Gemma Soler reports pitchside on what was said regarding Antoine Griezmann’s future after Atletico Madrid’s win over Marseille. The FC crew respond to your tweets about Antoine Griezmann, Bayern Munich and sports gambling in the U.S. Plus, they recap the royal wedding. Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone speaks about the future of his star striker.
Xavi pays tribute to his former Barcelona and Spain team mate Andres Iniesta. Players, coaches and legends from around the world of football pay tribute to Andres Iniesta as he leaves Barcelona after a storied career. Shaka Hislop and Ale Moreno think Barcelona was disrespectful to La Liga when they prioritized a friendly over Sunday’s
Neymar refused to discuss Real Madrid transfer rumours as he won the French League’s Player of the Year award on Sunday. After humiliation on home soil for Brazil in 2014, Ian Darke and ESPN’s expert panel feel redemption could be in the cards for Neymar and company. Lionel Messi says it would be a “huge
The ESPN FC crew compare the Barcelona side that thrashed Sevilla 5-0 with the one that was upset by Roma in the Champions League. Barcelona’s draw with Celta secured the longest unbeaten streak in La Liga history, but Craig Burley thinks they’ll be defined by their UCL exit to Roma. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has
ESPN FC’s Julien Laurens tries to make sense of the rumours linking Neymar with a move back to Spain. Neymar challenged his friends to play the ball in the kitchen, and the losers did the dishes. Argentina legend Diego Maradona backed up Neymar’s decision to join PSG. Football super-agent Pini Zahavi has suggested Neymar is
The final score flattered Barcelona in the end. The FC panel break down how big of a concern are Barcelona’s underwhelming performances in the Champions League. BARCELONA — Ernesto Valverde suggested Lionel Messi won’t be rested against Leganes on Saturday as Barcelona attempt to match La Liga’s longest-ever unbeaten run. Messi returned to Barca’s starting
The ESPN FC guys look ahead to the Champions League quarterfinal first leg between Liverpool and Manchester City. The one major question mark left in the Premier League season — other than relegation — was effectively answered when Tottenham won 3-1 at Chelsea to tighten their grip on fourth place. Chelsea, in fifth, are eight
Barcelona players celebrate after scoring a goal in a 2-2 draw with Sevilla on Saturday. Lionel Messi came off the bench on Saturday to spark a late Barcelona comeback that resulted in a 2-2 draw against Sevilla. Messi scored an 89th-minute equaliser to stretch Barca’s unbeaten record in La Liga to 37 games as coach
The FC panel answer your tweets on the player most likely to win the World Cup Golden Boot, the differences between Maradona’s Argentina and Messi’s Argentina and more. Spain’s Sergio Ramos believes that absence of Argentina star Lionel Messi has contributed to Albiceleste 6-1 thrashing. The guys respond to your tweets about Lionel Messi’s international
After Argentina conceded six goals in their friendly against Spain, the ESPN FC guys discuss how much should be read into the result. Spain’s Sergio Ramos believes that absence of Argentina star Lionel Messi has contributed to Albiceleste 6-1 thrashing. Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli admitted his team didn’t do their job and was punished by
ESPN FC’s Craig Burley and Mark Donaldson go head to head to predict the outcomes of Germany-Brazil, Spain-Argentina, Russia-France and more. The FC crew react to ESPN FC’s initial pre-World Cup power rankings, which see Brazil claim the top spot over Spain and Germany. The FC crew break down the 1-1 draw between Germany and
Argentina’s Jorge Sampaoli describes his squad as being Lionel Messi’s team and believes the 2018 World Cup will be his tournament to shine. Adidas have teamed up with Lionel Messi to promote their new collection of football boots. Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi will train at the Valdebebas training ground of arch-rivals Real Madrid while on
Shaka Hislop gets heated over Steve Nicol insisting Lionel Messi is a better footballer than Pelé was. Lionel Messi has revealed the reason he no longer gets sick and vomits on the pitch during games: a simple change in his diet. The Barcelona forward admitted in 2014 that it happened to him “all the time” after vomiting
Goals from Paco Alcácer and Lionel Messi in the first half were enough to take down Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou. The guys respond to your tweets about Barcelona’s Champions League draw, the futures of Conte and Mourinho, what defines the best goalkeeper ever and more. Andres Iniesta hailed Lionel Messi as Argentinian fired
Janusz Michallik feels Barcelona sealed the La Liga title with a win over Atletico, but the injury to Andres Iniesta is a real concern for the club’s Champions League hopes. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi pulled out of the squad to face Malaga in La Liga on Saturday due to the birth of his third child.
Thiago Alcantara says no team have impressed him in this season’s Champions League. While Bayern Munich might not be keen to sell Robert Lewandowski, ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol says the best way for the striker to get a big offer is to score goals. Jupp Heynckes clarifies that Bayern is not a selling club and
Diego Simeone said Lionel Messi was the difference as Argentine scored the winner for Barcelona against his Atletico side on Sunday to take his team eight points clear in La Liga. Janusz Michallik feels Barcelona sealed the La Liga title with a win over Atletico, but the injury to Andres Iniesta is a real concern
Janusz Michallik feels Barcelona sealed the La Liga title with a win over Atletico, but the injury to Andres Iniesta is a real concern for the club’s Champions League hopes. Lionel Messi’s 600th goal for club and country was the difference as Barcelona moved eight points clear of Atletico atop La Liga. Lionel Messi’s 600th
With Atletico Madrid looking to initiate a title race in La Liga with their weekend trip to Camp Nou, the FC crew discuss what Barcelona need to do to fend off the challengers. Check out all the key statistics you need to know ahead of the clash between La Liga leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.
Ernesto Valverde reflects on the progression of record signings Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho after Barca’s 6-1 thrashing of Girona. A hat-trick from Suarez, brace from Messi, and Coutinhos wonder-strike helped Barcelona cruise past an intimidated Girona, who failed miserably in their first ever outing to the Camp Nou. Watch all the goals from the