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UEFA Hands Out Awards For 2022 Player And Coach Of The Year

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema was named UEFA Player of the Year and Carlo Ancelotti took the coaching honors after they led the club to a record-extending 14th Champions League title last season.

Benzema was in red-hot form, scoring 15 times in the competition and lifting the trophy for a fifth time in his career after the Spanish side beat Liverpool in the final.

Ancelotti became the first coach to win Europe's most prestigious club trophy four times. He first won the title with AC Milan in 2003 and 2007 before claiming it with Real in 2014.

Americans Abroad: 3 Players Ready For Qatar And 2 Who Look Lost

This here is Week 3 of our keeping track of Americans abroad in these power rankings that aren't really power rankings, and I declare this edition a collector's issue. That's right, fire up the printer, make sure you've got the necessary ink levels and print this whole webpage out for posterity.

This was the week the USMNT made a strong claim to be retroactively awarded the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup after beating Chelsea 3-0 at Elland Road.  

Ansu Fati And Lewandowski Turn On The Style In Barcelona's First Win Of The Season

Barcelona got its first win of the season with a hard-fought 4-1 victory over Real Sociedad at the Anoeta on Sunday night in a match that largely swung in the visitor's favor following the introduction of Ansu Fati in the 64th minute.

With Sergio Busquets suspended following his red card in Barça's opening draw with Rayo Vallecano, Xavi handed a start to Frenkie de Jong in midfield and introduced Álex Balde and Ferran Torres on the left-hand side.

Juventus Transfers Breathe New Life Into Struggling Giant

With nine successive Serie A titles followed by two campaigns where Champions League qualification seemed a shallow silver lining, Juventus’ fall from grace has been clear to see in recent years. This summer has seen several big names depart Turin, and the Bianconeri will be hard-pressed to find adequate replacements in order to once again fight for the Scudetto.

Netflix Is Releasing A Documentary On The Most Infamous Transfer In Football History

Like a severed pig's head flying through the air and landing near the corner flag, a Netflix documentary surrounding Luis Figo's infamous transfer from Barcelona to Real Madrid is dramatically arriving Thursday, Aug. 25.

Titled "El Caso Figo" ("The Figo Affair"), the documentary promises in-depth testimonies from Figo, Pep Guardiola, former Barça president Joan Gaspart and — the man making a supremely dramatic entrance in the final 10 seconds of the trailer — Florentino Pérez himself.    

Barcelona And It’s Nearly $175 Million Of Signings Couldn’t Score On Rayo Vallecano In LaLiga Opener

After all the Barcelona transfer and registration drama this summer it culminated in a 0-0 draw with Rayo Vallecano at the Spotify Camp Nou on Saturday. Barcelona went all out this summer signing stars like Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and more just to be shutout at home.

Barça manager Xavi must’ve had a nightmare of a week preparing for Saturday’s home opener. He didn’t even know if Lewandowski, Raphinha, Andreas Christensen, Franck Kessié, Sergi Roberto or Ousmane Dembélé would be available for the game until Friday night.

Predicting The 2022-23 LaLiga Table From First To Last

Here we go again. It's been one year to the day since everyone prematurely announced the death of LaLiga following Lionel Messi's shocking transfer to PSG. Real Madrid was yesterday's news and Barcelona was a finished club, or so the story went.

Fast forward 365 days and Real Madrid is the reigning European champion and Karim Benzema is the Ballon d'Or favorite. Down in Catalonia, the appointment of Xavi recharged Barça while Robert Lewandowski — Benzema's closest challenger for the world's top individual prize — has joined from Bayern Munich.

FC Barcelona May Not Be Able To Register Its Players In Time

It seems FC Barcelona may be feeling the harsh consequences of its actions this summer. After signing a multitude of players in recent months for outrageous transfer fees while already having several players tied to absurd contracts, reports from Spain claim the club may not be able to register two of its biggest signings before the season and could lose them for free as a result.

Barcelona Manda A Pumas De Vuelta A México Con Una Maleta Llena De Goles

Barcelona le dio un baño de fútbol a Pumas en el tradicional Torneo Joan Gamper.

El marcador final de 6-0 reflejó el dominio culé sobre el equipo universitario, pero también es necesario decir que fue un poco engañoso, porque bien pudieron siete, ocho o nueve goles de diferencia.

Demoledor.

Antes del partido, el técnico de Pumas Andrés Lillini reconocía las diferencias de nivel que existen entre LaLiga y la Liga MX, pero al mismo tiempo mostraba confianza hacia sus pupilos: "No se me cruza por la cabeza una derrota abultada", decía.

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