Month: August 2019

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice after LA Galaxy went down to 10 men, but a wild gaffe helped Seattle earn a draw. To watch MLS sign up to ESPN+. Major League Soccer: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (66′) LA Galaxy 2-1 Seattle Sounders. To watch MLS sign up to ESPN+. Major League Soccer: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (45′) LA Galaxy 1-1
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backed Alexis Sanchez to come good at Man United despite speculation he’ll leave Old Trafford. ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol examines how a potential loan move to Roma could be the solution to Alexis Sanchez’s struggles at Manchester United. Whether they are finding Paul Pogba a new club or preparing Neymar for Barcelona,
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Toni Kroos’ stunning goal helped Real Madrid beat Celta Vigo as Luka Modric was sent-off for a stamp on Denis Suarez. Alejandro Moreno and Stevie Nicol break down Gareth Bale’s scintillating performance against Celta Vigo and wonder if Zidane will be forced to make Bale a regular again for Real Madrid. Real Madrid coach Zinedine
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Steve Nicol feels Liverpool’s bench could still do with another young, hungry attacker to help out the world class front three. Craig Burley examines how Adrian’s injury caused by a pitch invader affects Liverpool and recalls other strange ways players have gotten injured. SOUTHAMPTON, England — Liverpool had to huff and puff to gain three
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Paco Alcacer scored two of Dortmund’s five goals. Getty Title contenders Borussia Dortmund crushed Augsburg 5-1 in their Bundesliga opener on Saturday, with two goals from Paco Alcacer, to lay down an emphatic marker after champions Bayern Munich slipped up in their season premiere a day earlier. Augsburg stunned the hosts with Florian Niederlechner‘s goal after
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Steve Nicol says that the combination of new signing Dani Ceballos with Aubameyang and Lacazette could propel Arsenal into the top four. LONDON — It was tougher than it needed to be, but Arsenal showed just enough craft to work themselves out of a tight spot and emerge victorious against a typically dogged Burnley side on
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ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop shares his thoughts on Manchester United’s transfer dealings and their current standing among Europe’s elite. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backed Alexis Sanchez to come good at Man United despite speculation he’ll leave Old Trafford. ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol explains why Jadon Sancho should depart Dortmund and take the next step in his
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Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho is set to join Bayern Munich on a one-year loan, Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed. “I can confirm [Bayern sporting director] Hasan Salihamidzic and I were in Barcelona last Wednesday. And we reached an agreement with both the club and the player over a transfer,” Rummenigge told reporters after his
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Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp provides an update on Adrian following his freak injury he suffered from a fan during UEFA Super Cup celebrations. Liverpool have handed a new long-term contract to promising teenage midfielder Curtis Jones. The 18-year-old signed his first professional deal with the club last February after making his Under-23s debut a month earlier.
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This year’s Bundesliga season is upon us and so it seems only right to identify some intriguing themes for the coming months. With Bayern Munich having just advanced to a seventh successive championship, the Bavarians look like the obvious favourites for this year’s title, but that doesn’t account for some interesting developments elsewhere in the
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Chelsea’s Frank Lampard is ”disgusted” by the online racist abuse towards striker Tammy Abraham after he missed their fifth penalty in their Super Cup defeat to Liverpool. Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has said he was “disgusted” by the abuse received by forward Tammy Abraham following their defeat to Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup. Abraham’s
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Neymar has been named in Brazil’s squad for next month’s friendlies against Colombia and Peru as speculation continues over where the forward will play his club football this season. The Paris Saint-Germain star has recovered from the ankle injury he picked up while on international duty in June, which prevented him from playing at the
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Craig Burley feels Zinedine Zidane must work with what he’s got if Real Madrid fail to sign Paul Pogba or Neymar this summer. Julien Laurens discusses Zinedine Zidane’s future at Real Madrid after reports claimed he is unhappy his transfer requests have not been fulfilled. The FC crew examine Zinedine Zidane’s options for how he’ll
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Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola believes Liverpool are the only side better than Tottenham in Europe and are real contenders for the league title. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says Spurs are ready to compete for Premier League title with Manchester City. After Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa Steve Nicol says it was “glaringly obvious” that
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