Inter beats Dortmund 2-0 for 1st CL win this season
MILAN (AP) — In-form forward Lautaro Martinez scored a goal but also had a penalty saved as Inter Milan beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 on Wednesday to record its first victory in this season's...
Messi leads Barcelona to 2-1 win vs Slavia Prague
PRAGUE (AP) — Lionel Messi scored early and set up the winning goal as Barcelona beat Slavia Prague 2-1 for its second straight win in Group F of the Champions League on Wednesday.
Oxlade-Chamberlain scores twice as Liverpool beats Genk 4-1
GENK, Belgium (AP) — Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made the most of a rare start to score twice as Liverpool beat Genk 4-1 Genk on Wednesday, a result which ended the Reds' four-game losing streak away...
Lionel Messi and Liverpool shine in the Champions League
ROME (AP) — Lionel Messi and titleholder Liverpool were in top form in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Messi scored one goal and set up another as Barcelona beat Slavia Prague 2-1 to take...
Mertens moves ahead of Maradona in Napoli win over Salzburg
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Dries Mertens scored a brace to move ahead of Diego Maradona on Napoli's all-time scoring list in a 3-2 victory over Salzburg in the Champions League on...
Dybala scores 2 as Juventus rallies to beat Lokomotiv 2-1
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Paulo Dybala put a difficult start to the season behind him as he scored two late goals to help Juventus come from behind to beat Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1 in the Champions League...
Late Morata goal gives Atlético 1-0 win over Leverkusen
MADRID (AP) — The crowd was growing increasingly impatient as Atlético Madrid headed for yet another disappointing home draw.
The minutes passed and Diego Simeone's team struggled to create...
Genoa hires Thiago Motta as coach after firing Andreazzoli
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Genoa handed former Italy international Thiago Motta his first senior coaching job on Tuesday, as a replacement for the fired Aurelio Andreazzoli.
Serie A looking into more racist abuse after Vieira targeted
MILAN (AP) — Italian soccer authorities have opened an investigation after another player was racially abused during a Serie A match this past weekend.
Beckham’s stadium complex for Inter Miami taking shape
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Piles of steel sit at one end of the property, waiting to be lifted into place. Workers were going in all directions, some pounding nails into wood, others ready to...
Fiorentina extends its unbeaten run to 6 matches
BRESCIA, Italy (AP) — Fiorentina extended its unbeaten run to six matches with a 0-0 draw at Brescia in Serie A on Monday.
It's been quite a turnaround for the Viola after losing their...
Ronaldo not ready for retirement: ‘Age is just a number’
Cristiano Ronaldo reassured Juventus supporters and his legions of fans worldwide that at 34 he's not ready for retirement yet.
"Age is just a number. It does not mean that at 34, 35, 36 you...
Pioli already identifies problems of struggling AC Milan
ROME (AP) — Stefano Pioli has his work cut out for him at struggling AC Milan.
One match into his new job as coach and he knows things need to improve.
Real Madrid chases 1st win of season in Champions League
BERLIN (AP) — Real Madrid faces a tough test at Galatasaray as it chases its first Champions League win of the season.
Madrid is in last place in Group A after losing 3-0 at Paris...
Inter unbothered by parachutist landing in win over Sassuolo
ROME (AP) — A parachutist landing on the center of the field briefly disrupted Inter Milan's 4-3 win over Sassuolo in Serie A on Sunday.
The intrusion came just before Romelu Lukaku was set...
Racist chants aimed at Sampdoria midfielder Vieira
ROME (AP) — Sampdoria midfielder Ronaldo Vieira was subjected to racist chants by Roma fans during a Serie A soccer match on Sunday — the latest incident involving offensive behavior inside...
Ronaldo’s step-over move fools another defender
ROME (AP) — After all these years — and all those goals — Cristiano Ronaldo's trademark step-over move remains as effective as ever.
The latest victim was Bologna defender Mattia Bani, who...
Napoli ‘ultra’ fan arrested in killing of Inter supporter
MILAN (AP) — A Napoli "ultra" fan was arrested Friday and accused of killing the Inter Milan supporter who died following clashes outside the San Siro ahead of a Serie A match last...
Ranieri to the rescue: ‘I’m here to save Sampdoria’
ROME (AP) — Claudio Ranieri loves a challenge and his latest job at Sampdoria will be anything but straightforward.
The Genoa-based club sits last in Serie A, has lost six of seven matches...
Revitalized Italy on brink of record 10th straight win
MILAN (AP) — From soccer flops to the brink of making history, Italy has come a long way in the two years since its embarrassing failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
UEFA punishes Lazio for fans’ racism at Europa League game
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has punished Lazio for fans' racist behavior by closing one end of Stadio Olimpico for its Europa League game against Celtic.
Lazio may appeal against “severe punishment” for racism
ROME (AP) — Lazio says it may appeal against UEFA's "severe punishment" for the racist behavior of some of the Italian club's fans during a recent Europa League match.
Ranieri hired to replace Di Francesco at Sampdoria
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Claudio Ranieri has been hired as Sampdoria's coach after Eusebio Di Francesco left by mutual consent this week.
Sampdoria announced that Ranieri signed a contract...
Atalanta fined $11,000 for racist chanting
MILAN (AP) — Atalanta has been fined 10,000 euros ($11,000) for racist chanting by its fans, adding to the notion that Italian soccer authorities are doing little to combat...
AC Milan hires Stefano Pioli as coach, replaces Giampaolo
MILAN (AP) — Stefano Pioli is banking on three principles of coaching to help him turn things around at AC Milan.
The 53-year-old Italian, who has previously coached city rival Inter Milan,...
AC Milan fires coach Marco Giampaolo
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan has fired coach Marco Giampaolo, making his tenure in charge the shortest of any manager in club history.
Giampaolo was only hired in June as a replacement for Gennaro...
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Sampdoria parts ways with coach Di Francesco
ROME (AP) — Sampdoria has parted ways with coach Eusebio Di Francesco after losing six of its first seven Serie A matches of the season.
Mancini: Italy squad for Euro 2020 all but decided
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Italy's squad for next year's European Championship will look much the same as the one used in qualifying, coach Roberto Mancini said Monday, denting the hopes of players...
Juventus winning and entertaining by playing ‘Sarriball’
MILAN (AP) — Juventus has a new coach and a new style of play.
There might have been a feeling of déjà vu in Sunday's Derby d'Italia, which saw Juventus win 2-1 at Inter Milan: Gonzalo...
Juventus wins 2-1 to end Inter’s perfect start
MILAN (AP) — Juventus ended Inter Milan's perfect start to the season with a 2-1 win at San Siro to move top of Serie A on Sunday.
Gonzalo Higuain came off the bench and scored the winner 10...
Reina saves penalty as Milan wins 2-1 at Genoa
MILAN (AP) — Pepe Reina made up for an earlier error by saving a stoppage-time penalty as AC Milan came from behind to win 2-1 at Genoa on Saturday and snap a three-match losing streak in Serie...
Zaniolo recalled to Italy squad, 1st call for Di Lorenzo
ROME (AP) — Italy coach Roberto Mancini has recalled Roma youngster Nicolò Zaniolo to his squad for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Greece and Liechtenstein.
What to watch in Europe’s top soccer leagues this weekend
What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:
The Spanish league has an unusual fight for first place this weekend as leader Real Madrid takes on...
Arsenal cruises, United held scoreless in Europa League
Manchester United’s scoring woes were on display again as the English powerhouse labored to a 0-0 draw at AZ Alkmaar in another poor display in the Europa League on Thursday. Arsenal had no such...
Brescia-Sassuolo game postponed following Squinzi’s death
MILAN (AP) — Sassuolo’s Serie A match at Brescia scheduled for Friday has been postponed until December following the death of club owner Giorgio Squinzi.
Italian soccer authorities unveil new anti-racism measures
ROME (AP) — After weeks of silence, Italian soccer leaders are finally starting to confront the growing problem of racism inside the country’s stadiums _ although not without another insulting...
Real Madrid facing yet another goalkeeping crisis
MADRID (AP) — Thibaut Courtois was Real Madrid’s top signing after Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus last year.
Real Madrid felt its only real need at the time was to improve the goalkeeping...
Liverpool, Barcelona dig out wins in Champions League
With Liverpool throwing away a three-goal lead at Anfield and Barcelona trailing at the Nou Camp, two of the favorites for the Champions League title were in a spot of bother in their iconic...
Suárez scores 2 to give Barca 2-1 comeback win over Inter
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Luis Suárez found the best way to silence his critics at Camp Nou.
With Barcelona trailing against Inter Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday, the striker...
Dortmund tops Slavia Prague 2-0 in Champions League
PRAGUE (AP) — Defender Achraf Hakimi scored twice to give Borussia Dortmund a 2-0 win over Slavia Prague on Wednesday, the German’s team first victory in this season’s Champions League’s group...
Napoli held to 0-0 draw at Genk in Champions League
GENK, Belgium (AP) — Napoli’s troubles away from home in the Champions League were exposed again in a 0-0 draw at Genk on Wednesday.
The result extended Napoli’s winless streak away from its...
Tottenham loses 7-2 to Bayern; Real Madrid salvages CL draw
A Champions League finalist for the first time just four months ago, Tottenham is making history again in Europe's top club competition this season.
Atlético Madrid defeats Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 in CL
MOSCOW (AP) — João Félix and Thomas Partey scored second-half goals as Atlético Madrid defeated Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 Tuesday in the Champions League.
Higuain, Ronaldo help Juventus beat Leverkusen 3-0
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Gonzalo Higuain scored one goal and set up another, with Cristiano Ronaldo also getting on the scoresheet as Juventus beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 in the Champions League on...
Patrik Schick back for Czechs against England
PRAGUE (AP) — Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick has recovered from an ankle injury in time to face England in their 2020 European Championship qualifier.
Late goal sees Parma beat 10-man Torino 3-2 in Serie A
PARMA, Italy (AP) — Parma recovered from a missed penalty and a first-half deficit to beat 10-man Torino 3-2 in Serie A on Monday.
Dejan Kulusevski put Parma ahead inside just 90 seconds...
Giampaolo at risk as gap grows between AC Milan and Inter
MILAN (AP) — The differences between AC Milan and Inter Milan could not be much starker.
Inter prepared for Wednesday's Champions League match at Barcelona by winning 3-1 at Sampdoria to...
Proud papa: Balotelli scores as daughter watches in Napoli
ROME (AP) — Playing before friends and family members may be the biggest inspiration for Mario Balotelli at this point in his nomadic and controversy-filled career.