• Arsenal wins Champions League group in the one year when it doesn't help, which is so Arsenal
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    Arsenal wins Champions League group in the one year when it doesn't help, which is so Arsenal

    Arsenal, the kings of the impressive wins in the European games that don’t matter as much, with resounding victories in the hopeless second legs and such, smashed FC Basel 4-1 on Tuesday to clinch Group A in the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League. Going into the sixth and final round of group play, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain both sat on 11 points. PSG, however, controlled the tiebreaker on head-to-head away goals, since the teams were tied on head-to-head points after two draws, as well as goal difference and goals scored.

  • Real Madrid asks for “utmost respect” to Ronaldo following tax drama
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    Real Madrid asks for “utmost respect” to Ronaldo following tax drama

    Cristiano Ronaldo had been linked with massive tax evasion, but Real Madrid would ask you to kindly go back to treating him like a king now that he’s proven his innocence. In a move usually reserved for politicians aiming for high office, Ronaldo’s agent released some of his tax documents to prove everything’s above board. It all looks good, unlike what befell Neymar and Lionel Messi, so back off, huh? From Real Madrid: In view of the stories published over recent days and in consideration of the certificate issued by the Spanish Tax Agency which confirms that our player Cristiano Ronaldo is up to date with all of his tax obligations, Real Madrid C. F. call for the utmost respect to be shown

  • Landon Donovan retires from Major League Soccer, again
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    Landon Donovan retires from Major League Soccer, again

    Landon Donovan is retiring – again – Galaxy President Chris Klein said Tuesday, ending a brief but successful two-month return to Major League Soccer in September. “With Landon, when he came back, it was always going to be a short-term thing,” said Klein, a former teammate of Donovan’s, both with the Galaxy and the U.S. national team. “He’s enjoying what he’s doing and we see we’re comfortable in the direction that we’re headed.” For Donovan, that means spending time with his family. The direction the Galaxy is headed in, however, is bit more complicated. With Bruce Arena, the team’s longtime coach and general manager, moving to the U.S. national team, Klein has a busy off-season ahead of him.