Football

8:42 PM ET We commonly say that to excel and to create beautifully in high octane, insanely high stakes matches like Saturday’s Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona, a footballer needs “eyes in the back of his head.” Well, on this occasion, a spectator, both coaches, and the poor old refereeing team needed five or
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5:30 AM ET Graham Hunter Close Spain writer Graham Hunter is a Barcelona-based freelance writer for ESPN.com who specializes in La Liga and the Spanish national team. Sid Lowe Saturday marks the second and final clash between longtime Spanish rivals, Real Madrid and Barcelona, for the 2020-21 season. Real hold the edge having won convincingly
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9:23 AM ET Well how about that for fun? The Champions League quarterfinal, first legs, produced a ton of excitement and drama. Some big results, too: Real Madrid shrugged off key defensive absences (Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane) to thump Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool, while Paris Saint-Germain enjoyed a bit of revenge against Bayern Munich, following
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9:00 AM ET The Soccer Collective On Racial Equity (SCORE) released an initiative on Wednesday that aims to expand access and increase representation among Black soccer coaches at the collegiate level. – MLS on ESPN: Games, rivalries you can’t miss this season– Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– ESPN+ viewer’s guide: Bundesliga, Serie
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12:51 PM ET Christian Pulisic has been included in the travelling squad for Chelsea‘s Champions League quarterfinal first-leg tie against Porto in Seville. Pulisic suffered a hamstring injury during Chelsea’s shock 5-2 home defeat against West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday and had been a doubt for the match against the Portuguese
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