Barca lands in favorable CL group

Aug 28, 2015

Barca lands in favorable CL group

Barcelona got a favorable start to its title defense, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s wish to go home was granted and Benfica was given the longest trip in Champions League history on Thursday. The group-stage draw also means Bayern Munich play Arsenal for the third time in ...

Valencia advances; Celtic slips up

Aug 26, 2015

Valencia advances; Celtic slips up

Valencia gave Spain a record five teams in the Champions League group phase after eliminating Monaco on Tuesday, while Swedish side Malmo rallied to oust Celtic in their playoff. Valencia advanced with a 4-3 aggregate score despite losing 2-1 at Monaco. The former two-time ...

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 ...