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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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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 lapses give Roma hope

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

Liverpool 5-2 Roma: Life yet for Roma


Liverpool 5-2 Roma: Life yet for Roma


WATCH: Mohamed Salah from all angles


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


WATCH: Predictions for Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid


Can Bayern stop Real's Champions League three-peat?

The last team to three-peat as champions of Europe, Bayern Munich, take on Real Madrid as they look to complete their own three-peat this season.

Bayern to be judged by result vs. Madrid

Bayern strolled again domestically but as has often been the case the last two decades, they'll be judged on how they fare vs. old foes Real Madrid.

Bayern's road to the semifinals


Real Madrid's road to the semifinals


WATCH: Predictions for Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid


Heynckes not keen to swap Lewandowski for Ronaldo


Heynckes: I'm a great admirer of Zidane


UCL semi-finals: Things you need to know


Are Real Madrid underdogs against Bayern?



UEFA Champions League

Heynckes can say adios to Spanish football in UCL

Jupp Heynckes' history is intertwined with Real Madrid. When his Bayern meet Los Blancos in the Champions League semis, he can finally say goodbye.

VOTE: Champions League semifinal combined XI

The Champions League semifinals bring together the four best teams in Europe this season, but which players would get into an XI?

ESPN FC writers' semifinal predictions

Which two clubs will make it through to the Champions League semifinal? Here are our writers' predictions.

Transfer rumours

Transfer Talk: Man United edging City in Fred chase

Manchester City seemed to have the early edge on acquiring Shakhtar Donetsk's Fred, but crosstown rivals United look set to steal a march.

Transfer Rater: Jan Oblak to Liverpool

Jan Oblak to Liverpool and Clement Lenglet to Manchester United are two of today's transfer rumours, courtesy of Football Whispers.

Heynckes not keen to swap Lewandowski for Ronaldo

Jupp Heynckes refused to be entertained by the possibility of swapping striker Robert Lewandowski for Cristiano Ronaldo.


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.

Seattle beats Minnesota for first win of season

The Seattle Sounders rode two first-half goals to a much-needed 3-1 win against Minnesota United at CenturyLink Field on Sunday afternoon.

AS Roma


EXCLUSIVE: Roma chairman James Pallotta speaks to ESPN FC


Exclusive: Pallotta talks Roma ambitions, Salah, UCL

As Roma prepare to take on Liverpool in the UCL semis, owner Jim Pallotta sat down with Mark Donaldson to talk through the club's excellent season.

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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Napoli stun Juve, Iniesta inspires, Mou and Conte rewarded

Thanks to a late goal, the Serie A title race is very much on. Plus, Pochettino's puzzling comments, Milan's problems and Bas Dost!

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.


must-see video

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


The Toe Poke

John Terry the Honey Monster for David Luiz's birthday

Chelsea players past and present hit the town in fancy dress on Monday night to help David Luiz celebrate his 31st birthday.

Watch: Balotelli's impressive French

Mario Balotelli might give the impression of being the naughty boy at the back of the class, but the Nice striker deserves top marks for his French.

Klopp applauds his translator

Jurgen Klopp was impressed with his Italian translator's efforts ahead of Liverpool vs. Roma in the Champions League.

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.

Fans happy but FA Cup final ticket woe looms

Saturday was a day to remember and a sign of Man United's improvement, but not everyone present will be able to attend May's decider vs. Chelsea.

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.




Burley: Wenger sounds bitter about stepping down


Arteta to Arsenal too much of a leap

This is one of the biggest moments in Arsenal's history so to give Arsene Wenger's job to inexperienced Mikel Arteta represents a massive gamble.

How Wenger has performed vs. Spurs

Arsene Wenger has announced he is to leave Arsenal at the end of the season. So which Tottenham manager did Wenger love and hate playing against the most?

Moreno: Toronto looked like they didn't belong


For once, Toronto must come from behind

It will take something epic for the Reds to come out on top in the CONCACAF Champions League final. But Toronto has specialized in such moments.

Chivas, Almeyda thrive in clutch cup moments

Chivas can capture the CCL title over Toronto on Wednesday, the club's fifth championship since Matias Almeyda took over as coach in 2015.

Moreno: Toronto looked like they didn't belong

Alejandro Moreno and Herculez Gomez break down everything that went wrong for Toronto against Chivas in the 1st leg of the CCL final.


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


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.

Giroud, Morata prove their worth up front

Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata each scored, providing Chelsea with timely goals from the front in the FA Cup semifinal win over Southampton.

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.



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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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.

City right to escape punishment for pitch invasion

Man City fans invaded the pitch after their 5-0 win over Swansea but anyone with a problem with that struggles to understand emotion in football.

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


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.

How to fix the Copa MX

The Copa MX has been completely overshadowed by other competitions this time around. What can be done to restore its prestige?

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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.

Areola preserves PSG victory at Bordeaux

Paris Saint-Germain were well below their best, and if not for the heroics of Alphonse Areola, they likely would've dropped points at Bordeaux.

PSG showed 'character' against Bordeaux - Emery

PSG manager Unai Emery praised his players' character after a Giovani Lo Celso goal and a string of Alphonse Areola saves secured a 1-0 win.

Lo Celso lifts PSG with second-half strike

French champions Paris Saint-Germain continued their winning ways following Giovani Lo Celso's 76th minute finish against Bordeaux.



wenger era draws to a close

Who will be Arsenal's next manager?


Can Gazidis, Arsenal get Wenger replacement right?

Ivan Gazidis sounded confident in the club's ability to find Arsene Wenger's successor but as Man United showed after Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, transition is a messy business.

Arsenal overhaul: which players stay or go?

Arsenal's squad could undergo a massive overhaul in the offseason once Arsene Wenger is replaced. Which players will have a future at the club?



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.



Arsenal Fan TV host reacts to Wenger leaving


Gazidis: Wenger made art out of football


WATCH: Arsenal's tribute to Arsene Wenger


Fans’ Eye View: Wenger is a fraud


Conte: Wenger one of the best mangers in the world


Klopp: Football will be different without Wenger


Hughes: Wenger moved the goalposts for everybody



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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