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KhanAbout time. too much off the field antics. Bring in someone with PSG at heart and less of a superstar showman. The latest rape allegations are the last straw in a series of blunders.
Mendy's friendAnother Champions League on the way. This boy mendy is a speedy Gonzalez type of player. Marcelo's position is well covered now.
ZidaneWelcome Mendy. Welcome Jovic. hala Madrid ! Zidane is just starting.
ACProbably the one final where more people care who lost rather than who won
JoshLiverpool wins, Anthony Joshua loses, what a contrasting night.
  
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Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino scored an audacious "no-look" goal as Brazil thrashed Peru in their final Copa America group game.
Peru keeper Pedro Gallese's clearance ricocheted off Firmino's back and hit the post before he slotted into an empty net for Brazil's second goal. Casemiro, Everton, Dani Alves and Willian also scored in a comfortable win in Sao Paulo. Brazil are through to the quarter-finals after finishing top of Group A.
The victory was a stark improvement from their disappointing 0-0 draw with Venezuela on Tuesday when Tite's side were booed off the pitch by home supporters. The hosts will face one of the best third-placed countries from Group B or C in the quarter-finals but Peru must wait to see whether they are through after picking up four points from three games.

he Brazilian became the world's most expensive player when he joined PSG in a deal worth £198million
Neymar tells Nasser Al-Khelaifi that he wants to return to Barcelona
There are three years left on the Brazilian’s contract at PSG and it would take a figure in excess of the €222 million (£199m) to persuade them to sell.
Neymar is tired of Paris Saint-Germain’s inability to succeed in Europe and wants to return to Barcelona, according to Spanish Mundo Desportivo. According to Mundo Deportivo, he’s spoken to Al-Khelaifi and made his demands clear. "I do not want to play more in PSG. I want to go back to my house, where I should never have left,” he reportedly said. This latest developments is significant since Barca need the player to force the move by making his current club aware he's unhappy, in order not to open hostilities up between Barca and PSG.
The 27-year-old is currently nursing an ankle injury after he ruptured ligaments playing for Brazil against Qatar. He is also currently embroiled in a legal battle after being accused of raping a woman in a hotel room in Paris last month after the pair began flirting on Instagram. Neyemar is believed to still very popular in Barcelona, with fans and players alike wanting him back. They believe that if there is a chance of the deal being possible, the club should try to make it happen, and they would actively prefer him to Antoine Griezmann.

A group of legends are returning to Stamford Bridge in a variety of roles as part of a root-and-branch shake-up in west London
Makelele to join Cech behind the scenes at Chelsea as Lampard interest continues.
Derby boss Lampard, 40, is the favourite to replace Maurizio Sarri after the Italian left Stamford Bridge to take charge of Juventus. Lampard led the Rams to the Championship play-off final last season - his first year in management. "If Chelsea come calling, it's a difficult one for him to turn down," Redknapp told BBC Radio 5 Live. Lampard had a good first season in management in the Engliish championship with Derby County, guiding them to the Championship play-off final. Derby were beaten by Aston Villa at Wembley, but still it was a strong season, as Lampard’s side beat Manchester United in the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford, and managed to overturn a 1-0 home loss in the first leg of the play-off semi-final against Leeds to make the final.
Claude Makelele will be given a prominent coaching post with the loan group at Chelsea as part of Petr Cech's return to Stamford Bridge to take on a role similar to that of a technical director. The first credible signal of Lampard becoming a Chelsea Manager, "looks like it's going to happen", come from his uncle Harry Redknapp speaking to the BBC Radio 5 Live. "In my personal opinion, he'll be the manager of Chelsea. "It looks to me like it's going to happen."
Not everyone believes that is a good move. Former Chelsea midfield player Craig Burley is one of them. “The one thing I've heard is that this unites the fans, what a load of nonsense," Burley told ESPN. “It's the same thing as at United - 'well this gets the fans on our side', what the hell does that matter? “Right, because fans get on the side of a team when they perform on the field. When a team doesn't perform on the field, the fans aren't on that side. “It matters not a jot who they appoint, fans will only be on your side because they think 'oh, well Frank's been at Chelsea for years, this is a great appointment, we're all happy'. “Guess what, when results start going a little bit awry, like they did at United, things will change."

Neymar joined PSG for a world-record £198million (€2220M) in the summer of 2017, signing a five-year contract.
PSG ready to sell Neymar if a substantial offer is made
"I no longer want to have superstar behaviour." The PSG president has stated and the French outfit are willing to part ways with their record signing for the right price. Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to offload star man Neymar this summer if they receive a substantial offer, reports L'Equipe.
Neymar's future in Paris has taken a significant turn following Nasser Al-Khelaifi's increasing desire to put a price tag on his star man. He wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer and the club are willing to sell the Brazilian, according to reports in France.
The Brazilian is reportedly the subject of interest from former club Barcelona and La Liga rivals Real Madrid, but either side would have to shell out more than the €222 million (£198m/$249m) paid by the Ligue 1 champions in 2017. The news comes in the wake of PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi's statement that he will no longer stand for any 'celebrity behaviour' from the club's players.

Mohamed Salah, Raheem Sterling and Lionel Messi also highly valued by CIES Football Observatory
Mbappe, Harry Kane, Neymar,and the top 10 most valuable players
Barcelona's No.10 Lionel Messi is ranked seventh in the list of most valuable players. Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Juventus in the summer, was ranked 19th in the list. Surprisingly, Manchester City's Raheem Sterling was ranked fourth. CIES Football Observatory have used an algorithm taking into account factors such as age, contract status, position, game time, goals, international experience and club performance to calculate an estimated market value for leading players. They have found Mbappe - who has hinted he could be prepared to leave his French club - could be worth as much as €252m, ahead of Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (€219.6m), who is second on the list.
A study into football transfer fees has suggested PSG's Kylian Mbappe is the world's most valuable player - and Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold is worth more than Manchester United's Paul Pogba.

Women’s Footbal World Cup: Australia Roars Back to Beat Brazil
Marta, who sat out Brazil's opening game with a left thigh injury, became the first player to score in five different World Cups when she converted a penalty kick in the 27th minute of Thursday's game.
An own goal gave Australia a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Brazil at the Women's World Cup, even after Marta added a record 16th career tournament goal.
The eighth edition of the Women’s World Cup kicks off in Paris on last Friday with host nation France playing South Korea in a group A match. The final will take place in Lyon on Sunday, July 7 and over the month of competition, nine cities will host 24 countries playing a total of 52 matches.

Lampard being touted as the next Manager
Chelsea: Maurizio Sarriagree deal to join Juventus
The Guardian states that the Italian’s agent, Fali Ramadani, met with the Premier League club on Friday and came to an agreement with the Chelsea hierarchy that means Sarri is free to join Juventus. The Serie A club, champions in Italy for the last eight seasons, are confident they will not have to pay a fee for the 60-year-old, who was a rival to the Turin club when coach of Napoli.. Sarri arrived from Napoli in July 2018 and led the Blues to third place in the Premier League and won the Europa League in his one season in charge. Despite signing a three-year deal last July, he will become the ninth full-time manager to leave the club under Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
According to the BBC Sports Chelsea have agreed a deal in principle for their manager Maurizio Sarri to join Serie A champions Juventus. An agreement was reached late on Thursday evening after talks between senior officials. A deal could be completed as early as Friday. It is understood a compensation fee in excess of £5m has been agreed.
Meanwhile Frank Lampard should be next Chelsea manager if Maurizio Sarri departs, says Didier Drogba The Chelsea legend believes Lampard could be a "very good option" for Chelsea's next manager if Maurizio Sarri departs. Another Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola is facing an anxious wait to discover if he will still have a job at Chelsea next season. Zola returned to the club, where he starred as a player between 1996-2003, as part of Maurizio Sarri’s backroom staff last summer.

Real Madrid's new striker Luka Jovic said he was the "happiest kid in the world" as he was inaugurated at the Bernabeu. The Serbia international, 21, joined from Eintracht Frankfurt for a reported 60m euros
Luka Jovic: “Joining Real Madrid is the best decision and I’ll give my all to win trophies”
Jovic added that growing up his idol was Cristiano Ronaldo, and admitted of being really excited at the prospect of playing alongside Eden Hazard.
The player then went out to the pitch, greeting the fans and whipping up a roar as he kissed the badge, before returning inside for a press conference when he spoke at greater length about his transfer and ambitions.
The former Red Star Belgrade and Benfica player has won league titles in Portugal and Serbia and the German Cup with Frankfurt. "Our fans are going to ask you for a lot more because they know everything you can offer with your great quality," said Real president Florentino Perez. "So you have before you the greatest challenge of your career"

The young full-back has been snapped up as a long-term replacement for Marcelo, having battled rejection from PSG and serious injury
Real Madrid have signed 24 years old left-back Ferland Mendy from Lyon in a deal worth up to £47.1m, which takes their summer spending close to £300m.
In March, they signed Porto defender Eder Militao for £42.7m. Former Paris St-Germain youngster Mendy joined Lyon from Le Havre in 2017 and made 79 appearances for the Ligue 1 club in two seasons. He played in every game of their Champions League run to the last-16 last season. The French defender was born into a modest family - his parents are of African origin, from Guinea and Senegal.
The French International, 24, has signed a six-year deal at the Bernabeu. The club have already signed Belgium forward Eden Hazard from Chelsea for a fee that could exceed £150m and Serbia striker Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt for a reported £53m.

Megastars Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar dominate list of world’s highest-paid athletes, according to Forbes
Lionel Messi Tops List of World's Highest Paid Athletes Ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo
In their list of the top 100 highest paid stars, Messi dethroned boxer Floyd 'Money' Mayweather who topped last year's rankings, earning a reported $127m over last 12 months through a combination of wages and endorsements
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has topped Forbes' list of the highest paid athletes on the planet ahead of former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
Becoming only the second footballer to top the list, the 31-year-old Argentine edged out rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who sits second having earned $109 million last year. Juventus forward Ronaldo became the first footballer to top the list in 2016 and the 34-year-old retained his top-spot in 2017.

The USA's lop-sided win set plenty of records, but also drew some criticism as Jill Ellis' side ran Thailand ragged in a 13-0 victory
Alex Morgan scores five as United States destroy Thailand 13-0 in biggest ever World Cup win
It was their celebrations for the goals scored late on caught some negative attention, particularly from former Canadian national team stars Clare Rustad and Kaylyn Kyle?. "I just think they could have won with some humility and grace, and they just couldn’t manage to do that," Rustad said on TSN 's broadcast of the match. "Celebrating goals later in the game like this is just completely unnecessary. What is this?" USA head coach Jill Ellis 'in tears' as side register record win.
The USA were 3-0 up at half-time but struck 10 times in the space of 40 second-half minutes, with Alex Morgan scoring five in the 13-0 win. "It was awesome," Ellis said. "You want your forwards hot in a tournament and it's a great start, especially for Morgan. Hopefully she carries it on through the finals."
“They’re the No.1 team in the world and for me, I’m disgusted, honestly," she said. "You’re going up against a team that’s first time in the World Cup, they’re just happy to be there. Celebrate, I get it, like a Mallory Pugh. But these people counting their goals, this … I’m embarrassed. I was a female professional athlete; there’s kids watching this and to be celebrating when it’s eight, nine, 10 …

Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti is keen on staying at Camp Nou even if the club secure the signing of Matthijs de Ligt
Umtiti keen to remain at Barca amidst Gunners interest
The Frenchman is reportedly a transfer target for Arsenal this summer as Unai Emery looks to strengthen his backline, but Umtiti is prepared to run his contract down until its expiration in 2023 for €6 million (£5m/$7m) per year rather than leave the club.
The 25-year-old made 15 appearances across all competitions for Blaugrana last season and has fallen behind Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet in the pecking order.

After the announced departure of Stephan Lichtsteiner, he could be followed out of the Arsenal exit door by at least two more experienced defenders this summer as Unai Emery attempts to shake up the Gunners’ much maligned defence.
After Stephan Lichtsteiner : Could Shkodran Mustafi and Nacho Monreal be the next to exit the emirates stadium ?
Koscielny , 33, still has a year left on his current deal, but is open to a new challenge - with Turkish side Fenerbache, who also have Mohamed Elneny in their agenda, one of several clubs believed to be interested. Potential new recruits include teenage Saint-Etienne centre-back William Saliba is a top target , with Arsenal having scouted the France youth international several times since the turn of the year. Samuel Umtiti at Barcelona has been mentioned, but the France international looks to be financially out of reach - despite Barcelona being more than happy to allow him to leave.
Skipper Laurent Koscielny could leave, as could Nacho Monreal and Shkodran Mustafi, with the north London club open to offers for four defensive players including Callum Chambers who excelled atr Fullham last season but surplus to requirements with the upcoming return of Rob Holding.
Paris Saint-Germain right-back Thomas Meunier is also being viewed as a cheaper option to Crystal palace Wan-Bissaka. These moves if materialized aim to revitalize an Arsenal defence that shipped in 51 goals last season, 12 more than Spurs and Chelsea, 29 more than Liverpool and 28 more than the champions, Man City. Only two teams scored more goals in the premier league than Arsenal, namely Liverpool (89) and City (95). If the gunners can shore up their defence and score the same amount of goals (75) or higher then a stronger fight for a top 4 place next season will be possible.

The truth is that by any measure, United’s defence simply is not operating at an acceptable level for a side that should have aspirations of winning the title.
What is going on with Manchester United's defence?
Does it mean Manchester United have the worse defensive players of the top 9 in the premier league? Numbers don’t lie but are the players to blame or is it a tactical issue? Are they defending as a team or the back four/three are most of the times exposed and without proper cover from the middle fielders or even attacking players who should be sharing the load of defending? They have proven defenders hired at gold prices. We are talking about top players from strong national teams like Eric Bailly (Cote D’Ivoire), Marcos Rojo (Argentina), Victor Lindelof(Sweden), Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, (All from England), Antonio Valencia (Ecuador), Matteo Darmian (Italy) and Diogo Dalot (Portugal). These are talented and very experience defenders. is there a few ways to plug the gaps without adding to the current squad? We think so.
A look at the table will tell you they shipped in more goals than the other top 6 teams plus Wolves (46), Everton (46), Leicester(48), Crystal Palace(53), Newcastle(48). That means United had the 11th worse defence in the premier league with 54 goals conceded. An average of 1.4 goals per game. Compare that with Arsenal (1.3), Tottenham(1.0), Chelsea(1.0), Liverpool(0.5) and Manchester City(0.6).
The reality is that defence has been in a state of flux since the respective declines and departures of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic. Man United have never been able to replace them properly same way for example Arsenal never properly replaced Patrick Vieira in its midfield with visible consequences. Since Mourinho’s days they have been trying may variations including at times throwing midfielders Ander Herrera or Scott McTominay into a back three. Many different combinations have been used thus far. It is fair to admit that Man United managers do not know the make-up of his best defence. Will Solskjaer fair much better next season? He better do otherwise the current demise of an old great of footballing world football is set to prolong.

Bruno Fernandes is Tottenham's midfield option
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes, although the 24-year-old is said to have an £87 million release clause.
After seeing a proposal for Giovani Lo Celso rejected by Betis, Tottenham consider giving up the signing of the Argentine. It seems Betis is asking around £100 million euros for its player. Bruno Fernandes has now emerged as a more viable option. Spurs interest in Fernandes is not new. Last year news about them chasing the Portuguese were rife.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen to strengthen his midfield, and chairman Daniel Levy will try to negotiate a lower fee if the club do move for Fernandes this summer. Fernandes only joined Sporting from Sampdoria two years ago but has become a key player for the Portuguese side.

Real Madrid has been named the most valuable football club in Europe, according to financial consultancy KPMG, overtaking Manchester United.
Real Madrid 'most valuable club in Europe', says KPMG report
Andrea Sartori, KPMG's global head of sports and the report's author said "At league level, the English Premier League has confirmed its absolute dominance, having nine clubs in the top 32 and accounting for 43% of the total aggregate value." The other three English clubs to make the list outside of the top 10 were West Ham United, Leicester City and Everton. Meanwhile, Inter Milan (15th) leapt up five places to become the second most valuable club in Italy, thanks to a 41% increase in its enterprise value. This year, 13 clubs were valued in excess of €1bn, one more than in 2018.
Based on "enterprise value," the Spanish giant is worth $3.67 billion, with Manchester United ($3.65bn) falling to second and Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich ($3.07bn) rising to third. The report is based on the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons -- when Real won the Champions League -- and takes into account profitability, broadcasting rights, popularity, sporting potential and stadium value. Champions League finalists Liverpool and Spurs are in seventh and ninth places in the rankings.

Real Madrid has been named the most valuable football club in Europe, according to financial consultancy KPMG, overtaking Manchester United.
Real Madrid 'most valuable club in Europe', says KPMG report
Andrea Sartori, KPMG's global head of sports and the report's author said "At league level, the English Premier League has confirmed its absolute dominance, having nine clubs in the top 32 and accounting for 43% of the total aggregate value." The other three English clubs to make the list outside of the top 10 were West Ham United, Leicester City and Everton. Meanwhile, Inter Milan (15th) leapt up five places to become the second most valuable club in Italy, thanks to a 41% increase in its enterprise value. This year, 13 clubs were valued in excess of €1bn, one more than in 2018.
Based on "enterprise value," the Spanish giant is worth $3.67 billion, with Manchester United ($3.65bn) falling to second and Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich ($3.07bn) rising to third. The report is based on the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons -- when Real won the Champions League -- and takes into account profitability, broadcasting rights, popularity, sporting potential and stadium value. Champions League finalists Liverpool and Spurs are in seventh and ninth places in the rankings.

PSG player is accused of forcing himself on an unnamed woman on May 15 but alleges that he is the victim of an extortion attempt
Neymar rape allegation: Brazilian denies rape claims (Video with english subtitles)
Police in Brazil confirmed on Saturday that there is a complaint against Neymar, but would not discuss details of the case, which was filed on May 31. Neymar’s father suggested on Saturday night that the WhatsApp messages his son exchanged with the alleged victim, whom was flown into Paris on May 15, would be published in an attempt to prove his innocence to the public.
Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has vehemently denied a rape allegation being levelled at him to Sao Paulo police, following claims from a Brazilian woman he met in Paris.
"I know that my son can be accused of many things, but I know the boy that he is, the man that he is, the son of a father and a mother," Neymar Sr. said. "We will push for justice to be served as quickly as possible." Reports in Brazil claim Neymar paid for her travel and met her at Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe. The 27-year-old says he met her at the hotel but contests the serious claims from the unnamed woman, who is protected by victim anonymity.

While everyone thought TEMPERS were set to flare in the beIN SPORTS studio with Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger drafted in to provide expert analysis on the Champions League final, things turnout to be rather amicable.
Rivals Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger as pundits in beIN SPORTS studio in Champions League final
During their long careers in England these two were nemesis, often clashing and critical of each other. Mourinho in particular used to be keen to point the finger at Wenger to the point of famously calling in a specialist in failure and Wenger got to the point of manhandling Mourinho by pushing him back when Jose supposedly stepped into his technical area during a Chelsea vs Arsenal game. It just goes to show football managers when relaxed are just like normal folks.
During the Champions League final between the two English teams, Liverpool and Tottenham, something caught the attention of the millions of viewers around the world that happenned to be watching the game via beIN Sports. Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger seated side by side as pundits. They agreed about each other’s viewpoints, were polite and pleasant to watch.
Liverpool can make miracles according to Arsene Wenger, but could lose their fighting spirit if they tweak the side in search of back to back Champions League titles. Great insight from the former Arsenal boss. Whilst Jose added that Anfield played a huge part in pushing the Reds to Champions League glory!

Champions League final - Liverpool are European champions for sixth time
“I’m so happy for the boys, I’m so happy for all of these people, I’m so happy for my family..... Did you ever see a team like this? Fighting with no fuel in the tank any more. And we had a goalkeeper who makes difficult things look easy. Tonight this is going to be great. This may be the best night of my life, professional wise.”
Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham - jubilant Klopp speaks
None of it was pretty, but Liverpool won’t care. The Reds defended an early goal for 90 minutes, holding off a surging Tottenham Hotspur for a 2-0 win to capture their first Champions League crown since 2005.

Dancing in the stands. Liverpool makes 2-0 when Spurs was in ascendency, threatening to equalize.
Liverpool consolidates the win. 2-0 in the final stages of the Champions League Final.
Divock Origi has surely sealed the win for Liverpool. He's barely had a touch since coming on but that's a top finish. The corner is not dealt with, Joel Matip helps it on to Origi on the left of the area and he fires in low and hard, into the bottom corner. Big game player. Influential against Barcelona with two goals. Crucial against Spurs in the final, making sure the win in the final stages. Tottenham needs two goals.

Champions League Final in Madrid
Liverpool 1-0 Spurs. Watch the goals here
Mo Salah crunches home left-footed, it's more or less down the middle but it carries enough pace to beat Hugo Lloris. Dream start for Liverpool. Nightmare for Spurs. Can they stay calm and fight back ? They have the quality to do so.
Champions League final - dramatic start as Liverpool lead Spurs inside two minutes

Champions League Final
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"Jose Antonio Reyes: 1983-2019. Rest in peace, Jose"
Jose Antonio Reyes dead: Former Arsenal striker dies in car crash
"Everyone at Arsenal is devastated by the shocking news that our former player Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision in Spain," the club tweeted shortly after.
Former Arsenal striker Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a car crash, it has been confirmed. The 35-year-old Spaniard, who was playing for Segunda Division side Extremadura, passed away following the accident on Saturday morning. Former club Sevilla tweeted: "We couldn't be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star José Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace."
Sevilla confirmed that his cousin Jonathan Reyes was also killed in the incident. The Spaniard left the Liga club in 2016 but was a popular figure over two spells with Los Hispalenses. He also played for Arsenal between 2004 and 2007. He won five Europa League titles over a remarkable career, three of which came in current Arsenal boss Unai Emery's Sevilla side, having already lefted the trophy twice with Atletico Madrid. Reyes also raised the Premier League title with the Gunners in 2003-04 and went on to win La Liga with Real Madrid in 2006-07 The attacking wide-man spent his final year in the Spanish top flight at Espanyol during the 2016-17 season having left Sevilla at the end of his contract.

The midfielder says the Gunners were too open in the second half as they crumbled to a 4-1 Europa League final defeat in Baku
"Everybody were Silent" - Xhaka reveals Arsenal dressing room reaction to Chelsea disaster
But again they came up short, with Eden Hazard inspiring Chelsea to victory in Baku - as the Blues ran riot in the second half to seal a crushing 4-1 victory.
Granit Xhaka has revealed that Arsenal’s mauling by Chelsea in the Europa League final was met by a stony silence in the dressing room. The Gunners went into Wednesday night’s game knowing it was win or bust in terms of the Champions League having thrown away their chance of a top-four finish when they ended their Premier League campaign with just one win in their last six games.
It was a defeat which reduced Lucas Torreira and Petr Cech to tears, with Arsenal now having to face up to the realisation that they will be playing Europa League football for a third successive season. But there was no immediate post-mortem after the game or any harsh words from Unai Emery. In fact, there was ‘nothing’ said at all, according to Xhaka. “Him (Emery), the players, nobody speaks in the dressing room,” revealed the Switzerland international midfielder.

Chelsea 4-1 Arsenal
Chelsea beats Arsenal and wins Europa League
Second half domination ensures Chelsea wins the Europa League. Arsenal was naïve defensively and when Chelsea stepped up their game the Gunners couldn’t live with it. If they are to make improvements that will have to mean defensive changes. Mezut Ozil was also a big disappointment with young Willock coming in in his place for the last 10 minutse and doing a lot more in that short period of time. It has been hard for the fans tonight and it will be a very long trip back home.
In the first half Arsenal controlled large chunks of the game but were completely dominated in the second half where they had chances but failed to capitalize on them. Eden hazard will probably leave Chelsea, after seven years of fantastic service to Chelsea FC. As for Arsenal, it’s Europa League again next season and possibly more pain since no much money will be available for transfers after tonight’s failure to qualify to the champions League.

in Baku Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal
What is the Europa League prize money?
There are various factors that affect the amount that a team will receive, This includes performance-related amounts and ten-year performance-based coefficient rankings. Each of the 48 clubs in the group stage received €2.92m (2.57m), as well as €570,000 (£500k) for a win and €190,000 (£167k) for a draw. Group winners also receive a €1m (£882k) bonus and runners up receive €500k (£441k). Clubs can then earn more money as they progress through the tournament, with the figure increasing each round.
The total amount of prize money for this year’s Europa League tournament is €510m (£450m), which is distributed to the participating clubs throughout the various stages of the competition.
Both Arsenal and Chelsea received €4.5m (3.9m) for winning their semi-final fixtures, while the winner of the tournament will receive €4m (£3.52m). If they win they will also secure a spot in the UEFA Super Cup, which would mean an additional €3.5m (£3.08m).

Chelsea v Arsenal
N'Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud start.
Maurizio Sarri's final game in charge. After finishing fifth in the Premier League, the Gunners need a victory tonight to earn a place in next season's Champions League. Chelsea are already there. He refused to discuss reports linking him with Italian side Juventus on the eve of the final, saying: "I have a contract with Chelsea for two years. Petr Cech the Chelsea legend starts his last game for Arsenal and of his career. A risky move by Unai Emeri since Bernd Leno is in great form, but only at the end of this match we will know how wise this decision is. The gunners will also need to stop Eden Hazard if they are to emerge as victors in this game.
The is also reports about Juventus players being told Sarri will be their new Boss hours before the Europe league final where Chelsea plays Arsenal.

The French star is dealing with a knee injury and Wednesday's game in Baku could come too soon for him to take part
'We are in trouble with the midfielders' - Sarri says Kante is '50-50' for Europa League final
Sarri has said that the injury, which was suffered in training on Saturday, is not serious, but the 28-year-old still may be forced out of the match at the Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan's capital. "Kante had a little problem on Saturday, a very little problem within his knee," Sarri told a news conference on Tuesday. "The problem is the timing because we had only four days. We are trying. It's not really a very serious injury. We have the problem of the three or four days to try and recover him.
The French star will be given every chance to prove his fitness, but the game in Baku may come too soon as the Blues deal with several injuries in midfield. In training on Tuesday, Kante spent nearly the entire open session training alone with a fitness coach and then went down the tunnel before the rest of his team-mates.
When asked to asses Kante's chances of playing, Sarri said: “I think it's 50-50 at the moment. Yesterday, 60-40 for 'no'. Today 50-50. He was a little bit better this morning. But 50-50.” Should Kante miss out his absence would add to a growing injury crisis in midfield, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi both missing with long-term injuries. “We are in trouble with the midfielders," Sarri admitted. "At the moment we have only three midfielders for three positions, so we are in trouble.

The French star is dealing with a knee injury and Wednesday's game in Baku could come too soon for him to take part
'We are in trouble with the midfielders' - Sarri says Kante is '50-50' for Europa League final
Sarri has said that the injury, which was suffered in training on Saturday, is not serious, but the 28-year-old still may be forced out of the match at the Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan's capital. "Kante had a little problem on Saturday, a very little problem within his knee," Sarri told a news conference on Tuesday. "The problem is the timing because we had only four days. We are trying. It's not really a very serious injury. We have the problem of the three or four days to try and recover him.
The French star will be given every chance to prove his fitness, but the game in Baku may come too soon as the Blues deal with several injuries in midfield. In training on Tuesday, Kante spent nearly the entire open session training alone with a fitness coach and then went down the tunnel before the rest of his team-mates.
When asked to asses Kante's chances of playing, Sarri said: “I think it's 50-50 at the moment. Yesterday, 60-40 for 'no'. Today 50-50. He was a little bit better this morning. But 50-50.” Should Kante miss out his absence would add to a growing injury crisis in midfield, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi both missing with long-term injuries. “We are in trouble with the midfielders," Sarri admitted. "At the moment we have only three midfielders for three positions, so we are in trouble.

Source: Marca.com. Lionel Messi has won his sixth European Golden Shoe, awarded to the player with the most league goals in any of Europe's top-flight leagues.
Messi wins his sixth European Golden Shoe
This is the third consecutive year that Messi has claimed the award and the 11th campaign in a row where the winner has come from LaLiga Santander, although Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez shared the Shoe in 2014.
Messi's 36 goals in 34 games in LaLiga Santander this season meant that he finished three ahead of Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe. Mbappe had to score five against Reims on the final day of the Ligue 1 season on Friday but could only manage one as PSG lost 3-1.
Despite this incredible achievement, Messi has admitted that Barcelona's Champions League exit to Liverpool is still fresh in his mind. "I'm not thinking about [the Golden Shoe]," he told reporters on Friday. "I don't have this award in my head. We're still hurting from the Liverpool defeat, or at least I am. I'm not thinking about myself." Messi has warned that things could get even worse if Barcelona were to lose their Copa del Rey final to Valencia last Saturday. They did lose.

Juventus - Massimiliano Allegri replacement: Maurizio Sarri 'Agrees Personal Terms' With Juventus ?
Massimiliano Allegri's departure from Juventus is confirmed, leaving the club with the task of replacing the man who has won the Italian championship for the last five seasons. Pep Guardiola had emerged as Juventus' first choice target to assume the role in Turin, though the Spaniard has apparently turned down the offer in favour of remaining at the Etihad
Emerging reports from Italy suggest Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri could be set to take over as the new Juventus manager next season after Pep Guardiola snubbed the Italian champions.
Sarri was part of a three name list who were at the forefront as runners for the Juventus manager job. Sarri, Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho , though it is the Blues' current incumbent who appears to have emerged as the new favourite. Sarri's previous success with Napoli is a potential factor, given that he led Napoli as they pushed Juventus all the way for the title during his final season in charge at the Italian club.

Valencia Wins Copa Del Rey. Barcelona 1 – 2 Valencia
Barcelona fails to win Double
Barcelona with the chance of a treble ends up with only trophy. A few weeks ago they were very close to the Champions League finale after beating Liverpool at home 3-0. Had they reached the final they would be facing Spurs or a young Ajax team. Chances of winning were massive. Instead they crushed to a comprehensive 4-0 defect against Jurgen Klopp’s team and were beaten finalists on Cup Del Rey against a Valencia team who were unable to overcame an Arsenal team who seemed to forget how to play away from home. They were sub-par again, in the Seville heat. Surely Valencia must have studied Liverpool’s Anfield demolition of Ernesto Valverde’s side but no-one expected them to produce an equally efficient performance.
Valencia are Copa del Rey champions for the eighth time thanks to a thrilling 2-1 victory over Barcelona in the 2018-19 Copa Final on Saturday night at the Benito Villamarin Stadium in Sevilla.
Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo scored as a valiant Valencia beat La Liga champions Barcelona to win the Copa del Rey. Lionel Messi struck in the 73rd minute but it wasn't sufficient to prevent Valencia from prevailing Barcelona were the usual dominant selves in possession, but were undone by a determined Valencia side who thus win the Copa Del Rey for the eighth time in their history, with their last success coming in 2008

Copa del Rey - Saturday 25: Barcelona 20:00 Valencia
Messi: We have to win Copa Del Rey to easy Liverpool pain
Speaking at his first news conference in four years, the 31-year-old forward said he was still thinking about the semi-final loss on 7 May when the Reds overturned a 3-0 first-leg deficit. "We were hit hard by it," he said. "Winning the Copa del Rey will be the best way to end the season."
Lionel Messi said he needs to win the Copa del Rey with Barcelona so as to help deal with the agony of the Champions League rout by Liverpool which is among the " worst moments of his career".
The Argentine forward, who also referred to the club's capitulation to Roma in the Champions League quarter-finals last season, defended coach Ernesto Valverde, stating the players were to blame for the Anfield defeat and added that he wanted the Spaniard to remain at the Nou Camp.

Chelsea request £112m for Hazard
Los Blancos still can't seem to meet the Blues valuation of their star forward. Chelsea have requested £112m (€127m/$142m) for Eden Hazard, yet Real Madrid's current offer stands at about £86m (€97.5m/$109m), as per the Mirror.
The Belgian wants his transfer to the Spanish captial tied up within a week of the Europa League final, but there is still plenty of haggling to be done. Hazard managed 16 goals and 15 assists in his 37 Premier League appearances this season.

Source: Goal.com
Joao Felix in, Sane out: Manchester City's transfer plans this summer
Pep Guardiola has already warded off complacency at Manchester City once, and his task now – after following up a 100-point season by winning a domestic treble – is to motivate his players to get even better. To do that, he wants new blood in his team. "Every player has to feel, ‘I have to play good or I don’t play’ if you want to be consistent after what we have done these two seasons," Guardiola said last Friday.
The Premier League champions have identified two players they are ready to make offers for, and could go for another two depending on outgoings
City's rough outline this summer, sources have told Goal, is to bring in four players and ship out four players. A new defensive midfielder is the priority, but a new centre-back has also been targeted. If City sell Danilo and Leroy Sane (or Gabriel Jesus), they are also prepared to move for a right-back and a new forward.