Day: March 14, 2019

Dynamo Kiev vs. Chelsea – Football Match Report – March 14, 2019

14/03/2019

Olivier Giroud had a hat trick as Chelsea demolished Dynamo Kiev 5-0 in their Europa League round-of-16 second leg to win the tie 8-0 on aggregate. Chelsea took a 3-0 first-leg lead into the match in Kiev and added an away goal inside of five minutes when Giroud pounced on a Ruben Loftus-Cheek header following […]

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PSG to give Tuchel contract extension despite Man United failure – sources

14/03/2019

PSG correspondent Julien Laurens calls PSG’s capitulation to Manchester United worse than when they lost a 4-goal lead to Barcelona 2 seasons ago. Julien Laurens believes PSG’s win at Old Trafford is evidence of Thomas Tuchel’s ability to prepare his players and win tactical battles. Thomas Tuchel will sign a contract extension with PSG in […]

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Arsenal ready for ‘difficult’ Rennes test in Europa League second leg – Emery

14/03/2019

ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol explains what Arsenal will have to get right if they want to mount a comeback in their Europa League second leg against Rennes. Arsenal manager Unai Emery says he is relishing the difficult task of attempting to overturn a two-goal deficit in their Europa League last-16 second leg against Rennes on […]

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Arsenal charged by FA over conduct of fans in Manchester United game

14/03/2019

Following the attack on Aston Villa star Jack Grealish, the FC crew discuss the factors causing a rise in toxic behaviour by fans. Arsenal will face a Football Association charge for the behaviour of their supporters in Sunday’s Premier League match at home to Manchester United. A Gunners fan ran onto the pitch after Pierre-Emerick […]

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Scholes quits Oldham after one month in charge of club

14/03/2019

ESPN’s Mark Ogden sits down with Gary Neville and Paul Scholes to discuss Salford City’s journey so far and what the future holds for the club. Paul Scholes has left his role as manager of Oldham after just 31 days in charge. The former Manchester United midfielder’s job with his hometown club was the first senior […]

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Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard exclusive: Criticism won’t make me change

14/03/2019

ESPN drops by Jesse Lingard’s house, where the Man United star explains how a chat with Marcus Rashford gave birth to the ‘JLingz’ goal celebration. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard as being a ‘big game player’ after scoring against Arsenal in their FA Cup win. MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United attacker Jesse Lingard […]

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Premier League’s Champions League dominance is a good omen for Man United

14/03/2019

Sadio Mane scored a brilliant brace as the Reds and Barcelona advanced to the Champions League quarterfinals. Steve Nicol credits Liverpool for their return to the final eight of the Champions League, despite not playing to the high standard they set last season. PSG correspondent Julien Laurens calls PSG’s capitulation to Manchester United worse than […]

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Transfer Talk Man United to pursue Sancho over new centre-backs

14/03/2019

ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno explains who he feels should be Zinedine Zidane’s first signings after rejoining Real Madrid. The transfer window for Europe’s biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals, and keep track of who has joined the big boys. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world’s media and set […]

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LIVE Transfer Talk: Manchester United’s Paul Pogba wants to stay after talks with Solskjaer

14/03/2019

Stevie Nicol addresses the latest rumours surrounding Jadon Sancho, Alexis Sanchez, Kylian Mbappe and more in Transfer Rater. The transfer window for Europe’s biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals, and keep track of who has joined the big boys. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world’s media and set […]

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Schalke sack Tedesco as manager after 7-0 loss to Manchester City

14/03/2019

Steve Nicol can’t figure out whether Manchester City were just that good or Schalke just that bad in City’s 7-0 win in the second leg. Schalke have sacked Domenico Tedesco as coach and brought back Huub Stevens to oversee their next game. Schalke, who were routed 7-0 by Manchester City in the Champions League on […]

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Atletico vs. Barcelona women’s match expected to break attendance record

14/03/2019

The Portuguese superstar scored a pivotal hat trick against Atletico Madrid, while Manchester City put seven past Schalke. Craig Burley refuses to name Barcelona Champions League favourites after their big win over Lyon, due to their defensive inconsistency. Despite another routine win for Barcelona in La Liga, questions remain over Philippe Coutinho who underwhelmed again […]

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Inter Miami announces plans to play first two seasons at Ft. Lauderdale’s Lockhart Stadium

14/03/2019

Inter Miami owners David Beckham and Jorge Mas announced plans on Thursday to play the team’s first two seasons in 2020 and 2021 at Ft. Lauderdale’s Lockhart Stadium. The MLS expansion club is working toward building its permanent home at Miami Freedom Park and had already submitted a proposal to the City of Ft. Lauderdale […]

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Mourinho not disappointed to miss out on Real Madrid job: Zidane ‘perfect’

14/03/2019

ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno explains who he feels should be Zinedine Zidane’s first signings after rejoining Real Madrid. Sid Lowe explains how Real Madrid convinced Zinedine Zidane to return as manager and how he and the club plan to navigate their current issues. Craig Burley tells Alexis Nunes what Zinedine Zidane will give to Real […]

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Chicago Fire sign Gaitan on free following release from Dalian Yifang

14/03/2019

C.J. Sapong scored in the final seconds to earn Chicago Fire a dramatic draw with 10 men against Orlando City. Major League Soccer: C.J. Sapong (90’+5) Chicago Fire 1-1 Orlando City Major League Soccer: Dom Dwyer (47′) Chicago Fire 0-1 Orlando City Chicago Fire have a confirmed the signing of Nicolas Gaitan on a free transfer after […]

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Chelsea boss Sarri unhappy with ‘dangerous’ Kiev pitch

14/03/2019

ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno explains who he feels should be Zinedine Zidane’s first signings after rejoining Real Madrid. Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has hit out at the “dangerous” pitch at Dynamo Kiev’s NSC Olympic Stadium ahead of his side’s Europa League last-16 second-leg tie on Thursday. ESPN+ is America’s home for a host of professional […]

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Champions League still belongs to Ronaldo and Messi despite Premier League’s strong showing

14/03/2019

So, English football is back, capped by Liverpool’s victory in Munich on Wednesday night, but is the Premier League ready, once again, to dominate the Champions League? With four English clubs reaching the quarterfinals for the first time since the 2008-09 season, we may be on the cusp of a new period of European domination […]

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Bayern Munich humiliation vs Liverpool must lead to change

14/03/2019

Steve Nicol credits Liverpool for their return to the final eight of the Champions League, despite not playing to the high standard they set last season. Early exchanges at post-match press conferences are often anodyne affairs, but on Wednesday night an ashen-faced Niko Kovac was immediately confronted with the most important, most uncomfortable question his […]

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Dynamo Kiev vs. Chelsea – Football Match Preview – March 14, 2019

14/03/2019

March 14 (Reuters) – Chelsea Maurizio Sarri has expressed unhappiness with the pitch at Kiev’s NSC Olympic Stadium ahead of his team’s Europa League last-16 second leg tie later on Thursday. Chelsea, who won last week’s first leg in London 3-0, trained at the stadium on Wednesday. “The pitch is not good and I think […]

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Champions League best XI: Ronaldo and Messi shine as Lukaku pips Mane to place in team

14/03/2019

The Champions League round of 16, but who were the stars of the second leg ties? Here’s the best XI from the eight games so far. The Champions League’s best performers from this week. Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) Quite how Tottenham stayed level in the first half against Borussia Dortmund is anyone’s guess, but a […]

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Manchester United’s Champions League quarterfinal tie could be reversed

14/03/2019

The Exploding Heads review the weekend in the Premier League, from Arsenal beating Man United to a win for Liverpool and three-armed Jurgen Klopp. Steve Nicol can’t figure out whether Manchester City were just that good or Schalke just that bad in City’s 7-0 win in the second leg. UEFA has confirmed that Manchester United’s […]

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