Football Association to speak with supporters about FA Cup final ticket prices

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has said that his team won’t be the favourites when they face Manchester United in the FA Cup final. The Football Association has agreed to talk to supporters about ticket pricing after criticism about the cost of attending this season’s FA Cup final. Manchester United and […]

Liverpool beware: Kostas Manolas has become a ‘Colossus’ for Roma

ESPN’s Mark Ogden believes Liverpool would be foolish to write off AS Roma, who he feels are capable of beating any team at the Stadio Olimpico. ESPN’s Alison Bender previews the Champions League semi-final matches where Liverpool take on AS Roma and Real Madrid face Bayern Munich. Look back at […]

Jupp Heynckes can say ‘adios’ to Spanish football when Bayern face Madrid

The Heynckes heart won’t be divided — not one iota. But Josef, to his family, Jupp to the rest of the admiring football world, will have to ruthlessly end a love affair with Spain and Spanish football if he’s to finally lower the curtain fittingly on what has been his […]

Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain exits Roma game with ‘serious’ injury

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp sees the positives from his side’s first leg against Roma, even though they gave up two goals in the second half. Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Jordan Henderson were left frustrated with the two goals conceded, despite beating Roma 5-2 at Anfield. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Liverpool midfielder […]

Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain exits Roma game with injury

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain picked up a leg injury and had to leave Tuesday’s Champions League semifinal against Roma in the opening 15 minutes on Tuesday. Oxlade-Chamberlain was involved in a challenge with Roma’s Aleksandar Kolarov and underwent lengthy treatment on the pitch before being carried back to the dressing […]

Exclusive: Roma owner James Pallotta talks Champions League, Serie A and Mo Salah

As Roma prepare to take on Liverpool in the Champions League semifinals, owner James Pallotta sat down with ESPN FC’s Mark Donaldson to talk through the club’s incredible march to the final four. MD: Jim, thank you for having us. It’s a big couple of weeks for yourself and for […]

Napoli captain Marek Hamsik puzzled by Maurizio Sarri’s decisions – agent

Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri comments on their 1-0 win over Juventus as his team close the gap to the Serie A leaders to a single point. Catch all the action from Serie A’s top teams as Napoli trimmed Juve’s Serie A lead to just one point. The ESPN FC guys […]

Diego Costa named to Atletico Madrid squad to face Arsenal

Diego Costa has been named in the Atletico Madrid squad for the first leg of the Europa League semifinal against Arsenal following concerns over a hamstring injury. Atletico confirmed the former Chelsea striker as part of the 20-strong group which would travel to England in a post on the club’s […]

Fan injured outside Anfield as police investigate ‘serious assault’

Liverpool fans got on top of police vans before the Champions League game vs. Roma. One man was injured in a “serious assault” just outside of Anfield ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League semifinal against Roma on Tuesday, police said. A group of about 20 people — alleged by multiple reports […]

Liverpool fans mount police vans ahead of Roma game

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and captain Jordan Henderson say the Reds are ready to take on AS Roma in UEFA Champions League semifinal after knocking out Manchester City. Italian fans arriving for tonight’s Champions League semi final first leg against Liverpool were given a special welcome to the city by […]

Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich – Football Match Preview – May 1, 2018

Managers Zinedine Zidane and Jupp Heynckes both believe the blockbusting Champions League semi-final between holders Real Madrid and Bayern Munich is wide open.The two sides, both giants of the European game, meet each other in the first leg of their eagerly-anticipated last four tie at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday.Madrid, […]

Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid – Football Match Preview – April 25, 2018

Managers Zinedine Zidane and Jupp Heynckes both believe the blockbusting Champions League semi-final between holders Real Madrid and Bayern Munich is wide open.The two sides, both giants of the European game, meet each other in the first leg of their eagerly-anticipated last four tie at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday.Madrid, […]

Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane says determination will count vs. Bayern Munich

Jupp Heynckes speaks of his admiration for Zinedine Zidane ahead of Bayern Munich’s Champions League semifinal clash with Real Madrid. ESPN’s Alison Bender previews the Champions League semi-final matches where Liverpool take on AS Roma and Real Madrid face Bayern Munich. Jupp Heynckes refused to be entertained by the possibility […]

Bayern Munichs definitive test again comes against familiar foes Real Madrid

Relive Bayern’s journey to the last four and a seventh UCL semifinal meeting against Real Madrid. ESPN’s Alison Bender previews the Champions League semi-final matches where Liverpool take on AS Roma and Real Madrid face Bayern Munich. The FC crew are split on whether Bayern Munich or Real Madrid is […]

Bayern Munich trying to stop Real Madrid march to Champions League three peat

Following statements released by the presidents of Juve and Napoli, the FC crew discuss whether referees give Real Madrid preferential treatment. Jupp Heynckes speaks of his admiration for Zinedine Zidane ahead of Bayern Munich’s Champions League semifinal clash with Real Madrid. ESPN’s Alison Bender previews the Champions League semi-final matches […]

Domestic football becoming too predictable for fans – European Leagues group

Manchester City have already won the Premier League with several games yet to take place. The European League umbrella group (EPFL) has warned that fans will soon lose interest in domestic championships if leagues become too predictable. Three major European leagues — the Premier League, the Bundesliga and the Ligue […]

FIFA approves Sergei Eremenko’s switch from Finland to Russia

Sergei Eremenko FIFA has cleared teenage midfielder Sergei Eremenko to play for Russia at the World Cup by approving his change of national eligibility from Finland. A request by the Russian Football Union was approved on Monday, FIFA said. The 19-year-old Eremenko was born in Russia and currently plays on […]

Burnley’s Steven Defour acknowledges Belgium World Cup call-up unlikely after injury

Stoke City took the early lead from Badou Ndiaye’s strike, but couldn’t hold on as Burnley’s Ashley Barnes leveled the score in the 2nd half. Stoke City took the early lead from Badou Ndiaye’s strike, but couldn’t hold on as Burnley’s Ashley Barnes leveled the score in the 2nd half. […]

David De Gea: Manchester United players must step up next season

The ESPN FC team answer your tweets on Alvaro Morata vs. Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United’s comeback, Napoli’s season and more. Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has said that his team won’t be the favourites when they face Manchester United in the FA Cup final.   Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea […]

Barcelona U19s win UEFA Youth League: Five players to watch

The ESPN FC crew compare the Barcelona side that thrashed Sevilla 5-0 with the one that was upset by Roma in the Champions League. BARCELONA — On Tuesday, Barcelona’s victorious under-19 team returned from Nyon. At the airport, a worker greeted them with a rendition of “Championes, Championes” and then […]