Madrid becomes first club to retain Champions League title

Jun 4, 2017

Madrid becomes first club to retain Champions League title

After another potent demonstration of his enduring scoring prowess, surely no Real Madrid fan can contemplate criticizing Cristiano Ronaldo now. Particularly after the world player of the year ensured Madrid pulled off one of soccer’s hardest feats, becoming the first team to successfully defend ...

Ronaldo chasing record-tying fifth Ballon d'Or, Champions League title

Jun 1, 2017

Ronaldo chasing record-tying fifth Ballon d'Or, Champions League title

Cristiano Ronaldo heads to Saturday’s Champions League final against Juventus on the brink of realizing a burning ambition of matching Lionel Messi’s record of winning the Ballon d’Or five times. “I want to catch Messi,” Ronaldo confessed when collecting his third World Player of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...