Month: June 2020

5:12 PM ET Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scored his 700th career goal on Tuesday, scoring from the penalty spot to put his team ahead against Atletico Madrid in a home match at Camp Nou. Messi, who converted a cheeky panenka spot kick to reach the milestone, has now scored 630 times for Barca in 724
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2:05 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Bayern Munich have agreed a deal to sign Leroy Sane from Manchester City, sources have told ESPN. The agreement includes a 10% sell-on clause for City, according to the sources. Sane, who is expected to be in Germany for a medical on Wednesday, won’t be eligible to play for Bayern
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3:05 AM ET With additional reporting by Antonio Chamorro, Rob Dawson, Mark Ogden and Julien Laurens. It’s not just the support Richarlison misses but the adulation. “We are used to having fans shouting, asking for pictures, singing our songs,” the Everton forward told ESPN Brasil. “It is a little weird, but we have to get
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4:46 AM ET Commentators on games in the Premier League were among those analysed. VISIONHAUS Television commentators praise players with lighter skin as more intelligent and hardworking than those with darker skin, a study by Danish firm RunRepeat in association with the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) showed. The study analysed 2,073 statements from English-speaking commentators in
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10:10 AM ET Napoli are confident they have won the race to sign Lille duo Victor Osimhen and Gabriel for a combined price of €100 million, sources have told ESPN. Osimhen, a 21-year-old forward and Gabriel, a 22-year-old defender, travelled from Lille, where they have resumed training, to Italy on Tuesday to start talks with
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6:02 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona youngster Marc Jurado has confirmed his departure from the Catalan club after running down his contract ahead of a move to Manchester United this summer. ESPN revealed in May that Jurado, who has been at Barca for almost a decade, had turned down several offers to stay
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3:06 AM ET Zinedine Zidane once told Vogue, during his dalliance with modelling: “It’s not that I’m doing something different — it’s a continuation.” And he was right: the elegant playmaker would not look out of place on the catwalk wearing the tricolore France jersey in which he won the World Cup, or the classic
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7:31 PM ET Graham HaysESPN.com Close Graham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999. Players in the NWSL Challenge Cup now have the option of remaining in the locker room during the national anthem, the league announced in a statement Monday. The change comes after the
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6:05 PM ET Associated Press Matt Miazga has made 18 appearances for the United States. Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports United States defender Matt Miazga will be suspended for Reading’s next three matches after getting into a fight with Derby’s Tom Lawrence following a 2-1 loss on Saturday. What did you miss? The latest from Europe’s top
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5:30 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial they will have to continue improving to keep their places at Old Trafford. Rashford and Martial have both scored 19 times this season — the best individual tallies of their careers — but Solskjaer insists their form
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2:52 PM ET We have a confirmed Premier League title champion, Barcelona and Juventus have completed their long-awaited midfielder swap and we had some drama in the FA Cup quarterfinals. It’s Monday, and Gab Marcotti reacts to the biggest moments in the sport of football from the past week. Jump to: Liverpool should relax a
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1:47 PM ET Adriana Garcia Portugal’s health secretary on Monday stated that no fans will be at the upcoming Champions League games in the country “under the current pandemic situation.” UEFA decided on June 17 that the final stages of the 2019-20 Champions League will be held in the Lisbon from Aug. 12-23, rather than
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9:57 AM ET Ajax and U.S. men’s national team (USMNT) defender Sergino Dest has said he wants to be the most expensive full-back in the world and play with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Dest has been linked with a big-money move away from Ajax this summer with several top European clubs, including Bayern Munich,
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11:06 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona midfielder Arthur has joined Juventus in a transfer worth €70 million, the two clubs announced on Monday, with Miralem Pjanic set to move in the other direction. Pjanic’s move to Barca will be announced soon, sources have told ESPN, with the Bosnia and Herzegovina midfielder expected to
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