BERLIN (AP) — For once, Robert Lewandowski didn’t score.
But it didn’t matter as Bayern Munich stayed perfect under interim coach Hansi Flick and cut the gap behind Bundesliga leader...
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Philippe Coutinho scored one goal and helped set up another as Brazil beat South Korea 3-0 in a friendly Tuesday to give the five-time world champion its...
BERLIN (AP) — Serge Gnabry and Thomas Müller scored late to help Bayern Munich avoid an upset and beat second-division Bochum 2-1 in the German Cup on Tuesday.
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich's problems are mounting after its worst start to the Bundesliga in nine years.
Saturday's 2-2 draw at struggling Augsburg followed a 2-1 loss at home to...
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich's first loss of the season has exposed old problems that a 7-2 rout of Tottenham had helped cover up only days before.
BERLIN (AP) — Saturday was a good day for Bayern Munich with chief rivals dropping points and star striker Robert Lewandowski setting a Bundesliga record with his 10th goal in six...
BERLIN (AP) — Philippe Coutinho scored his first Bundesliga goal — twice — and Robert Lewandowski kept his scoring run going in Bayern Munich's 4-0 win over 10-man Cologne on Saturday.
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich substitute Thomas Müller provided a late highlight as the German powerhouse beat Red Star Belgrade 3-0 in their Champions League opener on Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luis Abram scored his first international goal on a header in the 85th minute, and Peru ended Brazil's 17-game unbeaten streak since last year's World Cup with a 1-0 victory...
BERLIN (AP) — German clubs resisted any last-minute splurges as loan deals and departures dominated the final day of the transfer window on Monday.
BERLIN (AP) — Robert Lewandowski scored a hat trick and Philippe Coutinho made his Bundesliga debut as Bayern Munich eased to a 3-0 win at Schalke on Saturday.
MUNICH (AP) — Arjen Robben has given his permission for Philippe Coutinho to wear his old No. 10 jersey while on loan at Bayern Munich.
The 27-year-old Coutinho passed a medical examination...
BERLIN (AP) — Struggling to replace wingers Franck Ribéry and Arjen Robben, Bayern Munich has turned to Philippe Coutinho.
The Brazil playmaker, who failed to make an impact at Barcelona...
BERLIN (AP) — After agreeing to sign Brazilian winger Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, Bayern Munich was held to 2-2 by Hertha Berlin in the opening game of the Bundesliga on...
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich has agreed to sign Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona.
"I can confirm that (club chairman) Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and I were in Barcelona...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Three Brazilian stars will return to their European clubs boosted by their good performances and a Copa América title.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Philippe Coutinho arrived in Brazil for the Copa America expecting to play second fiddle to Neymar. But an injury and two goals have lifted him into a leading...
SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — There was no lifting of a winner's trophy this time for Lionel Messi.
The Barcelona star had to settle on receiving the runner-up plate from Spanish King Felipe VI...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Philippe Coutinho is facing his most important match since joining Barcelona from Liverpool when the Brazil midfielder returns to Anfield with a place in the Champions...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Philippe Coutinho seems to have only himself to blame for the jeers that greeted him at Camp Nou.
Coutinho had a rough reception on Saturday when he went on as a...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Just when the Camp Nou crowd was getting nervous, Lionel Messi turned a close game into a complete rout.
Messi scored two goals before setting up two more for...
MADRID (AP) — More than a year after arriving as one of Barcelona's most expensive signings, Philippe Coutinho is still struggling to play up to expectations.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Vinicius Junior has been called up to the Brazilian national team for the first time for friendly matches against Panama and the Czech Republic.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool has reported pre-tax profit rising to a record 125 million pounds ($162 million), fueled by last season's run to the Champions League final.
Turnover rose by 90 million pounds to 455 million pounds in the year ending May 31, 2018, according to extracts of the annual accounts published by Liverpool on Friday. Pre-tax profit the previous year was 40 million pounds.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Luis Suarez scored two goals and Lionel Messi added another to lead Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Eibar and stay five points ahead of Atletico Madrid as the Spanish league reached its midway point on Sunday.
Messi scored his 400th league goal, and leads the competition this season with 17 through 19 rounds. Suarez is next with 14 goals.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho and Real Madrid left back Marcelo have been dropped for Brazil's upcoming friendlies in England because of thigh injuries.
Beijing Guoan's Renato Augusto and Juventus' Alex Sandro will be their replacements for games against Uruguay in London on Nov. 16 and Cameroon in Milton Keynes on Nov. 20.
Coutinho, who has a left thigh injury, and Marcelo, who injured his right thigh, would have started the games.
It was one of the more under-the-radar purchases of the offseason, coming late on a Friday when soccer fans around the globe were eagerly anticipating the World Cup final between France and Croatia two days later.
Liverpool was signing a back-up midfielder for 13 million pounds (then $17.2 million), and it went largely unnoticed at the time.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho will be sidelined for two to three weeks with a left leg injury.
Barcelona says on Thursday that medical tests revealed Coutinho has a "small tear" in an unnamed muscle.
Coutinho apparently was injured on Tuesday during the 1-1 draw at Inter Milan in the Champions League.
Coutinho will miss a Spanish league match on Sunday against Real Betis, and the international break when Brazil has friendlies against Uruguay and Cameroon.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With Lionel Messi out with a broken arm, the two most expensive signings in Barcelona's history have a perfect opportunity to step up and show their value.
Barcelona spent more than 300 million euros ($350 million) to sign Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho and France forward Ousmane Dembele last season as it reinvested the money — and then some — from Neymar's move to Paris Saint-Germain.
MADRID (AP) — Last-place Leganes stunned Barcelona with a 2-1 win in the Spanish league on Wednesday, handing the defending champions their second straight setback.
The result gives Real Madrid a chance to take over the league lead with a draw at Sevilla later Wednesday.
Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring early, but the host rallied with goals two minutes apart in the second half to earn its first win in six league games this season.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Imagine having a team featuring Cristiano Ronaldo supporting Harry Kane up front, Philippe Coutinho pulling the strings alongside Isco in midfield, and Diego Godin the rock at the back.
That's the backbone of the best 11 players of the group stage of the World Cup, as selected by Associated Press staff covering the tournament in Russia.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — With Neymar hobbling and struggling, the burden to keep Brazil going at the World Cup is suddenly falling on Philippe Coutinho.
The Barcelona playmaker already delivered an outstanding goal in the opener against Switzerland as Neymar was stymied by tough defending and poor fitness. And with the team's top star not expected to be at his best again for the game against Costa Rica on Friday, it will be up to Coutinho to step forward and try to lead the five-time champions.
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia.
The five-time champions were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland on Sunday, a few hours after four-time champion Germany was beaten by Mexico 1-0.
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MOSCOW (AP) — Day 4 at the World Cup began much the way Days 1 and 2 ended: with a gorgeous, swerving goal off a free kick. This time, it was Serbian...
LONDON (AP) — While Neymar seems to be finishing his injury recovery and is set to play in Brazil's last pre-World Cup friendly at Austria on Sunday, midfielder Fred left Thursday's training in pain after a tackle.
Brazil coach Tite put Neymar in his main formation during training in London and removed midfielder Fernandinho from the starting lineup.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — The most loved Brazilian at Anfield, especially after Philippe Coutinho left for Barcelona, is Roberto Firmino. And it may seem likely that a striker who netted 27 goals for Liverpool last season would be strongly favored to be Brazil's No. 9 at the World Cup. But that doesn't intimidate 21-year-old sensation Gabriel Jesus, who has held that shirt for two years now.
LONDON (AP) — After saying last week that he was not 100 percent healthy, Neymar was left out of Brazil's main team Thursday at its World Cup training camp.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker is still being hampered by a foot injury.
Before heading to London on Sunday, Neymar said he had not fully recovered after a week of training with the national team in Brazil. But he predicted that he would be better for the tournament in Russia, which begins on June 14.
LONDON (AP) — Brazil's Renato Augusto has injured his right knee and could miss the team's friendly against Croatia on Sunday in Liverpool.
The Brazilian football confederation said on Thursday that the midfielder has been feeling pain since Wednesday's training and is likely to be rested for the rest of the week.
The 30-year-old Augusto's place in Brazil's midfield was already under threat, with coach Tite having tested formations with Philippe Coutinho in his place.
TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's second pre-World Cup training featured Willian in the attack with Neymar and Gabriel Jesus on Thursday, a hint that coach Tite might change his starting lineup.
Willian played with the two star strikers for about one hour in the first training with footballs at the Granja Comary ground in Teresopolis, outside Rio de Janeiro.
LYON, France (AP) — Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone spoke with an air of resignation when asked if the club can stop Antoine Griezmann from leaving.
The France striker's stock rose higher when he scored two expert goals on Wednesday night to help the Spanish club win the Europa League with a 3-0 win against Marseille.
"If he stays with us, we'll continue to grow and develop. He's a lad who has given so much," Simeone said.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Without Lionel Messi to save the day, Barcelona bid farewell to its quest to make history in Spain.
Barcelona lost 5-4 in a wild game at Levante on Sunday, ruining the champion's chance to become the first team to finish a Spanish league season without a defeat under its current format.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde left Messi— the competition's leading scorer with 34 goals— out of his squad to rest ahead of a demanding summer for the Argentina forward at the World Cup.
MADRID (AP) — Ousmane Dembele scored twice and Lionel Messi added to his league-leading tally as champion Barcelona stayed on track to finish unbeaten in the Spanish league with a 5-1 rout of Villarreal on Wednesday.
A depleted Real Madrid, without Cristiano Ronaldo and many other regular starters, lost 3-2 at Sevilla to remain in third place behind Atletico Madrid. It was an eventful night for captain Sergio Ramos, who missed a penalty, converted a penalty and scored an own-goal.
MADRID (AP) — Barcelona is celebrating yet another Spanish league title to cap a nearly perfect season.
Unbeaten Barcelona added to its domestic dominance by winning La Liga for the third time in the last four seasons on Sunday, remaining unbeaten after 34 rounds. Lionel Messi scored a hat trick and Philippe Coutinho added a goal to give Barcelona a 4-2 win at Deportivo La Coruna and an insurmountable 11-point lead over Atletico Madrid.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona set a Spanish league record of 39 consecutive games unbeaten on Saturday, as it rebounded from its humbling Champions League exit by defeating Valencia 2-1 to continue its march to the domestic title.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has relaxed its player registration rules so January signings can play for their new clubs in the Champions League and Europa League.
UEFA says starting next season clubs "may register three new eligible players without any restrictions."
SAO PAULO (AP) — Going into his first World Cup as Brazil coach, Tite is looking for some rhythm.
It's the one thing, surprisingly, he thinks his team is short of. So Tite will use the upcoming friendlies against World Cup host Russia and defending champion Germany to find a proper No. 10, someone who can play at the heart of the midfield and keep his orchestra in sync.