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August 17, 2017 4:10 AM Barcelona transfer news: Philippe Coutinho, Paulo Dybala, Ousmane Dembele, Ivan Rakitic, Neymar

THANKS, Paris Saint-Germain, for causing utter transfer market chaos. While football fans have remained glued to the addictive news cycle of transfer speculation throughout the summer window, PSG’s record purchase of Neymar didn’t just land a hammer blow to Barcelona. Not only has the Qatari-backed Parisian club sparked even more jaw dropping transfer 1

August 17, 2017 2:42 AM Marco Asensio continues to announce arrival in dominant Real showing

Real Madrid racked up a comprehensive 5-1 aggregate scoreline in the Spanish Super Cup with a 2-0 victory in the Bernabeu on Wednesday to lift a second title in 2017-18, as Zinedine Zidane's side attempt to pull off an unprecedented single-season sextuple. Marco Asensio added another belter to his opening-leg strike, and Karim Benzema scored a pure striker's 1

August 16, 2017 11:15 PM Ineffective Luis Suarez emblematic of Barcelona's early struggles

Barcelona surrendered their two-year hold on the Spanish Super Cup after being outclassed by Real Madrid, the 2-0 defeat giving Zinedine Zidane's all-conquering side a resounding 5-1 aggregate win Wednesday. Marco Asensio scored his second rocket against Barcelona in three days to open the scoring early on while Karim Benzema gave Madrid a deserved second 1

August 16, 2017 11:15 PM Zinedine Zidane revels in Super Cup win: 'I have a spectacular squad'

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hailed his "spectacular" squad after they eased to a 2-0 victory over Barcelona at the Bernabeu on Wednesday evening to seal a 5-1 aggregate victory in the 2017 Spanish Super Cup. After all the furore around suspended superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, he was barely missed as a Marco Asensio screamer made it 1-0 on just four minutes 1

August 16, 2017 8:57 AM Barca taking dirty transfer tactics to the extreme with Coutinho & Dembele

It is one of the worst-kept secrets in football. Tapping up of players has existed as long as transfers themselves and, even though it is against the rules, it happens all the time. This summer, however, Barcelona are taking the practice to extreme levels. Pretty much all clubs do it and perhaps the most famous example of all was Ashley Cole, who was caught 1

August 16, 2017 4:30 AM Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wants £150k a week to join Chelsea: Wage demands could drop

ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN reportedly wants £150,000-a-week to move from Arsenal to Chelsea. Arsenal have signed two players so far this summer - Sead Kolasinac from Schalke and Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon. Arsene Wenger is looking to trim down his squad in order to facilitate more arrivals, namely Thomas Lemar from Monaco, although the Ligue 1 outfit 2

August 15, 2017 11:00 PM Hoffenheim 1-2 Liverpool: Talking points from Champions League win

A year ago today, Trent Alexander-Arnold was more than two months off making his first-team debut for Liverpool. But, with Nathaniel Clyne out injured, the 18-year-old has more than seized the opportunities afforded to him at right-back over the last month or so. Against Hoffenheim he looked confident, composed and showed good decision-making to get forward 2

August 15, 2017 9:31 PM Trent Alexander-Arnold shows he's ready to step up for Liverpool

Liverpool took a big step toward Champions League group stage qualification with a deserved 2-1 win at Hoffenheim. Of course they couldn't resist making the fans sweat in the final minutes, but that's only to be expected nowadays. Maybe attack is the best form of defence? The way Liverpool break when they are a goal in front is quite astonishing, forcing 2

August 14, 2017 6:39 PM Ten most controversial moments of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

Big Rivalry Ten most controversial moments of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi The Argentine, Messi has also made the headlines for some bad reasons, so the list has the moments these two players have been on the wrong side of the news. Messi and his father landed in hot water with the Spanish government when it was revealed that over a period of two years 1

August 14, 2017 2:23 PM Trending: Ronaldo sent off in Clasico win

Monday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending... REAL MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for five matches following his sending off and push on referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea during Real Madrid's 3-1 Spanish Super Cup first-leg win at Barcelona. Zinedine Zidane said Cristiano Ronaldo's sending off was "too much" 2