Leicester beats Porto for second win

Sep 28, 2016

Leicester beats Porto for second win

Leicester City’s players upturned the established order in England last season. Now, they’re doing the same in Europe. The fairy tale goes on for the once-unheralded central English club after beating double European champion Porto 1-0 on Tuesday for a second straight win in ...

Late drama lifts Real Madrid

Sep 15, 2016

Late drama lifts Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata scored very late goals as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Sporting Lisbon 2-1 and avoid starting the defense of its Champions League title with a shock defeat on Wednesday. Ronaldo equalized from an 89th-minute free kick against ...

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 ...

Aug 4, 2016

Kubo pivotal in Young Boys' triumph

Young Boys justified their decision not to allow Yuya Kubo to go to the Rio Olympics as the striker scored twice on Wednesday to help the Swiss team advance to the final round of qualifying for the Champions League. Young Boys trailed Shakhtar Donetsk ...

Real Madrid tops Atletico in Champions League final

May 29, 2016

Real Madrid tops Atletico in Champions League final

Cristiano Ronaldo did it again for Real Madrid, stepping forward to score a penalty and inflict another devastating loss in a Champions League final on rival Atletico Madrid. For the second time in three finals, the biggest game in club soccer ended with Ronaldo ...

Kumagai penalty helps secure Champions League title for Lyon

May 27, 2016

Kumagai penalty helps secure Champions League title for Lyon

Nadeshiko Japan defender Saki Kumagai helped Olympique Lyonnais capture their third Champions League title on Thursday after she put in a player-of-the-match performance and converted the final spot kick to clinch a 4-3 shootout victory against Wolfsburg following a 1-1 draw. Kumagai, who scored ...

Zidane thanks lucky stars for spot in CL final

May 27, 2016

Zidane thanks lucky stars for spot in CL final

Zinedine Zidane couldn’t have asked for much more after only five months as Real Madrid’s head coach. The former France great has a chance to end the season celebrating the Champions League title, just like he did 14 years ago as a player for ...

May 20, 2016

Beckham backs Real manager Zidane, calls for patience at club

David Beckham believes Real Madrid should give his former teammate at the club, Zinedine Zidane, time to succeed even if the French great fails to inspire it to victory in the Champions League final later this month. Zidane fell just short of steering the ...

United falls to West Ham after bus attack

May 11, 2016

United falls to West Ham after bus attack

Manchester United’s hopes of Champions League soccer took a hit on Tuesday in a 3-2 defeat at West Ham that followed an attack on the visiting team’s bus as it arrived for the match. Objects were thrown as the bus reached the stadium for ...

Atletico ousts Bayern to reach Champions League final

May 4, 2016

Atletico ousts Bayern to reach Champions League final

A goal from Antoine Griezmann sent Atletico Madrid to the Champions League final for the second time in three seasons despite a 2-1 defeat at Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Atletico, which lost to city rival Real Madrid in the 2014 final, progressed on the ...