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Barcelona out of Champions League, snow extends group stage

Dec. 08, 2021 19:00 PM EST

Barcelona’s 17-year streak of advancing to the Champions League knockout rounds each season ended Wednesday with an exit from the group stage that failed to finish on time because of snow in Italy. Barcelona fell to a 3-0 loss at Bayern Munich that dumped the five-time European...

Qatari club agrees to let Xavi become Barcelona coach

Nov. 05, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Xavi Hernández, the player who personified the attacking style popularized by Barcelona and Spain's national team, is close to returning to Camp Nou as coach. Xavi's current employer, Qatari club Al-Sadd, said Friday that the former midfielder...

Column: Solskjaer, Koeman strain bonds of fans' affection

Oct. 25, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was utterly devastated, at his lowest ebb at Manchester United. Humiliated by a 5-0 loss to Liverpool, the manager still had to reach his car to leave Old Trafford. After hearing his team booed off the field two hours...