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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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After Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa Steve Nicol says it was “glaringly obvious” that Spurs need Christian Eriksen to win games. Christian Eriksen made a big impact for Tottenham vs. Aston Villa, leaving Shaka Hislop and Mark Donaldson to ponder the chances he gets sold. Julien Laurens explains where things fell apart in Tottenham’s
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ESPN FC’s Julien Laurens shares the latest on Barcelona’s meeting with PSG and explains what it will take for the two sides to come to an agreement. Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has admitted recent discussions over Neymar’s future but denied significant progress has been made. ESPN FC sources revealed the French champions were unhappy
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The FC crew examine Barcelona’s probable lineup to face Athletic after Lionel Messi was left off the list of players traveling to Bilbao. Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says Lionel Messi will not be risked for the Spanish champions’ La Liga opener against Athletic Bilbao on Friday, with the Argentine not being included in the squad
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ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop ranks the three finalists for the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award. The FC crew praise Liverpool’s backup goalkeeper Adrian for his starring role in the Reds’ penalty shootout victory over Chelsea. ESPN FC’s Julien Laurens shares the latest on Barcelona’s meeting with PSG and explains what it will take
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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 manage Gareth Bale, with the Welshman content to stay and fight at Real Madrid. Sid Lowe provides the latest surrounding Neymar’s future amid
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