Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar were all on target again to inspire PSG’s 6-2 rout of Bordeaux. Paris Saint-Germain went three points clear at the Ligue 1 summit after Neymar (two), Edinson Cavani, Thomas Meunier, Julian Draxler and Kylian Mbappe all scored in a 6-2 win over Bordeaux at Parc des Princes on Saturday.
Shinji Kagawa’s wonder goal was the game-winner for Borussia Dortmund as they downed Augsburg 2-1. Real Madrid and Tottenham are back in, while Bayern Munich fall out of Shaka Hislop’s latest power rankings. “If you play like that and still win, that’s huge!” Sokratis Papastathopoulos told reporters after a tired Borussia Dortmund grinded out a
Inter Milan’s Antonio Candreva is missing more crosses than any player in Serie A. Many things didn’t go well for Inter against Bologna and Genoa. The football was slow and drab. Luciano Spalletti’s men didn’t really attack all that much and were a Danilo D’Ambrosio header away from only recouping two points for their efforts.
Shaka Hislop tells Alexis Nunes what Diego Costa will bring to Atletico Madrid’s game come January. Atletico Madrid suffered a European hangover, looking impotent and lethargic as they played out a goalless bore draw with local rivals Leganes on Saturday night. A much-changed Atleti lineup, with several players out of position, raised a few eyebrows
ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol gives his verdict on Liverpool’s dodgy form. He is Newcastle United’s manager these days, feted on Tyneside as an adopted Geordie, but Rafa Benitez is inextricably linked with Liverpool. Since 2004, the start of a six-year reign at Anfield, he has called Merseyside home. His wife and daughters stayed there while
ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol gives his verdict on Liverpool. ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol gives his verdict on Liverpool. Liverpool fans can claim October can’t get much worse than September — when they’ve won just one game in six — but they might be surprised. If they do not start the next month well, starting with
The ESPN FC crew predict the weekend’s matches in the Premier League. It’s the last round of matches before the international break and what a note to end on: Chelsea vs. Manchester City. Two title rivals face off at Stamford Bridge in what will provide us with an early indicator of each side’s credentials in
Raphael Honigstein explains what lead to Ancelotti’s sacking and who is next in line for the Bayern job. Alison Bender and Don Hutchison discuss who Bayern will look to next as they part ways with Carlo Ancelotti. After getting trounced 3-0 by PSG, the FC panel call out Ancelotti’s naive tactics against PSG’s free-flowing side.
New York were seconds away from three points, until they allowed a late D.C. equalizer to hamper their postseason hopes. The Revs finished the game with less than 11 men for the third time in four games, as Orlando took full advantage, netting six. NYCFC clutched out a 1-0 away win in Montreal, sealing their
The FC crew discuss the impact Paul Pogba’s injury will have on Manchester United. The FC crew discuss the impact Paul Pogba’s injury will have on Manchester United. This article originally appeared on ESPN FC on Sept. 13, 2017 and has been edited to reflect the latest updates. There was a pivotal moment in Paul
The ESPN FC crew discuss what went wrong for Carlo Ancelotti at Bayern Munich. The ESPN FC crew discuss what went wrong for Carlo Ancelotti at Bayern Munich. Carlo Ancelotti was sacked as Bayern Munich manager on Thursday following a 3-0 humbling at Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. While some have thought the decision
Di Francesco, left, and Montella will put their friendship aside for Sunday’s must-win game at the San Siro. Eusebio di Francesco and Vincenzo Montella have known each other for years. Most people remember them playing together for Roma’s last title-winning team in 2000-01, but the friendship between the two actually goes back even further to
Romelu Lukaku powered Man United past a listless CSKA, nabbing a brace to secure a comfortable three points in Group A. ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol believes Man United deserve credit for not taking their opposition lightly so far in Group A. Romelu Lukaku’s teammates at Everton loved having him on their team, but they’d also
Alison Bender and Don Hutchison discuss who Bayern will look to next as they part ways with Carlo Ancelotti. After getting trounced 3-0 by PSG, the FC panel call out Ancelotti’s naive tactics against PSG’s free-flowing side. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had threatened “quick consequences” at the banquet in the Paris team hotel on Wednesday night, and
The ESPN FC crew praise rock solid Chelsea for their Champions League heroics. On Wednesday night at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Chelsea produced the kind of away performance that Premier League clubs have proven almost entirely incapable of on the Champions League stage in recent years, dominating genuinely elite opponents in Atletico Madrid on their
As Manchester United fans revel in the rumours surrounding Antoine Griezmann, Steve Nicol argues those stories could unsettle the players. Atletico Madrid’s Koke has warmly welcomed back Diego Costa to the club but believes he will need to fight for a starting place. Diego Costa’s return to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea means Rojiblanco coach Diego
Gonzalo Higuain and Mario Mandzukic’s second-half goals saw Juve past Olympiakos, who stifled the Italians much of the match. Juventus defeated Olympiakos 2-0 in a match that proved much harder than expected. Frustrating the Italians for more than 60 minutes, the Greek champions played with physicality, defensive discipline and great organisation, plugging gaps to thwart
An injury time goal by substitute Michy Batshuayi gave the visitors a stunning 2-1 win. Atletico Madrid rarely concede at home, which makes Chelsea’s 2-1 away win all the more impressive to the FC crew Atletico Madrid got exactly what they deserved when they shipped a late goal to Chelsea, going down 2-1 at home
Romelu Lukaku powered Man United past a listless CSKA, nabbing a brace to secure a comfortable three points in Group A. Romelu Lukaku continues his scintillating form with Man United, having scored in all nine games he’s played in this season. Ahead of kickoff, Jose Mourinho claimed this CSKA side would be the toughtest he
Eusebio Di Francesco has led Roma to three straight wins heading into Wednesday’s match against Qarabag. After three wins in one week, Roma have blasted away the rancour that had surrounded the club in the aftermath of their goalless draw with Atletico Madrid a fortnight ago. Nine points and 10 goals from three of Serie