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1:13 PM ET Sid LoweSpain writer Just after midnight on Tuesday night, Barcelona‘s players silently boarded a bus waiting outside the Ciutat de Valencia, knowing it was over, another opportunity wasted. Just before midnight on Wednesday night, fireworks exploded in the sky outside the Metropolitano, Atletico Madrid fans who had followed the game from the
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5:02 PM ET Premier League champions Manchester City rode a Ferran Torres hat trick to a 4-3 victory over Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Friday night. Pep Guardiola’s side came into the match having sealed a third title in four years on Tuesday when Manchester United lost to Leicester City. – Stream ESPN
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9:28 AM ET Adriana Garcia Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos will miss Sunday’s vital La Liga game at Athletic Bilbao as he is isolating after being in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Kroos underwent an antigen test on Friday morning which came out negative. – Stream FC Daily on ESPN+ “Real
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8:35 AM ET Andrew Cesare Richardson Parma U19 star Drissa Camara dons the Black Lives Matter kit. Parma Calcio Parma will wear a special Black Lives Matter shirt for their clash with Sassuolo on the penultimate day of the Serie A season. Parma traditionally play in a white shirt with a black cross through the middle.
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4:14 PM ET Major League Soccer filed a petition in federal court on Thursday against the MLS Players Association and New York Red Bulls midfielder Kaku. The petition seeks enforcement of an arbitrator’s ruling last month that Kaku, despite his actions to the contrary, is still under contract to the Red Bulls, and violated his
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5:02 PM ET Real Madrid celebrate with the La Liga trophy in 2020. GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images ESPN+ will be the new home of La Liga in the United States after reaching an eight-year deal for English-and Spanish-language rights which begins in August 2021. Every La Liga match will be live on ESPN+ as well as select
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6:27 PM ET Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said the disruption to his team’s preparations caused by fan protests was not to blame for his side’s poor performance in their 4-2 home defeat by Liverpool on Thursday. The Premier League match was re-arranged after fan protests 10 days ago forced a postponement and there
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10:00 AM ET LAFC‘s Carlos Vela is Major League Soccer’s highest-paid player with a base guaranteed compensation of $6.3 million, according to salary data published by the MLS Players Association. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– ESPN+ viewer’s guide: Bundesliga, Serie A, MLS, FA Cup and more Vela edged out Mexican compatriot
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9:24 AM ET Cristiano Ronaldo‘s mother, Dolores Aveiro, told Sporting CP supporters she will try to convince her son to return to his boyhood club this summer. While Ronaldo leads the way in the Serie A goalscoring charts this term, scoring his 100th Juventus goal in his side’s 3-1 win at Sassuolo on Wednesday, his
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7:16 AM ET Moises Llorens Sam Marsden Barcelona remain in regular contact with Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay ahead of making a move to sign at least one of them this summer, but sources have told ESPN that they are also keen to sign another forward who can lead the attack in the long-term. Barca’s
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11:27 PM ET River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo reacts to tear gas thrown outside the stadium by riot police on Wednesday. DANIEL MUNOZ/POOL/AFP Players and staff from Colombian side Junior and Argentina’s River Plate were left rubbing their eyes in discomfort after police fired tear gas at protesters outside the stadium ahead of their Copa Libertadores
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5:11 PM ET Arsenal rode good fortune to a win at Chelsea on Wednesday. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Chelsea slipped up in their push for a Champions League spot when they lost 1-0 at home to Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday with Emile Smith Rowe‘s first-half goal settling the London derby after a defensive mix-up
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3:01 PM ET Major League Soccer’s Orlando City SC is nearing an agreement to be sold to the Wilf family, the owners of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, OCSC owner Flavio Augusto da Silva announced Wednesday. The deal will also include the Orlando Pride of the NWSL and related soccer assets. The sale, which has long
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1:43 PM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona contacted Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick’s representatives to sound out his availability this summer, sources close to the Catalan club have told ESPN. Flick, 56, announced in April that he would leave Bayern at the end of the season, but Barca were told that a deal for
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8:32 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United are keeping the movements of their players top secret in a bid to make sure the rearranged fixture with Liverpool goes ahead, sources have told ESPN. The club are concerned the team bus may be targeted in an effort to stop the players arriving at Old Trafford and
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6:36 AM ET Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has ruled himself out of this summer’s European Championship with Netherlands as he recovers from injury. Van Dijk, 29, has not played since suffering a season-ending knee injury in October in the Merseyside derby at Everton. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only) Liverpool boss
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