Madrid holds City 0-0 in Champions League semifinal

Apr 27, 2016

Madrid holds City 0-0 in Champions League semifinal

Real Madrid failed to turn late domination into a goal without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo as Manchester City held on for a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Tuesday. City goalkeeper Joe Hart prevented Madrid from taking an ...

Suarez nets four as Barca cruises

Apr 24, 2016

Suarez nets four as Barca cruises

Spain Luis Suarez continued his goal splurge by scoring four times to help Barcelona stay atop the Spanish league on Saturday, while Real Madrid needed a stellar performance from Gareth Bale to remain in the title hunt. Suarez scored his eighth goal in four ...

Madrid, Man City reach Champions League semis

Apr 13, 2016

Madrid, Man City reach Champions League semis

Cristiano Ronaldo came through for Real Madrid again, scoring a hat trick to lead his team back to the semifinals of the Champions League with a 3-0 win over Wolfsburg on Tuesday. In other match, Manchester City reached the semis for the first time ...

Wolfsburg stuns Madrid in Champions League upset

Apr 7, 2016

Wolfsburg stuns Madrid in Champions League upset

Wolfsburg caused the biggest upset of this season’s Champions League with a 2-0 victory over record 10-time winner Real Madrid in the first leg of their quarterfinal on Wednesday. Making only its second appearance in the competition and playing its first quarterfinal, Wolfsburg outmuscled ...

Mar 19, 2016

Barca, Atletico set for CL showdown

Defending champion Barcelona will play Atletico Madrid in an all-Spanish quarterfinal in the Champions League. Barcelona aims to be the first team to retain the title since the format was created 24 years ago, and Atletico would be the third straight different winner from ...

Real Madrid marches into Champions League quarterfinals

Mar 9, 2016

Real Madrid marches into Champions League quarterfinals

Cristiano Ronaldo and James Rodriguez scored second-half goals to help Real Madrid defeat Roma 2-0 and advance to the Champions League quarterfinals for the sixth consecutive season on Tuesday. Ronaldo scored his 13th goal in the competition this season by turning home a cross ...

Messi's hat trick helps Barcelona set new unbeaten mark

Mar 4, 2016

Messi's hat trick helps Barcelona set new unbeaten mark

Lionel Messi scored a hat trick as Barcelona defeated nine-man Rayo Vallecano 5-1 to become the first Spanish club to play 35 consecutive matches without a loss, breaking Real Madrid’s record of nearly three decades ago. Midfielder Ivan Rakitic opened the scoring, Messi added ...

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 ...