Month: July 2022

3:07 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Cristiano Ronaldo left the stadium before the end of Manchester United‘s 1-1 draw with Rayo Vallecano after being substituted at half-time. Ronaldo, 37, made his comeback against the Spanish side after missing United’s tour of Thailand and Australia to deal with a family issue. – ESPN+ viewers’ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga,
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2:39 PM ET England ended their wait for a major trophy as Chloe Kelly’s extra-time winner handed them a 2-1 win against Germany in the women’s European Championship final. Watched on by a record-breaking crowd of 87,192 at Wembley Stadium, England went ahead through substitute Ella Toone before being pegged back by Germany’s Lina Magull.
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8:28 AM ET The next round of African Cup of Nations qualifiers in September have been postponed to allow the continent’s five World Cup-bound teams the opportunity for better preparatory matches before the tournament in Qatar, the Confederation of African Football said on Sunday. The postponement had been muted for weeks, especially after the date
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12:55 PM ET Rob Dawson MANCHESTER, England — Cristiano Ronaldo made his comeback for Manchester United as Erik ten Hag’s side ended their summer schedule with a 1-1 draw with Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford. Ronaldo, who missed the tour of Thailand and Australia to deal with a family issue, started the game but was
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9:18 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester City have told Brighton and Hove Albion they will not pay £50 million for Marc Cucurella and that they are actively looking at alternatives, sources have told ESPN. City have not yet walked away from a deal for the left-back but are adamant they will not meet Brighton’s valuation
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9:55 AM ET Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester United‘s starting XI for their preseason friendly against Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford on Sunday. New signings Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen were also named in a much-changed side from the one that lost 1-0 to Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Raphael Varane was named captain while Tom
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9:30 AM ET Gabriel Jesus scored a hat trick as Arsenal won the Emirates Cup against Sevilla on Saturday. Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski/ISI Photos/Getty Images Gabriel Jesus continued his white-hot preseason form as he scored a hat trick in Arsenal’s 6-0 victory over Sevilla in the Emirates Cup on Saturday. The Emirates Stadium rippled with applause
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1:12 AM ET Alex Kirkland Karim Benzema celebrates his goal in Real Madrid’s 2-0 friendly win over Juventus on Saturday. James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images Karim Benzema scored his second goal of preseason as Real Madrid beat Juventus 2-0 in front of a 93,702 crowd at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena in the final game of
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10:35 PM ET Chris McVey‘s stoppage-time tally helped host Inter Miami escape with a 4-4 draw against FC Cincinnati on Saturday. McVey scored in the seventh minute of added time, firing one just under the crossbar. – MLS on ESPN+: Stream LIVE games, replays (U.S. only)– Soccer on ESPN+: FC Daily | Futbol Americas –
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9:16 PM ET Sam Marsden Ousmane Dembele and Memphis Depay were on target as Barcelona closed their tour of the United States with a comfortable 2-0 win over New York Red Bulls on Saturday. Dembele’s fourth goal of preseason opened the scoring at a sold-out Red Bull Arena just before the break. The French forward
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8:15 PM ET Chelsea has a verbal agreement to acquire Chicago Fire and U.S. youth international goalkeeper Gabriel “Gaga” Slonina for a base fee of $10 million that could rise to $15m with add-ons, sources confirmed to ESPN. Fabrizio Romano was first to report the news of the agreement, with The Athletic first to report
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4:40 PM ET German champions Bayern Munich survived a late comeback from RB Leipzig to claim a 5-3 victory in the DFL German Supercup on Saturday with an impressive first half attacking display and new signing Sadio Mane scoring on his debut. Bayern, aiming for an 11th consecutive Bundesliga title this season, were eager to
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3:24 PM ET Pep Guardiola said Erling Haaland will prove his worth to Manchester City and show his “incredible quality” after the €60 million summer signing was upstaged by Liverpool‘s Darwin Nunez during a 3-1 Community Shield defeat in Leicester. Haaland, one of the game’s most exciting young talents, touched the ball just 14 times
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2:00 PM ET Darwin Nunez scored Liverpool’s third goal as they beat Manchester City 3-1. Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Summer signing Darwin Nunez scored as Liverpool beat Premier League champions Manchester City 3-1 to claim the FA Community Shield at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. The Uruguayan, bought from Benfica for an initial fee
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12:21 PM ET Nicolas Kristof and Jannik Rochelt of Elversberg celebrate. Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images Champions League club Bayer Leverkusen crashed out of the German Cup first round on Saturday, following a shock 4-3 loss to third division’s Elversberg. The hosts took the lead three times in the first half after Leverkusen had twice pulled
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