The FC guys offer Thomas Tuchel some examples of PSG’s imperfections after he called their defeat against Liverpool “not logical or correct.” Craig Burley believes PSG’s inability to close down and apply pressure in midfield was what cost them against Liverpool’s potent attack. ESPN FC’s Craig Burley and Paul Mariner break down Liverpool’s deserved win
Tensions are mounting between the Exploding Heads as they argue over which one of them is Cristiano Ronaldo’s biggest fan. The guys respond to your tweets about a “backhanded compliment,” Cristiano Ronaldo’s red card and whether Neymar is overrated. Cristiano Ronaldo’s €1 billion release clause in his Real Madrid contract was “not there to be
Alexis Nunes and Craig Burley square off in predicting some of the more notable fixtures during week 5 of La Liga. Brazilian teenager Vinicius Jr. has been called into the Real Madrid squad for Saturday’s La Liga game at home to Espanyol, taking the youngster closer to his debut for the European champions following his
Sir Alex Ferguson called his former Manchester United charge Paul Scholes the “perfect player” in a video message played for a tribute to the midfielder at Old Trafford on Thursday night. In the message, Ferguson said in part: “And the goals he’s scored, unbelievable. He was an absolute perfect player and no matter how many great
ESPN FC chronicles Liverpool’s Champions League matchweek against PSG, from the buildup around the city to the celebrations following Firmino’s winner. Liverpool are creating a new training complex which will see both the first and the youth teams training at the same complex in the club’s history. LIVERPOOL, England — Jurgen Klopp said he is
Hoffenheim have banned at least 33 Borussia Dortmund supporters from the Rhein-Neckar-Arena for the Bundesliga game on Saturday after they were identified as having insulted Hoffenheim owner Dietmar Hopp last season. The fans are also awaiting criminal proceedings by Heidelberg’s public prosecution after insulting Hopp and his mother during the final match of last season.
Juventus’ Massimiliano Allegri admitted his side could’ve played better but were more focused on finally getting Cristiano Ronaldo on the score sheet. Juventus’ Massimiliano Allegri insists Douglas Costa’s red card for spitting at Federico Di Francesco was completely out of character during their 2-1 win over Sassuolo. It took 320 minutes, but Cristiano Ronaldo finally
Mesut Ozil marked his 200th Arsenal appearance with a goal, leading the Gunners to three points against Newcastle at St. James’ Park. Arsenal manager Unai Emery dismissed suggestions that his relationship with Mesut Ozil is strained. LONDON — Unai Emery is confident that Arsenal can cope with the departure of chief executive Ivan Gazidis, and
With reports that Girona are set to face Barcelona in Miami this coming January, the FC crew share their varying opinions on La Liga coming to the U.S. La Liga president Javier Tebas has branded FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s comments “incoherent” regarding the proposed match in Miami between Barcelona and Girona. Infantino has expressed reservations about
Bayern Munich have seven competitive games in a span of three weeks following the first international break of the season. Jerome Boateng has said he came close to leaving Bayern Munich in the summer and called for more support from the club’s hierarchy after feeling let down in the wake of criticism following Germany’s World
Sergio Ramos makes fun of Antoine Griezmann’s claims that he ‘eats at the same table as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.’ ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno and Ross Dyer make their picks for the first day of Champions League fixtures. Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has laughed off Antoine Griezmann’s Ballon d’Or claims after the Atletico
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic said that a bit a of luck was involved in scoring a late winner on his birthday against Club Brugge in a 1-0 Champions League victory on Tuesday night. Pulisic, who replaced Champions League debutant Jadon Sancho in the 69th minute to make his 100th appearance for Dortmund, stuck his
France coach Didier Deschamps says it’s a pity his striker didn’t make the final three considering his achievements with the national team and Atletico Madrid over the past year. Diego Simeone feels every team have their own characteristics and must not try to play in Pep Guardiola or any other managers style. Antoine Griezmann has
With reports that Girona are set to face Barcelona in Miami this coming January, the FC crew share their varying opinions on La Liga coming to the U.S. La Liga may not get permission from FIFA to hold Girona’s home game against Barcelona in Miami on Jan. 26, 2019, with president Gianni Infantino expressing doubt.
ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop wonders if Antoine Griezmann’s recent trophy success is enough to catapult him into the Ballon d’Or discussion. France coach Didier Deschamps says it’s a pity his striker didn’t make the final three considering his achievements with the national team and Atletico Madrid over the past year. Diego Simeone feels every team
The World Cup winner watched Usain Bolt trial first-hand during his time at Borussia Dortmund. Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre discusses his feelings about the upcoming Champions League draw and feels his side can do something special in the tournament. United States international Christian Pulisic is set to return to Borussia Dortmund’s squad for their
Stewart Robson explains how Jurgen Klopp’s side cemented their fifth successive Premier League victory against Tottenham. ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop says he doesn’t like what he’s seen so far from Liverpool’s strikers to start the season. LONDON — Andrew Robertson said Liverpool will not focus on Neymar’s reputation for diving ahead of their opening Champions
On-loan Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson scored on his debut for Hoffenheim, equalising late in the 2-1 loss to Fortuna Dusseldorf on Saturday. Nelson, 18, was loaned out at the transfer deadline last month after signing a new contract with Arsenal. Named in the matchday squad for the first time, Nelson entered as a substitute for
Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé scored in quick succession to offset Aritz Elustondo’s goal and earn Barcelona a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Real Sociedad. Luis Suarez lauded the impact of substitute Philippe Coutinho as Barcelona came from a goal down to beat Real Sociedad 2-1 at Anoeta on Saturday. Aritz Elustondo gave the home side
Diego Simeone feels every team have their own characteristics and must not try to play in Pep Guardiola or any other managers style. Diego Simeone defended the substitution of Rodri in the second half of Atletico Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Eibar on Saturday, saying that he did so in an attempt to secure a victory.