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Alisson's big save could define Liverpool's season

Liverpool needed to beat Napoli to move on in the Champions League, and Alisson's save ensured they did. Could it prompt a deep European run?

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Fans go crazy as Liverpool, Napoli meet at Anfield

ESPN FC was on the scene for a decisive day in the Champions League that was full of tension, nerves and, at full-time for the home side, joy and relief.


Nicol: Van Dijk tackle was 'borderline red'

Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol suggests Virgil van Dijk was lucky to escape with a yellow card for his challenge on Napoli's Dries Mertens.


Walton: Referees the front line against fan racism

Peter Walton calls on his experience to describe how referees can combat racial abuse from fans after an incident involving Raheem Sterling.


Argentina's Madrid takeover: River, Boca at the Bernabeu

Fans from all over the world converged on Madrid to watch the Copa Libertadores final. Here's the best of the best from a historic day of football.


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ESPN FC 100: Ranking the best players

Our experts have voted on the best 100 players and managers in men's soccer for 2018. Here's the list.

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FC 100: Are Man City the attacking midfield kings?

There's Manchester City players on the list of the top attacking midfielders, but it's Arsenal's Mesut Ozil that ignites the debate.


FC 100: Messi, Ronaldo, Griezmann fight for forward spot

It's the usual suspects leading the world's best forwards in 2018, but did Lionel Messi really have a better 2018 than Cristiano Ronaldo?


FC 100: Is Pogba a top-five central midfielder?

Luka Modric leads a Clasico-dominated list of the best central midfielders, as Paul Pogba's positioning causes a stir.


FC 100: De Gea or Ter Stegen the top keeper?

David de Gea is crowned king of goalkeepers in the 2018 FC100, but have some other No.1's been overlooked?


FC 100: Cavani, Suarez trail Kane for leading striker

Harry Kane claims top spot amongst the best strikers in 2018 with Sergio Aguero and Edinson Cavani hot on his heels.


FC 100: Top centre-back a closed shop

La Liga dominates amongst the top 10 central defenders in the world, but is Sergio Ramos the true pick of the bunch?


FC 100: Who reigns at left-back?

Real Madrid's Marcelo holds onto his place as the best left-back, but there's controversy amongst his challengers.


FC 100: Carvajal the right choice at right-back?

In a competitive list of the 10 best right-backs, Real Madrid's Dani Carvajal comes out on top.




Transfer Rater: Rashford or Morata to Milan? Ribery to MLS?


Transfer Talk: Chelsea to move for Barca's 'other' Suarez

With Cesc Fabregas seemingly headed to Milan, Chelsea could move for Barcelona's Denis Suarez. Transfer Talk has the latest.

Kane, Eriksen put in 9/10 showings

Tottenham played admirably at Barcelona, with Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen particularly convincing, but they could only manage a late draw.

Cillessen 9/10 as Barca draw vs. Spurs

Jasper Cillessen was absolutely superb between the posts and was unlucky to concede late as a rotated Barca side settled for a 1-1 draw.

Pochettino: Spurs achieved 'mission impossible' to reach UCL knockouts

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is delighted with his side after overcoming 'mission impossible' by qualifying for the Champions League last 16.


Burley: Spurs won the lottery in Barcelona

Given Inter's draw with PSV and Barcelona having nothing to play for, Craig Burley says everything lined up for Tottenham to reach the UCL last 16.


Liverpool's pressure too much for Napoli

Steve Nicol and Gab Marcotti praise Liverpool's defensive efforts that saw them limit Napoli to just three shots on goal.


Salah, Alisson the heroes as Liverpool advance over Napoli

Liverpool had 22 shots on goal, but in the end, all they needed was one Mo Salah goal -- and some stunning Alisson saves -- to advance in Europe.

Breaking down Liverpool's next UCL opponent

The FC team examine the list of teams that Liverpool could face in the UCL round of 16 and who they'd match up best against.


Van Dijk hails Alisson's Liverpool heroics

Virgil van Dijk praised his Liverpool teammate Alisson Becker after his late save denied Napoli a goal to ensure the Reds progressed into the knockout stage of the Champions League.


Klopp 'full of adrenaline' after Napoli win

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp was left buzzing with adrenaline after Mo Salah scored the only goal of the game to make sure Liverpool progressed to the Champions League knockout stages over Napoli.


Extra Time: Happy Birthday, Steve Nicol!

The FC guys discuss Steve Nicol's reaction to Alisson's late save for Liverpool against Napoli, compare Koulibaly and Van Djik and much more.


Nicol: Van Dijk tackle was 'borderline red'

Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol suggests Virgil van Dijk was lucky to escape with a yellow card for his challenge on Napoli's Dries Mertens.


Fans go crazy as Liverpool, Napoli meet at Anfield

ESPN FC was on scene for a decisive day in the Champions League, full of tension, nerves and, at full-time for the home side, joy and relief.


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Champions League: How teams can reach the last 16

Find out who is through and how every team can still qualify in the Champions League.


Top 10: Teams fighting back from the Champions League abyss

Can Spurs achieve the unlikely against Barca? It's possible. Here are 10 other teams that progressed despite starting the Champions League badly.

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Fantasy: Sign up, set line-ups for UCL

ESPN has a brand new fantasy game! Compete against your friends or people around the world in the Premier League, La Liga, Champions League and Liga MX.


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Tennis star Djokovic sings in support of Red Star

He got slammed for backing Croatia at the World Cup, but Novak Djokovic was in his native Serbia on Tuesday supporting Red Star against PSG.

Scary Henry: Monaco boss gives player cold stare

Monaco boss Henry aimed a very stern stare at Benoit Badiashile as he made a very deliberate point of ensuring the defender tucked his chair away.

Copa Libertadores trophy has winner's name misspelled

As if this season's Copa Libertadores hadn't caused CONMEBOL enough trouble, a crucial typo was spotted on the trophy after River Plate's triumph.

Pochettino jokes 'Redknapp's reality TV win a trophy for Spurs'

Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino congratulated the club's former manager Harry Redknapp after his victory on British TV show 'I'm a Celebrity' claiming it as the club's first trophy of the season.


7-year-old Malea Emma's jaw-dropping national anthem

Before MLS Cup kicked off in Atlanta, young Malea Emma stole the show with another phenomenal rendition of the national anthem.


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