Saturday’s upset capped off a thoroughly successful 100th season for Valencia, who finished fourth in La Liga — assuring them of a second straight season in the Champions League — and lifted the club’s first major trophy since its last Copa triumph, in 2008. … [Read more...] about Valencia end Barcelona’s four-year hold on Copa del Rey
Manchester City news: The current situation City’s success hinges on two things: Quick adaptation to a new system by new players. City is still in the market for another center back as Jose Gimenez and Kalidou Koulibaly remain linked with a move to Manchester, and Nathan Ake is another center back who will have to sort out Guardiola’s system in a hurry. Ferran Torres is a young buck but still a piece that will need to contribute, while Phil Foden is going to be trusted to drive play more than ever before with David Silva leaving town. City’s management, players, and Guardiola seem to be in full-on “curse you” mode after CAS overturned its European ban, and the recipe of motivation, money, and talent could be venomous to PL opposition. … [Read more...] about Season preview: Manchester City
The supporters had been warming up for hours before the encounter, downing beers and singing songs at various locations in the city before making their way to the game. Fans who arrived on chartered buses lit barbeques and shared crates of beer by the side of the road. … [Read more...] about German Cup: Bayern Munich complete double by beating Leipzig
They'll have to do without Ben White, who, after a standout season, has signed a new deal with parent club Brighton. But Illan Meslier replaced suspended Kiko Casilla in goal for 10 of the final 11 league games with incredible success - keeping seven clean sheets and conceding only five goals, with a staggering save percentage of 83.3 per cent. … [Read more...] about Leeds 2020/21: What will be the target for Marcelo Bielsa and his side this season?
Is now the right time to buy Sancho, even if $140 million seems very expensive? After signing Donny van de Beek and a center back and left back the next priority for Solskjaer, it is clear he is all about one thing: adding young, talented players whenever he can. For too long Man United have had a haphazard transfer policy which has been muddled but now Solskjaer wants to buy young, mainly British, talent and that comes at a premium. … [Read more...] about Transfer news: Sancho to Man United update; Draxler to Leeds