Barcelona cruises past Juventus to claim Champions League title

Jun 7, 2015

Barcelona cruises past Juventus to claim Champions League title

Barcelona’s mighty attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar won the Champions League on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Juventus that showed the beauty of fluent and attacking soccer after the days of scandal that have tarnished the sport. The Spanish ...

Allegri hopes Juventus' spirit lifts team in Champions League final

Jun 2, 2015

Allegri hopes Juventus' spirit lifts team in Champions League final

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri believes his team’s strength of character could be the deciding factor in Saturday’s Champions League final against Barcelona. Juventus will undoubtedly be the underdog in Berlin having last won Europe’s elite club competition in 1996, while Barcelona has lifted the ...

Juve punches ticket to final

May 14, 2015

Juve punches ticket to final

Juventus came back from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Real Madrid on Wednesday and line up a Champions League final against Barcelona with a 3-2 victory on aggregate. Former Madrid striker Alvaro Morata scored the priceless equalizer for Juventus against his old ...

Bayern routs Porto to reach Champions League semifinals

Apr 22, 2015

Bayern routs Porto to reach Champions League semifinals

Bayern Munich outclassed Porto 6-1 on Tuesday to reach its fourth consecutive Champions League semifinal and give coach Pep Guardiola an emphatic victory in his 100th match in charge of the German powerhouse. Robert Lewandowski scored two goals as the five-time champions roared back ...

Barcelona makes CL quarters again

Mar 19, 2015

Barcelona makes CL quarters again

Lionel Messi set up Ivan Rakitic to score the winner as Barcelona beat Manchester City 1-0 on Wednesday night to reach the Champions League quarterfinals for a record eighth consecutive season. Faced with the daunting task of overturning a 2-1 first-leg loss, Manuel Pellegrini’s ...

Monaco survives battering from Arsenal to reach quarters

Mar 18, 2015

Monaco survives battering from Arsenal to reach quarters

Monaco withstood Arsenal’s onslaught to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League despite a 2-0 home defeat on Tuesday, advancing on the away-goals rule after drawing 3-3 on aggregate. Following a 3-1 humiliating defeat at the Emirates three weeks ago in the first leg ...

Real makes quarters despite Schalke loss

Mar 11, 2015

Real makes quarters despite Schalke loss

Cristiano Ronaldo rescued Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday with two goals in a pulsating 4-3 defeat to Schalke that saw the holders squeeze through to the quarterfinals with a 5-4 victory on aggregate. Madrid’s first scare of the night came when ...

Suarez powers Barca past City; Juve edges Dortmund

Feb 25, 2015

Suarez powers Barca past City; Juve edges Dortmund

Luis Suarez scored a double on his return to England for the first time since a big-money move last summer as Barcelona secured a 2-1 win over Manchester City in their Champions League last 16 first-leg clash on Tuesday. The Uruguayan — who moved ...

Madrid beats back Schalke

Feb 19, 2015

Madrid beats back Schalke

Cristiano Ronaldo ended a brief goalscoring slump to help holder Real Madrid beat Schalke 2-0 in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday. Ronaldo headed home in the 26th minute of the first leg match, after going three matches without a goal ...