Latest UEFA Champions League News

English clubs on the march again in the Champions League

Dec. 10, 2019 6:40 PM EST

The English are on the march again in the Champions League. Liverpool and Chelsea completed a sweep of Premier League clubs into the knockout stage of the Champions League on Tuesday, a season after England had two of its representatives in the final. Liverpool, which beat Tottenham in the title match in June to...

Russia faces next wave of punishment in endless doping saga

Dec. 7, 2019 5:18 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The never-ending Russia doping saga hits another dramatic peak Monday when its Tokyo Olympics status and prospects for hosting international sports events are on the line. World Anti-Doping Agency leaders have been urged by expert advisers to take a hard line on Russian state tampering with a...

UEFA to boost Women's Champions League with new group stage

Dec. 4, 2019 12:16 PM EST

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — In a move to raise the quality, profile and value of women’s soccer, UEFA is changing the Champions League format to include a group stage. The 2021-22 edition will have a 16-team group stage with increased revenue from the sale of centralized broadcast and sponsor deals,...

Messi celebrates, Liverpool frustrated in Champions League

Nov. 27, 2019 6:24 PM EST

Another day to celebrate for Lionel Messi. Another frustrating day for Liverpool against a familiar opponent. Messi marked his 700th game for Barcelona with a goal and two assists in a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund 3-1 that sent his team into the knockout rounds of the Champions League on Wednesday. Defending...

Mourinho, ball boy inspire Spurs comeback in Champs League

Nov. 26, 2019 6:34 PM EST

Jose Mourinho is showing his old magic touch in his early days at Tottenham. The team is winning again. And its ball boys are proving to be as sharp as his players. Tottenham marked Mourinho’s first home match in charge by coming from two goals down to beat Olympiakos 4-2 and reach the Champions...

Mourinho back in Champs League, on charm offensive at Spurs

Nov. 25, 2019 8:52 AM EST

Jose Mourinho’s charm offensive has been in overdrive during his whirlwind first few days at Tottenham. He has lauded Tottenham’s training complex as being “second to none” and without comparison across Europe “at any level.” He says he has slept in the club’s...

Humble One: Mourinho says he’s emotionally stronger at Spurs

Nov. 21, 2019 4:34 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — After touting his humility and willingness to learn from past mistakes, Jose Mourinho couldn’t resist a flash of the old familiar cheekiness. Even after opening his first comments as Tottenham manager by praising his predecessor Mauricio Pochettino, Mourinho couldn’t resist a...

Pochettino fired by Tottenham after magic wears off

Nov. 19, 2019 6:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Mauricio Pochettino was widely lauded as something of a miracle worker by elevating Tottenham into English soccer’s established elite and inspiring its improbable run to a Champions League final. In his sixth season at the north London club, the magic of the Argentine coach finally...

Man City loses attempt at CAS to block UEFA investigation

Nov. 15, 2019 9:36 AM EST

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Manchester City lost its attempt Friday to block an investigation into allegations it deceived UEFA while violating rules that monitor soccer club finances. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that City’s appeal against UEFA’s handling of the investigation...

AP Source: Champions League TV rights in Britain kept by BT

Nov. 14, 2019 8:34 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The rights to broadcast Champions League games in Britain have been retained by BT Sport for another three seasons in a deal worth more than $1.5 billion, The Associated Press has learned. The telecommunications company will continue to show every game live and air highlights in the 2021-2024...