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Ten-man Atletico draw 1-1 at Arsenal

Atletico have the edge in their Europa League semifinal vs. Arsenal. Antoine Griezmann's late goal stunned the Gunners, who had been playing with 11 vs. 10 since the 10th minute and a 1-0 lead since the hour mark.

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Atleti assistant Burgos "rocks" touchline after Simeone dismissal

Atletico Madrid assistant Mono Burgos has a lengthy connection to the club as player and manager, but he also had a pretty cool 1990s side project.

WATCH: Diego Simeone sent to the stands


Rightly or wrongly, Bradley's miss will haunt TFC

On a night when Michael Bradley did so much right, the enduring image will be of his penalty miss. Is it fair? No, but it is reality.

MLS's wait for a CCL title continues

It was heartbreak for Toronto FC at Estadio Akron on Wednesday, as Chivas won a penalty thriller to book a spot in the Club World Cup.

Is Almeyda the next man for Mexico?

Chivas boss Matias Almeyda has repeatedly proven his managerial credentials in Mexico. After winning the CCL will Mexico come calling?


Bayern have lost their winning edge

Bayern face their fourth semifinal loss in five seasons since winning the Champions League in 2013. Tuesday's game was a microcosm of their issues.

Bayern's finishing in focus as part of Madrid inquest

What Bayern Munich are in Germany, Real Madrid are in Europe, a squad fired by a sense of infallibility. But Bayern's profligacy also cost them.

Champions League In 90 Seconds: Are the semis over already?

The Exploding Heads recap the semifinals, Mo Salah's goal celebrations, Cristiano Ronaldo on tiptoes and more.


Bayern Munich 1-2 Real Madrid: Asensio puts Madrid in command


Real Madrid wouldn't be favourites in the final


What's to account for Bayern's lacklustre display?


Kroos: We capitalised on the important moments


Bayern Munich 1-2 Real Madrid: Asensio puts Madrid in command


Bayern Munich 1-2 Real Madrid: Asensio puts Madrid in command


Sights and Sounds: Real Madrid rally at Bayern


Ramos: Second leg vs. Juve helped us learn


Zidane: Real can do better


Kroos: We capitalised on the important moments


What's to account for Bayern's lacklustre display?


Real Madrid wouldn't be favourites in the final


Transfer rumours

Bale eyeing Bayern as a possible landing spot?


Transfer Talk: Liverpool won't sell Salah to Real at any price

Another Spanish giant is knocking on Liverpool's door as Real Madrid try to lure Mohamed Salah away from Merseyside. Transfer Talk has the latest.

Transfer Rater: Nainggolan to Arsenal

Radja Nainggolan to Arsenal and Ryan Sessegnon to Manchester United are two of today's transfer rumours, courtesy of Football Whispers.

New York City FC


WATCH: ESPN's Toni Collins trains with NYCFC


Experiencing NYCFC's new training facility

ESPN FC sent Jeff Carlisle to undergo a training session at New York City FC's new training facility. He survived, ligaments and tendons intact.

NYCFC's Vieira: I'm ready to coach in Europe

Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira, the coach at New York City FC, has been linked to a return to his club to replace Arsene Wenger, who will step down.


Last Train to Russia: Volgograd


Last Train to Russia: Ekaterinburg


Last Train to Russia: Kazan


Last Train to Russia: Samara


Last Train to Russia: Saransk


Last Train to Russia: Nizhny Novgorod


Last Train to Russia: St. Petersburg


Champions League

Reckless Roma made it too easy for Liverpool

Roma got carried away with their all-out-attack approach and tried to play the same way they did vs. Barcelona against Liverpool. It didn't work.

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Liverpool's post-Ox midfield dilemma

It's a shame that Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered a serious injury having found the form of his career. It leaves Liverpool with a dilemma in midfield.

Gab Marcotti explains Di Francesco's decision to play 3-5-2

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti delves into the mind of Eusebio Di Francesco to explain the Roma head coach's tactics against Liverpool.


UEFA Champions League

Liverpool and Real Madrid dominate UCL XI

The semifinal first-legs had plenty of goals, and Liverpool and Real Madrid dominate Nick Ames' best XI. With no Roma players making the cut.

Liverpool's 10 most-memorable UCL nights

Liverpool have had their share of memorable European nights. Here are the 10 best.

Extra Time: Sergio Ramos elite? Bayern or Roma to progress?




Why the sale of Wembley could mean cheaper tickets

Mark Ogden explains the positives of the potential sale of Wembley to the owner of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars.


Liverpool will see off Roma, can beat Bayern or Madrid

Late concessions may have dampened spirits a little at Anfield but Liverpool are well placed to reach the Champions League final. What's more, they can win it, no matter who they face in Kiev.

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WATCH: Van Dijk, Lovren try hand at commentary

Liverpool centre-back pairing Virgil van Dijk and Dejan Lovren tried their hand at the art of football commentary.


Breaking down the good and bad from Liverpool's Roma win

Steve Nicol explains why he feels deflated after Liverpool's 5-2 win over Roma in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals.


WATCH: Liverpool 5 - Roma 2


Liverpool 5-2 Roma: Life yet for Roma


WATCH: Mohamed Salah from all angles


Champions League In 90 Seconds: Are the semis over already?


Salah sends Liverpool fans crazy in Cairo


Di Francesco: 'Naive' Roma can still beat Liverpool


WATCH: Door-knocking interrupts Klopp's press conference


Nicol: The good and bad from Liverpool's win


Gab Marcotti explains Di Francesco's decision to play 3-5-2


WATCH: Fans go crazy in Cairo after Salah scores


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WATCH: The art of dribbling with Leon Bailey


Bailey: Future will be 'at the highest level'

Bayer Leverkusen's Leon Bailey said he wants "to play at the highest level" as he faces decisions relating to his club and international futures.

Bailey: Choosing Jamaica isn't the right path for me

Alexis Nunes sits down with Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey to talk about his future for club and country.


The Toe Poke

Atleti assistant Burgos "rocks" touchline after Simeone dismissal

Atletico Madrid assistant Mono Burgos has a lengthy connection to the club as player and manager, but he also had a pretty cool 1990s side project.

Watch: Marcelo's outrageous first touch

Marcelo starred for Real Madrid in their win at Bayern Munich, with one sublime piece of skill among the highlights.

Dele Alli's Fortnite stream draws thousands

While the football world's eye were on the Champions League semifinal, Tottenham star Dele Alli was playing a different game entirely: Fortnite.

Manchester United


Herrera back in favour under Mourinho

Part technician, part troll, Ander Herrera is Manchester United's warrior. He has recovered from a sloppy spell to become Jose Mourinho's go-to guy.

Man United fans suffering with Liverpool's UCL success

Manchester United fans are living a nightmare at the moment, as Liverpool storm towards the Champions League final.

Man United win over Spurs a tale of 2 managers

Craig Burley examines the difference in approach from Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino in Man United's FA Cup semifinal win over Tottenham.


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Pulisic talks plans to rejoin USMNT


WATCH: Fans go crazy in Cairo after Salah scores


WATCH: The world's first virtual mascot


Prem: Top goals of Week 35


Prem: Top saves of Week 35


WATCH: The night Steve Nicol's Liverpool conquered Rome


WATCH: Exploding Heads lay Wenger's coat to rest


Extra Time: Morata or Lukaku? Sarri or Allegri for Chelsea?


WATCH: Iniesta lifts the Copa del Rey trophy for Barcelona


Major League Soccer

WATCH: Ale's weekly MLS awards


MLS Power Rankings: Atlanta at the top

Atlanta United took down a surging LA Galaxy away from home, while New York City FC's unbeaten start to the season ended in Portland.

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Jahanbakhsh can inspire Iran to World Cup history

Iran's defence put them in the World Cup. But winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh is the man who can take Team Melli to the second round for the first time.

Messi's role in shaping Argentina squad

With Argentina's World Cup success riding on Lionel Messi, coach Jorge Sampaoli should consult with his star player when selecting the squad.

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Banks vs. Pele and the best World Cup saves

Some of the best goalkeepers to grace the game are in Nick Miller's Top Tenner of World Cup saves, including THAT one from Gordon Banks vs. Pele.

Liga MX


Santos can win Clausura crown behind Djaniny

No one in the Clausura has scored more goals than Djaniny, and with him leading the line, Santos Laguna could prove immense in Liga MX's Liguilla.

Impending transfer changes a positive for Liga MX players

In order to avoid a work strike, Liga MX had to concede some things to the players. Is one of them ending the infamous Pacto de Caballeros?

Lobos BUAP crash out of Liga MX

Lobos BUAP lasted just two years in Liga MX, while the playoffs have taken shape with five teams earning spots and three spots up for grabs.

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AS Roma


EXCLUSIVE: Roma chairman James Pallotta speaks to ESPN FC


Exclusive: Pallotta talks Roma ambitions, Salah, UCL

Roma owner Jim Pallotta sat down with Mark Donaldson to talk through the sale of Mohamed Salah, the club's Champions League campaign and his vision for the future.

Italian Serie A

Wright Thompson: The last days of Juventus?

As the most dominant club in Italy fights for its record seventh straight league title, it is also fighting the forces of time.

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Have Napoli turned the tide in the Serie A title race?

The ESPN FC guys discuss the rejuvenated title race in Serie A and debate the quality of the match between Juventus and Napoli.


Milan's ineffective attack needs an overhaul

The end of the current campaign will tell what changes are in store for Milan -- tweaks that should include new personnel and a new system.

MLS highlights

MLS: 46 goals in 90 seconds


Portland 3-0 NYCFC: Timbers rout MLS leaders


Seattle 3-1 Minnesota: Sounders winless no more


LA Galaxy 0-2 Atlanta: Five Stripes prevail - Via MLS


RSL 3-0 Colorado: Late surge lifts RSL - Via MLS


Montreal 3-5 LAFC: Impact implode - Via MLS


FC Dallas 2-0 Philadelphia: Dallas remain unbeaten - Via MLS


Orlando City 3-2 San Jose: Lions hold off the Quakes - Via MLS


Sporting KC 6-0 Vancouver: SKC thrash 9-man Whitecaps - Via MLS


Houston 5-1 Toronto: Dynamo rout TFC reserves - Via MLS


Premier League

Why Salah scooped PFA award ahead of De Bruyne

Mohamed Salah edged out Kevin De Bruyne to win the PFA Player of the Year award -- but was it the right choice?

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Salah worthy over De Bruyne for PFA prize?

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah is the 2017-18 PFA Player of the Year over Man City's Kevin De Bruyne. ESPN FC's bloggers which player's case was strongest for the award.

PFA Player of the Year award belongs to Salah

Steve Nicol and Alejandro Moreno sing the praises of Mohamed Salah after the Liverpool star was named the PFA Player of the Year.




How Chelsea need to improve for the FA Cup final


Cahill's grit and character could benefit Chelsea

Gary Cahill is in the twilight of his top level career but his determination to make the World Cup could benefit Chelsea in the final stages.

Chelsea's recovery too little, too late

Chelsea have won three in a row, but with a place in the Premier League top four looking all but impossible, their turnaround appears for naught.

european football

Momentum with Marseille ahead of defining spell

Marseille have a rich European history and seem to be clicking into gear at the crucial time, with a Europa League final spot up for grabs.

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Dortmund have bright future despite tough season

Dortmund have endured a rough season of change and disappointment, but they'll still be in the Champions League next season. There is hope.

Milan's ineffective attack needs an overhaul

The end of the current campaign will tell what changes are in store for Milan -- tweaks that should include new personnel and a new system.



Why Iniesta's success can't be defined by stats


Five Barcelona U19 players to watch

For the second time in the tournament's five-year existence, Barca won the UEFA Youth League. Here are five players to watch.

How Barca righted their wrongs to win the Copa del Rey

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.


Manchester City


City fans' sadness at watching Joe Hart

It's sad watching Joe Hart these days if you're a Manchester City fan. His career is flashing before his eyes, but he remains a hero.

Fernandinho continues as Man City's quiet star

Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Sergio Aguero get most of the plaudits but Fernandinho has also been central to Man City's success, however little is said about him.

Rising star Sane a potential Ballon d'Or winner

Leroy Sane fully deserved his PFA Young Player of the Year award and under Pep Guardiola, he has the potential for even greater honours.

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Tottenham Hotspur


Why Tottenham can't get the job done in big games


Pochettino struggling to rid Tottenham of nearly men tag

Mauricio Pochettino might have got his team selection wrong but his inability to instil a winning mentality at Tottenham is the real problem.

Tottenham approaching a crossroads

Tottenham have tons of talent but nothing tangible to show for it. As such, Mauricio Pochettino & Co. are approaching a critical junction.



Why Wenger decided to leave Arsenal: The inside story

Officially, Arsene Wenger wasn't pushed out of Arsenal. He jumped. But it's the sort of leap you take when there's no way out and events over this season made it clear he had no choice, writes Gab Marcotti.

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Wenger leaves Arsenal with tarnished legacy

Mark Ogden: Arsene Wenger leaves Arsenal with a tarnished legacy after staying on too long but in time, fondness and respect for his achievements will return.

How Wenger revolutionised football at Arsenal

The FC crew discuss the timing of Arsene Wenger's decision to leave Arsenal, his legacy after 22 years at the club and what he will do next.



Burley: Wenger sounds bitter about stepping down


Who will be Arsenal's next manager?


Arsenal Fan TV host reacts to Wenger leaving


Gazidis: Wenger made art out of football


Fans’ Eye View: Wenger is a fraud




Araujo set to return, boost Mexico's World Cup hopes

Santos Laguna defender Nestor Araujo is on the comeback trail from surgery on his left knee and could be back in Liga MX action soon.

Enjoy Marquez while you still can

Rafa Marquez's playing career is coming to a close, and with it the opportunity to appreciate one of the greatest players in Mexican soccer history.

EXCLUSIVE: Marquez opens up about World Cup hopes

Mexican legend Rafa Marquez sits down with ESPN to discuss his lengthy career and the possibility of playing in a fifth World Cup before retiring.


international champions cup

ICC includes Madrid, Barca, Manchester clubs, Liverpool

The International Champions Cup announced its full 2018 schedule, featuring games like Real Madrid-Man United and Man United-Liverpool.

Man Utd-Liverpool, Madrid-Juve among the biggest games

The International Champions Cup is back for 2018 and will see the game's top teams face off in preseason. Here are six must-see games.

WATCH: Stars heap praise on International Champions Cup

Luis Garcia, Michael Essien and many more former stars heap praise on the ICC tournament and how it prepares for the long season ahead.


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