ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol says Zlatan Ibrahimovic won’t be going back to Manchester United on loan in January for the simple reason that he won’t want to sit on the bench at Old Trafford. Michael Carrick opens up about his hopes for his coaching career, including potentially one day taking charge of Manchester United. Amid
Ross Dyer and Paul Mariner face off ahead of the latest round of UEFA Nations League qualifiers. Paul Mariner is delighted for Gareth Southgate’s England extension and breaks down the UEFA Nations League roster to face Croatia and Spain. England’s Gareth Southgate insists players such as Chelsea’s Ross Barkley must take his chance and prove
Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the Whisper. Here are today’s top five emerging whispers. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.
ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe and the FC panel agree that Luis Enrique’s Spain have flipped the script on the old tiki-taka style of play. Steve Nicol and Brian McBride react to Spain’s relentless domination of World Cup runners-up Croatia in a surprising UEFA Nations League result. Spain forward Paco Alcacer is convinced he made the
Lucien Favre believes his youthful Borussia Dortmund team took time to grow into their UEFA Champions League clash against Monaco. Borussia Dortmund’s head of licenced player department Sebastian Kehl has said Jadon Sancho has no release clause in his new contract, though the club are aware “there will be enquiries” for the winger. Sancho, 18,
Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold believes The Reds can still develop despite being unbeaten in the Premier League. Stewart Robson details exactly how Liverpool were unable to play their normal game against Premier League champions Manchester City. Jurgen Klopp spent his third anniversary as Borussia Dortmund manager reflecting on the Bundesliga-winning campaign he had just overseen.
DORTMUND, Germany — Borussia Dortmund maintained their Bundesliga lead with a crazy 4-3 win over FC Augsburg that was decided by a Paco Alcacer free kick in the sixth minute of stoppage time. It was a heated match at the Westfalenstadion on Saturday, with Augsburg determined to hunt the host for every inch of the
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Paul Mariner is delighted for Gareth Southgate’s England extension and breaks down the UEFA Nations League roster to face Croatia and Spain. England’s Gareth Southgate insists players such as Chelsea’s Ross Barkley must take his chance and prove he deserves a spot in the squad in the UEFA Nations League against Croatia and Spain. England’s
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic has suffered a torn calf muscle, casting doubt on his availability for the U.S. men’s national team’s international friendlies this month against Colombia and Peru. The German club announced the injury Wednesday, characterizing it as “torn calf fibers.” The 20-year-old did not play in Dortmund’s 3-0 Champions League win against
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LEVERKUSEN, Germany — Borussia Dortmund moved into the top of the Bundesliga table after a spectacular 4-2 come-from-behind win against Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday after trailing 2-0 at half-time. They move one point ahead of Bayern Munich, who fell 2-0 at Hertha Berlin on Friday. After BVB’s 7-0 rout over Nurnberg on Wednesday, the Topspiel
Borussia Dortmund scored four times in the last 25 minutes to come from two goals down and beat Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 on Saturday to climb top of the the Bundesliga. Goals from Jacob Bruun Larsen in the 65th minute, Marco Reus in the 69th and two from Paco Alcacer in the last five minutes overturned
DORTMUND, Germany — The crowd reverted to benign applause at the sidestreet bar Viertelliebe, a stone’s throw away from the Borussia Dortmund’s vaunted Wastfalenstadion, as referee Marco Fritz’s final whistle at the Olympiastadion sealed Bayern Munich’s first loss of the season on Friday night. The crowd at the outskirts of Dortmund’s city-centre did not turn too
DORTMUND, Germany — Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus felt very honoured after scoring his 100th career goal for the club, as his team dismantled FC Nurnberg 7-0 on Wednesday. Reus, 29, scored a brace and provided an assist in a highly lopsided tie against the Franconian outfit. “Scoring the 100th goal means a lot to
Marco Reus’ brace gave him 100 goals as a Borussia Dortmund player. DORTMUND, Germany — Borussia Dortmund comfortably dealt with promoted side FC Nurnberg on Wednesday night, shellacking the Franconian outfit 7-0. The Black and Yellow reduce Bayern Munich’s lead at the top of the table to two points after the league leaders drew 1-1
The German football association (DFB) has opened investigations against Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund following incidents that occurred before the teams’ 1-1 draw on Saturday. Hoffenheim owner Dietmar Hopp was verbally abused by some travelling Borussia Dortmund fans who displayed several offensive banners, including one showing a portrait of the 78-year-old in crosshairs with “Hasta La
Borussia Dortmund head coach Lucien Favre says Axel Witsel’s integration into their squad has been very quick, despite a late return from the World Cup. The World Cup winner watched Usain Bolt trial first-hand during his time at Borussia Dortmund. Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze has been advised to join Liverpool in order to revive
Borussia Dortmund head coach Lucien Favre says Axel Witsel’s integration into their squad has been very quick, despite a late return from the World Cup. SINSHEIM, Germany — Borussia Dortmund’s United States forward Christian Pulisic has said he should have been given a penalty in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim. Pulisic, who turned 20 on
Hoffenheim have banned at least 33 Borussia Dortmund supporters from the Rhein-Neckar-Arena for the Bundesliga game on Saturday after they were identified as having insulted Hoffenheim owner Dietmar Hopp last season. The fans are also awaiting criminal proceedings by Heidelberg’s public prosecution after insulting Hopp and his mother during the final match of last season.