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 ...

Ronaldo hat trick puts Madrid into Champions League semis

Apr 19, 2017

Ronaldo hat trick puts Madrid into Champions League semis

With a hat trick that made him the first player to score 100 Champions League goals, Cristiano Ronaldo led Real Madrid to a 4-2 win over 10-man Bayern Munich after extra time on Tuesday and put the defending champions back in the semifinals. Ronaldo ...

Kagawa shines as Dortmund falls in rescheduled game

Apr 13, 2017

Kagawa shines as Dortmund falls in rescheduled game

Midfielder Shinji Kagawa scored one goal and created another but Borussia Dortmund lost the first leg of their rescheduled Champions League quarterfinal against Monaco 3-2 on Wednesday, a day after three explosions targeted the German Bundesliga team’s bus. Kagawa showed great awareness to set ...

Bus carrying Kagawa, Dortmund teammates rocked by explosions

Apr 12, 2017

Bus carrying Kagawa, Dortmund teammates rocked by explosions

Three explosions went off near a bus carrying Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa’s Borussia Dortmund team Tuesday ahead of a Champions League match at the German side’s home stadium. Investigators said they found a letter appearing to claim responsibility for the blasts near the bus ...

Dybala leads charge as Juventus stuns Barcelona

Apr 12, 2017

Dybala leads charge as Juventus stuns Barcelona

Paulo Dybala outshone his more famous compatriot Lionel Messi by scoring two goals to help Juventus beat Barcelona 3-0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday. Dybala, who was given a standing ovation when he was substituted nine minutes from ...

Arsenal rallies for draw against Manchester City

Apr 3, 2017

Arsenal rallies for draw against Manchester City

Arsenal twice fought back to hold Manchester City 2-2 in the Premier League on Sunday after the attacking resilience of Arsene Wenger’s side was undermined by defensive deficiencies. Although goals from Theo Walcott and Shkodran Mustafi prevented Arsenal from sinking to a fifth loss ...

Okazaki's Leicester ousts Sevilla in Champions League

Mar 15, 2017

Okazaki's Leicester ousts Sevilla in Champions League

Shinji Okazaki’s Leicester City continued its dream debut in the Champions League by beating Sevilla 2-0 to reach the quarterfinals on Tuesday night, advancing 3-2 on aggregate. The Foxes faced the difficult task of overturning a 2-1 first-leg defeat away in Spain that spelled ...

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 ...

Sevilla wins first leg; Vardy ends drought

Feb 23, 2017

Sevilla wins first leg; Vardy ends drought

Sevilla was unable to capitalize on its dominant performance in a 2-1 Champions League win over Leicester on Wednesday as Jamie Vardy scored a crucial goal — his first of the year — to keep the English champions alive in the round of 16. ...

Arsenal to face Bayern again in Champions League

Dec 12, 2016

Arsenal to face Bayern again in Champions League

Arsenal will have another chance to beat Bayern Munich in a Champions League knockout tie after the sides were paired yet again in the round of 16 following Monday’s draw. The teams met at the same stage in 2005, 2013 and 2014 with the ...

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 ...