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  • Ronaldo returns for Real as City eye historic final

    Madrid (AFP) - The top goalscorer in Champions League history, Cristiano Ronaldo, returned for Real Madrid as the Spanish giants looked to prevent Manchester City reaching their first ever Champions League final on Wednesday.

    AFP32 mins ago
  • Joe Cole signs for Tampa Bay Rowdies

    Former England and Chelsea star Joe Cole has signed a deal with US second tier side the Tampa Bay Rowdies, the club said Wednesday. The 34-year-old attacking midfielder joins the North American Soccer League (NASL) team on a deal which runs through to the end of the 2017 season. "Joe is a…

    AFP37 mins ago
  • Official Line-Ups: Real Madrid v Manchester City

    Los Blancos fans will be rejoicing as Cristiano Ronaldo makes it into the starting XI, while City can count on Yaya Toure from the start

    GazzettaWorld50 mins ago
  • The Bargain Hunter - Week 37

    Andrew Gastelum offers his bargain picks for your Premier League fantasy team for the upcoming gameweek.

  • Atletico Madrid president rejects 'ugly' football slur

    Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has hit back at critics of the Spanish side's defensive tactics after the club reached a second Champions League final in three years. An incredible rearguard action against Bayern Munich saw Atletico narrowly defeated 2-1 by the German giants on Tuesday to…

  • Pogba reveals how Juventus have made him great

    Fresh from helping the Bianconeri to a fifth consecutive Serie A title this season, Paul Pogba also emphasised the importance of his early international experience

  • Serie A development key to Simeone’s success

    The characteristics of his playing style are seen in the teams that he coaches and are undoubtedly the pillars of Atletico Madrid's success

  • Five challenges facing Ranieri's Leicester City

    Having stunned world football by defying odds of 5,000-1 to win the Premier League, the challenge facing Leicester City is how to preserve their new-found status. With preparations for a first ever Champions League campaign high on the agenda, AFP Sport looks at five issues that the club's…

  • My place in football history is assured, says Ronaldo

    (Reuters) - Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is confident he will go down in history as one of the sport's best players helped by his status as the Champions League's all-time top scorer. The three-time FIFA Ballon d'Or winner has netted 93 goals in Europe's elite club competition, including…

  • Chinese big-spenders Jiangsu crash out in Asia

    Seoul (AFP) - Goals from Alex Teixeira and Jo could not save Jiangsu Suning as the Chinese big-spenders crashed out of the AFC Champions League with a 2-2 draw against Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors on Wednesday.

  • Leicester City to rescue frustrated Juventus striker

    Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri could dip into the Italian market to strengthen the Premier League champions' squad and give Simone Zaza the game time he so desperately wants

  • Ranieri says 20 years until 'next Leicester'

    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri believes that it will take up to 20 years for an unfancied team to emulate his side's achievement by winning the Premier League. Leicester defied odds of 5,000-1 to prevail ahead of the division's glamour clubs, captivating fans around the world and turning…

  • Guardiola rues another Champions League exit

    Pep Guardiola views his three-year reign at Bayern Munich as a failure after again failing to steer the Bavarians to the Champions League final. Bayern lost the semi-final first leg 1-0 in Spain, and went out on away goals despite beating Atletico 2-1 in the return match in Munich on Tuesday. …

  • Pellegrini promises City will attack Madrid

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has promised his side won't be afraid to attack Real Madrid in their bid to reach a first ever Champions League final on Wednesday. City travel to the Spanish capital with the tie finely balanced at 0-0 hoping to stop a Madrid side that has scored 18 goals…

  • Liverpool boss Klopp chases lost spark in Villarreal reunion

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has vowed that his team will rediscover their mojo in time for Thursday's Europa League semi-final second leg at home to slick Spanish opponents Villarreal. After a 1-0 first-leg defeat, Klopp saw a much-changed side beaten 3-1 by Swansea City on Sunday and goes into…

  • Atletico can win Champions League - Torres

    Fernando Torres is backing Atletico Madrid to lift the Champions League trophy in Milan after Antoine Griezmann's crucial away goal fired them into the final on May 28. Atletico reached their second Champions League final in three years, despite losing 2-1 at Bayern Munich on Tuesday in the…

  • Ranieri won't sign superstars to strengthen Leicester squad

    Claudio Ranieri is sticking with Leicester's title-winning blueprint and said the club won't be in the market for established, expensive talent to strengthen the Premier League champions. ''We don't need the superstars,'' Ranieri said Tuesday, a day after the trophy was clinched with two games to…

    The Associated Press
  • Atletico Madrid reaches Champions League final on away goals

    A goal from Antoine Griezmann sent Atletico Madrid to the Champions League final for the second time in three seasons despite a 2-1 defeat at Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Atletico, which lost to city rival Real Madrid in the 2014 final, progressed on the away goals rule with an aggregate score of 2-2…

    The Associated Press