Man City rallies past Porto in Champions League

Soccer Oct 22, 2020

Man City rallies past Porto in Champions League

Lacking its typical fluency going forward, Manchester City relied on moments of individual brilliance to get its Champions League campaign off to a winning start on Wednesday. City recovered from conceding an early goal to beat Porto 3-1 in their Group C opener, with a ...

Manchester City puts best foot forward in League Cup victory

Soccer Oct 1, 2020

Manchester City puts best foot forward in League Cup victory

In this congested season like no other, coaches are typically using the English League Cup to rest and rotate key players. Not Pep Guardiola. The Manchester City manager fielded all of his top available stars against Burnley on Wednesday in a bid to stay on course ...

Man City beats Wolves for fast Premier League start

Soccer Sep 22, 2020

Man City beats Wolves for fast Premier League start

An abnormally short preseason and a lengthy list of injury and coronavirus-related absentees didn’t stop Manchester City getting off to a fast start in the English Premier League on Monday. City scored in the first half through Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden before weathering ...

Barcelona holds breath as Lionel Messi weighs preseason return

Soccer Aug 30, 2020

Barcelona holds breath as Lionel Messi weighs preseason return

The first indication of how determined Lionel Messi is to leave Barcelona and how ugly this dispute could become will be gauged at the club's training ground on Sunday. Barca's greatest ever player is due at the Ciutat Esportiva on Sunday morning for coronavirus tests, ...

Pep Guardiola confident Man City will avoid Champions League ban

Soccer Jul 5, 2020

Pep Guardiola confident Man City will avoid Champions League ban

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has "a lot of confidence" his club will avoid a two-season ban from European competitions when the verdict of their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is revealed later this month. City was banned from UEFA competitions ...

Man City face critical appeal against two-season European ban

Soccer Jun 7, 2020

Man City face critical appeal against two-season European ban

Manchester City's appeal against a two-year ban from European competition will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) from Monday in a case of wide-reaching repercussions. City is accused of overstating sponsorship revenue to hide that it had not complied with UEFA's ...

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 ...

India's Mumbai City added to Manchester City soccer empire

Soccer Nov 29, 2019

India's Mumbai City added to Manchester City soccer empire

The owners of English Premier League champion Manchester City on Thursday made Mumbai City FC of India the eighth club in their global soccer empire. Abu Dhabi-controlled City Football Group announced the takeover of the Indian side the day after a U.S. equity fund pumped ...

Gamba's Ryotaro Meshino to join Manchester City

Soccer / J. League Aug 10, 2019

Gamba's Ryotaro Meshino to join Manchester City

Gamba Osaka forward Ryotaro Meshino's transfer to English Premier League club Manchester City is ready to go through, the J. League first-division club said Friday. The 21-year-old Meshino, who was born in Osaka, came up through Gamba's youth system and made his J1 debut last ...