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. ...

City rallies past Monaco in wild first leg

Feb 22, 2017

City rallies past Monaco in wild first leg

Manchester City overcame an onslaught from Monaco’s prolific attack to score three late goals in 11 minutes for a 5-3 win in a wild Champions League game on Tuesday. The highest-scoring first leg in a Champions League knockout match was breathless from start to ...

Bayern, Madrid build strong leads in Champions League

Feb 16, 2017

Bayern, Madrid build strong leads in Champions League

Bayern Munich answered its critics with a comprehensive 5-1 rout of Arsenal in the first leg of their Champions League clash to move a step closer to the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Thiago Alcantara struck twice in a superb performance, and Arjen Robben, Robert Lewandowski ...

PSG puts Barca to the sword

Feb 15, 2017

PSG puts Barca to the sword

Two years after being humiliated by Barcelona in the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain turned the tables on the five-time champions with a relentless display of skill, energy and determination. Angel Di Maria scored two superb goals and top scorer Edinson Cavani grabbed his 34th ...

Feb 3, 2017

Baku, Madrid bid to host 2019 Champions League final

Baku and Madrid are bidding to host the 2019 Champions League final, UEFA said Friday. The Olympic Stadium in the Azerbaijani capital will be a 2020 European Championship venue, and Atletico Madrid’s new Metropolitano Stadium will open this year. Both have capacities of about ...

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 ...

Leicester moves closer to knockout round with win over Copenhagen

Oct 19, 2016

Leicester moves closer to knockout round with win over Copenhagen

Riyad Mahrez secured another Champions League victory for Leicester City on Tuesday while big boys Real Madrid, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund were also in winning form. Leicester maintained a perfect record in Group G in its first foray in Europe’s elite club competition by ...

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 ...