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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 …


Barcelona unable to find its stride in UEFA Champions League

The Champions League suddenly has become a tough challenge for Barcelona. The Spanish club thrived in nearly every competition it played in the last few years but has failed to …


Determined Edin Dzeko delivers a ‘Romantada’ over Barcelona

Edin Dzeko’s sheer will and brute force were the primary reasons behind Roma’s shocking elimination of Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals. The Bosnia and Herzegovina striker scored two goals …


On the Champions League: Juergen Klopp saw off Man City and thought Barca collapse was a joke

Juergen Klopp says he thought Barcelona’s collapse at Roma was a joke. Klopp had just secured Liverpool’s Champions League victory at Manchester City when he was informed of Barcelona’s 3-0 …


UEFA charges Pep Guardiola with improper conduct

Pep Guardiola has been charged by UEFA after he was sent from the dugout for verbally abusing the referee during Manchester City’s Champions League elimination by Liverpool. UEFA says Guardiola …


Pep Guardiola sees red, falls short in UEFA Champions League again

Pep Guardiola’s wait for a third Champions League title goes on. He won the European Cup twice with Barcelona but failed at three attempts with Bayern Munich. At Manchester City, …


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 3:53 p.m.

Mohamed Salah lands knockout blow as Liverpool reaches CL semifinals

Liverpool reached the Champions League semifinals after recovering from conceding a goal inside two minutes against Manchester City to win 2-1 thanks to second-half strikes by Mohamed Salah and Roberto …


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

‘It seems untrue’: Roma stuns Barcelona in UEFA Champions League

Roma pulls off an extraordinary comeback with a 3-0 win over Barcelona to reach the Champions League semifinals and overturn a three-goal deficit from the first leg. The Giallorossi advanced …


Real Madrid has depleted defense for 2nd leg against Juventus

Scoring hasn’t been a problem for Real Madrid recently. But the European champions could have issues in defense when they host Juventus in the second leg of the Champions League …


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 3:58 p.m.

Liverpool blows away Man City in 3-0 win in UCL quarterfinals

Liverpool blew away Manchester City with three goals in the first 31 minutes to secure a 3-0 first-leg win at a rocking Anfield and close in on a first UEFA …


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 3:28 p.m.

2 own goals help Barcelona beat Roma 4-1 in UCL quarterfinals

A pair of own goals by Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas helped Barcelona beat Roma 4-1 in the opening leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Wednesday. Gerard Pique …


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores stunner as Real Madrid beats Juventus 3-0 in UEFA Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo continues to make history as he helped Real Madrid to a 3-0 win at 10-man Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal, scoring a stunning …


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

With some luck, Bayern Munich beats Sevilla 2-1 in UEFA Champions League

Bayern Munich took advantage of two deflected shots to come from behind and defeat Sevilla 2-1 in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday. After being outplayed …


Lionel Messi reaches 100 UCL goals, Barcelona beats Chelsea 3-0

Lionel Messi scored his 99th and 100th goals in the Champions League to send Barcelona through to the quarterfinals for the 11th straight season with a 3-0 win over Chelsea …


Bayern beats Besiktas 3-1 to reach Champions League quarters

Bayern Munich easily advanced to the Champions League quarterfinals for the seventh straight year with a 3-1 win at Besiktas. Thiago Alcantara, Gokhan Gonul’s own goal and Sandro Wagner gave …


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 5:04 p.m.

Tearful Giorgio Chiellini inspires Juve to win over Spurs as Italy mourns

Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala scored twice inside three minutes as Juventus stunned Tottenham to reach the Champions League quarterfinals with a 2-1 victory. Building on the 2-2 draw secured …


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 3:15 p.m.

City advances to UCL quarterfinals despite loss to Basel

Manchester City lost 2-1 to Basel for its first home defeat in 15 months but advanced to the quarterfinals of the Champions League, winning 5-2 on aggregate. Qualification was almost …


Zinedine Zidane has the answers, Madrid advances in Champions League

Zinedine Zidane always seemed to have the answers when he was on the field and he’s proving to be a pretty good tactician as a coach as well. The former …


Big questions need to be asked as PSG falls short once again

As the curtain closed on another unsuccessful Champions League campaign for Paris Saint-Germain, there was an all-too familiar ring to the comments following its elimination by Real Madrid. The coach …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Liverpool advances in UCL after draw with Porto

There’s a familiar name back in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Real Madrid beats PSG 2-1 to reach UCL quarters

Paris Saint-Germain’s dream of joining Europe’s elite with a Champions League trophy will have to wait another season, as Real Madrid delivered a brutal reality check by cruising through to …