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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. …


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.


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 …


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 …


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, …