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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 …


Champions League history a warning for Real Madrid

It’s not always so easy to get back to the top when a period of Champions League success ends. Real Madrid’s embarrassing 4-1 loss to Ajax on home turf sent …


Post-Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid facing tough reality check

Reality has finally caught up with Real Madrid in the post-Cristiano Ronaldo era. The club played it cool when the Portugal forward left by not making any major signings to …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 3:52 p.m.

Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris seal Tottenham’s progress in UEFA Champions League

Borussia Dortmund’s hopes of a miracle were denied by Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane as Tottenham reached the Champions League quarterfinals with a 1-0 win on Tuesday. Kane’s 49th-minute strike …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 3:45 p.m.

Real Madrid’s European reign ends with shock loss to Ajax

Ajax has stunned Real Madrid 4-1 at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, eliminating the three-time defending champion in the round of 16 of the Champions League. Madrid had reached at least the …


UEFA Champions League roundup: Manchester rivals get big wins

It was Manchester’s night in the Champions League as United stunned Juventus 2-1 with late goals and City routed Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brilliant goal which was …


UEFA Champions League roundup: Barca through, Antoine Griezmann scores, Monaco out

With voting for the 2018 Ballon d’Or closing this week, Antoine Griezmann boosted his chances of lifting the most prestigious individual trophy in soccer with an inspired display and a …


UEFA Champions League debut for Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari

The last time a former Real Madrid great took over as coach he led the club to three straight Champions League titles. Santiago Solari still has a long way to …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 12:16 p.m.

UEFA to pay $2.28B prize fund to 32 UEFA Champions League teams

UEFA has announced big increases in Champions League prize money topping $2 billion next season, to be paid out in a new system favoring elite clubs with most historical success. …


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 2:49 p.m.

Gareth Bale’s scissor-kick gives Real Madrid 3rd straight European title

Gareth Bale’s mesmerizing scissor-kick helped Real Madrid to a third successive Champions League title with a 3-1 victory over a Liverpool side thwarted by a pair of goalkeeping blunders and …


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

Liverpool goes from qualifier to UEFA Champions League finalist

Liverpool advanced to its first Champions League final in more than a decade despite a 4-2 loss at Roma on Wednesday. The Reds scored two early goals and that was …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Real Madrid reaches 3rd straight UEFA Champions League final

Real Madrid conceded early again but held on to a 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich to reach its third straight Champions League final 4-3 on aggregate. Joshua Kimmich scored for …


Liverpool considers itself warned of possible Roma comeback

Liverpool understands the danger it faces in the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday. The Reds, however, are confident they will not face the same fate as Chelsea and Barcelona did this …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 9:01 a.m.

Roma’s tactics for stopping Mohamed Salah: Never lose sight of him

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah moves so fast that it’s difficult to keep an eye on him. Yet that’s exactly the advice that Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco has given his …


Patrik Schick should take pressure off of Edin Dzeko against Liverpool

Roma waited all season to see what Patrik Schick can do. And he showed recently can do plenty. The 22-year-old Czech Republic striker can impose his physical presence as a …


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 3:23 p.m.

Real Madrid beats Bayern Munich 2-1 away to take control of semifinal

Real Madrid substitute Marco Asensio scored a second-half winner on Wednesday to end Bayern Munich’s unbeaten record at home this season and give his side a 2-1 win in the …


Liverpool’s unfashionable midfield the support act for Mohamed Salah

Liverpool is back in Europe’s elite with an unfashionable and functional central midfield that is proving just as effective as the star-laden engine room of a decade ago. Jordan Henderson, …


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 3:52 p.m.

Mohamed Salah magic leads Liverpool to 5-2 win over Roma in UCL semis

Mohamed Salah produced two world-class finishes and set up goals for Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino to lead Liverpool to a 5-2 win over former club Roma on Tuesday. It …


Madrid-Bayern, Liverpool-Roma in Champions League semifinals

A Champions League semifinal draw steeped in the competition’s rich history paired Real Madrid with Bayern Munich and then matched Liverpool with Roma. Two-time defending champion Madrid will first play …


John Leicester: Ronaldo keeps his head in big “What if” moment

While all about him lost their heads, Cristiano Ronaldo kept his. Yet again he stepped up for his club, Real Madrid, while Gianluigi Buffon, at the tail end of 17 …


Italy Spotlight: Juventus president calls for removal of UEFA’s Pierluigi Collina

Juventus is still fuming over the penalty that resulted in its elimination from the Champions League. Club president Andrea Agnelli has called for the removal of UEFA chief refereeing officer …


Germany Spotlight: Leverkusen’s young team primed for UEFA Champions League return

Bayer Leverkusen is on course for a return to the Champions League. Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich has created a competitive team capable of free-flowing attacking soccer thanks to the continued …


Gianluigi Buffon slams referee after late penalty and red card

Gianluigi Buffon harshly complained against the referee for awarding a late penalty and sending him off in what was likely his final Champions League match on Wednesday. English referee Michael …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 3:32 p.m.

Late Cristiano Ronaldo penalty keeps Real Madrid alive in UEFA Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo converted an injury-time penalty to keep Juventus from pulling off another stunning comeback in the quarterfinals of the Champions League as Read Madrid advanced despite a 3-1 home …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 2:43 p.m.

Bayern Munich reaches UEFA Champions League semifinals

Bayern Munich reached its sixth Champions League semifinal in seven seasons with a 0-0 draw against Sevilla in the second leg of their quarterfinal. The Bavarian powerhouse, which clinched its …