Serie A schedule 2020-21, standings, odds

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Juventus’ bid to win an absurd 10th-straight scudetto was over with weeks to spare as Inter Milan has sealed its first scudetto in 11 years and the real interest in the Serie A standings was the top four battle.

Serie A’s schedule shows the world when some of the oldest and most heated rivalries in football will be staged in the 2020-21 season, which looks plenty congested after a late start of Sept. 20.

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There were signs that the Turin giants were slowing down but neither Inter Milan nor Atalanta could replace Juventus atop the Serie A table last season.

This season, Juve did not even seal a return to the UEFA Champions League until the final day.

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2020-21 Serie A standings, table

Serie A schedule

2020-21 Serie A schedule, fixture list

Week 1 

Fiorentina 1-0 Torino
Hellas Verona 0-0* AS Roma (Roma forfeits 3-0 for ineligible player)
Parma 0-2 Napoli
Genoa 4-1 Crotone
Sassuolo 1-1 Cagliari
Juventus 3-0 Sampdoria
AC Milan 2-0 Bologna
Udinese 0-2 Spezia — Sept. 30
Benevento 2-5 Inter Milan — Sept. 30
Lazio 1-4 Atalanta — Sept. 30

Week 2

Torino 2-4 Atalanta
Cagliari 0-2 Lazio
Sampdoria 2-3 Benevento
Inter Milan 4-3 Fiorentina
Spezia 1-4 Sassuolo
Verona 1-0 Udinese
Napoli 6-0 Genoa
Crotone 0-2 AC Milan
AS Roma 2-2 Juventus
Bologna 4-1 Parma

Week 3 

Fiorentina 1-2 Sampdoria
Sassuolo 4-1 Crotone
Genoa 1-2 Torino — Nov. 4
Udinese 0-1 AS Roma
Atalanta 5-2 Cagliari
Parma 1-0 Verona
Benevento 1-0 Bologna
Lazio 1-1 Inter Milan
AC Milan 3-0 Spezia

Week 4 – Oct. 18

Napoli 4-1 Atalanta
Sampdoria 3-0 Lazio
Inter Milan 1-2 AC Milan
Crotone 1-1 Juventus
Bologna 3-4 Sassuolo
Spezia 2-2 Fiorentina
Torino 2-3 Cagliari
Udinese 3-2 Parma
AS Roma 5-2 Benevento
Verona 0-0 Genoa

Serie A schedule
The first Milan derby is early in the season (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Week 5 – Oct. 25

Sassuolo 3-3 Torino
Atalanta 1-3 Sampdoria
Genoa 0-2 Inter Milan
Lazio 2-1 Bologna
Cagliari 4-2 Crotone
Parma 2-2 Spezia
Benevento 1-2 Napoli
Fiorentina 3-2 Udinese
Juventus 1-1 Verona
AC Milan 3-3 AS Roma

Week 6 – Nov. 1

Bologna 3-2 Cagliari
Crotone 1-2 Atalanta
Inter Milan 2-2 Parma
Napoli 0-2 Sassuolo
AS Roma 2-0 Fiorentina
Sampdoria 1-1 Genoa
Spezia 1-4 Juventus
Torino 3-4 Lazio
Udinese 1-2 AC Milan
Verona 3-1 Benevento

Week 7  – Nov. 8

Atalanta 1-1 Inter Milan
Benevento 0-3 Spezia
Bologna 0-1 Napoli
Cagliari 2-0 Sampdoria
Genoa 1-3 AS Roma
Lazio 1-1 Juventus
AC Milan 2-2 Verona
Parma 0-0 Fiorentina
Sassuolo 0-0 Udinese
Torino 0-0 Crotone

 Week 8  – Nov. 22

Crotone 0-2 Lazio
Spezia 0-0 Atalanta
Juventus 2-0 Cagliari
Fiorentina 0-1 Benevento
Inter Milan 4-2 Torino
Verona 0-2 Sassuolo
Sampdoria 1-2 Bologna
AS Roma 3-0 Parma
Udinese 1-0 Genoa
Napoli 1-3 AC Milan

Week 9  – Nov. 29

Atalanta 0-2 Verona
Benevento 1-1 Juventus
Bologna 1-0 Crotone
Cagliari 2-2 Spezia
Genoa 1-2 Parma
Lazio 1-3 Udinese
AC Milan 2-0 Fiorentina
Napoli 4-0 AS Roma
Sassuolo 0-3 Inter Milan
Torino 2-2 Sampdoria 

Week 10 – Dec. 6

Crotone 0-4 Napoli
Fiorentina 1-1 Genoa
Inter Milan v Bologna
Juventus 2-1 Torino
Parma 0-0 Benevento
Roma 0-0 Sassuolo
Sampdoria 1-2 AC Milan
Spezia 1-2 Lazio
Udinese v Atalanta — postponed
Verona 1-1 Cagliari

Serie A schedule
Turin rivals Juventus and Torino meet in Week 10 (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images)

Week 11 – Dec. 13

Sassuolo 1-0 Benevento
Crotone 4-1 Spezia
Torino 2-3 Udinese
Lazio 1-2 Verona
Cagliari 1-3 Inter Milan
Napoli 2-1 Sampdoria
Atalanta 3-0 Fiorentina
Bologna 1-5 AS Roma
Genoa 1-3 Juventus
AC Milan 2-2 Parma

Week 12 – Dec. 16

Udinese 0-0 Crotone
Benevento 1-1 Lazio
Juventus 1-1 Atalanta
Fiorentina 1-1 Sassuolo
Genoa 2-2 AC Milan
Inter Milan 1-0 Napoli
Parma 0-0 Cagliari
Spezia 2-2 Bologna
Verona 1-2 Sampdoria
AS Roma 3-1 Torino

Week 13 – Dec. 20

Atalanta 4-1 AS Roma
Benevento 2-0 Genoa
Cagliari 1-1 Udinese
Fiorentina 1-1 Verona
Inter Milan 2-1 Spezia
Lazio 2-0 Napoli
Parma 0-4 Juventus
Sampdoria 3-1 Crotone
Sassuolo 1-2 AC Milan
Torino 1-1 Bologna

Week 14 – Dec. 23

Bologna 2-2 Atalanta
Crotone 2-1 Parma
Juventus 0-3 Fiorentina
AC Milan 3-2 Lazio
Napoli 1-1 Torino
AS Roma 3-2 Cagliari
Sampdoria 2-3 Sassuolo
Spezia 1-2 Genoa
Udinese 0-2 Benevento
Verona 1-2 Inter Milan

Week 15 – Jan. 3

Atalanta 5-1 Sassuolo
Benevento 0-2 AC Milan
Cagliari 1-4 Napoli
Fiorentina 0-0 Bologna
Genoa 1-1 Lazio
Inter Milan 6-2 Crotone
Juventus 4-1 Udinese
Parma 0-3 Torino
AS Roma 1-0 Sampdoria
Spezia 0-1 Verona

Week 16 – Jan. 6

Cagliari 1-2 Benevento
Atalanta 3-0 Parma
Bologna 2-2 Udinese
Crotone 0-3 AS Roma
Sampdoria 2-1 Inter Milan
Sassuolo 2-1 Genoa
Torino 1-1 Verona
Lazio 2-1 Fiorentina
Napoli 1-2 Spezia
AC Milan 1-3 Juventus

Week 17 – Jan. 10

Benevento 1-4 Atalanta
Genoa 2-0 Bologna
AS Roma 2-2 Inter Milan
AC Milan 2-0 Torino
Udinese 1-2 Napoli
Hellas Verona 2-1 Crotone
Parma 0-2 Lazio
Fiorentina 1-0 Cagliari
Juventus 3-1 Sassuolo
Spezia 2-1 Sampdoria

Week 18 – Jan. 17

Lazio 3-0 AS Roma
Bologna 1-0 Verona
Torino 0-0 Spezia
Sampdoria 2-1 Udinese
Napoli 6-0 Fiorentina
Crotone 4-1 Benevento
Sassuolo 1-1 Parma
Atalanta 0-0 Genoa
Inter Milan 2-0 Juventus
Cagliari 0-2 AC Milan

Serie A schedule
AS Roma and Lazio in the Derby della Capitale (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images).

Week 19 – Jan. 24

Benevento 2-2 Torino
Fiorentina 2-1 Crotone
Genoa 1-0 Cagliari
Juventus 2-0 Bologna
Lazio 2-1 Sassuolo
AC Milan 0-3 Atalanta
Parma 0-2 Sampdoria
AS Roma 4-3 Spezia
Udinese 1-1 Inter Milan
Verona 3-1 Napoli

Week 20 – Jan. 31

Torino 1-1 Fiorentina — Friday
Bologna 1-2 AC Milan
Inter Milan 4-0 Benevento
Sampdoria 0-2 Juventus

Spezia 0-1 Udinese
Atalanta 1-3 Lazio
Cagliari 1-1 Sassuolo
Crotone 0-3 Genoa
Napoli 2-0 Parma
AS Roma 3-1 Hellas Verona

Week 21 – Feb. 7

Atalanta 3-3 Torino
Benevento 1-1 Sampdoria
Fiorentina 0-2 Inter Milan
Genoa 2-1 Napoli
Juventus 2-0 AS Roma
Lazio 1-0 Cagliari
AC Milan 4-0 Crotone
Parma 0-3 Bologna
Sassuolo 1-2 Spezia
Udinese 2-0 Verona

Week 22 – Feb. 14

Bologna 1-1 Benevento
Cagliari 0-1 Atalanta
Crotone 1-2 Sassuolo
Inter Milan 3-1 Lazio
Napoli 1-0 Juventus
AS Roma 3-0 Udinese
Sampdoria 2-1 Fiorentina
Spezia 2-0 AC Milan
Torino 0-0 Genoa
Verona 2-1 Parma

Serie A schedule
The growing Napoli-Juve rivalry hits Naples on Valentine’s Day. How romantic. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images )

Week 23 – Feb. 21

Atalanta 4-2 Napoli
Benevento 0-0 AS Roma
Cagliari 0-1 Torino
Fiorentina 3-0 Spezia
Genoa 2-2 Verona
Juventus 3-0 Crotone
Lazio 1-0 Sampdoria
AC Milan 0-3 Inter Milan
Parma 2-2 Udinese
Sassuolo 1-1 Bologna

Week 24 – Feb. 28

Bologna 2-0 Lazio
Crotone 0-2 Cagliari
Inter Milan 3-0 Genoa
Napoli 2-0 Benevento
AS Roma 1-2 AC Milan
Sampdoria 0-2 Atalanta
Spezia 2-2 Parma
Udinese 1-0 Fiorentina
Verona 1-1 Juventus

Week 25 – March 3

Atalanta 5-1 Crotone
Benevento 0-3 Verona
Cagliari 1-0 Bologna
Fiorentina 1-2 AS Roma
Genoa 1-1 Sampdoria
Juventus 3-0 Spezia
AC Milan 1-1 Udinese
Parma 1-2 Inter Milan
Sassuolo 3-3 Napoli
Lazio v Torino

Week 26 – March 7

Crotone 4-2 Torino
Fiorentina 3-3 Parma
Inter Milan 1-0 Atalanta
Juventus 3-1 Lazio
Napoli 3-1 Bologna
AS Roma 1-0 Genoa
Sampdoria 2-2 Cagliari
Spezia 1-1 Benevento
Udinese 2-0 Sassuolo
Verona 0-2 AC Milan

Week 27 – March 14

Atalanta 3-1 Spezia
Bologna 3-1 Sampdoria
Benevento 1-4 Fiorentina
Cagliari 1-3 Juventus
Genoa 1-1 Udinese
Lazio 3-2 Crotone
AC Milan 0-1 Napoli
Parma 2-0 AS Roma
Sassuolo 3-2 Verona
Torino 1-2 Inter Milan

Week 24 rescheduled — March 14

Torino 3-2 Sassuolo

Week 28 – March 21

Crotone 2-3 Bologna
Fiorentina 2-3 AC Milan
Juventus 0-1 Benevento
Parma 1-2 Genoa
AS Roma 0-2 Napoli
Sampdoria 1-0 Torino
Spezia 2-1 Cagliari
Udinese 0-1 Lazio
Verona 0-2 Atalanta

Week 29 – April 4

Atalanta 3-2 Udinese
Benevento 2-2 Parma
Bologna 0-1 Inter Milan
Cagliari 0-2 Hellas Verona
Genoa 1-1 Fiorentina
Lazio 2-1 Spezia
Sassuolo 2-2 AS Roma
Torino 2-2 Juventus
AC Milan 1-1 Sampdoria
Napoli 4-3 Crotone

Week 3 – April 7 rescheduled after initially a forfeit

Juventus 2-1 Napoli

Week 28 – April 7

Inter Milan 2-1 Sassuolo

Week 30 – April 11

Spezia 3-2 Crotone
Parma 1-3 AC Milan
Udinese 0-1 Torino
Inter Milan 1-0 Cagliari
Verona 0-1 Lazio
Juventus 3-1 Genoa
Sampdoria 0-2 Napoli
AS Roma 1-0 Bologna
Fiorentina 2-3 Atalanta
Benevento 0-1 Sassuolo

Week 31 – April 18

Atalanta v Juventus
Bologna 4-1 Spezia
Cagliari 4-3 Parma
Crotone 1-2 Udinese
Lazio 5-3 Benevento
AC Milan 2-1 Genoa
Napoli 1-1 Inter Milan
Sampdoria 3-1 Verona
Sassuolo 3-1 Fiorentina
Torino 3-1 AS Roma

Week 32 – April 21

Bologna 1-1 Torino
Crotone 0-1 Sampdoria
Genoa 2-2 Benevento
Juventus 3-1 Parma
AC Milan 1-2 Sassuolo
Napoli 5-2 Lazio
AS Roma 1-1 Atalanta
Spezia 1-1 Inter Milan
Udinese 0-1 Cagliari
Verona 1-2 Fiorentina

Week 33 – April 25

Benevento 2-4 Udinese
Cagliari 3-2 AS Roma
Fiorentina 1-1 Juventus
Genoa 2-0 Spezia
Inter Milan 1-0 Verona
Lazio 3-0 AC Milan
Parma 3-4 Crotone
Sassuolo 1-0 Sampdoria
Torino 0-2 Napoli
Atalanta 5-0 Bologna

Week 34 – May 2

Verona 1-1 Spezia
Crotone 0-2 Inter Milan
AC Milan 2-0 Benevento
Lazio 4-3 Genoa
Napoli 1-1 Cagliari
Sassuolo 1-1 Atalanta
Bologna 3-3 Fiorentina
Udinese 1-2 Juventus
Sampdoria 2-0 AS Roma
Torino 1-0 Parma

Week 35 – May 9

Spezia 1-4 Napoli
Udinese 1-1 Bologna
Inter Milan 5-1 Sampdoria
Fiorentina 2-0 Lazio
Genoa 1-2 Sassuolo
Verona 1-1 Torino
Parma 2-5 Atalanta
Benevento 1-3 Cagliari 
AS Roma 5-0 Crotone
Juventus 0-3 AC Milan

Week 36 – May 12

Napoli 5-1 Udinese
Atalanta 2-0 Benevento
Bologna 0-2 Genoa
Cagliari 0-0 Fiorentina
Crotone 2-1 Verona
Inter Milan 3-1 AS Roma
Lazio 1-0 Parma
Sampdoria 2-2 Spezia
Sassuolo 1-3 Juventus
Torino 0-7 AC Milan

Week 37 – May 16

Benevento 1-1 Crotone
Fiorentina 0-2 Napoli
Genoa 3-4 Atalanta
Juventus 3-2 Inter Milan
AC Milan 0-0 Cagliari
Parma 1-3 Sassuolo
AS Roma 2-0 Lazio
Spezia 4-1 Torino
Udinese 0-1 Sampdoria
Verona 2-2 Bologna

Week 38 – May 22

Atalanta v AC Milan — 2:45pm ET Saturday
Bologna v Juventus — 2:45pm ET Saturday
Cagliari v Genoa — 2:45pm ET Saturday
Crotone v Fiorentina — 2:45pm ET Saturday
Inter Milan v Udinese — 2:45pm ET Saturday
Napoli v Verona — 2:45pm ET Saturday
Sampdoria v Parma — 2:45pm ET Saturday
Sassuolo v Lazio — 2:45pm ET Saturday
Spezia v AS Roma — 2:45pm ET Saturday
Torino v Benevento — 2:45pm ET Saturday

Serie A schedule
Could European qualification be on the line when AC Milan visits Atalanta on the final day? (Photo by BSR Agency/Getty Images)

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Premier League transfer news live, today! Latest updates on the summer window


We are all set for a very summer transfer window, as the latest transfer news keeps flooding in and plenty of big names are expected to be on the move.

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The 2023 summer transfer window opens on June 14, 2023 for Premier League clubs and it will close at 6pm ET on September 1, 2023.

From superstars like Declan Rice, Harry Kane and Jude Bellingham in-demand, to speculation around the future of Lionel Messi and plenty of money set to be spent by the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool, this will be a fun summer.

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Below we roundup the latest transfer news, done deals, reports and rumors and give our analysis on what’s going on as Joe Prince-Wright (JPW), Nicholas Mendola (NM) and Andy Edwards (AE) will guide you through a hectic last few weeks of the window.

Transfer news live today! Latest from the summer window, so far…

June 3 – In-demand $40M back name checks Liverpool

Wolfsburg defender Micky van de Ven has had a dream to play at Anfield since attending a game there as a youngster. An excellent ball progressor, Van de Ven is viewed as a $40 million target and reports have said Jurgen Klopp is an admirer. So it’s a mutual appreciation society.

“I once went to the Liverpool stadium with my dad,” he told AZ WAZ. “That was over Christmas on Boxing Day. Liverpool vs Arsenal. That was madness. Then when ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ comes [on] – that’s a goose bump moment, that was very cool. It’s a dream to play there.”

The 6-foot-4 Van de ven turned 22 in April and has served as the captain of the Dutch U-21 national team. He moved from Volendam to Wolfsburg in the summer of 2021 and became a full-time starter in his second season, occasionally swinging to left back. (NM)

June 2 – Man United in ‘detailed talks’ for young forwards

According to The Athletic, Manchester United have been in ‘detailed talks’ over the signing of Randal Kolo Muani and Rasmus Hojlund. The young forward duo are both being chased by the Red Devils as Erik ten Hag wants to add one of them and a more experienced striker. Per the report, John Murtaugh has spoken to both Eintracht Frankfurt and Atalanta multiple times about Kolo Muani and Hojlund respectively and United are hoping to move on with chasing summer targets despite uncertainty surrounding their ownership status as the Glazer Family continue to explore the option of a full or partial sale of the Premier League giants. Kolo Muani and Hojlund both fit the mould for the type of player Erik ten Hag wants and if United can land one of them and somehow pull off an unlikely move for Harry Kane (unlikely due to Daniel Levy’s unwillingness to do business) then it will be a heck of a summer for the Red Devils. (JPW)

June 2 – Gvardiol wanted by Manchester City

According to a report from The Times, Josko Gvardiol is at the top of Pep Guardiola’s wish-list this summer. The Croatian defender, 21, is thought to be valued at $108 million by RB Leipzig and although the German giants don’t want to sell, it is believed Gvardiol is keen on a move to City. The report says that City plan on moving on at least one of their center backs and all of John Stones, Ruben Dias, Manuel Akanji and Nathan Ake seem certain to stay with Aymeric Laporte perhaps the most likely to move on. Gvardiol has long been linked with a Premier League move and his power in the air as well as his pace and ability on the ball is a perfect fit for the Premier League and City. Josko Gvardiol also got a good look at City this season as Leipzig were hammered by Erling Haaland and Co. in the UEFA Champions League. We’ve seen this season how Guardiola’s side dominated the final months of the season not only due to their incredible goalscoring exploits but largely thanks to a solid defensive unit. Having mobile center backs who can slot in at full back and step into midfield is key to the way they play. Gvardiol can do that. (JPW)

June 1 – Manchester United move to front of queue for Mason Mount

A report from ESPN says that Manchester United have moved to the front of the queue when it comes to signing Mason Mount this summer. Mount, 24, has just one year left on his contract at Chelsea and is expected to move on this summer. Mount has been linked with moves to United and Liverpool but the report says that Mount is keen on heading to United although the Red Devils have some reservations over the $75 million transfer fee Chelsea are asking for. Per the report, clubs are waiting for later in the summer to try and buy Mount as they known Chelsea will have to move players on due to the enormous squad Mauricio Pochettino has inherited and will have to trim. Does Mount to United make sense? It does. He can slot in anywhere in Erik ten Hag’s midfield and is the perfect kind of player to add depth to their squad and be a great 12th man or step in when key midfielders are injured or need a rest. His time at Chelsea is clearly coming to an end and even though Mount has struggled this season at Chelsea, his quality is proven in the Premier League in recent years and on the international stage with England. (JPW)

May 31 – Liverpool eye Bundesliga midfielder

Bild says that the Reds are turning to the Bundesliga to address their midfield. Jurgen Klopp will turn to Borussia Monchengladbach’s Kouadio “Manu” Kone this summer, as Liverpool has reportedly told the player that it will be approaching Gladbach. Kone, 22, has been linked with several big clubs including a late March report regarding Manchester United interest. A ball progressor who reads the game very well, Kone is said to carry a price tag of more than $40 million. (NM)

May 30 – Chelsea all-in on Ugarte

Chelsea are in talks to sign Manuel Ugarte, according to Fabrizio Romano. The Uruguayan and Sporting Lisbon holding midfielder is admired by new Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino. Romano says PSG are in the race for Ugarte too. Ugarte, 22, is exactly the kind of player Pochettino loves as he will dig in, win the ball and get it to others to create. Alongside Enzo Fernandez, Ugarte will add extra defensive stability to Chelsea’s midfield and improve the balance of their squad. Our partners in the UK at Sky Sports says that Ugarte has a $65 million release clause in his contract. (JPW)

May 30 – Declan Rice linked with Bayern Munich

Our partners at Sky Germany say that Bayern Munich are very interested in signing Declan Rice from West Ham. Bayern, who won their 11-straight Bundesliga title on the final day of the season, have made Rice, 24, their top target as Thomas Tuchel is a huge fan of the England international.

Here is more from Sky Germany reporter Uli Kohler: “Tuchel had a phone call with Rice. I don’t know what they were talking about – maybe money, maybe about what he can expect here [in Munich]. Bayern is keen on him. They need a strong defensive midfielder but everybody knows there are a lot of other clubs interested in him. Bayern could afford it. They would like to keep it below €100m [£86.4m]. They have to look at their accounts very closely but I think they can afford it.”

Rice has long been linked with a move to Arsenal or Manchester United but it is believed that West Ham’s asking price for their captain and central midfielder (who is out of contract next summer) is putting up Premier League clubs. Bayern appear to be ready to pay close to the $120 million West Ham want for Rice. Is he worth it? He is. There is perhaps no better two-way central midfielder under the age of 25 in Europe and Rice’s ceiling is extremely high. (JPW)

May 25 – Harry Kane, Declan Rice, Mason Mount are summer targets for Man United

A report from our partners in the UK at Sky Sports says that Manchester United are trying to sign a trio of England internationals: Harry Kane, Mason Mount and Declan Rice.

“Manchester United will try to sign Harry Kane, Declan Rice and Mason Mount this summer. Their No. 1 target is Kane. He is the player Erik ten Hag wants most. It is unlikely they will sign all three players and everything depends on what happens with the takeover. Kane, Rice and Mount are exactly the kind of characters Ten Hag wants in his dressing room.”

It is clear Kane will be the top target for United as Erik ten Hag has spoken about signing a new striker and that is their main transfer need. It is tough to see Tottenham selling Kane to a direct top four rival in Manchester United for anything less than $130 million, even with Kane’s contract winding down. That said, do you take that money this summer and use it to rebuild? Or let him go for free in the summer of 2024?

Next up, Declan Rice will surely be their next main target, as all three of these players have just one year left on their contract. Rice, 24, is just the type of player United need alongside Casemiro in central midfield and the England international has become one of the best two-way central midfielders in Europe under the age of 25. Rice’s close friend is Mason Mount and the latter clearly doesn’t want to sign a new contract at Chelsea, so he could be the cheaper option of the three. All of this hinges on Manchester United’s takeover but if, as expected, they qualify for the Champions League, then signing two of these three players would be a huge upgrade on their current options and gives them quality, depth and experience in midfield and attack. First choice would be Kane and Rice but Kane and Mount would still be pretty decent. (JPW)

Barcelona wins Women’s Champions League with stunning comeback


Midfielder Patricia Guijarro ignited a stunning second-half comeback as Barcelona overturned a 2-0 deficit to beat Wolfsburg 3-2 and win its second Women’s Champions League title on Saturday.

“We didn’t make it easy for ourselves,” Barcelona and England defender Lucy Bronze said in a pitchside interview after securing her fourth Champions League crown. She won it three years in a row with Lyon.

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Fridolina Rolfö capped the fightback by calmly firing the winner into the far corner of the net after a mix-up in the Wolfsburg defense in the 70th minute.

Guijarro is one of 15 Spanish players, including Bonmati and four other Barcelona teammates, who renounced playing for Spain last year, citing differences with their coach. They have not played since and their participation in this summer’s Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand is in serious doubt.

Wolfsburg led 2-0 at the break thanks to goals from Ewa Pajor and Alexandra Popp.

But Barcelona kept believing it could win.

“We were never worried about scoring three goals,” Bronze added.

Barcelona earned its second league crown – the first was in 2021 – from its fourth final since 2019 in front of 33,147 fans at PSV Stadium, a record crowd for a women’s game in the Netherlands.

Guijarro’s double in the 48th and 50th minutes swiftly overturned a first half in which Wolfsburg’s pressing play and clinical counterattacking earned two goals.

First, the Barcelona midfielder slammed the ball into the roof of the net in the 48th. Aitana Bonmatí then made room for herself on the right before crossing for Guijarro to head past Merle Frohms for the equalizer. Guijarro was named player of the match.

It was a remarkable turnaround for coach Jonatan Giráldez’s Barcelona Wolfsburg took the lead inside three minutes when tournament top scorer Ewa Pajor robbed Bronze of the ball close to the Barcelona penalty area and fired a powerful shot that goalkeeper Sandra Paños touched but could not stop from flying in. The goal improved Pajor’s tally in the competition to nine.

It was a rocky start for Bronze, who returned to the Barcelona lineup for the first time since she was injured in the semifinal first leg against Chelsea and underwent knee surgery.

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Irene Paredes clasped her hands to her face when she squandered a great chance to equalize 10 minutes later, heading wide at the far post a corner from the right by María Pilar León.

Wolfsburg doubled its lead when veteran forward Alexandra Popp ran into space between two defenders and headed a cross from the left by Pajor past Paños from close range in the 37th. Popp equaled Ada Hegerberg’s record of scoring in four finals.

Wolfsburg goalkeeper Merle Frohms made sure her team went into the break without conceding by racing off her line in stoppage time to smother an effort by Salma Paralluelo.

But she couldn’t stop Barcelona’s onslaught after the break.

With Barcelona leading and the minutes ticking down, Giráldez brought on two-time Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas, who has recently recovered from an ACL injury. Barcelona’s vocal fans in Eindhoven roared as Putellas replaced Bonmatí.

It was Putellas who accepted the trophy from England coach Sarina Wiegman after Wolfsburg players formed a guard of honor for their opponents as they walked up to collect their medals.

Manchester City vs Inter Milan: How to watch Champions League Final, odds, predictions


Manchester City is on the chase for a historic treble and standing in the way is Inter Milan, one of Europe’s precious few clubs to claim such an honor.

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The Premier League winners three times running have an FA Cup under their belt after beating Manchester United on June 3 and the final jewel in their treble crown awaits with a win in Istanbul on June 10.

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Pep Guardiola could lead a second club to a treble after he did it with Barcelona in 2008-09, and they would give heated rivals United domestic company on the treble stage right down the road.

Guardiola says it’s now okay to talk about the treble. We agree, and we’ve laid out why the achievement is so special after the jump.

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What Premier League clubs have won the treble?

Manchester United won the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League in 1998-99.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s Red Devils are the lone Premier League club to win it.

That’s it. For now.

How many times has the treble been won?

Nine times in history has a team won its domestic league, top domestic cup, and the European Cup.

Bayern Munich and Barcelona have each done it twice, with Bayern doing it in 2012-13 and 2019-20 and Barca pulling it off in 2008-09 and 2014-15.

Celtic was the first to win a treble, doing it in 1966-67, while Ajax was the next in 1971-72.

PSV Eindhoven then won it in 1987-88 before Man United made it happen 11 years later. Inter Milan is the only Italian team to pull it off, winning in 2009-10.


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Pep Guardiola after FA Cup win: Man City ‘can now talk about the treble’


Pep Guardiola is giving Manchester City’s players a couple of days to celebrate their FA Cup Final, but now they can admit there’s something even bigger than the Champions League final at play.

“We can now talk about the treble,” Guardiola acknowledged after Man City topped Manchester derby rivals Man United on Saturday at Wembley Stadium. “It is one game away.”

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Nine times in history has a team won its domestic league, top domestic cup, and the European Cup, and only once has it happened for an English team: The 1998-99 Manchester United team.

“What a privilege we are one game away.  I said to the players you have to put the pressure on yourself to be recognized as something good you have to win Europe.”

Guardiola said Erik ten Hag’s set-up surprised City, as a narrow formation forced the Citizens to find different routes to goal.

And he was asked about his post-game tears of joy, spotting by cameras on the pitch.

“It was so important for us today,” Guardiola said. “The FA Cup is so nice. I’m a Barcelona fan but I will love this club for the rest of my life. I know today we gave our fans a good gift to enjoy against our neighbors.”