Bayern Munich outlast Sevilla to win UEFA Super Cup in extra ..

24.09.2020 22:08
New season, same result.Bayern Munich collected yet another trophy Thursday, beating Sevilla 2-1 in extra time to capture the UEFA Super Cup.The reigning Europa League and Champions League winners were level after 90 minutes thanks to first-half goals from Lucas Ocampos and Leon Goretzka, respectively, but the German side broke the deadlock when substitute Javi Martinez headed home in the 104th minute.The Spaniard's looping header gave… more on

Milan's Ibrahimovic contracts COVID-19

24.09.2020 14:54
AC Milan confirmed Thursday that star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic tested positive for the coronavirus.Milan's statement claims the club has "informed the relevant authorities and the player has been promptly placed in quarantine at home. All other team members and staff have tested negative." I tested negative to Covid yesterday and positive today. No symptoms what so ever. Covid had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea—… more on

Suarez off to Atletico Madrid after prolific spell at Barcelona

23.09.2020 22:09
Luis Suarez is joining forces with Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid after parting ways with Barcelona, the Catalan club announced on Wednesday.Barca will receive €6 million in variables for the veteran striker, who is reportedly signing a two-year contract with the capital-based side.Suarez, 33, replaces Alvaro Morata, who joined Juventus on a season-long loan Tuesday, and now splits striking duties with Diego Costa and… more on

Morata returns to Juventus in deal potentially worth €55M

22.09.2020 21:25
Alvaro Morata's career has come full circle.Morata, who scored 27 goals for Juventus from 2014 to 2016, rejoined the Bianconeri on loan from Atletico Madrid on Tuesday for an initial €10-million fee, the club announced.Juventus have the option to sign the Spanish striker permanently for an additional €45 million.If the reigning Serie A champions choose not to make the deal permanent by the end of the… more on

Bale completes sensational return to Tottenham

19.09.2020 17:55
Gareth Bale is back at Tottenham Hotspur after seven years away, the club announced Saturday.The four-time Champions League winner returned to Spurs by putting the final touches on a season-long loan from Real Madrid.Bale arrives at the club with a knee issue he suffered while on Wales duty earlier this month. This injury, coupled with the later start to La Liga's season, means Bale's not expected to be match fit until the visit from West… more on

Liverpool complete signing of Thiago from Bayern

18.09.2020 17:12
Liverpool's long-awaited move for Thiago Alcantara is official.Thiago will transfer from Bayern Munich after signing a long-term contract with the Premier League champions Friday."I think it's an amazing feeling. I was waiting for this moment for a long time and I am very, very happy to be here," Thiago said.He added: "When the years are passing, you are trying to win as much as you can, and when you win, you want to win more. I think this… more on

FIFA 21 ratings: Messi edges Ronaldo again as top 100 ..

10.09.2020 18:44
Cristiano Ronaldo may have won more trophies last season, but Lionel Messi can boast that he's still the highest-rated player in FIFA 21.For the second year in a row, Messi tops the list of superstars - such as Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski, Kevin De Bruyne, and Neymar - with a score of 93 in EA Sports' latest edition of the wildly popular video game.In all, 12 players enter the season with a rating of 90 or better, including Paris Saint… more on

James Rodriguez reunites with Ancelotti by sealing move to ..

07.09.2020 19:34
Everton completed the signing of James Rodriguez from Real Madrid on Monday.The Toffees paid £20 million for the Colombian playmaker, according to BBC Sport. He signed a two-year contract on Merseyside, with a club option for a third season.James played under Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid and Bayern Munich."I'm looking forward to achieving great things here - and winning things, which is what everyone's aim is… more on

Wolves smash club-record fee with signing of Fabio Silva ..

05.09.2020 17:24
Wolverhampton Wanderers completed the signing of 18-year-old Fabio Silva from FC Porto for a club-record fee on Saturday.Wolves paid £35 million for the Portuguese striker, according to BBC Sport. The club's previous record signing was Raul Jimenez from Benfica for around £30 million in 2019.Silva has represented Portugal from Under-15s to Under-19s. He became the youngest league debutant, European debutant, and… more on

Winners and losers from Messi's uncomfortable compromise ..

05.09.2020 00:57
Ten days after Lionel Messi's astonishing request to leave Barcelona on a free transfer, and we're back to where we started: Messi is still a Barcelona player.But it wouldn't be a debacle without wounding egos and damaging reputations, or smirks and winks being exchanged between those on the periphery of the clash in Catalonia.Here, theScore assesses the main winners and losers from the rift between Messi and Barcelona:Loser - Lionel… more on

Chelsea's summer rebuild continues with reported £72M deal ..

04.09.2020 19:12
Chelsea added Kai Havertz, one of Germany's most talented youngsters, to their expensive attacking core on Friday, signing the German playmaker from Bayer Leverkusen for a reported £72 million.Havertz joins attacker Hakim Ziyech, striker Timo Werner, left-back Ben Chilwell, and center-back Thiago Silva as Chelsea's latest big-name signing, and reportedly brings the club's total spending this summer to £200 million… more on

Messi: Barcelona president broke promise to let me decide my ..

04.09.2020 18:21
Lionel Messi said Friday that Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu broke a promise to the superstar that he would be allowed to leave the club at the end of the season."I told the president and, well, the president always said that at the end of the season I could decide if I wanted to go or if I wanted to stay, and in the end, he did not keep his word," Messi told Goal.Messi added: "Throughout the year I had been telling the president… more on

Social media goes wild after Messi decides to remain at ..

04.09.2020 16:59
The transfer saga is over, but the war is ongoing.Just hours after Lionel Messi's father claimed the €700-million release clause written into the player's Barcelona contract was no longer valid, the Argentine superstar's camp backtracked on his demand to leave the club on Friday.But Messi didn't concede defeat without offering some choice words for the club's leadership, as he dubbed Barcelona "a disaster" under the… more on

Messi decides to stay at Barcelona, calls club management 'a ..

04.09.2020 16:12
Se queda.Lionel Messi, who informed Barcelona last week of his intention to leave the club after nearly two decades, announced Friday that he is, in fact, staying."I wasn't happy and I wanted to leave," Messi told Goal, according to The Guardian's Fabrizio Romano. "I have not been allowed this in any way and I will stay at the club so as not to get into a legal dispute. The management of the club led by (president Josep Maria) Bartomeu is… more on

Jorge Messi adamant son's €700M release clause at Barca is ..

04.09.2020 13:12
Jorge Messi is confident his son is no longer tied to the €700-million release clause written into the Barcelona deal he signed in 2017.Lionel Messi's father, who also acts as his agent, quoted what he believes is a crucial passage in the contract's paperwork in a letter to La Liga president Javier Tebas. It reads: "This compensation will not apply when the resolution of the contract, by the unilateral decision of the… more on

Report: Barcelona's meeting with Messi Sr. ends without ..

02.09.2020 22:05
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and Lionel Messi's father could not reach an agreement over the player's future during a slightly tense meeting Wednesday, sources told ESPN's Rodrigo Faez and Moises Llorens.Messi's father, Jorge, flew to Barcelona demanding his son's release, citing a now-infamous clause that allows him to unilaterally terminate his contract at the end of each season.The two sides will hold another meeting,… more on

Manchester United land Dutch midfielder Van de Beek for ..

02.09.2020 16:42
Manchester United reinforced their midfield Wednesday with the signing of Donny van de Beek from Ajax.Ajax confirmed the deal is worth €39 million, plus a potential €5 million in add-ons.Van de Beek put pen to paper on a five-year contract with the Red Devils after completing a medical in the Netherlands.He'll now join the Dutch national team ahead of Nations League matches against Poland and Italy."Donny… more on

Report: Neymar among 3 PSG players to test positive after ..

02.09.2020 15:51
Neymar is one of three Paris Saint-Germain players to test positive for COVID-19 after returning from holidays on the Spanish island of Ibiza, sources told ESPN's Julien Laurens.The sources identified Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes as the other two players to contract the disease.PSG had confirmed three cases of COVID-19 earlier on Wednesday but didn't disclose which players had been infected.Spain is currently experiencing a spike in… more on

Report: Messi's father meeting Barcelona president to settle ..

01.09.2020 17:40
Lionel Messi's father and agent, Jorge, will urge Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu to release his son from his contract when the two meet Wednesday in the Catalan capital, sources told ESPN's Moises Llorens and Alex Kirkland.Bartomeu will reportedly counter with a two-year contract extension.Jorge Messi is flying from Argentina to arrange his son's departure from Barcelona, the only club he's ever played for. Messi's camp argues he… more on

Report: Messi skips Barcelona's 1st preseason training session

31.08.2020 17:07
Lionel Messi sat out Barcelona's opening preseason training session Monday, sources told Agence France-Presse correspondent Tom Allnutt, further escalating tensions between the player and club.Messi's legal team argues he's unilaterally terminated his contract with Barcelona and doesn't need to show up to training, ESPN's Sam Marsden reports.The 33-year-old already instructed the club's higher-ups Sunday that he wouldn't undergo the… more on