Lionel Messi is staying at Barcelona. Ten days after he served official notice of his determination to walk out of the Camp Nou, he finally announced that he would not be going after all – not because he had changed his mind, but because he had been left with no choice.
Lionel Messi has told Barcelona that he wants to leave the club immediately – and on a free transfer. The Argentinian, who according to RAC1 radio had told new manager Ronald Koeman that he felt “more out than in”, has sent a fax to Barcelona informing them of his desire to go.
Lyon hat die dicke Überraschung geschafft und ist durch ein 3:1 gegen Manchester City ins Habfinale der Champions League eingezogen. Die Franzosen spielten eine gute erste Hälfte, drohten nach der Pause aber den Vorsprung zu verspielen. Doch dann kam Joker Dembelé.
Nach der Gala gegen den FC Barcelona haben die internationalen Medien Bayern München gefeiert und die Katalanen zerlegt.
Der FC Bayern München hat das Halbfinale der Fußball-Champions League erreicht. Der deutsche Rekordmeister gewann am Freitagabend im Viertelfinale des Final-Turniers in Lissabon gegen den FC Barcelona nach einer beeindruckenden Vorstellung spektakulär mit 8:2 (4:1).
Ein abgefälschter Schuss von Adams hat Leipzig gegen Atletico Madrid das Halbfinale der Champions League beschert. Nach einer ausgeglichenen ersten Halbzeit mussten die Sachsen Mitte der zweiten Hälfte zwar den Ausgleich hinnehmen. Adams' 2:1 besiegelte Madrids Schicksal.
Am Ende seines Lebens besaß der demenzkranke Rudi Assauer, früher Manager des FC Schalke 04, kaum mehr als einen alten Opel. Viel spricht dafür, dass er ausgeplündert wurde.
Die monatelangen Spekulationen über die Zukunft von Jadon Sancho haben vorerst ein Ende. Gleich zum Auftakt des Trainingslagers in der Schweiz schaffte Borussia Dortmund mit einem unerwartet deutlichen Statement Klarheit.
NBA flexes muscle amid partisan attacks
When the Milwaukee Bucks refused to play their playoff game against the Orlando Magic in outrage over the police shooting of Jacob Blake on Wednesday, the NBA — already maligned by some as being too political — took a giant step to the forefront on one of America’s most pressing social issues. Fellow players and athletes from other American sports quickly hailed the historic action, forcing the NBA and other leagues to postpone games over multiple days.
New Barcelona manager
Ronald Koeman is set to be appointed the new Barcelona manager this week to take over from Quique Setién. The former Barcelona player, and assistant manager, will leave his role as Netherlands coach to take over at the Camp Nou in time for the new season. Setién’s days looked numbered even before the humiliating 8-2 defeat against Bayern Munich on Friday and he will leave after seven uncomfortable months. Barcelona finished five points behind Real Madrid in the league and lost to Athletic Bilbao at the quarter-final stage in the Spanish Cup.
LA Kings suspend mascot amid sexual harassment allegations
The Los Angeles Kings have suspended the man who portrays the Kings' "Bailey" lion mascot following a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former member of the hockey team's ice crew. Tim Smith, the now-suspended mascot, has also served as a senior manager of game presentation and events for the Kings. A woman who was hired onto the team's ice crew in 2018 filed the suit against Smith, the team, and the Kings owner AEG. The lawsuit is seeking over $1 million in damages, the report added. The woman alleges that Smith made lewd jokes and inappropriate sexual comments before firing her when she confronted and condemned his actions.
Real Madrid youngster Reinier Jesus to joint BVB
Borussia Dortmund are set to sign Real Madrid youngster Reinier Jesus on a one-year loan with an option for another season. The 18-year-old joined Real Madrid in a €30 million transfer from Flamengo in January but has yet to make his senior debut for the La Liga champions. He is now unlikely to make his debut for Los Blancos during the 2021-20 season. Sources confirmed that Dortmund are close to sealing the loan deal for Reinier and he could join his new teammates once they return from their training camp in Switzerland early next week. The agreement will not include a buy option for the Brazil under-23 international.