Latest UEFA Champions League News

English clubs underwhelming early in Champions League

Oct. 02, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

The Premier League has provided six of the last 10 Champions League finalists and its clubs were by far the biggest spenders in the summer transfer window, strengthening their already-deep squads and weakening some of their European rivals in the process. No wonder many were...

Klopp to 'reinvent' Liverpool amid early-season struggles

Sep. 08, 2022 06:38 AM EDT

The final whistle had just sounded on Liverpool’s biggest away loss in Europe in more than a half-century when Jurgen Klopp made his way across the field to salute his team’s away fans. Typically, Klopp’s post-match routine sees him repeatedly punch the air in front of...

Tuchel fired by Chelsea in ruthless call by US ownership

Sep. 07, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

Chelsea's new American owners are proving to be just as ruthless as the man they replaced. Thomas Tuchel was fired by the English club on Wednesday, only one month into the season and just days after Chelsea's recently installed ownership — fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner...

Mbappé, Haaland shine in Champions League, Benzema injured

Sep. 06, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland took their high-flying scoring acts into Europe as the Champions League returned on Tuesday, while last season's standout star Karim Benzema limped off with an injury after less than 30 minutes. Mbappé and Haaland both netted two goals as their...

Champions League is a group-stage sprint; marathon to final

Sep. 04, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — In this unusual season for European soccer, the World Cup in Qatar has split the Champions League into a sprint and a marathon. The group stage kicks off Tuesday and squeezes six rounds of games into eight full weeks, with the last group matches on Nov. 2. ...

Yankees, LeBron James to invest in AC Milan soccer team

Aug. 30, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball’s elite are getting involved with one of Europe’s most celebrated soccer clubs. The New York Yankees are becoming a minority investor in Italian champion AC Milan, the second soccer team the baseball power will partially own after MLS’s New York City....

Barcelona gets tough Champs League group with Bayern, Inter

Aug. 25, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

Even when it still had Lionel Messi, Barcelona took an epic 8-2 beating from Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals two years ago. And Bayern won 3-0 home and away against Barcelona in the group stage last season as the Spanish giant without Messi had its worse European...

Source: CBS extends Champions League deal for $250M a year

Aug. 19, 2022 13:00 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Champions League is staying on CBS in the United States for an additional six years with parent company Paramount paying $250 million a year to renew its prime European soccer rights through 2030, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Friday. ...

At 37, O'Reilly nets winner 4 minutes into Women's CL debut

Aug. 18, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

MURSKA SOBOTA, Slovenia (AP) — Former United States international Heather O'Reilly scored just four minutes into her Women's Champions League debut to give Irish team Shelbourne a 1-0 win over Slovenian club Pomurje on Thursday in the first round of qualifying for the group stage. ...

EPL sets high bar in European soccer, finances and glamor

Aug. 04, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The world’s richest soccer league starts a new season in England on Friday as the rest of Europe looks for ways to catch up. Off the field, the English Premier League is a commercial juggernaut with broadcasting deals worldwide fueling player transfers and wages...