Gareth Bale packs bags for California and LAFC

June 27 – With the summer transfer window in full swing, Gareth Bale, not so long ago the world’s most expensive footballer, has ended months of speculation by surprising almost every football pundit by choosing the MLS as his next destination.

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Courtois keeps Liverpool out as Vinicius goal lets Real Madrid in for record 14th UCL title

By Samindra Kunti in Paris

May 28 – Real Madrid won a record 14th European Cup with the narrowest of margins through a second-half Vinicius Junior strike against Liverpool in a Champions League final that failed to deliver on the promise of a great spectacle by the competition’s two finest teams. The final’s kickoff was delayed because of major crowd incidents and security breaches.

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