Following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, the ESPN FC panel question if Real Madrid will have the pieces necessary to win La Liga this season. Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois wishes he can play with Eden Hazard at the club in the future and thanks Chelsea fans for their support. Emilio Butragueno said there is no
News that Kevin De Bruyne will be out for some time is not particularly welcome for Manchester City fans. One of the key men in Pep Guardiola’s centurions last season — no mean feat given the talent in the squad — he’ll be a huge hole for the manager to fill in making his team
With the Premier League back in action, Shaka Hislop and Mark Donaldson predict all of the fixtures ahead of week 2. They are not striking similarities as much as superficial ones. Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are forwards who signed last season for club-record fees in the same bracket, £58 million and £56m.
Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has called for Mesut Ozil to rise above the criticism following a difficult summer for the German playmaker. After Mesut Ozil captained Arsenal to a 5-1 ICC win over PSG, Unai Emery feels the German is capable of donning the armband moving forward. Jurgen Klopp tells ESPN FC’s Mark Ogden
After a summer of big signings, including Arturo Vidal and Malcom, the FC crew assess whether Barcelona are early Champions League favourites. The guys respond to your tweets about Barcelona’s title credentials, Scotland’s international outlook, Bayern Munich and the FC crew’s best dancer. Sid Lowe unpacks the ‘unknown package’ that is Barcelona ahead of the
Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne arrived at the premier of Manchester City’s film about their title winning season on crutches after suffering an injury to his right knee at training. ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop assesses how Man City will fare in Kevin De Bruyne’s absence following his recent knee injury. Former England striker Ian
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Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes the club are working hard to build their brand in the United States and help improve the popularity of the sport. La Liga is coming to the U.S.! Thursday’s announcement of a 15-year partnership with Relevent, a multinational media, sports and entertainment company, means Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates could
Will Alexis Sanchez be the key to Manchester United’s success this season? The ESPN FC guys weigh in. The FC crew choose who they would keep between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho. Craig Burley says Jose Mourinho’s post-match comments and Man United’s opening win over Leicester were just more of the same to start the
ESPN FC’s Mark Donaldson and Shaka Hislop square off in predicting the most notable matches to kick-start the 2018/19 Serie A campaign. Serie A has postponed the weekend’s opening Serie A fixtures involving Genovese clubs Genoa and Sampdoria following the bridge collapse that killed at least 39 people in the Ligurian city on Tuesday, after
Manuel Neuer insists despite the stressing nature of Germany’s World Cup exit, the playing group must move on. Former West Germany striker Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes Germany’s preparation was not up to scratch ahead of the World Cup. Jurgen Klopp tells ESPN FC’s Mark Ogden that although he respects Mesut Ozil’s decision not to play for
Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac says he’s proud his club does things different from Premier League clubs as transfer fees keep rising. Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben has praised the intensity of the training brought in by new head coach Niko Kovac. Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac said Germany international midfielder Sebastian Rudy is free to
The ESPN FC panel answer your tweets on their five-year anniversary, whether this PSG side has what it takes to win the Champions League and more. Paris Saint-Germain have signed defender Thilo Kehrer from Schalke, which has ended interest in Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng, a source close to the French champions has told ESPN FC.
World Cup winner Philipp Lahm will head the Euro 2024 organisation if the German bid wins, the country’s football association (DFB) have said. Lahm, who captained Germany to success at the 2014 World Cup and has since retired, is currently a bid ambassador, with the German candidacy competing against Turkey for Euro 2024. UEFA are
In his first appearance in a Juventus shirt, Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring during the club’s annual intra-squad friendly in Villar Perosa. This week marks 15 years since Cristiano Ronaldo made his Manchester United debut. On Aug. 16, 2003, Sir Alex Ferguson introduced a scrawny 18-year-old as a second-half substitute against Bolton Wanderers on the
Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey insists the team is fully behind their ‘best player’ Antoine Griezmann ahead of the new La Liga season. Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin said he is proud to take over as the club’s captain after having turned down interest from other clubs. After competing in the World Cup with Uruguay,
Watch Cristiano Ronaldo and the stars of Serie A all season long, with every match from the Italian top flight available on ESPN and ESPN+. Following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, the ESPN FC panel question if Real Madrid will have the pieces necessary to win La Liga this season. Stewart Robson reveals his projected
The FC crew choose who they would keep between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho. Julien Laurens shares his insights on Paul Pogba’s cryptic social media post after Manchester United’s win over Leicester. Jose Mourinho says Paul Pogba was the penalty-kick taker of choice for Manchester United after Pogba converted in their win over Leicester City.
The respective ways in which Neymar and Kylian Mbappe returned to Paris Saint-Germain after the World Cup spoke volumes about how they will be viewed this season. The world’s most expensive player, Neymar, joined his teammates in China for the Trophee des Champions against Monaco. But there was no hero’s welcome for the Brazilian. In
Following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, the ESPN FC panel question if Real Madrid will have the pieces necessary to win La Liga this season. Former Real Madrid midfielder Steve McManaman explains why he can’t see his old side catching Barcelona in La Liga after losing Cristiano Ronaldo. With Thibaut Courtois set to join Real