Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich secured their second consecutive domestic double on Sunday with a 4-1 win against Leverkusen in the German Cup. Leverkusen were on the hunt for their first title in 27 years — their last win was the German Cup in 1993 — and were hopeful 21-year-old Kai Havertz would be the key
It is May 2015, and Liverpool have become a laughingstock. They are losing 6-1 at Stoke City on the final day of the season, the home supporters are tormenting manager Brendan Rodgers with chants of “You’re getting sacked in the morning” and midfielder Steven Gerrard is ending his 710-game career at the club in humiliation.
The coronavirus pandemic has made the summer transfer window uncertain, but here are the rumours floating around Europe’s big leagues and beyond. Premier League sides eye James on cut-price deal James Rodriguez has reportedly asked to leave Real Madrid, and the Blancos hierarchy are keen to secure a quick sale for the Colombia international in
12:00 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United extended their unbeaten run to 16 games with a 5-2 win over Bournemouth at Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team had to come from behind, but a double from Mason Greenwood, a penalty from Marcus Rashford and goals from Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes ensured United collected another
The world is a different place for all of us these days, but Tammy Abraham still probably can’t believe how his professional life has changed in the space of six months. Abraham began the calendar year with his 16th goal of a breakthrough season for Chelsea and England in a 3-0 home win against Burnley.
There was a tantalising glimpse into Arsenal’s future when Bukayo Saka scored the 43rd-minute goal that set up the Gunners’ crucial 2-0 Premier League victory at Wolves. The teenager’s first league goal not only dented the home side’s hopes of Champions League qualification, but also boosted Arsenal’s previously flickering prospects. It has been a memorable
Chelsea winger Willian said that he would prefer a move to MLS over a return to Brazil once his days in Europe are through. – See how the Premier League table is shaping up– Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– What did you miss? The latest from Europe’s top leagues The Brazilian is
MLS announced that it has postponed the match between FC Dallas and the Vancouver Whitecaps at the MLS is Back Tournament until a later, undisclosed date. – Stream MLS is Back LIVE on ESPN networks and the ESPN App (U.S. only) Dallas has been hit hard by a series of positive tests for COVID-19. FCD
The coronavirus pandemic has made the summer transfer window uncertain, but here are the rumours floating around Europe’s big leagues and beyond. TOP STORY: Spurs turn down Ramsey for Ndombele offer from Juve Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele told manager Jose Mourinho that he never wants to play for him again following a clash last month,
Cristiano Ronaldo has been a prolific scorer and dominant force in England, Spain and Italy during his illustrious career. But how has his playing style altered as he has achieved success with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus? Gab Marcotti dug into the data. (For his look at Lionel Messi‘s career, click here.) Note: Statistics
Jurgen Klopp has said Liverpool will not be giving “Premier League games away like sweets” and will not rotate players for the sake of it despite having the league title secured. Liverpool won the Premier League with seven games to spare but were handed a heavy 4-0 defeat at Manchester City on Thursday evening. With
9:54 AM ET Moises Llorens Sam Marsden Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has told ESPN that Lionel Messi is “too intelligent” to be used in next summer’s elections at the Catalan club. Josep Maria Bartomeu cannot stand for re-election as club president when his mandate expires in 2021 and the jostling has begun to succeed
6:48 PM ET Nick JuddTransfer writer The coronavirus pandemic has made the summer transfer window uncertain, but here are the rumours floating around Europe’s big leagues and beyond. TOP STORY: Sancho ‘agrees terms with United’ The Jadon Sancho saga could be set to come to an end with the news that the England winger has
Step 1: Pundit makes bold declaration in the media. Step 2: Potentially irritated player or manager responds. It’s the circle of life from a football content perspective, and while sometimes it offers just some time-wasting filler, it occasionally offers some meat, too. Typically, anything to do with Jose Mourinho is pretty meaty. After Mourinho’s Tottenham
Saturday sees the German season conclude when Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen, who finished fifth, meet in the German Cup final at Berlin’s Olympiastadion (2 p.m. ET; ESPN2/ESPN Deportes). Gab Marcotti breaks down the game. The pregame form and vibe… For the second straight year — and 13th in the Bundesliga era —
It’s not often that a stylistic rebranding of an international football federation stirs the soul but the Icelandic FA have proven that it is most definitely possible to do it in style. The Football Association of Iceland — or Knattspyrnusamband Islands, to give them their proper name — have launched a new icon for the
3:03 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has completed his move to Bayern Munich, it was announced on Friday. Sane has signed a five-year contract with the German champions after a €49 million (£44.2m) deal was agreed with City. The fee could rise to €60m and also includes a 10% sell-on clause.
Chelsea unveiled their 2020-21 home kit this week, revealing a new stripped back aesthetic and a brand-new shirt sponsor along with it. 2 Related Gone are the abstract mottled motifs (apparently inspired by the architecture of Stamford Bridge) of last year’s jersey, replaced by a slick all-blue number. Clubs love to run out in their
MANCHESTER, England — Applauded onto the pitch and then hunted down and chased off it — some guard of honour that turned out to be for Liverpool at Manchester City as Pep Guardiola’s players delivered a dual statement of intent with an emphatic 4-0 victory over the newly crowned champions on Thursday. Such has been
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has called off negotiations over renewing his contract with the club and is ready to leave the Catalans when his current deal expires in 2021, according to reports from Spanish radio network Cadena Ser. Sources confirmed to ESPN’s Moises Llorens that Messi is said to be angry with Barcelona’s front office