UEFA Champions League

Sid Lowe explains the significance of Lionel Messi publicly commenting on Barcelona’s failed effort to bring back Neymar. ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop explains how Lionel Messi could add to his already historic career by reuniting with Pep Guardiola at Man City. Lionel Messi explains whether or not he’d like to remain at Barcelona, after news
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Frank LeBoeuf says Neymar’s father has stoked the fire with his latest comments ahead of his son’s return to action with PSG. Craig Burley says he’ll feel absolutely no sympathy for Neymar if the Paris Saint-Germain supporters jeer him in his return. ESPN FC’s Ale Moreno explains why Kylian Mbappe’s presence at PSG makes Neymar
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Azerbaijan earned their first point of the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a late equalizer that cancelled out Luka Modric’s first half penalty. Nikola Vlasic takes on Slovakia’s defense by himself and opens the scoring for Croatia in a 4-0 away win. Romania scored twice in the first 15 minutes as they prevailed 4-1 over
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Lionel Messi opens up about Cristiano Ronaldo’s dinner invite, saying he’d enjoy having a meal with the Portuguese international. The Serie Awesome podcast crew provide their grades on Juve’s summer dealings, where questions arise over keeping “dead weight” players. As Barcelona’s stuttering start continued with a 2-2 draw at Osasuna, Steve Nicol is still baffled
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As Barcelona’s stuttering start continued with a 2-2 draw at Osasuna, Steve Nicol is still baffled they’re struggling even without Lionel Messi. Barcelona’s President Josep Bartomeu admitted the club were trying to sign Neymar from PSG in the summer but wont be making a move for him in January. Sid Lowe discusses the ramifications for
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Shaka Hislop presents his weekly power rankings and is given quite a bit of stick by the FC guys for how he ordered the top 10. Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen explains why Liverpool’s front three are the perfect combination of selfish and selfless. ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol thinks Sadio Mane’s temper tantrum is “the
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Can’s frustration and omission from Juve’s CL squad could have been easily avoided. Instead, he’s forced to spectate. It’s one half of the transfer season, and it’s often the side that gets overlooked.  Selling. And doing it well. It’s also what is making Juventus’ summer — beyond the excitement generated by Matthijs de Ligt, Merih Demiral,
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ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol recaps Juventus’ extraordinary 4-3 win over Napoli in Turin. ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti reacts to the news that Juventus’ talisman Giorgio Chiellini has a torn ACL and will be out until at least February Emre Can has said he is extremely shocked after Juventus did not include him in their Champions League
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Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk won the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award on Thursday, taking the prize over Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo. The award was handed to Netherlands captain at the end of the UEFA Champions League group stage draw ceremony, held in Monaco. – UCL draw: Madrid get PSG; Barca, BVB,
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The Luck Index shows Manchester City were unlucky not to pass 100 points again, and beat Liverpool to the Premier League by a bigger margin. Shaka Hislop evaluates the first Saturday of the Premier League season, praising Manchester City and Brighton while rigorously defending VAR. Man City kicked off their season perfectly with a 5-0
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ESPN FC’s Julien Laurens explains why a return to Barcelona would make the most sense for Neymar, should he decide to leave PSG this summer. Gab Marcotti provides an update on the Neymar’s future with Paris Saint-Germain, after chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s comments warning the Brazilian. Paris Saint-Germain’s appeal over Neymar‘s three-match Champions League
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With reports Barcelona are set to trigger Antoine Griezmann’s release clause, the FC guys assess how the France star will fit into the current side. ESPN FC’s Craig Burley believes Barcelona won’t be so hasty to get rid of Coutinho and will give him one more season to turn it around. Barcelona striker Luis Suarez
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The FC guys mention Manchester United’s ’99 treble winners and Arsenal’s ’98 side when questioning if Man City are the best team of the Premier League era. Pep Guardiola was infuriated after Manchester City’s historic domestic treble after being accused of “receiving money” through separate payments from the club’s Abu Dhabi owners. Manchester City have
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ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol fails to see a positive outcome should Jurgen Klopp decide to take a sabbatical at the end of his Liverpool contract in 2022. Craig Burley rates the latest transfer rumours, including Tottenham’s summer plans, Man United’s right-back search and Mohamed Salah’s future. After Liverpool’s first UCL title since 2005, the FC
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