Champions League

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  • Lewandowski trains with mask ahead of Bayern's clash with Barca

    Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski trained with a protective mask and could face Barcelona in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first-leg, despite a broken cheekbone, team-mate Jerome Boateng confirmed on Monday. "He moved well and made a good impression, it looks like he's fit and…

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  • Juventus faces Real test in Champions League semifinals

    Juventus is starting to emerge as an international force once again but faces a true test in its Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid on Tuesday. The Italian club, which clinched a fourth successive domestic league title on Saturday, has come a long way in Europe since it faced Madrid in…

    The Associated Press
  • Benzema out of Real Madrid squad for Juventus clash

    Madrid (AFP) - French international striker Karim Benzema hasn't travelled with the rest of the Real Madrid squad for the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final away to Juventus on Tuesday.

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  • Juventus believe in final chances, says Morata

    Former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata believes Juventus can put their comparatively poor Champions League record behind them and squeeze past the record 10-time winners and into this year's final. Juventus host Real in Turin on Tuesday in the first leg of a semi-final that is likely to confirm,…

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  • Mourinho steels Chelsea for challenges ahead

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes his newly crowned Premier League champions will face a challenge just to secure a top-four finish next season due to the English top flight's competitiveness. Chelsea claimed their first league title since 2010 on Sunday when Eden Hazard's goal on the cusp of…

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  • Bayern falter ahead of Pep's Barca return

    After wrapping up their 25th German league title last Sunday, Bayern's costly penalty shoot-out defeat to Borussia Dortmund last Tuesday in the German Cup semi-final was followed up by a 2-0 loss at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. "We aren't going to talk ourselves into a corner, the season has been…

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  • Chelsea wins Premier League title for 1st time in 5 years

    LONDON (AP) -- Chelsea won the Premier League with three games to spare with a 1-0 victory over fellow London side Crystal Palace, while Paris Saint-Germain took a step closer to a third straight title with a 2-0 victory at Nantes in the French league.

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  • Barcelona faces Bayern, old coach Guardiola in CL semifinal

    Pep Guardiola, the former player who coached Barcelona to 14 titles including two European Cups, makes his highly anticipated return to Camp Nou on Wednesday at the helm of new club Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinals. A day earlier, titleholder Real Madrid visits Juventus in the…

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  • Ibrahimovic sparks Paris title thrust

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic, fresh from a three-match ban, sparked Paris Saint Germain's 2-0 win at Nantes in Ligue 1 on Sunday, moving them a step closer to third straight French title. The Swede had a hand in both goals, notably playing the ball between Nantes' captain Oswaldo Vizcarrondo's legs to set…

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  • Ahly make another early CAF League exit

    Johannesburg (AFP) - Record eight-time CAF Champions League title-holders Al Ahly this weekend failed to reach the group stage for the second successive season.

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  • Valencia take charge of Champions League chase

    Valencia moved three points clear of Sevilla in the fight for the fourth Champions League place in La Liga with a comfortable 3-1 win over Eibar on Sunday. Nicolas Otamendi headed the hosts in front from Jose Gaya's cross midway through the first-half. Captain Dani Parejo then made the points…

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  • Chelsea fulfills year-long plan with Premier League title

    José Mourinho recognized early what it would take for Chelsea to return to the top of English soccer, and his plan for the club paid off.

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  • Late Troare strike fires Gladbach back to third

    Guinea's Ibrahima Traore came off the bench to score Borussia Moenchengladbach's winner in their 2-1 victory at strugglers Hertha Berlin on Sunday to reclaim third place in the Bundesliga. The game had been heading for a draw after an early goal by Gladbach's Germany striker Max Kruse was…

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  • Aguero downs Spurs to lift City spirits

    Sergio Aguero lifted Manchester City's spirits as the Argentine's fine finish clinched a 1-0 win at Tottenham on the day his side's reign as Premier League champions came to an end. Manuel Pellegrini's team kicked off just half an hour after Chelsea were crowned champions with a victory over…

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  • Chelsea win title as Man City eye Champions League

    Chelsea won the Premier League title on Sunday as former champions Manchester City strengthened their bid for direct entry into next season's Champions League. Eden Hazard scored the only goal of the game as Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 1-0 in front of their own fans at Stamford Bridge to give the…

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  • Amid title joy, Mourinho concerned for dad after surgery

    Jose Mourinho's joy over winning the Premier League was tempered by concerns over his father's health. Between the victory over Leicester on Wednesday and Sunday's title-clinching win over Crystal Palace, Mourinho dashed back to Portugal as father Jose Sr. underwent unspecified surgery on his…

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  • Lewandowski to decide whether he faces Barca: Sammer

    Bayern Munich's director of sport Matthias Sammer said Sunday that only Robert Lewandowski himself will decide whether he plays against Barcelona in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final with a broken cheekbone. "It will be decided by the doctors, the player himself and whether he can play with…

    AFP