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UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 5:36 p.m.

Financial case a cloud over unprecedented City titles’ feat

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he trusts the Abu Dhabi ownership saying the club has followed financial rules. He was speaking after a 6-0 rout of Watford ensured the …


UEFA investigators send Manchester City case to judges

Manchester City’s possible one-year ban from the Champions League is in the hands of a panel of independent judges. UEFA says its club finance investigators have sent the file on …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 10:36 a.m.

German, French clubs oppose more elitist UEFA Champions League

Soccer clubs in Germany’s top two divisions oppose a proposal to close off the Champions League in 2024 in favor of elite teams. The Bundesliga says all 36 members voted …


Atalanta has Italian Cup and Champions League to play for

Atalanta has both the Italian Cup final against Lazio and a spot in the Champions League still to play for. The team from the small northern city of Bergamo is …


Man City facing 1-season ban from Champions League

A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that Manchester City has not been cooperating with investigators and is facing a one-season ban from the Champions League …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Tottenham stuns Ajax 3-2 to reach Champions League final

Lucas Moura completed a hat trick in the sixth minute of injury time as Tottenham pulled off another stunning Champions League comeback to beat Ajax 3-2 and set up an …


Barcelona’s fall highlights team’s Lionel Messi-dependency

Lionel Messi wasn’t able to come to the rescue this time. Messi has come up with extraordinary goals and incredible assists for Barcelona over the years. And it was his …


‘Mentality of giants’: Self-belief fueling Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool

Liverpool’s incredible 4-0 victory over Barcelona in the Champions League semifinals is a testament not only to the quality of the team Juergen Klopp has put together but also the …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 9:53 a.m.

UEFA puts future Champions League ideas to league officials

UEFA has included promotion and relegation in its future vision for the Champions League and other club competitions. European Leagues president Lars-Christer Olsson says UEFA leaders proposed the ideas in …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Liverpool ousts Barca in historic UEFA Champions League comeback

Liverpool delivered the greatest in a long line of famous comebacks to reach the Champions League final with a 4-0 win over Lionel Messi’s Barcelona. The English club overturned a …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 11:07 a.m.

European leagues: Most clubs oppose changes in competitions

As European clubs and leagues tussle to shape the Champions League’s future with UEFA, leagues officials claim a “vast majority” oppose plans by elite clubs for radical change favoring the …


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 4:45 p.m.

Lionel Messi hits 600 goals with a brace, Barca beats Liverpool 3-0

Lionel Messi hit the 600-goal mark for Barcelona after striking twice to lead the Spanish club to a 3-0 win over Liverpool in the first leg of their Champions League …


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 3:53 p.m.

Donny van de Beek gives Ajax 1-0 lead vs Tottenham in CL semifinal

Donny van de Beek gave youthful Ajax a 1-0 Champions League lead over a Tottenham side depleted by injuries and suspension. It edges the Dutch side toward a first Champions …


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 5:32 p.m.

Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen briefly plays on after clash of heads

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen had to be helped off the field shortly after attempting to play on following a clash of heads in the Champions League semifinal against Ajax. Vertonghen …


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 12:31 p.m.

Barcelona manages Lionel Messi’s time ahead of Champions League

Barcelona will need the best of Lionel Messi when it plays Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals on Wednesday so it has worked as hard as …


Ajax rebuffs Champions League elite on and off the field

Ajax thumbed its nose to the money behind the biggest names in soccer by beating them on the field. The Dutch team’s astonishing run to the Champions League semifinals has …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 12:04 p.m.

Mauricio Pochettino closer to collecting trophy not just plaudits

Mauricio Pochettino has collected many plaudits as a coach but never a major trophy. The biggest prize in European club soccer isn’t a bad place to start. Pochettino led Tottenham …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 6:12 p.m.

Tottenham stuns Man City to reach Champions League semis

Fernando Llorente sent Tottenham into its first European Cup semifinal in 57 years by ending Manchester City’s quadruple hopes on a breathtaking night in the Champions league that produced that …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

Liverpool beats Porto again, returns to CL semifinals

Liverpool returned to the semifinals of the Champions League after comfortably beating Porto 4-1 on Wednesday, with attacking trio Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino grabbing a goal each. …


Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way, but Juventus still falls short

Cristiano Ronaldo was supposed to make the difference. He was supposed to end the long wait for another Champions League title. He was supposed to do it all for Juevntus. …


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to begin much-needed rebuilding job at United

Manchester United’s loss to Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals has highlighted how far England’s biggest club remains behind the best in Europe. Recently hired manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke …


Fun and exciting, Ajax back in Champions League semifinals

Ajax is a team that many soccer fans around the world just love to love, especially when they win with flair in a competition like the Champions League.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 3:51 p.m.

Ajax wins 2-1 at Juventus to reach Champions League semi

Ajax eliminated another one of the favorites from the Champions League as it won 2-1 at Juventus to reach the semifinals for the first time since 1997 and end Cristiano …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 3:26 p.m.

Lionel Messi ends Manchester United’s hopes of another Camp Nou comeback

Lionel Messi scored two goals to help deal Manchester United a 3-0 defeat on Tuesday, sending Barcelona into the Champions League semifinals for the first time in four seasons on …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 12:56 p.m.

Porto hopes veteran Iker Casillas can lead team to a comeback

Porto signed veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas because of his vast international experience, and it will need to take full advantage of it on Wednesday to have any chance to reversing …


Pep Guardiola says he’s a ‘failure’ in Champions League

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has described himself as a “failure” in the Champions League. He has won it twice as a coach, with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011. Guardiola …


Man City routs Schalke 7-0, into Champions League quarters

A record-tying victory in the last 16 and a quarterfinal lineup lacking at least three of Europe’s top teams suggests this just might be Manchester City’s year in the Champions …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 7:04 p.m.

Neymar lashes out after PSG’s Champions League loss to Manchester United

Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar has lashed out against a video assistant referee decision that opened the way for Manchester United to eliminate his French club from the Champions League. Neymar …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 3:38 p.m.

Porto beats Roma 3-1 to reach Champions League quarterfinals

Alex Telles scored a penalty in extra time to send Porto into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-1 victory over Roma, to overturn a one-goal deficit from the first …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 3:56 p.m.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leads United to another late CL win as PSG falters

Marcus Rashford’s injury-time penalty sent Manchester United through to the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday, securing a 3-1 win at Paris Saint-Germain to overturn a two-goal deficit from the first …