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Mendy's friendAnother Champions League on the way. This boy mendy is a speedy Gonzalez type of player. Marcelo's position is well covered now.
ZidaneWelcome Mendy. Welcome Jovic. hala Madrid ! Zidane is just starting.
ACProbably the one final where more people care who lost rather than who won
JoshLiverpool wins, Anthony Joshua loses, what a contrasting night.
Just sayingLiverpool was in Istanbul last champions league. Luck was not in their side. We all know Liverpool have a strong side. At Anfield Spurs managed to stop them, but it will take something special for Tottenham to win this. but it is a football game and on the day the best team wins. That may well be Tottenham.
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Mohamed Salah, Raheem Sterling and Lionel Messi also highly valued by CIES Football Observatory
Mbappe, Harry Kane, Neymar,and the top 10 most valuable players
Barcelona's No.10 Lionel Messi is ranked seventh in the list of most valuable players. Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Juventus in the summer, was ranked 19th in the list. Surprisingly, Manchester City's Raheem Sterling was ranked fourth. CIES Football Observatory have used an algorithm taking into account factors such as age, contract status, position, game time, goals, international experience and club performance to calculate an estimated market value for leading players. They have found Mbappe - who has hinted he could be prepared to leave his French club - could be worth as much as €252m, ahead of Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (€219.6m), who is second on the list.
A study into football transfer fees has suggested PSG's Kylian Mbappe is the world's most valuable player - and Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold is worth more than Manchester United's Paul Pogba.

Women’s Footbal World Cup: Australia Roars Back to Beat Brazil
Marta, who sat out Brazil's opening game with a left thigh injury, became the first player to score in five different World Cups when she converted a penalty kick in the 27th minute of Thursday's game.
An own goal gave Australia a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Brazil at the Women's World Cup, even after Marta added a record 16th career tournament goal.
The eighth edition of the Women’s World Cup kicks off in Paris on last Friday with host nation France playing South Korea in a group A match. The final will take place in Lyon on Sunday, July 7 and over the month of competition, nine cities will host 24 countries playing a total of 52 matches.

Lampard being touted as the next Manager
Chelsea: Maurizio Sarriagree deal to join Juventus
The Guardian states that the Italian’s agent, Fali Ramadani, met with the Premier League club on Friday and came to an agreement with the Chelsea hierarchy that means Sarri is free to join Juventus. The Serie A club, champions in Italy for the last eight seasons, are confident they will not have to pay a fee for the 60-year-old, who was a rival to the Turin club when coach of Napoli.. Sarri arrived from Napoli in July 2018 and led the Blues to third place in the Premier League and won the Europa League in his one season in charge. Despite signing a three-year deal last July, he will become the ninth full-time manager to leave the club under Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
According to the BBC Sports Chelsea have agreed a deal in principle for their manager Maurizio Sarri to join Serie A champions Juventus. An agreement was reached late on Thursday evening after talks between senior officials. A deal could be completed as early as Friday. It is understood a compensation fee in excess of £5m has been agreed.
Meanwhile Frank Lampard should be next Chelsea manager if Maurizio Sarri departs, says Didier Drogba The Chelsea legend believes Lampard could be a "very good option" for Chelsea's next manager if Maurizio Sarri departs. Another Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola is facing an anxious wait to discover if he will still have a job at Chelsea next season. Zola returned to the club, where he starred as a player between 1996-2003, as part of Maurizio Sarri’s backroom staff last summer.

Real Madrid's new striker Luka Jovic said he was the "happiest kid in the world" as he was inaugurated at the Bernabeu. The Serbia international, 21, joined from Eintracht Frankfurt for a reported 60m euros
Luka Jovic: “Joining Real Madrid is the best decision and I’ll give my all to win trophies”
Jovic added that growing up his idol was Cristiano Ronaldo, and admitted of being really excited at the prospect of playing alongside Eden Hazard.
The player then went out to the pitch, greeting the fans and whipping up a roar as he kissed the badge, before returning inside for a press conference when he spoke at greater length about his transfer and ambitions.
The former Red Star Belgrade and Benfica player has won league titles in Portugal and Serbia and the German Cup with Frankfurt. "Our fans are going to ask you for a lot more because they know everything you can offer with your great quality," said Real president Florentino Perez. "So you have before you the greatest challenge of your career"

The young full-back has been snapped up as a long-term replacement for Marcelo, having battled rejection from PSG and serious injury
Real Madrid have signed 24 years old left-back Ferland Mendy from Lyon in a deal worth up to £47.1m, which takes their summer spending close to £300m.
In March, they signed Porto defender Eder Militao for £42.7m. Former Paris St-Germain youngster Mendy joined Lyon from Le Havre in 2017 and made 79 appearances for the Ligue 1 club in two seasons. He played in every game of their Champions League run to the last-16 last season. The French defender was born into a modest family - his parents are of African origin, from Guinea and Senegal.
The French International, 24, has signed a six-year deal at the Bernabeu. The club have already signed Belgium forward Eden Hazard from Chelsea for a fee that could exceed £150m and Serbia striker Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt for a reported £53m.

Megastars Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar dominate list of world’s highest-paid athletes, according to Forbes
Lionel Messi Tops List of World's Highest Paid Athletes Ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo
In their list of the top 100 highest paid stars, Messi dethroned boxer Floyd 'Money' Mayweather who topped last year's rankings, earning a reported $127m over last 12 months through a combination of wages and endorsements
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has topped Forbes' list of the highest paid athletes on the planet ahead of former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
Becoming only the second footballer to top the list, the 31-year-old Argentine edged out rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who sits second having earned $109 million last year. Juventus forward Ronaldo became the first footballer to top the list in 2016 and the 34-year-old retained his top-spot in 2017.

The USA's lop-sided win set plenty of records, but also drew some criticism as Jill Ellis' side ran Thailand ragged in a 13-0 victory
Alex Morgan scores five as United States destroy Thailand 13-0 in biggest ever World Cup win
It was their celebrations for the goals scored late on caught some negative attention, particularly from former Canadian national team stars Clare Rustad and Kaylyn Kyle?. "I just think they could have won with some humility and grace, and they just couldn’t manage to do that," Rustad said on TSN 's broadcast of the match. "Celebrating goals later in the game like this is just completely unnecessary. What is this?" USA head coach Jill Ellis 'in tears' as side register record win.
The USA were 3-0 up at half-time but struck 10 times in the space of 40 second-half minutes, with Alex Morgan scoring five in the 13-0 win. "It was awesome," Ellis said. "You want your forwards hot in a tournament and it's a great start, especially for Morgan. Hopefully she carries it on through the finals."
“They’re the No.1 team in the world and for me, I’m disgusted, honestly," she said. "You’re going up against a team that’s first time in the World Cup, they’re just happy to be there. Celebrate, I get it, like a Mallory Pugh. But these people counting their goals, this … I’m embarrassed. I was a female professional athlete; there’s kids watching this and to be celebrating when it’s eight, nine, 10 …

Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti is keen on staying at Camp Nou even if the club secure the signing of Matthijs de Ligt
Umtiti keen to remain at Barca amidst Gunners interest
The Frenchman is reportedly a transfer target for Arsenal this summer as Unai Emery looks to strengthen his backline, but Umtiti is prepared to run his contract down until its expiration in 2023 for €6 million (£5m/$7m) per year rather than leave the club.
The 25-year-old made 15 appearances across all competitions for Blaugrana last season and has fallen behind Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet in the pecking order.

After the announced departure of Stephan Lichtsteiner, he could be followed out of the Arsenal exit door by at least two more experienced defenders this summer as Unai Emery attempts to shake up the Gunners’ much maligned defence.
After Stephan Lichtsteiner : Could Shkodran Mustafi and Nacho Monreal be the next to exit the emirates stadium ?
Koscielny , 33, still has a year left on his current deal, but is open to a new challenge - with Turkish side Fenerbache, who also have Mohamed Elneny in their agenda, one of several clubs believed to be interested. Potential new recruits include teenage Saint-Etienne centre-back William Saliba is a top target , with Arsenal having scouted the France youth international several times since the turn of the year. Samuel Umtiti at Barcelona has been mentioned, but the France international looks to be financially out of reach - despite Barcelona being more than happy to allow him to leave.
Skipper Laurent Koscielny could leave, as could Nacho Monreal and Shkodran Mustafi, with the north London club open to offers for four defensive players including Callum Chambers who excelled atr Fullham last season but surplus to requirements with the upcoming return of Rob Holding.
Paris Saint-Germain right-back Thomas Meunier is also being viewed as a cheaper option to Crystal palace Wan-Bissaka. These moves if materialized aim to revitalize an Arsenal defence that shipped in 51 goals last season, 12 more than Spurs and Chelsea, 29 more than Liverpool and 28 more than the champions, Man City. Only two teams scored more goals in the premier league than Arsenal, namely Liverpool (89) and City (95). If the gunners can shore up their defence and score the same amount of goals (75) or higher then a stronger fight for a top 4 place next season will be possible.

The truth is that by any measure, United’s defence simply is not operating at an acceptable level for a side that should have aspirations of winning the title.
What is going on with Manchester United's defence?
Does it mean Manchester United have the worse defensive players of the top 9 in the premier league? Numbers don’t lie but are the players to blame or is it a tactical issue? Are they defending as a team or the back four/three are most of the times exposed and without proper cover from the middle fielders or even attacking players who should be sharing the load of defending? They have proven defenders hired at gold prices. We are talking about top players from strong national teams like Eric Bailly (Cote D’Ivoire), Marcos Rojo (Argentina), Victor Lindelof(Sweden), Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, (All from England), Antonio Valencia (Ecuador), Matteo Darmian (Italy) and Diogo Dalot (Portugal). These are talented and very experience defenders. is there a few ways to plug the gaps without adding to the current squad? We think so.
A look at the table will tell you they shipped in more goals than the other top 6 teams plus Wolves (46), Everton (46), Leicester(48), Crystal Palace(53), Newcastle(48). That means United had the 11th worse defence in the premier league with 54 goals conceded. An average of 1.4 goals per game. Compare that with Arsenal (1.3), Tottenham(1.0), Chelsea(1.0), Liverpool(0.5) and Manchester City(0.6).
The reality is that defence has been in a state of flux since the respective declines and departures of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic. Man United have never been able to replace them properly same way for example Arsenal never properly replaced Patrick Vieira in its midfield with visible consequences. Since Mourinho’s days they have been trying may variations including at times throwing midfielders Ander Herrera or Scott McTominay into a back three. Many different combinations have been used thus far. It is fair to admit that Man United managers do not know the make-up of his best defence. Will Solskjaer fair much better next season? He better do otherwise the current demise of an old great of footballing world football is set to prolong.

Bruno Fernandes is Tottenham's midfield option
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes, although the 24-year-old is said to have an £87 million release clause.
After seeing a proposal for Giovani Lo Celso rejected by Betis, Tottenham consider giving up the signing of the Argentine. It seems Betis is asking around £100 million euros for its player. Bruno Fernandes has now emerged as a more viable option. Spurs interest in Fernandes is not new. Last year news about them chasing the Portuguese were rife.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen to strengthen his midfield, and chairman Daniel Levy will try to negotiate a lower fee if the club do move for Fernandes this summer. Fernandes only joined Sporting from Sampdoria two years ago but has become a key player for the Portuguese side.

Real Madrid has been named the most valuable football club in Europe, according to financial consultancy KPMG, overtaking Manchester United.
Real Madrid 'most valuable club in Europe', says KPMG report
Andrea Sartori, KPMG's global head of sports and the report's author said "At league level, the English Premier League has confirmed its absolute dominance, having nine clubs in the top 32 and accounting for 43% of the total aggregate value." The other three English clubs to make the list outside of the top 10 were West Ham United, Leicester City and Everton. Meanwhile, Inter Milan (15th) leapt up five places to become the second most valuable club in Italy, thanks to a 41% increase in its enterprise value. This year, 13 clubs were valued in excess of €1bn, one more than in 2018.
Based on "enterprise value," the Spanish giant is worth $3.67 billion, with Manchester United ($3.65bn) falling to second and Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich ($3.07bn) rising to third. The report is based on the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons -- when Real won the Champions League -- and takes into account profitability, broadcasting rights, popularity, sporting potential and stadium value. Champions League finalists Liverpool and Spurs are in seventh and ninth places in the rankings.

Real Madrid has been named the most valuable football club in Europe, according to financial consultancy KPMG, overtaking Manchester United.
Real Madrid 'most valuable club in Europe', says KPMG report
Andrea Sartori, KPMG's global head of sports and the report's author said "At league level, the English Premier League has confirmed its absolute dominance, having nine clubs in the top 32 and accounting for 43% of the total aggregate value." The other three English clubs to make the list outside of the top 10 were West Ham United, Leicester City and Everton. Meanwhile, Inter Milan (15th) leapt up five places to become the second most valuable club in Italy, thanks to a 41% increase in its enterprise value. This year, 13 clubs were valued in excess of €1bn, one more than in 2018.
Based on "enterprise value," the Spanish giant is worth $3.67 billion, with Manchester United ($3.65bn) falling to second and Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich ($3.07bn) rising to third. The report is based on the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons -- when Real won the Champions League -- and takes into account profitability, broadcasting rights, popularity, sporting potential and stadium value. Champions League finalists Liverpool and Spurs are in seventh and ninth places in the rankings.

PSG player is accused of forcing himself on an unnamed woman on May 15 but alleges that he is the victim of an extortion attempt
Neymar rape allegation: Brazilian denies rape claims (Video with english subtitles)
Police in Brazil confirmed on Saturday that there is a complaint against Neymar, but would not discuss details of the case, which was filed on May 31. Neymar’s father suggested on Saturday night that the WhatsApp messages his son exchanged with the alleged victim, whom was flown into Paris on May 15, would be published in an attempt to prove his innocence to the public.
Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has vehemently denied a rape allegation being levelled at him to Sao Paulo police, following claims from a Brazilian woman he met in Paris.
"I know that my son can be accused of many things, but I know the boy that he is, the man that he is, the son of a father and a mother," Neymar Sr. said. "We will push for justice to be served as quickly as possible." Reports in Brazil claim Neymar paid for her travel and met her at Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe. The 27-year-old says he met her at the hotel but contests the serious claims from the unnamed woman, who is protected by victim anonymity.

While everyone thought TEMPERS were set to flare in the beIN SPORTS studio with Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger drafted in to provide expert analysis on the Champions League final, things turnout to be rather amicable.
Rivals Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger as pundits in beIN SPORTS studio in Champions League final
During their long careers in England these two were nemesis, often clashing and critical of each other. Mourinho in particular used to be keen to point the finger at Wenger to the point of famously calling in a specialist in failure and Wenger got to the point of manhandling Mourinho by pushing him back when Jose supposedly stepped into his technical area during a Chelsea vs Arsenal game. It just goes to show football managers when relaxed are just like normal folks.
During the Champions League final between the two English teams, Liverpool and Tottenham, something caught the attention of the millions of viewers around the world that happenned to be watching the game via beIN Sports. Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger seated side by side as pundits. They agreed about each other’s viewpoints, were polite and pleasant to watch.
Liverpool can make miracles according to Arsene Wenger, but could lose their fighting spirit if they tweak the side in search of back to back Champions League titles. Great insight from the former Arsenal boss. Whilst Jose added that Anfield played a huge part in pushing the Reds to Champions League glory!

Champions League final - Liverpool are European champions for sixth time
“I’m so happy for the boys, I’m so happy for all of these people, I’m so happy for my family..... Did you ever see a team like this? Fighting with no fuel in the tank any more. And we had a goalkeeper who makes difficult things look easy. Tonight this is going to be great. This may be the best night of my life, professional wise.”
Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham - jubilant Klopp speaks
None of it was pretty, but Liverpool won’t care. The Reds defended an early goal for 90 minutes, holding off a surging Tottenham Hotspur for a 2-0 win to capture their first Champions League crown since 2005.

Dancing in the stands. Liverpool makes 2-0 when Spurs was in ascendency, threatening to equalize.
Liverpool consolidates the win. 2-0 in the final stages of the Champions League Final.
Divock Origi has surely sealed the win for Liverpool. He's barely had a touch since coming on but that's a top finish. The corner is not dealt with, Joel Matip helps it on to Origi on the left of the area and he fires in low and hard, into the bottom corner. Big game player. Influential against Barcelona with two goals. Crucial against Spurs in the final, making sure the win in the final stages. Tottenham needs two goals.

Champions League Final in Madrid
Liverpool 1-0 Spurs. Watch the goals here
Mo Salah crunches home left-footed, it's more or less down the middle but it carries enough pace to beat Hugo Lloris. Dream start for Liverpool. Nightmare for Spurs. Can they stay calm and fight back ? They have the quality to do so.
Champions League final - dramatic start as Liverpool lead Spurs inside two minutes

Champions League Final
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"Jose Antonio Reyes: 1983-2019. Rest in peace, Jose"
Jose Antonio Reyes dead: Former Arsenal striker dies in car crash
"Everyone at Arsenal is devastated by the shocking news that our former player Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision in Spain," the club tweeted shortly after.
Former Arsenal striker Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a car crash, it has been confirmed. The 35-year-old Spaniard, who was playing for Segunda Division side Extremadura, passed away following the accident on Saturday morning. Former club Sevilla tweeted: "We couldn't be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star José Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace."
Sevilla confirmed that his cousin Jonathan Reyes was also killed in the incident. The Spaniard left the Liga club in 2016 but was a popular figure over two spells with Los Hispalenses. He also played for Arsenal between 2004 and 2007. He won five Europa League titles over a remarkable career, three of which came in current Arsenal boss Unai Emery's Sevilla side, having already lefted the trophy twice with Atletico Madrid. Reyes also raised the Premier League title with the Gunners in 2003-04 and went on to win La Liga with Real Madrid in 2006-07 The attacking wide-man spent his final year in the Spanish top flight at Espanyol during the 2016-17 season having left Sevilla at the end of his contract.