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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, centre, in action during the pre-season friendly soccer match between Barcelona and Girona at the Johan Cruyff Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

Revamped Barcelona starts new season with spotlight on Messi

Sep. 24, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi will be there when Barcelona starts its season on Sunday, just as he has been for the last two decades. His every move, however, will be scrutinized like never before. After all, never before had Messi told the club that he wanted to leave, and never before had Messi been forced...

Soccer player Gareth Bale gestures to fans as he arrives at the training ground of Tottenham Hotspur in London, Friday Sept. 18, 2020. Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is in London to complete his return to Tottenham. Bale left Tottenham for Madrid in 2013 for 100 million euros. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Bale back at 'special club' Tottenham to reignite career

Sep. 19, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

Seven years after leaving for a world-record fee to Real Madrid, Gareth Bale is back at Tottenham in a bid to reignite his career. He has brought a teammate with him, too. Tottenham confirmed the season-long loan signing of Bale on Saturday in one of the most high-profile moves of the transfer window, minutes...

Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin, top, scores his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (Alex Pantling/Pool via AP)

Mourinho woe, Ancelotti joy: Everton opens with win at Spurs

Sep. 13, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Twenty years into his managerial career, Jose Mourinho recorded an unwelcome first on Sunday: Making a losing start to a league season. “I didn’t like my team," the Tottenham manager said after Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s second-half header gave Everton a 1-0 win in the...

Spain's Ansu Fati is airborne as he attempts to control the ball during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Spain and Ukraine at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Nations League: Record-breaker Fati stars in Spain rebuild

Sep. 6, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

Its youngest-ever scorer and two goals from a captain twice his age. Spain couldn't ask for more from its rebuild. The 17-year-old Barcelona forward Ansu Fati scored in Sunday's 4-0 Nations League win over Ukraine and won a penalty for 34-year-old Sergio Ramos too as an influx of young talent blended well with...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2020 file photo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi waves as he arrives at the team hotel in Lisbon, Portugal. Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club after nearly two decades with the Spanish giants. The club has confirmed that the Argentina great has sent a note expressing his desire to leave. The announcement comes 11 days after Barcelona's humiliating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals, one of the worst in the player's career and in the club's history.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

Messi skips required coronavirus testing with Barcelona

Aug. 30, 2020 8:15 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — In another sign that Lionel Messi’s time with Barcelona is coming to an end, the player did not report for required coronavirus testing scheduled for the whole squad on Sunday. Barcelona said Messi was the only player who did not undergo the tests at the club’s training center....

Barcelona's Lionel Messi leaves the pitch after the the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Bayern won the match 8-2. (Rafael Marchante/Pool via AP)

Spanish league forced to deal with another star departing

Aug. 28, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — First it was Neymar. Then Cristiano Ronaldo. And now, very likely, it will be Lionel Messi. The Spanish league is about to see another top player leave one of its clubs, all within a four-year span. Messi’s departure would be another unwanted setback for the league, though it hopes to...

Barcelona's Lionel Messi leaves the pitch after the the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Bayern won the match 8-2. (Rafael Marchante/Pool via AP)

Where next, Messi ? Few clubs can meet his financial demands

Aug. 26, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Any club in world soccer should want Lionel Messi in its lineup. But only a select few could make a financial deal work for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner. Messi is trying to force a move after 20 years with Barcelona, which wants to hold him to a contract that runs through June 2021....

Bayern's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer lifts the trophy after Munich won the Champions League final soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020.(Matthew Childs/Pool via AP)

Longest season ends with Bayern beating PSG for 6th Euro Cup

Aug. 23, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Breaking the silence beating a drum, his Bayern Munich jersey replaced by a "Champions of Europe" T-shirt, Joshua Kimmich wanted to savor the scene of glory. Two hours after setting up the goal that secured Bayern's sixth European Cup, Kimmich emerged from the tunnel to walk back...

A giant replica of the UEFA Champions League trophy is displayed at the Rossio square downtown Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. PSG will play Bayern in the Champions League final on Sunday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

425 days later, Champions League ends with PSG-Bayern final

Aug. 22, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — After an unprecedented suspension of the competition, pandemic-enforced changes to the format and a switch of location for the final, the Champions League will conclude on Sunday — 425 days after the first game was played. Either Paris Saint-Germain will pick up the European...

Atletico Madrid's head coach Diego Simone kicks a ball during a training session at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Wednesday Aug. 12, 2020. Atletico Madrid will play Leipzig in a Champions League quarterfinals soccer match on Thursday. (Lluis Gene/Pool via AP)

Atlético catching all the breaks in Champions League

Aug. 12, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — So far so good for Atlético Madrid in the quest for its first Champions League title. Diego Simeone’s team has caught all the breaks going into the decisive final-eight tournament in Lisbon. Old foes Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo are gone. It drew Leipzig instead of...