UEFA Champions League

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. UEFA have rejected Paris Saint-Germain’s appeal over Neymar’s
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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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Gab Marcotti dissects the rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi fans and finds it “odd” how supporters of one generally dislike the other. The FC crew discuss Cristiano Ronaldo’s impactful return for Portugal after he netted three goals to send them to the UEFA Nations League final. Kate Markgraf reacts to Italy’s stunning win
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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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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 crew discuss their silverware prospects going forward with a number of players in their prime. Shaka Hislop explains how Alisson’s presence in goal and saves in key
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Liverpool are confirmed as the final seeds for next season’s Champions League group-stage draw after lifting the trophy in Madrid on Saturday night. Jurgen Klopp’s side won the biggest prize in European football with a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the Wanda Metropolitano. The winners of the Champions League automatically slot into Pot 1, which is
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The past few years have seen a drop in African appearances in the Champions League final, but with both Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur boasting prominent continental talents, the dearth will end on Saturday. Between 2000 and 2012, Africa’s players regularly made decisive contributions to Champions League-winning sides, only for the continent to enter a slump
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The seeds for next season’s Champions League group-stage draw are almost set after Chelsea won the Europa League on Wednesday night. Chelsea will be in Pot 1 as a European titleholder, with the only outstanding issue being whether Liverpool or Tottenham join them by winning the Champions League on Saturday. Chelsea and Tottenham or Liverpool
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Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum reminisces of his side’s historic comeback versus Barcelona in the Champions League semifinal. Georginio Wijnaldum speaks exclusively to ESPN FC about the differences he foresees between the 2018 and 2019 Champions League finals. Georginio Wijnaldum has told ESPN FC that Liverpool must blank out the “negative” memory of losing last season’s Champions
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ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno assesses the big summer transfer rumours, including Paul Pogba joining Zinedine Zidane and Leroy Sane parting ways with Pep Guardiola. Real Madrid unseated Manchester United as the world’s most valuable football club, according to the annual list published by business magazine Forbes on Wednesday. Real Madrid, who in 2018 won the
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Ahead of the Champions League final in Madrid, Stewart Robson picks whether he’d prefer Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino or Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp as his manager. In an exclusive interview with ESPN FC, Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris explains how Mauricio Pochettino changed the course of his career at Spurs. Stewart Robson examines how Liverpool can fill the
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