It's 2019. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the dominant forces in soccer, winning nearly every individual award and leading their clubs to title after title. Yet both are in the twilights of their careers, at 31 and 34 years old respectively, and previous heirs to the throne such as Neymar and Gareth Bale haven't come close to filling their boots.
Federico Chiesa celebrated his 100th appearance for Fiorentina by inspiring them to another rousing fightback as they came from two goals down to draw 3-3 at home to Atalanta in their dramatic Coppa Italia semifinal first leg clash on Wednesday.
Chiesa scored a stunning solo goal and set up the late equaliser for Luis Muriel after the visitors, who knocked out title holders Juventus in the previous round, had led 2-0 and 3-2.
It was less dramatic, however, than Fiorentina's Serie A match at home...
With the transfer window open, David Amoyal sorts through the speculation and rates how likely the rumoured moves are to take place.
Anthony Martial to Chelsea: 35 percent
The young French forward struggled this season under Jose Mourinho, and talk of him leaving the Red Devils is getting louder. Among the many clubs interested in him are Chelsea, in a deal that could involve Willian, who is reported to be unhappy with Antonio Conte's style of football. Despite the tense relationship between the...
Scouting Spotlight looks at the new Patrick Vieira, Enrico Chiesa's son and Augsburg's assist machine.
Tanguy Ndombele -- Lyon (on loan from Amiens)
After starring for Lyon during his loan spell from Amiens, Ndombele is expected to complete a permanent £8 million transfer in the summer. He could be on the move again almost immediately, however, with several of Europe's leading clubs watching him closely.
Drawing comparisons to Patrick Vieira for his commanding performances in...
Italy midfielder Federico Chiesa said he was "certain" he had been fouled for a penalty when he was challenged by England defender James Tarkowski in Tuesday's 1-1 friendly draw at Wembley.
The 87th-minute penalty was awarded after referee Deniz Aytekin consulted VAR, with Lorenzo Insigne converting.
The decision was the main subject of debate after the match, but Chiesa said he had felt sure Aytekin would point to the spot after reviewing the incident.
"When it happened, I was certain it was a...