Juventus looked set to clinch a ninth straight Serie A title, but Udinese’s comeback means they must wait. Elsewhere, the English Football Writers’ player of the year award winner will be announced on Friday, while attention is turning to the Premier League’s final day and the transfer window opening.
Liverpool lifted the Premier League trophy after beating Chelsea, who need one point to qualify for the Champions League. The same applies to Manchester United, who had to come from behind to draw with West Ham. In Italy, Inter’s draw means Juventus will be champions if they beat Udinese on Thursday.
Ogden: Can Liverpool stay top? | Party time! | FC TV: ‘Unstoppable’
Ratings: Pulisic almost saves Chelsea | Greenwood to the rescue
Serie A highlights, replays (U.S.) | Marcotti: Milan to stick with Pioli
Championship: West Brom up | Highlights (U.S.) | Ogden on Leeds
Mbappe to stay at PSG | FIFA cover star | Modric: No talks on future
FC Daily: Chelsea and Liverpool put on a show at empty Anfield
Gab Marcotti explains what makes Juve a perennial favourite in Serie A and where the chasing pack went wrong.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic inspired Milan to a win that boosts their European qualification hopes, while Atalanta’s narrow win saw them reclaim second spot in Serie A. In England, Aston Villa moved out of the relegation zone with a shock win over Arsenal, who must lift the FA Cup to make the Europa League.
Olley: Arsenal’s European hopes rest on FA Cup after Villa loss
Highlights (U.S.): Zlatan brace boosts Milan | Atalanta go second
Connelly: Juventus are old and tired, so how do they stay on top?
Olley: Kepa must prove himself | Sources: Chelsea want Havertz
Liverpool on Premier League trophy | Klopp tells fans: ‘Stay away’
FC Daily: Will the real Arsenal stand up? Time to drop De Gea?
Steve Nicol says Chelsea and Man United will stick with their managers regardless of the final day results.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored two in three minutes as Juventus moved closer to a ninth straight Serie A title, but he will not be winning the Ballon d’Or after the award was cancelled due to coronavirus. Is Jude Bellingham is a future winner? For the time being, the 17-year-old is Borussia Dortmund-bound.
Highlights (U.S.): Ronaldo scores goals 29, 30 | Replay | Report
Marcotti: De Gea immovable, Inter implode, Zidane’s best work
Ogden: Lots to play for in the Prem | Hunter: Thanks to La Liga
No Ballon d’Or due to COVID-19 | Bellingham joins Dortmund
FC Daily: Why no Ballon d’Or? Plus: Juventus close on the title
Mark Ogden believes Jordan Henderson earned his award for much more than his on-pitch performances.
Chelsea ensured an all-London FA Cup final with an emphatic win over Man United. The Spanish season ended with Lionel Messi in good form and champions Real Madrid drawing, while Inter needed a late Romelu Lukaku penalty to avoid defeat at Roma and stay second in Serie A.
Olley: De Gea is a problem | FC TV: Man United’s step back
Highlights (U.S.): Chelsea cruise into final | Match replay
Messi: Barca took a step forward | Messi, Puig star at Alaves
Hazard: My worst season | Champions finish with a draw
Highlights (U.S.): Late Inter goal denies Roma | Match replay
Laurens: Tottenham learn under Mou | FC TV: Leicester woe
FC Daily: Man Utd gift Chelsea cup final spot; La Liga ends
Gab Marcotti reacts to Juve’s 2-1 loss to Udinese and feels the side is unable to handle pressure situations.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Arsenal beat Man City in the FA Cup semifinal to end the holders’ dream of a domestic cup and Champions League treble. In Italy, Milan trounced Bologna to maintain their fine form since the restart, but Atalanta’s progress was checked.
Olley: Arsenal show what Arteta can do | Auba future hope
Highlights (U.S.) Arsenal shock City | Replay | Sterling 3/10
Setien says he won’t resign | Solskjaer hits out at rivals, VAR
Highlights (U.S.): Milan hit five | Atalanta denied | Replays
FC Daily: Arsenal win reaction; Leeds back in the big time!
Man United control their own top-four destiny vs. Leicester on the final day of the season.
As Real Madrid celebrate La Liga glory and Zinedine Zidane revels in his own personal triumph, dark clouds are forming over Barcelona and manager Quique Setien. Attention in England is turning to a pair of mouthwatering FA Cup semifinals, while Jose Mourinho took a swing at one of his old clubs.
Lowe: Zidane vindicated, silences doubters | Madrid joy
No Mbappe in 2020 – Perez | Barca, Setien to hold talks
Hamilton: FA Cup semis preview | Olley: Arteta faces Pep
Notebook: Ozil vs. Arsenal, Liverpool keen on McKennie
Man Utd ‘lucky’ in top four race – Mou | Schurrle to retire
FC Daily: FA Cup semifinal preview show
Sid Lowe explains why Lionel Messi may have changed his aggressive tone directed at Barcelona.
Real Madrid took care of business in La Liga, beating Villarreal to secure their 34th Spanish title, while the recriminations began at Barcelona. In the Premier League, Man United and Leicester won to keep the race tight for the top four. Inter went second in Serie A with a 4-0 thrashing of SPAL.
Madrid clinch | Benzema, Modric star | Zidane: Tops UCL
Olley: Solskjaer has decisions to make on Man United XI
Messi frustrated as Barca beaten | ‘Inconsistent, weak’
Highlights (U.S.): Rampant Inter thrash SPAL | Replay
Connelly: Pulisic’s remarkable debut season at Chelsea
FC Daily: Real Madrid seal Liga glory; Prem top four race
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss Cristiano Ronaldo’s 30-goal milestone and focus during Juve’s title charge.
Arsenal recovered from going behind to upset Premier League winners Liverpool, while Italian champions-elect Juventus could only draw despite taking a 2-0 lead at Sassuolo. In Spain, meanwhile, the countdown is on to a potentially title-winning day for Real Madrid on Thursday.
Olley: Liverpool aren’t motivated by records, and it showed
Highlights (U.S.): Juventus drop points in thriller | Replay
Messi needs excitement – Suarez | No Bale, James rift – Zidane
Ogden: Man United title challenge is a matter of time and age
Kane reaches 200 Tottenham goals | Silva inspires Man City
FC Daily: Should Juve keep Sarri? Liverpool miss record
Shaka Hislop can’t defend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decisions in Man United’s 3-1 loss to Chelsea in the FA Cup.
Chelsea narrowly beat already-relegated Norwich to reestablish their four-point lead over chasing Leicester and Manchester United, who each have a game in hand. Over in Italy, Atalanta went second Serie A table after hitting Brescia for six. And the fallout continued over Man City’s CAS reprieve.
Ogden: Now Man City have to win the Champions League
Hunter: Courtois finally accepted as Real Madrid’s No. 1
Giroud as Chelsea edge Norwich FC TV: Lampard impresses
Guardiola attacks City critics | Mourinho: ‘Disaster, disgrace’
FC Daily: Can Chelsea stay in third? Can Atalanta beat PSG?
Gab Marcotti examines if AC Milan will stick with Stefano Pioli or turn to Ralf Rangnick to manage the club.
The big news came from Switzerland, where the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld Manchester City’s appeal against a two-season UEFA competition ban. A late concession saw their crosstown rivals’ top four momentum slowed, while Real Madrid moved to the brink of title glory in Spain.
Marcotti: What the CAS verdict means for Man City, UEFA, FFP
Ogden: Contrasting day for Manchester tightens top four battle
8/10 Mendy sets up Madrid win | FC TV: Can Real hold their nerve?
Marcotti: Juve close in, Atalanta impress; Mourinho masterclass
Klopp eyes 2024 Liverpool exit | Zaha speaks out on racist abuse
FC Daily: Has Solskjaer improved Man Utd? What next for FFP?
Julien Laurens sympathises with Lionel Messi following Barcelona’s shock 2-1 home defeat vs. Osasuna.
After a difficult restart, Tottenham were cheered by a comeback win over North London rivals Arsenal. Elsewhere in England, police arrested a 12-year-old over racist posts toward Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha. Barcelona suffered a setback with an injury to a key man, while PSG played a friendly in front of fans.
Olley: Tottenham, Arsenal need overhauls to get back to the top
Police arrest 12-year-old over Zaha abuse | Solskjaer backs De Gea
Barcelona suffer Griezmann setback | 5,000 watch PSG in friendly
Highlights (U.S.): Napoli, Milan play out lively draw | Match replay
FC Daily: Spurs pip Arsenal, but both look way off the pace
Julien Laurens fears the variety of ways Atalanta could score against PSG in the Champions League.
Premier League champions Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley, while Chelsea’s Champions League hopes took a hit. Meanwhile, Serie A leaders Juventus needed two Cristiano Ronaldo penalties to draw with Atalanta, while Barcelona won to keep the pressure on Real Madrid at the top in Spain.
Ogden: Chelsea need defensive help to win league title
Highlights (U.S.) Ronaldo saves Juve | Lazio lose again | Replays
FC TV: Barcelona flaws exposed | Ter Stegen to the rescue
Ratings: Zouma 4/10 in loss | Fabinho shines as Reds draw
Serie A’s Parma isolating after positives | Norwich relegated
FC Daily: Juve close but unconvincing ; Chelsea thrashed
ESPN’s Mark Ogden says Manchester United’s priority should be signing a CB but explains why it won’t be easy.
The Champions League draw gave us some mouthwatering match-ups, but the path to Lisbon is clearest for Bayern Munich. Real Madrid beat Alaves to restore their four-point lead in La Liga, Barcelona moved closer to signing Lautaro Martinez and the Premier League admitted multiple VAR errors.
Ogden: Bayern are UCL favourites, Atletico can make the final
UCL : Bayern could face Barca | UEL: Man Utd, Inter kept apart
Ratings: Benzema stars again in 8/10 showing for Real Madrid
Notebook: Thiago future twist, Chelsea track Monaco teenager
Barca agree Lautaro terms – sources | Prem admits VAR errors
Pulisic: Don’t compare me to Hazard | Pep ‘confident’ on CAS
FC Daily: Real Madrid close on title; UCL, UEL draw reaction
Stewart Robson outlines what areas Antonio Conte needs to improve to win Serie A next season.
Manchester United made it 17 games without defeat as Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba inspired victory at Aston Villa, while Inter missed the chance to reclaim third in Serie A and Leeds look set for promotion. Off the pitch, excitement is growing ahead of Friday’s European draws.
Ogden: Will Man United spend to get back to the top? | Ratings
Hunter: Messi masterminds Griezmann’s resurgence at Barcelona
Highlights: Inter drop more points | Leeds Prem-bound | Replays
Ogden: Premier League’s restart stars | Spurs struggle once again
Sancho could go – Zorc | Man City to host Madrid | Hazard unafraid
FC Daily: Pogba, Bruno dynamic; What is wrong with Tottenham?
Julien Laurens provides an update on Antoine Griezmann’s injury and whether he will play Barca’s final games.
All eyes were on Barcelona as they claimed a vital win that boosted their title hopes and relegated Espanyol, but what is the future for Lionel Messi? England’s top two earned comfortable wins, while Atalanta, Napoli and Roma boosted their hopes of European qualification in Serie A.
Marcotti: Could Messi leave Barca? | Ter Stegen, Suarez seal win
Ratings: 9/10 Salah at the double | Man City’s Silva rolls back years
Highlights (U.S.): Atalanta third | Lozano winner | Roma comeback
The last Ibra-Ronaldo showdown? | Lazio biter gets four-game ban
Dier suspended over fan incident | Chelsea have Havertz hopes
FC Daily: Does Milan need Zlatan? Where Klopp must strengthen
Julien Laurens believes Barcelona’s Champions League draw is “everything they wanted to avoid.”
The game of the day saw Milan came back from 2-0 down to beat Italian champions Juventus, who could not capitalise on another Lazio loss. Elsewhere, Arsenal’s winning run was checked by Champions League-chasing Leicester, while Chelsea gained a hard-fought win at Crystal Palace.
Pulisic scores again, Chelsea win again | Lampard praises U.S. star
Olley: Vardy delivers against Arsenal again to boost Leicester
Patric chomps Lazio’s title hopes | Ibra: I’m president of Milan
Highlights (U.S.): Milan comeback stuns Juve | Lazio bite | Replays
Barcelona ‘obliged’ to renew Messi contract – Bartomeu
FC Daily: Serie A title still in doubt? Pulisic in superb form
Steve Nicol believes Chelsea’s game vs. Wolves on the final day of the season will decide the top-four race.
After another controversial round of games involving Real Madrid and Barcelona, VAR is dominating the discussion in La Liga. In England, Tottenham needed an own goal to see off Everton, while young stars are giving optimism to supporters of Man United and Chelsea.
Marcotti: VAR drama in Spain; why Man United, Chelsea are excited
Ogden: Greenwood makes Man United forget Haaland | Matic deal
No Barcelona smear campaign – audit | FC TV: Is Messi a No. 10?
Ratings: Alderweireld impresses | Mou’s Arsenal social media spat
Ribery’s Fiorentina future in doubt | Reyna loving Dortmund – dad
FC Daily: Can Leicester stay in the top four? Anti-Barca conspiracy?
Craig Burley addresses whether Chelsea or Man United are better poised for continued success.
It’s as you were at the top of La Liga after Real Madrid and Barcelona both won, albeit in different ways. Liverpool bounced back from their thrashing at Man City with a solid win over Aston Villa, while Pep Guardiola’s side faltered at Southampton. In Serie A, Inter’s title hopes effectively ended.
‘MSG’ come up big for Barca | Madrid edge Bilbao | Ramos on refs
Mane, Jones earn Liverpool win | Zinchenko 5/10 as Man City slump
Highlights (U.S.): Inter collapse | Napoli get past Roma | Replays
Greenwood for England – Solskjaer | Pep confident over UEFA ban
FC Daily: Havertz necessary at Chelsea? Liga top two earn wins
Gab Marcotti breaks down Juventus’ collapse in AC Milan’s incredible comeback from 2-0 down to win 4-2.
Arsenal continued their good form, Chelsea got back to winning ways and Man United’s front three were on song. It was a potentially decisive day in Serie A’s title race, where Cristiano Ronaldo and Gianluigi Buffon had big days in the Turin derby as Lazio slumped. And Bayern completed a German double.
Olley: Giroud seizing chance in Lampard’s meritocracy
Ogden: Aubameyang shows why Arsenal must keep him
9/10 Greenwood sensational | Solskjaer wants more goals
Highlights (U.S.): Ronaldo’s big day | Milan dent Lazio hopes
Bundesliga: Bayern survive final scare | Highlights (U.S.) | Replay
Messi no distraction – Setien | Mourinho ‘disturbed, destroyed’
FC Daily: Sancho’s Man United move gathers pace; Serie A sealed?
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens explain why Romelu Lukaku shouldn’t be the focus of Inter’s loss to Bologna.
It has been a bad week for Barcelona and things might be about to get worse, if reports that Lionel Messi wants out are true. Talking of clubs in trouble, what is happening at Tottenham and can Jose Mourinho get the best from Harry Kane? In Germany, the cup final countdown is on!
Upset Messi to seek Barcelona exit – report | Messi won’t be pawn
Notebook: Pogba staying? | Connelly: Can Mourinho help Kane?
Marcotti: Bayern are DFB-Pokal favourites | Ceferin talks to ESPN
Sources: Aubameyang wants big money to stay at Arsenal
FC Daily: Is Messi really going to leave Barcelona in 2021?
Ale Moreno explains why Sergio Ramos should have been called for a penalty in Real Madrid’s win vs. Bilbao.
Premier League champions Liverpool took a beating at the hands of Manchester City at the Etihad, while VAR was again in focus during Sheffield United’s win over Tottenham. In Spain, Real Madrid got a late Sergio Ramos penalty to beat Getafe and restore their four-point lead over Barcelona in La Liga.
Ogden: Man City’s Champions League statement against Liverpool
8/10 Ramos decisive again | FC TV: Real Madrid showed ‘flexibility’
Highlights (U.S.): Atalanta beat Napoli | 10-man Roma lose | Replays
Ratings: Aurier, Davies 4/10 for Spurs | Liverpool woeful all-round
Olley: Are Arsenal following the agent blueprint of Wolves?
FC Daily: Man City see off Liverpool; Madrid march on
Steve Nicol believes the Premier League top four will come down to the final day of the season.
Chelsea’s good form came to an end with a shock defeat at West Ham and Arsenal continued to show signs of promise by thrashing Norwich. In Italy, ex-Man United teammates Alexis Sanchez and Ashley Young impressed for Inter. And are we witnessing the end of an era at Barcelona?
Olley: Chelsea defensive woes | Laurens: Arsenal’s Arteta has a plan
Highlights (U.S.): Sanchez boosts Inter | Milan draw | Rooney class
Hunter: Barca empire crumbles around Messi | Setien ‘a passenger’
Hamilton, Uersfeld: What Bundesliga season conclusion taught us
Guardiola: Man City’s point to prove | Mourinho on transfer plans
FC Daily: Chelsea’s loss leaves top four race open; Barca crisis?
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin admits they can do more to fight racism in football.
Lionel Messi reached a personal milestone, but Barcelona dropped more points and lost more ground in the Spanish title race. There were no such issues for Messi’s great rival as Cristiano Ronaldo helped Juventus retain control of Serie A. In England, Man United took their unbeaten run to 15 games.
Messi reaches 700 but Barca slip up | The 700-goal club
Highlights (U.S.): Ronaldo, Dybala star | Match replay | Report
Fernandes, Greenwood star as Man United ease past Brighton
Karlsen: Haaland should wait | Olley: Playing in empty grounds
Liverpool guard of honour ‘nonsense’ | Title party ‘regrettable’
FC Daily: Messi gets goal 700, but is Barca’s title race over?
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens debate how Barcelona could effectively use Antoine Griezmann.
With no big clubs in action, there was a lull after a busy resumption to action across Europe. Not that it was a day without news! All is not well at Barcelona, but the club did move in the transfer market, swapping midfielders with Juventus. Meanwhile, Inter look set to sign an in-demand Real Madrid full-back.
Marcotti: Liverpool shouldn’t chase records; Inter still have hope
Ogden: Battle heats up for Premier League’s European places
Lowe: Why Arthur is joining Juventus and Pjanic is Barca-bound
Sources: Barca players turning on Setien | No fans at UCL games
Sources: Hakimi to join Inter | Gomes set to quit Man United
FC Daily: Who won the Arthur-Pjanic swap? Setien out of favour?
Aleksander Ceferin reveals that a decision regarding spectators in stadiums will be made July 9.
Arsenal, Chelsea and holders Man City all won away from home to join Man United as part of a powerful FA Cup final four, a moment of Karim Benzema genius saw Real Madrid edge three points closer to the Liga title and Inter kept alive any remote title hopes they have with a comeback win.
Ogden: Arsenal win does not paper over the cracks for Arteta
Highlights (U.S.): Arsenal | Chelsea | Man City | Match replays
Ratings: Benzema, Casemiro inspire Madrid | Pulisic good again
Reports: Man City ease through | Milan topple Roma
FC Daily: Elite FA Cup semifinal line-up; Madrid march on
Stewart Robson dissects why Paulo Dybala may be playing some of his best football so far at Juventus.
Man United needed extra time to reach the FA Cup semifinals, Barcelona’s title hopes were hit at Celta Vigo, the Bundesliga season ended with a big win for Bayern, a big defeat for Dortmund and relegation zone drama and Lazio came from behind to just about maintain their title challenge.
Olley: Carrow Road missing FA Cup magic | Man United ratings
Highlights (U.S.): Man United into semifinals | Match replay
Barcelona held, lose further ground | Two-goal Suarez earns 7/10
Reports: Bayern cruise | Dortmund woe | Bremen hope | Lazio win
Transfers: Haaland and Bellingham lead the Under-19 targets
FC Daily: Barcelona drop more points; Man United need ET
Sid Lowe thinks that Lionel Messi can be problematic for Barcelona because they depend on him too much.
Liverpool’s Premier League title celebrations continued as Man United’s manager admitted their rivals’ triumph hurt, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored as Juventus hit four second-half goals to beat Lecce and extend their Serie A lead. And there was plenty to discuss on FC Daily, ahead of a busy weekend.
Connelly: Are Liverpool the best Prem champions ever?
Highlights (U.S.): Juventus thrash Lecce | Match replay | Report
Hunter: Benzema enjoys his renaissance at real Madrid
Richardson: Immobile shows he belongs among Europe elite
Solskjaer: Liverpool title ‘hurt’ | Sources: Guendouzi won’t be sold
FC Daily: Liverpool title celebrations; Juventus romp in Serie A
Steve Nicol explains why Mikel Arteta and Arsenal would benefit the most from winning the FA Cup.
Christian Pulisic and Willian scored the goals that beat Man City and, in doing so, not only boosted Chelsea’s top four hopes, but handed title glory to Liverpool. Arsenal gained a much-needed win and Borussia Dortmund signalled their intent to keep young U.S. star Gio Reyna around for a long a time.
Liverpool clinch Premier League title after Man City defeat
How social media reacted to Liverpool’s glory | Players celebrate
Ratings: Pulisic impresses | Man City woe | Xhaka boosts Arsenal
Marcotti: Assessing the evolution of Ronaldo’s career
Dortmund want to keep Reyna – Zorc | Meunier to join from PSG
FC Daily: Liverpool are champions; Chelsea overcome Man City
Gab Marcotti discusses Inter and Lazio’s improbable comebacks to stay within reach of Juve in the title race.
Liverpool marched closer to Premier League title glory with a 4-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace, while Anthony Martial scored a hat trick for Manchester United as they easily saw off Sheffield United. In La Liga, the see-saw title battle continued as Real Madrid beat Mallorca to go above Barcelona at the top.
Ogden: Liverpool close, but little celebration | When can they clinch?
Highlights (U.S.): Lazio title hopes hit | Inter implode | Replays
Ratings: Hat trick hero Martial 9/10 | 8/10 Vinicius leads Madrid
Laurens: France torn over ‘stupid’ Ligue 1 cancellation
Romero is La Liga’s youngest | Luiz, others extend Arsenal deals
FC Daily: More VAR controversy in Spain; Liverpool cruise
Frank Leboeuf explains why Man City’s defence may be their Achilles heel in Champions League.
Lionel Messi did not score his 700th career goal, but did set up Ivan Rakitic to send Barcelona three points clear in La Liga (Real Madrid have a game in hand). Harry Kane’s first goal since Dec. 28 sealed Tottenham’s win over West Ham, while Man City’s Sergio Aguero could miss the rest of the season.
Marcotti: Assessing the evolution of Messi’s career
Ratings: Rakitic saves Barcelona | 8/10 Kane on target for Spurs
Reports: Atletico edge past Levante | Lozano seals Napoli win
Connelly: Can Lazio really beat Juventus to the Serie A title?
Aguero faces knee surgery | No charges over plane banner
FC Daily: Barcelona back atop La Liga; Pulisic’s potential
The FC guys try to wrap their heads around why Timo Werner isn’t seeing out the UCL season with RB Leipzig.
Man City made sure that Liverpool will not be able to seal the league title at Anfield on Wednesday, but there was controversy off the Etihad Stadium pitch. Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo found the net as Juventus went four points clear in Italy, and Jose Mourinho had some things to say about strikers.
Marcotti: Forget La Liga conspiracy talk; Liverpool’s slow restart
Highlights (U.S.): Ronaldo sets up Juve win | Match replay | Report
Ratings: Foden, Mahrez star as Man City thrash Burnley
Mourinho hits out over Kane | Burnley condemn plane banner
FC Daily: Man City prolong Liverpool wait; controversy in Spain
Craig Burley reacts to Liverpool winning the Premier League title after a 30-year wait.
Liverpool need just two wins to secure their first league title in 30 years, but claimed just one in a stalemate of a Merseyside derby at Everton. Elsewhere in the Premier League, Christian Pulisic helped Chelsea to a comeback win. In Spain, Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema scored as Real Madrid reclaimed top spot.
Ogden: Liverpool’s wait for Premier League title will go a little longer
Ratings: Pulisic decisive for Chelsea | 8/10 Benzema inspires Madrid
Highlights (U.S.): Inter close on leaders | Match replay | Report
Sarri: Ronaldo ‘not physically at his best’ | Barca’s De Jong injured
FC Daily: Liverpool drop derby points; Madrid win to top La Liga
Mark Ogden doesn’t think Dean Henderson is ready to become Manchester United’s first-choice goalkeeper.
It has been a miserable return to Premier League action for Arsenal, who were beaten again and saw their injury curse strike once more. Borussia Dortmund secured second place in Germany thanks to dynamic displays from two young stars, while Spain’s big two are arguing about referees.
Ratings: Arsenal defence implodes in shock defeat at Brighton
Reports: Vitolo rescues Atleti | Leicester lapse | Lewandowski brace
Petrosyan: How a youth team ended up playing a Russia league game
Haaland on teammate Reyna: “He’s the American Dream”
Zidane refutes Pique claim that referees favour Real Madrid
FC Daily: Arsenal woes continues; Merseyside derby preview
Julien Laurens says a move for Jadon Sancho might be hampered by economic constraints faced by clubs this summer.
Manchester United saw promising signs from Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba as they came from behind to earn a point at Tottenham and the title race in Spain took a new twist as Barcelona were held to a draw at Sevilla, with Lionel Messi missing the chance to score his 700th career goal.
Olley: Fernandes picks up where he left off to save Man Utd at Spurs
Ratings: Messi misses chance for 700 as Barcelona slip up at Sevilla
Lowe: La Liga restarts with trouble for home teams and keepers
Insider Notebook: Bellingham latest, contract crunch, Arteta’s hair
Sane to leave Manchester City after rejecting new contract
FC Daily: Spurs and Man United draw; Barcelona drop vital points
Steve Nicol explains why both Liverpool and Everton will be happy with a draw in their first game back.
With Karim Benzema in prime form, Real Madrid strolled to victory over Valencia to stay just two points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona. Meanwhile, Chelsea confirmed the signing of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig and the fallout continued from Arsenal’s defeat at Manchester City.
Ratings: Benzema gets 9/10 for golazo, brace in Real win
Toe Poke: What we learned from Premier League’s return
Karlsen: Why Werner will settle quickly at Chelsea
Marcotti: Bayern’s eighth title incredible and problematic
Luiz future decided this week | Celta sign Sevilla’s Nolito
FC Daily: Madrid close on Barca; Spurs-Man United preview
Steve Nicol says Bayern Munich’s Champions League match will be tough after a full month break.
The Premier League resumed with goal-line technology controversy and Man City easing past woeful Arsenal. In Italy, Napoli claimed the Coppa Italia by beating Juventus on penalties, with Cristiano Ronaldo not even getting to take one. Perhaps he will win the Champions League final at home in Portugal?
Ogden: Familiar Prem feel as Man City impress, Arsenal implode
Ratings: Arsenal’s 1/10 Luiz woeful | 8/10 De Bruyne stars for City
Highlights (U.S.): Napoli earn Coppa glory | Match replay | Report
Reports: Dortmund woe | Atleti’s Felix stars | Villa Hawk-Eye farce
Guardiola outspoken on racism | Premier League players kneel
Lisbon to host Champions League final, Europa League in Germany
FC Daily: Strong start for Man City; Napoli upset Juve in Coppa final
Steve Nicol says Man United’s first penalty was “100 percent” correct, despite Jose Mourinho’s criticisms.
Just 31 days — and seven straight wins — after resuming their season, Bayern Munich sealed yet another German league title. In Spain, Ansu Fati and Lionel Messi ensured Barcelona stayed in control of La Liga. And get set for Wednesday, with Premier League resumption and Coppa Italia final.
Ogden: Premier League players set for tiring year
Ratings: Messi makes sure Barcelona do enough vs. Leganes
Richardson: Can Napoli deny Ronaldo and Juventus?
Report: Bayern win eighth straight Bundesliga title
FC Daily: Bayern’s glory; looking ahead to the Coppa Italia final
Gab Marcotti disagrees with Maurizio Sarri’s use of Cristiano Ronaldo in Juventus’ defeat vs. Napoli.
The Premier League returns this week with support for Black Lives Matter, while Marcus Rashford is going above and beyond to help underprivileged children. The Champions League and Europa Leagues will not restart until August, but when it does, we can look forward to World Cup-style tournaments!
Marcotti: Zidane unhappy, Premier League and Black Lives Matter
Report: Lisbon to host eight-team Champions League tournament
Arteta feels positive about Aubameyang’s Arsenal future
Rashford fights on for kids’ meals despite Prime Minister’s snub
FC Daily: Bayern’s UCL prospects; Griezmann’s Barca impact
Shaka Hislop says Juventus’ loss to Napoli exposed a variety of problems in Maurizio Sarri’s side.
Eden Hazard returned to action as Real Madrid responded to Barcelona’s emphatic victory with their own one-sided win against Eibar, but there was disappointment for cross-city rivals Atletico. And ahead of the Premier League’s resumption, Christian Pulisic was in friendly action for Chelsea.
Ratings: Ramos, Hazard star as Madrid close on Barca
Report: Atletico Madrid held in Bilbao
Marcelo takes a knee, raises fist after scoring
Pulisic features in Chelsea friendly win
FC Daily: Assessing the title race in La Liga
Gab Marcotti and Steve Nicol have varying opinions on how difficult Bayern’s Bundesliga dominance has been.
La Liga champions Barcelona opened the scoring after two minutes and, with Lionel Messi in fine form, eased to victory at Mallorca. In Germany, champions-elect Bayern Munich moved within three points of the title, while Erling Haaland struck an injury-time winner for Borussia Dortmund.
Ratings: 9/10 Messi stars, Barcelona resume with easy victory
Highlights (U.S.): Napoli reach Coppa final | Match replay | Report
Reports: Bayern leave it late | Haaland saves Dortmund
PSG manager Tuchel confirms Silva and Cavani will leave
FC Daily: Barcelona’s impressive return; Bayern edge closer
Mark Ogden explains the crucial role Paul Pogba could play in Manchester United achieving a top four finish.
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Dawson: Liverpool’s title wait, Man United’s top four hopes
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