PSG’s Messi, Neymar, Mbappe warned to accept bench role by coach Christophe Galtier

Paris Saint-Germain manager Christophe Galtier has warned the superstar trio of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar that they need to accept a role on the bench, whether they like it or not. While former manager Mauricio Pochettino would rarely make rotations, successor Galtier didn’t hesitate to put Neymar on the bench Saturday, three days … Read more

Group stage fixture schedule 2022-23

Check out every fixture in this season’s Champions League, with the first group stage games being played on Tuesday, Sept. 6. – Predictions, must-see games and more– UCL draw: Barcelona-Bayern Munich, Man City-Dortmund– Putellas UEFA’s top women’s player | Benzema gets men’s prize JUMP TO: Group-by-group fixtures BY DATE Games kick off at 8 p.m. … Read more

The anticipation, buzz and reaction to the 2022-23 edition of Europe’s biggest club competition

European football has been back for some time. The Premier League, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 have been underway for nearly three weeks now. But the start of another Champions League season, when the continent’s premier clubs square off under the floodlights on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, that’s when the term “European football” truly comes to … Read more

When could Real Madrid win their 100th trophy? Depends who you ask

7:00 AM ET Alex KirklandESPN FC Real Madrid‘s UEFA Super Cup triumph in Helsinki on Wednesday — with David Alaba and Karim Benzema scoring in a 2-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt — was the first of six possible trophies that Los Blancos will be hoping to lift this season, with LaLiga, the Copa del Rey, … Read more