Europe

Barcelona-Manchester United Match Stunningly Turns Into Real Madrid-Manchester City

Fans showed up en masse at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, to watch Barcelona play Manchester United on Wednesday night. What they saw on the pitch looked more like Manchester City against Real Madrid.

One team in light blue played against another in white. 

In the end, the team in light blue (Manchester City, we presume), beat the team in white (Real Madrid?) 1-0. 

You Don’t Want To Be A Goalkeeper At The Women’s Euros

France was 15 minutes away from an unthinkable early exit, the No. 3 team in the world going out in the group stage of the Women’s Euros. Down a goal and down a man since the 17th minute, France received a helping hand from an unlikely source — Switzerland’s goalie. More precisely, it was the lack of a hand. 

Chicharito Desperate To Exact Revenge On Manchester United

Jose Mourinho is wary of facing a West Ham side that “looks like they are playing to win the Premier League” in Manchester United’s opening fixture of the season, citing the Hammers’ ambitious moves for Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Marko Arnautovic and striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez in the summer window.

Zlatan's Face Is On Money Now

If you needed further proof that Zlatan is royalty, or if you just wanted to see a picture of Zlatan with a giant banknote with his face on it, today is your lucky day.

He still doesn't have a team to play on, but Zlatan's Instagram remains as amazing as ever.

To Save La Liga, We Must All Board The Yellow Submarine

The hype for the 2017-18 La Liga season has been decidedly low-key, and for good reason. Is there really any stopping Real Madrid? The club’s loss of Alvaro Morata hasn’t exceptionally weakened them, and capturing Kylian Mbappe would mean that we’re about 20 years away from parity being restored to European competition.

Let Thomas Muller's Howitzer Against Chelsea Remind You That The Season Is Around The Corner

On one hand, preseason friendlies definitely do not matter. On the other hand, preseason friendlies between teams like Chelsea and Bayern Munich definitely matter.

Not for any competitive reason, of course. When Bayern and Chelsea met in the International Champions Cup Tuesday, Munich's 3-2 win wasn't predictive of anything. No, the Chelsea-Bayern friendly definitely mattered because we hadn't seen elite soccer in a while and missed players doing things like what Thomas Muller did.

Belgium's Tessa Wullaert Scored The Most Bizarre Long-Range Goal Of The Summer

If you have not been watching UEFA Women's Euro 2017, you have been missing out. The Netherlands beat Belgium 2-1 on Monday, but the moment of the match came when Belgium's Tessa Wullaert lobbed a volley over the beleaguered Dutch goalkeeper for an incredible long-range goal.

The Controversial And Confusing Career Of Antonio Cassano Reaches The Perfect Conclusion

As the first words were placed onto this page, Antonio Cassano had rethought his recent decision to retire. He was set to play another season at Hellas Verona, reuniting with Giampaolo Pazzini for a Serie A farewell tour. By the time we got to the final words of this very paragraph — barely the third sentence — he was going to retire again.

Chicharito Has Officially Signed With West Ham

After two years in Germany with Bayer Leverkusen, Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez is returning to England and the Premier League with West Ham United. The club announced the move via video Monday.

Leonardo Bonucci Says Cristiano Ronaldo Is The Best Player He's Ever Faced

Leonardo Bonucci has played in two Champions League finals, won six Serie A titles and captained Italy in the World Cup. He's faced so many elite attacking players during his career that I'm sure it's hard to keep track of them all. One, though, stands above the rest for Bonucci: Cristiano Ronaldo.

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