Jose Mourinho explains the role he envisions for Zlatan Ibrahimovic coming off the bench for Man United against Basel. Craig Burley says the matches preceding the Manchester Derby are key for Man United if they want to challenge City for the title. Jose Mourinho explains how playing Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial together affects Man
Manchester United slumped to a surprise 1-0 defeat to Basel in the Champions League on Wednesday. Manchester United slumped to a surprise 1-0 defeat to Basel in the Champions League on Wednesday. Manchester United slumped to a surprise 1-0 defeat to Basel in the Champions League on Wednesday. It’s the morning after the night before
The ESPN FC panel pinpoint where Borussia Dortmund’s biggest shortcomings lie following their 2-1 defeat against Tottenham. Six points in three games on Matchday 5 was one of the better returns for the three German clubs in this year’s rather wretched Champions League campaign. Genuine happiness, however, was in short supply once more. Collectively, RB
Roma were made to wait for Champions League knockout qualification following defeat at Atletico Madrid. Roma were made to wait for Champions League knockout qualification following defeat at Atletico Madrid. Roma were made to wait for Champions League knockout qualification following defeat at Atletico Madrid. Roma’s bid to qualify for the round of 16 of
Jupp Heynckes says he told Arturo Vidal he needed to improve his physical shape if he wanted to keep his place at Bayern. Forget Borussia Dortmund or upstarts RB Leipzig, the Bundesliga’s original Klassiker is Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Monchengladbach. The two heavyweights dominated Germany from the end of the 1960s until 1981, with Bayern
Reigning champions Seattle Sounders have one foot in MLS Cup after putting two away goals past Houston. The Western Conference final first leg, in which the Seattle Sounders beat the Dynamo 2-0 in Houston, was not a game to draw a lot of applicable lessons from. In large part, that’s because it was played in
Steve Nicol responds to your tweets on all things Liverpool after their second-half collapse saw them draw 3-3 at Sevilla. Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool opened the door for Sevilla to fight back for a draw after going 3-0 up in the first half. Wednesday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s
Shaka Hislop and Alexis Nunes go head-to-head in predicting Wednesday’s marquee Champions League matches. Antonio Conte praises Eden Hazard’s display in what he describes as an important win for Chelsea at West Brom. Wednesday night’s match against Qarabag presents Chelsea with the opportunity to take a notable step. A win in Azerbaijan would guarantee their
Steve Nicol responds to your tweets on all things Liverpool after their second-half collapse saw them draw 3-3 at Sevilla. With the January window on the horizon, there’s plenty brewing in the transfer market. All the latest deals and potential deals can be found here. Sevilla to win Pastore race Sevilla look set to beat
John Stones has been ruled out for up to six weeks at Manchester City. John Stones has been ruled out for up to six weeks at Manchester City. There’s little for Pep Guardiola to grumble about at the moment. His Manchester City team have raced into an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier
Craig Burley says the matches preceding the Manchester Derby are key for Man United if they want to challenge City for the title. Jose Mourinho explains how playing Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial together affects Man United’s defensive shape. Following Paul Pogba’s display in his return for Man United, the FC crew debate how much
Check out all the best moments from Serie A’s top sides, as Inter Milan surpassed Juventus to take second place. With a convincing 2-0 win over Atalanta, Inter moved back ahead of Juventus into second place in Serie A. While the Nerazzurri took the initiative for the whole game, they were held in the first
Cesc Fabregas has thrived for Chelsea since Antonio Conte modified his tactics. Four wins on the bounce for Chelsea have taken Antonio Conte’s men to third place, one behind Manchester United. What seemed clear in the 4-0 pounding of West Bromwich Albion is that Conte believes Cesc Fabregas can only play with two holding midfielders.
Jupp Heynckes knows Robert Lewandowski can score but needs to find others for Bayern Munich to succeed. Bayern Munich pushed their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to six points by thumping Augsburg. Not much to see here; it was one-way traffic and Robert Lewandowski bagged two goals, bringing his seasonal total to 17.
Vincenzo Montella understands the challenge AC Milan are facing in many areas. Lorenzo Insigne’s performance for Napoli on Saturday night was just another cruel reminder of what former Italy boss Gian Piero Ventura — and nobody else — failed to realize: Right now he’s easily one of the best attacking players in Europe. Napoli won
Shaka Hislop says Spurs shouldn’t worry after losing at Arsenal, but Steve Nicol questions their confidence away from home. Never mind those Arsenal/Tottenham combined XIs that were all the rage or that Arsene Wenger’s sporting obituary has been written many times over; Saturday’s North London derby was a reminder that fitness matters and tactics matter
With Neymar already being linked to Real Madrid, PSG correspondent Jonathan Johnson assesses the Brazilian’s future at PSG. They are the two teams in Europe attracting the most attention this season: Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are playing some beautiful football, winning, and leaving their rivals trailing. But which is the more exciting to watch?
Edinson Cavani’s double led the way as PSG cruised to a home victory over Nantes and added to their lead atop the table. PARIS — Paris Saint-Germain moved six points clear at the top of Ligue 1 with a 4-1 win over Nantes at Parc des Princes on Saturday. Claudio Ranieri’s men were well organised
Robert Lewandowski bagged a brace to power Bayern Munich’s comfortable 3-0 home win over Augsburg. Robert Lewandowski bagged a brace to power Bayern Munich’s comfortable 3-0 home win over Augsburg. Chasing a sixth consecutive league title, Bayern Munich cruised six points clear at the top of the Bundesliga with a comfortable 3-0 win over Augsburg,
Vincent Kompany was lucky to not see red early but Man City went on to down Leicester to continue their unbeaten run. Craig Burley dissects Vincent Kompany’s lucky moment of not being sent off, but also examines City’s attacking brilliance. Manchester City continued their domination of the Premier League with an imperious display at Leicester,