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The latest news, insight, analysis and big name guests from the Premier League and the Football League, plus Scottish, International and European football. Join us!

The latest news, insight, analysis and big name guests from the Premier League and the Football League, plus Scottish, International and European football. Join us!


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The latest news, insight, analysis and big name guests from the Premier League and the Football League, plus Scottish, International and European football. Join us!




Real Madrid return to Champions League glory

Real Madrid claim a 14th Champions League title with a narrow one-nil victory over Liverpool in Paris, on an evening where thousands of Liverpool fans were unable to get inside the stadium. Steve Crossman, John Murray, Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton reflect on the victory for Real Madrid with Liverpool rueing to miss several chances to both take the lead and equalise. The commentary team also reflect on the chaotic scenes outside the Stade de France and chat to BBC Sport journalists who...


Pitch imperfect, Karim the dream and Kroos control

The Friday Football Social comes from the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, as Steve Crossman is joined by our football correspondent John Murray, Chris Sutton and French football journalist Julien Laurens ahead of the men’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid. The guys discuss Jurgen Klopp’s criticism of the pitch, whether or not using revenge as motivation is a good idea for Liverpool’s players and how Karim Benzema has taken his game to the highest level. We also hear...


Euro Leagues: Preparations in Paris

The Euro Leagues crew are in Paris to preview Saturday night’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid and they’re joined by a very special guest, World Cup and European Championship winner Frank Leboeuf. Plus, we hear from Rafa Benitez who reveals what it’s like to prepare for a game of this magnitude from a manager’s perspective. We discuss whether Liverpool will use revenge as motivation for the 2018 final, whether Liverpool’s full backs should be classed amongst iconic...


Liverpool & Real Madrid Combined XI

Emma Saunders is joined by former Real Madrid defender Jonathan Woodgate and ex-Liverpool full-back Jose Enrique to compile a combined XI between the two teams ahead of the Champions League final. Spanish football journalist Guillem Balagué then drops by with all the latest in the build up to the final in Paris and gives a glimpse of what’s to come in 5 Live Sport’s coverage in the coming days.


72+: The top fight for the top flight

Aaron Paul is joined by Luton striker Cameron Jerome and West Brom assistant coach Alex Bruce to look ahead to the Championship play-off final. Ex-Huddersfield defender Tommy Smith has his say as his old club faces Nottingham Forest at Wembley. The panel also react to Sunderland’s success in the League One play-off final – can Alex Neil take them to the Premier League and what’s next for Wycombe and Gareth Ainsworth? Port Vale defender Mal Benning joins the pod ahead of their League Two...


MNC: End of season special

Mark Chapman, Micah Richards, Chris Sutton & Rory Smith discuss & debate the ending of the 2021/22 Premier League season. They discuss the dramatic final day title race between Liverpool and Manchester City, the relegation battle and take a tentative look ahead to the summer transfer window. They also hear from former Tottenham and Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov as well as an interview from the new Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag. There is also a chance to hear a short...


Comeback kings City crowned Premier League champions

Comeback kings City crowned Premier League champions Relive the drama of the final day of the Premier League, with Mark Chapman bringing you reaction as Manchester City were crowned champions for the fourth time in five years. City came from 2-0 down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 and finish a point above Liverpool, who did all they could with a 3-1 win at home to Wolves. We’ll hear from both Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp. We’ll also have reaction to Tottenham’s 5-0 win at Norwich, which secured...


Rangers’ first cup since 2009 and the Premier League's final countdown

Steve Crossman is joined by the former Rangers and Villa defender Alan Hutton, former West Ham midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker and former Premier League and Scotland international Don Hutchison to look ahead to the final day of the Premier League season. Plus you’ll hear all the reaction and jubilation from Hampden Park as Rangers beat Hearts 2-0 in the Scottish Cup final to win their first cup since 2009.


Pitch invasions, title race & relegation

Darren Fletcher is joined by Dion Dublin and former Crystal Palace and Brighton striker Glenn Murray for the last Friday Football Social of the season. They discuss the recent pitch invasions and whether they put players and fans at risk? And what should be the consequences? Former Liverpool and Manchester City midfielder Steve McManaman previews the last day of the season and gives his verdict on who he thinks will come out on top on Sunday. And who will be relegated out of Burnley and...


72+: Play-offs, Pitch Invasions, Penalty-saves & Poppadoms

Aaron Paul is joined by Preston manager Ryan Lowe and ex-Barrow boss Phil Brown to talk all things EFL and beyond. Former Sunderland manager Peter Reid looks ahead to Saturday’s League One play-off final with Wycombe. The panel give their reaction to Blackpool’s Jake Daniels coming out and the Championship play-off semis, including Brice Samba’s penalty-saving heroics for Nottingham Forest. What should be done about pitch invasions after Sheffield United’s Billy Sharp was assaulted?...


Everton's drama confirms Premier League survival

Steve Crossman & the 5 Live Sport commentary team react to Everton's dramatic 3-2 win over Crystal Palace, Burnley's 1-1 draw with Aston Villa & Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Leicester. Everton's victory means they have secured their Premier League status for next season whilst ahead of the final day of this campaign, Burnley's draw at Aston Villa leaves them level on points with Leeds who occupy the remaining relegation spot on goal difference alone. TIME CODES: 01:45: Alistair Bruce-Ball and...


Euro Leagues: A surprise from Seville and the Scudetto showdown

Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and James Horncastle for the latest episode of the Euro Leagues. Guillem surprises the guys with a very special guest in Seville, as we react to Eintracht Frankfurt winning the Europa League final. We discuss the latest on the futures of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Robert Lewandowski. James gives us the lowdown on the Serie A title race, with AC Milan and Inter battling it out for the Scudetto on the final day of the season, and...


Penalty heartbreak for Rangers in Europa League final

Former Scotland internationals Pat Nevin and Don Hutchison join Kelly Cates and Ian Dennis to react to Rangers' penalty shootout loss to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League final. Bild journalist Christian Falk joins the pod to give us the German perspective whilst Marina Bannatyne from the Heart and Hand podcast attempts to sum up the emotions of Rangers supporters out in Seville. Plus, we look ahead to two crucial games in the Premier League relegation battle as Everton look to...


Title race goes to final day as Liverpool dig deep

Mark Chapman is joined by Adam Lallana, Karen Carney and John Murray to react to Liverpool’s win at Southampton. Liverpool are now within a point of Premier League leaders Manchester City, so the title will be decided on the final day of the season. On this pod, you’ll hear from Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp and Kostas Tsimikas, as well as Harriet Prior from The Anfield Wrap. And Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl gives his assessment of the game and their season. INTERVIEWS: 10:10 – Liverpool...


European away days: Europa League final preview

Senior football reporter Ian Dennis is joined by former Scotland international Pat Nevin and Scottish football reporter Roddy Forsyth, to preview the Europa League final between Rangers and Eintracht Frankfurt in Seville. We hear from Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst ahead of an exciting day for his side at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium.


Arsenal’s top four hopes dealt blow by Newcastle

Bonus episode. Conor McNamara and Stephen Warnock react to Newcastle’s win over Arsenal, and hear from Mikel Arteta and Eddie Howe. Arsenal's hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four were dealt a huge blow at St James’ Park. They needed a win to move above Tottenham into fourth and put them in the driving seat to secure a Champions League spot heading into the final day. But, the defeat, which also confirmed Chelsea's finish in the top four, means Arsenal must beat Everton in their...


MNC: Liverpool’s spot-kick science, a Noble feat & Drake’s valet

Mark Chapman is joined by Chris Sutton, Rory Smith and Micah Richards for the Monday Night Club. The panel discuss Liverpool’s FA Cup triumph, the psychology behind penalty shoot-outs and what’s next for Chelsea after another Wembley defeat. Micah reacts to Manchester City faltering in the title race and are Leeds Marsch-ing down together? The panel also reflect on a Noble achievement for Mr West Ham, and reporter Mike Minay has his say on Blackpool’s Jake Daniels coming out as the UK’s only...


West Ham hold City, Leeds level late and Chelsea complete the double

Ben Haines is joined by the former West Ham midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker and the former Southampton defender Franny Benali. They discuss Manchester City coming from 2-0 down at half time to draw 2-2 against West Ham as well as Tottenham beating Burnley 1-0 in a scrappy affair at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. Plus Natalie Bromley from the ‘No Nay Never’ podcast comes on after a rollercoaster day as a Burnley fan. BBC Sport’s Emma Sanders joins Ben to discuss Chelsea retaining the women’s FA...


FA Cup final: Chelsea's fate written by Liverpool's pens again

This episode is all about the FA Cup – and what a final it was! Liverpool beat Chelsea in another Wembley penalty shootout to keep their dreams alive in their hunt for the quadruple. Mark Chapman is joined by Dion Dublin, Karen Carney, Ian Dennis and John Murray, with their immediate reaction to another dramatic final. And the guys are certainly not short of guests as a very excited Jurgen Klopp comes on the pod as does penalty match winner, Kostas Tsimikas – and even Mo Salah makes a cameo...


The FA Cup final and Kyle Walker on Pep

Darren Fletcher is joined by Michael Brown, Kevin Campbell and Manchester City’s Kyle Walker for the latter part of the podcast. They look ahead to this weekend’s FA Cup final with 2012 finalist Stewart Downing. Plus, chat to Kyle Walker about THAT run and tackle against Vinicius in the Champions League as well as discuss the popularity of City and ask if Haaland is exactly what Pep Guardiola’s side needs for next season.