Champions League

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  • Injured Carvajal set to miss Euro 2016

    Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal is likely to miss out on Spain's Euro 2016 campaign with the hamstring injury that forced him off in Saturday's Champions League final. Carvajal was substituted in tears early in the second half of Saturday's game against Atletico Madrid in Milan, which Real…

  • Guardiola news hurt Man City: Pellegrini

    The announcement of Pep Guardiola's appointment by Manchester City had a negative impact on the team's performances, outgoing manager Manuel Pellegrini said in an interview published on Monday. City were second in the Premier League when Pellegrini revealed on February 1 that Bayern Munich coach…

  • Ronaldo rests to show the 'jealous' who's best

    Cristiano Ronaldo will not play in Portugal's pre-European Championship friendly against England on Thursday as he rests from his third Champions League triumph but he insists those who doubt his talents are "jealous". The 31-year-old, who looked jaded in Real Madrid's win over Atletico Madrid on…

  • Friends reunited as Eriksson's SIPG end Evergrande run

    Sven-Goran Eriksson's Shanghai SIPG ended Guangzhou Evergrande's run of nine straight Chinese Super League victories to cut their lead at the top of the table. The ex-England manager, who warmly greeted old sparring partner Luiz Felipe Scolari before the game, oversaw a 1-1 draw -- Evergrande's…

  • Victorious Real get hero's welcome in Spanish capital

    Thousands of Real Madrid fans piled into the streets of the Spanish capital and filled the club's 80,000 capacity Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Sunday to welcome home their heroes after an historic 11th European Cup win. An open top bus emblazoned with the word "Campeones" (Champions) carried the…

  • Thousands welcome Madrid back home after European triumph

    Tens of thousands of fans endured the rain to greet Real Madrid players as they returned home early Sunday from their Champions League triumph, then packed the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium at night to watch them lift the trophy one more time. The celebrations lasted all day and culminated at the…

    The Associated Press
  • Portugal beats Norway 3-0 in Euro 2016 warmup match

    Two second-half goals in seven minutes from Raphael Guerreiro and Eder helped Portugal to a 3-0 win over Norway in a warmup game Sunday for the European Championship. Ricardo Quaresma put the Portuguese ahead with a spectacular dipping shot in the 13th. Missing Cristiano Ronaldo, who played in…

    The Associated Press
  • Spain beats Bosnia 3-1 in Euro 2016 warmup

    Forward Manuel ''Nolito'' Agudo scored two first-half goals to lead Spain to a 3-1 win over 10-man Bosnia in a warmup match Sunday for the European Championship. The two-time defending champion prevailed despite playing with a depleted squad and with coach Vicente del Bosque testing out several…

    The Associated Press
  • Nolito makes Spain Euros case with double

    Celta Vigo forward Nolito strengthened his case for inclusion in Spain coach Vicente del Bosque's squad for Euro 2016 with his first two international goals in a 3-1 friendly win over Bosnia and Herzegovina in Saint Gallen, Switzerland, on Sunday. Del Bosque named an experimental side with no…

  • Bayern will fight to keep Real-target Lewandowski

    Real Madrid have held talks with Poland's star striker Robert Lewandowski, his agent has confirmed, while Bayern Munich insist they will pay whatever it takes to keep him. "Real Madrid approached us a few weeks ago, we have listened to everything and informed Bayern that we have held talks,"…

  • Tens of thousands welcome Madrid back home after CL title

    Tens of thousands of fans endured rain to greet Real Madrid players as they returned home early Sunday to celebrate the Champions League title. Many waited all night after celebrating the team's win over crosstown rival Atletico Madrid in a penalty shootout on Saturday in Milan. The players…

    The Associated Press
  • 11th European crown caps rollercoaster Real season

    A season that promised so little when Zinedine Zidane took charge of a beleaguered Real Madrid less than five months ago ended beyond even the richest club in the world's wildest dreams with an 11th European Cup win in Milan. Cristiano Ronaldo struck the winning penalty in a shootout to cap a…

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  • Bale alright on the night as Ronaldo fails to shine

    Cristiano Ronaldo stole the headlines with the winning kick in a penalty shootout in the Champions League final, more than compensating for what was a quiet game by his standards. Ronaldo's decisive spot kick in the shootout gave Real Madrid a 5-3 victory on penalties over city rival Atletico…

    The Associated Press
  • Ronaldo strikes shoot-out winner as Real crowned kings of Europe

    Cristiano Ronaldo added the finishing touches as Real Madrid were crowned kings of Europe for an 11th time with a 5-3 penalties victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final. Two years after reviving Real's bid for a 10th title, captain Sergio Ramos struck the opener after just 15…

  • The biggest winner of Real Madrid's Champions League final triumph

    Rookie manager Zinedine Zidane successfully silenced his critics by leading Real Madrid to its 11th European crown.

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  • Player, assistant, head coach: Zidane wins every which way

    Already one of the greatest players in the history of football, it turns out Zinedine Zidane makes the right moves on the touchline, too. Less than five months after taking over a squad in disarray under Rafa Benitez, Zidane has brought Real Madrid back to its accustomed place atop European…

    The Associated Press
  • Zidane lavishes praise on 'team player' Ronaldo

    By Brian Homewood MILAN (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane lavished praise on Cristiano Ronaldo after the three-times world player of the year appeared to struggle through the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Ronaldo was subdued for long spells but fired home…

  • Simeone says future uncertain after painful final loss

    By Richard Martin MILAN (Reuters) - A downbeat Diego Simeone did not confirm whether he wanted to continue as Atletico Madrid coach on Saturday after suffering a second agonizing Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid in three years. Simeone, who has won every major trophy with Atletico in…