Sid Lowe explains why Lionel Messi will likely remain at Barcelona despite recent turmoil within the club. Steve Nicol and Sid Lowe delve into the areas where Barcelona fell short in their Copa del Rey defeat at Bilbao. Inaki Williams’ stoppage time winner sends Athletic Bilbao past Barca. Watch Copa del Rey on ESPN+. Ale
Crash! By the end of what might just have been the most dramatic night the Copa del Rey has ever experienced, life flowing through its veins, two giants were down. They had fallen, defeated, at the feet of the men from the north, that place where football is something else, something good. Two days earlier,
Steve Nicol says three out of four Real Madrid defenders didn’t belong on the pitch vs. Real Sociedad. Sid Lowe examines Zinedine Zidane’s role in Real Madrid’s quest to bring Kylian Mbappe to the Bernabeu. Sid Lowe gives his take on Gareth Bale’s future at Real Madrid after the winger sat out his fourth straight
Real Sociedad ended Real Madrid’s 21-game unbeaten run by winning 4-3 at the Bernabeu on Thursday to reach the Copa del Rey semifinals for the first time in six years. – Stream Copa del Rey matches on ESPN+ Sociedad’s Sweden forward Alexander Isak inspired an incredible attacking display, scoring twice in the second half to
Shaka Hislop examines the dynamics at play between Lionel Messi and director of football Eric Abidal at Barca. Barcelona coach Quique Setien says all he can do is focus on football, everything else is “out of his control.” Gab Marcotti outlines how the current rift between Lionel Messi and Eric Abidal could progress at Barcelona.
Shaka Hislop leaves Barcelona out of his Power Rankings after losing to Valencia 2-0 in La Liga last weekend. Lionel Messi scores two second-half goals in Barcelona’s 5-0 win vs. Leganes. Watch Copa Del Rey on ESPN+. Barcelona have been handed a daunting trip to Athletic Bilbao in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey
Real Madrid beat Zaragoza 4-0 in the Copa del Rey round of 16. Watch Copa del Rey on ESPN+. Raphael Varane, Lucas Vazquez, Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema were all on the scoresheet as Real Madrid won 4-0 at Real Zaragoza on Wednesday to progress to the Copa del Rey quarterfinals. Varane had the ball
Atletico Madrid chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin urged fans not to lose faith with coach Diego Simeone and his side after their humiliating Copa del Rey defeat by third division side Cultural Leonesa. – WATCH! Copa del Rey replay: Cultural shock Atleti in extra time– Stream all Copa del Rey matches in the U.S. live on
Antoine Griezmann nets two second-half goals to lift Barcelona over UD Ibiza 2-1. Watch Copa del Rey on ESPN+. Shaka Hislop says a healthy Lionel Messi is the only bright spot for Barcelona vs. Valencia. Sid Lowe says Barca manager Quique Setien’s shift in approach will be truly tested against Valencia. Real Madrid will face
Tiny Cultural Leonesa pulled off a shock 2-1 Copa del Rey win over Atletico Madrid in extra time in the round of 32 on Thursday night. – WATCH! Copa del Rey replay: Cultural shock Atleti in extra time– Stream all Copa del Rey matches in the U.S. live on ESPN+ A late equaliser from Cultural’s
Antoine Griezmann nets two second-half goals to lift Barcelona over UD Ibiza 2-1. Watch Copa del Rey on ESPN+. Antoine Griezmann scored twice in the final 20 minutes as a Lionel Messi-less Barcelona came from behind to beat Ibiza 2-1 and avoid a shock Copa del Rey exit at the hands of the third-division side.
Steve Nicol and Shaka Hislop are at odds to whether Ernesto Valverde or the Barcelona players were at fault for their Champions League exit. Dani Alves recalls what it’s like to play for Pep Guardiola and reminisces on his time playing alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar. PSG’s Dani Alves opens up about his singing career
Steve Nicol and Shaka Hislop are at odds to whether Ernesto Valverde or the Barcelona players were at fault for their Champions League exit. BARCELONA, Spain — Ernesto Valverde said he doesn’t see Saturday’s Copa del Rey final as a chance for him to strengthen his position as Barcelona coach amid doubts over his future.
ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe shares his thoughts on how Barcelona should proceed with Ernesto Valverde as his UCL failures continue to overshadow his tenure. Spanish champions Barcelona clash with Valencia in the Copa del Rey final in Seville on Saturday (live on ESPN3, ESPN Deportes at 2:30 p.m.). Sid Lowe tells you all you need
ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop weighs up who will stay and who will go at Barcelona following their UEFA Champions League exit against Liverpool. Mark Donaldson presents his Fantasy La Liga lineup; be sure to join him in the action at ESPN.com/FantasyFC. Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery to treat a medial
ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop weighs up who will stay and who will go at Barcelona following their UEFA Champions League exit against Liverpool. Mark Donaldson presents his Fantasy La Liga lineup; be sure to join him in the action at ESPN.com/FantasyFC. Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has undergone knee surgery and will miss up to six weeks,
Barcelona currently have a five point gap on Atletico Madrid and a 10-point one on Real Madrid. Will anyone catch Barcelona this season in La Liga? Barcelona will remain in the Copa del Rey after the RFEF’s competition committee said on Friday it had rejected Levante’s complaint that the Catalan side fielded an ineligible player.
Atletico Madrid crashed out of the Copa del Rey to Girona on Wednesday following a highly entertaining 3-3 draw at home to the Catalan side, who sneaked through to the quarterfinals on away goals after the tie finished 4-4 on aggregate. Atletico substitute Antoine Griezmann looked to have completed a late turnaround for Diego Simeone’s
FC’s Ale Moreno delves into what is going wrong for Isco at Real Madrid as rumours continue to swirl over his future at the Santiago Bernabeu. The FC guys are incredulous that Isco keeps being left out as Real Madrid struggle to put together results under Santi Solari. Real Madrid made very heavy work of
The FC crew answer your tweets on how far Juventus will go in European and domestic competitions, the chances Real Madrid and Juve do a Dybala-Isco swap & more. FC’s Ale Moreno delves into what is going wrong for Isco at Real Madrid as rumours continue to swirl over his future at the Santiago Bernabeu.