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ESPN News Services Feb 23, 2024, 06:23 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Jenni Hermoso and Aitana Bonmatí helped Spain beat the Netherlands 3-0 in the UEFA Women’s Nations League semifinals on Friday, a victory that secured the world champions a spot in the Paris Olympics. Hermoso opened the scoring with a nice solo effort in
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Bayer Leverkusen battled past Mainz 2-1 on Friday to go 11 points clear at the top of the league and set a new record for a Bundesliga club with their 33rd straight game without defeat across all competitions. The Bundesliga leaders went in front with Granit Xhaka‘s stunning effort from 20 metres in the third minute
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Open Extended Reactions Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino has urged the match officials in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final not to feel any pressure to help Jurgen Klopp go out on a high at Liverpool. Klopp last month announced he will leave the club at the end of the season and this weekend’s showpiece at Wembley
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Feb 23, 2024, 02:43 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Inter Miami has completed the signing of Argentinos Juniors and Argentina youth international midfielder Federico Redondo, the MLS club announced Friday. Miami will pay a reported fee of $8 million to secure Redondo, who has signed a contract through the 2027 MLS season with a club
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Feb 23, 2024, 06:49 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders has said he is hopeful Mohamed Salah will be fit for Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Chelsea, but said his participation remains in doubt. Both Salah and Darwin Núñez missed Wednesday’s match against Luton Town after featuring for Liverpool at Brentford
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Feb 23, 2024, 07:51 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel on Friday said he was not the only one responsible for his team’s bad form, adding that the club’s decision to part ways with him at the end of the season would give him “more freedom” in his decision making for
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Feb 23, 2024, 03:52 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois could return from his ACL injury at the end of April, sources have told ESPN. The Belgium international underwent surgery after rupturing his ACL in his left knee in training in August last year. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, more
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Feb 22, 2024, 08:49 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Bayer Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso would not be drawn on reports linking him with a potential move to the Premier League or Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich, saying on Thursday he had nothing new to add. The Spanish coach has a contract with Leverkusen until 2026, and
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Feb 22, 2024, 11:23 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Sean Dyche has called for clarity around his Everton team’s 10-point deduction over breaches of the Premier League‘s profit and sustainability rules (PSR) and subsequent appeal, saying a swift decision is “for the greater good of football.” Everton were docked the points in November for the
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Rob Dawson, CorrespondentFeb 22, 2024, 07:53 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Pep Guardiola has said he wants to manage a national team at a major tournament before he retires from coaching. Guardiola has a contract at Manchester City until 2025 and has not ruled out signing an extension. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, more
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Rob Dawson, CorrespondentFeb 22, 2024, 08:25 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Manchester United are prepared for a squad clear-out this summer to help speed up progress on the pitch under new minority owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe, sources have told ESPN. United have money to spend in the next transfer window but concerns about the club’s
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Adriana Garcia Feb 22, 2024, 05:25 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Uruguay forward Luis Suárez has said he believes Inter Miami can lift their first MLS Cup this year as he embarks on his debut season at the club. Suárez, who joined Miami in December as a free agent, made his MLS debut in Wednesday’s
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Rob Dawson, CorrespondentFeb 21, 2024, 11:59 AM ET Open Extended Reactions New Manchester United minority owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe has said he wants to break the dominance of Manchester City and Liverpool in the Premier League and believes he can do it in three years. Ratcliffe’s 27.7% stake was formally signed off on Tuesday, and
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Feb 21, 2024, 07:04 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said their stunning Champions League comeback against Barcelona in 2019 provided the inspiration for his injury-hit squad to beat Luton Town at Anfield on Wednesday. Klopp said he promised his team a few months ago that he would never use as an
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FC Porto snatched a shock last-gasp 1-0 victory against Arsenal with Galeno netting a sublime effort deep in stoppage time in their Champions League round-of-16 tie on Wednesday. A drab clash was deadlocked until the fifth minute of added time when Galeno curled an unstoppable effort past David Raya to send the Estadio Do Dragao
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Adriana Garcia Feb 21, 2024, 05:58 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Brazil coach Dorival has said Neymar will continue to play a key role in the national team’s future amid the Al Hilal forward’s recovery from serious injury. Neymar, 32, ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus in his left knee while on international
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