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Chelsea prove City can be beaten, but Sterling stands tall

Why was the abuse directed at Raheem Sterling all-too familiar? And do we now have a title race? Nick Miller picks apart the Premier League weekend.

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Copa Libertadores is over, but drama will roll on

The players of Boca Juniors and River Plate have had their say. Now it is the turn of the lawyers.

Argentina takes over Madrid: River-Boca magic in the Bernabeu

Fans from all over the world converged on Madrid to watch the Copa Libertadores final. Here's the best of the best from a historic day of football.


Premier League Team of the Weekend: Week 16

Steve Nicol reveals his best XI from the 16th round of Premier League action as Gab Marcotti and Alejandro Moreno react to his selections.


Messi is too good for the Ballon d'Or

The FC panel wax lyrical about Lionel Messi's latest performance and say he no longer places any stock in individual awards such as the Ballon d'Or.


Burley still unimpressed with Man United

Craig Burley and Adrian Healy breakdown Manchester United's thrashing of Fulham and Jose Mourinho's cryptic comments after the match.


Should Lionel Messi play against Tottenham?

With Barcelona already qualified for the UCL round of 16, the FC guys question if Ernesto Valverde will field his star forward at the Camp Nou.


Moreno: Portland to blame, not the officiating in MLS Cup

Alejandro Moreno explains why Portland's defending was really to blame, despite Giovanni Savarese voicing his frustrations with the officiating in MLS Cup.



Kane's rise to No. 1 in FC 100 is down to versatility

Harry Kane isn't the best at one individual skill but yet he may be the best striker on the planet. How is that possible? Musa Okwonga explains.

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FC100: Messi, Ronaldo, Griezmann fight for forward spot

It's the usual suspects leading the world's best forwards in 2018, but did Lionel Messi really have a better 2018 than Cristiano Ronaldo?


FC100: De Gea or Ter Stegen for top goalkeeper?

David de Gea is crowned king of goalkeepers in the 2018 FC100, but have some other No.1's been overlooked?


FC100: Top centre-back a closed shop

La Liga dominates amongst the top 10 central defenders in the world, but is Sergio Ramos the true pick of the bunch?


FC100: Is Pogba a top-five central midfielder?

Luka Modric leads a Clasico-dominated list of the best central midfielders, as Paul Pogba's positioning causes a stir.


FC100: Cavani, Suarez trail Kane for leading striker

Harry Kane claims top spot amongst the best strikers in 2018 with Sergio Aguero and Edinson Cavani hot on his heels.


FC100: Who reigns at left-back?

Real Madrid's Marcelo holds onto his place as the best left-back, but there's controversy amongst his challengers.


FC100: Was Carvajal the right choice at right-back?

In a competitive list of the 10 best right-backs, Real Madrid's Dani Carvajal comes out on top.


FC100: Are Manchester City the attacking midfield kings?

There's Manchester City players on the list of the top attacking midfielders, but it's Arsenal's Mesut Ozil that ignites the debate.


Project MLS Cup: Atlanta reigns supreme


Atlanta United ends city’s long spell of heartbreak

After two plus decades of coming within touching distance of glory but falling short, Atlanta has a champion again in the form of Atlanta United.

7-year-old Malea Emma's jaw-dropping national anthem

Before MLS Cup kicked off in Atlanta, young Malea Emma stole the show with another phenomenal rendition of the national anthem.


Atlanta United 2-0 Portland: Martinez & Co. win MLS Cup

Atlanta United lift their first MLS Cup in just their second-ever season with a convincing 2-0 win over the Portland Timbers.


Moreno: Portland to blame, not the officiating in MLS Cup

Alejandro Moreno explains why Portland's defending was really to blame, despite Giovanni Savarese voicing his frustrations with the officiating in MLS Cup.


Gomez: Atlanta have to bring in a Tata Martino-level coach

Herculez Gomez and Sebastian Salazar break down Atlanta United's MLS Cup victory and discuss how the team can improve on this season.


Parkhurst: Tata Martino's impact is immeasurable

Michael Parkhurst talks about finally getting his hands on the elusive MLS Cup and Tata Martino's impact on both Atlanta United and MLS.


Larentowicz: Winning MLS Cup 'a bit of a relief'

Jeff Larentowicz says Atlanta's failure to win the Supporters' Shield helped spurn them on in MLS Playoffs.


Atlanta United lift the MLS Cup

Atlanta United and owner Arthur Blank celebrated winning the team's first ever MLS Cup.


Escobar's goal doubles Atlanta's lead

Major League Soccer: Franco Escobar (54') Atlanta 2-0 Portland


Guzan stops Ebobisse's header to keep Atlanta up

Major League Soccer: Brad Guzan save (43') Atlanta 1-0 Portland



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LIVE Transfer Talk: Mou gets green light to sign Alderweireld

Toby Alderweireld has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford. Will Jose Mourinho finally get his man? Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Newcastle 1-2 Wolves: Doherty the difference

Matthew Doherty's injury-time goal gave Wolves a much-needed victory over Newcastle in a tumultuous match at St James' Park.


Chelsea 2-0 Man City: Unbeaten run comes to an end

Chelsea handed Manchester City their first league defeat of the season overpowering the league leaders at Stamford Bridge.


Man United 4-1 Fulham: Rashford stars

Marcus Rashford scored an excellent goal and provided two assists as Man United eased past 10-man Fulham at Old Trafford.


Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool: Salah hat trick sends Reds top

With Man City not playing until later, Liverpool moved to the top of the Premier League table after sweeping aside Bournemouth thanks to a Mohamed Salah hat trick.


Arsenal 1-0 Huddersfield: Terrific Torreira wins it for Arsenal

Arsenal maintain their unbeaten run after an acrobatic finish from Lucas Torreira.


Leicester City 0-2 Tottenham: Son shines for Spurs

Son Heung-Min dominated Leicester City scoring in the first half and assisting in the second, as Tottenham earned a place in the top 3.


West Ham 3-2 Crystal Palace: Hammers dazzle

West Ham picked up their third-straight league win with a 3-2 home victory over Crystal Palace.


Udinese 1-3 Atalanta: Hat-trick for Zapata

Duván Zapata netted the opener in the 2nd minute, and completed his hat-trick in the 2nd half as Atalanta defeated Udinese 3-1.


Napoli 4-0 Frosinone: Ounas scores screamer

Napoli warmed up for their crunch UCL game against Liverpool in midweek with a dominant 4-0 win over Frosinone.


Juventus 1-0 Inter: Mandzukic heroic in Derby d'Italia

Mario Mandzukic's diving header earned Serie A leaders Juventus a narrow win over rivals Inter in a tense Derby d'Italia in Turin.


USMNT's Sargent scores 2 minutes into Bundesliga debut

American teenager Josh Sargent scores with his first touch in the Bundesliga, heading the ball in two minutes after coming on for Werder Bremen.


Argentina takes over Madrid: River-Boca magic in the Bernabeu


River Plate players revel in Copa Libertadores win

River Plate players expressed that it felt weird playing their home leg of the Copa Libertadores final in Real Madrid's Bernabeu after they beat Boca Juniors 5-3 on aggregate.


Fans clash with police in Buenos Aires after Libertadores final

Riot police clashed with fans throwing glass bottles and objects after River Plate won the Copa Libertadores final against rivals Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires.


Manchester United


Mourinho: No water? Are we saving money for January?


Premier League

Salah silences critics with hat trick vs. Bournemouth

Mo Salah was 'struggling' this season, but his hat trick to down Bournemouth actually gives him more league goals this season than Lionel Messi.

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Respite for Mourinho, home goal for Lukaku

For the first time in a month, Man United won a league game. Fulham were poor, but the win nonetheless brings relief to Jose Mourinho.

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