PETE JENSON: Man City and PSG have replaced Real Madrid as the go-to destinations

So in the end it was not Kylian Mbappe’s dream to play for Real Madrid. They will not enjoy his prime years at the Santiago Bernabeu. There will be no grand unveiling this summer and, even worse, there is not a single euro of compensation coming their way because nothing was signed. It’s a decision … Read more

Cox: Messi scored a great goal but his indiscipline will cost PSG in big games

Paris Saint-Germain’s first test against top-class opposition prompted a self-parodic performance against Manchester City. It was precisely what you’d expect from this top-heavy side boasting three of the world’s best attackers. Neymar tried extravagant flicks that didn’t come off, Kylian Mbappe made dangerous accelerations into the channels without getting a clear sight of goal and … Read more

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti declares himself an ‘Evertonian’ and says Liverpool Champions League final is a derby, before adding ‘big history’ saw them defeat Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, and Man City

Real Madrid manager Carlos Ancelotti is relishing the opportunity to face Liverpool in the Champions League final, declaring himself an ‘Evertonian’. Los Blancos take on Jurgen Klopp’s quadruple-chasing side in Paris on May 28 after a stunning comeback against Manchester City on Wednesday night. getty Ancelotti is excited about facing Liverpool once again Given recent … Read more

Epic Champions League comebacks have been happening more often since Barcelona’s ‘Remontada’ vs. PSG

When the Champions League semifinals begin this week, with Manchester City hosting Real Madrid on Tuesday and Villarreal travelling to Liverpool the following night, none of those clubs are likely to be taking inspiration from Barcelona. And why would they? This, after all, is a team that got knocked out of the Europa League the … Read more

Mauricio Pochettino was blindsided by Erik ten Hag’s Man United appointment, where could he go next?

When Mauricio Pochettino was revealed as being on the two-man final shortlist for the Manchester United job along with Erik ten Hag, he was clear favourite and there was a school of thought which had the Argentine as the only realistic option. Ten Hag had never managed a top club or even been a manager … Read more

Real Madrid remain confident in their bid to sign Kylian Mbappe after missing out on Erling Haaland

Real Madrid remain quietly confident that Kylian Mbappe will join them this summer but Manchester City signing Erling Haaland removes their Galatico alternative and leaves them trying not to ponder the consequences of going for both and ending up with neither. Their interest in Haaland was never all-in, as it has been for Mbappe. In … Read more