulnerabilities this season. The English transfer window is closed, but the rest of Europe is still open for business, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout
Lionel Messi scored two goals, including the 6,000th for Barcelona in La Liga, to lead the reigning champions past Alaves in their season opener. Lionel Messi scored his 6000th goal in La Liga history, as Barcelona put away Alaves 3-0. Craig Burley and Paul Mariner make their predictions for the La Liga season, and one
BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says La Liga’s plan to take one fixture per season to the United States or Canada strikes him as “strange.” La Liga announced on Thursday that an agreement with Relevant, the organisers of the International Champions Cup, would see one game played in North America each year to
Italian-based strikers Lautaro Martinez and Giovanni Simeone are among the 20 new faces in Argentina’s squad for upcoming friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia, while Lionel Messi was not included as expected. Messi was left out after requesting an unspecified time out from international duty following Argentina’s disappointing World Cup campaign, after which coach Jorge Sampaoli left