Month: July 2019

ESPN FC’s Stewart Robson goes game by game to illustrate where Real Madrid were most vulnerable during their lacklustre showing in the ICC. Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane appeared irritated after repeated questions on reports that out-of-favour star Gareth Bale was golfing back in Spain during the team’s 1-0 loss on Tuesday to Tottenham Hotspur
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By Moises Llorens and Jeff Carlisle Relive the best moments from last night’s MLS Skills Challenge in Orlando. Former Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran Torres is in talks with MLS club Chicago Fire and Brazilian side Sao Paulo, according to ESPN FC sources. The Spaniard left Atleti at the end of last season and has received
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Steve Nicol breaks down how the possible absences of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane will affect Liverpool early in the season. The FC crew discuss the root causes of Liverpool’s summer struggles and whether they will carry into the start of the season. Liverpool winger Harvey Elliott has “wholeheartedly” apologised for appearing to mock
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2:00 PM ET Dermot Corrigan Karim Benzema’s hat trick helped Real Madrid to a much-needed 5-3 victory over Fenerbahce in Wednesday’s Audi Cup third-place match in Munich. Benzema was the bright spot in Madrid’s win with an excellently taken treble, but Fenerbahce did regularly find gaps in the Los Blancos rearguard and goals from Garry
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Steve Nicol breaks down how the possible absences of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane will affect Liverpool early in the season. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was surprised to hear one reporter refer to the Community Shield as a pre-season friendly. The FC crew discuss the root causes of Liverpool’s summer struggles and whether
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Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk won the Premier League Player of the Year in May. Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo are among the nominees for FIFA’s The Best award for 2019, along with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, organisers have announced. Premier League Player of the Year Van Dijk won the Champions League
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After Niko Kovac expressed his interest in Leroy Sane, the FC crew delve into whether the winger should go to Bayern or stick with Man City. Craig Burley and Ian Darke recap Bayern Munich’s emphatic 3-1 win over Real Madrid in their International Champions Cup match at Houston’s NRG Stadium. Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp tells ESPN FC’s Melissa Reddy that re-signing Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona would take “big, big money” and “it’s not our year for that.” Steve Nicol says Liverpool need quality attacking depth and bringing back Philippe Coutinho could be a sensible move if they can afford him. Stewart Robson cites Barcelona’s defeats
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The FC crew weigh in after LA Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he’s “by far” the best player in MLS even compared to LAFC’s Carlos Vela. Cristhian Paredes found the net twice for Portland, to ensure the Timbers 4-0 win over LA Galaxy at Providence Park. To watch MLS, sign up to ESPN+. Major League Soccer:
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Ross Dyer and Shaka Hislop go through the nominees for FIFA’s The Best men’s player award, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Virgil van Dijk. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was surprised to hear one reporter refer to the Community Shield as a pre-season friendly. Steve Nicol breaks down how the possible absences of Mo Salah,
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ESPN sits down with Joao Felix at the MLS All-Star Game to discuss why he joined Atletico Madrid and his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo. Diego Simeone discusses how Mexico international and Atletico Madrid newcomer Hector Herrera fits into his plans tactically this season. Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone shares his early impressions of Joao Felix
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