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Barca reaches knockout stage despite draw

Soccer Nov 7, 2018

Barca reaches knockout stage despite draw

Lionel Messi once again watched from the sidelines and Barcelona's attack struggled without him as the Spanish side drew 1-1 at Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday despite dominating for large periods of the match. The result nevertheless meant Barcelona became the first ...

FIFA revamps proposal for new Club World Cup format

Soccer Oct 24, 2018

FIFA revamps proposal for new Club World Cup format

FIFA President Gianni Infantino is doubling down on his Club World Cup plans with a proposal for an expanded annual tournament despite European soccer's resistance to any competition that challenges the supremacy of the Champions League, a person with knowledge of the talks told ...

Barcelona back in lead but loses Lionel Messi to injury

Soccer Oct 21, 2018

Barcelona back in lead but loses Lionel Messi to injury

Lionel Messi is expected to be out for three weeks with a fractured right arm, but his last pre-injury contribution was to help send Barcelona back to the top of La Liga on Saturday. Messi scored and then went off injured as Barca beat Sevilla ...

Misfiring Madrid stumbles again

Soccer Oct 3, 2018

Misfiring Madrid stumbles again

Real Madrid is having trouble scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo no longer on the team. His new club, Juventus, did just fine without him on Tuesday. For the first time in more than a decade, Madrid has gone three straight games without a goal after losing ...

Allegri bemoans lack of VAR after Ronaldo sees red for Juventus

Soccer Sep 20, 2018

Allegri bemoans lack of VAR after Ronaldo sees red for Juventus

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri lamented the lack of a video assistant referee after Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off on his Champions League debut for the club against Valencia on Wednesday. A tearful Ronaldo was shown a red card in the 29th minute at Estadio Mestalla ...

Soccer Sep 19, 2018

Lionel Messi scores hat trick as Barcelona routs PSV Eindhoven

If the World Cup had given the impression that Lionel Messi was slipping down soccer's pecking order, the Argentine star made it clear he remains at the top of his game. Messi scored a record eighth Champions League hat trick on Tuesday in Barcelona's 4-0 ...

Juventus drawn with Man United in Champions League

Soccer Aug 31, 2018

Juventus drawn with Man United in Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo is going back to Manchester United and Paul Pogba will return to Juventus after the storied teams were drawn together in the Champions League group stage on Thursday. After winning four titles at Real Madrid, and one with United, Ronaldo aims to end ...

Takumi Minamino goal helps Salzburg into Champions League playoff

Soccer Aug 15, 2018

Takumi Minamino goal helps Salzburg into Champions League playoff

Takumi Minamino scored the winner for Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday and helped the Austrian Bundesliga side complete a 4-0 aggregate victory against Shkendija in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. With the game goalless in the second minute of penalty time, ...

Liverpool outlasts Roma, advances to Champions League final

Soccer May 3, 2018

Liverpool outlasts Roma, advances to Champions League final

Liverpool reached the Champions League final after riding its luck to contain a fired-up AS Roma in a 4-2 defeat at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday night that sent them through 7-6 on aggregate. The five-time European champion, whichwill face holder Real Madrid in the ...

Chelsea stays in hunt for berth in Champions League

Soccer Apr 29, 2018

Chelsea stays in hunt for berth in Champions League

Cesc Fabregas gave Chelsea's bid to qualify for the Champions League a boost with a superb strike that clinched a 1-0 win at Swansea, while West Brom kept its slim hopes of Premier League survival alive with a 1-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday. Spain ...