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5:12 PM ET Marco Asensio and Vinicius Junior scored second-half goals to earn Real Madrid a solid 2-0 win over struggling Valencia on Thursday as the visitors finished the match with 10 men. Valencia defender Gabriel Paulista was shown a straight red 18 minutes from time for chopping down Vinicius with a wild tackle that
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10:06 AM ET Chelsea manager Graham Potter said there will be some awkward conversations as he attempts to piece together a costly jigsaw puzzle and turn the club’s massive spending spree into success. Potter’s Chelsea host Fulham on Friday with nearly £300 million ($369m) worth of January signings at his disposal. – Stream on ESPN+:
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10:07 AM ET Kylian Mbappe is key to PSG’s chances of Champions League progression. Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that Kylian Mbappe will be out for around three weeks because of the injury he suffered against Montpellier on Wednesday, making him a doubt for the Champions League round-of-16 first-leg game against Bayern
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9:28 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Mason Greenwood leaves court in November after a preliminary hearing. LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images Criminal proceedings against Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood have been “discontinued.” The 21-year-old footballer was due to face trial in November over allegations of attempted rape, assault and controlling and coercive behaviour. However, a statement issued
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7:15 AM ET Raphael Varane won the 2018 World Cup with France. Photo by ANP via Getty Images Raphael Varane has announced his retirement from international football after France‘s failure to retain the World Cup in Qatar. Varane, who made 93 appearances for France, was part of the side that won the tournament in 2018 but
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7:43 PM ET Kylian Mbappe is a doubt to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League this month after the Paris Saint-Germain striker came off injured against Montpellier on Wednesday. Mbappe, who earlier missed a twice-taken penalty, picked up a knee and thigh injury after a tackle by Montpellier midfielder Leo Leroy and had to
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6:29 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Erik ten Hag has told Jadon Sancho to keep smiling after the Manchester United forward made his return to football for the first time in three months. Sancho came on as a second-half substitute during the 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford on Wednesday, his first appearance since
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4:50 PM ET Manchester United cruised into the final of the Carabao Cup after completing a 5-0 aggregate win over Nottingham Forest with a 2-0 victory in Wednesday’s semifinal second leg at Old Trafford. Substitute Anthony Martial and midfielder Fred scored quick-fire second-half goals to put the seal on a tie that was effectively decided
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4:05 PM ET Lionel Messi scored a stellar goal as Paris Saint-Germain returned to winning ways, but 3-1 victory over Montpellier came at a cost as star Kylian Mbappe limped off in the first half on Wednesday at the Stade de la Mosson. Fabian Ruiz opened the scoring for the visitors in the 55th minute
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3:21 PM ET Cesar Hernandez Cristian Arango scored 32 goals in 54 MLS appearances with LAFC, across regular season and playoffs. Omar Vega/Getty Images Colombian forward Cristian “Chicho” Arango has joined Liga MX title-holders Pachuca from MLS Cup champions LAFC, the two clubs announced on Wednesday. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, more (U.S.) After joining
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1:28 PM ET Kazuyoshi Miura’s legendary career will continue in Portugal. Hiroki Watanabe/Getty Images Kazuyoshi Miura will continue his professional career in Portugal at the age of 55 after the former Japan striker joined second-tier Oliveirense on loan from Yokohama FC, the Portuguese club said on Wednesday. Miura, who turns 56 this month, will enter his
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12:56 PM ET San Diego Wave forward Alex Morgan, OL Reign forward Megan Rapinoe and Portland Thorns defender Becky Sauerbrunn highlight the 23-player U.S. women’s national team roster for the SheBelieves Cup. The competition includes Brazil, Japan, and Olympic champions Canada in the four-team competition. All three teams qualified for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World
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6:56 AM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Madrid academy product Fran Garcia will stay at Rayo on loan after signing a deal with Real. Angel Martinez/Getty Images Rayo Vallecano president Raul Martin Presa has confirmed that left-back Fran Garcia will join Real Madrid this summer. Garcia, 23, was a highly rated Madrid youth product who left
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