• What's going on with Pep's Bayern lineup decisions?
    Pep Guardiola will leave Bayern Munich, having won three straight Bundesliga titles, but Bayern is in danger of again exiting the Champions League before the final. And the German media won't make the Spanish coach forget it if Bayern doesn't overcome the 1-0 deficit against Atletico Madrid after Wednesday's first leg.
  • Saul scores a goal for the ages
    On a team built in the image of its fiery Argentine Diego Simeone, 21-year-old Saul stands out as someone different. He scored a goal for the ages, beating four Bayern Munich defenders before slotting the ball past the great Manuel Neuer and giving Atletico a slim 1-0 edge after the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal series.
  • Man City vs. Real Madrid now a toss-up after dreary draw
    Real Madrid visited the Etihad on Tuesday for the first Champions League semifinal game in Manchester City's history. Unfortunately for viewers and fans this auspicious occasion became a snooze-worthy scoreless draw, one with many of soccer's biggest stars watching from the sidelines.
  • Riyad Mahrez, the EPL's biggest bargain -- ever
    For a league whose clubs have more money than they seemingly know what to do with, the English Premier League is a horrible underachiever.
  • Lerner's letter darkens the mood at Aston Villa
    A bleak week for Aston Villa fans somehow got worse on Friday when team owner Randy Lerner issued a statement accepting responsibility for a season of failure and humiliation.
  • Drama reaches new heights (or lows) at Marseille
    There are few clubs that produce intrigue quite like French club Olympique de Marseille, or OM for short. The only French club to win Europe's biggest trophy, the European Cup, Marseille was plunged into crisis within weeks of its victory over AC Milan in the 1993 final when it was revealed its CEO, Jean-Pierre Bernes, and three players tried to bribe a player on French rival Valenciennes.
  • Arsenal's spring of discontent
    Liverpool fans showed their discontent with the club's ticket price increases by walking out of a Premier League game in February. Liverpool did a U-turn and rescinded most of the price increases. What should we make of the action of Arsenal fans, who have returned tickets to express their disapproval with the Gunners' current form?
  • Christian Pulisic: Whirlwind 2016 for the prodigy from Pennsylvania
    Christian Pulisic's rapid ascent at one of the best clubs in the entire world has U.S. fans, and those at Borussia Dortmund, rightfully excited about the bright future of this 17-year-old American who just became the youngest player ever to score a goal in the Bundesliga who wasn't born in Germany.
  • Should Brazil fear Germany at the Olympic Games?
    This summer's Olympic men's soccer tournament holds extreme importance for host Brazil for a couple of reasons. The Olympics are the only world championship on the men's side that Brazil has never won. And it has a chance to exorcise the embarrassment from the World Cup it hosted in 2014 at which it was thumped, 7-1, by Germany in the semifinals.
  • Final Hillsborough memorial service held at Anfield
    The setting was the same, the scene could not have been more somber.
  • Liverpool magic: Shades of Istanbul
    It was only the Europa League and only the quarterfinals, but Liverpool's comeback from a three-goal deficit in the second half of its second leg against Borussia Dortmund was reminiscent of the Reds' comeback against AC Milan in the final of the 2005 Champions League in Istanbul.
  • France says 'non' to star Benzema -- no Euros
    Host France will have to play in the European Championship without its best striker. The French federation (FFF) took the extraordinary step of ruling out the return of Real Madrid star Karim Benzema, whom it suspending indefinitely in December while he faces legal proceedings related to his alleged role in a scheme to blackmail teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape.
  • De Bruyne strike sends Man City to first Champions League semifinal
    Manchester City knocked out Paris Saint-Germain in England on Tuesday, winning 1-0 and 3-2 on aggregate to reach the semifinals of the European Cup for the first time in its history, offering a devastating blow to a terrific season for PSG, and leaving one of the world's richest clubs, and its coach, facing an uncertain future.
  • Will Real Madrid's dance with the Wolves save Zidane?
    Leave it to the Barcelona press to play mischievous with Real Madrid ahead of its home leg of the UEFA Champions league quarterfinal series it trails Wolfsburg, 2-0, after the first leg. Sport reported that Zinedine Zidane, who took over as Real Madrid head coach in January, has a player revolt on his hands after his criticism of his players following the loss in Wolfsburg. Without offering any specifics, the sports daily also reported the players had it had with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, giving him a "message of disgruntlement."
  • Opinions differ on selection of Conte
    BBC Sport queried several former Chelsea players regarding the hiring of Antonio Conte as its new manager and those inquiries didn't yield a consensus.
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