UEFA Champions League

Tottenham's manager Jose Mourinho, center, reacts as speaks with Tottenham's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg end of the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (Neil Hall/Pool via AP)
November 23, 2020 - 6:54 am
LONDON (AP) — Premier League leader Tottenham has reported annual losses of 63.9 million pounds ($85.4 million) due to the coronavirus pandemic and fans being shut out of stadiums. “We are currently in the midst of one of the most challenging times ever experienced," Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy...
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Leeds United's Rodrigo, center, celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Leeds United and Manchester City at Elland Road in Leeds, England, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. (Cath Ivill/Pool via AP)
November 21, 2020 - 10:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Back in the Premier League after a 16-year absence, Leeds is now being assisted by the sports and entertainment marketing agency founded by Jay-Z to grow the northern English club's brand and global appeal. “To watch the team on the pitch — it’s extraordinarily fun,” Michael Yormark,...
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Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates after the end of the Champions League, group D soccer match between Atalanta and Liverpool, at the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Liverpool won the game 5-0. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
November 03, 2020 - 6:36 pm
ROME (AP) — Jürgen Klopp has made no secret of his admiration for Atalanta’s all-out attacking game. Perhaps because it’s similar to the way his Liverpool squad pours forward with speed and precision, often overwhelming its opponents. In the first-ever meeting between the two teams, Klopp’s side...
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Real Madrid's Federico Valverde celebrates after Real Madrid's Casemiro scored his side's second goal during the Champions League group B soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Real Madrid at the Borussia Park in Moenchengladbach, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 27, 2020 - 7:40 pm
With one point from its opening two games, Real Madrid is facing another fight to preserve its proud record of qualifying for the knockout stage in all of its seasons in the Champions League. It could have been a whole lot worse for the record 13-time European champions on Tuesday, though. Heading...
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Manchester United's Marcus Rashford leaps over a challenge by PSG's Presnel Kimpembe during the Champions League group H soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
October 20, 2020 - 6:58 pm
Marcus Rashford sprinted toward the corner flag inside an empty Parc des Princes and slid on his knees in celebration, just like two seasons ago. Another trip to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. Another late winner for the Manchester United striker. In a heavyweight contest on the...
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Soccer supporters keep social distance guidelines prior the German Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig and FC Schalke 04 in Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
October 19, 2020 - 12:36 pm
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has brought a new dividing line to the Champions League this season. No longer is it only the super rich clubs against everyone else. There is now a split between those playing in front of fans and those playing in empty stadiums. As of Monday,...
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FC Midtjylland's Pione Sisto, second right, celebrates scoring with teammates in the 3F Superliga match FC Midtjylland against OB at the MCH Arena in Herning, Denmark, Saturday Oct. 17, 2020. FC Midtjylland has been one of the poster teams for analytics in European soccer. Now the Danish club is about to find out how its data-driven and statistical approach fares in the Champions League after qualifying for the competition’s group stage for the first time. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
October 19, 2020 - 4:59 am
They are among the poster boys for analytics in European soccer, a team that scores nearly half of its goals from set pieces and operates a “justice league” that has nothing to do with superheroes. Now, FC Midtjylland — an upstart that has already upended the Danish game in its 21-year existence —...
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Soccer player Gareth Bale gestures to fans as he arrives at the training ground of Tottenham Hotspur in London, Friday Sept. 18, 2020. Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is in London to complete his return to Tottenham. Bale left Tottenham for Madrid in 2013 for 100 million euros. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 19, 2020 - 1:56 pm
Seven years after leaving for a world-record fee to Real Madrid, Gareth Bale is back at Tottenham in a bid to reignite his career. He has brought a teammate with him, too. Tottenham confirmed the season-long loan signing of Bale on Saturday in one of the most high-profile moves of the transfer...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 file photo, Paris Saint Germain owner Nasser bin Ghanim Al-Khelaifi waves to teams fans at the end of their soccer match against Manchester United at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England. Qatari soccer and television executive Nasser al-Khelaifi will go on trial starting Sept. 14, 2020 in Switzerland in September, implicated in providing a holiday villa to a FIFA official linked to a World Cup broadcasting deal. The court has listed 10 days in September to hear the case against al-Khelaifi, former top FIFA official Jerome Valcke and another broadcasting executive who was not identified. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, file)
September 11, 2020 - 12:31 pm
GENEVA (AP) — In Switzerland’s federal criminal court on Monday, Nasser al-Khelaifi will become the first Qatari to stand trial almost six years after FIFA asked prosecutors to investigate the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests. Al-Khelaifi, the president of Champions League finalist Paris...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani holds a Leeds shirt, during an interview with the Associated Press in Lisbon, Portugal. Leeds is counting on Marcelo Bielsa leading the team in the Premier League while planning for a future without the enigmatic manager. In his second season in charge, the Argentine ended the team’s 16-year exile from the world’s richest league by gaining promotion as Championship winners before his contract expired last month. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
September 09, 2020 - 7:40 am
Andrea Radrizzani is trying to redefine what “Doing a Leeds” means. The club that became a byword for financial mismanagement and boardroom turmoil has forged a new path under Radrizzani’s ownership that — combined with Marcelo Bielsa’s coaching acumen — has taken Leeds United back into the Premier...
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