Man City cruises past Shakhtar in Champions League

Soccer Sep 19, 2019

Man City cruises past Shakhtar in Champions League

Manchester City became the only English club to win its opening Champions League game, beating Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 on Wednesday. After Chelsea and Liverpool lost and Tottenham drew, City cruised past its Ukrainian opponent. Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan combined for the first two goals, ...

VAR takes center stage as titleholder Liverpool loses opener

Soccer Sep 18, 2019

VAR takes center stage as titleholder Liverpool loses opener

It didn't take long for VAR to become a talking point as the video refereeing system made its debut in the Champions League group phase. Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp was left livid over a penalty awarded to Napoli that helped the Italian side beat the ...

Soccer Sep 12, 2019

Top European clubs concentrate transfer spending on young players

The clubs involved in this season's Champions League and Europa League group stages invested more than half of their transfer spending in the last window on players age 24 and under, a report by European soccer body UEFA said on Thursday. UEFA's club competition report ...

Liverpool, Tottenham boast loyal Japanese support

Soccer May 29, 2019

Liverpool, Tottenham boast loyal Japanese support

by Dan Orlowitz

When Liverpool and Tottenham enter the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium pitch on Saturday night for the UEFA Champions League final, the 67,000 fans in Madrid won't be the only ones rapt with anticipation. Nearly 10,000 km away, Japanese supporters of the two English Premier League clubs ...

Manchester City expresses concern over Champions League ban story

Soccer May 14, 2019

Manchester City expresses concern over Champions League ban story

Premier League champion Manchester City said Tuesday it was concerned "individuals intent on damaging" the club may be behind a news report that European soccer's financial regulators are poised to recommend it be barred from the Champions League. UEFA and the Premier League launched an ...

Tottenham completes epic comeback to reach Champions League final

Soccer May 9, 2019

Tottenham completes epic comeback to reach Champions League final

Facing a three-goal deficit at halftime, Tottenham pulled off another Champions League comeback for the ages. Lucas Moura completed a hat trick in the sixth minute of injury time as Tottenham rallied to beat Ajax 3-2 on Wednesday and reach its first Champions League final, ...

European giants buying into women's soccer

Soccer Apr 29, 2019

European giants buying into women's soccer

Back in 2001-02, the semifinalists in the inaugural UEFA Women's Cup were Frankfurt, HJK Helsinki, Toulouse and Swedish side Umea. Fast forward 17 years to this season, and the presence of Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Chelsea and Lyon in the semifinals of the Champions League is ...

Son shines as Tottenham routs Dortmund

Soccer Feb 14, 2019

Son shines as Tottenham routs Dortmund

Son Heung-min sparked Tottenham's second-half overwhelming of Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday, setting the London club on its way to a 3-0 victory in the last-16 first leg. After being on the back foot throughout the first half, Tottenham took complete control ...