The two greatest players of all time didn't meet in Barcelona's win over Juventus Wednesday as Ronaldo battles COVID-19. How many more encounters will they have?
While Barcelona defined soccer for a generation, the club itself has been defined by conflict and combustion for much of its history. In that light, the resignation of Josep Bartomeu and the board fits right in.
Messi and Barcelona lost El Clasico 3-1 on Saturday, and his fight to keep Barca challenging for La Liga is like a man fighting the onset of high tide with a single mop.
Liverpool's challenge for the Champions League trophy will be white-knuckle until it finds a way to stabilize the back line.
Respondents to a new Marist Poll, one of the most renowned polling outlets there is, hint that the most popular reasons given to explain the drop are unfounded.
This is a stark reminder that the sport is still very much in the thrall of a pandemic that doesn't care who it infects or what competitions it throws into disarray.
The reported "Project Big Picture" will alter every facet of English professional soccer as we know it. And while the lower leagues stand to benefit some, it says everything about who holds the cards in the sport.