The coronavirus pandemic caused sports around the world to be put on hold, with Europe's top soccer leagues among them. Ligue 1 (France) and the Eredivisie (Netherlands) were among the competitions to abandon their seasons, but those to resume include the Premier League (England), La Liga (Spain), Serie A (Italy) and Bundesliga (Germany).
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Chelsea's good form came to an end with a shock defeat at West Ham and Arsenal continued to show signs of promise by thrashing Norwich. In Italy, ex-Man United teammates Alexis Sanchez and Ashley Young impressed for Inter. And are we witnessing the end of an era at Barcelona?
Olley: Chelsea's defending threatens hopes for 2020-21
Laurens: Arsenal a work in progress but Arteta has a plan
Highlights (U.S.): Sanchez boosts Inter | Milan draw | Rooney class
Hunter: Barca empire crumbles around Messi | Setien 'a passenger'
Guardiola: Man City's point to prove | Mourinho on transfer plans
FC Daily: Chelsea's loss leaves top four race open; Barca crisis?
UEFA to decide on fans at UCL games on July 9
Aleksander Ceferin reveals that a decision will be made regarding spectators in the stadiums on July 9th.
Lionel Messi reached a personal milestone, but Barcelona dropped more points and lost more ground in the Spanish title race. There were no such issues for Messi's great rival as Cristiano Ronaldo helped Juventus retain control of Serie A. In England, Man United took their unbeaten run to 15 games.
Messi reaches 700 but Barca slip up | The 700-goal club
Highlights (U.S.): Ronaldo, Dybala star | Match replay | Report
Fernandes, Greenwood star as Man United ease past Brighton
Karlsen: Haaland should wait | Olley: Playing in empty grounds
Liverpool guard of honour 'nonsense' | Title party 'regrettable'
FC Daily: Messi gets goal 700, but is Barca's title race over?
Ronaldo, Dybala resilient in win vs. Genoa
Stewart Robson dissects why Paulo Dybala may be playing some of his best football so far at Juventus.
With no big clubs in action, there was a lull after a busy resumption to action across Europe. Not that it was a day without news! All is not well at Barcelona, but the club did move in the transfer market, swapping midfielders with Juventus. Meanwhile, Inter look set to sign an in-demand Real Madrid full-back.
Marcotti: Liverpool shouldn't chase records; Inter still have hope
Ogden: Battle heats up for Premier League's European places
Lowe: Why Arthur is joining Juventus and Pjanic is Barca-bound
Sources: Barca players turning on Setien | No fans at UCL games
Sources: Hakimi to join Inter | Gomes set to quit Man United
FC Daily: Who won the Arthur-Pjanic swap? Setien out of favour?
Nicol: Arsenal FA Cup win would take the pressure off Arteta
Steve Nicol explains why Mikel Arteta and Arsenal would benefit the most from winning the FA Cup.
Arsenal, Chelsea and holders Man City all won away from home to join Man United as part of a powerful FA Cup final four, a moment of Karim Benzema genius saw Real Madrid edge three points closer to the Liga title and Inter kept alive any remote title hopes they have with a comeback win.
Ogden: Arsenal win does not paper over the cracks for Arteta
Highlights (U.S.): Arsenal | Chelsea | Man City | Match replays
Ratings: Benzema, Casemiro inspire Madrid | Pulisic good again
Reports: Man City ease through | Milan topple Roma
FC Daily: Elite FA Cup semifinal line-up; Madrid march on
Serie A looks like a 'bizarro world' with tons of goals
Gab Marcotti discusses Inter and Lazio's improbable comebacks to stay within reach of Juve in the title race.
Man United needed extra time to reach the FA Cup semifinals, Barcelona's title hopes were hit at Celta Vigo, the Bundesliga season ended with a big win for Bayern, a big defeat for Dortmund and relegation zone drama and Lazio came from behind to just about maintain their title challenge.
Olley: Carrow Road missing FA Cup magic | Man United ratings
Highlights (U.S.): Man United into semifinals | Match replay
Barcelona held, lose further ground | Two-goal Suarez earns 7/10
Reports: Bayern cruise | Dortmund woe | Bremen hope | Lazio win
Transfers: Haaland and Bellingham lead the Under-19 targets
FC Daily: Barcelona drop more points; Man United need ET
Man United 'deserved winners' vs. Norwich
Despite Norwich's fighting spirit, Frank Leboeuf believes Man United deserve to advance to the semis.
Liverpool's Premier League title celebrations continued as Man United's manager admitted their rivals' triumph hurt, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored as Juventus hit four second-half goals to beat Lecce and extend their Serie A lead. And there was plenty to discuss on FC Daily, ahead of a busy weekend.
Connelly: Are Liverpool the best Prem champions ever?
Highlights (U.S.): Juventus thrash Lecce | Match replay | Report
Hunter: Benzema enjoys his renaissance at real Madrid
Richardson: Immobile shows he belongs among Europe elite
Solskjaer: Liverpool title 'hurt' | Sources: Guendouzi won't be sold
FC Daily: Liverpool title celebrations; Juventus romp in Serie A
Timo Werner leaving RB Leipzig early sad, but understandable
The FC guys try to wrap their heads around why Timo Werner isn't seeing out the UCL season with RB Leipzig.
Christian Pulisic and Willian scored the goals that beat Man City and, in doing so, not only boosted Chelsea's top four hopes, but handed title glory to Liverpool. Arsenal gained a much-needed win and Borussia Dortmund signalled their intent to keep young U.S. star Gio Reyna around for a long a time.
Liverpool clinch Premier League title after Man City defeat
How social media reacted to Liverpool's glory | Players celebrate
Ratings: Pulisic impresses | Man City woe | Xhaka boosts Arsenal
Marcotti: Assessing the evolution of Ronaldo's career
Dortmund want to keep Reyna - Zorc | Meunier to join from PSG
FC Daily: Liverpool are champions; Chelsea overcome Man City
Liverpool a model for dominance & consistency
Craig Burley reacts to Liverpool winning the Premier League title after a 30-year wait.
Liverpool marched closer to Premier League title glory with a 4-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace, while Anthony Martial scored a hat trick for Manchester United as they easily saw off Sheffield United. In La Liga, the see-saw title battle continued as Real Madrid beat Mallorca to go above Barcelona at the top.
Ogden: Liverpool close, but little celebration | When can they clinch?
Highlights (U.S.): Lazio title hopes hit | Inter implode | Replays
Ratings: Hat trick hero Martial 9/10 | 8/10 Vinicius leads Madrid
Laurens: France torn over 'stupid' Ligue 1 cancellation
Romero is La Liga's youngest | Luiz, others extend Arsenal deals
FC Daily: More VAR controversy in Spain; Liverpool cruise
ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti breaks down the Serie A title race after Lazio fell 3-2 to Atalanta.
Marcotti: Serie A title race isn't over yet for Lazio
ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti breaks down the Serie A title race after Lazio fell 3-2 to Atalanta.
Lionel Messi did not score his 700th career goal, but did set up Ivan Rakitic to send Barcelona three points clear in La Liga (Real Madrid have a game in hand). Harry Kane's first goal since Dec. 28 sealed Tottenham's win over West Ham, while Man City's Sergio Aguero could miss the rest of the season.
Marcotti: Assessing the evolution of Messi's career
Ratings: Rakitic saves Barcelona | 8/10 Kane on target for Spurs
Reports: Atletico edge past Levante | Lozano seals Napoli win
Connelly: Can Lazio really beat Juventus to the Serie A title?
Aguero faces knee surgery | No charges over plane banner
FC Daily: Barcelona back atop La Liga; Pulisic's potential
Ogden: Too soon for Dean Henderson to be Man United's No. 1
Mark Ogden doesn't think Dean Henderson is ready to become Manchester United's first-choice goalkeeper.
Man City made sure that Liverpool will not be able to seal the league title at Anfield on Wednesday, but there was controversy off the Etihad Stadium pitch. Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo found the net as Juventus went four points clear in Italy, and Jose Mourinho had some things to say about strikers.
Marcotti: Forget La Liga conspiracy talk; Liverpool's slow restart
Highlights (U.S.): Ronaldo sets up Juve win | Match replay | Report
Ratings: Foden, Mahrez star as Man City thrash Burnley
Mourinho hits out over Kane | Burnley condemn plane banner
FC Daily: Man City prolong Liverpool wait; controversy in Spain
Could Dortmund's transfer fee demands derail Sancho's departure?
Julien Laurens says a move for Jadon Sancho might be hampered by economic constraints faced by clubs this summer.
Liverpool need just two wins to secure their first league title in 30 years, but claimed just one in a stalemate of a Merseyside derby at Everton. Elsewhere in the Premier League, Christian Pulisic helped Chelsea to a comeback win. In Spain, Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema scored as Real Madrid reclaimed top spot.
Ogden: Liverpool's wait for the title goes on a little longer
Ratings: Pulisic decisive for Chelsea | 8/10 Benzema inspires Madrid
Highlights (U.S.): Inter close on leaders | Match replay | Report
Sarri: Ronaldo 'not physically at his best' | Barca's De Jong injured
FC Daily: Liverpool drop derby points; Madrid win to top La Liga
Nicol: Jurgen Klopp will be happy with a point
Steve Nicol explains why both Liverpool and Everton will be happy with a draw in their first game back.
It has been a miserable return to Premier League action for Arsenal, who were beaten again and saw their injury curse strike once more. Borussia Dortmund secured second place in Germany thanks to dynamic displays from two young stars, while Spain's big two are arguing about referees.
Ratings: Arsenal defence implodes in shock defeat at Brighton
Reports: Vitolo rescues Atleti | Leicester lapse | Lewandowski brace
Petrosyan: How a youth team ended up playing a Russia league game
Haaland on teammate Reyna: "He's the American Dream"
Zidane refutes Pique claim that referees favour Real Madrid
FC Daily: Arsenal woes continues; Merseyside derby preview
Nicol: UCL will be a 'complete disaster' for Bayern
Steve Nicol says Bayern Munich's Champions League match will be tough after a full month break.
Manchester United saw promising signs from Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba as they came from behind to earn a point at Tottenham and the title race in Spain took a new twist as Barcelona were held to a draw at Sevilla, with Lionel Messi missing the chance to score his 700th career goal.
Olley: Fernandes picks up where he left off to save Man Utd at Spurs
Ratings: Messi misses chance for 700 as Barcelona slip up at Sevilla
Lowe: La Liga restarts with trouble for home teams and keepers
Insider Notebook: Bellingham latest, contract crunch, Arteta's hair
Sane to leave Manchester City after rejecting new contract
FC Daily: Spurs and Man United draw; Barcelona drop vital points
Nicol: Mourinho just cries for the sake of it these days
Steve Nicol says Man United's first penalty was "100 percent" correct, despite Jose Mourinho's criticisms.
With Karim Benzema in prime form, Real Madrid strolled to victory over Valencia to stay just two points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona. Meanwhile, Chelsea confirmed the signing of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig and the fallout continued from Arsenal's defeat at Manchester City.
Ratings: Benzema gets 9/10 for golazo, brace in Real win
Toe Poke: What we learned from Premier League's return
Karlsen: Why Werner will settle quickly at Chelsea
Marcotti: Bayern's eighth title incredible and problematic
Luiz future decided this week | Celta sign Sevilla's Nolito
FC Daily: Madrid close on Barca; Spurs-Man United preview
Marcotti: Juventus didn't get the best out of Ronaldo
Gab Marcotti disagrees with Maurizio Sarri's use of Cristiano Ronaldo in Juventus' defeat vs. Napoli.
The Premier League resumed with goal-line technology controversy and Man City easing past woeful Arsenal. In Italy, Napoli claimed the Coppa Italia by beating Juventus on penalties, with Cristiano Ronaldo not even getting to take one. Perhaps he will win the Champions League final at home in Portugal?
Ogden: Familiar Prem feel as Man City impress, Arsenal implode
Ratings: Arsenal's 1/10 Luiz woeful | 8/10 De Bruyne stars for City
Highlights (U.S.): Napoli earn Coppa glory | Match replay | Report
Reports: Dortmund woe | Atleti's Felix stars | Villa Hawk-Eye farce
Guardiola outspoken on racism | Premier League players kneel
Lisbon to host Champions League final, Europa League in Germany
FC Daily: Strong start for Man City; Napoli upset Juve in Coppa final
Coppa Italia defeat 'wasn't a good look' for Juve
Shaka Hislop says Juventus' loss to Napoli exposed a variety of problems in Maurizio Sarri's side.
Just 31 days -- and seven straight wins -- after resuming their season, Bayern Munich sealed yet another German league title. In Spain, Ansu Fati and Lionel Messi ensured Barcelona stayed in control of La Liga. And get set for Wednesday, with Premier League resumption and Coppa Italia final.
Ogden: Premier League players set for tiring year
Ratings: Messi makes sure Barcelona do enough vs. Leganes
Richardson: Can Napoli deny Ronaldo and Juventus?
Report: Bayern win eighth straight Bundesliga title
FC Daily: Bayern's glory; looking ahead to the Coppa Italia final
Marcotti: Bayern Munich win title again 'despite adversity'
Gab Marcotti and Steve Nicol have varying opinions on how difficult Bayern's Bundesliga dominance has been.
The Premier League returns this week with support for Black Lives Matter, while Marcus Rashford is going above and beyond to help underprivileged children. The Champions League and Europa Leagues will not restart until August, but when it does, we can look forward to World Cup-style tournaments!
Marcotti: Zidane unhappy, Premier League and Black Lives Matter
Report: Lisbon to host eight-team Champions League tournament
Arteta feels positive about Aubameyang's Arsenal future
Rashford fights on for kids' meals despite Prime Minister's snub
FC Daily: Bayern's UCL prospects; Griezmann's Barca impact
Ogden: Man United don't know which Pogba they will get!
Mark Ogden explains the crucial role Paul Pogba could play in Manchester United achieving a top four finish.
Eden Hazard returned to action as Real Madrid responded to Barcelona's emphatic victory with their own one-sided win against Eibar, but there was disappointment for cross-city rivals Atletico. And ahead of the Premier League's resumption, Christian Pulisic was in friendly action for Chelsea.
Ratings: Ramos, Hazard star as Madrid close on Barca
Report: Atletico Madrid held in Bilbao
Marcelo takes a knee, raises fist after scoring
Pulisic features in Chelsea friendly win
FC Daily: Assessing the title race in La Liga
Is Hazard ready to break out at Real Madrid?
Frank Leboeuf says Eden Hazard's performance vs. Eibar is a positive sign for Real Madrid in the title race.
La Liga champions Barcelona opened the scoring after two minutes and, with Lionel Messi in fine form, eased to victory at Mallorca. In Germany, champions-elect Bayern Munich moved within three points of the title, while Erling Haaland struck an injury-time winner for Borussia Dortmund.
Ratings: 9/10 Messi stars, Barcelona resume with easy victory
Highlights (U.S.): Napoli reach Coppa final | Match replay | Report
Reports: Bayern leave it late | Haaland saves Dortmund
PSG manager Tuchel confirms Silva and Cavani will leave
FC Daily: Barcelona's impressive return; Bayern edge closer
Marcotti: Napoli 'stuck to their game plan' to defeat Inter
Gab Marcotti lauds Christian Eriksen's performance for Inter, but says Napoli's defense was the difference.
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