Month: September 2020

4:50 PM ET The 32 teams in this season’s Champions League will discover their fate on Thursday, with the seeding pots for the group-stage draw now set. Matchday 1 Oct. 20, 21 Matchday 2 Oct. 27, 28 Matchday 3 Nov. 3, 4 Matchday 4 Nov. 24, 25 Matchday 5 Dec. 1, 2 Matchday 6 Dec.
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9:11 AM ET Eden Hazard has suffered yet another injury setback at Real Madrid, with a muscular problem that could see the €100 million forward miss up to a month of action including the first El Clasico of the season. The Belgium international had been called up for Madrid’s La Liga match with Real Valladolid
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2:20 PM ET With 2020 being an outlier year due to the pandemic, it’s no surprise that Wednesday’s DFL-Supercup clash — watch LIVE on ESPN+, 2.30p ET (U.S. only) — of German giants, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, carries a different dynamic and feel than usual. Whereas the high profile fixture since first coming under
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6:37 AM ET Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley on a season-long loan, the club announced on Wednesday. Barkley is Villa’s fifth summer signing, following the arrivals of Bertrand Traore, Ollie Watkins, Matt Cash and Emiliano Martinez. Surprise. 🤪 Let’s go, @RBarkley8! 👌 🟣 #WelcomeRoss 🟣 pic.twitter.com/Oalvz8Lj4A — Aston Villa
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4:40 PM ET Premier League referees will soften their application of the handball law after six penalties were controversially awarded in the first three rounds of matches. The Premier League had been told to enforce the law in a much stricter fashion, falling into line with other top European leagues, having continued to operate its
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6:19 PM ET Lionel Messi says he acted with Barcelona‘s best interests in mind when trying to engineer a move away from Camp Nou this summer. In his first interview since he announced he was staying at the club, the Argentina forward also said he was willing to accept responsibility for his mistakes. – Stream
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3:50 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United are exploring the possibility of a loan deal for Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele with little progress being made in their move for Jadon Sancho, sources have told ESPN. United still believe there is a chance of signing Sancho before the transfer deadline, a feeling shared by the 20-year-old’s
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7:45 PM ET Reuters Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email An urgent trip to the bathroom for Tottenham Hotspur‘s Eric Dier led to the surreal sight of the defender running off the pitch during Tuesday’s Carabao Cup match against Chelsea — with coach Jose Mourinho chasing down the tunnel after him. Spurs were trailing 1-0
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4:56 PM ET Multiple Contributors United States international Sergino Dest arrived in Barcelona on Tuesday ahead of completing a €25 million transfer from Ajax. ESPN reported on Sunday that Barca and Ajax had agreed on a fee for Dest, paving the way for the Catalan club to open talks with the right-back and his representatives
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12:35 PM ET Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick has praised United States youngster Chris Richards, saying the 20-year-old defender has earned the minutes he has had this season. Richards has become a permanent fixture in the Bundesliga champions’ squad during the opening weeks of the campaign. The Bayern boss told reporters on Tuesday that the
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1:40 PM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for COVID-19, the club announced on Tuesday. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only) “Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently self-isolating according to the necessary guidelines,” the defending Premier League champions said
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10:06 AM ET Chelsea are willing to let Antonio Rudiger leave before Monday’s transfer deadline but would prefer to sell him to an overseas club amid interest from Tottenham, sources have told ESPN. The 27-year-old has held talks with head coach Frank Lampard over his future in recent days after not featuring so far this
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8:00 AM ET New Chelsea signing Thiago Silva has criticised former club Paris Saint-Germain for how they handled his departure said he is “annoyed” by how he was treated, especially by the club’s sporting director Leonardo. Silva joined Chelsea on a free transfer in August after the French club decided not to renew their former
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