ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol and Craig Burley discuss Alvaro Morata’s winning goal and Joao Felix’s first La Liga start for Atletico Madrid. Alejandro Moreno weighs in on the hot takes from the weekend’s soccer action to see whether they are overreactions. Sid Lowe examines Diego Simeone’s new look Atletico Madrid and suggests they can push
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Christoph Metzelder won La Liga with Real Madrid and the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund. Former Germany international Christoph Metzelder is under investigation on suspicion of spreading child pornography, Hamburg public prosecutors told ESPN FC on Wednesday. Metzelder’s property in Dusseldorf was searched on Tuesday and his electronic devices were seized for further inspection. Hamburg public prosecutors
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The transfer window for Europe’s major leagues is closed again for the rest of the year, but how did your team do? Did they leave any gaps? Our correspondents assess how the top clubs failed to address their weaknesses this summer. Jump to: Real Madrid | Atletico Madrid | Juventus | Inter | PSG | Bayern | Dortmund BARCELONA: Too few attackers, too
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4:52 PM ET Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly scored an injury-time own goal to hand Juventus a 4-3 Serie A victory in Turin on Saturday after the visitors had fought back from three goals down. Goals from Danilo, Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo gave the Italian champions a 3-0 lead with less than half an hour
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Steve Nicol and Alejandro Moreno examine whether Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alexis Sanchez will produce during their loan spells for Roma and Inter. European clubs from the “big five” leagues spent over €5 billion during the summer transfer window for the first time, according to a Deloitte report. Clubs from the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga,
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ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno speaks of Virgil Van Dijk’s importance to Liverpool, after the Dutch star-man was awarded UEFA player of the year. Alejandro Moreno says Juventus need more from Cristiano Ronaldo in both the Champions League and Serie A this season. As Barcelona’s stuttering start continued with a 2-2 draw at Osasuna, Steve Nicol
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Mark Ogden doesn’t hold back in criticizing Alexis Sanchez for how he performed at Manchester United. Mark Ogden evaluates the current squad depth, who are the leaders within the team and what United are missing. Steve Nicol explains how much blame should be placed on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after winning only one league game in
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Alejandro Moreno and Brian McBride react to Philippe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona from Bayern Munich on a season-long loan. Gabriel Marcotti, Julien Laurens and Alexis Nunes discuss the loan transfer of Phillippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich from Barcelona. Philippe Coutinho explains how his chats with Thiago helped make his move to Bayern Munich come to
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11:31 AM ET Ivan Perisic celebrates his goal. A. Beier/Getty Images for FC Bayern Bayern Munich scored six times in a span of 45 minutes to come from a goal down and crush visitors Mainz 05 6-1 on Saturday and climb to seven points from three games, two off the top. Benjamin Pavard’s fine volley in
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4:27 PM ET Josh Sargent scored an impressive goal in Bremen’s defeat of Augsburg. Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images Josh Sargent scored a brilliant goal on his first Bundesliga start of the season and Yuya Osako grabbed two as Werder Bremen defeated 10-man Augsburg 3-2 on Sunday. Ruben Vargas canceled Osako’s sixth-minute opener in the 12th before
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There was friction within African football’s most beloved double act this weekend, as Sadio Mane’s frustrations with Mohamed Salah boiled over, although there’s been plenty of success for the continent’s stars in Europe’s major leagues this past week. Mane’s displeasure with his teammate came within the context of another resounding Liverpool victory, with the Senegal
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ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti discusses the actions that need to be taken after Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku was subjected to racist chants at Cagliari. Romelu Lukaku’s penalty kick earned Inter a narrow win at Cagliari after the hosts found a surprise equalizer. To watch Serie A sign up to ESPN+. Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku
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