UEFA Champions League

The Luck Index shows Manchester City were unlucky not to pass 100 points again, and beat Liverpool to the Premier League by a bigger margin. Shaka Hislop evaluates the first Saturday of the Premier League season, praising Manchester City and Brighton while rigorously defending VAR. Man City kicked off their season perfectly with a 5-0
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Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk won the Premier League Player of the Year in May. Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo are among the nominees for FIFA’s The Best award for 2019, along with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, organisers have announced. Premier League Player of the Year Van Dijk won the Champions League
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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. ESPN FC’s Alexis Nunes joins the party in Manchester to get the fans’ thoughts on City’s treble-winning season and Vincent Kompany’s departure. Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak
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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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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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Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg struck a first-half hat trick as Lyon thumped Barcelona 4-1 to win the Women’s Champions League for the fourth successive season. Hegerberg’s treble came in just 16 minutes after Dzsenifer Marozsan had opened the scoring as the French champions won the competition for the sixth time in their history. Asisat
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