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Coutinho won't replace Iniesta but still can be a match-winner

No one can replace Andres Iniesta at Barcelona but in Philippe Coutinho, Barca have a certified match-winner and someone to ease Leo Messi's load.

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Barcelona-Boca highlights South American club football's fall

South America is producing as much talent as ever, but as Barcelona-Boca Juniors showed, the continent's domestic leagues have fallen way behind.

Barcelona 3-0 Boca Juniors: Newcomers impress for Blaugrana

Malcom, Lionel Messi and Rafinha found the back of the net for Barcelona as they cruised to victory over Boca Juniors in the annual Gamper Trophy match.

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Spanish Primera División

Stillitano: Bringing La Liga to U.S. not just about money

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La Liga in North America: The global game gone too far?

La Liga is coming to North America, but how do fans feel about it? ESPN FC's La Liga correspondents and bloggers have their say, and you can too.

La Liga Predictor: The title race begins!

ESPN FC's Mark Donaldson and Craig Burley have their say as to who will come out on top in the first week action around La Liga.

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TOP HEADLINES

Arsenal still a laughing stock but they are improving

Arsenal's enduring commitment to slapstick comedy has become one of the key selling points of the Premier League in recent years. Unai Emery might be a new broom, but it's clear he hasn't arrived with a magic wand.

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Morata, Aubameyang both on borrowed time?

Alvaro Morata and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arrived at Chelsea and Arsenal, respectively, in similar fashion. But their futures look different.

Can Aubameyang and Lacazette coexist on the pitch?

The FC crew discuss how important the relationship between Aubameyang and Lacazette is for Arsenal and how Unai Emery can utilise both forwards.

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What to expect from Sarri and Emery this weekend

ESPN FC's Craig Burley details the expectations for new managers Maurizio Sarri and Unai Emery ahead of Chelsea and Arsenal's match this weekend.

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Emery coy on whether Cech will start against Chelsea

Arsenal's Unai Emery insists that he has confidence in both Bernd Leno and Petr Cech and their abilities to play out from the back but wouldn't be drawn on who will play against Chelsea.

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Major League Soccer

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Gomez: Rooney quickly proving his worth for D.C. United

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Miami MLS team name, crest potentially revealed

David Beckham's Miami MLS franchise has a name, colors and crest, if logos filed with the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office are anything to go by.

LAFC 2-0 Real Salt Lake: Superman makes his mark

Christian "Superman" Ramirez left a significant impression on the home fans in his first start for LAFC, scoring twice in his side's win over RSL.

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D.C. United 4-1 Portland: Red-hot Rooney strikes twice

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Dunseth calls on Crew owner Precourt to speak up

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LA Galaxy 2-2 Colorado: Galaxy fail to hold lead

The LA Galaxy once again conceded one-goal leads twice as the Colorado Rapids battled back to a 2-2 draw.

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Did a foul lead to D.C. United's dramatic winner?

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MLS top 10 plays of week 24 - Via MLS

Relive the best moments from week 24 throughout Major League Soccer.

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Flair, audacity & more skills - Via MLS

Major League Soccer's most talented players were on display in week 24, highlighted by their best skills from during the week's action.

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Show stoppers & sprawling saves - Via MLS

Goalkeepers were in tip-top form in week 24 as they made quite a few stellar saves throughout Major League Soccer in week 24....

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MLS: 34 goals in 90 seconds

Check out every goal from another crazy week in MLS, including late winners in Toronto and Colorado, and an even later winner in D.C.

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Toronto FC 2-3 NYCFC: Tajouri-Shradi silences Reds

Ismael Tajouri-Shradi scored twice, including the late winner, to lead NYCFC past 10-man Toronto FC, which lost Jozy Altidore to a red card.

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Seattle 2-1 FC Dallas: Sounders gaining momentum

The Seattle Sounders extend their current unbeaten run to eight matches as they inch ever closer to the final playoff spot in the West.

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Ronaldo's arrival will show Serie A is full of drama

Italian football has taken a back seat of late, but Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus is a big step toward restoring Serie A to its former glory.

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Ronaldo-mania hits Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo is just days away from his Juventus debut against Chievo Verona. Get hyped.

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Serie A Predictor: The season begins!

ESPN FC's Mark Donaldson and Shaka Hislop square off in predicting the most notable matches to kick-start the 2018/19 Serie A campaign.

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Watch Serie A on ESPN

Watch Cristiano Ronaldo and the stars of Serie A all season long, with every match from the Italian top flight available on ESPN and ESPN+.

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Premier League

Salah, De Bruyne, Sanchez among Prem most important

A year ago, ESPN FC's correspondents selected their club's 15 most important players and just 12 months on, there's been a huge amount of changes.

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Premier League Predictor: Week 2

With the Premier League back in action, Shaka Hislop and Mark Donaldson predict all of the fixtures ahead of week 2.

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Did the Premier League season start too early?

England's top flight kicked off its new campaign a mere 26 days after the World Cup ended. Would a longer break have been beneficial?

Transfers

Transfer Talk: Milan to pay €40m for Milinkovic-Savic

AC Milan are racing to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic from Lazio before the Serie A window closes. Transfer Talk has the latest.

Transfer Rater: Alderweireld to Bayern Munich

Toby Alderweireld to Bayern Munich and Lucas Moura to Real Betis are two of today's hot rumours, according to Football Whispers.

Roma struck gold with Steven N'Zonzi

The ESPN FC guys explain what Roma are getting in new signing Steven N'Zonzi, including how his World Cup success will be an asset to the team.

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Balotelli wants out of Nice, but no one's calling

Mario Balotelli may want out at Nice, but according to ESPN FC's Julien Laurens, clubs aren't lining up to rescue the temperamental Italian striker.

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Deadline Day in 90 Seconds: Everton buy everyone

Let the Exploding Heads take you around the whirlwind action of the Premier League's transfer deadline day.

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Most expensive English transfers this summer

Now that the English transfer window is closed, take a look back at the most expensive players bought in the Premier League this summer.

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