Juventus beats Monaco to reach Champions League final

May 10, 2017

Juventus beats Monaco to reach Champions League final

Dani Alves inspired Juventus to a 2-1 win over Monaco on Tuesday to send the Italian club to its second Champions League final in three years. Alves set up Mario Mandzukic’s opener in the 33rd minute and got on the scoresheet himself on the ...

15-year-old Kubo receives spot on Japan's Under-20 World Cup squad

May 2, 2017

15-year-old Kubo receives spot on Japan's Under-20 World Cup squad

Fifteen-year-old former Barcelona prodigy Takefusa Kubo was among 21 named to the Japan squad Tuesday for the upcoming Under-20 World Cup in South Korea. Kubo, dubbed the “Japanese Messi,” signed with FC Tokyo’s youth team in May 2015 after four years with Barcelona, returning ...

Monaco, Juventus advance to semifinals

Apr 20, 2017

Monaco, Juventus advance to semifinals

Rising teenage star Kylian Mbappe and resurgent forward Radamel Falcao scored early goals as free-scoring Monaco beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to reach the Champions League semifinals on Wednesday. Dortmund trailed 3-2 from the first leg of the quarterfinal in Germany and conceded twice inside ...

Barca's players hoping for miracle

Mar 6, 2017

Barca's players hoping for miracle

Barcelona striker Neymar vowed his side will throw everything at Paris Saint-Germain in its bid to overturn a four-goal deficit in the Champions League last 16 this week. PSG fired a significant warning of intent throughout Europe with a 4-0 rout of Barca in ...

Feb 21, 2017

Spanish court nixes Neymar, Barcelona appeals

A Spanish court on Monday dismissed appeals from Neymar and Barcelona over alleged fraud and corruption in the Brazilian star’s transfer from Santos in 2013. The decision brings the possibility of the player and club facing trial a step closer. Neymar’s arrival from Brazil’s ...

Messi, Suarez send Barca to Copa final

Feb 8, 2017

Messi, Suarez send Barca to Copa final

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez teamed up again to send Barcelona to a fourth consecutive Copa del Rey final after a combative 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday that saw three players sent off. Suarez fired in a rebound from Messi’s shot to ...

Barcelona, City secure spots in Champions League last 16

Nov 24, 2016

Barcelona, City secure spots in Champions League last 16

Lionel Messi fired Barcelona into the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday after a 2-0 win at Celtic, and the Spaniards were joined in the knockout rounds by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. The Argentine star returned from illness to score both goals ...

Oct 12, 2016

Messi returns to training with Barcelona

Lionel Messi returned to training with Barcelona on Wednesday after three weeks out with a groin injury. France international Samuel Umtiti also returned to training according to a statement on the Catalan giants’ website. “Both Leo Messi and Samuel Umtiti, despite neither yet being ...

Barcelona thrashes Celtic in Champions League opener

Sep 14, 2016

Barcelona thrashes Celtic in Champions League opener

Barcelona’s lethal MSN — Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar — dissected Celtic 7-0 while a deluge washed out Pep Guardiola’s eagerly awaited first Champions League game in charge of Manchester City on Tuesday. There was no rain but there was a flood of ...

Messi to miss Venezuela game with groin injury

Sep 3, 2016

Messi to miss Venezuela game with groin injury

Lionel Messi’s triumphant Argentina comeback has been tempered by a groin injury that has forced his withdrawal from Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier in Venezuela. Messi, who had gone back on his decision to quit the team following its Copa America final defeat in June, ...