Ahead of their first meeting since the 2011 UCL final, Alejandro Moreno explains why it’s imperative Man United take the game to Barcelona. In 2015, after a summer of rumour and speculation, Manchester United accepted defeat in their attempt to get David De Gea to sign a new contract and agreed to sell the Spaniard
Juan Mata’s father made sure Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola never crossed paths in his Manchester restaurant. Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata’s father has revealed Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho often ate at his restaurant in Manchester at the same time yet “he made sure they did not meet.” Juan Manuel Mata, a businessman and football
In our Africans Abroad review this week, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting went from hero to villain on Sunday as he missed a sitter to prevent Paris Saint-Germain from wrapping up the Ligue 1 title in front of their own fans, while Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita both found the net as Liverpool downed Southampton on Friday.
After another action-packed weekend in soccer, Gab Marcotti reflects on the big talking points in his latest edition of Monday Musings. Jump to: Bayern rout Dortmund | Man City’s Quadruple | Milan-Juve fallout | Arsenal woe | Bravo, Benzema | Rabiot drama at PSG | Watford, Wolves dazzle Barcelona bring Atletico’s season to an end It was
Manchester City’s pursuit of an unprecedented quadruple is entering its final leg — they strolled to a 1-0 win over Brighton to book a place in the FA Cup final. Joining them there are Watford, who staged a remarkable comeback from 2-0 down to win their semifinal against Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 in extra time. In the Premier
The 2018-19 season is reaching its decisive stage, but off the pitch another race is beginning to take shape. Some star players at Europe’s biggest clubs are facing uncertain futures and are laying the groundwork for a move away this summer, while others are waiting to discover whether they will still be wanted next season.
Nick Miller recaps a topsy-turvy weekend, with Premier League and FA Cup semifinal action serving up another football feast. Jump to: Klopp’s Hendo love | Arsenal’s travelling woes | Subbed to the Wolves | Team of the Week | Deulo delight | Deeney’s Jimenez smackdown | Brighton back to business | How disappointing are Burnley?
ESPN FC’s Paul Mariner delves into the latest transfer rumours surrounding David De Gea, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Adrien Rabiot and more in Transfer Rater. The transfer window for Europe’s biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world’s media and set correspondents loose to see what’s
In a bizarre sequence of events, Eric Choupo-Moting prevented his own teammate’s shot from going in by stopping it on the goal line. Paris Saint-Germain will have to wait for at least one more week to seal their eighth Ligue 1 title after a 2-2 draw at home to Strasbourg on Sunday. Lille’s 1-1 draw
Following Real Madrid’s defeat to Valencia, the FC crew assess what needs to be done this summer to inject new life back into Zinedine Zidane’s squad. Real Madrid’s slow limp to the end of the season continued with an uninspiring 2-1 victory at home to Eibar at the Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon. Positives Madrid’s big
An emotional support officer was on hand outside the new stadium as fans arrived for the first Premier League game. The transfer window for Europe’s biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world’s media and set correspondents loose to see what’s on the agenda
The combination of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez was too much for Atletico to handle, as Barcelona all but wrapped up the La Liga title race at the Camp Nou. BARCELONA, Spain — Late goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi saw Barcelona beat 10-man Atletico Madrid 2-0 on Saturday as they opened up an
Bayern seized on Dortmund’s weaknesses from the kickoff to arguably seize control of the title race with six games left. MUNICH, Germany — “Gegen Bayern kann mal verlieren” (“You can lose against Bayern”) is what the hardcore home fans in the Allianz Arena south stand were chanting sarcastically at the final whistle. Yes, you can
Raf Honigstein believes Bayern Munich will have a busy summer transfer window, buying four to five players and spending €200m. Raphael Honigstein assesses the possibility that Jadon Sancho will leave Borussia Dortmund this summer. Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund take on six-time defending champions Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Saturday evening in the most
With the race as close as ever, the FC guys debate who among Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea or Man United are best poised to claim a top-four spot. The Premier League title race between Manchester City and Liverpool is alive and well — but coming just behind them, things are equally fascinating in the battle for
With the race as close as ever, the FC guys debate who among Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea or Man United are best poised to claim a top-four spot. The transfer window for Europe’s biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world’s media and set correspondents
A few months ago, the producers of my show “Always Late w/ Katie Nolan” surprised me on air with tickets to see Liverpool play at Anfield. It’s a trip that has been on my bucket list for a while, although I certainly wasn’t expecting to cross it off with a must-win, title-chase game vs. Spurs
The future of Manchester United is becoming clearer. We now know that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be the permanent manager at Old Trafford. A technical director figure may yet be named — possibly an internal appointment, possibly more of an advisor to Solskjaer and executive vice chairman Ed Woodward. Either way, they’ll be sifting through
BARCELONA, Spain — There’s a joke among local residents in Castelldefels, a town squashed between the sea and the mountains outside of Barcelona, that Philippe Coutinho‘s home is a jinx. Cesc Fabregas bought it months before being sold to Chelsea. Thomas Vermaelen‘s stay there coincided with lengthy spells on the sideline with injuries. Andre Gomes
The international break ended and club soccer resumed with a bang this weekend that saw drama in the Premier League and a slew of controversial moments around Europe. Gab Marcotti recaps the action in his Monday Musings. Jump to: Zidane’s new-look Real | Dortmund’s boost | VAR drama for Chelsea | More Icardi drama |