Man United prepared to rival Liverpool for Nunez - sources
Manchester United are prepared to rival Liverpool for the signing of Benfica striker Darwin Nunez, sources have told ESPN.
England goalkeeper Fraser Forster will end his eight-year spell at Southampton by joining Tottenham on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the month.
Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has demanded an apology from the French sports minister after she said British fans with fake tickets and the club's handling of their supporters were responsible for the trouble that marred Saturday's Champions League final.
UEFA has commissioned an independent inquiry into the events which led to the delayed kickoff at the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Paris, including supporters being sprayed with tear gas by riot police outside the Stade de France.
French authorities defended police on Monday for indiscriminately firing tear gas and pepper spray at Liverpool supporters at the Champions League final, while blaming industrial levels of fraud that saw 30,000 to 40,000 people try to enter the Stade de France with fake tickets or none at all.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti told Thibaut Courtois that he would take him to the Champions League final, then he would have to win it. The goalkeeper did just that, with amazing save after amazing save to help the Spanish club win its record-extending 14th European title on Saturday.
Tear gas fired indiscriminately around children and the elderly. Pepper spray unleashed at close-range on frustrated fans. Ticket holders blamed for delaying kickoff when they’d spent hours trying to enter the stadium in bottlenecks in tight spaces.
Sixty-three games. Four losses. Two trophies. And a whole lot of disappointment. That’s the scenario facing Liverpool’s players as they return home on Sunday from their painful Champions League final loss in Paris to a trophy parade through their city.
The biggest test of Liverpool, the team manager Jurgen Klopp has taken to calling his "mentality monsters," has yet to come. There is little doubt Klopp's side are among the finest in the Premier League and the Champions League today but the quest to amass the trophy haul befitting that status goes on.
A Vinicius Jr. strike helped Real Madrid to a record-14th Champions League title with a 1-0 win over Liverpool in Saturday's final at the Stade de France in Paris.
Kickoff in the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid was delayed by 15 minutes on Saturday amid fan violence outside the Stade de France in Paris.
Real Madrid has done it again. The 13-time European champion produced yet another magical Champions League night at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on Wednesday, rallying late with two goals in two minutes by substitute Rodrygo to force extra time and defeat Manchester City 3-1 to reach its first final in four seasons.
Europe's domestic leagues told UEFA on Friday to scale back the number of Champions League matches intended in the new expanded format and scrap plans to help teams qualify based on their historical performances in the competition.
Kevin De Bruyne scored the only goal to give Manchester City a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday.
Real Madrid will likely be without coach Carlo Ancelotti for the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals against Chelsea because of COVID-19.
Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann says Canadian star Alphonso Davies should be back within two weeks. "Phonzie should be available around the second leg against Villarreal," Nagelsmann said through an interpreter, referencing the April 12 return leg of the Champions League quarterfinal.
U.S. international Christian Pulisic converted one of Chelsea’s rare chances and Cesar Azpilicueta added another goal Wednesday to help the embattled Premier League club progress with a 2-1 win at Lille, and 4-1 on aggregate.