"Benfica ganhou 0-0" (Benfica won 0-0) was the headline in Monday's edition of Portuguese newspaper A Bola, and it really felt like that. In terms of spectacle, the latest edition of O Classico with the capital club's eternal rivals FC Porto was one of the less electrifying of recent times. A relatively uneventful match -- coaches Jorge Jesus and Julen Lopetegui squaring up to each other on the final whistle was probably the biggest battle of the afternoon -- suited the reigning champions right...
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The Premier League will welcome Watford back for the 2015-16 season after Slavisa Jokanovic's men sealed promotion from the League Championship at the weekend. Here are five things to know about the north-west London club.
How have they done it?
By timing their run to perfection. Watford's mid-season form was nothing to write home about: they lost four consecutive games in November and were fifth at the turn of the year. But something clicked after a 2-0 defeat to promotion rivals Bournemouth on...
Football always inspires debate, and this weekend was no exception. Here are five burning questions on the ESPN FC radar.
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Who will win this year's Champions League trophy?
Well, the weekend's worst-kept secret is out: Chelsea's Eden Hazard is the winner of the 2014-15 PFA Player of the Year award, fending off...
After each round of Premier League fixtures, ESPN FC brings you its Team of the Weekend. Our panel of experts carefully select 11 star performers, along with a manager.
Do you agree or disagree? You can have your say on those picked or overlooked in the comments section at the foot of the article or on Twitter using the hashtag #TOTW. Plus, tune in to Monday's "ESPN FC" (5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2) for further reaction.
Goalkeeper: Steve Nicol will be pleased. Last week his selection of Kasper Schmeichel...
It was a goal that Michael Laudrup would have been proud to score. A couple of stepovers and then a delightful curling shot into the top corner.
The great Dane was on the sidelines, fists pumping, as Youssef Msakni got his second and Lekhwiya's third on April 12 in Doha to seal a 3-1 win over Al Ahli and, more importantly, the Qatar Stars League with a game to spare. Just nine months in the managerial job he has delivered the title. He may not hang around to defend it.
It's almost as hard to pin...
Jose Mourinho was laughing about it on reflection, even if it was rather different to his reaction at the time. The Chelsea manager had been asked about the relatively meek title pushes from all his main rivals -- and whether anyone has pushed him as hard this season as Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger infamously did on the touchline at Stamford Bridge back in October.
"Top question," Mourinho smiled, offering a thumbs-up. "Deserves a proper answer ... but because I'm always honest, I cannot answer."