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Poch slams Spurs: ‘We didn’t respect the plan’

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino accused his players of not respecting the plan after they squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 away to Olympiakos in their Champions League opener on Wednesday. The visitors looked in control after 30 minutes...

Moreno: Juve giving up goals turning into an issue

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno says Juventus' defensive issues came to the forefront in a 2-2 draw against Atletico Madrid.

How concerned should Spurs be over UCL performance?

Steve Nicol says Tottenham's performance against Olympiacos proves they haven't put their early-season struggles behind them.

PSG make light of Neymar, Mbappe absences, while Real Madrid search for answers

PARIS -- The Spanish team had more Frenchmen (three) than the French team (one). The French team had more Spaniards (two) than the Spanish team (one). Real Madrid's dark-hued kit looked, at least from a distance, like Paris...

City defensive duo too old to always play – Pep

KHARKIV, Ukraine -- Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has suggested he will keep searching for a solution to his defensive crisis because Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi are too old to play every game. Fernandinho slotted in for the 3-0...

Zidane rips Real Madrid for lack of intensity

ESPN FC's Steve Nicol cannot find a positive thing to say about Real Madrid's performance in their 3-0 defeat at PSG. Frank Leboeuf joins the ESPN FC crew to break down how Paris Saint-Germain came together as a...

Fernandinho, Otamendi can’t always play – Pep

KHARKIV, Ukraine -- Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has suggested he will keep searching for a solution to his defensive crisis because Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi are too old to play every game. Fernandinho slotted in for the 3-0...

No Liverpool ‘panic’ after loss to Napoli – Van Dijk

Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol explains why Andrew Robertson was guilty of a foul for his challenge on Napoli's Jose Callejon. Virgil van Dijk insists there will be no hangover from Liverpool's Champions League defeat to Napoli as...

Fernandinho puts Man City’s defensive worries to rest in return to Shakhtar

Fernandinho stabilised Manchester City's injury-stricken defence in a 3-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk. KHARKIV, Ukraine -- And just like that, Manchester City are back on track. In theory their trickiest Champions League trip negotiated at a canter, beating Shakhtar...

Should Pulisic be concerned with situation at Chelsea?

Christian Pulisic is struggling to see the pitch at Chelsea. Should he be concerned with that he can't get off the bench at Stamford Bridge?