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Arturo Vidal: Barcelona reach agreement with Bayern Munich to sign midfielder

Barcelona have reached an agreement with Bayern Munich to sign Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee. Vidal, 31, will have a medical with the Spanish champions in the next few days. He joined Bayern ...

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Statistical analysis: How can rivals stop Man City this season?

Nineteen teams tried to prevent Manchester City winning a Premier League game last season. Only six managed it. In 2017-18, City earned more English top-flight points than any other team in history and registered more wins and scored more goals ...

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Burnley beat Aberdeen in extra time to progress in Europa League

Burnley edged through to the next round of the Europa League, but only after a tense extra-time victory over Scottish Premiership runners-up Aberdeen. Jack Cork’s header and an Ashley Barnes penalty – both in the additional half-hour – saw the ...

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Juventus & Milan set to agree swap deal involving Bonucci & Higuain

Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci is set to rejoin Serie A champions Juventus from AC Milan in a reported swap involving striker Gonzalo Higuain. Bonucci, 31, will have spent just one season at the San Siro having joined from Juve for ...

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Arsenal score with 17 seconds left – then beat Chelsea in shootout

Petr Cech saved penalties in normal time and in a shootout as Arsenal beat his old club Chelsea in the International Champions Cup in Dublin. The Gunners’ keeper denied Alvaro Morata from the spot in the first half as the ...

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How are Real – and Bale – shaping up without Ronaldo?

In May, Real Madrid became the first club since Bayern Munich in the 1970s to win the European Cup three times in a row. The celebrations had barely stopped when coach Zinedine Zidane dropped the first bombshell of the summer; ...

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Bale 'can help fill Ronaldo void' at Real Madrid – Lopetegui

Gareth Bale can “help fill the void” left by Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from Real Madrid, says the Spanish side’s new coach Julen Lopetegui. Wales forward Bale had been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu after failing to hold ...

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Exit strategy or making a point? What's going on with Mourinho at Man Utd?

Media playback is not supported on this device A month ago, when England were looking forward to a World Cup semi-final and as pre-season training for Europe’s major clubs was just getting started, Manchester United’s final US tour match against ...

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Liverpool 'one or two players short of winning title'

Liverpool are “one or two players” short of having a team capable of winning the Premier League, says former Reds midfielder Charlie Adam. Jurgen Klopp’s side finished fourth in England’s top flight last season and have spent nearly £170m this ...

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Ibrahimovic scores his first MLS hat-trick

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his first MLS hat-trick as LA Galaxy came from behind to defeat Orlando City 4-3 on Sunday. The former Sweden striker got his goals inside 24 second-half minutes. Ibrahimovic, 36, has 15 goals in 17 appearances for ...

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