Atletico grabs advantage over Bayern in Champions League semi

Apr 28, 2016

Atletico grabs advantage over Bayern in Champions League semi

An early goal by youngster Saul Niguez gave Atletico Madrid a gritty 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Wednesday. The 21-year-old Niguez cleared three defenders before entering the area and hitting a low, well-placed shot ...

Mar 19, 2016

Barca, Atletico set for CL showdown

Defending champion Barcelona will play Atletico Madrid in an all-Spanish quarterfinal in the Champions League. Barcelona aims to be the first team to retain the title since the format was created 24 years ago, and Atletico would be the third straight different winner from ...

Guardiola set for Man City

Feb 2, 2016

Guardiola set for Man City

Pep Guardiola and Manchester City have long been considered a likely match: Soccer’s most admired coach and a club with massive spending power seeking to become the dominant force in Europe. It’s been four years in the making, but finally they’ll be united. City ...

Dec 15, 2015

Champions League draw announced

The Champions League draw produced some familiar pairings Monday with defending champion Barcelona facing Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain again taking on Chelsea. French champion PSG and Chelsea will be meeting for the third consecutive season in the knockout phase. Also, five-time champion Bayern Munich ...

Oct 31, 2015

Hasebe helps halt Bayern's 10-game perfect run

Japan captain and midfielder Makoto Hasebe helped Eintracht Frankfurt end Bayern Munich’s season-opening winning streak at 10 games after his team held the defending champions to a scoreless draw on Friday in the Bundesliga. “It’s positive we’ve managed to keep a clean sheet. Everyone ...

Lewandowski scores five in nine minutes

Sep 23, 2015

Lewandowski scores five in nine minutes

Substitute Robert Lewandowski made Bundesliga history on Tuesday after scoring five goals in the space of nine minutes as Bayern Munich came from behind to rout Wolfsburg 5-1 and move top of the standings. “I’m very satisfied. It was a crazy few minutes,” said ...

German clubs reach out to refugees

Sep 4, 2015

German clubs reach out to refugees

A training camp for migrant children. A $1.1 million donation. German lessons. Those are a few of the things German soccer club Bayern Munich is doing to help some of the thousands of migrants who are arriving in the country after fleeing war and ...

Schweinsteiger excited to reunite with van Gaal at Man United

Jul 16, 2015

Schweinsteiger excited to reunite with van Gaal at Man United

While Bastian Schweinsteiger may be new to English soccer, he’s quite aware of what he’s getting into with Louis van Gaal as his manager at Manchester United. This isn’t the first time their paths have crossed. Schweinsteiger played nearly two seasons at Bayern Munich ...

Schweinsteiger confirms Man United move

Jul 13, 2015

Schweinsteiger confirms Man United move

Bastian Schweinsteiger confirmed Sunday his intention to leave Bayern Munich for Manchester United, subject to a medical, as the German champions lost twice in their first preseason tournament without him. Bayern announced on Saturday that it had agreed to a transfer fee with United ...

Jul 11, 2015

Schweinsteiger reaches agreement to join Manchester United

Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has agreed to join English Premier League side Manchester United from Bayern Munich, the Bundesliga champions’ chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Saturday. “Bastian wants to do something new at the end of his career,” Rummenigge told a news conference. ...

Barcelona reaches CL final despite loss to Bayern

May 13, 2015

Barcelona reaches CL final despite loss to Bayern

Neymar scored two goals and Barcelona did enough to advance to the Champions League final despite losing the second leg of its semifinal 3-2 to Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Neymar’s first-half goals made sure Barcelona went through 5-3 on aggregate following its 3-0 victory ...

Brilliant Messi scores pair in victory

May 7, 2015

Brilliant Messi scores pair in victory

Lionel Messi scored two outstanding goals and set up Neymar to add another in injury time as Barcelona handed Bayern Munich and former coach Pep Guardiola a 3-0 defeat in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Wednesday. Not even the coach ...