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12:52 PM ET Real Madrid got off to a string start in La Liga on Saturday. Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images Ten-man Real Madrid edged Celta Vigo 3-1 in their La Liga opener at the Estadio Balaídos on Saturday. Karim Benzema opened Los Blancos‘ account after 12 minutes when he beat Vinicius Junior to a
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Craig Burley examines how Adrian’s injury caused by a pitch invader affects Liverpool and recalls other strange ways players have gotten injured. SOUTHAMPTON, England — Liverpool had to huff and puff to gain three Premier League points in a 2-1 win at Southampton, where Sadio Mane was the star performer against his former club while
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11:52 AM ET Liverpool made it two wins from two to start the season following a 2-1 victory at Southampton on Saturday, equalling a club record of 11 successive Premier League victories. Former Saints forward Sadio Mane sent Jurgen Klopp’s men on their way to three points with a stunning strike in first half stoppage
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LONDON – It was tougher than it needed to be, but Arsenal showed just enough craft to work themselves out of a tight spot and emerge victorious against a typically dogged Burnley side on Saturday, winning 2-1.  Positives It was Dani Ceballos’ first start in an Arsenal shirt after signing on loan from Real Madrid, and the
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Arsenal’s dominant run against Burnley continued on Saturday with a 2-1 victory at the Emirates, courtesy of goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Since their last promotion to the Premier League in 2016, Burnley have failed to take a single point from the Gunners, losing all six league fixtures against Arsenal before Saturday. Despite
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Steve Nicol feels Liverpool’s bench could still do with another young, hungry attacker to help out the world class front three. Steve Nicol picks the winners and losers of the second Saturday of the Premier League season, including Teemu Pukki’s hat trick and Liverpool’s sloppy defense. Jurgen Klopp’s side survived an Adrian error and a
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Manchester City have failed to win at the Etihad for the first time this calendar year after they were held to a 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur. Steve Nicol dismisses any naysayers that VAR is not a positive after he feels it correctly ruled off Man City’s goal late on versus Tottenham. Steve Nicol explains
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ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop ranks the three finalists for the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award. ESPN FC’s Julien Laurens shares the latest on Barcelona’s meeting with PSG and explains what it will take for the two sides to come to an agreement. Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho is set to join Bayern Munich on a
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Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho is set to join Bayern Munich on a one-year loan, Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed. “I can confirm [Bayern sporting director] Hasan Salihamidzic and I were in Barcelona last Wednesday. And we reached an agreement with both the club and the player over a transfer,” Rummenigge told reporters after his
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Chelsea’s Frank Lampard is ”disgusted” by the online racist abuse towards striker Tammy Abraham after he missed their fifth penalty in their Super Cup defeat to Liverpool. Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has said he was “disgusted” by the abuse received by forward Tammy Abraham following their defeat to Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup. Abraham’s
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Neymar has been named in Brazil’s squad for next month’s friendlies against Colombia and Peru as speculation continues over where the forward will play his club football this season. The Paris Saint-Germain star has recovered from the ankle injury he picked up while on international duty in June, which prevented him from playing at the
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Julien Laurens discusses Zinedine Zidane’s future at Real Madrid after reports claimed he is unhappy his transfer requests have not been fulfilled. The FC crew examine Zinedine Zidane’s options for how he’ll manage Gareth Bale, with the Welshman content to stay and fight at Real Madrid. Sid Lowe provides the latest surrounding Neymar’s future amid
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After Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa Steve Nicol says it was “glaringly obvious” that Spurs need Christian Eriksen to win games. Christian Eriksen made a big impact for Tottenham vs. Aston Villa, leaving Shaka Hislop and Mark Donaldson to ponder the chances he gets sold. Julien Laurens explains where things fell apart in Tottenham’s
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After Liverpool’s 2005 UCL success in Istanbul, Jurgen Klopp hopes his side can make the city just as special with a UEFA Super Cup win. Paul Mariner examines the futures of Neymar, Dejan Lovren, Mauro Icardi, Daniel Sturridge and Christian Eriksen in the latest Transfer Rater. Liverpool have called off negotiations with Roma over the
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In The Exploding Heads’ FIFA predicts Man City vs. Tottenham, Pep Guardiola’s side simply forgot how to defend crosses at The Etihad. Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola believes Liverpool are the only side better than Tottenham in Europe and are real contenders for the league title. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says Spurs are ready to compete
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