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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...

Bayern's Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring his team's first goal from the penalty spot during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and Chelsea at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Bayern cruises past Chelsea into Champions League quarters

Aug. 8, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Robert Lewandowski scored two goals and assisted two more as Bayern Munich cruised into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 4-1 win over Chelsea on Saturday, completing an overwhelming 7-1 victory on aggregate. The coronavirus-enforced suspension of the season didn't interrupt Bayern's...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 4, 2006 filer, Italy's Andrea Pirlo celebrates his side's first goal by teammate Fabio Grosso in the extra time of the semifinal World Cup soccer match between Germany and Italy in Dortmund, Germany. World Cup winner Pirlo was named Thursday, July 30, 2020, coach of Juventus’ under-23 team, which plays in Serie C. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

Pirlo hired to replace fired Sarri at Juventus

Aug. 8, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

TURIN, Italy (AP) — World Cup winner Andrea Pirlo was named Juventus’ new coach on Saturday, hours after Maurizio Sarri was fired. Pirlo was given a two-year contract, Juventus announced. Sarri was fired after his first season in charge ended with the team’s Champions League exit. Despite...

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang holds the trophy celebrating with team mates players celebrate with the trophy after the FA Cup final soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London, England, Saturday, Aug.1, 2020. (Catherine Ivill/Pool via AP)

Arsenal to cut 55 jobs due to financial damage from pandemic

Aug. 5, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Arsenal is cutting 55 jobs due to the financial damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen fans shut out of stadiums. In a statement issued Wednesday, head of football Raul Sanllehi and managing director Vinai Venkatesham pointed to severe drops in broadcast revenue. They also...

Chelsea's Christian Pulisic is assisted from the field after getting injured during the FA Cup final soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London, England, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Adam Davy/Pool via AP)

Pulisic pain: Injury after scoring in first FA Cup final

Aug. 1, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A dream scoring start to his first FA Cup final ended in agony for Christian Pulisic. Now the American will miss the chance to help Chelsea overturn a 3-0 deficit against Bayern Munich in the Champions League last-16 next Saturday. The 21-year-old winger had to be helped off the field in...

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang holds the trophy celebrating with team mates players celebrate with the trophy after the FA Cup final soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London, England, Saturday, Aug.1, 2020. (Catherine Ivill/Pool via AP)

Aubameyang goals clinch FA Cup for Arsenal, beating Chelsea

Aug. 1, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang clinched a record-extending 14th FA Cup for Arsenal on Saturday, scoring twice in a 2-1 victory against Chelsea at an empty Wembley Stadium. Christian Pulisic had become the first American man to score in an FA Cup final but his fifth-minute opener was canceled out...

Arsenal beats Chelsea 2-1 to win FA Cup in first final to be played without supporters

Aug. 1, 2020 2:35 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal beats Chelsea 2-1 to win FA Cup in first final to be played without supporters.
FILE - This Oct. 3, 2018 file photo shows a view of the exterior of Wembley Stadium in London. Supporters will attend soccer in Britain on Friday, July 31, 2020 for the first time since the country’s coronavirus lockdown four months ago. In a pilot event for the planned widespread return of supporters, 500 will be allowed into the Irish Cup final at 18,500-capacity Windsor Park. Northern Ireland is ahead of the rest of the U.K. Over in London on Saturday, England’s FA Cup final will be played without any spectators at Wembley. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

1st FA Cup final without fans becomes campaigning platform

Jul. 31, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — There will be no walk up to the royal box. No Prince William to hand over the trophy. Either Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Chelsea counterpart César Azpilicueta will have to pick it up themselves on the pitch. Even the traditional pre-match “Abide With Me”...

FILE - In this June 27, 2020, file photo, Munich's Jerome Boateng lifts the trophy after the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern Munich in Wolfsburg, Germany. Boateng has talked to teammates about the pain of facing racist abuse. (Kai Pfaffenbach/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Boateng recounts pain of racist abuse to Bayern teammates

Jul. 29, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

For weeks Bayern Munich players had been showing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement at games when Jerome Boateng was approached by teammates for a deeper conversation. “Before our break, I talked actually to Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka about it,” Boateng recalled on a video call....

Leicester's Jamie Vardy wipes his face during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Manchester United at the King Power Stadium, in Leicester, England, Sunday, July 26, 2020. (Michael Regan/Pool via AP)

Longest season ends, pandemic issues linger for the EPL

Jul. 27, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

Once the final whistle blew on the longest English Premier League, 352 days after it began, there was a sense of relief and grief for Dean Smith. There was joy at Aston Villa avoiding relegation on the final day of the pandemic-interrupted season, and sadness for the manager who could not share the achievement...