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...
10-men Ajax struggles to draw in Champions League qualifying
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Champions League semifinalist Ajax faces a fight to qualify for this season's group stage after drawing at Cypriot team APOEL Nicosia 0-0 in the first leg of their playoff...
Ajax escapes early Champions League exit against PAOK
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Last season's Champions League semifinalist Ajax came close to crashing out in qualifying Tuesday, coming from behind to beat PAOK Thessaloniki 5-4 on aggregate.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Ajax says Serbia forward Dusan Tadic has extended his contract with the Amsterdam club by a year until the end of the 2023 season.
Ronaldo injured in Portugal’s 1-1 draw against Serbia
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal drew with Serbia 1-1 in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship on Monday, with Cristiano Ronaldo playing only half an hour before being substituted with a...
Ajax returns to Champions League after 4 years away
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Four-time European champion Ajax qualified for the Champions League group stage on Tuesday for the first time in four years, while AEK Athens and Young Boys Bern ended even longer absences.
Ajax went to Dynamo Kiev with a 3-1 lead and that was the final aggregate result after the Dutch team was held to a 0-0 draw despite dominating.
Ajax and AEK win first legs in Champions League qualifiers
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Four-time European champion Ajax is on the verge of qualifying for the Champions League group stage after beating Dynamo Kiev 3-1 in the first leg of their playoff Wednesday.
Dynamo goalkeeper Denys Boyko handed Ajax an early lead when he fumbled Donny van der Beek's shot, but Tomasz Kedziora soon made it 1-1 from a corner.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Hours before playing for Serbia in a pivotal World Cup match against Brazil, attacking midfielder Dusan Tadic had his move from Southampton to Ajax announced by both clubs.
Ajax said Wednesday that Tadic would join the club on July 1 on a four-year contract for an initial fee of 11.4 million euros ($13.2 million). After Serbia's World Cup campaign ended with the 2-0 loss to Brazil, Tadic can now travel to the Netherlands to finalize his personal terms.
Tadic leaving Southampton for Ajax
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Serbia's World Cup midfielder Dusan Tadic is leaving Southampton next month to join former European Cup champion Ajax.
"Southampton Football Club can confirm that Dusan Tadic has agreed a move to Ajax for an undisclosed fee," the Premier League club said on Wednesday.
"The transfer, which will be officially completed on July 1, sees the 29-year-old move back to the Dutch top flight, four years after joining Saints from FC Twente."
Tadic scores 2 to boost Southampton’s survival hopes
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Dusan Tadic scored twice as relegation-threatened Southampton boosted its chances of Premier League survival with a 2-1 victory over south coast rival Bournemouth on Saturday.
Struggling Saints had not won in the top flight at St Mary's since November but the recalled Tadic changed that with a goal in either half to end a nine-game winless league run.
Giroud leads Chelsea fightback in 3-2 win at Southampton
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Chelsea scored three goals in eight minutes, including two from substitute Olivier Giroud, in a stirring second-half comeback from 2-0 down to beat relegation-threatened Southampton 3-2 in the English Premier League on Saturday.
The victory kept alive fifth-place Chelsea's slim hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League, with seven points now separating Chelsea from Tottenham and Liverpool above them.
Southampton pile on misery for West Brom in FA Cup
LONDON (AP) — Misfortune comes in threes, so the saying goes, and West Bromwich Albion knows it well.
Capping a miserable week, West Brom was dumped from the FA Cup by Southampton, a 2-1 winner in the fifth round on Saturday.
The latest defeat for the English Premier League's bottom club came after four West Brom players faced a Spanish judge following the alleged theft of a taxi during a training camp in Barcelona.
Young, Naughton banned for 3 games after violent conduct
LONDON (AP) — Manchester United's Ashley Young and Swansea's Kyle Naughton were both banned for three matches Sunday following incidents of violent conduct during Premier League games.
Young elbowed Dusan Tadic in the chest during United's 0-0 draw against Southampton at Old Trafford. He accepted a charge from the English Football Association but argued that a ban of three games would be excessive.
His appeal was rejected by a disciplinary commission.
Austin double helps Southampton to 4-1 win over Everton
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Charlie Austin scored two goals on his first Premier League start this season as Southampton crushed Everton 4-1 Sunday.
Gylfi Sigurdsson's long-range strike canceled out Dusan Tadic's opener, but Austin scored two second-half headers before Steven Davis rounded off the scoring to give the Saints a deserved victory over its hapless opponent.
Hodgson back as Palace sets record losing start in EPL
LONDON (AP) — Crystal Palace became the first club in Premier League history to lose its opening five games without scoring as Roy Hodgson's first match in charge ended in a 1-0 defeat against Southampton on Saturday.
Steven Davis's early strike ensured it was an unhappy return to club management for Hodgson, who replaced Frank de Boer after the Dutchman was fired just 77 days into his tenure.
Hernandez double in vain, West Ham loses 3-2 at Southampton
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Charlie Austin converted a penalty in the third minute of stoppage time as Southampton recovered from squandering a two-goal lead to beat 10-man West Ham 3-2 in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Southampton’s scoring woes continue in 0-0 draw vs Swansea
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — New season, same old problems for Southampton.
By drawing 0-0 at home to Swansea on Saturday in their opening match of the English Premier League season, Southampton extended its goal drought at St. Mary's stadium to 545 minutes taking in the final six home matches of last season.
"We did everything to win the game but we couldn't," said Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrini, who replaced Claude Puel in the offseason.
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Eldin Jakupovic saved a late penalty kick to boost Hull's Premier League survival fight but also condemn a team not playing in the match — Sunderland — to relegation.
Hull drew with midtable Southampton 0-0 Saturday, with Jakupovic saving Dusan Tadic's late spot kick as the visitors held out.
Hull's point, along with Sunderland's 1-0 home loss to Bournemouth, ensured Marco Silva's men edged closer to top-flight safety — and put the Black Cats down.
Southampton inflicts 11th loss of Leicester’s title defence
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Southampton condemned Leicester to the 11th loss of its Premier League title defense with a 3-0 victory on Sunday, leaving the champions five points above the relegation zone.
James Ward-Prowse, Jay Rodriguez and Dusan Tadic scored as Southampton eased to victory, leaving Claudio Ranieri's Leicester looking short of ideas in attack and worryingly frail at the back.
Robson-Kanu gives West Brom 2-1 victory at Southampton
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Wales forward Hal Robson-Kanu struck a second-half winner as West Bromwich Albion came from a goal down to beat Southampton 2-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Shane Long had put Southampton ahead in the 41st minute, only for Matt Phillips to equalize two minutes later in a game between two mid-table sides.
Austin scores twice as Southampton beats Burnley 3-1
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Southampton striker Charlie Austin scored twice against former club Burnley in a convincing 3-1 Premier League win.
Even with Shane Long, James Ward-Prowse and Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg on the bench, Southampton retained a strong look and climbed to eighth in the standings.
Sunday's home fixture represented Southampton's first game in a run of seven in 22 days, with a trip to Inter Milan in the Europa League on Thursday followed by an away match at Manchester City.