Clubs

6:05 PM ET Palmeiras won the Copa Libertadores for the second year in a row when an extra-time goal from Deyverson gave them a 2-1 win over Flamengo in an absorbing all-Brazilian final on Saturday. It is the third time the Sao Paulo club have won South America’s equivalent of Europe’s Champions League, following victories
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2:30 PM ET Leroy Sane’s second-half goal gave misfiring Bayern Munich a 1-0 victory over visitors Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday to keep the champions top of the Bundesliga, a point ahead of Borussia Dortmund. Sane broke the deadlock in the 71st minute with a powerful drive after the Bavarians had squandered a bagful of chances,
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11:51 AM ET Diogo Jota scored the fastest goal of the 2021-22 Premier League season on Saturday at Anfield as Liverpool thrashed Southampton 4-0. It took the Portugal international just 97 seconds to score and he added a second to his tally later in the first half. Thiago Alcantara and Virgil van Dijk also found
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10:23 AM ET Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel said on Friday that Ben Chilwell has suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury and the next six weeks will determine whether he needs surgery which could rule him out for the majority of the season. The 24-year-old was forced off midway through the second half of Tuesday’s
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11:14 AM ET United States or Mexico could face a winner-takes-all World Cup tie against a team from the Oceania region after the draw for the intercontinental playoffs was held on Friday. The top three teams in CONCACAF qualifying will go direct to the World Cup, while the nation in fourth place will play a
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8:42 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Michael Carrick has backed the Manchester United squad to adapt to Ralf Rangnick’s high-pressing style if and when the German takes over at Old Trafford. Rangnick’s teams have a reputation for fierce pressing, something Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United were accused of not doing well before the Norwegian was sacked. –
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6:16 AM ET FIFA president Gianni Infantino accused those opposed to altering the frequency of the World Cup to every two years of being scared of change and wanting to keep their elevated status in the game as Africa backed the plans on Friday. In a veiled dig at confederations in Europe and South America,
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3:09 PM ET Galatasaray are into the Europa League knockout stages. Getty Galatasaray reached the Europa League knockout stages with a pulsating 4-2 home win over Marseille on Thursday which eliminated the Ligue 1 side from Europe’s second-tier competition. Roared on by a fervent home crowd, Galatasaray took a 12th-minute lead as Alexandru Cicaldau rifled in
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4:00 PM ET Spurs suffered a shock defeat to NS Mura in the Europa Conference League on Thursday. Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte has slammed his team as playing at “not a high level” after they suffered a stunning last-minute defeat away to Slovenian side NS Mura in
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5:22 AM ET Adriana Garcia Gareth Bale‘s agent, Jonathan Barnett, has hit out at Real Madrid supporters for the “disgusting” treatment of his client. The Wales captain was insulted by a group of supporters as he left Madrid’s training ground after returning from international duty injured last week. Asked if he felt the media and
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3:20 AM ET The fan-led review follows attempts from top clubs to join a breakaway European Super League. Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images The British government’s fan-led review of English football has recommended a transfer tax on Premier League clubs as a means of redistributing money from the game’s elite level to lower divisions and grassroots.
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12:04 AM ET Lindsey Horan says it’s been difficult for the U.S. women’s national team to read about additional allegations of misconduct by male coaches in the NWSL while it’s in Australia training for two upcoming friendlies there. Rory Dames resigned from the Chicago Red Stars late on Sunday night after allegations of abuse, making
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5:04 PM ET Real Madrid have qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League. Getty Images Real Madrid secured a place in the last 16 of the Champions League after they cruised to a comfortable 3-0 at Sheriff Tiraspol on Wednesday. Real took their revenge against the Moldovan side, who pulled off a shock 2-1
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5:26 PM ET A stunning header from Junior Messias in the dying minutes handed AC Milan a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid and kept alive their hopes of qualifying for the last-16 in the Champions League on Wednesday. – What every team needs to get out of their UCL group– ESPN+ viewers’ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga,
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10:57 AM ET The United States men’s national team will host El Salvador in Columbus, Ohio, on Jan. 27, and Honduras in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Feb. 2 in the next World Cup qualifying window, U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday. The fixtures will be part of a three-game window, that includes a trip to play first-place
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