Monday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s Trending…
BARCELONA: Lionel Messi produced another outrageous performance as Barcelona beat Real Madrid to move top of La Liga, scoring his 500th goal for the club in stoppage time to seal a 3-2 win.
– Messi required medical attention in Sunday’s Clasico when a first-half clash with Marcelo left the Barcelona superstar bloodied.
REAL MADRID: Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos believes his red card was “excessive,” adding that he never has the intention to harm anyone on the field.
– Real coach Zinedine Zidane criticised his team’s tendency to miss chances and not kill off games, after they were beaten at Barca, which sees the Catalans take over top spot in La Liga, although Madrid do have an extra game left to play.
ARSENAL: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised his players for proving their doubters wrong by coming from a goal down to beat Manchester City in the FA Cup semifinal on Sunday.
MAN UNITED: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his side had been “in control for 90 minutes” after they won 2-0 at Burnley but could be without Paul Pogba for next week’s derby against Manchester City.
– United are due to pay Monaco £8.5 million under the terms of Anthony Martial’s contract after he scored at Burnley on Sunday.
LIVERPOOL: Jurgen Klopp lamented Liverpool’s defending after their top-four hopes were hit by Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Anfield.
– Michael Keane is on United’s radar ahead of Jose Mourinho’s summer rebuild but they face the prospect of losing out to Liverpool, sources have told ESPN FC.
CHELSEA: Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has been named the PFA Player of the Year at a ceremony in London on Sunday evening.
LIGUE 1: Radamel Falcao and Kylian Mbappe fired Monaco back to the top of Ligue 1 with a 2-1 victory at Lyon on Sunday.
ENGLAND: David Beckham has received the Professional Footballers’ Association Merit award for his achievements for club and country.
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