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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

Lucas Tousart’s goal gives Lyon 1-0 win over lethargic Juventus

A rare goal from combative midfielder Lucas Tousart gave hard-working Lyon a 1-0 home win against Juventus in the first leg of their round-of-16 game in the UEFA Champions League.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

Man City rallies to beat Real Madrid 2-1 in UCL

Manchester City scored two late goals five minutes apart to defeat Real Madrid 2-1 in the first leg of the last 16 in the UEFA Champions League.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Serge Gnabry, Robert Lewandowski combine in Bayern’s 3-0 win at Chelsea

Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski combined to lead Bayern Munich’s devastating second-half attacking display at Chelsea, securing a 3-0 victory in their UEFA Champions League last-16 first leg.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Barcelona draws 1-1 at Napoli in UCL 1st leg

Lionel Messi was held in check in Diego Maradona’s old stadium as Barcelona played to a 1-1 draw at Napoli in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round …


Champions League roundup: Rodrygo scores 3 goals, City uses 3 goalies

A teenager’s three goals and one team’s three goalkeepers perked up the Champions League on Wednesday as three European powers advanced to the round of 16.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Champions League roundup: Dortmund, Chelsea stage big comebacks

On a night of big comebacks in the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund came from two goals down to beat Inter Milan 3-2 Tuesday while Chelsea erased a three-goal deficit to …


Champions League roundup: Lionel Messi and Liverpool shine

Lionel Messi and titleholder Liverpool were in top form in the Champions League on Wednesday. Messi scored one goal and set up another as Barcelona beat Slavia Prague 2-1 to …


Champions League roundup: Real Madrid, Tottenham get vital wins

Just when some of Europe’s top teams risked failing to advance from their Champions League groups, they steadied the ship.


Frank Lampard tells European soccer chiefs: keep current UCL format

Champions League winner Frank Lampard was deployed by the Premier League on Thursday as part of the mission to prevent a radical change to the format of European competitions.


UEFA asked to remove Turkey as Champions League final host

UEFA has been asked to consider moving this season’s Champions League final out of Istanbul because of Turkey’s military action in Syria.


UCL roundup: Tottenham loses 7-2 to Bayern; Real Madrid salvages draw

A Champions League finalist for the first time just four months ago, Tottenham is making history again in Europe’s top club competition this season. The wrong kind of history.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

UEFA confirms 3 Champions League final hosts from 2021-23

The UEFA Champions League finals from 2021 through 2023 will be played in St. Petersburg, Munich and London, the UEFA executive committee decided Tuesday.


UCL roundup: PSG, Man City shine; big names struggle

Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City succeeded where storied rivals failed in their opening UEFA Champions League games.


UCL roundup: Erling Braut Haaland hits 3 as Liverpool, Chelsea lose

On a night when Europe’s biggest stars couldn’t find a way to score, teenager Erling Braut Haaland made it look easy. The 19-year-old Norwegian shone on his UEFA Champions League …


UCL preview: Ronaldo faces Atletico again; depleted PSG takes on Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Madrid as Juventus faces Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League, while Real Madrid visits a Paris Saint-Germain squad that will be without the attacking trio …


Neymar’s UEFA Champions League ban cut to 2 games

Neymar’s ban from the UEFA Champions League for insulting match officials on social media was cut Tuesday to two group games.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Ronaldo’s Juve gets Atletico rematch in Champions League group-stage draw

For Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, the quest for a first Champions League title will have contrasting assignments in the group stage. Tough for PSG after being paired in a …


UEFA postpones Champions League talks as clubs, leagues row

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has postponed a joint meeting with the heads of European clubs and leagues next month that was to help determine the future format of competitions, including …


Neymar loses appeal against 3-game UEFA Champions League ban

UEFA has rejected an appeal by Paris Saint-Germain against Neymar’s three-match Champions League ban in a case that can now go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. UEFA says …


Italian clubs oppose Juventus-led UEFA Champions League plan

Most of the top Italian clubs oppose Champions League reforms pushed by Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli to close off entries to the competition. The 20-team Serie A says a “significant …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019

Atletico leads Spanish challenge to UEFA Champions League revamp

Seven Spanish soccer teams have protested against a plan to transform the Champions League into a largely closed competition. They are openly opposing the European Club Association ahead of emergency …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019

Soccer notes: French President Emmanuel Macron angers UEFA over Champions League outburst

French President Emmanuel Macron has enraged the head of European football by using a speech at a FIFA reception to denounce a proposal to transform the Champions League into a …


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019

Mohamed Salah, Liverpool beat Tottenham to win 6th European Cup

Liverpool is champion of Europe for a sixth time after beating Tottenham 2-0 in the UEFA Champions League final in Madrid. Mohamed Salah scored a penalty inside two minutes and …


Spaniards with little to cheer for in UEFA Champions League final

It will be an unusual Champions League final for Spain. Madrid will be hosting the final again after nearly a decade but the country’s streak of having at least one …


UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019

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

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

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 …