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MSK Zilina
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Odds BK
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FK Qabala
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Arsenal and Liverpool battle at the Emirates

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Enrique Meza talks to ESPN FC

 By Tim Vickery

Brasilia FC bring Copa Sudamericana progress to Brazil's capital

Serie D side Brasilia are earning respect for Brazil's capital football clubs after shockingly making it into the round of 16 in the Copa Sudamericana.

A team from Brazil's capital is embarking on an international adventure. On Tuesday night Brasilia qualified for the last 16 of the Copa Sudamericana, South America's equivalent of the Europa League. After a 0-0 draw in the first leg, they won 2-0 away to fellow Brazilians Goias.

This is a remarkable result. Goias are not one of the giants of Brazilian football, but they are a first division club and they made it all the way to the final of the Sudamericana five years ago, where they were only beaten...

 By Shaka Hislop

Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City lead the Power Rankings

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno gives his take on the slow starts for both Barcelona and Real Madrid and believes there should be more concern at the Bernabeu than at Camp Nou.

They're back! Shaka Hislop returns with his first Power Rankings of the 2015-16 season.

1. Barcelona 

They had mixed fortunes in the Super Cups -- winning the UEFA version but losing the Spanish -- but Barca got their Liga season off to a winning start and remain the team to beat both in Spain and in Europe. Their squad will be tested over the first half of the season especially, though.

2. Bayern Munich

After cruising to a 5-0 win on the opening day of the Bundesliga season, Bayern managed...

 By Nick Miller

Premier League transfer window needs and squad assessments

Despite insisting that goalkeeper David de Gea will remain at the club, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has once again left him out of the squad for a Champions League appearance.

With a week remaining in the transfer window, the clubs of the Premier League still have plenty of work to do. Here's what each club still needs to address...


What they've got: Petr Cech and a fistful of dreams that a decent goalkeeper, and a decent goalkeeper alone, will be enough to win the title.

What they need: A little more attention to the spine might be handy and of course, there's the need for a better centre-forward than Olivier Giroud. We have seen the absurd Karim Benzema...

Swansea might be English football's smartest team in the transfer market

Garry Monk has overseen plenty of clever transfer business since taking over as Swansea manager.

They could be billed as "best buyers" against "biggest spenders." When Swansea City and Manchester United meet on Sunday, it is with contrasting approaches in the transfer market and different strike rates. United have been outspent by their neighbours Manchester City this summer but have paid out some £230 million in transfer and loan fees, which is more than anyone else in the Premier League, over the last 15 months.

While that is a fact, any such title like the savviest operators in...

Wolfsburg, Man City, Kevin De Bruyne: how 2015's biggest deal is playing out

The ESPN FC crew discuss Kevin De Bruyne's imminent transfer to Manchester City and debate whether or not the addition of De Bruyne will improve City's title hopes.

The most drawn-out saga of the summer might soon be over. Local paper Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung reported Wednesday night that Kevin De Bruyne will be sold to Manchester City for €74 million, plus add-ons worth another €6 million. Those figures would make it a record for a Bundesliga player and one of the most expensive in the Premier League as well.

Assuming the deal goes through (De Bruyne's agent has said it is not final yet), it will be interesting to see how the departure...

Are today's central defenders worse than their predecessors?

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop shares his thoughts on Gab Marcotti's article examining whether or not central defenders are worse today than in the past.

Well, Team X really need to upgrade their back four, but who are you going to get that's better than the guys they already have? There are very few great central defenders out there.

You've probably heard the above, usually linked to some kind of transfer talk. I've heard it too, and maybe it's true, but it strikes me that there's one fundamental problem with that logic:

If this generation of center-backs is so bad, why aren't teams scoring more goals?

The numbers on this are pretty clear: In the...