Andres Iniesta calls children born because of legendary 2009 goal

Soccer May 7, 2020

Andres Iniesta calls children born because of legendary 2009 goal

Former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta celebrated the 11th anniversary of his famous Champions League semifinal strike against Chelsea by calling two children conceived after his tie-clinching goal. Barcelona was two minutes from being eliminated from the Champions League in a tense second leg at Stamford ...

Manchester City targets role reversal against Real Madrid

Soccer Feb 25, 2020

Manchester City targets role reversal against Real Madrid

Manchester City will be up against both Real Madrid and their reputation on Wednesday as the Champions League's biggest winners play one of its biggest underachievers at the Santiago Bernabeu. After City's win over Leicester on Saturday, Pep Guardiola said: "We will try to be ...

Liverpool to face Atletico Madrid in last 16 of Champions League

Soccer Dec 16, 2019

Liverpool to face Atletico Madrid in last 16 of Champions League

Reigning champions Liverpool will return to the scene of last season's Champions League triumph after they were drawn against Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the competition on Monday, with Manchester City to face 13-time winners Real Madrid. Jurgen Klopp's side will travel to ...

Atletico, Atalanta reach last 16 as Bayern cruise past Spurs

Soccer Dec 12, 2019

Atletico, Atalanta reach last 16 as Bayern cruise past Spurs

Atletico Madrid claimed the final spot in the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over Lokomotiv Moscow, after Atalanta completed an impressive comeback in Group C to qualify. Bayern Munich sealed consecutive victories over Tottenham with a 3-1 success at 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 ...

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 ...