MADRID - After a difficult group stage, Real Madrid found its familiar swagger to easily avoid an early elimination from the Champions League.Borussia Mönchengladbach, though, had to endure a few nervous minutes before being able to celebrate reaching the knockout stages ...
Dec 10, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Not once, but twice Cristiano Ronaldo leapt, twisted, and landed with both arms thrust downward as if he were driving a flag into conquered terrain at the Camp Nou.Ronaldo celebrated after scoring two penalties to lead Juventus to a ...
Dec 9, 2020
SEVILLE, Spain - Striker Olivier Giroud became the oldest player to score a hat trick in the Champions League era on Wednesday, finishing with four goals to help Chelsea comfortably beat Sevilla, 4-0, and secure first place in Group E.At age ...
Dec 3, 2020
TURIN, Italy - Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 750th career goal to help Juventus beat Dynamo Kyiv, 3-0, on Wednesday and leave his team with a chance of securing top spot in its Champions League group.Ronaldo scored Juve's second goal ...
Dec 3, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - With a goal from Lionel Messi and several key saves from Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Barcelona put aside its domestic struggles to maintain a perfect record in the Champions League.Gerard Pique also scored as Barcelona beat Dynamo Kyiv 2- ...
Nov 5, 2020
THERE was no Cristiano Ronaldo on the field and no fans in the stands to see Barcelona and Lionel Messi beat Juventus 2-0 away in the Champions League on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).Ronaldo's lingering COVID-19 case prevented ...
Oct 29, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Barcelona began erasing some of the bad memories from last season's embarrassing Champions League elimination with a comfortable opening group win against Hungarian club Ferencváros on Tuesday.Lionel Messi opened the scoring and two teenage teammates also ...
Oct 21, 2020
PARIS - It was a case of déjà vu as Marcus Rashford returned to haunt Paris Saint-Germain, scoring with another late winner as Manchester United won 2-1 in their opening Champions League group game on Tuesday.Two seasons ago United ...
Oct 21, 2020
EDINSON Cavani has posted only two updates to his 2.1 million followers on Twitter over the last 11 days, both of them showing him hard at work - first on a running machine and then on the practice field.The Uruguay striker ...
Oct 20, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Barcelona and Real Madrid lost for the first time this season on Saturday against modest Spanish league opposition, increasing the doubts over their stalled attacks ahead of Champions League openers and their own "clásico" clash.Barcelona had its first ...
Oct 18, 2020
GENEVA - As a second wave of coronavirus cases hits Europe, the Champions League is going to again send elite players criss-crossing the continent.But football biggest club competition has a back-up plan to ensure the group stage can be completed, ...
Oct 17, 2020
GENEVA - Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will face each other in the Champions League group stage for the first time - and fans could be allowed back in to watch.Messi's Barcelona was drawn from the pot of second-seeded teams ...
Oct 2, 2020
MADRID - Lionel Messi returned to training with Barcelona on Monday, almost two weeks after he told the club he wanted to leave.After reluctantly changing his mind, Messi was back with the team to prepare for the new season. The club said ...
Sep 8, 2020
LISBON, Portugal - Gabriel Jesus was crouching on the field and crying. Not even the Manchester City jersey covering his face could mask the agony.Raheem Sterling was lying across the turf, his hands crossed over his eyes.Then, the Lyon players broke ...
Aug 16, 2020
MANCHESTER, England - Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale asked not to be included in the squad for the Champions League trip to Manchester City, according to coach Zinedine Zidane.Bale has become a peripheral figure at the Spanish champions after falling out of ...
Aug 7, 2020
ROME - It's no exaggeration to say that Cristiano Ronaldo had more of an impact on Juventus' record-extending ninth straight Serie A title than anyone else.The five-time Ballon d'Or winner matched a record by scoring ...
Jul 27, 2020
LONDON - Olivier Giroud put Chelsea closer to Champions League qualification by sealing a 1-0 victory over relegated Norwich on Tuesday.Giroud headed in Christian Pulisic's cross from the left wing in first-half stoppage time."I was delighted with ...
Jul 15, 2020
LONDON - With Leicester and Chelsea both losing, the race for European spots is heating up in the Premier League.Leicester once looked certain of returning to the Champions League, but is now winless in four games after a 2-1 loss to ...
Jul 2, 2020
MADRID - Soccer matches and other sports events in Spain will take place in empty venues at least until the end of the summer, the mayor of Madrid said on Saturday.José Luis Martínez-Almeida told the Onda Cero radio station that ...
Apr 19, 2020
UEFA postponed more matches and deadlines on Wednesday without giving any firm indication on when European soccer might be able to resume as it continues to grapple with the challenge of completing competitions suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.The governing body ...
Apr 2, 2020
ROME - It was the biggest game in Atalanta's history and a third of Bergamo's population made the short trip to Milan's famed San Siro Stadium.Nearly 2,500 fans of visiting Spanish club Valencia also traveled ...
Mar 26, 2020
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