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The Curious Logic Behind Real Madrid’s Reappointment of Ancelotti

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Carlo Ancelotti Returns as Real Madrid Manager

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Carlo Ancelotti will make his return to Real Madrid with the three-time Champions League–winning manager signing a three-year contract, the club announced.  Ancelotti coached Real from 2013 to 2015, leading the club to its 10th European title in 2014 with a Champions League trophy in his first season. But in......

LIVE Transfer Talk: Inter’s Hakimi on Paris Saint-Germain’s radar

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Achraf Hakimi is reportedly on the radar of PSG after a solid season in Serie A with Inter. Nicola Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images With most of the major European seasons now complete, the rumour mill has been sent into overdrive as clubs ponder their moves ahead of what will be a......

Real Madrid Keep or Dump: Ramos, Varane, Hazard to go? Bale to stay?

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4:00 AM ET Graham Hunter Close Spain writer Graham Hunter is a Barcelona-based freelance writer for ESPN.com who specializes in La Liga and the Spanish national team. Sid Lowe Keep or Dump series: Arsenal | Bayern | Barcelona | Man United Manager Zinedine Zidane won’t be there next season, but......

Zidane, Conte and the Coaching Carousel That’ll Reshape Europe’s Top Tier

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Jonathan Wilson European football is being reshaped. The immediate prospects of a Super League may have faded, but the underlying issues that led to that radical proposal being mooted have not disappeared. And as the economic pressures brought by the......

Report: Zinedine Zidane Leaves Real Madrid Again

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Ramos left out of Spain’s Euro 2020 squad

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Sergio Ramos has been left out of Spain‘s European Championship 2020 squad by coach Luis Enrique. The 35-year-old is his country’s most-capped player, with 180 appearances for Spain since making his debut in March 2005. Luis Enrique confirmed on Monday that defenders Pau Torres, Aymeric Laporte, Eric Garcia, Diego Llorente......

Ronaldo makes history as Serie A top goal scorer

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Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo finished the 2020-21 campaign as Serie A‘s top scorer to become the only player to achieve the feat in the Premier League, La Liga and Italy’s top flight. The 36-year-old scored 29 goals as the Bianconeri finished the season in fourth place. Inter Milan won the......

Atlético Madrid Comes From Behind to Win La Liga on Final Day

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Gastelum It took nearly every minute of all 38 weeks, through all the deadlock and drama, but La Liga has finally crowned a champion with Atlético Madrid securing its first league title since 2014.  Keeping with the theme of......

In Atletico-Real title fight, every moment has mattered

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May 21, 2021 Sid LoweSpain writer By 8 p.m. CEST on Saturday night, one of Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid will be champions of La Liga — and one won’t be. And that’s when they’ll start to wonder, when they’ll remember every shot, every miss, every chance that went untaken.......

Harry Kane’s transfer options: Man United, Man City, Chelsea or a move abroad?

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Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has told the club he wants to leave this summer, sources have told ESPN, but where could the England captain move to? Sources have told ESPN that Kane would prefer to remain in the Premier League. But will chairman Daniel Levy be prepared to sell......

Benzema’s France return amid blackmail trial

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France coach Didier Deschamps will call up Karim Benzema to his 26-man squad for Euro 2020, sources told ESPN, despite the striker facing trial for alleged blackmail. The decision comes more than five years since Benzema’s last cap. Deschamps will announce his squad on Tuesday at 3 p.m. ET live......

Suárez Winner Keeps Atlético Atop La Liga Ahead of Final Day

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Gastelum Two moments of brilliance in the final 10 minutes of Atlético Madrid’s dramatic comeback win over Osasuna gave Diego Simeone’s league-leading side control over its own destiny heading into La Liga’s final weekend.  Trailing 1-0 against Osasuna and......

Tebas: Madrid-Barca won’t play U.S. Clasicos

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La Liga president Javier Tebas has all but ruled out the possibility that the league Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona will ever be staged in North America. Since La Liga signed in 2018 a 15-year agreement with Relevent Sports to promote the sport in North America and expand the......

The Super League 12: What motivated Real Madrid, Liverpool & Co. to try, and how they can repair fan bonds

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The Super League may have come and gone already, from its introduction on April 19 to its collapse on April 20, but the lingering question remains as to when, not if, the game’s biggest clubs will try again. In fact, three of the teams — Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid......

Will Madrid’s penalty drama and Oblak’s save from Messi swing the La Liga race?

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Without any doubt, the watching world yearned for La Liga’s top four either to surge or to pratfall at the weekend — it wanted a definitive move towards triumph or disaster instead of a pair of draws between Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Sevilla which allowed people to claim,......

Kylian Mbappe’s next move: Join Real Madrid, Liverpool? Remain at PSG?

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What’s next for Kylian Mbappe? It’s the question on everyone’s lips after his Paris Saint-Germain teammate Neymar committed his future to the French club until 2025. With all the talk around Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland and his future, the 22-year-old Mbappe is arguably an even bigger talent and every......

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