Match 64
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Match 63
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Real Madrid sign promising goalkeeper Andriy Lunin from Zorya Luhansk

The FC crew react to Real Madrid's appointment of Julen Lopetegui as manager, questioning the timing as he prepares to lead Spain at the World Cup.

Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Andriy Lunin, 19, from Zorya Luhansk for a reported initial fee of €8.5 million.

Lunin's father confirmed earlier this week that Madrid, along with other interested clubs including Napoli, had been in touch about taking the teenager, who already has two senior caps for Ukraine.

The permanent transfer to the La Liga giants was confirmed by a short club statement released Friday afternoon, which did not make public the fee being paid.


ESPN FC  By Dale Johnson

European league champions and European qualification 2017-18

Thousands of Barcelona fans lined the streets in Catalonia on Monday to celebrate the club's 25th La Liga title and 30th Copa del Rey victory.

A comprehensive list of all the possible European qualifiers and relegated teams across the major leagues.

Champions League: Manchester City (champions, Carabao Cup winners), Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool  
Europa League group stage: Chelsea (FA Cup winners), Arsenal
Europa League second qualifying round: Burnley
Relegated: Stoke, West Brom, Swansea
Promoted to top flight: Wolverhampton Wanderers, Cardiff, Fulham


Zenit St Petersburg punished by UEFA for another racism infraction

Zenit fans cheer in Europa League
Zenit fans

UEFA has ordered Zenit St Petersburg to play their next European game behind closed doors in another racism sanction for World Cup host nation Russia.

Zenit fans jeered injured Leipzig player Naby Keita, who is from Guinea and will join Liverpool next season, during a Europa League game in March at the same St Petersburg stadium that will host World Cup matches.

As well as ordering Zenit to play their Europa League qualifier in July without fans, UEFA fined the club €50,000 for its fans' racist...

Zenit St. Petersburg appoints Sergei Semak to replace Roberto Mancini as coach

Roberto Mancini explains how much of an honour it is to be appointed the next manager of Italy.

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Zenit St. Petersburg has named Sergei Semak as its new coach after Roberto Mancini left to take charge of Italy.

Semak played in midfield for Zenit before retiring in 2013 and taking assistant coaching roles with Zenit and then the Russian national team. This season he led FC Ufa to sixth place in the Russian Premier League, the club's best-ever finish, one place behind Zenit.

The St. Petersburg club spent big last season on signing five Argentinian players including Leandro...

 By PA Sport

Roberto Mancini to leave Zenit St Petersburg as coach after missing UCL

Roberto Mancini was unable to secure Champions League football.
Zenit St Petersburg failed to reach the Champions League.

Roberto Mancini has reached an agreement to terminate his contract as manager of Zenit St Petersburg, seemingly paving the way for him to become Italy coach.

Mancini has emerged as a leading candidate to become the next Azzurri boss and has held talks with the Italian Football Federation (FIGC). And his appointment appeared to move a step closer on Sunday after Zenit announced he was leaving the Russian side, less than 12 months into a three-year contract.

A club statement read: "Zenit and Roberto...