UEFA Champions League

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (Mark Pain/PA via AP)
December 10, 2018 - 12:05 am
PARIS (AP) — The Anfield roar will be thunderous when Liverpool hosts Napoli, and the crowd will likely be just as loud in Belgrade when Red Star takes on Paris Saint-Germain. Group C has lived up to its billing as the toughest in the Champions League competition and any one of the three big teams...
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Real Madrid's Luka Modric celebrates with the Ballon d'Or award during the Golden Ball award ceremony at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Awarded every year by France Football magazine since Stanley Matthews won it in 1956, the Ballon d'Or, Golden Ball for the best player of the year will be given to both a woman and a man. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
December 03, 2018 - 4:53 pm
PARIS (AP) — Luka Modric won the Ballon d'Or award for the first time on Monday, ending the 10-year dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Modric won the Champions League with Real Madrid and then guided Croatia to the World Cup final in July. He was voted player of the tournament. "As a...
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Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski, left, and Benfica's Ruben Dias challenge for the ball during the Champions League group E soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Benfica Lisbon in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
November 27, 2018 - 6:03 pm
PARIS (AP) — Real Madrid and Bayern Munich put aside their domestic worries to impress on the European stage and qualify for the knockout rounds of the Champions League on Tuesday, as both Manchester clubs, Roma, Ajax and Juventus also advanced to the last 16 with one game to spare. Following a 3-0...
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Ground staff collect the corner flags after the final Copa Libertadores soccer match against Argentina's Boca Juniors was suspended, at Antonio Vespucio Liberti stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. South American soccer body CONMEBOL said on Sunday that the second leg of the final will be rescheduled after Boca’s bus was attacked by River fans on Saturday. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
November 25, 2018 - 4:56 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Copa Libertadores final between fierce Argentine rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate was postponed again Sunday in a major embarrassment for South American football, a day after Boca players were injured in an attack by River fans. The game — the continent's...
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Ramón Abila of Argentina's Boca Juniors, right, and Javier Pinola of Argentina's River Plate go for a header during a Copa Libertadores first leg final match in Buenos AIres, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
November 11, 2018 - 5:16 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Boca Juniors and River Plate drew 2-2 Sunday in an intense first leg of the Copa Libertadores final that was delayed by a day because of torrential rain. The two Argentine teams hold one of the fiercest rivalries in soccer and the two-leg final has been called "The...
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Atletico Antoine Griezmann controls the ball during the Group A Champions League soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)
November 06, 2018 - 6:31 pm
PARIS (AP) — 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 goal in his 50th Champions League game on Tuesday. Griezmann helped Atletico Madrid bounce back from...
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Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola reacts during the group F Champions League soccer match between Hoffenheim and Manchester City at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena stadium in Sinsheim, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
October 04, 2018 - 8:25 am
Among the more illuminating parts of Manchester City's recently released, fly-on-the-wall documentary was Pep Guardiola discussing his fears about playing Liverpool, and in particular its prolific front three. "They scare me," a pensive-looking Guardiola told two members of his technical staff as...
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Croatia's soccer star Luka Modric receives the Best FIFA Men's Player award during the ceremony of the Best FIFA Football Awards in the Royal Festival Hall in London, Britain, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 24, 2018 - 9:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were far from the auditorium by the River Thames when Luka Modric broke their decade-long grip on FIFA's award for the world's best player. Football's biggest individual accolade was handed to the 33-year-old playmaker on Monday night in recognition...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 27, 2018 file photo, Brazil goalkeeper Alisson kisses the ball after making a save during their match against Serbia, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia. The summer transfer window has been shortened in the Premier League to close on Thursday, Aug. 9 before the season starts. The arrival of the goalkeeper who played every match for Brazil at the World Cup provides a solution to Liverpool’s one obvious weakness, and should mean Juergen Klopp’s team is a genuine contender for the Premier League title this season. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
August 09, 2018 - 10:10 am
LONDON (AP) — Even before the unexpected run to the Champions League final, Liverpool was planning how to keep challenging for titles. "We can ... outspend other clubs throughout Europe," Liverpool owner John Henry said just before the loss to Real Madrid in May's final. Henry more than delivered,...
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Russia's Artyom Dzyuba, right, scores his side's opening goal against Egypt during the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 19, 2018 - 3:15 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 10:12 p.m. Egypt captain Ahmed Fathi's own goal has given Russia a 1-0 lead in the 47th minute in St. Petersburg. Fathi sprawled to intercept a pass from Roman Zobnin and stumbled, the ball coming off his knee and rolling past...
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