Italian Serie A

Ex-Milan president Berlusconi targeting Ibrahimovic, Kaka at Monza

Ex-Milan president Berlusconi targeting Ibrahimovic, Kaka at Monza

Gab Marcotti provides an update regarding Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury and his contract situation at AC Milan. Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss where Ibrahimovic could end up if he leaves AC Milan this summer. Herculez Gomez and Jose del Valle respond to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s comments about “The Last Dance.” ESPN FC’s Mark Ogden explains why …

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Milan forward Castillejo robbed at gunpoint, has watch stolen

Milan forward Castillejo robbed at gunpoint, has watch stolen

By Andrew Cesare Richardson Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss Ismael Bennacer’s rumoured transfer to Manchester City. Gab Marcotti provides an update regarding Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury and his contract situation at AC Milan. FC Cincinnati manager Jaap Stam recalls AC Milan’s loss to Liverpool in the 2005 UEFA Champions League final. AC Milan forward Samu …

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As Serie A nears return, Maya Yoshida is ready to steer Sampdoria clear of relegation

As Serie A nears return, Maya Yoshida is ready to steer Sampdoria clear of relegation

Southampton loanee Maya Yoshida says his goal is to keep Sampdoria out of the relegation zone when Serie A returns. With Serie A set to return next weekend, Sampdoria‘s on-loan centre-back Maya Yoshida is ready to play his part in his club’s battle against relegation. Sampdoria are 16th on the table and just one point …

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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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As Serie A nears return, Maya Yoshida is ready to keep Sampdoria above relegation

As Serie A nears return, Maya Yoshida is ready to keep Sampdoria above relegation

Southampton loanee Maya Yoshida says his goal is to keep Sampdoria out of the relegation zone when Serie A returns. With Serie A set to return next weekend, Sampdoria’s on-loan centre-back Maya Yoshida is ready to play his part in his club’s battle against relegation. Sampdoria are 16th on the table and just one point …

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Yoshida knew Virgil van Dijk would become one of the world's best

Yoshida knew Virgil van Dijk would become one of the world’s best

Maya Yoshida says he recognised Virgil van Dijk would become a top footballer when they played together at Southampton. Southampton loanee Maya Yoshida says his goal is to keep Sampdoria out of the relegation zone when Serie A returns. Sampdoria and Japan defender Maya Yoshida said he always knew former teammate Virgil van Dijk would …

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Uninsured Balotelli turned away from Brescia training ground - sources

Uninsured Balotelli turned away from Brescia training ground – sources

Frank Leboeuf says Mario Balotelli is gifted, but the Italian has never consistently worked hard in his career. Herc Gomez believes MLS needs Mario Balotelli as he offers an aura similar to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Mario Balotelli was turned away by Brescia when he arrived for training on Tuesday, as he was not insured to take part …

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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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Mario Balotelli turned away from Brescia training ground

Mario Balotelli turned away from Brescia training ground

Frank Leboeuf says Mario Balotelli is gifted, but the Italian has never consistently worked hard in his career. Herc Gomez believes MLS needs Mario Balotelli as he offers an aura similar to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Mario Balotelli was turned away by Brescia when he arrived for training on Tuesday, an incident that comes days after the striker …

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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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Serie A could finish with playoff or no champion if coronavirus halts play again

Gab Marcotti explains why Serie A is confident players will remain healthy once the season resumes. Julien Laurens reacts to the Italian sports minister giving Serie A the go-ahead to resume June 20. The Italian football season could finish without a champion if Serie A is stopped again because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Italian …

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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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LIVE Transfer Talk: Roma to go for Liverpool’s Lovren if Smalling deal sours

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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Transfer Talk: Roma to go for Liverpool’s Lovren if Smalling deal sours

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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Balotelli's Brescia contract to be terminated - reports

Balotelli’s Brescia contract to be terminated – reports

Gab Marcotti explains why Serie A is confident players will remain healthy once the season resumes. ESPN FC presents the Battle of the Leagues, a FIFA 20 tournament to determine the best league in the world. Julien Laurens reacts to the Italian sports minister giving Serie A the go-ahead to resume June 20. Ale Moreno …

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Transfer statement signings: Robinho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Shearer among top 10

Transfer statement signings: Robinho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Shearer among top 10

When a club gets taken over by a new owner, they want to make an immediate statement of intent to their rivals. Sometimes that can be hiring a different manager, but more often than not it means splashing some cash on a star player. Here’s 10 of those signings from recent history, for better or …

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Ronaldo becomes football's first $1 billion footballer - Forbes

Ronaldo becomes football’s first $1 billion footballer – Forbes

Sid Lowe says Real Madrid were clearly the best team in Europe in their second of three straight UCL titles. The Exploding Heads delve deep into how footballers continue to keep themselves busy at home. Juve’s Cristiano Ronaldo makes use of a basketball hoop to sharpen his soccer skills at training. Julien Laurens shares his …

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