UEFA asked to remove Turkey as Champions League final host
ROME (AP) — UEFA has been asked to consider moving this season's Champions League final out of Istanbul because of Turkey's military action in Syria.
Last-gasp penalty earns Liverpool 17th straight win in EPL
Another victory for Liverpool thanks to the latest of goals. Another demoralizing loss for Tottenham thanks to an early — and painful — goalkeeping blunder.
Liverpool, Barcelona dig out wins in Champions League
With Liverpool throwing away a three-goal lead at Anfield and Barcelona trailing at the Nou Camp, two of the favorites for the Champions League title were in a spot of bother in their iconic...
Dortmund tops Slavia Prague 2-0 in Champions League
PRAGUE (AP) — Defender Achraf Hakimi scored twice to give Borussia Dortmund a 2-0 win over Slavia Prague on Wednesday, the German’s team first victory in this season’s Champions League’s group...
Tottenham loses 7-2 to Bayern; Real Madrid salvages CL 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.
Bayern Munich humiliates Tottenham 7-2 in Champions League
LONDON (AP) — Serge Gnabry scored four goals as Bayern Munich humiliated Tottenham 7-2 in the Champions League on Tuesday, the first time in club history that Spurs conceded seven at home in a...
Icardi’s strike enough for PSG to beat Galatasaray 1-0 away
ISTANBUL (AP) — Mauro Icardi's first goal for Paris Saint-Germain was enough for a 1-0 win at Galatasaray on Tuesday as the French champion claimed its second win from two Champions League...
Real Madrid salvages 2-2 home draw against Club Brugge
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid had to overcome a disastrous first half against Club Brugge to avoid a second consecutive loss to open its Champions League campaign.
Kevin De Bruyne injured, will miss Champions League game
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is injured again.
City says the Belgium international sustained a groin injury in the 3-1 win over Everton in the...
Lyon to play Fortuna Hjørring in Women’s Champions League
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Four-time defending champion Lyon has been drawn to play Fortuna Hjørring in the round of 16 of the Women's Champions League.
Fractured squad hampers Pochettino’s rebuild of Tottenham
Tottenham broke into English soccer's established elite through squad unity, the energy of youth and a common purpose created by manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs ousted from English League Cup by 4th-tier Colchester
Tottenham was eliminated from the English League Cup by fourth-tier Colchester after a penalty shootout on Tuesday, an embarrassing loss amid a tough season for a team that was playing in a...
UEFA confirms 3 Champions League final hosts from 2021-23
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — UEFA announced the venues for three upcoming Champions League finals and stepped into the global politics of women's rights by urging European soccer teams not to play...
Barcelona still reeling from Anfield collapse back in May
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona hasn't recovered from last season's debacle at Liverpool.
Ever since a team featuring Lionel Messi squandered a three-goal, first-leg advantage at Anfield —...
Juventus revenues and losses rise in Ronaldo’s 1st season
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus' revenues increased by more than 100 million euros in Cristiano Ronaldo's first season with the club but losses doubled due in part to the five-time Ballon d'Or...
AP Interview: Kaka urges Neymar to stay at PSG, lead CL push
LONDON (AP) — From lifting the World Cup to being named the world's best player, Kaka ascended the highs Neymar is still chasing.
So after more tumult in Neymar's career, Kaka has some...
England the likely destination for Norway’s hottest new star
Mention the name "Haaland" to the average soccer fan, particularly someone from England, and thoughts might go back to one of the most vicious fouls ever committed in the Premier...
Di Maria scores 2 as PSG beats Madrid in Champions League
PARIS (AP) — No Neymar. No Kylian Mbappe. No problem.
With two first-half goals from Angel Di Maria and a rare late strike from right-back Thomas Meunier, a new-look Paris Saint-Germain...
Atlético gets late equalizer in 2-2 draw against Juventus
MADRID (AP) — Finding itself in trouble again against Juventus in the Champions League, Atlético Madrid just kept pushing.
Trailing by two goals against the team that knocked it out of the...
PSG, Man City shine in Champions League; big names struggle
GENEVA (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City succeeded where storied rivals failed in their opening Champions League games.
Even with its star forwards absent, PSG eased to a 3-0...
Olympiakos holds Tottenham 2-2 in Champions League
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — If Tottenham wants to repeat its run to the Champions League final, coach Mauricio Pochettino knows his players have to learn a lesson from Wednesday's group...
VAR takes center stage as titleholder Liverpool loses opener
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — It didn't take long for VAR to become a talking point as the video refereeing system made its debut in the Champions League group phase.
Haaland hits 3 as Liverpool, Chelsea lose in Champs League
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 Champions League debut, scoring a...
Leipzig defeats Benfica 2-1 in Champions League
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Timo Werner scored twice in the second half as Leipzig stunned Portuguese champion Benfica 2-1 in Group G of the Champions League on Tuesday.
Ajax beats Lille 3-0 to open Champions League campaign
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Two of Ajax's summer signings scored as last season's semifinalist opened its Champions League campaign by beating Lille 3-0 in Group H on Tuesday.
Inter draws Slavia Prague 1-1 in Champions League opener
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan required an injury-time equalizer from Nicolò Barella to earn a 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague in the opening match of the Champions League on Tuesday.
Ronaldo faces Atlético again; depleted PSG takes on Madrid
MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo faces a familiar foe as Juventus opens its Champions League campaign at Atlético Madrid on Wednesday, while his former team Real Madrid visits a Paris Saint-Germain...
Liverpool begins Champions League defense at Napoli
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Liverpool and Barcelona open their Champions League campaigns with difficult away games on Tuesday as Europe's top club competition...
Post-World Cup peak, Champions League reboots women’s soccer
GENEVA (AP) — As dominant as the United States in the Women's World Cup, Lyon began the Champions League this week with the brightest ever spotlight on women's soccer in Europe.
Clubs leader Agnelli stands by Champions League reform plan
GENEVA (AP) — Even though a radical proposal to reform the Champions League has stalled, European club leaders still want to pursue certain features of the plan.
Closed Champions League foiled by revolt against elite clubs
GENEVA (AP) — A revolt by European clubs has foiled plans by their wealthiest counterparts to turn the Champions League into a largely closed competition.
European Leagues detail post-2024 ideas for Champions League
GENEVA (AP) — Europe's top soccer leagues announced a Champions League vision on Friday that rejects radical changes wanted by elite clubs.
The 29-nation European Leagues group said its core...
Dest set for US debut but could switch to Netherlands
SHORT HILLS, N.J. (AP) — Sergiño Dest's tenure with the U.S. national team could be lengthy. Or he might cut it short.
The 18-year-old defender is scheduled to start Friday night's...
APNewsBreak: Study finds huge wealth gap in European soccer
A study commissioned by UEFA to aid in the debate over the future of the Champions League shows the financial and talent gap between the top five European leagues and the other 50 leagues on the...
UEFA study praises high speed Liverpool in Champions League
GENEVA (AP) — A UEFA study of the Champions League last season suggests speed was a key to Liverpool's title-winning campaign.
Analyzing all 366 goals in the competition, UEFA praised...
Madrid and PSG switch goalkeepers Navas and Areola
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain changed goalkeepers on the final day of the summer transfer market in both countries, with three-time Champions League winner Keylor Navas going...
Van Dijk, Ronaldo, Messi finalists for FIFA player award
MILAN (AP) — Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk has joined five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the three finalists for the FIFA best player award. United States forward Megan...
Neymar looks set to stay at PSG as transfer window nears end
Neymar looks set to stay at Paris Saint-Germain as the clock ticks down on the French league's transfer window, which closes at midnight Monday.
AP sources: St Petersburg, Munich, Wembley set for CL finals
MONACO (AP) — UEFA is putting forth St. Petersburg, Munich and Wembley as venues for a trio of Champions League finals, two people with knowledge of the process told The Associated...
Man United facing grueling travel in Europa League
MONACO (AP) — Manchester United will have a long trip to Kazakhstan as well as flights to Serbia and the Netherlands in the group stage of the Europa League.
Ronaldo’s Juve gets Atletico rematch in CL group-stage draw
MONACO (AP) — Missing out on the Champions League title in his first season at Juventus still pains Cristiano Ronaldo.
Had it not been for the quarterfinal loss to Ajax last season, Ronaldo...
Malaise at Tottenham could intensify in North London derby
Three games isn't usually a big enough window to make cast-iron judgments about any team in the Premier League.
Liverpool leads 32-team Champions League draw on Thursday
GENEVA (AP) — Ajax has completed the 32-team Champions League lineup that sees Liverpool spearhead another English challenge in the group-stage draw on Thursday.
Ajax, Brugge, Slavia Prague advance to the Champions League
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Edson Álvarez, the defender Ajax bought to replace departed captain Matthijs de Ligt, scored the decisive goal Wednesday to give the Dutch team a place in the Champions League...
Old rivals Red Star, Dinamo qualify for Champions League
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Old rivals Red Star Belgrade and Dinamo Zagreb advanced to the Champions League group stage Tuesday after making it through their playoff second-leg games.
5 new signings to watch out for Serie A
MILAN (AP) — The transfer window in the Italian league will close on Sept. 2. Here's the pick of the signings so far ahead of the season which starts this weekend:
Olympiakos, Dinamo Zagreb win Champs League playoff 1st legs
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Olympiakos and Dinamo Zagreb took big steps toward returning to the Champions League group stage with convincing wins in the first leg of their playoff-round games on...