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7 stats that show how good he is

[ad_1] Manchester United continued their excellent post-lockdown form with a 5-2 thumping of stricken Bournemouth on Saturday.2 RelatedUnited's invigorated front three of Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial grabbed the headlines by each contributing goals to the rout as they helped extend their team's unbeaten streak to 16 games across all competitions.Rashford and Martial both scored to take their individual tallies past 20 goals for the season -- the
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Lionel Messi joins Cristiano Ronaldo and legends including Pele, Puskas, Romario in 700-goal club

[ad_1] It's been quite a week for Lionel Messi. The Barcelona superstar celebrated his 33rd birthday on June 24, then joined one of elite football's most exclusive and illustrious clubs six days later when, against Atletico Madrid, the Argentina captain netted the 700th goal of his career.- Marcotti: Assessing Messi's career evolution- ESPN+: Stream FC Daily2 RelatedHaving sat on 699 senior career goals for club and country since converting a
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From Man United and Liverpool’s iconic reds to Arsenal’s ‘bruised banana’

[ad_1] Zinedine Zidane once told Vogue, during his dalliance with modelling: "It's not that I'm doing something different -- it's a continuation." And he was right: the elegant playmaker would not look out of place on the catwalk wearing the tricolore France jersey in which he won the World Cup, or the classic all-white Real Madrid kit he wore when lifting the Champions League trophy.The designers and models on the
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Nike releases ‘groovy’ new Premier League ball; Everton, Inter Miami set for ‘e-friendly’

[ad_1] The Premier League is back, and the title has already been clinched by Liverpool, but that hasn't stopped Nike from launching their brand-new official match ball for next season. Plus, Everton and Inter Miami are set to meet in a friendly with a difference.Jump to: Everton, Miami's e-friendlyNike's 'groovy' new ballThe Nike Flight ball will be used in the top flight for the 2020-21 campaign, with Nike promising that
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We’ve reached peak David Luiz, the word ‘occlusion’

[ad_1] Having been on lockdown with much of the rest of the world, the Premier League finally completed "Project Restart" on Wednesday with the division's first two fixtures in 100 days.With no fans in attendance, artificial stadium noise, players competing after just three weeks of preparation and social distancing still being observed, it wasn't exactly football as we remember it.2 RelatedIndeed the first match, Aston Villa's 0-0 draw with Sheffield
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Kevin Durant joins the likes of LeBron Elton John and Will Ferrell as a celebrity football owner

[ad_1] NBA superstar Kevin Durant announced on Monday that he has purchased an ownership stake in Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union. The Brooklyn Nets forward and former NBA MVP has bought an initial 5% stake in the club with an option to purchase an additional 5% in the future.1 RelatedThe move "just made sense" according to Durant, who twice previously made attempts to join the ownership group of D.C. United."I've
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La Liga marks return with stunning street art in cities around the world

[ad_1] Ahead of the long-awaited return of Spanish top-flight football on Thursday, La Liga is celebrating by commissioning a series of public art works around the world.2 RelatedAs part of the "United Streets of LaLiga" installation, a total of 12 international street artists have been commissioned to create bespoke murals to go on public display in various cities all across the globe.In London, UK-based street artist Gnasher has produced a
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Klopp’s men are favourite team in Premier League

[ad_1] With the Premier League season set to restart on June 17 it would seem that Liverpool are now mere weeks from wrapping up their adjourned league title.However, despite the long, long delay, Jurgen Klopp and his squad must be encouraged to hear that their popularity hasn't dwindled since the last time they kicked a ball in anger -- indeed, if anything it's actually increased.2 RelatedThat's according to YouGov Sport,
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Premier League clubs and players react to June 17 restart

[ad_1] It has been March 9 since we last saw any action in the Premier League, but it was handed a provisional restart date amid the coronavirus outbreak this week.2 RelatedPending government approval, the league will resume on June 17 (100 days later) with a double header of matches (Aston Villa vs. Sheffield United and Manchester City vs. Arsenal) that would take all teams in the division to 29 games
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Premier League stars return to group training, and Son Heung-Min looks delighted

[ad_1] Premier League players have returned to group training for the first time in approximately two months after clubs were allowed to reopen their premises this week.2 RelatedTraining was allowed to commence in small groups, with players forced to observe social distancing protocol throughout.Still, just being back on a football pitch obviously came as a blessed relief to most after being cooped up at home since early March.- Stream new