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 ...

Juventus beats Monaco to reach Champions League final

May 10, 2017

Juventus beats Monaco to reach Champions League final

Dani Alves inspired Juventus to a 2-1 win over Monaco on Tuesday to send the Italian club to its second Champions League final in three years. Alves set up Mario Mandzukic’s opener in the 33rd minute and got on the scoresheet himself on the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Higuain completes Juventus move

Jul 27, 2016

Higuain completes Juventus move

Gonzalo Higuain completed a sensational move to Juventus after the Italian champions agreed to pay a €90 million ($98.8 million) fee, the third highest in history, to wrest the Argentine striker from Napoli on Tuesday. In what is the biggest-ever transfer fee recorded between ...

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 ...

Jun 10, 2015

Juventus signs Khedira from Real Madrid

Juventus says it has signed Germany midfielder Sami Khedira from Real Madrid on a four-year contract. The Italian champions said in a statement on Tuesday that Khedira will arrive on a free transfer on July 1. Khedira progressed through the ranks at his hometown ...

Barcelona cruises past Juventus to claim Champions League title

Jun 7, 2015

Barcelona cruises past Juventus to claim Champions League title

Barcelona’s mighty attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar won the Champions League on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Juventus that showed the beauty of fluent and attacking soccer after the days of scandal that have tarnished the sport. The Spanish ...

Allegri hopes Juventus' spirit lifts team in Champions League final

Jun 2, 2015

Allegri hopes Juventus' spirit lifts team in Champions League final

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri believes his team’s strength of character could be the deciding factor in Saturday’s Champions League final against Barcelona. Juventus will undoubtedly be the underdog in Berlin having last won Europe’s elite club competition in 1996, while Barcelona has lifted the ...