The ESPN FC crew discuss whether Jose Mourinho is really done buying attackers. Jose Mourinho will not be grateful for the manner in which Tottenham swept his team aside in the Premier League on Jan.31, but he may eventually reflect that Mauricio Pochettino and his men did Manchester United a favour. Pochettino ruthlessly proved that,
Juventus scored early and often against Sassuolo, hitting the Neroverdi for seven to leapfrog Napoli into first for the time being. Juventus will be without midfielder Blaise Matuidi for the Champions League tie against Tottenham Hotspur after he suffered a thigh muscle injury at the weekend. France international Matuidi is now set to miss at
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Sid Lowe and the ESPN FC panel contend that Real Madrid will struggle to up their game enough to defeat PSG. Dani Carvajal probably thought he was being clever when he decided to force a yellow card against Apoel in Real Madrid’s penultimate Champions League group-stage match last November. History should have warned him otherwise.
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Despite Real Madrid’s persisting struggles, Craig Burley explains why they are capable of rising to the occasion in the Champions League against high-flying PSG. Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal will miss next week’s Champions League round-of-16 opener against Paris Saint-Germain after UEFA rejected the Spanish club’s appeal over his suspension. The Spain international was handed
Despite Real Madrid’s persisting struggles, Craig Burley explains why they are capable of rising to the occasion in the Champions League against high-flying PSG. Head coach Unai Emery says PSG will try to win every game in the build up to the Champions League tie with Real Madrid, despite admitting he’ll need to protect the
David Beckham and his wife Victoria together during Paris Fashion Week. David Beckham says he will not be attending next week’s Champions League meeting of his former sides Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain — as he has other Valentine’s night plans with wife Victoria. Beckham spent four years at the Bernabeu prior to moving to
Neymar and Giovanni Lo Celso scored world-class goals to lead PSG to a comprehensive away win at Lille in Ligue 1. French Ligue 1: Giovanni Lo Celso (87′) Lille 0-3 PSG Paris Saint-Germain’s Giovani Lo Celso and Alphonse Areola admitted the Champions League is already on the minds of many squad members after a 3-0
Shir Tzedek will not be able to play for eight months. UEFA has banned Hapoel Be’er Sheva defender Shir Tzedek for eight months after he tested positive for a stimulant at a Champions League qualifying game. UEFA says the verdict is “final and binding” because neither the player nor the World Anti-Doping Agency appealed the
UEFA says Panathinaikos face a one-season ban from European competition if they fail to pay creditors this month. The Greek club had a €100,000 fine imposed by UEFA’s club finance panel, with a further €100,000 due if Panathinaikos haven’t “paid the amounts or concluded an agreement with the creditors” by March 1. UEFA did not
From Philippe Coutinho to Alexis Sanchez, Gab Marcotti assesses the notable transfers in January and which clubs profited most. Get a quick recap of the biggest spenders in the Premier League during the January transfer window. From Arsenal’s busy window to the Riyad Mahrez saga, the Exploding Heads run through all the major storylines from
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Atletico Madrid got the scoring punch it needed by adding Diego Costa. For Atletico Madrid, this transfer window was a welcome one, given it was the first transfer window for a good while in which they were actually permitted to register new players. Usually having to fight off interest in their star players, this time
English Premier League: Christian Eriksen (1′) Tottenham 1-0 Manchester United Christian Eriksen’s 11 second strike for Tottenham against Manchester United on Wednesday was the third fastest goal in Premier League history. But who else has scored one of the quickest goals of all-time? 8.1 seconds: Christian Benteke (Belgium 6-0 Gibraltar, World Cup qualifier 2017) Belgium striker
As Jose Mourinho nears his 100th game in charge of Manchester United, take a look back at his Old Trafford journey the past few years. David Beckham talks Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s potential move to MLS, saying it would be terrific for the league but he’d also be happy for him to stay at Manchester United. David
Olivier Giroud has signed up for Chelsea. Chelsea have completed moves for Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud and AS Roma defender Emerson Palmieri. But will both be able to play in the knockout stages of the Champions League? To put it simply: YES! UEFA Champions League regulations allow clubs to register three new players for the knockout rounds.
The ESPN FC crew discuss the mounting pressure on Zinedine Zidane. The ESPN FC crew discuss the mounting pressure on Zinedine Zidane. The ESPN FC crew discuss the mounting pressure on Zinedine Zidane. A fortnight from Real Madrid’s make-or-break Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain, coach Zinedine Zidane has just one fit centre-back and no
The FC crew assess the impact Real Madrid’s “BBC” trio of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo had on the club’s win over Valencia in their first start together in 280 days. Real Madrid snapped a four-match road winless run in La Liga, as Cristiano Ronaldo’s pair of penalties paved the way in a
Massimiliano Allegri insists he is taking nothing for granted when his Juventus side travel to Atalanta for the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final. Juventus will be without Juan Cuadrado for their Champions League round-of-16 clash with Tottenham Hotspur after the Colombian winger was ruled out for at least two months due to injury.