Arsenal rallies to advance in F.A. Cup

Jan 10, 2016

Arsenal rallies to advance in F.A. Cup

Arsenal began its F.A. Cup defense with a 3-1 comeback victory against Sunderland and was joined in the fourth round by Manchester United and Manchester City on Saturday. United labored past Sheffield United 1-0 at Old Trafford, and Manchester City emphatically defeated Norwich 3-0. ...

Real Madrid names Zidane new manager

Jan 5, 2016

Real Madrid names Zidane new manager

Real Madrid fired coach Rafa Benitez after only seven months on Monday and replaced him with its former star player Zinedine Zidane. Club president Florentino Perez announced the decision at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Monday, a day after Madrid’s 2-2 draw at Valencia deepened ...

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 ...

Dec 11, 2015

Benzema suspended for blackmail

Karim Benzema was indefinitely suspended from the French national team on Thursday because of his involvement in an ongoing blackmail case, throwing his international career into doubt. The Real Madrid striker has been charged with conspiracy to blackmail relating to an extortion scam over ...

United crashes to early exit

Dec 9, 2015

United crashes to early exit

Three-time winner Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday, losing 3-2 to Wolfsburg, which advanced to the round of 16 for the first time. Anthony Martial put United ahead in the 10th before Naldo volleyed in the equalizer in the 14th. ...

Dec 5, 2015

Real sanctioned for ineligible player

Real Madrid was disqualified from the Copa del Rey after fielding an ineligible player in its opening round, a Spanish soccer federation statement said Friday. The statement said Madrid had fielded an “improper lineup” in a 3-1 first-leg win over Cadiz on Wednesday and ...

Nov 24, 2015

Real president backs manager Benitez

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said Real Madrid remains fully behind coach Rafa Benitez despite the humiliating loss to Barcelona last weekend. Perez pledged his full support to Benitez in a hastily called news conference on Monday, two days after the 4-0 defeat to ...

Madrid, Man City reach second round

Nov 4, 2015

Madrid, Man City reach second round

Real Madrid and Manchester City became the first teams to reach the second round of the Champions League on Tuesday with victories over Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla. Madrid had substitute Nacho Fernandez to thank for a hard-fought 1-0 win over previously unbeaten PSG, which ...

Real Madrid held; Manchester City scores late victory

Oct 22, 2015

Real Madrid held; Manchester City scores late victory

Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic struggled as Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid played to a lackluster 0-0 draw in the Champions League on Wednesday night, while Manchester City found a way to earn a late 2-1 victory in a thrilling finish against Sevilla. Atletico ...

Ronaldo wins fourth Golden Boot award

Oct 13, 2015

Ronaldo wins fourth Golden Boot award

Cristiano Ronaldo received his record fourth Golden Boot award on Tuesday after leading all scorers in Europe’s domestic leagues last season. Ronaldo scored 48 goals in 35 Spanish League games to claim his third Golden Boot playing for Real Madrid. His other award came ...