Previous
Red Star Belgrade
Arsenal
0
0
ESPN3 LIVE 17'
Game Details
AC Milan
AEK Athens
7:05 PM UTC
Game Details
BATE Borisov
FC Cologne
0
0
LIVE 17'
Game Details
Marseille
Guimaraes
0
0
ESPN3 LIVE 16'
Game Details
FC Zorya Luhansk
Hertha Berlin
0
0
LIVE 16'
Game Details
Östersunds FK
Athletic Bilbao
0
1
LIVE 17'
Game Details
Vardar
Real Sociedad
0
1
LIVE 18'
Game Details
Villarreal
Slavia Prague
7:05 PM UTC
Game Details
TSG Hoffenheim
Istanbul Basaksehir
7:05 PM UTC
Game Details
Brazil
Mexico
3
0
FT
Game Details
United States
South Korea
12:00 AM UTC Oct 20, 2017
Game Details
Next

Trending: United win through bizarre error

Latest
Read

Ox's Liverpool carpool karaoke

Toe Poke
Read

Ex-CEO: City made accidental Messi bid

Manchester City accidentally made a bid for Barcelona's Lionel Messi -- for a measly $47 million -- in 2008, former chief executive Garry Cook revealed in a new book.

Cook, who left City last September, talked about the mix-up in "The Manchester City Years" by Gary James.

The offer for Messi was made following a breakdown in telephone communication between club officials as Sheikh Mansour completed his takeover of City in August 2008.

"(An executive) made a comment like: 'It's all getting messy,'" Cook explained. "Via the telephones and other communication lines, this somehow translated into: 'Get Messi.'

"An offer was made for Lionel Messi of about 30 million pounds. Needless to say, it was rejected."

Messi went on to be named FIFA's top player three straight years from 2009-2011.

City instead signed Brazilian playmaker Robinho from Real Madrid for 32 million pounds ($50.2 million).

ESPNFC's Mike Whalley contributed to this report.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.