7:20 AM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti defended the hosting of the Spanish Supercopa in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, praising the atmosphere during the Clasico win over Barcelona in this week’s semifinal. Madrid will face Athletic Bilbao in Sunday’s final in Riyadh after they defeated rivals Barca 3-2 after extra
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9:36 AM ET Tottenham Hotspur‘s home game against Arsenal on Sunday has been postponed, the Premier League announced on Saturday. The North London derby is the 21st game to be called off in the Premier League this season, after several clubs have struggled with COVID-19 outbreaks within their camps. – ESPN+ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS,
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4:44 PM ET Paulo Dybala glared at Juventus directors instead of celebrating after scoring in a 2-0 Serie A win over Udinese on Saturday, which sent the Turin club level with fourth-placed Atalanta. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– Don’t have ESPN? Get instant access The Argentina striker is yet to agree
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3:28 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent BIRMINGHAM, England — Manchester United are in a run of form so shaky that even when things are going well there’s always a chance it might end badly, and despite controlling much of the game against Aston Villa, they still left disappointed. From 2-0 up with 13 minutes to go
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10:30 AM ET Romelu Lukaku has scored just five league goals since returning to Chelsea last summer. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said Romelu Lukaku, who signed for a club record last summer, must do more for the team and criticised the forward’s performance in Saturday’s 1-0 Premier League defeat against Manchester City. Lukaku,
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6:52 AM ET Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland said the German side are pressuring him to choose a new club this summer. Haaland, 21, is one of the most sought-after players in world football with top clubs in the Premier League as well as Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain interested in his
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3:37 PM ET Bayern Munich left back Alphonso Davies will be sidelined in the coming weeks due to signs of the heart condition myocarditis, the club announced Friday. – ESPN+ viewers’ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more– Futbol Americas on ESPN+: MLS, Liga MX, USMNT, El Tri– Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S.
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5:30 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Pep Guardiola has dismissed Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel’s claim that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been a key reason behind Manchester City pulling clear at the top of the Premier League table. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– Don’t have ESPN? Get instant access City and Chelsea
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7:47 PM ET Ed DoveSpecial to ESPN Close Ed Dove is a writer and scout who has a deep and enduring passion for African sport, politics and literature. Instagram: @EddyDove22, Facebook: @EddyDoveAfrica Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was prevented from playing for Gabon in their Africa Cup of Nations draw with Ghana on Friday after traces of the
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5:30 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Interim boss Ralf Rangnick has backed Cristiano Ronaldo to keep airing his frustrations at Manchester United after the Portugal star raised a number of concerns during an explosive interview this week. Ronaldo told Sky Sports on Thursday he had not returned to United in the summer “to be in sixth
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