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Messi scores Barcelona's 6,000th league goal

Aug. 18, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Barcelona scored its 6,000th goal in the Spanish league after another ingenious strike by Lionel Messi got its title defense off to a winning start. Messi cleverly sent his free kick underneath Alaves' wall to open the scoring in the 64th minute of Barcelona's 3-0 win at Camp Nou Stadium on...

Spanish league plan for game in US chided by players' group

Aug. 16, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

A regular-season Spanish league game is coming to the United States, possibly as early as this season, with Real Madrid or Barcelona potentially involved but unlikely to be playing each other. The league said Thursday it is planning to play a match across the Atlantic as part of a new 15-year partnership with...

Ronaldo's Juventus debut the pick of European soccer weekend

Aug. 16, 2018 3:32 PM EDT

The Italian and Spanish leagues get underway this weekend, a week after the English and French leagues started. In Germany, there are cup matches. What to watch in the leading soccer competitions in Europe this weekend: ITALY Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to make his Juventus debut in the northeastern Italian...

Atletico beats Real Madrid 4-2 after extra time in Super Cup

Aug. 15, 2018 7:02 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Atletico Madrid finally got the better of Real Madrid on the European stage, scoring twice in extra time to win 4-2 in the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday in its rival's first game without Cristiano Ronaldo. Atletico got off to a flying start with Diego Costa scoring the...

Ronaldo makes Juventus fans wait only 8 minutes for 1st goal

Aug. 12, 2018 2:05 PM EDT

VILLAR PEROSA, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo made Juventus fans wait only eight minutes before scoring his first goal for the club in a traditional pre-season friendly against the team's "B'' side on Sunday. Ronaldo finished with his usual confidence and poise after latching onto a looping pass over the...

Transfer flurry in EPL for every team apart from Tottenham

Aug. 9, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Fulham signaled its determination to stay in the Premier League by becoming the first promoted team to spend over 100 million pounds ($128 million) in the summer transfer window. In an abbreviated trading period when English top-flight clubs collectively spent more than 1.2 billion pounds,...

The Latest: Ings leaves Liverpool for home in Southampton

Aug. 9, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on transfer deadline day in the English Premier League (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Danny Ings is going home. The 26-year-old striker has joined Southampton from Liverpool on an initial loan deal with an agreement struck between the Premier League clubs for the move to become...

Klopp abandons principles to help Liverpool challenge City

Aug. 9, 2018 10:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Even before the unexpected run to the Champions League final, Liverpool was planning how to keep challenging for titles. "We can ... outspend other clubs throughout Europe," Liverpool owner John Henry said just before the loss to Real Madrid in May's final. Henry more than delivered, spending...

Community Shield: Man City show of strength, beating Chelsea

Aug. 5, 2018 2:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Despite the tight turnaround after the World Cup, Manchester City's attacking ruthlessness has not been blunted by fatigue or the English heatwave. Winning the Community Shield demonstrated that beyond any doubt on Sunday. Three weeks after the World Cup finished, the Premier League champions...

Juventus wins MLS All-Star Game on penalties after 1-1 draw

Aug. 2, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martinez posed defiantly alongside the goal while pyrotechnics went off in front of the giddy Atlanta fans. It was a familiar stance for the MLS scoring machine. In the end, the celebration belonged to Juventus. The Italian powerhouse prevailed on penalty kicks in the MLS All-Star Game...