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Chivas beats Toronto FC in CCL final

Chivas prevails 4-2 on penalties against Toronto FC after the final finished 3-3 on aggregate over two legs to book a spot at its first-ever Club World Cup.

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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.

Real Madrid find a way to win, again

The 'three-peat' is still on, though Real Madrid might wonder how. The European Cup holders were not at their best, but beat Bayern Munich thanks to experience and their hosts' profligacy,

Ronaldo sets UCL record as goal run ends

Cristiano Ronaldo set a record with his 96th win in the Champions League on Wednesday, though he saw his goal streak come to an end.

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


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


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.

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.


Liverpool: Exhilarating and infuriating

Only Liverpool could score five goals at home in Europe and still worry about a second leg. Their tie with Roma isn't over yet.


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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Liverpool lapses give Roma hope

A stunning display of attacking football saw Liverpool score five vs. Roma. However, two late goals gave the Italian side a small chance ahead of the second leg.

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.


WATCH: Liverpool 5 - Roma 2


Liverpool 5-2 Roma: Life yet for Roma


WATCH: Mohamed Salah from all angles


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


Transfer rumours

Bale eyeing Bayern as a possible landing spot?

With Gareth Bale's limited playing time at Real Madrid, the ESPN FC panel assess his chances of joining Bayern Munich this summer.


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: Rose to Man United

Danny Rose to Manchester United and Andres Iniesta to Manchester City are two of today's transfer rumours, courtesy of Football Whispers.

UEFA Champions League

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


Liverpool's 10 most-memorable UCL nights

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

Sights and Sounds: A wild night at Anfield

Relive a wild night in the UEFA Champions League, which saw Liverpool triumph over Roma in a semifinal that is not quite done and dusted.


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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.


Should Arsenal consider Diego Simeone?

Luis Enrique is the current favourite to manage Arsenal next season, but Atletico's Europa League performance could make Arsenal consider Diego Simeone.


Atleti tie could shape Arsenal's future

Arsenal and Atletico Madrid are currently polar opposites stylistically but Atletico's approach could prove to be the template for Arsenal's future.

Arsenal have Atletico-sized obstacle between them and final

Arsenal are eyeing a dream send-off for Arsene Wenger in the Europa League final in France but first comes a tie with battle-tested Atletico Madrid.

Should Arsenal consider Diego Simeone?


Wenger: Timing of departure 'not really my decision'


The Toe Poke

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.

Pogba dares to challenge Ibra high kicks

Paul Pogba has got himself embroiled in a contest he can't possibly hope to win after challenging Zlatan Ibrahimovic to a high-kick off.

Ronaldo sends Rashford motivational gift

Marcus Rashford proudly showed off his signed Cristiano Ronaldo shirt, complete with motivational message, on Tuesday.

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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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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


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

Even though Man Utd has dominated English football in recent years, it's still a bitter pill to see rival Liverpool near a Champions League title.

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.


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.




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.

How Chelsea need to improve for the FA Cup final

Steve Nicol says Chelsea will be favourites in the FA Cup final, but explains why their display against Southampton won't be good enough that day.


Conte wins back support from Chelsea fans

Chelsea's run to the FA Cup final has not only lifted the mood among supporters, it has renewed the faith that many had lost in Antonio Conte.

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


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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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.

City stars the big winners in Guardiola philosophy

Nicolas Otamendi, Ederson and Fabian Delph have been arguably the greatest beneficiaries of Pep Guardiola's approach at Manchester City.

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.

Liga MX


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.

Toluca still at the top of MX Power Ranks

Toluca continued their dominance with just one week remaining while Monterrey's victory over relegation-bound Lobos Buap jumps them into second.

fifa world cup

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.

World Cup auditions highlight Libertadores

One of the early trends in this year's Copa Libertadores is that players are getting a chance to audition for European clubs and World Cup spots.



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



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




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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