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
NYON, Switzerland - UEFA formally postponed the Champions League final on Monday - an inevitable move with European football in total shutdown and four Round of 16 games yet to be completed.The final was scheduled for May 30 in Istanbul before the spreading ...
Mar 24, 2020
DÜSSELDORF, Germany - The Premier League and the Champions League were both suspended Friday as the chaos stemming from the coronavirus outbreak continues to impact football.Matches in England will be stopped until at least April 3 after five Premier League clubs ...
Mar 13, 2020
LIVERPOOL, England - Anfield was rocking. Jurgen Klopp was beating his chest and punching the air. Another famous comeback was on for Liverpool in the Champions League.One error from their backup goalkeeper saw it all come crashing down for the titleholders on ...
Mar 12, 2020
LONDON - Manchester United threw open the race for the final Champions League qualification spots in the Premier League by beating fourth-place Chelsea, 2-0, thanks to headers by Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire on Monday.With 12 games remaining, seven points ...
Feb 18, 2020
LONDON - English Premier League champion Manchester City was banned by UEFA from the Champions League for two seasons on Friday for "serious breaches" of spending rules and failing to cooperate with investigators in a seismic ruling against one of world football' ...
Feb 15, 2020
LIVERPOOL, England - Takumi Minamino will become the first Japanese player for Liverpool.The Premier League leaders announced the signing of the 24-year-old Minamino on Thursday, saying he will officially join on Jan. 1"It has been a dream, my dream ...
Dec 19, 2019
AS the world's two most expensive soccer players, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé already stand apart.On the field, they have a harmony which could take Paris Saint-Germain far in the Champions League after three straight seasons of failing to ...
Dec 13, 2019
MILAN - For the first time in history only five countries will be represented in the last 16 of the Champions League.Atalanta and Atlético Madrid became the last two teams to qualify for the knockout stages on Wednesday, meaning all 16 ...
Dec 12, 2019
THE English are on the march again in the Champions League.Liverpool and Chelsea completed a sweep of Premier League clubs into the knockout stage of the Champions League on Tuesday, a season after England had two of its representatives in the ...
Dec 11, 2019
BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi celebrated his 700th appearance for Barcelona by putting on another dominant performance as the Spanish club won its Champions League group for a 13th consecutive season.Messi led Barcelona to a 3-1 victory against Borussia Dortmund on ...
Nov 28, 2019
LONDON - A bold substitution and a quick-thinking ball boy helped Jose Mourinho turn around his Champions League debut with Tottenham.It couldn't have started worse, conceding twice inside 19 minutes to Olympiakos.A decisive intervention was required by Mourinho ...
Nov 27, 2019
GENEVA - A teenager's three goals and one team's three goalkeepers perked up the Champions League on Wednesday as three European powers advanced to the round of 16.Real Madrid prodigy Rodrygo's hat trick in a 6- ...
Nov 7, 2019
BARCELONA, Spain - Barcelona was held to a 0-0 draw by Slavia Prague in the Champions League group phase on Tuesday, increasing the pressure on coach Ernesto Valverde after another lackluster performance by his star-studded team.The closest the five-time ...
Nov 6, 2019
ROME - Lionel Messi and titleholder Liverpool were in top form in the Champions League on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).Messi scored one goal and set up another as Barcelona beat Slavia Prague 2-1 to take control of Group F at the ...
Oct 24, 2019
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