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Messi hits 50 goals for Barca, Madrid ends season to forget

May. 19, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi scored twice to hit the 50-goal mark for the sixth time in his career on Sunday while Real Madrid put a fittingly poor ending to its worst season in recent memory after losing in the final round of the Spanish league. Messi scored his 49th and 50th goals in all...

Tottenham stuns Ajax 3-2 to reach Champions League final

May. 8, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Facing a three-goal deficit at halftime in their Champions League semifinal, Tottenham's players only had to think back 24 hours or so to find a source of inspiration. "We saw Liverpool last night — it goes to show it's not over until it is over," Tottenham fullback Danny Rose said....

'Mentality of giants': Self-belief fueling Klopp's Liverpool

May. 8, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Like the rest of the soccer world, Juergen Klopp had his doubts. Given the scenario — the big first-leg deficit, the presence of Lionel Messi on the other side, injuries to important players — the Liverpool manager just wasn't sure, deep down, that his team could...

No Madrid, no Ronaldo: Fresh feel for Champions League semis

Apr. 28, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — There's a fresh feel to the lineup for the Champions League semifinals this season, even if it contains some of the most storied teams and recognized players in Europe. This time there's no Real Madrid, the three-time defending champion and Europe's dominant team of this...

Ronaldo plays key role as Juventus wins 8th straight title

Apr. 20, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo played a key role in the winning goal and Juventus beat Fiorentina 2-1 Saturday to clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title. It's the first time in Europe's five major leagues — Italy, England, Spain, Germany and France — that a club has won eight...

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe

Apr. 18, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend: ITALY Aiming to quickly move on from its Champions League elimination, Juventus needs only a draw at home against Fiorentina on Saturday to clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title. Juventus is 17 points ahead of second-place...

Pochettino closer to collecting trophy not just plaudits

Apr. 18, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

Returning to the Tottenham dressing room, with his players embracing after the wildest of games, a roaring Mauricio Pochettino turned back to the tactics board. And pounded it with his right hand. No game plan, no master strategy could have prepared Tottenham for what unfolded over the previous couple of hours on...

Fun and exciting, Ajax back in Champions League semifinals

Apr. 17, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Ajax is a team that many soccer fans around the world just love to love, especially when they win with flair in a competition like the Champions League. And this season's Ajax team has oodles of flair. Much like the great "Total Football" squads from the early 1970s and the nearly unbeatable...

Quadruple-hunting City must raise intensity in defining week

Apr. 11, 2019 7:14 AM EDT

It has all been going so smoothly for Manchester City. Perhaps too smoothly. In winning 22 games out of 23 from Dec. 30, City was often in cruise control and came up against opponents who mostly sat back and engaged in a damage-limitation exercise. Bournemouth, playing at home, didn't have a shot in its 1-0 loss...

Sevilla, Betis say La Liga late to international marketing

Apr. 9, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sevilla's chief marketing officer maintains the Spanish league was late to recognize the value of marketing to an international audience but is now focusing on growing its audience around the world. Ramón Loarte spoke alongside Ramón Alarcón, Betis' chief business officer, at...