Ligue 1

7:44 PM ET Associated Press Security clashes with fans during the Ligue 1 match between Marseille and Angers on Wednesday. Getty Images There was more fan disorder in Ligue 1 on Wednesday as Marseille supporters ran onto the field and clashed with Angers counterparts at the final whistle. Moments after the 0-0 draw, about 50 Marseille
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9:34 AM ET Barcelona defender Gerard Pique‘s company Kosmos Holding has bought the rights to Ligue 1 in Spain for the next three years after Lionel Messi‘s move to Paris Saint-Germain, a source has confirmed to ESPN. Messi’s potential debut will be shown free-to-air on the streaming service Twitch this Sunday when PSG travel to
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2:53 PM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Real Madrid have submitted a second, improved offer of €180 million to Paris Saint-Germain for Kylian Mbappe, sources have told ESPN. An initial €160m bid was rejected this past Tuesday, and sources close to Madrid have told ESPN the signing would be difficult, but they were hopeful of
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4:00 AM ET The opening day of the 2021-22 Premier League season will see Manchester City begin their title defence away at Tottenham Hotspur on Aug. 14, the league announced on Wednesday. Pep Guardiola’s City will have to face Spurs, Arsenal, Leicester, Chelsea and Liverpool in their first seven games of the season. – When
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5:03 PM ET Kylian Mbappe ended a four-game scoreless streak for Paris Saint-Germain with a late penalty that helped the capital side extend their Ligue 1 lead to nine points with a 2-1 home win against Angers on Friday. The France striker buried his spot kick three minutes from time after Danilo Pereira had cancelled
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4:00 AM ET Paul Pogba’s Manchester United future is shrouded in mystery — ESPN’s Insider Notebook has the latest. PLUS: United may have found their replacement. Jump to: Tchouameni a man in demand | Sterling at City crossroads | Barca’s Ilaix fear | Jese’s freak injury | Fenerbahce’s transfer blunder Barcelona step in as Pogba’s
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4:42 AM ET Adriana Garcia Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he thought club sporting director Leonardo was playing a joke on him when he was first told that Lionel Messi‘s signing was possible. Messi joined PSG as a free agent on Aug. 10, days after Barcelona announced they were unable to register the
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11:50 AM ET Alex KirklandESPN FC Lionel Messi has admitted he had “other offers” from “various clubs” after leaving Barcelona last summer before opting to join Paris Saint-Germain. Messi, 34, was available on a free transfer when his Barcelona contract expired on June 30, after the LaLiga club’s precarious financial situation meant they were unable
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11:00 AM ET Newcastle United are officially under new ownership after their protracted Saudi Arabia-backed takeover was finally approved by the Premier League on Thursday, potentially putting the club on the fast track to football’s top tier. It’s reported that the Public Investment Fund (PIF) consortium has assets totalling around £320 billion, which puts Newcastle
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12:18 PM ET Adriana Garcia Kylian Mbappe‘s mother, Fayza Lamari, said her son is in talks to sign a new deal with Paris Saint-Germain following a summer of intense interest from Real Madrid. Mbappe, 22, can sign for a new club on Jan. 1, as he will be a free agent next summer, and Madrid
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