Day: April 15, 2019

LIVE: Transfer Talk: Arsenal could be the next stop for Lille star Pepe

15/04/2019

The transfer window for Europe’s biggest clubs is closed, but you can click here to review all the deals. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world’s media and set correspondents loose to see what’s on the agenda for the summer. TOP STORY: Pepe is off, and could join Arsenal Nicolas Pepe is set to […]

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Virgil van Dijk is the best player in the Premier League: how the Dutch defender became Liverpool’s leader

15/04/2019

Van Dijk’s arrival at Liverpool has been the key to their remarkable success. He always believed he’d get to this point, too. In his teens, Virgil van Dijk worked part-time washing dishes in a small-town restaurant. Nobody at Willem II, his mid-table Dutch club, saw much future in him. He was a well-liked but occasionally […]

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Strikers hold key for Man United at Barcelona in Champions League – Solskjaer

15/04/2019

Ahead of his return to the Camp Nou, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reflects on his role in Man United’s historic comeback win over Bayern Munich in 1999. Steve Nicol questions how Manchester United are supposed to score two goals against Barcelona, given their recent form. Craig Burley doesn’t see a way back for Manchester United, even […]

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Transfer Talk: Chelsea eye ‘next Ibrahimovic’ Isak after Dutch loan

15/04/2019

The transfer window for Europe’s biggest clubs is closed, but you can click here to review all the deals. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world’s media and set correspondents loose to see what’s on the agenda for the summer. Jump to: Man United move for Eriksen | Arsenal eye Alderweireld TOP STORY: Chelsea […]

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Has Liverpool’s win over Chelsea swung title momentum away from Man City? PLUS: Humiliation for PSG

15/04/2019

After another action-packed weekend in soccer, Gab Marcotti reflects on the big talking points in his latest edition of Monday Musings. Jump to: LFC title charge | Lille thump PSG | Man City march on | Lazio-Milan drama | Man United win ugly | Juve easing up? | Barca take it easy | Dortmund win again | […]

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Barcelona boss Valverde: Man United have something special late in games

15/04/2019

Stevie Nicol questions if Lionel Messi has had to carry more of the load for Barca than in previous years due to lack of a supporting cast. Craig Burley doesn’t see a way back for Manchester United, even though they limited Barcelona to just one goal at Old Trafford. Ahead of his return to the […]

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Has ‘Drake Curse’ hit European soccer? PSG humiliation suggests they’re latest victims

15/04/2019

Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Paris Saint-Germain all lost immediately after Drake met one of their stars. Try not to panic, but there appears to be a malevolent phenomenon that is spreading through the football world. No, not VAR — something far, far more troubling. We’re talking about the “Drake Curse,” which has long hindered various […]

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Gabriel Jesus’ Man City frustrations make him train harder

15/04/2019

English Premier League: Gabriel Jesus (90′) Crystal Palace 1-3 Manchester City Manchester City moved back ahead of Liverpool thanks to a brace from Raheem Sterling and a goal from Gabriel Jesus. Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah scored in Liverpool’s dominant victory over Chelsea, moving the Reds back ahead of Manchester City. Manchester City moved back […]

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Everton’s Andre Gomes charged with violent conduct could face three-match ban

15/04/2019

Goals from Tom Cairney and Ryan Babel gave relegated Fulham a deserved 2-0 win over a disappointing Everton side at Craven Cottage. The FA has charged Everton midfielder Andre Gomes with violent conduct after the Toffees’ 2-0 Premier League defeat against Fulham on Saturday. Gomes, on loan from Barcelona, faces a potential three-match ban for an alleged stamp […]

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Man United hoping lightning strikes twice at Camp Nou after 1999 triumph

15/04/2019

Steve Nicol questions how Manchester United are supposed to score two goals against Barcelona, given their recent form. BARCELONA, Spain — The last time Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was tasked with a salvage mission in the Nou Camp, he only had nine minutes to make something happen. When he returns as Manchester United manager on Tuesday, […]

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Champions League quarterfinal second legs: predictions and key battles

15/04/2019

Barcelona will take a one-goal advantage back to the Camp Nou, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored on his return in a 1-1 draw with Ajax. Tottenham stole a late winner despite losing Harry Kane to injury, while Liverpool outmatched Porto at Anfield. Craig Burley doesn’t see a way back for Manchester United, even though they limited […]

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Manchester United’s Solskjaer: I want to repeat Treble success as manager

15/04/2019

Ahead of his return to the Camp Nou, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reflects on his role in Man United’s historic comeback win over Bayern Munich in 1999. Herculez Gomez delves into Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano’s potential move to Man United, where he doesn’t feel he’d be a starter for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar […]

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MLS Power Rankings LAFC Seattle Houston continue undefeated

15/04/2019

Major League Soccer doesn’t really do undefeated teams, at least not for long. There are too many ways to trip in a league where even the worst clubs can sometimes sneak a win through either poor opponent finishing and or a bit of luck. This year, three teams have made it to mid-April without a […]

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Weekend numbers: Paul Pogba’s best-ever season, Raheem Sterling’s magic touch

15/04/2019

The race for the 2018-19 Premier League crown promises to go down to the proverbial wire. A Raheem Sterling brace set up Manchester City’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace, Liverpool responded with a thrilling 2-0 defeat of Chelsea at Anfield. Brilliant stuff. Lower down in the table, Manchester United eked out a 2-1 win over […]

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Barcelona must tune out the noise, high expectations as they close on historic third Treble

15/04/2019

ESPN FC’s Craig Burley and Mark Donaldson square off in predicting who will advance to the Champions League semifinals. Stevie Nicol questions if Lionel Messi has had to carry more of the load for Barca than in previous years due to lack of a supporting cast. It’s both startling and somewhat unfair, the degree to […]

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Federico Valverde impresses, Marcelo struggles again as Madrid draw with Leganes

15/04/2019

Marcelo’s season to forget continued against Leganes, the Brazilian again failing to convince. Real Madrid’s slow and tortuous end to 2018-19 continued with a very underwhelming 1-1 La Liga draw at near neighbours Leganes on Monday evening. Positives Just six games left now in 2018-19, and then the “changes” that coach Zinedine Zidane keeps talking […]

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Aubameyang scores, Mkhitaryan flounders as Arsenal ride fortune at 10-man Watford

15/04/2019

Arsenal secured their first clean sheet away from home this Premier League season and soared back into the top four with a 1-0 win over 10-man Watford. Arsenal clung on to a 1-0 win against 10-man Watford to climb back into the Champions League places. Watford were the architects of their own downfall after a […]

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Atalanta vs. Empoli – Football Match Report – April 15, 2019

15/04/2019

MILAN, April 15 (Reuters) – Atalanta managed 32 shots on goal but could not find a way past Empoli keeper Bartlomiej Dragowski as they were held 0-0 at home and dropped two precious points in the race for a Champions League place on Monday. The Polish goalkeeper had an outstanding match as he kept the […]

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Real Madrid draws Leganes on Benzema's second-half goal

15/04/2019

Leganes Real Madrid 1 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Real Madrid needed a Karim Benzema second-half goal to secure a 1-1 draw at Leganes in La Liga action on Monday. The draw strenghtened Los Blancos' third-place spot in the table but remain four points behind […]

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54 weapon-wielding Ajax fans to be escorted out of Italy

15/04/2019

ESPN FC’s Craig Burley and Mark Donaldson square off in predicting who will advance to the Champions League semifinals. Frenkie De Jong left with an apparent hamstring injury and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar added a hat trick in Ajax’s win over Excelsior. Our ESPN FC crew discuss whether Ajax can knock off another European giant away from […]

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