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Which Africans are facing relegation in Europe's big leagues?

Which Africans are facing relegation in Europe’s big leagues?

As European competitions resume following the coronavirus suspension, ESPN examines the state of play at the bottom of the five major leagues, and profiles the Africans still in danger of the drop. Southampton, seven points clear of the dropzone in 14th, have some breathing space, but the bottom six are set to battle it out …

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Augsburg's Niederlechner blames empty stadium for missed penalty

Augsburg’s Niederlechner blames empty stadium for missed penalty

Both clubs found the back of the net after the 84th minute to split the points. Jan Aage Fjortoft says he “100 percent” disagrees with Frank Leboeuf’s take that Jadon Sancho is inconsistent. Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin players take a knee in support of the fight against racial injustice. Augsburg forward Florian Niederlechner blamed …

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USMNT international Johnson to leave Monchengladbach

USMNT international Johnson to leave Monchengladbach

Shaka Hislop reacts to the news U.S. Soccer is reconsidering its ban on kneeling during the national anthem. Gladbach falter on the road to Champions League after a 1-0 loss to Freiburg in Bundesliga. Marcus Thuram scores twice in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 4-1 victory over Union Berlin. Gab Marcotti shares his “T” XI selecting Gladbach forward …

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Battle of the Soccer Leagues: Can Liga MX shock Premier League? Will Messi and La Liga beat Ligue 1?

ESPN Daniel Batz doesn’t want penalty shootout with Leverkusen Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images Claudio Reyna went to Germany at 21 and went on to become a USMNT legend. Now his son Gio, 17, is doing the same. Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images From Jordan Henderson’s barber to lifelong season-ticket holders, supporters are …

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Battle of the Soccer Leagues: Follow ESPN’s tournament here as Premier League, La Liga & Co. go head-to-head

ESPN Daniel Batz doesn’t want penalty shootout with Leverkusen Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images Claudio Reyna went to Germany at 21 and went on to become a USMNT legend. Now his son Gio, 17, is doing the same. Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images From Jordan Henderson’s barber to lifelong season-ticket holders, supporters are …

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Chelsea eye Havertz as Sancho alternative in summer overhaul - sources

Chelsea eye Havertz as Sancho alternative in summer overhaul – sources

Craig Burley reacts to Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler saying Timo Werner wasn’t a steal at his buy-out fee. Shaka Hislop breaks down Timo Werner’s options as the RB Leipzig star looks to move to the Premier League. Craig Burley and Julien Laurens assess how Ben Chilwell would fit at Chelsea if he joins the club …

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CIES transfer values: Mount worth more than Messi, Mbappe deal would break world record

ESPN Mark Ogden: Man United’s David De Gea is ‘outdated’ Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images Claudio Reyna went to Germany at 21 and went on to become a USMNT legend. Now his son Gio, 17, is doing the same. Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images From Jordan Henderson’s barber to lifelong season-ticket holders, supporters …

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Bundesliga suggests home advantage a thing of the past in empty stadiums

Bundesliga suggests home advantage a thing of the past in empty stadiums

Borussia Dortmund‘s famous Sudtribune, better known as the “Yellow Wall,” was silent. As Bayern Munich‘s Joshua Kimmich scooped the ball over Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki‘s head for what proved to be the winning goal, it was greeted by sporadic shouts of glee from the Bayern players and an echoic silence from what would normally …

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Battle of the Soccer Leagues: Will the Premier League reign over La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and more?

espn Moreno: I’d prefer Mbappe over Haaland at Real Madrid Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images Claudio Reyna went to Germany at 21 and went on to become a USMNT legend. Now his son Gio, 17, is doing the same. Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images From Jordan Henderson’s barber to lifelong season-ticket holders, supporters …

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Africans Abroad: Dayot Upamecano dismissed as Leipzig draw, Pierre Kunde scores again

Africans Abroad: Dayot Upamecano dismissed as Leipzig draw, Pierre Kunde scores again

Dayot Upamecano saw red this weekend as RasenBallsport Leipzig’s faint title hopes faded further in a draw with Paderborn, while Cameroon’s Pierre Kunde Malong was among the goals again as Mainz pulled clear of the dropzone with victory at Eintracht Frankfurt. It’s been a frustrating return to action for Leipzig centre-back Upamecano, who was initially …

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LIVE Transfer Talk: Bayern join Chelsea and Man City in race for Hickey

ESPN Moreno ‘all for’ UCL final 8 in Lisbon Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images Claudio Reyna went to Germany at 21 and went on to become a USMNT legend. Now his son Gio, 17, is doing the same. Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images From Jordan Henderson’s barber to lifelong season-ticket holders, supporters are …

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Bayern, Dortmund in Black Lives Matter tribute with T-shirts, armbands and minute silence

Bayern, Dortmund in Black Lives Matter tribute with T-shirts, armbands and minute silence

Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin players take a knee in support of the fight against racial injustice. USMNT’s Zack Steffen says support from around the world for the United States’ racial issues is “motivating.” Shaka Hislop praises Weston McKennie for emerging as a leader while football’s governing bodies have stumbled. Rabbi Matondo praised Schalke teammate …

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Wolfsburg win away to push Werder Bremen closer to the drop

9:34 AM ET BREMEN, Germany, June 7 (Reuters) – VfL Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst scored with only eight minutes remaining to hand the visiting team a 1-0 win at Werder Bremen on Sunday and push their hosts closer towards relegation from the Bundesliga. A return to form for the Dutch international ensured Wolfsburg moved up …

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Soccer’s unsung managers: Bielsa, Rangnick and the revolutionaries without the trophies they deserved

ESPN Moreno ‘all for’ UCL final 8 in Lisbon Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images Claudio Reyna went to Germany at 21 and went on to become a USMNT legend. Now his son Gio, 17, is doing the same. Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images From Jordan Henderson’s barber to lifelong season-ticket holders, supporters are …

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How soccer scouting, budgets during coronavirus could impact transfer market

ESPN Moreno ‘all for’ UCL final 8 in Lisbon Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images Claudio Reyna went to Germany at 21 and went on to become a USMNT legend. Now his son Gio, 17, is doing the same. Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images From Jordan Henderson’s barber to lifelong season-ticket holders, supporters are …

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Dortmund's Sancho told to 'grow up' by teammate Can after haircut lockdown breach

Dortmund’s Sancho told to ‘grow up’ by teammate Can after haircut lockdown breach

Frank Leboeuf questions if Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho is mature enough for clubs to break the bank. Jan Aage Fjortoft says it’s inevitable Jadon Sancho will leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer. Jan Aage Fjortoft is bewildered Jadon Sancho and several Dortmund teammates failed to follow Bundesliga rules. Michael Zorc defends Jadon Sancho’s visit to the …

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Bayern support Black Lives Matter, ease past Havertz-less Leverkusen; Dortmund need Haaland deputy

Bayern support Black Lives Matter, ease past Havertz-less Leverkusen; Dortmund need Haaland deputy

Frank Leboeuf says Bayern Munich are so good he can’t believe that haven’t won the league already. Craig Burley lauds Liverpool’s decision to not sign Timo Werner, saying it was a “smart” business move. As RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner prepares for a big summer move, look back at some of his goals for Germany. On …

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Borussia Dortmund beat Hertha Berlin to keep pace with Bayern Munich

2:44 PM ET (Adds detail) DORTMUND, Germany, June 6 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund kept alive their fading hopes of wrestling the Bundesliga title from Bayern Munich’s grasp after a second-half goal from Emre Can gave them a 1-0 home win over Hertha Berlin on Saturday. The result left Dortmund second on 63 points with four …

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