UEFA Champions League

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League round of 16, 2nd leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Olympique Lyon at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
March 14, 2019 - 8:57 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Now playing in different countries, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo still find ways to inspire one another to new heights. Ronaldo captured the attention of the soccer world on Tuesday when he scored a hat trick to lead Juventus past Atletico Madrid and into the Champions...
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Manchester City's Bernardo Silva celebrates after scoring his side's fifth goal during the Champions League round of 16 second leg, soccer match between Manchester City and Schalke 04 at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
March 13, 2019 - 7:36 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Schalke posted a GIF of two Power Rangers holding their heads in their hands, accompanied by the message: "MAKE IT STOP." Another tweet popped up minutes later, this time from the goalkeeping coach of Manchester City's next opponent, Swansea, who posted a photo of a TV...
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Bayern's Robert Lewandowski, left, kicks the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg in Munich, Germany, Saturday, March 9, 2019. Robert Lewandowski has become the outright top-scoring foreign player in Bundesliga history. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
March 10, 2019 - 8:02 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Confident after finally reclaiming the lead in the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich again turns its attention to the Champions League, where it hopes to finish the job at home against Juergen Klopp's Liverpool on Wednesday. The teams drew 0-0 in the first leg of their last-16 match at...
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Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp greets supporters at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
February 17, 2019 - 6:48 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich knows all too well how tough an opponent Juergen Klopp can be. Now in his fourth season at Anfield, the former Borussia Dortmund coach is facing Bayern for the first time while leading Liverpool. Bayern visits Liverpool for the first leg of their Champions League last-16...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, Molde's head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer watches his team prior to the Europa League play-off round, first leg soccer match between Zenit and Molde at Petrovsky stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia. Manchester United announced Wednesday Dec. 19, 2018, they have hired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as its manager until the end of the season, bringing the Norwegian back to the club 20 seasons after he scored its winning goal in the Champions League final. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
December 19, 2018 - 3:47 am
Manchester United turned to a popular former player by hiring Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager until the end of the season on Wednesday, 20 seasons after he scored the winning goal in the Champions League final. Nicknamed the "Baby-Faced Assassin" during his time as a United player from 1996-2007,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. file photo, Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho sits on the bench during the Champions League group H soccer match between Manchester United and Juventus at Old Trafford, Manchester, England. Manchester United announced Tuesday Dec. 18, 2018, Jose Mourinho has left the Premier League club with immediate effect. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, File)
December 18, 2018 - 5:13 pm
Wanted: A coach to restore Manchester United to its former status as a major force in European soccer. It was a task that proved beyond even Jose Mourinho. United brought an end to Mourinho's turbulent 2½-year spell at the storied English club by firing him on Tuesday, an inevitable move that...
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December 12, 2018 - 4:57 pm
LONDON (AP) — A look at the teams who have qualified for the Champions League knockout stage ahead of Monday's draw in Nyon, Switzerland, for the round of 16: ___ GROUP WINNERS: Barcelona — Led by Lionel Messi, the Spanish giants went unbeaten through a tough group. As always, the team is among the...
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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 - 3:53 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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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 - 3:56 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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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 - 2:52 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Copa Libertadores final between fierce Argentine rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate was postponed 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 equivalent...
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